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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