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For Immediate Release: 

Music Mountain
Announces 2017 Chamber Music Festival Line Up!

88th Season to feature

A Summer of Beethoven

plus Premieres, First Time Guests & Returning Favorites!

Concerts Begin June 11, 2017!

“America’s Oldest Continuing Summer Chamber Music Festival”

 

(Falls Village, CT) Chamber music enthusiasts will want to mark their calendars for the start of Music Mountain’s 88th Season! Music Mountain President, Nicholas Gordon announced America’s oldest continuing summer chamber music festival will kick off on June 11th with a summer featuring Beethoven and favorite Piano Quintets! The Chamber Music Series will also welcome Music Mountain premieres, first time guests, and returning favorites! Concerts are scheduled through September 17th. (see full chamber music schedule below)

 

The 88th Season launches on Sunday, June 11th with the Opening Concert & Reception featuring the incomparable pianist Peter Serkin along with Stefan Jackiw, Violin, and Jay Campbell, Cello performing Haydn: Piano Trio in G Major, Hob.XV:25, Opus 73 # 2 “Gypsy”; Schubert: Piano Trio in B Flat Major, Opus 99, D 898; and Beethoven: Piano Trio in B Flat Major, Opus 97, “Archduke.” The season continues with ten string quartets playing exceptional programs, including Cassatt String Quartet, Arianna String Quartet, Penderecki String Quartet, Ariel Quartet, Harlem String Quartet, Aeolus String Quartet, Daedalus String Quartet, Shanghai String Quartet, Amernet String Quartet, and The Juilliard String Quartet. The St. Petersburg Piano Quartet returns again with two noteworthy programs. Sixteen esteemed guest artists will also play this summer, including Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet; Michael Brown, Piano; Nicholas Canellakis, Cello; Mihae Lee, Piano; Julia Hsu, piano; Victoria Schwartzman, Piano; Leopoldo Erice, Piano; Fei-Fei Dong, Piano; Geoffrey Burleson, Piano; Tanya Bannister, Piano; Qing Jiang, Piano; and Vivek Kamath, Viola.

 

Music Mountain is located in Falls Village, Connecticut on Music Mountain Road, where a short scenic drive will bring you to Gordon Hall atop Music Mountain. Free parking and picnic facilities are available.

 

Music Mountain is supported, in part, by the Connecticut Commission On Culture & Tourism.

 

Specially Priced Concerts are as Follows: Tickets for the 88th Season Opening Concert & Reception on Sunday, June 11 (3PM) are $75. Tickets to the Sunday, July 2 (3PM) Piano 4 Hands Concert with Peter Serkin & Julia Hsu are $60. Tickets for the Labor Day Benefit Concert & Reception on Sunday, September 3 (3PM) with The Shanghai String Quartet, guest artist Qing Jiang, piano, are $75. Tickets for the closing concert on Sunday, September 17 (3PM) with The Juilliard String Quartet are $60.

 

Chamber Music Concerts are $35 at the door/$30 in advance. Twilight Series Concerts are $30 at the door/$27 in advance. Children ages 5-18 are admitted FREE for ALL CONCERTS when accompanied by a ticket holder. Saturday Twilight Concerts are at 6:30pm. Sunday afternoon Chamber Music concerts are at 3pm. Group rates and pre-season ticket vouchers are available. Discounts apply through participating organizations. For a complete summer schedule, special ticket prices, and to download a ticket order form visit www.musicmountain.org or call 860-824-7126.

 

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  Music Mountain, 225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, CT 06031


 

 

2017 CHAMBER MUSIC SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

 

 SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 3 PM

88TH SEASON OPENING

CONCERT & RECEPTION

All tickets: $75

Peter Serkin, Piano 

Stefan Jackiw, Violin

Jay Campbell, Cello

Haydn: Piano Trio in G Major, Hob.XV:25, Opus 73 #2 “Gypsy” (1795)

Schubert: Piano Trio in B Flat Major, Opus 99, D. 898 (1827)

Beethoven: Piano Trio in B Flat Major, Opus 97 “Archduke” (1811)

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 3 PM

Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet

Michael Brown, Piano

Nicholas Canellakis, Cello

Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B Flat Major, Opus 11 (1797)

Two Klezmer Works for Clarinet Trio

Joachim Stutschewsky: Hasidic Fantasy (1956)

Lev Zhurbin (Ljova): Klezmer Hora (2014)

Debussy: Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet & Piano (1910)

Brahms:  Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Opus 114 (1891)

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 3 PM

Cassatt String Quartet

Mihae Lee, Piano

Mendelssohn:  4 Pieces for String Quartet, Opus 81 “Capriccio”  (1843-47)

Beethoven: String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 132 (1825)

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Opus 57 (1940)

 

