Guest Artists

Time for Three

Time for Three

Trio, July 29

Back by popular demand, the world’s first classically-trained garage band, Time for Three, performs music from Bach and Brahms to their own arrangements of The Beatles, Katy Perry, Kanye West and Justin Timberlake.

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Joshua Radin

Vocalist, July 29

Songwriter/performer Joshua Radin has earned a loyal following for his wistful meditations and hit songs. His track “I’d Rather Be With You” topped the iTunes album chart and hit the top 10 in ten different countries.

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Sydney Mancasola

Soprano, August 1

Hailed as a “lovely lyric soprano” with a “voice that’s bright, focused, accurate and projects an air of effortlessness”, Sydney Mancasola is currently a resident artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Piano, August 6

One of today’s most sought-after soloists, Jean-Yves Thibaudet has the rare ability to combine poetic musical sensibilities and dazzling technical prowess. His talent at coaxing subtle and surprising colors and textures from each work he plays has led The New York Times to write that “every note he fashions is a pearl…the joy, brilliance and musicality of his performance could not be missed.” Mr. Thibaudet, who brings natural charisma and remarkable musical depth to his career, has performed around the world for more than 30 years and recorded more than 50 albums. He is much loved by Sun Valley audiences, and makes his sixth appearance here this season.

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Ankush Kumar Bahl, Assistant Conductor

Ankush Kumar Bahl

Assistant Conductor, August 7

Now in his third season as Assistant Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra, Ankush Kumar Bahl has in recent years made debuts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, Orchestre National de France, National Opera Orchestre de Nancy, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Little Orchestra Society (New York City), and many other ensembles in the United States and abroad. He is also a proud recipient of 2011 and 2013 Solti U.S. Career Assistance Awards and the 2009 Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Scholarship. Highly praised by the New York Times after his Carnegie Hall debut and the 2009 Kurt Masur Conducting Seminar, Mr. Bahl drew Kurt Masur’s attention, who engaged Mr. Bahl to work as his assistant at the Orchestre National de France, at the Royal Concertgebouw and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.

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John Glenn, Narrator

John Glenn

Narrator, August 9

John Glenn is a founding member of Company of Fools with more than 30 years of experience in as a director, actor, designer, manager and author. His acclaimed performances have delighted audiences of all ages.

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Tiempo Libre, Band

Tiempo Libre

Band, August 10

The three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre is one of the hottest young bands today. Equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs and dance venues, Tiempo Libre’s Miami-based members are true modern heirs to the rich tradition of the music of their native Cuba. Classically trained at Cuba’s premier conservatories, today the group is a hit in the U.S. and abroad, celebrated for its sophisticated performances of timba, a joyous mix of high-voltage Latin jazz and the seductive rhythms of son Cubano.

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Alfredo Rodriguez, Piano

Alfredo Rodriguez

Piano, August 10

A young pianist of astonishing virtuosity and imagination, Cuban-born Alfredo Rodríguez calls up images of legendary jazz pianists like Keith Jarrett, Thelonious Monk, Art Tatum, Bill Evans and his compatriot Chucho Valdés. Schooled in the rigorous classical conservatories of Havana, Rodríguez’s riveting artistry is informed as much by Bach and Stravinsky as by his Cuban and jazz roots.

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Joshua Roman, Cello

Joshua Roman

Cello, August 12

“A cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts” (San Francisco Chronicle), Joshua Roman has earned national renown for performing a wide-ranging repertoire with an absolute commitment to communicating the essence of the music at its most organic level. He is also recognized as an accomplished composer, curator, and programmer, particularly in his work as Artistic Director of Seattle Town Hall’s TownMusic series, with a vision to engage and expand the classical music audience.

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Mason Bates, Composer

Mason Bates

Composer, August 16

Recently awarded the Heinz Medal in the Humanities, Mason Bates writes music that fuses innovative orchestral writing, imaginative narrative forms, the harmonies of jazz and the rhythms of techno. Frequently performed by orchestras large and small, his symphonic music has been the first to receive widespread acceptance for its expanded palette of electronic sounds

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