2017 MUSIC MOUNTAIN SCHEDULE

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Historic Gordon Hall Photos

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Music Mountain President, Nicholas Gordon

Music Mountain Artistic Director Oskar Espina-Ruiz
 

 

 

                                                

 

 SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 3PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPENING 88TH SEASON 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)



 

 

Peter Serkin

Photo Credit: Kathy Chapman

 

 

Stefan Jackiw, Violin
Photo: Sophie Zhai
 

 

Jay Campbell, Cello

Photo: Schmidt Artists International, Inc

 

 

 

Saturday, June 17, 6:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK GILBERT & SULLIVAN PLAYERS

(Underwritten by an Anonymous Donor)

 

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

 

 



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.



 

 

 

 The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
photo credit Carol Rosegg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, June 18, 3PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)


 

 

Alexander Fiterstein

photo credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

 

Michael Brown, Piano

Photo: Jamie Beck

 

 

Nicholas Canellakis

Photo credit: Matt Dine

 

 

   

 

 

Saturday, June 24, 6:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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





 

 

 

 

Black Eagle Jazz Band
photo credit: Frederic Safer

 

  

Sunday, June 25, 3PM

 

 

 

 

Cassatt String Quartet

ltoR-r. Elizabeth Anderson, Cello; Ah Ling Neu, Viola; Muneko Otani,

Violin; Jennifer Leshnower 

Photo: Anna Ablogina

 

 

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)

 



 

 

 

Mihae Lee, piano.
Photo Credit: Christian Steiner

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 1   6:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWINGTIME BIG BAND

Big Band Broadway

 

*Pre-Concert Dinner


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!

 

 

 


Swingtime Big Band
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, July 2, 3PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Tickets: $60

Peter Serkin & Anna Polonsky

Piano 4 hands

 

 
 

Bach: Chorale prelude ‘Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein’ in G Major, BWV 641 (1713-1715)

Beethoven: 3 Marches, Op. 45 (1803)

Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52a (1868-1869)

Schubert: Allegro in A Minor ("Lebensstürme"), D. 947 (1828)

Schubert: Andantino varié in B Minor, D. 823 (1827)

Schubert: Rondo in A Major, D. 951 (1828)

 

Peter Serkin

Photo Credit: Kathy Chapman

 

Anna Polonsky

Photo credit: Steve Riskind

 

 

   

 

 

 

Saturday,   July 8           6:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PETER & WILL ANDERSON TRIO PLAYS GERSHWIN

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

 

 

“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).



 

 

   

Peter & Will Anderson with Adam Moezinia, guitar
Photo Credit: Lynn Redmile

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, July 9  3PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

Arianna String Quartet

(l.-r.) John McGrosso, Violin; Julia Sakharova, violin; Kur

t Baldwin, cello; Joanna Mendoza,

viola

Photo: Justin Lee Photography

 

 

Victoria Schwartzman, Piano

Photo: Claire McAdams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 15, 6:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 



 

 

Alexis Cuadrado

Photo: Sue Kwon

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, July 16,

3PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penderecki String Quartet

Pamela Mia Paul

 

 

 

 

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)

 

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Penderecki String Quartet

clockwise: Christine Vlajk, Viola; Jeremy Bell, Violin; K

atie Schlaikjer, Cello; Jerzy Kaplanek,

Violin

 

 

 

 

Pamela Mia Paul

credit: Steve Gould, Aperture Photography

   

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 22, 6:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANOUMAN GYPSY JAZZ QUARTET

 

 

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

 

 
 

 

A band of like-minded stalwarts of the NYC gypsy jazz scene, Anouman takes the music of legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt as its jumping off point to perform spontaneous and virtuosic versions of exciting originals. Anouman has most recently performed at the Winter JazzFest in NYC, Charm City Django Fest, Django by the Sea Jazz Festival and Cornelia St. Django Fest.




