July 27  |  11:00AM

Festival Premieres: Pied Piper Fantasy featuring Maxim Rubtsov

American composer John Corigliano will be here when the formidable Russian flutist Maxim Rubtsov premieres a new arrangement of Corigliano’s Pied Piper Fantasy with members of the Russian National Orchestra. This beguiling 1993 concerto is based partly on Robert Browning’s classic tale, “The Pied Piper of Hamelin.”

Corigliano says of Maxim Rubtsov, “He’s the perfect Pied Piper. With his movie star looks and charisma, and his magnificent playing and acting of the part, the legendary piper becomes alive for all to see.” This new arrangement is by the versatile composer and conductor Andrey Rubtsov. Corigliano’s lyrical and evocative “Snapshot, circa 1909” for string quartet rounds out today’s program.

Performers

Maxim Rubtsov
Maxim Rubtsov

Internationally acclaimed flutist Maxim Rubtsov has been called “miraculous,” “superb,” “absolutely impeccable” and “one of the best flutists of the Modern Age.”  Flute Talk magazine wrote that he is “an amazing performer who commands the audience’s attention from the moment he walks on stage.”  He is also one of Russia’s best musical ambassadors.

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Andrey Rubtsov
Andrey Rubtsov

Conductor and composer Andrey Rubtsov graduated with top honors from the Royal Academy of Music. He has since served as an assistant to Donald Runnicles at the BBC Scottish Symphony and Leverhulme Conducting Fellow at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. His works have been performed in more than sixty countries.

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John Corigliano
John Corigliano

Winner of an Oscar for Best Original Music Score for The Red Violin and multiple Grammy Awards, John Corigliano continues to add to one of the richest, most unusual, and most widely celebrated bodies of work that any composer has created over the past forty years.

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Venue

Napa Valley Opera House

Part of the Napa community for more than 130 years, the Napa Valley Opera House has evolved as its community has changed, transitioning in 2016 with a new First Floor tenant—the world famous jazz and supper club, Blue Note Napa. The Second Floor of the Napa Valley Opera House, is the beautifully restored JaM Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Theatre which hosts an array of concerts, community events, and private functions. 

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