Saturday, August 22, 6:30PM
Peter & Will Anderson, Saxaphone & Clarinet
with Alex Wintz, Guitar
Direct from touring in Europe, South America, Asia. Thrilling audiences with their broad repertoire of swing, Latin, and original works. “You dudes are the future!” — Quincy Jones. “Virtuosos on both clarinet and saxophone.” (NY Times) “…imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic jazz and pop.” — The Washington Post
Consistently bringing a fresh perspective to bebop, swing, and vintage jazz! Clarinet and saxophone virtuosos, Peter and Will Anderson have been thrilling audiences with their broad repertoire of swing, Latin, and original works since they were teenagers. The duo have headlined Jazz at Lincoln Center, Blues Alley, and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. They have performed in twenty-six U.S. States, toured Japan and the United Kingdom, and have performed with jazz greats Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Hank Jones, Clark Terry, Frank Wess and Benny Golson. Peter & Will Anderson will be joined by Alex Wintz, guitar. Influenced by an array of genres from bluegrass to punk rock, Alex brings a shared passion for music and provides inspiration in the ability for music to significantly enrich life experiences.
Sunday, August 23, 3 PM
Harlem String Quartet
Francine Kay, Piano
Beethoven: Scherzo from String Quartet in C Minor, Opus 18, No. 4 (1798-1800) (24)
Turina: La Oración del Torero (1925) (25)
Bartok: Scherzo from String Quartet # 2, Opus 17, SZ 67 (1915-7) (4)
Borodin: Nocturne from String Quartet No. 2 in D major (1881) (25)
Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81 (1887) (45)
The Harlem String Quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music by engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. The New York-based ensemble has toured throughout the United States, as well as France, Belgium, Panama, and in South Africa, where under the auspices of the U.S. State Department they spent two weeks on tour performing concerts and participating in outreach activities. The Harlem String Quartet recently collaborated with jazz legends Chick Corea and Gary Burton and recorded the Grammy Award winning “Mozart Goes Dancing.”
Pianist Francine Kay has performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia as chamber musician and in solo recital. Currently, Francine Kay is on the performance faculty at Princeton University, where she performs as part of the Composers Ensemble and the Richardson Chamber Players.
Saturday, August 29, 6:30PM
MICHAEL BERKELEY & Friends
No Tune Like A Show Tune: The Best of Broadway
Michael Berkeley with his extraordinarily talented guests offering a musical celebration of “The Best of Broadway” – with music by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart, Jerry Herman, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber – and so much more! Broadway veteran and cabaret singer Wanda L. Houston, Diva soprano/actress Amy LeBlanc, singer and nationally-acclaimed tapper Heather J. Holohan, and multi-talented singer/comedian Frank Fasano join singer/songwriter, musical director/arranger Michael Berkeley, for 90 minutes of Broadway’s greatest hits. With Michael Berkeley at the piano, No Tune Like A Show Tune will offer a fast-paced, dynamic evening of musical theatre.
Michael Berkeley has directed/musical directed more than 40 shows for TriArts Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, CT, serving as Resident Musical Director for nine years and then as Artistic Director from 1999-2012. As an educator, Michael has worked extensively with youth theatre programs — teaching workshops, and serving as an artist-in-residence and director/musical director. In 2004, he helped establish a musical theatre program at the Region One high school in Connecticut, where he has directed/musical directed students for the past twelve years.
(Underwritten by an anonymous donor)
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, August 28.
Sunday, August 30, 3 PM
Dover String Quartet
Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet
Dutilleux: Ainsi La Nuit (1976) (3)
Dvorak: String Quartet in F major, Op. 96 “American” (1893) (24)
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581 (1789) (14)
The Dover String Quartet has catapulted to international stardom becoming one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The quartet’s current season has the ensemble performing more than 100 concerts throughout the United States, Canada, South America, and Europe. In 2013-14, the Quartet became the first ever Quartet-in-Residence for the venerated Curtis Institute of Music. In addition to their extensive touring schedule, the Dover String Quartet is an active member of Music for Food, an initiative to help musicians fight hunger in their home communities.
The quartet will be joined by guest artist Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet. Alexander’s playing combines flawless technique and consummate musicianship with graceful phrasing and a warm soulful tone. He is considered one of today’s most exceptional clarinet players.
Saturday, September 5, 6:30 PM
Shanghai String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Opus 20, No.4 (1772) (12)
Beethoven: String Quartet in F Minor, Opus 95 “Serioso” (1810) (33)
Penderecki: String Quartet No. 3 “Leaves from an unwritten diary” (2008) (2)
Beethoven: String Quartet in B Flat Major, Opus 18, No.6 (1798-1800) (30)
Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations, the Shanghai String Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. The Quartet has a long history of championing new music and juxtaposing traditions of Eastern and Western music. They regularly tour the major music centers around Europe, North America, and Asia travelling to Poland, France, Colombia, and Seoul. The Shanghai Quartet currently serves as Quartet-in-Residence at the John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University, New Jersey, Ensemble-in-Residence with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and visiting guest professors of the Shanghai Conservatory and the Central Conservatory in Beijing.