11228 McCourtney Rd
Music in the Mountains presents
RACHMANINOFF’S 2ND SYMPHONY
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Great Lawn, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley
Gates 6:30 pm, Concert 8 pm
Tickets $30/Advance, $40/Gate
Conductor, Daniel Stewart
An epic concert featuring Rachmaninoff’s luscious 2nd Symphony under the towering pines of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The drama opens with Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture and then into a dreamlike Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss sung by the soprano, Carrie Hennessey.
About Carrie Hennessey
Known for her soaring voice and richly nuanced characters, soprano Carrie Hennessey is consistently thrilling audiences and critics in opera and concert appearances around the world.
Upcoming performances include Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder with conductor Daniel Stewart and William Walton’s Façade, as well as several appearances in recital singing Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, and “To Live and Die for Love: The Heroines of Puccini”, which will be recorded in the coming year with brand new chamber orchestrations created especially for Ms. Hennessey.
Recent engagements include her debut as soprano soloist in the Britten’s War Requiem and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 as well as debuts at the Concertgebouw in Bruges, in Ypres, Belgium and at the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Germany singing the soprano solo in the Verdi Requiem.
Ms. Hennessey continues to actively support music education through lectures, workshops and Master Classes in the communities in which she works, as well as nurturing a thriving private vocal studio in Northern CA.
About Daniel Stewart
Daniel Stewart, Conductor, Composer, and Violist, is the Music Director of the Santa Cruz Symphony, and former Assistant Conductor with The Metropolitan Opera. Mr. Stewart’s first three seasons in Santa Cruz have led to great critical acclaim, including the Peninsula Reviews’ assertion that “the Santa Cruz Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Stewart has now developed into the finest musical ensemble South of San Francisco and North of Los Angeles.
Since 2012, when Mr. Stewart was invited by James Levine to become the first conductor of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, he has conducted the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and soloists in a comprehensive range of repertoire. In 2013, he made his acclaimed Lincoln Center debut in a Metropolitan Opera produced concert of comic operas by Stravinsky, Mozart, Donizetti and Berlioz.
The recipient of the 2010 Aspen Music Festival’s James Conlon Conducting Prize, Mr. Stewart has conducted orchestras including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Hessischer Rundfunk Orchester, the Frankfurt Opern Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and the Saint-Louis Symphony. He has previously served as Cover Conductor with the Atlanta Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Company of Philadelphia, and the Saint-Louis Symphony.