2015 Schedule

Greencastle Summer Music Festival 2015 
All performances at 7:30pm in 
Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church
except as noted
(printable version)    

May 27: Summer in the City Music of Gershwin, including “Summertime” and “Rhapsody in Blue” is featured in the gala Kissinger Family Concert, featuring pianist Claude Cymerman, violinist Erica Dicker, singer Bobbie Lancaster, clarinetist Randy Salman, jazz pianist Steve Snyder, blues legend Tad Robinson, and saxophonist George Wolfe.

June 3: “Some of My Best Friends Are…” with Pianist Justin Kolb Praised by the New York Times for “engaging spiritedness and a flashy technique,” this virtuoso pianist and storyteller presents music including Liszt, Wagner, Debussy, and Copland’s “El Salon Mexico” as he regales with stories of musical friendships.  

June 10: The Silk Road Ensemble Musicians from around the world combine American, African, Arabic, Celtic, European classical, and Indian traditions in an excitingly innovative program, the faculty concert for the SilkRoad Global Musician Workshop at DePauw. Co-presented by the DePauw School of Music, this performance will take place in Kresge Auditorium in the Green Center for the Performing Arts.

June 13 (11:00 AM): For and By Kids! James Hardwick, Bobbie Lancaster, and Mike Van Rensselaer plus young Putnam County performers present an interactive 11:00 AM children’s concert in the new “Music Squared” space on Greencastle’s courthouse square.

June 17 The More Friends the Merrier ISO associate concertmaster Phil Palermo joins pianist Claude Cymerman, DePauw faculty violist Nicole Brockmann, and cellist Eric Edberg in a duet by Beethoven, a gorgeously scintillating trio by Dohnanyi, and Gabriel Fauré’s masterpiece, the thrilling Quartet for Piano and Strings in C Minor.

June 24: Antonio and the No-Hit Wonders The Vivaldi Project, featuring violinist Allison Edberg Nyquist, shares string trio music by Antonio Vivaldi and fantastic early composers you haven’t heard of yet--but will be glad you did!

July 1 TKO: Taka Knocks It Out of the Park The much-heralded Japanese pianist Taka Kigawa returns to his “midwestern home” to perform music by Bach, Stravinsky, and Ligeti,  and is joined by Eric Edberg  the tuneful and exciting cello/piano sonata by Sergei Prokoffiev.

July 8: Ludwig and the Archduke Indianapolis Symphony violinist Patrick Dalton Holmes and Chilean pianist Eugenio Urrutia are joined by cellist Eric Edberg for an all-Beethoven evening, featuring the composer’s most famous trio, the “Archduke.”

July 15: The Viennese Melting Pot: Barbara Paré, soprano and Tony Weinstein, piano Songs by Brahms, Strauss and Mahler.  Vienna was an amazing melting pot when this music was composed and performed.  This is the sound world of Klimt, Kofka, and Freud:  luscious, exquisite, idiosyncratic and decadently sensuous. This concert is sponsored by friends of the late Gail Hurst, a great friend and supporter of the Festival.

July 22: A Summer Evening in Buenos Aires: Escape from Greencastle for an evening as the Grammy-winning Argentinian pianist Fernando Otero returns by popular demand, joined by cellist Eric Edberg.
July 29: Be Our Guests! Clarinetist Gareth Guest is joined by his daughters Maia Guest (star of the Netflix series Granite Flats) and violinist Allison Edberg Nyquist, granddaughter Kullan Edberg (actress with New York’s Battalion Theater), and old friend Claude Cymerman for an evening of English poetry and music, inspired by the PBS series “Downton Abbey.”

August 5: The Turning Point A special evening with singer/songwriter, actor, and storyteller Tim Grimm, featuring music from his best-selling album “The Turning Point.”

August 12 The Breeze Bends the Grass This critically-acclaimed music theatre event features the lives of four women artists from the early 20th century.

August 19 Our American from Paris The brilliant classical and improvising pianist Jon Kamfonas, raised in Pennsylvania and now living in Paris, returns to finish off our season with classical music, improvisations, and, of course, a little Gershwin.