Category Archives: Concerts
Saturday, July 23, 6:30 PM
Saturday evening offers the second of a 5-part series in collaboration with The Catskill Jazz Factory. Brilliant jazz pianist Dan Tepfer performs his critically acclaimed Goldberg Variations/Variation. Following each of Bach’s original Goldberg Variations, Mr. Tepfer creates his own improvised variation that becomes a musical commentary and takeoff on the Bach.
Born in Paris to American parents, “tremendously gifted” (LA Times) pianist-composer Dan Tepfer has translated his bi-cultural identity into an exploration of music that ignores stylistic bounds. His 2011 Goldberg Variations / Variations, which pairs his performance of Bach’s work with improvised variations of his own, has received broad praise as a “riveting, inspired, fresh musical exploration” (New York Times) and a “bridge across centuries and genres” (Wall Street Journal). Bringing together his undergraduate studies in astrophysics with his passion for music, he is currently working on integrating computer-driven algorithms into his improvisational approach.
The Catskill Jazz Factory is a non-profit program founded in 2012 that supports today’s best young jazz artists. By developing opportunities for artist residencies, cross-generational collaborations, creative project development and community engagement, Catskill Jazz Factory brings talent to the community while also bringing new audiences and ears to the art of jazz. By partnering with educational facilities, arts organizations, and a variety of local non-profits and businesses, the Catskill Jazz Factory encourages audiences of all ages to participate in community building through jazz. Catskill Jazz Factory is the sister program of the 23Arts Initiative and funded by Friends of Tannersville Organization (FOTO), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
Sunday, July 24, 3 PM
Avalon String Quartet
Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano
Haydn: String Quartet in G Minor, Opus 20 #3 (1772) (2)
Janacek: String Quartet #2 “Intimate Letters” (1928) (2)
Fauré: Piano Quartet #2 in G Minor, Opus 45 (1885-6) (3)
Described by the Chicago Tribune as an ensemble that invites your ears, mind, and spirit into its music, the Avalon String Quartet has established itself as one of the country’s leading chamber music ensembles. The Avalon has performed in major venues in New York, Washington D.C., London, and Munich. In addition to performing in concert halls and at festivals, the Avalon Quartet’s teaching activities include offering masterclasses at universities and conservatories throughout the United States and performing for young audiences in under-resourced schools and communities. The Avalon is quartet-in-residence at the Northern Illinois University School of Music.
Korean-American pianist Soyeon Kate Lee has been lauded by the New York Times as a pianist with “a huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and a firm sense of style.” She has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras and has given recitals In New York, Madrid, and San Fransisco. Ms. Lee is the co-founder and artistic director of Music by the Glass, a concert series dedicated to bringing together young professionals in New York City. Ms. Lee is an Assistant Professor of Piano at the Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music.
Saturday July 30, 6:30 PM
The Catskill Jazz Factory Presents
Will and Peter Anderson Quintet: Sax Squared
Called “virtuosos on saxophone” by the New York Times, Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary sibling teams performing music today. They have headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and New Orleans Jazz Festival, among others. Their ensemble has performed in over 30 U.S. States and toured Japan. Peter and Will will be joined on Saturday evening by jazz organist Pat Bianchi, guitarist Peter Bernstein, and drummer Kenny Washington to present Sax Squared, celebrating the 175th anniversary of the saxophone. The concert will include the repertoire and stylings of sax legends like Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, and Coleman Hawkins in addition to new original works by the Andersons composed specifically for this concert.
The Catskill Jazz Factory is a non-profit program founded in 2012 that supports today’s best young jazz artists. By developing opportunities for artist residencies, cross-generational collaborations, creative project development and community engagement, Catskill Jazz Factory brings talent to the community while also bringing new audiences and ears to the art of jazz. By partnering with educational facilities, arts organizations, and a variety of local non-profits and businesses, the Catskill Jazz Factory encourages audiences of all ages to participate in community building through jazz.
Sunday, July 31, 3 PM
Richard Goode, Piano
All Tickets; $75
Includes a Voucher for any Regularly Priced 2016 Concert
Mozart: Sonata No.8 in A minor, K.310/300d (1778)
Janacek: From On the Overgrown Path (1900-1911)
Brahms: Six Klavierstücke, Op. 118 (1893)
Debussy: Six Preludes from Book Two (1912-13)
Beethoven: Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110 (1821)
(Underwritten by an Anonymous Donor)
Richard Goode, who is making his first appearance at Music Mountain, has been hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness, and has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. His current season includes appearances with the Orchestre de Paris and Herbert Blomstedt, the Cincinnati Symphony and David Zinman, and the Orchestre National de Lyon and Ton Koopman, among others. A compelling recitalist, Mr. Goode will be featured in the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center in New York, at the Royal Festival Hall in London, and in the Chicago Symphony series.
Saturday August 6, 6:30 PM
Saturday’s concert brings “one of the best trombonists in New York” (New York Times) along with “one of Brazil’s best kept secrets” (EJazz News) to lead an ensemble in this bi-hemispheric ragtime revival! Latin Jazz master trombonist Chris Washburne leads his Ragtime Band featuring Brazilian virtuoso pianist André Mehmari, plus master New Orleans clarinetist Evan Christopher, trumpeter Alphonso Horne, and acclaimed vocalists Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Candice Hoyes with the first installment of a two-year project in centennial tribute to the “King of Ragtime Writers” Scott Joplin. This program will feature fresh takes on spirituals and the early blues along with an exploration of the international roots of jazz in the Cuban habanera and Brazilian choro traditions.