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  • June 4, 2023 - 3:00 PM
  • Gordon Hall, Music Mountain

94th Season Opening Benefit Concert & Reception

Benjamin Hochman, Piano; Nancy Wu, Kobi Malkin, Violins; Jessica Thompson, Viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, Cello; Leigh Mesh, Double Bass

BACH Keyboard Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056
BACH Keyboard Concerto in E Major, BWV 1053
BACH (arr. Mozart) Two Fugues for string quartet from the Well-Tempered Clavier
MOZART Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546
MOZART Piano Concerto #14 in E Flat Major, K. 449

Please join us at the free reception with the artists immediately following the concert, on the Great Lawn, in front of Gordon Hall

*Underwritten by the Smart Family Foundation of New York, A. Douglas Stone and Barbara Bechtolsheim

“Classical music doesn’t get much better than this,” wrote The New York Times about Benjamin Hochman, who will play a special program of works by Bach and Mozart at Music Mountain’s 94th Season Opening Benefit Concert & Reception on June 4. His Music Mountain program tells the story of Bach’s influence on Mozart, including Mozart’s arrangement for string quartet of two fugues from Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, and his own Adagio and Fugue in C Minor for string quartet. This special program starts with Bach Keyboard Concerti in F Minor, BWV 1056, and E Major, BWV 1053, and concludes with the Mozart Piano Concerto #14 in E Flat Major, K. 449. What makes this program special is the fact that the three concerti will be performed in their chamber music versions, with a stellar string quintet composed of Nancy Wu and Kobi Malkin, violins, Jessica Thompson, viola, Raman Ramakrishnan, cello, and Leigh Mesh, double bass, all renowned artists and members of ensembles such as Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Ensemble Connect, and Daedalus Quartet.