WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Mozart Festival presents its 27th season featuring three concert programs July 27 through Aug. 11 at the Woodstock Opera House.
The program lineup is as follows:
• July 27 and 28: San Francisco Symphony resident conductor Donato Cabrera and award-winning young pianist Vassily Primakov, touted by BBC Music Magazine as “a Mozartian to the manner born, fit to stand as a role model to a new generation,” join for a program including Bartók’s Rumanian Dances; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453; Stravinsky’s Concerto in E-flat Dumbarton Oaks; and Haydn’s Symphony No. 85 La Reine.
• Aug. 3 and 4: The festival’s principal cellist Nazar Dzhuryn and French saxophonist Daniel Gauthier, a two-time Echo Klassique Award (European Grammy) Winner, join conductor Igor Gruppman to perform Mozart’s Symphony No. 17, K. 129; Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1; Mascagni’s Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana; Ibert’s Concertino da Camera; Bizet’s Adagietto from L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1; Schulhoff’s Hot-Sonate; and Itturalde’s Pequeña Czarda.
• Aug. 10 and 11: Gruppman and violist Vensa Gruppman return, performing Mozart’s Divertimento for Strings, K. 138 (125c); Haydn’s Symphony No. 45 Farewell; and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante K. 364 (320d) for violin and viola.
The 2013 Woodstock Mozart Festival will be at 8 p.m. Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays at the Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St.
Pre-concert introductions take place one hour before each of the performances.
Tickets are $30 to $52, $25 for students, per program.
Single tickets go on sale April 1 through the Woodstock Opera House Box Office at 815-338-5300 or at woodstockoperahouse.com. For information about the festival, visit mozartfest.org.