MANCHESTER - In a program jointly presented with the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL), Manchester Music Festival will host a pre-concert dinner and lecture in conjunction with its July 18 concert, the second in its seven-week summer series, "Panoramas." Internationally acclaimed cellist Yehuda Hanani, who will perform in the 7:30 p.m. concert titled "Beethoven and the Dawn of Romanticism," will present a lecture on the same subject at 4:30 p.m. in the concert hall of the Arkell Pavilion at Southern Vermont Arts Center. The lecture will be followed by a dinner at Café Mamie, located on the grounds of the Southern Vermont Arts Center. The evening's performance will open with Weber's Quartet for piano and strings in B Flat Major, Op.
Yehuda Hanani
Yehuda Hanani
8, with Joana Genova, violin; Ariel Rudiakov, viola; Hanani, cello; and Julio Elizalde, piano. Elizalde will also present a solo performance of Schubert's Six Moments Musicaux (Six Musical Moments), D. 780, Op. 94. Violinist Sheila Reinhold will join the string ensemble to round out the concert with Beethoven's Quintet for strings in C Major, Op. 29. Yehuda Hanani's profound interpretations bring him acclaim from throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia and his native home, Israel. Elizalde is gaining recognition for his creative insight and musical depth. Tickets for the package, which includes the lecture, dinner and concert, are $75 per person. Reservations may be made by calling Manchester Music Festival at (802) 362-1956.

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Dinner seating is limited.