 

 

ANOUMAN GYPSY JAZZ QUARTET

 

 

Peter Sparacino, saxophone; Koran Agan, guitar; Josh Kaye, guitar; Eduardo Belo, bass

 

 

 

 

Sunday, July 23, 3PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

Ariel Quartet

 

l.to R

Alexandra Kazovsky, Violin; Jan Grüning, Viola; Amit Eve

n-Tov, Cello; Gershon

Gerchikov, Violin

 

 

 

 

 

Soyeon Kate Lee

Photo Credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 29,

6:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALAN FERBER NONET

 

*Pre-Concert Dinner

  

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.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, July 30, 3PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 


 

 

Harlem String Quartet

l.ro -r. Ilmar Gavilan, Violin; Melissa White, Violin; Jaime

Amador, Viola; Felix Umansky, Cello

Photo: Patchworks Films

 

Fei-Fei Dong, Piano

Photo: Jiyang Chen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, August 5 6:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEN KONO GROUP

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

 

 


 

“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)

 

 

 

Ben Kono

clockwise from left: Henry Hey, piano and fender rhodes; Pete McCann, guitars; Kermit Driscoll, bass; Satoshi Takeishi, drums and percussion; Ben Kono, woodwinds and composition

 
     

 

 

Sunday, August 6, 3PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

Aeolus Quartet

l.to r. Alan Richardson, Cello; Nicholas Tavani, Violin; Rach

el Shaprio, Violin; Gregory Luce,

Violin

Photo:

Nathan Russell

 

 

Geoffrey Burleson, Piano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 6:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RYAN KEBERLE & CATHARSIS

 

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

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.
 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, August 13, 3PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Petersburg Piano Quartet
Photo Credit: 
Lisa Sapinkopf Artists

(l.-r.) Boris Vayner, viola; Alla Aranovskaya, violin; Ilya Yakushev, piano; Thomas Mesa, cello

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 6:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODD MARCUS QUINTET

*Pre-Concert Dinner


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.

 

 

Todd Marcus

Photo Credit: Gray Young

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, August 20, 3PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Petersburg Piano Quartet

St Petersburg String Quartet
Melvin Chen, Piano

 

 


 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Petersburg Piano Quartet
Photo Credit: 
Lisa Sapinkopf Artists

(l.-r.) Boris Vayner, viola; Alla Aranovskaya, violin; Ilya Yakushev, piano; Thomas Mesa, cello

Melvin Chen  

 

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 6:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MICHAEL BERKELEY

(Underwritten by an Anonymous Donor)

 

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

 



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

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

Sunday, August 27, 3PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daedalus String Quartet

Tanya Bannister, Piano

 

 


 

Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Opus 18 #1 (1798-1800)
Beethoven: String Quartet in F Minor, Opus 95 “Serioso” (1810)
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Opus 34 (1864)


 

 

 

Daedalus String Quartet

1. l.-r. Matilda Kaul, Violin; Jessica Thompson, Viola; Min-Y

oung Kim, Violin; Thomas

Kraines, Cello

Photo: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

 

 

Tanya Bannister, Piano

Photo: Lisa Marie Mazzucco

 

 
     

 

 

 

SATURDAY, Sept.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)



 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Shanghai String Quartet l. -r. Honggang Li, viola; Nicholas Tzavaras, cello; Weigang Li, violin; Yi-Wen Jiang, violin

 

 

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 3,

3PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 


 

Qing Jiang, Piano

photo: Arthur Muller

 
The Shanghai String Quartet

l. -r. Honggang Li, viola; Nicholas Tzavaras, cello; Weigang Li, violin; Yi-Wen Jiang, violin

   

 

 

SATURDAY, Sept. 9,

6: 30PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE GALVANIZED JAZZ BAND

 

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 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.

 

 

 

Galvanized Jazz Band

 

(l.-r) Bob Price, Neil DeFeo, Bill Sinclair, Art Hovey, Fred Vigorito, Bob Bequillard and Russ Whitman

Photo Credit: Mike Lauterborn/CTPost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 10, 3PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amernet String Quartet

Vivek Kamath, Viola

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

 

 

 
 

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)






 

 

 

Amernet String Quartet

l.to r. Jason Calloway, Cello; Misha Vitenson, Violin; Michael Klotz, Viola; Franz Felkl, Violin

 

 

 

Vivek Kamath, Viola

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 16, 6:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JIVE BY FIVE

Concert Dedicated to the Memory of

Louise W. King.

*Pre-Concert Dinner

 

 

 

 
 

(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.






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 17, 3PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

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




 

 

l.-r. Roger Tapping, Viola; Ronald Copes, Violin; Astrid Schween, Cello; Joseph Lin, Violin
Photo Credit: Simon Powls

 

 

   

 

 

* 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