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Instrumental fellows will be assigned to perform on Academy Festival Orchestra programs led by renowned guest conductors. Teaching Artists determine seating assignments, which rotate throughout the summer. All violin, viola, and cello fellows participate in a seating audition in Week 1. Collaborative piano fellows may also participate in orchestra based on repertoire needs.

Note: All programming and artists are subject to change.

Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 7:30pm GRANADA THEATRE
Stéphane Denève, conductor
Sasha Cooke, mezzo soprano
Academy Festival Orchestra

Hector BERLIOZ:  Les nuits d’eté (31’)

Hector BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique (49’)


Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 7:30pm GRANADA THEATRE
Osmo Vänska, conductor
Academy Festival Orchestra

Leonard BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide (5’)
Jessie MONTGOMERY: Hymn for Everyone (West Coast Premiere) (12’)
Gustav HOLST: The Planets, Op. 32 (55’)

Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 7:30pm HAHN HALL
Anthony Parnther, conductor
Academy Chamber Orchestra

Carl Maria von WEBER: Overture from Euryanthe (8’)

Carlos SIMON: An Elegy: A Cry from the Grave (6’)
Bernard HERRMANN: Suite from Psycho (10’)
Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 9 (30’)

Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 7:30pm GRANADA THEATRE
TBD, conductor
Academy Festival Orchestra



Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 7:30pm GRANADA THEATRE
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Academy Festival Orchestra

Richard STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben (51’)
Pyotr TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliette, Overture-Fantasy (25’)

Attire must be all black with the following requirements:

Pants must be ankle length or full length (no shorts)
Skirts and dresses must be at least ankle length, tights are optional
Sleeves must fall below the elbow
Black dress shoes must be closed toed (no sneakers or sandals)
Jackets and ties are not required
If you wear a tie, it must be solid black (no patterns)
No flashy jewelry, hair accessories, or strong fragrances

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Under the direction of former New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow, the String Leadership Program offers five violinists an intensive opportunity to explore concertmaster excerpts and the fundamentals of leading a string section, as well as reviewing concert etiquette.

  • Participants in the program will meet weekly in a private masterclass, performing excerpts for one another and discussing the roles and responsibility of being a leader in an orchestra.
  • Concertmasters and principal seconds for Academy Festival Orchestra concerts will be selected from participants of the String Leadership Program.
  • Section seating rotates each concert.
  • All violin fellows are eligible to audition for the SLP upon enrollment in the Festival and prior to arrival in April.

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