Category Archives: Concerts
Friday, July 3, 7:30PM
**Great Artist Recital**
Colin Carr, Cello
Jonathan Yates, Piano
Bach: Suite # 1 for Solo Cello in G Major, BWV 1007 (1717-1723) (2)
Beethoven: Sonata for Cello & Piano # 3 in A Major, Opus 69 (1808) (5)
Bach: Suite # 6 for Solo Cello in D Major, BWV 1012 (1717-1723) (1)
Colin Carr appears throughout the world as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and teacher. He has played with major orchestras worldwide including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic; renowned conductors such as Rattle, Gergiev, Dutoit, and Elder; and has been a regular guest at the classical music festival, BBC Proms. With his duo partner Thomas Sauer he has played recitals throughout the United States and Europe and as a member of the Golub-Kaplan-Carr Trio, he recorded and toured extensively for 20 years. Mr. Carr is Professor of Music, Cello and Chamber Music at Stony Brook University and visiting professor of cello at the Royal Academy of Music.
Jonathan Yates, pianist, is the fourth Musical Director of Music Mountain in its eighty-six year history. He is also Music Director of both the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra and the Norwalk Youth Symphony. He has collaborated with many of the country’s most respected musicians, including Midori, Kim Kashkashian, David Finckel, Gilbert Kalish, Ida Kavafian, Colin Carr, Paul Neubauer, Joseph Lin, and Anthony McGill. Mr. Yates made his professional orchestral conducting debut at 23, leading the National Symphony Orchestra in a Millennium Stages Concert, and made his Carnegie Hall debut (Stern Auditorium) as a pianist in the following year. He has also served on the faculty of Sarah Lawrence College.
Saturday, July 4, 6:30PM
Thrilling audiences from the Atlantic to the Rockies since 1994, Jeff Newell’s New-Trad Quartet — The Brass Band you can fit in your pocket! — showcases the rich musical history of New Orleans and the roots of American music on Saturday evening. Combining instruments and elements of a traditional New Orleans brass band with those of a modern jazz group, this ensemble explores the early sources of our nation’s musical heritage (church music, band music, blues, etc.) and combines these influences in ways that speak to and excite modern audiences of all ages!
Music Mountain guests can attend the annual fireworks display at Lime Rock Park following the concert with the celebration set to begin at 9pm (time approximate). Concession stands and live entertainment get the evening started before the big event!
Sunday, July 5, 3 PM
Arianna String Quartet
Colin Carr, Cello
Mozart: String Quartet in D Minor, K. 421 (1783) (13)
Boccherini: Cello Concerto in G Major, G. 480 (1770) (1)
Grieg: String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 27 (1877) (6)
Hailed for their outstanding musicianship, the Arianna String Quartet has firmly established itself as one of America’s finest chamber ensembles. They have appeared throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia, with frequent visits to Brazil and South Africa. Their current season includes two stops in Brazil and multiple US tour. The Arianna String Quartet continue the Arianna Chamber Music Festival, held on the campus of the University of Missouri – St. Louis, where they have been full-time faculty since 2000.
Guest Artist, Colin Carr, appears throughout the world as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and teacher. He has played with major orchestras worldwide including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic; renowned conductors such as Rattle, Gergiev, Dutoit, and Elder; and has been a regular guest at the classical music festival, BBC Proms. With his duo partner Thomas Sauer he has played recitals throughout the United States and Europe and as a member of the Golub-Kaplan-Carr Trio, he recorded and toured extensively for 20 years. Mr. Carr is Professor of Music, Cello and Chamber Music at Stony Brook University and visiting professor of cello at the Royal Academy of Music.
Saturday, July 11, 6:30PM
(Underwritten by Norman Fields)
at the Falls Village Inn (Limited to 70)
*Dinner (5:00 p.m.) & Concert (6:30 p.m.): $65
Concert Only: $30 at the door. $27 in Advance
Must Reserve for Dinner by Friday, July 10.
Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks return for another summer at Music Mountain playing the best of big band jazz from the ’20s and ’30s — the Golden Age! The Grammy Award Winning band of the hit HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” maintains an active and busy schedule, appearing in film, television, and in concert at Town Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, as well as weekly engagements in Manhattan. The New York Times raved, “an erupting wellspring of Euphoria: That would describe the vintage swing emanating from Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks.”
Sunday, July 12, 3 PM
Peter Serkin and Julia Hsu
Piano, 4 Hands
All Tickets: $60
Underwritten by an Anonymous Donor
Schumann-Bizet: 6 Etudes in Canonical Form for Pedal-Piano, Opus 56 (1845;1873) (1)
Bizet: Jeux d’Enfants, Opus 22 (1871) (1)
Mozart: Sonata in B Flat Major, K.358 (1733-4) (1)
Schubert: Lebensturme in A Minor, D.947 (1828) (1)
Schubert: Rondo in A Major, D.951 (1828) (1)
Brahms: Hungarian Dances. WoO 1 (1869) (1)
A reception for the audience hosted by the Salisbury Bank & Trust Company follows this concert.
Distinguished American pianist, Peter Serkin is recognized as an artist of passion and integrity. His rich musical heritage extends back several generations: his grandfather was violinist and composer Adolf Busch and his father pianist Rudolf Serkin. Mr. Serkin’s inspired performances with symphony orchestras, recital appearances, chamber music collaborations and recordings are equally valued worldwide. His recent appearances this season include orchestral performances with the San Francisco Symphony, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and the Saint Paul Orchestra. Solo recitals include performances in New York, Sydney, Brisbane, and Toronto. Mr. Serkin currently teaches at Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Longy School of Music.
Originally from Taiwan, pianist Julia Hsu has spent most of her life studying in London and Berlin under such distinguished mentors as Professor Patsy Toh at The Purcell School, Professor Matti Raekallio at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and at the Hannover Hochschule für Musik und Theatre in Germany. Besides her dedication of being a classical musician, Ms. Hsu has collaborated with local photographers, sculptors, and choreographers, as well as high school students in Taiwan. Since 2013, Ms. Hsu has been a Piano Fellow at Bard College Conservatory of Music.