Festival Amadeus

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

Cultural Crossings

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

Due Virtuosi

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

Festival Finale

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



John Zoltek, Founder, Artistic Director and Conductor of Festival Amadeus