The Sembrich in Bolton Landing on Lake George, has announced Nature & Music, an all-outdoor Summer Festival set for June 13th through August 30th. Events include a variety of musical and artistic traditions, including opera, chamber music, folk music, and Shakespearean theater.
Highlights of the outdoor 2021 Summer Festival include:
The Alfred Z. Solomon Masterwork Series – This three-event series explores musical masterworks including Vaughan William’s The Lark Ascending and Dvorak’s “Song to the Moon” from Rusalka. Featured performers include violinist Kinga Augustyn, Principal and Associate Principal Horn of The Philadelphia Orchestra Jennifer Montone and Jeffrey Lang, respectively, and soprano Alexandra Nowakowski, winner of the 2018 Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition.
The Touba Family Foundation World Music Wednesday Concerts – This series explores traditional music from around the globe. Visitors can explore folk tunes from the Balkans with brass band Zlatne Uste, invigorating melodies of northern Europe with The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, and lively tunes from Russia with Moscow Nights.
A Beethoven Gala – The premiere al fresco musical experience on Lake George, guests enjoy an incredible lakeside soirée in true Viennese style. In the spirit of Beethoven’s profound love of nature, the 2021 Nature & Music series will conclude with a performance of his delightful outdoor opus, Serenade in D major, Op. 25 for flute, violin and viola presented by musicians from the Lake George Music Festival.
Music for the Great Outdoors – The Sembrich pays tribute to the tradition of summertime concerts in the park with accordion virtuoso Michael Bridge. This performance features an original arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s iconic 1812 Overture.
Rowing by Moonlight – A special presentation for Sembrich members by composer Peter M. Wyer, creator of The Wild Center’s outdoor music and nature installation The iForest.
Under the Greenwood Tree: Shakespeare in Nature – Visitors join the Adirondack Shakespeare Company for a socially distanced walking performance on The Sembrich’s lakeside grounds. Specially curated for the Sembrich landscapes and waterscapes, these musical and dramatic selections from Shakespeare’s plays speak to the beauty and magic of the natural world.
An Expanded Free Film Series – The Sembrich has expanded its series to six free films screened lakeside. Children’s Opera Outdoors – partnering with the Seagle Festival and its Young Artist Program, this event offers complimentary screenings of Jonathan Stinson’s adaptation of The Three Bears.
For more information or buy tickets, visit the Sembrich website, or contact them at (518) 644-2431 or Office@TheSembrich.org.