Category Archives: Concerts

August 30 – Shanghai String Quartet

Saturday, August 30, 6:30 p.m.

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Shanghai String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet in A Major, Opus 18#5 (1798-1800)
Verdi: String Quartet in E Minor (1872)
Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Opus 18 #1 (1798-1800)

Renowned for its passionate musicality and impressive technique, the Shanghai String Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. Formed at the Shanghai Conservatory in 1983, the Shanghai Quartet has worked with the world’s most distinguished artists and regularly tours the major music centers of Europe, North America and Asia, from the Beijing International Music Festival to Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. The Shanghai Quartet currently serves as Quartet-in-Residence at Montclair State University and Ensemble-in-Residence with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.

August 31, 2014 – End of Season Benefit with Shanghai Quartet

Sunday, August 31, 3:00 p.m.

Shanghai Quartet (formal)
End of Season Benefit Concert & Reception
All Tickets $75
(Includes a benefit voucher for a regularly priced 2014 or 2015 Music Mountain concert)
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Shanghai String Quartet
   Weigang Li, Violin
   Yi-Wen Jiang, Violin
   Hanggang Li, Viola
   Nicholas Tzavaras, Cello
with Haochen Zhang, Piano
Haochen Zhang Plays His Favorites.
Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Opus 135 (1826)
Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Opus 25 (1856-1857)

Join us for our End of Summer Benefit Concert & Reception featuring the Shanghai String Quartet with guest artist Haochen Zhang, Piano. The afternoon’s program will highlight the young pianist as he treats Music Mountain patrons to his favorite pieces.

Renowned for its passionate musicality and impressive technique, the Shanghai String Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. Formed at the Shanghai Conservatory in 1983, the Shanghai Quartet has worked with the world’s most distinguished artists and regularly tours the major music centers of Europe, North America and Asia, from the Beijing International Music Festival to Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. The Shanghai Quartet currently serves as Quartet-in-Residence at Montclair State University and Ensemble-in-Residence with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.

Haochen Zhang has captivated audiences in the United States, Europe, and Asia with a unique combination of deep musical sensitivity, fearless imagination, and spectacular virtuosity. International tours have taken him to cities including Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, and Rome, among others. A passionate and insightful programmer, Mr. Zhang continues to cultivate his reputation through major performances and debuts every year. In June 2014 Haochen toured China as soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Robertson.

Each season, Music Mountain hosts benefit concerts that enormously support the upcoming season. These invaluable weekends allow Music Mountain the ability to bring the highest quality quartets to play at Gordon Hall each summer. This season chamber, jazz, and country concerts continue through September 14.

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September 6 – Michael Berkeley & Friends

Saturday, September 6, 6:30 p.m.

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Michael Berkeley
Presents a Musical Revue:
No Tune Like a Show Tune
Celebrate the Golden Age of Broadway with Michael Berkeley & Friends in the acoustically perfect Music Mountain Concert Hall. Thrill to your favorite show tunes in this nostalgic and fast-paced musical revue!

September 7 – Dover Quartet with Roberto Diaz

Sunday, September 7, 3:00 p.m.

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Dover String Quartet
Roberto Diaz, Viola
Haydn: String Quartet in G Major Opus 76 # 1 (1796-1797)
Shostakovich: String Quartet# 7 in F Sharp Minor, Opus 108 (1960)
Brahms: Viola Quintet in G Major, Opus 111 (1890)

September 13 – Tater Patch

Saturday, September 13, 6:30 p.m.

Tater Patch!

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Tater Patch
Twin fiddles, banjo, traditional American songs and tunes, and the grandson of Music Mountain’s founder playing bass fiddle.

Tater Patch has been playing together in one form or another since the 1980′s. Fiddle player Judy Hough-Goldstein and banjo player Shel Sandler met when Judy, an Entomology Professor at The University of Delaware, attended a concert sponsored by the Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music, which Shel had co-founded with Carl Goldstein and Mike Hudak. Shel introduced Judy to Carl and she became both Carl’s wife and Shel and Carl’s bandmate.

By the spring of 1998, Carl had stopped performing on guitar, so when asked to play for the third grade at Sanford School, Judy played a medley of “Soldier’s Joy” and “Bay of Fundy” with Newport, DE, guitarist Richard Gordon. Shortly after that, Richard, Shel and Judy began performing as Tater Patch, a name chosen because Tater Patch is a great old fiddle tune and because of Judy’s professional interest in potato bugs.

In 2001, Marge and Tony Sume, two excellent singers and musicians from nearby West Chester, PA, joined Tater Patch, and Richard moved to bass. Tater Patch’s twin fiddles, banjo, and solid rhythm section make the band in demand for both square and contra dances. By adding Tony and Marge’s repertoire of traditional country songs, Tater Patch presents music that appeals to a wide audience at festivals, concerts, and parties.