SUNDAY, JULY 2, 3 PM

All Tickets: $60

Peter Serkin & Julia Hsu

Piano 4 hands

Beethoven: The Grosse Fuge, Opus 133 (1825)

Arranged for Piano 4 hands by Beethoven (1826)

Balance of program to be announced

 

SUNDAY, JULY 9, 3 PM

Arianna String Quartet

Victoria Schwartzman, Piano

Haydn: String Quartet in A Major, Opus 20 #6 (1772)

Brahms: String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 51 #2 (1873)    

Dohnanyi: Piano Quintet in C Minor, Opus 1  (1895)

 

SUNDAY, JULY 16, 3 PM

Penderecki String Quartet

Leopoldo Erice, Piano

Mozart:  String Quartet in D Major, K. 575 (1789)

Schumann: String Quartet in A Major, Opus 41 #3  (1842)

Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A Major, Opus 81 (1887)

 

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 3 PM

Ariel Quartet

Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano

Mozart:  String Quartet in G Major, K.387 (1782)

Dvorak: String Quartet in F Major, Opus 96 “American” (1893)

Schumann:  Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Opus 44 (1842)

 

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 3 PM

Harlem String Quartet

Fei-Fei Dong, Piano

Webern: Langsamer Satz (1905)

Mozart:  String Quartet in B Flat Major, K. 458 “Hunt” (1784)

Duke Ellington: Sophisticated Lady (1932) arr. Alan Broadbent (2016)

William Bolcom: Three Rags for String Quartet (comp. 1970; arr. 1989)

Poltergeist

Graceful Ghost

Incineratorag

Guido López-Gavilán:   Guaguancó (comp. 1998; arr. 2015)

Brahms:  Piano Quartet in C Minor, Opus 60 (1875)

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 3 PM

Aeolus String Quartet

Geoffrey Burleson, Piano

Haydn: String Quartet in F Major, Opus 74 #2 (1793)

Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 13 (1827)

Franck: Piano Quintet in F Minor (1878-79)

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 3 PM

St. Petersburg Piano Quartet

All Beethoven Program

Violin & Piano Sonata #5 in F Major, Opus 24 “Spring” (1800-01)

Piano Trio in D Major, Opus 70 #1 “Ghost” (1808)

Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Opus 16 (1796)

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 3 PM

St. Petersburg Piano Quartet

Brahms: Viola Sonata in E Flat Major, Opus 120 #2  (1894)

Shostakovich: Piano Trio #2 in E Minor, Opus 67 (1944)

Schumann: Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Opus 47 (1842)

 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 3 PM

Daedalus String Quartet

Tanya Bannister, Piano

Beethoven:  String Quartet in F Major, Opus 18 #1 (1798-1800)

Schubert:  String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 29 #1, D.804 “Rosamunde” (1824)

Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Opus 34 (1864)

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 6:30 PM

Shanghai String Quartet

Mendelssohn:  String Quartet in E Flat Major, Opus 12 (1829)

Yi-Wen Jiang:  Selections from China Song (arr. 1989)

Brahms: String Quartet in C Minor, Opus 51 #1  (1873)

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 3 PM

LABOR DAY BENEFIT

CONCERT & RECEPTION

All Tickets: $75

Shanghai String Quartet

Qing Jiang, Piano

Beethoven:  String Quartet in B Flat Major, Opus 18 #6 (1798-1800)

Beethoven:  String Quartet in E Minor, Opus 59 #2 (1806)

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Opus 25 (1861)

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 3 PM

Amernet String Quartet

Vivek Kamath, Viola

All Beethoven Program

Piano Sonata #8 in C Minor, Opus 13 “Pathétique" (1798)

Arranged for String Quartet (2016) by Jeffery Briggs (1957- )

String Quartet in F Major, Opus 135 (1826)

Viola Quintet in C Major, Opus 29 “Storm” (1801)

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 3 PM

All Tickets: $60

Juilliard String Quartet

Beethoven:  String Quartet in A Major, Opus 18 #5 (1798-1800)

Haydn:  String Quartet in D Major, Opus 76 #5 (1796-7)

Dvorak:  String Quartet in C Major, Opus 61 (1881)

 

                                                 

2017 TWILIGHT CONCERT SCHEDULE

SATURDAYS, 6:30 PM

(subject to change)

 

 

SAT., JUNE 17, 6:30 PM

NEW YORK GILBERT & SULLIVAN PLAYERS

(Underwritten by an Anonymous Donor)

Acclaimed quintet of “Wand’ring Minstrels” present a delightful staged concert version of The Pirates of Penzance in one act.  Act two features Company’s favorite selections from the rest of the G&S repertoire, topped off with the ever popular NYGASP tour-de-force challenge: impromptu renditions of audience requests by the cast and Artistic Director Albert Bergeret.

