Eroica Trio and St. Petersburg String Quartet headline Summer Music Festival
One of the most sought-after chamber trios in the world, the Grammy ®-nominated Eroica Trio, will be in Eureka Springs to meet fans and music lovers at an intimate high tea at the Victorian Grand Taverne in the Grand Central Hotel at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 22. Tickets are only $20 and seating is limited.
The event is presented by the CICA Summer Music Festival, which features an amazing array of talent nightly from June 18 until July 7, and also includes two evening performances by the Eroica Trio in the city auditorium: a June 21 chamber concert and June 23 with the festival symphony.
Another Grammy-nominated and world renowned group, the St. Petersburg String Quartet received heady acclaim during their April appearance and will be back at our beautifully restored Auditorium, just a block from Cliff Cottage Inn on Main Street on June 20 and 22. There have been rumors of a “cello throwdown” between the Eroica’s Sara Sant’Ambrogio and St. Petersburg’s Leonid Shukaev! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see and hear close-up all the excitement and surprises these two world-renown groups will bring to four thrilling nights in the intimate Eureka Springs’ auditorium.
Opening the week on June 18 and 19, CICA’s Extraordinary Artist series features recitals by faculty members, Dr. Carlton McCreery, cello; Dr.Shih-Pen Chang, violin; Margaret Carey, viola; Dr. John Irish, trumpet and Dr. Tony Baker – said to be the nation’s only trombone virtuoso.
The event also includes an International Concerto Competition on June 25 with finalist’s performance on July 6. European lyric soprano, Dominika Zamara will be featured on July 3 and rising star Alexander Gilman, violinist, will solo on July 7. A July 4 extravaganza will feature everything from bluegrass artist Buddy Griffin with symphony orchestra to the Ozarks chorale and an original ballet. Nightly repertoires include the entire alphabet of composers from Bach to Brahms, Dvorak, Paganini and Schubert to Shostakovich.
For more information and a complete list of performances, visit www.cicamusicfestival.org. Season passes, good for more than $700 worth of single tickets, are only $120. Single tickets available at the door, in advance at theAud.org and at the Chamber of Commerce in Eureka Springs. Season passes available now through June 18. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.