Brandon Gianetto from Oswego, New York and a viola student at The State University of New York – Purchase, will be part of the Rodes Farm String Quartet at the 2011 Wintergreen Summer Music Academy at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.
Each year, 40 extremely talented young musicians are selected to attend the prestigious Wintergreen Summer Music Academy. This year, they come from 18 different states in order to study with the musicians and guest artists of the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival. Many of the Academy performances are free and open to the public, including the popular “Music in Unusual Places” concerts at various locations both indoors and outside at beautiful mountain overlooks. Performance information: www.wintergreenperformingarts.org
The 2011 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy will take place from July 6-August 7. With the theme “Realms of Gold: A Mediterranean Odyssey,” the programming that Artistic and Executive Director Larry Alan Smith has chosen for the 2011 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival will highlight the fascinating and diverse cultures of the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, including Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Algeria and Morocco.