“Great Beginnings” and “Meet the Masters” Concerts Kick off Birch Creek 2012 Classical Series, June 28-30

Posted on 14. Jun, 2012 by in Concerts

There’s magic in the music on Thursday, June 28 as 2012 marks the “Great Beginnings” of Birch Creek Music Performance Center’s 37th concert season.

Conductor Brian Groner, along with the Birch Creek Symphony Orchestra, invites you to the Dutton Concert Barn at 8 pm for the season’s opening performance entitled, “Great Beginnings.

This beginning concert not only marks the opening night of summer concerts at Birch Creek, it also signifies the new beginnings of some very promising young musical careers as it will feature the Birch Creek 2011 Student Concerto winners:

  • Alessandro Tenorio-Bucci, clarinetist from La Grange, IL will perform Claude Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsodie.
  • Joshua Weinberg, flutist from St. Peter, MN will perform Francois Borne’s Fantasie Brillante sur Carmen.

“Meet the Masters” at Birch Creek on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30.

Jodie DeSalvo

Jodie DeSalvo

This year marks pianist Jodie DeSalvo‘s 17th season at Birch Creek. She is the featured piano soloist during the “Meet the Masters” concerts on Friday and Saturday, June 29 – 30. Ms. DeSalvo will be performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

“I love this piece because of its famous 18th variation,” DeSalvo explains regarding her selection of this particular piece. “The audience is very familiar with it and it’s the perfect piece for summertime in Door County!”

A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, New York, Florida-based pianist Jodie DeSalvo has been a frequent guest artist with orchestras across the U.S. and Europe and has performed at Carnegie Hall. She currently performs with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Naples, Fla.  DeSalvo gives a lecture recital series of four solo concerts annually with the Naples Philharmonic, and plays in several chamber music ensembles in the Naples area.

Asked about returning to Birch Creek this year, Ms. DeSalvo says, “It’s my favorite two weeks of the entire year.”

Visit the Website at www.BirchCreek.org for more information about the summer concerts and events, or to find out how you can become a part of the “Birch Creek Experience” as a Birch Creek Associate volunteer, an enrolled student at one of their intensive summer sessions, or a welcomed audience member.

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