There's nothing staid or stick-in-the-mud about classical music in Capoccioni's capable hands. As founder and artistic director of the
The ninth season's theme pays homage to the film "Back to the Future," which turns 30 in 2015. "I thought about the idea related to how composers build on tradition and how their music influences those who come after. Composers look back and channel voices of those who influence their creative process, borrowing themes or creating variations or reworking some piece in the classical canon," Cappoccioni explains.
The festival begins with a free After-Work recital concert on Thursday at 220East in downtown Waterloo. Another After-Work concert is set for
Saturday's first festival concert takes place at the Brown Derby, featuring
The final concert links Bach and the Beatles in "Bach to the Future" on
Performers will be joined by
"This is what the festival can offer that many concerts can't -- total immersion in a theme. Every once in a while, I run into someone who wants to talk about the memorable music experience that took place for them at a concert or they want to talk about a piece, and that makes me smile," Cappocioni says.
"We appreciate the people who come and support us. We have 100 to 120 at each concert, but I want to bring more people into the family. Once someone comes to a concert, they usually become ticket holders every summer."
In nine seasons, Capoccioni has built a cadre of great musicians and continues to mix in new blood with long-time members who have an
Familiar faces such as violist
Other musicians are
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