Griffin, Primakov to be featured at Manchester Music Festival

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MANCHESTER — Performers including horn soloist David Griffin and pianist Vassily Primakov are scheduled to appear when the Manchester Music Festival presents a program of Schubert, Beethoven, Messiaen, Strauss, and Brahms at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 13 at Southern Vermont Arts Center's Arkell Pavilion.

Andr s C rdenes (violin) and Yehuda Hanani (cello) will also appear with director Adam Neiman, who will welcomes guests at 7:30 p.m. for a talk exploring the socio-historical context of the works of the evening and what the composers were setting out to do. This lecture in the SVAC Yester House is free and open to public.

Unique this week is the opportunity to hear a solo horn piece. Griffin, of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, will be performing Messiaen's Appel interstellaire for Solo Horn, from Des canyons aux toiles.

Primakov himself has not performed with a horn in a chamber music setting before, and he, along with C rdenes, will join Griffin for Brahms Trio in E-flat Major for Horn, Violin, & Piano, Op. 40 to close out the evening.

Primakov is a returning favorite for Manchester Music Festival. He is this week's featured artist at MMF's free Pre-Concert Recital. Known for his performances and recordings of Chopin, American Record Guide has stated, "In Chopin, no one currently playing sounds as good as this! This is a great Chopin pianist."

At the pre-concert recital events, the public is welcome to attend a short performance and up-close Q&A with musicians from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. on festival evenings in SVAC's Arkell Pavilion.

Tickets to the July 13th festival concert are $35 for adults. Also join MMF on Sunday afternoon July 16th at 2 p.m. to celebrate top-tier next generation talent as part of the Young Artists Program concerts at SVAC — tickets $10. All tickets can be purchased online at mmfvt.org, by calling 802-362-1956, and at the Southern Vermont Arts Center Arkell Pavilion box office.

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