August 12, 2014
Met contract negotiations are still up in the air, bringing us to question what orchestra musicians will do in the fall and beyond. Meanwhile, a dozen of them are across the country, in Nevada's Incline Village. Tahoe's SummerFest features Met, New York, Philadelphia and other East Coast orchestra noteworthies, including:
Erik Ralske, principal French horn of the Metropolitan Opera, Désirée Elsevier, Daniel Khalikov, Jeehae Lee, Samuel Magill, Jeremy McCoy, Milan Milisavljevic, Yurika Mok, Catherine Sim, Shirien Taylor-Donahue, Kingsley Wood, Nathan Hughes, Sarah Lewis, Javier Gándara, Billy Hunter, and David Krauss. For a full roster of the festival's musicians, see the website.
On August 15, San Francisco Symphony's Peter Wyrick is soloist in the Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1; Cleveland Orchestra clarinetist Daniel Gilbert and Los Angeles Philharmormonic principal bassonist Whitney Crockett are featured in the Richard Strauss Duett Concertino.
Festival Artistic Director Joel Revzen also conducts the Elgar Serenade for Strings and Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin on the same program.