LAKE PLACID - The music is about to end for the summer for the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, as their last concert of the summer season is scheduled for Sunday.
The Lake Placid Sinfonietta's six concert series at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts wraps up at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 "Cellobration,"" a concert that will celebrate the orchestras upcoming Centennial and feature internationally known cellist, Amit Peled.
It's been a successful seaon so far for the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, and the Lake Placid News caught up with sinfonietta Music Director Ron Spigelman as he discussed the concerts.
"This season the orchestra is in incredible form and we have performed many pieces for the first time," Spigelman wrote in an email to the News. "The audiences have responded overwhelmingly to our programming with a mix of standard works by Beethoven and Mozart to more obscure but incredibly colorful works by Turina, Elliott Carter, Britten, Ibert and many others."
Our guest artists have all become audience favorites, Navah Perlman returned and performed both a concert and a chamber piece to multiple curtain calls, and for the first time in a long time we had a classical guitarist Celil Refik Kaya who most recently won the prestigious JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition.
Our park concerts have mostly occurred inside at St. Agnes but the mix of pops light classics, audience participation and a raffle has kept the audience growing all season long," he said.
Peled is both a successful recording artist and solo performer. The New York Times described him as having a "glowing tone, a seductive timbre and an emotionally pointed approach to phrasing that made you want to hear him again." He has been featured on NPR's "Performance Today" as well as radio programs in France, Sweden and Israel. In Lake Placid, Peled will also perform "Prayer for Cello and Strings" from Jewish Life, by Ernest Bloch.
Other works on the evenings program include Henry Purcell's "Chaconne in G minor" and the traditional "Presto-Adagio" from Haydn's "Farewell Symphony" as the orchestra ends its 2013 summer performance season.
Tickets are $22 and can be purchased through the LPCA box office, 518-523-2512, or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.
"Next season planning is under way, and we will have some exciting repertoire and collaborations to announce soon, the theme of the season will be "Dreaming," Spigelman wrote. "It is now only three more seasons until our centennial and we are already planning for that."
Sunday's performance will also mark the start of an ambitious recording project the Lake Placid Sinfonietta is planned in celebration of its Centennial year in 2017. The project will be a four year undertaking to record pieces written or premiered in 1917, the year the Lake Placid Sinfonietta was formed, for a potential release in 2017.
"Reaching a hundredth anniversary is a momentous occasion, and producing a recording is one of many ways we intend to mark that achievement," Spigelman said in a press release.
The 2014 season will be announced soon, as well as spring in-school residency programs and a fall wine-tasting event. For more complete information on the orchestra, visit the Lake Placid Sinfonietta's website at www.LakePlacidSinfonietta.org.