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Opening Night Reception & Performance

Celebrate the start of the 2015 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and be among the first to sign up for the 2015-16 WPA à la Carte* parties and activities! As always, black tie optional and golf attire perfectly acceptable.

Featuring our Wintergreen Festival Artists, this “Surprise Birthday Party” concert will celebrate the two decades of music that WPA has brought to the heart of Virginia. The Wintergreen Festival Artists and a few special guests will recreate some of the most memorable performances of the past 20 years. Read more here.

1915 English magazine illustration of a woman riding a Champagne cork

1915 English magazine illustration of a woman riding a Champagne cork

Skyline Pavilion (map)

$75, includes Opening Night Performance
Reception at 6:00PM, Performance at 7:30PM



Part 1 – 1995 to 2005

Star Spangled Banner     
arr. Larry Alan Smith (b. 1955)
Andrea Schultz, Violin

Air for Solo Flute    
Toru Takemitsu   (1930-1996)
Lance Suzuki, Flute

“Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific    
Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
George McKinney, Baritone – Arnold Popkin, Piano

Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Goochland Rag John Bullard (b. 1959)
John Bullard, Banjo

Sonata for Violin Op. 27 No. 2, Mov’t 1: “Obsession”    
Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
Elizabeth Vonderheide, Violin

Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio    
Claude Bolling    (b. 1930)
Baroque and Blue
Julee Hickcox, Flute – Al Wojtera, Drums – R. Wayne Gallops, Piano – John Preston Smith, IV, Bass


Part 2 – 2005 to 2015 (and beyond!)

Michael White (b. 1931)
Aaron Hill, Oboe - Steve Larson, Viola – Winston Choi, Piano

Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010    
Johann Sebastian Bach     
Wesley Baldwin, Cello

Octet for Strings in B-flat Major    
Max Bruch (1838-1920)
Ross Monroe Winter, Sharan Leventhal, Zach Matteson, Nick Montopoli, Violin
Ralph Fielding and Karl Mitze, Viola
Geoffrey Manyin, Cello
Dee Moses, Bass

Prelude in G-sharp Minor    
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Arnold Popkin, Piano

Opening night was sponsored by Nanci & John Taylor, Barbara & Hank Gibb, Gail & Jim Tatum and Margaret Adam