Category Archives: Concerts

August 23 – Baroque Arias: Christine Gevert, Sarah Moulton & Nicholas Tamanga

Saturday, August 23, 6:30 p.m.

Christine Gevert, Sarah Moulton, Nicholas Tamanga

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Baroque Italian Opera Arias and Duets
Nicholas Tamagna, Countertenor
Sarah Moulton, Soprano
Christine Gevert, Harpsichord

For the first time in their diverse summer seasons, Music Mountain presents Baroque Italian Opera Arias and Duets featuring Nicholas Tamagna, Countertenor; Sarah Moulton Soprano; and Christine Gevert, Harpsichord. The trio will perform a selection of some of the greatest love duets of the times, including Pur ti miro and Io t’abbraccio from Handel’s Rodelinda, as well as duets from operas by J.A. Hasse and A. Scarlatti.

Soprano Sarah Moulton Faux has appeared with Amore Opera, New York Opera Forum, and New York City Opera. Award-Winning countertenor Nicholas Tamagna recently appeared with the Indianapolis Opera, and Utopia Unlimited Opera Company, as well as solo concerts at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and Avery Fischer Hall. Christine Gevert has conducted, preformed, and recorded extensively in Europe and South America with ensembles and orchestras. She is founder and artistic director of Crescendo in Lakeville, CT.

August 24 – Blair Quartet with Melvin Chen

Sunday, August 24, 3:00 p.m.

Aug24- BlairSQ with Melvin Chen

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Blair String Quartet
Melvin Chen, Piano
Haydn: String Quartet in G Major, Opus 77# 1 (1799)
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in D Major, Opus 44 #1  (1838)
Bloch: Piano Quintet # 1   (1923)

Widely acclaimed in performances across the country, the Blair String Quartet has enhanced its national reputation through appearances at the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, New York’s 92nd Street Y and Merkin Concert Hall. Highly skilled interpreters of the standard repertoire, the Blair Quartet has also championed music by contemporary American composers; they have been praised for combining “technical expertise and emotional fire.” The Blair String Quartet is currently in residence at the Blair School of Music of Vanderbilt University.

An accomplished and lauded soloist and chamber musician, Melvin Chen has received acclaim for performances throughout the United States and abroad. He has performed at major venues in the United States including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center, and Boston’s Jordan Hall, among others. Mr. Chen was recently appointed as associate professor of piano and deputy dean at the Yale School of Music, and is also the artistic director of the chamber music program at the Hotchkiss Summer Portals.

August 30 – Shanghai String Quartet

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

Shanghai SQ

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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!