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“Transfigurations” is the next of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s concert series at theLake PlacidCenterfor the Arts. Held on Sunday, August 5 at7:30 PMthis concert will feature the ACE trio performing Beethovens magnificent “Triple Concerto” with the orchestra. Tickets are available through the LPCA box office, 518.523.2512, all seating is reserved. There is no charge for students 18 and under (as available.)
In addition to the Beethoven concert the program will include Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite” and Schoenberg’s “Transfigured Night” (Verklärte Nacht). The Schoenberg is notable because the romanticism and tonality evident in this work is so unlike much of his other work.
The ACE trio includes Cristine Coyiuto, piano, Michael Emery, violin and Ann Alton cello. The ensemble made their debut this year in a widely acclaimed tour of thePhilippines, performing a wide range of repertoire including the concerto to be performed at this concert. Pianist Cristine Coyiuto is currently one of thePhilippines’ most outstanding and admired pianists. She has been a soloist with the Philippine Philharmonic, and the Manila Chamber Orchestra and internationally with the Vancouver Symphony and the Singapore Symphony. Rosalinda Orosa of The PhilippineSTARdescribed her “ flawless technique, sparkling, lightning swift swirls of sound, and arresting phrases”and named her “the pianists’ pianist.”
Violinist Michael Emery was hailed by the late Henryk Szeryng as “a joy to hear.” He currently divides his musical career between performanceSkidmoreCollegewhere he is on faculty as Artist-in-Residence. He is concertmaster and frequent soloist with the Santa Monica Symphony, and performs in the same capacity with theGlens Falls,Schenectady, Catskill and Utica Symphonies in Upstate New York, and is also the artistic director of the Bethesda Music Concert Series inSaratoga Springs.
Cellist Ann Alton is been the principal cellist of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, an award winning performer and chamber musician and on the faculties of Skidmore College and the Juilliard School pre-college division. Recognized as an “outstanding artist …with impressive technique and ideal phrasing” by the Albany Times Union, cellist Ann Alton has also been praised for her “great poetic beauty and emotional intensity “. High Performance Review called Alton an “exquisite performer”. As a member of Tritonis (a trio with guitarist Joel Brown and flutist Kristin Bacchiocchi), Alton has been active in commissioning and presenting new music by noted composers.
For more complete information on the orchestra, the musicians, and programs please visit the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s website at www.LakePlacidSinfonietta.org of call the Lake Placid Sinfonietta office at 518-523-2051.