Lake Placid For the 95th year, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta will take to the stage for an “Inspiring” season of concerts.
Using the theme “Inspiring,” Music Director Ron Spigelman will head 18 concerts that will be held in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Jay, North Creek, and for the first time in several years, Ticonderoga.
“I’m thrilled to bring music that inspires me and highlights the way composers and performers are inspired to create,” Spigelman said. “This year the orchestra is officially beginning the climb to its centennial year in 2017.”
Six concerts will be held at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, which begins Sunday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m. with “Adirondack Health’s Magic of Mozart,” an original one-woman play written and performed by author and actress Raya Lee about Mozart’s sister who reminisces after finding his letters after his death.
The next will be held July 15, as they will perform “Mirror Imagining” at 7:30 p.m., with works described as “reflective and intertwining,” featuring guest violinist Anna Rabinova and flutist Robert Langevin.
On Saturday, June 21, the Sinfonietta will celebrate Ironman weekend with a concert titled, “Inside the Octagon,” also at 7:30 p.m., using music from Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Copland and Beethoven, with soprano Laura Enslin.
“Bending the Boundaries” will be the title of the July 29 performance at 7:30 p.m., which will include music of Villa Lobos in tribute to Bach Brazilian style, a Haydn Symphony with a surprising beginning and a false ending, and the magnificent power of Beethoven. Guest artist will be Navah Perlman. The concert will be dedicated to Dr. Philip Albright, former Sinfonietta Double bassist and librarian.
“Transfigurations” will take the stage Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m., featuring the ACE Trio performing Beethoven’s “Triple Concerto” with the Sinfonietta. Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite” and Schoenberg’s “Transfigured Night” are also programmed.