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Heartland Festival Orchestra – Blue Sky 5/15/2021

Sat, May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Our Season Finale takes its title in tribute to guest artist, violin soloist Tessa Lark.  Tessa’s world premiere performance and recording of “Sky”, Michael Torke’s bluegrass-inspired violin concerto, won widespread acclaim and a Grammy nomination in 2019. A budding superstar in the classical realm, Tessa is also a highly acclaimed fiddler in the tradition of her native Kentucky.  You’ll hear her in both realms, performing both Sky and Vaughan Williams’ poetic and mesmerizing Lark Ascending, for violin solo and orchestra.  The evening, including two Illinois premieres, will be an exhilarating ride, ranging from pure poetry to musical fireworks.


Ottorino Respighi                      The Birds
Ralph Vaughan Williams           The Lark Ascending, for Solo Violin and Orchestra
Marjan Mozetich                       Postcards from the Sky
Michael Torke                          Sky, for Solo Violin and Orchestra

Soloist: Tessa Lark, violin

Concert Benefits the Dream Center of Peoria

Individual Tickets: Call (309) 339-3943 to reserve seats

Single concert tickets: (Only 100 will be admitted): $95
Single dress rehearsal (Saturday at 2:00pm): $75
Live Streaming (7:30pm – Only viewable at concert time): $20

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Five Points Washington’s Caterpillar Performing Arts Center
360 N. Wilmor Rd,
Washington, IL 61571 United States
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