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FEB 6 at 7:30PM

OPENING NIGHT GALA

Beckwith Hall at UNCW

The season’s Opening Night Gala concert will feature such internationally celebrated performers and educators as Dr. Barry Salwen, Professor of Piano at UNCW; Aza Sydykov, Artistic Director of the Wilmington Music Festival and alumnus of Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory; and Jonathan Levin, Artistic Director of the Clayton Piano Festival in the Research Triangle and soprano Nikoleta Rallis.

 

This distinguished roster of performers will be joined by a member of the Festival’s Emerging Artists roster, French harpist Sonia Bize. 

FEB 7 at 7:30PM

OPERA GALA

Beckwith Hall at UNCW

The WMF’s Opera Gala stars Argentinian baritone, Gustavo Feulien and  Wilmington’s operatic dream-team, soprano Nikoleta Rallis and her father, Michael Rallis, aka the Carolina Caruso. The singers will offer a wide-ranging selection of favorites. 

 

They will share the stage with two members of the Festival’s Emerging Artists roster, American cellist Sam DeCaprio and French harpist Sonia Bize and pianists Barry Salwen, Aza Sydykov and Jonathan Levin. 

With its Winter Season 2020 Wilmington Music Festival continues to pursue its mission of promoting musical excellence and cultural diversity in its home community with innovative and high-quality performances and first-class music instruction by world-renowned artists. 

FEB 8 at 7:30PM

EMERGING ARTISTS RECITAL

Beckwith Hall at UNCW

The Wilmington Music Festival proudly presents the winners of its Emerging Artists Worldwide Auditions. This second concert of the Festival’s winter season - the Emerging Artists Recital, will feature American soprano Elizabeth Baldwin along with cellist, Samuel DeCaprio and harpist, Sonia Bize.

 

These three artists were selected from over 100 candidates representing twenty-three countries, including Canada, Brazil, Mexico, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, New Zealand, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Poland, Hungary, Haiti, South Korea, Japan, Nigeria, Great Britain, Cyprus and the United States. Mr. Sydykov will serve as accompanist for the evening’s event. 

FEB 9 at 7:30PM

PIANO FIREWORKS

Beckwith Hall at UNCW

The closing concert of Festival’s Winter Season will present a glorious burst of Piano Fireworks. This dazzling display of keyboard magic will combine the skills and talents of five piano wizards – Professors Dokovska, Valjarevic, and Salwen along with Mr. Sydykov and Mr. Levin. 

 

The program will include solo works as well as music for two and four pianists. (The Festival makes no guarantee that the pianos will survive an evening of such keyboard dynamite!)

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2020 FESTIVAL PROGRAMS

 

FEB 6 at 7:30PM

OPENING NIGHT GALA

Beckwith Hall at UNCW

 

Sonia Bize Harp

Jonathan Levin Piano

Nikoleta Rallis Soprano

Barry Salwen Piano 

Aza Sydykov Piano

 

Georg Friedrich Handel

Concerto in B Flat Major, Op. 4, No. 6: 1st Movement: Allegro Moderato

 

Johannes Brahms

Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118, No. 5,  Romanze in F Major

 

William Bolcom

Graceful ghost rag 

 

Maurice Fauré

Impromptu in D Flat Major, Op. 86

 

Antonin Dvorak

Song to the moon from Rusalka

 

Pyotr Tchaikovsky arr. by Pletnev

The Nutcracker Suite

Tempo di marcia viva

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy: Andante ma non troppo

Tarantella

Intermezzo

Trepak (Russian Dance): Molto vivace

Tea (Chinese dance): Allegro moderato

Andante maestoso

 

Franz Liszt

Rhapsodie Espangole, S. 254

 

Claude Debussy

The Girl with the flaxen hair

 

Jean-Philippe Rameau

L'Egyptienne

 

P. Tchaikovsky arr. by Walter Khüne

Fantasie on Themes from Eugene Onegin

 

Jerome Kern arranged by Jonathan Levin

“Can’t help lovin’ dat man” from Show Boat

 

George Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue 

FEB 7 at 7:30PM

OPERA GALA

Beckwith Hall at UNCW

 

Sonia Bize Harp

Sam DeCaprio Cello

Gustavo Feulien Baritone

Michael Rallis Tenor

Nikoleta Rallis Soprano

Barry Salwen Piano 

Aza Sydykov Piano

 

Giuseppe Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera

Aria: Alzati...Eri tu

 

Gabriel Fauré

Apres un Reve

 

Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata

Act II 

Scena e Duetto - Pura siccome un angelo

Scena - Ah no, severo scritto mi lasciava

 

Act IV

Aria- Addio del passato 

 

Duet- Parigi o cara

Ennio Morricone

Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission

 

Giacomo Puccini: Tosca

Act IAria- Recondita armonia

 

Aria- Va!  Tosca (Te Deum)

 

Act III

Aria- E Lucevan le Stelle

 

Camille Saint-Saëns

The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals

 

Ruggiero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci

Act I

Scene II: Stridono lassu

 

Scene III: Silvio! A quest/ ora…

Scene IV: Vesti la Giubba

 

Georges Bizet: Carmen

Act I

Aria: Votre Toast

FEB 8 at 7:30PM

EMERGING ARTISTS RECITAL

Beckwith Hall at UNCW

Elizabeth Baldwin Soprano

Sonia Bize Harp

Sam DeCaprio Cello

Barry Salwen Piano

Aza Sydykov Piano

 

Vincenzo Bellini

Il fervido desiderio from 3 Ariette

 

Giacomo Puccini

Vissi d’Arte from Tosca

 

Elias Parish-Alvars

Introduction and Variations on arias from Bellini's Norma

 

Henri Duparc

Chanson triste

 

Jules Massenet

Il est doux, il est bon from Herodiade

 

Henriette Renié

Pièce Symphonique

 

Johannes Brahms

Unbewegte laue Luft

 

Richard Wagner

Dich, teure Halle from Tannhäuser

 

Claude Debussy

Préludes, Livre II: Bruyères

 

John Duke

I can’t be talkin of love

 

André Previn

I want magic from A Streetcar Named Desire

 

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, Op. 19

Lento - Allegro moderato

Allegro scherzando

Andante

Allegro mosso 

FEB 9 at 7:30PM

PIANO FIREWORKS

Beckwith Hall at UNCW

 

Pavlina Dokovska Piano

Jonathan Levin Piano

Barry Salwen Piano 

Aza Sydykov Piano

Brent Trubia, Piano

Vladimir Valjarevic Piano

 

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Valse for piano six hands

 

W.A. Mozart

Sonata for two pianos in D major, K. 448,

First movement - Allegro con spirito

 

F. Schubert

Impromptu in E flat major, op. 90

 

F. Chopin

Waltz in A flat major, op. 34, No. 1

 

F. Liszt

Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514

 

Khachaturyan/Maesvky

The Masquerade Suite: Waltz

 

Dinicu/Vladigerov

“Hora Staccato” for two pianos

 

W.A. Mozart

Sonata for piano 4 hands in B flat major, K. 358

 

Claude Debussy

"Masques"

 

C. Debussy

"Fireworks"

 

J. Strauss

Overture from "Die Fledermaus" for four hands

 

Scott Joplin

Bethena - A Concert Waltz

 

Manuel Ponce

"Balada Mexicana"

 

J. Levin

“Village Scene”

 

S. Rachmaninoff

Suite No. 1 in G minor, Op. 5  “Russian Easter” for two pianos

 

A. Lavignac

Galop-Marche

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