wed21oct(oct 21)6:00 pmfri23(oct 23)6:00 pmFRANCESCA ANDEREGGAugmented Reality Concert

Francesca Anderegg

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Invisible Threads (solo violin) – The Augmented Reality Concert for Strings Music Festival

Premiered Wednesday, October 21 at 6:00 p.m. MDT


An augmented reality (AR) performance! Details below. Ticket includes full 43-minute concert, over 20 minutes of composer interviews and commentary, and a post-concert Q&A hosted by Strings Music Festival concert commentator Jamey Lamar. Enjoy as many times as you like until program expires (48 hours after premiere).

Hailed by The New York Times for her “rich tone” and “virtuosic panache,” violinist Francesca Anderegg delivers insightful accounts of contemporary and classical music. Through her inventive programming, active composer collaborations, and precise yet impassioned interpretations, Anderegg has earned renown as a musical explorer of the first order.

A note from Francesca about the program: At a time when the challenge of isolation is deeply felt in daily life, music helps us weave “invisible threads” of connection among composers, artists, and audiences. For this program, I’ve chosen to weave together music by contemporary and Baroque composers, each one representing a personal vision and unique subject. Gillian  Whitehead’s music draws upon the natural landscapes of her native New Zealand, and Bright Silence depicts the “sounds, silences, and ghosts” of the rocky plateau of Central Otago. Missy Mazzoli’s work Dissolve, O My Heart is a direct, personal response to the enduring power of Bach’s Chaconne. Like all modern solo violin music, the technical demands and musical textures of these pieces pay homage to Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin. I conclude my program with Bach’s majestic Partita No. 2 in D minor, with Mazzoli’s work connecting the contemporary and the Baroque.

Gillian Whitehead (b. 1941) – Bright Silence
Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969) – Sonata No. 2 for Solo Violin
Clare Glackin (b. 1993) – Four Creatures of the Middle Ages
Missy Mazzoli (b. 1980) – Dissolve, O My Heart
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) – Partita No. 2 BWV 1004 for Solo Violin

ABOUT THIS AUGMENTED REALITY CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Strings Music Festival has been working with musicians and an all-new technology platform to create augmented reality concerts you can enjoy at home. Each event will feature high-quality audio, premieres of innovative new music programs, and artist interviews by beloved Strings concert commentator Jamey Lamar. But perhaps most exciting is the opportunity to experience these concerts inside a virtual version of Strings Pavilion!

For a preview of the technology, watch this 50-second video: https://youtu.be/fFZdIuzAKgY 

For FAQs and more details, please visit StringsMusicFestival.com/virtual

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21 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 23 (Friday) 6:00 pm MDT(GMT+00:00)


Virtual Strings Pavilion



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