Winner of the Cape Symphony’s International Violin Competition Stars in “Mozartiana”
HYANNIS, MA—August 24, 2022
The Cape Symphony’s 2022/23 season opens on September 17 and 18, 2022 with Mozartiana, featuring classics by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and starring a talented young woman who triumphed over an international field of entrants.
Clarissa Bevilacqua won the 2019 Cape Symphony International Violin Competition, in which Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak sought a new artist to perform with the orchestra in May 2020. Clarissa is a violin prodigy, debuting at the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago in front of ten thousand people when she was nine years old. She received her Bachelor of Music summa cum laude at age sixteen, and in 2021, she completed her Master of Music degree in violin performance at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.
“Our original schedule for the competition winner’s performance was put on hold by the pandemic,” explained Pak. “We’re thrilled to have Clarissa join us to perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 as part of our grand season opener; she was by far the most impressive entrant and her talent will astonish the audience.”
For the first time, the Cape Symphony will perform the charming “Mozartiana: Theme and Variations (Based upon Piano Variations by Mozart on a Theme by Gluck)” by Tchaikovsky.
In the second half of the program, the Symphony presents Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, the Romantic era composer’s most accessible and well-known. Tchaikovsky’s work became increasingly personal and intense at this time in his career, full of emotions and colors expressed by the instruments. The Fourth Symphony can be interpreted as Tchaikovsky’s own journey of triumphing over adversity.
“The Tchaikovsky Fourth is a terrific challenge for the orchestra, which they love, as do I,” said Pak. “As musicians, we’re inspired by composers who poured their passions into their work; we have to perform just as passionately.”
Ellen Cliggott, Public Relations & Marketing Writer
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