This summer The Sembrich in Bolton Landing, NY, will be hosting a unique Reimagining the Classics, from the classics to the rhapsodies.
Artistic Director Richard Wargo spoke about how delighted he is to present the festival.
Reimagining the Classics will explore all manner of reinvention and present a variety of refreshing new takes on classical favorites. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to reimagine many aspects of life, including the way we present and experience music. This summer’s festival will incorporate the best of those bold reinventions, including the introduction of our new outdoor Promenade Series.
The festival will explore reinvention, from arrangements and transcriptions of classics to rhapsodies and variations of popular composers.
There are many highlights of the festival.
Reimagining The Classics: Breaking Operatic Traditions – Michael Capasso, New York City Opera General Director, shares his insights on favorite works by Verdi and Puccini, and explores many productions and performance practices from the past 150 years.
Promenade Series – New in 2022 – This is a new outdoor series, modeled after the famous proms of London, and features a lot of musical styles, like classical and jazz. Comedians will also be featured here as well.
The Sembrich Film Series – This year’s films focus on reinvention and adaptations of the popular musicals Dear Evan Hansen (2021), West Side Story (2021), and In the
Heights (2021). Several films, including Dracula (1931) will have live musical scores.
Masterwork Series – Performances for this series will be held in The Sembrich studio, with evening performances of monumental classical works.
These, and more, will be happening at The Sembrich this summer, and tickets can be found here.