2018 Season Overview

The Glory of Beethoven

Our 89th season features 16 chamber music concerts and 15 Jazz concerts. The Chamber series includes the complete cycle of the Beethoven Quartets performed by the Shanghai Quartet over the course of six concerts! Our Saturday evening Twilight series features returning favorites and some artists new to Music Mountain. All Twilight concerts also have pre-concert dinner opportunities at the Falls Village Inn. The Twilight series details will be posted in early 2018.

**Advance Schedule as of 1 December 2017. All programs subject to change **


Sunday, June 10, 3 PM

89TH SEASON OPENING BENEFIT CONCERT & RECEPTION
First of the Six-Concert Complete Beethoven String Quartet Cycle
ALL TICKETS $75
Shanghai String Quartet
Beethoven Quartet Cycle Program #1
String Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 127 (1824-25) [20]
String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18 #2 (1799) [23]
String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59 #3 (1806) [40]


Sunday, June 17, 3 PM

Shanghai String Quartet
Beethoven Quartet Cycle Program #2
String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18 #3 (1798-99) [19]
String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95 “Serioso” (1810) [36]
String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132 (1825) [23]


Sunday, June 24, 3 PM

Shanghai String Quartet
Beethoven Quartet Cycle Program #3
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18 #4 (1799) [27]
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18 #1 (1799) [32]
String Quartet in C Sharp Minor, Op. 131 (1826) [17]


Sunday, July 1, 3 PM

Shanghai String Quartet
Beethoven Quartet Cycle Program #4
String Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp” (1809) [20]
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18 #5 (1799) [20]
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59 #2 (1806) [24]


Sunday, July 8, 3 PM

Shanghai String Quartet
Beethoven Quartet Cycle Program #5
String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 130 (1825) [19]
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59 #1 (1806) [24]


Sunday, July 15, 3 PM

Escher String Quartet
Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, Piano
Webern: Langsamer Satz (1905) [4]
Schubert: String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden” (1824) [31]
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44 (1842) [38]


Sunday, July 22, 3 PM

Penderecki String Quartet
Victoria Schwartzman, Piano
Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 50 #6 “The Frog” (1787) [2]
Grieg: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 (1877) [8]
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57 (1940) [27]


Sunday, July 29, 3 PM

Harlem String Quartet
Fei-Fei Dong, Piano
Beethoven: Piano Quartet #1 in E Flat Major, WoO 36 (1785) [1]
Schubert: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 29 #1, D.804 “Rosamunde” (1824) [18]
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 (1864) [47]


Sunday, August 5, 3 PM

Avalon String Quartet
Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano
Beethoven: Piano Quartet #2 in D Major, WoO 36 (1785) [3]
Mozart: String Quartet in D Major, K. 575 “Prussian” (1789) [18]
Shostakovich: String Quartet #7 in F Sharp Minor, Op. 108 (1960) [13]
Dohnanyi: Piano Quintet in C Minor, Op. 1 (1895) [24]


Sunday, August 12, 3 PM

Amernet String Quartet
Cynthia Phelps, Viola
Ronald Thomas, Cello
Schubert: Quartettsatz in C Minor, D. 703 (1820) [17]
Schubert: String Quartet in B Flat Major, D. 112 (1814) [4]
Richard Strauss: String Sextet from Capriccio Op. 85 (1940-41) [1]
Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70 “Souvenir de Florence” (1890) [8]


Sunday, August 19, 3 PM

St. Petersburg Piano Quartet
Beethoven: Violin & Piano Sonata #8 in G Major, Op. 30/3 (1801-1802) [3]
Beethoven: Piano Quartet #3 in C Major, WoO 36 (1785) [4]
Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26 (1861) [13]


Sunday, August 26, 3 PM

Cassatt String Quartet
Paul Katz, Cello
Borodin: String Quartet #2 in D Major (1881) [26]
Shostakovich: String Quartet #8, Op. 110 (1960) [9]
Schubert: Cello Quintet in C Major, Op. 163, D.956 (1828) [27]


Sunday, September 2, 3 PM

LABOR DAY BENEFIT CONCERT & RECEPTION
ALL TICKETS $75
Peter Serkin, Piano
Jihyun (James) Kim, Oboe
Caitlin Beare, Clarinet
Shannon Hagan, Horn
Adam Romey, Bassoon
Bach: Oboe Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1030b (ca.1736) [1]
Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-Flat Major, K.452 (1784) [1]
Beethoven: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-Flat Major, Op. 16 (1796) [1 orig./12]


Sunday, September 9, 3 PM

SPECIAL CONCERT & WINE RECEPTION
TO CELEBRATE THE COMPLETION OF THE BEETHOVEN QUARTET CYCLE
ALL TICKETS $60
Shanghai String Quartet
Beethoven Quartet Cycle Program #6
String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 18 #6 (1800) [32]
Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 (1826) [13]
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135 (1826) [26]


Sunday, September 16, 3 PM

American String Quartet
Robert McDonald, Piano
Haydn: String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76 #1 (1796-97) [11]
Shostakovich: String Quartet #3 in F Major, Op. 73 (1946) [9]
Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 (1887) [45]


Sunday, September 23, 3 PM

Ariel String Quartet
Oskar Espina-Ruiz, Clarinet
All-Mozart Program
String Quartet in B Flat Major, K. 589 “Prussian” (1790) [19]
String Quartet in F Major, K. 590 “Prussian” (1790) [16]
Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581 (1789) [15]


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