The 2019 iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates will celebrate the 22nd year of the music festival led by Maestro Eduard Schmieder. Festival highlights include two world premiere commissions: “Harmony” by Azerbaijani composer Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (known for her collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Kronos Quartet, and Berlin Philharmonic), and “Fantasia Hungariana,” an arrangement of Brahms dances by Sergei Dreznin for Trio Zadig from France and the iPalpiti Orchestra.
The LA Times has called the multi-week music festival, “the highlight of the summer.” This year, 24 award-winning young artists from 22 countries, including Ecuador, Turkey, Italy, Japan, Azerbaijan, Serbia, Belgium, France, Armenia and Poland, will perform under the direction of Maestro Eduard Schmieder. The acclaimed ensemble of international musical soloists is often referred to as the “United Nations of Classical Music.” Mark Swed of the LA Times has said, “A world-class performance by young players with technique to burn.”
From July 10-14, the festival begins in Encinitas, presenting 4 different concerts that showcases their exceptional musical ability and virtuosity, and ends on July 20 with a finale concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
On July 10, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m., the festival’s ensemble-in-residence, the critically-acclaimed Trio Zadig, with an impressive 11 international competition prizes, and eight iPalpiti soloists, will present three different concerts at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, 92024. The concerts will feature solos, duos, trios and sextets by Schumann, Brahms, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, and will pay tribute to Leonard Bernstein 100th birthday performing music from West Side Story and Candide.
On Saturday, July 13, in a special double feature, two different concerts will take place at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 890 Balour Drive, Encinitas, 92024. At 6 p.m., soloists from the orchestra will be featured in a violin extravaganza followed by a catered reception with the artists on the lawn. At 7:30 p.m., the iPalpiti Orchestra, conducted by Eduard Schmieder, will perform Brahms’s Hungarian Dances, Mendelssohn’s String Symphony, and other works announced from the podium. For concert information and repertoire, visit: www.ipalpiti.org.
Tickets are $35 for the orchestra concert and $20 for each soloists concert. Purchase a 4 concert Festival Pass for $90 and save. Seating is limited. Tickets are available online at: www.ipalpiti.org or www.encinitas.tix.com, or at the door. For more information, contact Jim Gilliam, City of Encinitas Arts program administrator, at (760) 633-2746, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.