August 9 -14, 2022
Festival Amadeus is celebrating 15 seasons as Montana’s only week-long chamber and orchestra classical music festival with a beautiful makeover and new name! Don’t miss this summer’s extraordinary artists and exciting performances with internationally acclaimed soloists and the Festival Amadeus Orchestra!
Performances held at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center in downtown Whitefish.*
Festival packages are available by calling the Box Office at: 406-407-7000!
Thank you to our 2022 Festival Amadeus Business Partners
Mark your calendars!
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 Orchestra 1
Night Bird and Prague
Opening orchestra night featuring erhu virtuoso
Song Yun, new works by visiting composers Mark Armanini and Rita Ueda, plus
Mozart’s Prague Symphony
Ueda Let us not be the reason someone out there is praying for peace
Armanini Night Bird Singing for solo erhu and string orchestra
Mozart Symphony No. 38 in D “Prague”
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Chamber 1
New Music* by Andre, Armanini and Ueda for Chinese erhu, flute and harp chamber concert featuring Water Dragon Tune, an evocative setting of ancient Chinese nature poems with projections and narrator.
Armanini Water Dragon Tune
for erhu, flute, harp, narrator and projections
Thursday, August 11, 2022 Orchestra 2
Flute, Harp and the Clock
Mozart’s orchestra masterpiece Concerto for
Flute and Harp, Joseph Haydn’s tuneful Symphony No. 101 in D and and the evocative work for strings by Rita Ueda ice melting…trickling slowly…
Ueda ice melting…trickling slowly
Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major
Beth Pirrie, flute Albertina Chang, harp
Haydn Symphony No. 101 in D Major “Clock”
Thursday, August 11, 2022 Chamber 2
Saint John Paul’s II Catholic Church – 195 Coverdell Road, Bigfork, MT
Friday, August 12, 2022 Chamber 2
Whitefish Performing Arts Center – 127 Spokane Ave, Whitefish MT
Experience works for cello and piano by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy and Schumann performed by Robert DeMaine and Peter Takács, acclaimed artists of the highest musical caliber!
Beethoven Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
Debussy Sonata for Piano and Cello
Schumann Drei Fantasiestücke
Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1 in e minor, Op. 38
Saturday, August 13, 2022 Orchestra 3
Beethoven’s Piano and Schumann
The Festival Amadeus Orchestra presents Beethoven’s lyrical Piano Concerto No. 4 with pianist Peter Takács and Schumann’s final Symphony No. 4..
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 10/3 in D Major
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major
Peter Takács, piano
Schumann Symphony No. 4 in d minor
Sunday, August 14, 2022 Orchestra 4
Robert deMaine is the featured soloist in John Zoltek’s thrilling concerto Through Tamarack and Pine plus Beethoven’s fateful Symphony No. 5 in c minor. A dynamic festival finale concert!
Zoltek Through Tamarack and Pine
(concerto for cello and orchestra)
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in c minor