Three Sinfonietta concerts upcoming

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is off and running with their Sounds of Summer 2022 concert series. Moving into the second week of their season, the ensemble will present “Dance Music,” the Sinfonietta at the Wild Center, and “Sounds of Light.”

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is a professional chamber orchestra of 20 musicians from across the country. The Sinfonietta will perform at the Paul White Memorial Shell in Lake Placid’s Mid’s Park from 7 to 8 p.m. today. The concert, “Dance Music,” will include Antonn Dvok’s “Slavonic Dance No. 8,” Georges Bizet’s “Habanera,” Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours,” and Mussorgsky’s “Dance of the Persian Slaves.” In case of rain, or temperatures below 65, the concert will be moved to the sanctuary of St. Agnes Church, located at 169 Hillcrest Ave., Lake Placid. Indoor concerts will begin at 7:15 p.m.

On Thursday, July 14, the ensemble kicks off their Adirondack Concert Series at the Wild Center, located at 45 Museum Drive in Tupper Lake. The Sinfonietta’s program begins at 6 p.m. and will include Dvk’s “Slavonic Dance No. 8,” Rogers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific Selections,” Johann Strauss II’s “Thunder and Lightning Polka” and “Blue Danube Waltz,” Mozart’s “Symphony No. 36,” and Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” General tickets are $20, Wild Center member tickets are $17, and children 14 and under can attend for free. For more program information and to purchase tickets, visit www.wildcenter.org/event/lake-placid-sinfonietta.

On Sunday, July 17, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts’ Sunday Symphony Series continues with “Sounds of Light.” For this performance, the Sinfonietta welcomes back the work of Gweneth Walker, an American composer whose music is noted for its energy, beauty, reverence, drama and humor. Written for the Lake Placid Sinfonietta in 1987 at her dairy farm in Braintree, Vermont, the widely-performed “The Light of Three Mornings: Sketches from Braintree Hill” went on to win the New England Philharmonic Composition Competition in 1989. The ensemble will also perform Schubert’s “Symphony No. 5 in Bb Major,” and guest artist Sara Davis Buechner will join on Felix Mendelssohn’s “Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor.” Both in-person and virtual tickets are available online and through the LPCA box office, 518-523-2512, open Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. and on the day of the concert, 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students 18 and under. Virtual tickets are $15. A complimentary post-concert “Meet the Artist” reception will follow the Sinfonietta’s performance.


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