Music Preview: iPALPITI (23rd Annual Festival is now a Festival-at-Your-Home)

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by John Todd on July 18, 2020

in Music,Theater-Los Angeles,Virtual


Based in Los Angeles, iPalpiti Artists International is a non-profit organization formed to support, promote and develop the careers of exceptionally gifted young professional musicians, thus securing a future generation of artists who will pass on traditions of all time and carry classical music into the next century. Since its founding in 1997 as Young Artists International by the Laura and Eduard Schmieder, the orchestra, festival and musical-talent network known as iPalpiti (Italian for “heartbeats”) since 2008, has fostered the careers of almost 400 musicians from over 45 countries. “From the beginning, our mission has been to discover and support post-conservatory musicians, whose talents were destined to make them the leading classical musicians of their generation,” says the iPalpiti website. Some have called iPalpiti the “musical Peace Corps.” Here is Theodore Bikel introducing iPalpiti at Disney Hall in 2004:

Surely nothing can replace musicians’ live connection from the stage, but iPalpiti — due to COVID-19 — could not bring its 23rd Annual Festival to L.A. this month. Now, its inspired young musicians from around the globe unite in their hope of bringing beauty into your life through an internet stream of celestial sound, vital rhythm, and eternal, loving energy.

Beginning today, July 18, the festival is just a click away at iPalpiti:

Saturday, July 18
4:00 PM PST
WORLDWIDE any time after
Festival opens with cheers from around the world.
iPalpiti Orchestra | Eduard Schmieder, conductor
Audiences favorite: Carl Böhm Perpetuum Mobile
iPalpiti 2020 ZOOM & iPalpiti 2014 archival LIVE
Dmitri Shostakovich Prelude and Scherzo, Op.11

Sunday, July 19
2:00 PM PST
WORLDWIDE any time after
iPalpiti Soloists: TRIO ZADIG
LIVE FROM PARIS at Foundation Singer-Polignac
Antonin Dvořák Dumky Trio
P.I.Tchaikovsky The Seasons

Monday, July 20
8:00 PM PST
WORLDWIDE any time after
SELECT SPECIALS: iPalpiti alumni Pavel Ŝporcl violin / Svetlana Smolina piano
iPalpiti orchestra / Eduard Schmieder, conductor| Pavel Ŝporcl, soloist
Czech virtuoso plays From Homeland & virtuosi Romantics
Antonin Dvořák Mazurek, Op. 49 and Sarasate Zigeunerweisen
Antonin Dvořák Four Romantic Pieces Op. 75
And as a soloist with iPalpiti at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 2012:
C. Saint-Saens Introduction & Rondo-Capriccioso
Fritz Kreisler Devil Trills Sonata on a theme of Tartini (arr. R. Zandonai)

Tuesday, July 21
8:00 PM PST
WORLDWIDE any time after
SELECT SPECIALS: iPalpiti alumni Svetlana Smolina piano / Yury Revich violin / Jacob Shaw, cellist
Ernest Chausson Piano Trio in G minor
iPalpiti Festival 2015 Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills, CA

Wednesday, July 22
6:00 PM PST
WORLDWIDE any time after
iPalpiti Orchestra | Eduard Schmieder, conductor
Beverly Hills TV channel broadcast:
Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th
YouTube Premiere: 
Ludvig Van Beethoven String Symphony after Kreutzer Sonata
Part I of LIVE from Walt Disney Concert Hall at the 2019 festival grand-finale.TRIBUTE TO THE SOULS LOST to the COVID-19:
Bach Arioso
Live from Mozarteum in Salzburg

Friday, July 24
SELECT SPECIALS: “STROLL” through iPalpiti post-concerts through the seasons
Photos by Dana Ross, iPalpiti volunteer photographer since 1998

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