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

SAT., JUNE 24, 6:30 PM  

THE NEW BLACK EAGLE JAZZ BAND

The very best in New Orleans style Jazz, Gospel & Blues. A world touring band. Together since 1971. Touring all parts of the United States

*Pre-concert Dinner

 

SAT., JULY 1, 6:30 PM

SWINGTIME BIG BAND

Big Band Broadway

For their 10th Annual Music Mountain concert, Swingtime spotlights Broadway as the wellspring of the Great American Songbook, and also celebrates the 100th Birthdays of legendary artists Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Dizzy Gillespie and Buddy Rich!

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

SAT., JULY 8, 6:30 PM

THE PETER & WILL ANDERSON TRIO PLAYS GERSHWIN

“Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times)

Peter and Will Anderson join guitarist Adam Moezinia to present a program exploring the rich legacy of George Gershwin, with songs including It Ain't Necessarily So, They Can't Take That Away from Me, Summertime, I Got Rhythm, The Man I Love, and Embraceable You. The Andersons have headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, the New Orleans Jazz Festival. The Washington Post called their music “imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic jazz tunes.”  “These dudes are the future. You made my soul smile” (Quincy Jones).

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

SAT., JULY 15, 6:30 PM  

ALEXIS CUADRADO GROUP

Barcelona-born bassist and bandleader Alexis Cuadrado is one of the most sought after musicians in New York. He has released five albums, including 2013’s A Lorca Soundscape, which was critically acclaimed by DownBeat and The New York Times. His distinctive jazz style is deeply influenced by flamenco, including original compositions.

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

SAT., JULY 22, 6:30 PM

BEN ALLISON & THE EASY WAY

Bassist/composer Ben Allison, one of a few bandleaders working in jazz today who has developed his own instantly identifiable sound, teams up with New York City’s Steve Cardenas, guitar, and Ted Nash, saxophone/clarinet, for an exciting program drawing from jazz tradition and influences as diverse as rock, folk, 20th century classical and world music.

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

SAT., JULY 29, 6:30 PM    

ALAN FERBER NONET

Nominated for a Grammy award in the ‘Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album’ category, the Alan Ferber Nonet is “somehow both old school and cutting edge” (The Wall Street Journal). Trombonist-composer Alan Ferber has been recognized as one of the leading trombonists of his generation in DownBeat’s International Critics’ Poll and Readers’ Poll.

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

SAT., AUG. 5, 6:30 PM

BEN KONO GROUP

“Cosmopolitan and unflappable,”

….The New York Times

The Ben Kono Group has garnered high praise for its thoughtful compositions, lush orchestrations, and edgy improvising. “Kono places an emphasis on melody, and is a real craftsman, shifting his lovely lines through different textures and harmonies, combining sections that seem like bits of songs into larger forms." (The Big City Blog)

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

SAT., AUG. 12, 6:30 PM

RYAN KEBERLE & CATHARSIS

Ryan Keberle and his group Catharsis blend the word-less vocals of Camila Meza with trombone, trumpet, bass and drums in “a potent blend of cinematic sweep and lush, ear-grabbing melodies” (Los Angeles Times). Ryan Keberle’s diverse talents have earned him a place alongside superstars such as David Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Alicia Keys.

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

SAT., AUG. 19, 6:30 PM

TODD MARCUS QUINTET

Todd Marcus has carved out a unique voice for the bass clarinet in modern jazz. His music swings hard with both a fiery and introspective intensity. Todd Marcus's “compelling gifts for composing and arranging" ….Washington Post… capture elements of his west Baltimore neighborhood, portraying the challenges and strengths of his community and finding beauty in each.

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

SAT., AUG. 26, 6:30 PM

MICHAEL BERKELEY

(Underwritten by an Anonymous Donor)

Celebrate the dazzle of Broadway show tunes with Michael Berkeley and Diva favorites Wanda L. Houston, Amy LeBlanc and Maria B. Hickey!

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

 SAT., SEPT. 9, 6:30 PM 

THE GALVANIZED JAZZ BAND

A dynamic group of Connecticut musicians devoted to the energetic performance of Hot Dixieland, New Orleans Jazz, Blues, Rags, Stomps, Struts, Spirituals, Swing and Classic Popular songs from the past century.

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

SAT., SEPT. 16, 6:30 PM 

JIVE BY FIVE

Concert Dedicated to the Memory of

Louise W. King.

(Well-behaved dogs are welcome)

A Connecticut favorite returns. The sizzling dance music of the jazz age. From the Charleston, to the Two-Step, to the Fox Trot.

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

 

* SATURDAY TWILIGHT CONCERTS PRE-CONCERT DINNERS AT THE FALL VILLAGE INN

Dinner (5pm) & Concert (6:30pm):  $70

Concert Only: $30 at the door.

Must Reserve for Dinner No Later than the Friday Before

 

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