June 5 – Season opens with The Emerson String Quartet

Sunday, June 5, 3 PM

The Emerson String Quartet. Photo Credit: Lisa Mazzucco

The Emerson String Quartet. Photo Credit: Lisa Mazzucco

OPENING 87TH SEASON OPENING CONCERT & RECEPTION
Emerson String Quartet
All Tickets: $75
Includes a Voucher for any Regularly Priced 2016 Concert
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Haydn: String Quartet in D Minor, Opus 76 #2 (1796-7) (12)
Beethoven: String Quartet in G Major, Opus 18 #2 (1798-1800) (22)
Schubert: String Quartet in G Major, Opus 161, D 887 (1826) (19)
(Underwritten by an Anonymous Donor)

Music Mountain, America’s oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, kicks off its 87th Anniversary Season on Sunday, June 5th with a gala performance and reception featuring the multiple Grammy award winning ensemble, Emerson String Quartet!

The Emerson String Quartet has accumulated an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades. In a season of over 85 quartet performances, mingled with the Quartet members’ individual artistic commitments, the Emerson plays extensively throughout North America. Multiple tours of Europe include dates in Denmark, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom, among many other countries. Based in New York City, The Emerson String Quartet is Quartet-in-Residence at Stony Brook University.

June 4 – Free Concert: Next Festival

Saturday, June 4, 5PM

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FREE Concert to mark conclusion of the Next Festival of Emerging Artists week at Music Mountain!

Special Guest Artist violist Nadia Sirota (YMusic, ACME, Peabody-winning host of Meet the Composer) joins conductor Peter Askim and the musicians of The Next Festival of Emerging Artists in a concert of the music of living composers. The program features the World Premiere of Echolocations by Aleksandra Vrebalov and works by Derek Bermel, Christopher Theofanidis and Judd Greenstein.

Comprised of some of the most exciting young artists of tomorrow, The Next Festival of Emerging Artists is an intensive and immersive one week residency for young professional string players focused on musical exploration, entrepreneurial thinking and Contemporary Performance Practice. Founded by Artistic Director Peter Askim in 2013, the festival provides a setting for the next generation of artists to hone their craft in a beautiful setting, with generous financial support and the opportunity to collaborate with world class guest artists, including cellist Matt Haimovitz, ETHEL, Jeffrey Zeigler, and Nadia Sirota – this year’s Guest Artist.

 

June 11 – Galvanized Jazz Band – Special Early Season Offer!

Saturday, June 11, 6:30 PM

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The Galvanized Jazz Band

Early Season Special Offer:
Buy one ticket, Get a second companion ticket FREE!

Purchase by phone (860-824-7126) or at the door!
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Thrilling generations of fans since 1971, The Galvanized Jazz Band is a dynamic group of Connecticut musicians devoted to the energetic performance of hot Dixieland, New Orleans jazz, blues, rags, stomps, struts, spirituals, swing, and classic popular songs from the past century. The 5-piece band performs at Jazz Festivals from Maine to New Orleans and throughout Europe. Recognized by Connecticut Magazine as the “Best Jazz Band in the State!”

June 12 – Borromeo String Quartet – Special Early Season Offer!

Sunday, June 12, 3 PM

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Early Season Special Offer:
Buy one ticket, Get a second companion ticket FREE!

Purchase by phone (860-824-7126) or at the door!
(This special not available online)

Borromeo String Quartet
Bach: Selections from the Well-Tempered Klavier, BWV 846-853 (1722) (2)
Ravel: String Quartet in F (1903) (45)
Beethoven: String Quartet in E Flat Major, Opus 127 (1825) (19)

The award-winning Borromeo String Quartet has garnered its reputation as one of the most important ensembles of our time. The ensemble has been hailed for its “edge-of-the-seat performances,” by the Boston Globe, which called it “simply the best there is.” Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Borromeo continues to be a pioneer in its use of technology, and has the trailblazing distinction of being the first string quartet to utilize laptop computers on the concert stage. Passionate educators, the Borromeos encourage audiences of all ages to explore and listen to both traditional and contemporary repertoire in new ways. The quartet has been ensemble-in-residence at the New England Conservatory and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for twenty-three years; and has worked extensively as performers and educators with the Library of Congress, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Taos School of Music. Highlights of their 2015-16 season include performances in Switzerland, Japan, Korea and China; and the Bartók Cycle in Boston, San Francisco and at the Library of Congress.

June 18 – New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

Saturday, June 18, 6:30 PM

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The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP)
Gilbert & Sullivan’s uproarious second collaboration, Trial by Jury, sends up the potential for self-centered corruption in the legal system. In NYGASP’s quintet version the melodramatic roleof defense counsel is given to a woman, bringing this timeless satire up to date, with the audience serving as the silent jury (no deliberation or verdict required other than laughter and applause). The second half is devoted to NYGASP’s quintet of veteran G&S experts and selections from the rest of the G&S canon, including audience requests.
(Underwritten by an Anonymous Donor)

*Pre-Concert Theme Dinner at the Falls Village Inn
Dinner (5pm) & Concert (6:30pm): $70
Concert Only: $30 at the door; $27 in Advance.
Dinner reservations must be made No later than Friday, June 17.