​​​​​​​December Goal: $25,000
Raised in December $26,670
We reached our general $70,000 goal to Steward Music Mountain into a brilliant 2021 season!

​​​​​​​To Help Us Bring
The Most Fulfilling Music in the World
Back to Music Mountain

Thank you for your support! In March, when Covid-19 forces us to cancel in-person concerts, we set two goals: we produced twelve online programs under the banner Live From Music Mountain, and we launched a Fund-Drive to Steward Music Mountain into a Brilliant 2021 Season with the goal to raise $70,000 by the end of the year. Since March, your generosity has helped us every step of the way!

Nicholas Gordon (1928, Chicago, IL – 2017, New York City) with his beloved companion, Polo.

Nicholas Gordon (1928, Chicago, IL – 2017, New York City)
with his beloved companion, Polo.


A weekly program of conversation and music on Sundays at:

www.musicmountain.org | Facebook Live | YouTube

Aired on Sunday, September 13, 3 PM EDT

Peter Serkin Tribute Live from Music Mountain

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Thank you for watching!

Aired on Sunday, September 13, 3 PM EDT

Peter Serkin Tribute Live from Music Mountain

Live From Music Mountain, in partnership with Carnegie Hall, presents a Peter Serkin Tribute, a special length program including highlights of performances by Peter Ser kin and original conversations with artists who were close to him, including Emanuel Ax, Jaime Laredo, Jeremy Denk, and Benjamin Hocffman; Tashi members Fred Sherry, Ida Kavafian , and Richard Stoltzman; producer Marty Krystall; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt of the Dover Quartet; composers Derek Bermel and Andreia Pinto-Correia; and one of his last students, Tomoki Park.

"Peter Serkin played the first concert of my tenure as artistic director of Music Mountain, in June 2017, said Oskar Espina-Ruiz, currently serving as artistic and executive director of Music Mountain."I remember that concert very well. Nick Gordon was there too. Nick had been president of the Music Mountain board for 45 years then. I felt like I was walking among two giants. Nick passed away four months later, age 89, and Peter performed at his tribute concert in 2018, playing Brahms Piano Quintet with the Shanghai Quartet. What we didn't expect was to lose Peter less than 2 years after that." Peter Serkin passed away on February 1, 2020.

The performances in the program include Air, from J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations; Charles Wuorinen Scherzo; J.S. Bach Sinfonia No. 3 in D Major, BWV 789; Beethoven Sonata No. 29 In B Flat, O p. 106 "Hammerklavier" (Allegro); Stefan Wolpe Piece in Three Parts (I mvt) with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Oliver Knussen Variations, Op. 24; Takemifsu Rain Tree Sketch: Anton We berm Quartet for Violin , Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone and Piano, Op. 22 with Tashi and Marty Krystall, tenor saxophone, and, C. P.E. Bach Sonata No. 1 in C Major (Prestissimo).

Peter Serkin held a singular place among classical music artists, admired equally for his performance of established repertoire and as a consummate interpreter of contemporary music. His music-making demonstrated keen understanding of the masterworks of J.S. Bach as well as an exceptional grasp of diverse musical styles, ranging from Stravinsky to Messiaen , Toru Takemitsu and Oliver Knussen. Mr. Serkin performed with the world s major symphony orchestras, led by such eminent conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Daniel Barenboim, Simon Rattle, and Herbert Blomstedt as well as Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, and Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos. In chamber music, Serkin collaborated with Alexander Schneider, Pamela Frank, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Budapest, Guarneri, Orion, Shanghai, and Dover String Quartets, among others. He was a founding member of the TASHI Quartet, with violinist Ida Kavafian, cellist Fred Sherry, and clarinetist Richard Stoltzman.


Music Mountain is “the summer shrine of the string quartet”

— The New Yorker

Many thanks to all our 2020 Virtual Season sponsors…

HERRINGTON’S and NORTHWEST CORNER GIVES, a COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund made possible by the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation from anonymous and discretionary Community Foundation funds, including the Draper Foundation Fund, Khurshed Bhumgara Fund, Marion Wm. & Alice Edwards Fund, The Echo Valley Foundation Fund, Keroden Endowed Fund, Edward W. Diskavich Fund, Lucia Tuttle Fritz Fund, Nolin Selby Fund, and the Miriam Mason Cable Trust Fund; through the Melville Charitable Trust, through generous gifts from community members, and in partnership with Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Music Mountain is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development Office of the Arts, the Peter N. Krysa Designated Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and two funds of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, Inc.: the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund, and the Lucia Tuttle Fritz Fund.