Update: 2021 Concerts at a Glance and COVID-19 Policy

Music Mountain In-Person Concerts run through September 5 on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 pm Eastern In-Person, in Historic Gordon Hall; on the Great Lawn over a Picnic; or on our website via live stream.
Box Office: (860) 824-7126 or info@musicmountain.org

The Grounds Open at 1 pm, including the Music Mountain Concessions Stand & Gift Shop, and the Ticket Booth. Free parking. You may bring your own food and drinks on to the Music Mountain lawn and 12 picnic tables. We serve coffee, tea, ice cream and more.

Audience Safety First
To keep our patrons safe during concerts, seating capacity will be in accord with state health and federal CDC guidelines. Large, quiet fans with UV lighting will provide constant ventilation and clean air. A complete change of air will take place at intermission. A new area made available at the back of the hall will allow patrons to cue for the washrooms while distanced. Strict cleaning protocols will be implemented to keep all patrons safe. Masks and physical distancing are highly recommended for all patrons. Masks are required for unvaccinated patrons. 

Thanks to a grant from the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund, the Northwest Corner Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and individual supporters, this summer Music Mountain concerts will be available in three settings: in historic Gordon Hall, on the Music Mountain lawn (with LED screen and amplification), and at home via live stream.

Tickets and Location
Music Mountain is located at 225 Music Mountain Road, in Falls Village, Connecticut, where a short scenic drive will bring you to Gordon Hall atop Music Mountain. Free parking and picnic facilities are available.

Regularly scheduled Chamber Music Concerts are $45. Specially Priced Concerts are as follows: tickets for the Season Opening Concert on July 4 are $75, and Benefit Concerts on July 11 and August 29 are $60. No fees will be charged. Children ages 5-18 are admitted FREE to ALL CONCERTS when accompanied by a ticket holder. Other discounts apply. Please call (860) 824-7126 for details. Sunday afternoon Chamber Music concerts start at 3 pm and last approximately 2 hours, with a 20-minute intermission.

For more information, please visit www.musicmountain.org or call (860) 824-7126.

About Music Mountain
Since 1930 generations of music lovers have come to Music Mountain for an exceptional concert experience and, today, audiences continue to praise the outstanding quality and consistency of the events at Music Mountain, the exceptional acoustics of air-conditioned Gordon Hall, and the beauty and peaceful serenity of Music Mountain’s mountaintop grounds. Recent concertgoers see Music Mountain as “a peaceful green oasis” and highlight its “amazing venue, ambience, and experience.”

Music Mountain, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, began as the unique vision of Jacques Gordon, Chicago Symphony concertmaster from 1921 to 1930 and the founding first violinist of the Gordon String Quartet, one of the leading quartets of its time. The buildings at Music Mountain form a well-designed campus in the Colonial Revival style. They were built by Sears, Roebuck & Company’s pre-fabricated housing division and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Today, artistic director Oskar Espina-Ruiz and Music Mountain’s dedicated board of directors steer Music Mountain through a period of continued growth.

Music Mountain is supported in part by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development Office of the Arts, the Peter N. Krysa 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.

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Music Mountain, 225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, CT
2021 CONCERT SEASON AT A GLANCE

SUNDAY, JULY 4, 3:00 PM
SHANGHAI QUARTET

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in B Flat Major, Opus 18 #6
ZHOU LONG Chinese Folk Songs
SMETANA String Quartet in E Minor, “From my Life”
(Underwritten in Part by William Gillers)

SATURDAY, JULY 10, 3:00 PM (new time)
AN EVENING OF GILBERT & SULLIVAN

Now in its forty-fourth year of operation, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) is America’s preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble.  Under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Albert Bergeret, who has been hailed as “the leading custodian of the G&S classics” by New York Magazine, NYGASP has created its own special niche in the cultural mosaic of New York City and the nation.
(Underwritten by an Anonymous Donor)

SUNDAY, JULY 11, 3:00 PM
BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE MUSIC MOUNTAIN ACADEMY
BALOURDET STRING QUARTET

MOZART String Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance”
DEBUSSY String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
BRAHMS String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 51, #1
(Underwritten in Part by Thomas C. Ragan)

SATURDAY, JULY 17, 3:00 PM
BARBARA FASANO TRIO
FEATURING ERIC COMSTOCK

With Boots Maleson, Bass
The Songbook from Sinatra to Sondheim to Sting
“A lyrically sensitive interpreter with a special affinity for Joni Mitchell” –The New York Times

SUNDAY, JULY 18, 3 PM
VERONA QUARTET
FEI-FEI, PIANO

DVORAK Cypresses (Selection)
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C Sharp Minor, Op. 131
GRAZYNA BACEWICZ Piano Quintet #1

SATURDAY, JULY 24, 3:00 PM
SWINGTIME BIG BAND
“THAT is the Question!”

