The 2018 iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates will celebrate Maestro Eduard Schmieder’s 70th birthday with performances of musical works that are his favorites. “Classical music is the spiritual factor which brings people together and unites them irrespective of religion and culture, appealing to sublime senses,” stated Maestro Schmieder. The LA Times has called the three-week Southern California music festival “the highlight of the summer.”
This year, 25 remarkable world-class young musicians have been selected from 22 different countries to participate, including Ecuador, Turkey, Italy, Japan, Azerbaijan, Ireland and more. The acclaimed ensemble, known as the “United Nations of classical music,” exemplifies the true spirit of iPalpiti: to touch the lives of all who hear them through their gift of music. In July, the festival comes to Encinitas for the 7th consecutive year. Over the course of nine days the musicians will prepare and present five different concerts that showcase their exceptional musical ability and virtuosity.
On Thursday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m., the iPalpiti Orchestra, conducted by Eduard Schmieder, will present a concert at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 890 Balour Drive, Encinitas CA 92024. The performance will feature Bach’s Chaconne for String Orchestra, Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra, featuring soloist Eldar Saparayev (from Kazakhstan-Switzerland), and Dvorák’s Serenade for Strings.
On July 12, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m., and July 15 at 12 p.m., seven award-winning iPalpiti soloists will perform four different concerts at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas CA 92024. Davide de Ascaniis (Italy, violin), Irakli Tsadaia (Georgia-Germany, violin), Emma Werning (Germany-USA, viola), Egor Antonenko (Russia, cello), Sam Shuhan (USA, double bass), Sara de Ascaniis (Italy, piano), and So-Mang Jeagal (Korea, piano), will perform virtuosic works by great composers for solo, duo, trio, quartet and quintet. For concert information and repertoire, visit: www.ipalpiti.org.
Tickets are $30 for the orchestra concert and $20 for each soloists concert. Purchase a four-concert Festival Pass for $75, or a five-concert Festival Pass for $105 and save. Seating is limited. Tickets are available online at: www.ipalpiti.org or www.encinitas.tix.com, or at the door. For more information, contact Jim Gilliam, City of Encinitas Arts Program Administrator, at (760) 633-2746, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.