CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif., Jan. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carmel Bach Festival, a world-class festival of music and ideas celebrating the works, inspiration, and ongoing influence of J.S. Bach, will present "An Evening with Edwin Huizinga" on February 12. Huizinga, a veteran Carmel Bach Festival violinist who is an expert in baroque and modern techniques, will be joined by pianist Ian Scarfe and guitarist William Coulter to perform a range of classical, Celtic and contemporary pieces music from Bach, Brahms, Ravel, John Adams, and more.
The concert takes place at 5:30 p.m. at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church located at 28005 Robinson Canyon Road in Carmel. Tickets are currently on sale at www.bachfestival.org or (831) 624-1521 and cost $20 for adults, and $10 for students and active and retired members of the military.
"All of the music that we'll be doing is incredibly versatile and for all ages and ears," said Huizinga. "This is going to be a big, beautiful concert with early music, Celtic music, some romantic music, and even some fiddling. The Carmel audience always feels like family, and it is a warm and loving environment."
The whole community is invited to attend the winter concert, and share the musical experience of a Festival event in advance of the 78th annual season taking place July 18 through August 1, 2015.
"We feature so many outstanding musicians each summer, but this is a unique opportunity for the Peninsula audience to enjoy one of our Festival talents in a solo performance," said Debbie Chinn, Executive Director of the Carmel Bach Festival. "This will be a wonderful evening that will take the community on a journey through four hundred years of music in a new setting for us."
Canadian-born violinist Huizinga is known as one of North America's most versatile violinists, and he is traveling throughout Canada and the United States throughout the coming year. He has recently started a new chamber music series with Keith Hamm called Stereo Live, featuring an eclectic blend of classical and indie rock music, and will be recording his fourth album with New York City-based baroque band Acronym.
This will be Huizinga's seventh year performing with the internationally acclaimed baroque ensemble Tafelmusik, and he will also be traveling to Europe with chamber orchestra The Knights, who are touring with legendary opera singer Dawn Upshaw. Additionally, this summer marks a decade of Huizinga's performances as a member of the Carmel Bach Festival. He will also be returning for the third summer in a row as Artistic Director of the Big Sur Land Trust's music camp for kids.
For more information about the February 12 concert and the upcoming 78th Carmel Bach Festival season, please visit www.bachfestival.org. Tickets to the 2015 season go on sale to the general public on March 1.
For more information about violinist Huizinga, please visit www.edwinhuizinga.com.
About Carmel Bach Festival
The Carmel Bach Festival celebrates the works, inspiration, and ongoing influence of J.S. Bach worldwide by immersing audiences in a festival experience integrating music, education and ideas, and by meaningful community engagement throughout the year. The world-class festival of music and ideas provides fresh musical contexts that spark the imagination, stimulate the mind and enrich people's lives in multi-faceted ways. Paul Goodwin is now in his fifth season as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, and is known for his background as a professional oboist, Grammy nominee, and winner of the prestigious Handel Prize. Dene Denny and Hazel Watrous founded the Carmel Bach Festival in 1935 on the premise that Carmel-by-the-Sea should become the epicenter of world-class music, art and cultural expression. The 78th annual season will take place July 18 through August 1, 2015. For more information regarding Carmel Bach Festival events: http://www.bachfestival.org
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