Returning to Westmont this year, for its fifth season is The Montecito International Music Festival, in which about 140 students from around the world take part in a three-week, music-intensive program July 16—Aug. 3.
“They are among the most talented young musicians in the world, coming together to learn from today’s masters and to share the joy of chamber music with their contemporaries,” says Director Chan Ho Yun.
Performing at a Jascha Heifetz tribute concert Thursday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Porter Theatre is legendary violinist Ida Haendel. Tickets are $15 for students/seniors and $30 for general admission, sold at the door.
Premiere concert violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, performs in a master class Saturday, July 28, at 2:30 p.m. in Porter Theatre. Tickets are $10 for students/seniors and $20 general admission at the door. Meyers will also headline a performance Sunday, July 29, playing the Arensky Trio with Yi-Ju Lai and Ko Iwasaki and the Mendelssohn Octet with Sam Fischer, Rebekah Durham, Mai Ke, Bethany Pereboom, Yi Zhou, Xian Zhuo and Marek Szpakiewicz. Tickets are $15 for students/seniors and $30 general admission at the door.
A duo by the name of American Double, consisting of Violinist Philip Ficsor and pianist Constantine Finehouse, will present a master class Monday, July 30, at 2:30 p.m. in Porter Theatre. Tickets are $10 for students/seniors and $20 general admission, sold at the door. The American Double will also perform a concert Tuesday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m.