‘Fiddlefest’ Brings Curtis Institute Violinists to Saint James Place

Ida Kavafian

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – “Fiddlefest,” showcasing the Curtis Institute of Music’s violin students, takes place at Saint James Place on Friday, April 14 at 7pm. The program, designed by internationally acclaimed violinist Ida Kavafian, showcases classic works as well as virtuosic showpieces, and features a broad range of styles, from the Baroque master Telemann to modern icons Toru Takemitsu and Luciano Berio. Also included is the folk charm of Bartok, the zest of Prokofiev, and a set of variations by Dancla on the well-known and loved “Twinkle, Twinkle.”

Musicians include Abigail Fayette, Brandon Garbot, Jenny Jin, Haram Kim, Shannon Lee, Christine Lim, Adé Williams, and Ida Kavafian.

The versatile Ida Kavafian is an artist-member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and former violinist of the Beaux Arts Trio. Born in Istanbul of Armenian parentage, Ms. Kavafian is a graduate of the Juilliard School.

Fiddlefest violinists

Curtis students are extraordinary young musicians who, upon graduation, make up the front rank of soloists, composers, and conductors holding principal chairs in every major American orchestra.

The newly renovated Saint James Place is located on Main Street in Great Barrington.  The cultural center opened earlier this year after extensive restoration that included the addition of first-class amenities and production capabilities.

Tickets for the performance are $20 for adults and $15 for students. To purchase tickets visit Saint James Place or the Mahaiwe Box Office on Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.






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