Category Archives: Concerts

July 22 – Anouman Gypsy Jazz Quartet

Saturday, July 22, 6:30 p.m.

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Anouman Gypsy Jazz Quartet
A band of like-minded stalwarts of the New York City gypsy jazz scene, Anouman takes the music of legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt as its jumping off point, but by no means final destination! Consisting of Peter Sparacino (saxophone and woodwinds), Koran Agan (lead guitar), Eduardo Belo (bass), and Josh Kaye (rhythm guitar), Anouman is equipped to realize any spontaneous musical vision and performs their virtuosic and exciting originals to packed houses and foot-stomping, glasses-raised acclaim.

*Pre-Concert Theme Dinner at the Falls Village Inn
Dinner (5pm) & Concert (6:30pm): $70
Concert Only: $30
Dinner reservations must be made No later than Friday July 21.

July 23 – Ariel Quartet with Soyeon Kate Lee

Sunday, July 23, 3 p.m.

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Ariel Quartet
Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano
Mozart: String Quartet in G Major, K.387 (1782) (17)
Dvorak: String Quartet in F Major, Opus 96 ‘American’ (1893) (21)
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Opus 44 (1842) (37)

Characterized by its youth, brilliant playing, and soulful interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has quickly earned a glowing international reputation. The Ariel Quartet performs widely in Israel, Europe, and North America, performing with some of the most highly respected artists including pianist Menahem Pressler. The Quartet serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the rigorous chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts in addition to their busy touring schedule.

Pianist Soyeon Kate Lee has been lauded by The New York Times and by The Washington Post. She has been rapturously received as guest soloist with orchestras across the US and abroad and often performs in recital. An active chamber musician, Ms. Lee frequently collaborates in many chamber music festivals throughout the United States. She 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.

July 29 – Alan Ferber Nonet

Saturday, July 29, 6:30 p.m.

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Alan Ferber Nonet
Nominated for a Grammy award in the ‘Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album’ category, The Wall Street Journal described the Alan Ferber Nonet as “somehow both old school and cutting edge.” Trombonist-composer Alan Ferber has been recognized as one of the leading trombonists of his generation. Mr. Ferber’s music draws from a broad stylistic base informed by the array of artists with whom he has closely worked. Since 2011, he has been an Adjunct Professor of jazz studies at New York University’s Steinhardt School.

*Pre-Concert Theme Dinner at the Falls Village Inn
Dinner (5pm) & Concert (6:30pm): $70
Concert Only: $30
Dinner reservations must be made No later than Friday,
July 28.

July 30 – Harlem String Quartet with Fei-Fei-Dong

Sunday, July 30, 3 p.m.

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Harlem String Quartet
Fei-Fei Dong, Piano
Webern: Langsamer Satz (1905) (3)
Mozart: String Quartet in B Flat Major, K. 458 ‘Hunt’ (1784) (14)
Duke Ellington: Sophisticated Lady (1932) arr. Alan Broadbent (2016) (1)
William Bolcom: Three Rags for String Quartet (comp. 1970; arr. 1989) (1)
Poltergeist
Graceful Ghost
Incineratorag
Guido López-Gavilán: Guaguancó (comp. 1998, arr. 2015) (1)
Brahms: Piano Quartet in C Minor, Opus 60 (1875) (19)

Since its public debut in 2006 at Carnegie Hall, the New York-based Harlem Quartet has performed throughout the U.S., as well as in France, the U.K., Belgium, Panama, Canada, and in South Africa. In addition to performing on chamber music series around the world, The Harlem Quartet has collaborated with distinguished classical performers and jazz legends, and has appeared with renowned orchestras as individual solo artists. The Harlem Quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers.

Praised for her passion, precision, and nuance, Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong continues to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences in the U.S. and abroad. Her burgeoning career includes a number of prominent concerto engagements, summer festival appearances, and recital performances. Deeply committed to sharing her joy for music and connecting with communities, Ms. Dong also engages students and community audiences through frequent school and outreach concerts and master classes.

 

August 5 – Ben Kono Group

Saturday, August 5, 6:30 p.m.

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Ben Kono Group

The Ben Kono Group has garnered high praise for its thoughtful compositions, lush orchestrations, and edgy improvising ever since their debut CD was released to a sold-out house in New York City in 2011. The group features long-time musical collaborators Henry Hey on piano and Fender Rhodes, Pete McCann on guitars, John Hollenbeck on drums, John Hebert on bass, and Heather Laws on vocals and French horn. Woodwind performer, saxophonist, and band leader, Ben Kono has come into his own light as a leader and composer of note and has attracted attention as a singular emerging voice playing at many elite jazz venues in New York.

‘Cosmopolitan and unflappable…’ – The New York Times
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)

*Pre-Concert Theme Dinner at the Falls Village Inn
Dinner (5pm) & Concert (6:30pm): $70
Concert Only: $30
Dinner reservations must be made no later than Friday, August 4.