Greetings from Roanoke Island Festival Park on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the site of the eighth annual illuminations festival. We’re giving 66 performances in the next 40 days — solo recitals, chamber music, percussion ensemble, brass ensemble, jazz, orchestra, Shakespeare, ballet, contemporary dance and film. Most performances are taking place in the outdoor theater at Festival Park, but some of the more intimate ones will take place in the park’s Art Gallery and in the Elizabethan Gardens.
This afternoon we had music by Brouwer, Pernambuco, Mertz, Andres, Bach and Stravinsky.
Art galleries encourage focused listening; blindfolds are optional
Denis Plutalov performs Agosti’s arrangement of Stravinsky’s “Firebird”