Inspired by everyone’s favorite game show—Jeopardy!— Swingtime returns
with a fun new program of classics from the Great American Songbook
featuring titles or lyrics in the form of a question! Composers & lyricists have
often revealed ‘inquiring’ minds in their songs, hoping to provide musical
answers to life’s most probing queries. That list includes riddles, offering
this exciting 20-piece ensemble the perfect opportunity to salute legendary
arranger Nelson Riddle, to celebrate his 100th birthday this year! All we ‘ask’
of you is to come join us for a swingin’ good time!

SUNDAY, JULY 25, 3:00 PM
HARLEM QUARTET

JOSEPH BOLOGNE String Quartet in G Major #5
JEAN "RUDY" PERRAULT "Exodus"
WILLIAM GRANT STILL Lyric Quartette
JESSIE MONTGOMERY Strum
ADONIS MATOS Fugato
GEORGE WALKER “Lyric for Strings” from String Quartet #1
WYNTON MARSALIS At The Octoroon Balls
JOHN BIRKS “DIZZY” GILLESPIE A Night in Tunisia
BILLY STRAYHORN Take The “A” Train

SATURDAY, JULY 31, 3:00 PM
SWING TIMES FIVE WITH DEBBY LARKIN

Best hot dance tunes, sweet ballads, and vintage standards

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 3:00 PM
MISHA DICHTER, PIANO
TESLA QUARTET

SCHUBERT String Quartet in G Major, Op. 161, D. 887
DVORAK: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 3:00 PM
WOLVERINE JAZZ BAND

Kings of Swing, Ragtime and Hot Dance

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 3:00 PM
ULYSSES QUARTET

PAUL FRUCHT Rhapsody
LEOS JANACEK String Quartet #2, “Intimate Letters”
ALI-ZADEH Reqs (Dance)
MENDELSSOHN Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 44 #3

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 3:00 PM
RIVERBOAT STOMPERS JAZZ BAND

New Orleans Traditional Jazz, Dixieland, and Swing from the 20’s to the ‘recent’ 60’s.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 3:00 PM
ROLSTON STRING QUARTET
BENJAMIN HOCHMAN, PIANO

DVORAK String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, “American”
GABRIELA LENA FRANK Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout for String Quartet
SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44
*Underwritten by Michelle Duffy and Robert Connell

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 3:00 PM
GABRIEL ALEGRIA AFRO-PERUVIAN SEXTET

This “dynamic ensemble explores the affinities between modern jazz and the Afro-Latin continuum in Peru.“ –The New York Times

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 3:00 PM
JUPITER STRING QUARTET

FANNY MENDELSSOHN HENSEL String Quartet in E Flat Major
FLORENCE PRICE Five Folksongs in Counterpoint
FELIX MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 80
JUDD GREENSTEIN Four on the Floor

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 3:00 PM
GALVANIZED JAZZ BAND

The “Best Jazz Band in the State” (Connecticut Magazine) “gets your blood running“ (Jazzbeat). Hot Dixieland, New Orleans Jazz & more

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 3:00 PM
BENEFIT CONCERT FOR MUSIC MOUNTAIN
AMERICAN STRING QUARTET
OSKAR ESPINA-RUIZ, CLARINET

HAYDN String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76 #5
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet #8 in C Minor, Op. 110
MOZART Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 3:00 PM
PETER & WILL ANDERSON QUARTET

The Andersons play Irving Berlin
“These guys flood the room with joy.” –Seattle Times

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 3:00 PM
CASSATT STRING QUARTET
URSULA OPPENS, PIANO

FANNY MENDELSSOHN HENSEL Selections from Das Jahr for piano
W.A. MOZART String Quartet in B Flat Major, K. 589, “Prussian”
AMY BEACH Piano Quintet in F Sharp Minor, Op. 67