Music Mountain Announces Summer 2017 Chamber Music Season!


Music Mountain
Announces 2017 Chamber Music Festival Line Up!88th Season to feature A Summer of Beethovenplus Premieres, First Time Guests & Returning Favorites!

Concerts Begin June 11, 2017!

“America’s Oldest Continuing Summer Chamber Music Festival”

 Chamber music enthusiasts will want to mark their calendars for the start of Music Mountain’s 88th Season! Music Mountain President, Nicholar Gordon announced America’s oldest continuing summer chamber music festival will kick off on June 11th with a summer featuring Beethoven and favorite Piano Quintets! The Chamber Music Series will also welcome Music Mountain premieres, first time guests, and returning favorites! Concerts are scheduled through September 17th. (see full chamber music schedule below)

 

The 88th Season launches on Sunday, June 11th with the Opening Concert & Reception featuring the incomparable pianist Peter Serkin along with Stefan Jackiw, Violin, and Jay Campbell, Cello performing Haydn: Piano Trio in G Major, Hob.XV:25, Opus 73 # 2 “Gypsy”; Schubert: Piano Trio in B Flat Major, Opus 99, D 898; and Beethoven: Piano Trio in B Flat Major, Opus 97, “Archduke.” The season continues with ten string quartets playing exceptional programs, including Cassatt String Quartet, Arianna String Quartet, Penderecki String Quartet, Ariel Quartet, Harlem String Quartet, Aeolus String Quartet, Daedalus String Quartet, Shanghai String Quartet, Amernet String Quartet, and The Juilliard String Quartet. The St. Petersburg Piano Quartet returns again with two noteworthy programs. Sixteen esteemed guest artists will also play this summer, including Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet; Michael Brown, Piano; Nicholas Canellakis, Cello; Mihae Lee, Piano; Julia Hsu, piano; Victoria Schwartzman, Piano; Leopoldo Erice, Piano; Fei-Fei Dong, Piano; Geoffrey Burleson, Piano; Tanya Bannister, Piano; Qing Jiang, Piano; and Vivek Kamath, Viola.

 

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

 

Music Mountain is supported, in part, by the Connecticut Commission On Culture & Tourism.

 

Specially Priced Concerts are as Follows: Tickets for the 88th Season Opening Concert & Reception on Sunday, June 11 (3PM) are $75. Tickets to the Sunday, July 2 (3PM) Piano 4 Hands Concert with Peter Serkin & Julia Hsu are $60. Tickets for the Labor Day Benefit Concert & Reception on Sunday, September 3 (3PM) with The Shanghai String Quartet, guest artist Qing Jiang, piano, are $75. Tickets for the closing concert on Sunday, September 17 (3PM) with The Juilliard String Quartet are $60.

 

Chamber Music Concerts are $35 at the door/$30 in advance. Twilight Series Concerts are $30 at the door/$27 in advance. Children ages 5-18 are admitted FREE for ALL CONCERTS when accompanied by a ticket holder. Saturday Twilight Concerts are at 6:30pm. Sunday afternoon Chamber Music concerts are at 3pm. Group rates and pre-season ticket vouchers are available. Discounts apply through participating organizations. For a complete summer schedule, special ticket prices, and to download a ticket order form visit www.musicmountain.org or call 860-824-7126.

 

  Music Mountain, 225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, CT 06031

2017 CHAMBER MUSIC SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

 SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 3PM

88TH SEASON OPENING

CONCERT & RECEPTION

All tickets: $75

Peter Serkin, piano  

Stefan Jackiw, Violin

Jay Campbell, cello

 

Haydn: Piano Trio in G Major, Hob.XV:25, Opus 73 # 2 “Gypsy”

Schubert:  Piano Trio in B Flat Major, Opus 99, D 898  (1827)

Beethoven: Piano Trio in B Flat Major, Opus 97, “Archduke” (1811)

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 3PM

Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet

Michael Brown, Piano

Nicholas Canellakis, Cello

Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B Flat Major, Opus 11 (1796)

Selected Klezmer Works for Clarinet Trio

Debussy: Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet & Piano (1910)

Brahms:  Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Opus 114  (1891)

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 3PM

Cassatt String Quartet

Mihae Lee, Piano

Mendelssohn:  4 pieces for String Quartet, Opus 81 “Capriccio”  (1843-47)

Beethoven: String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 132 (1825)

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet Opus 57 (1940)

 

  

SUNDAY, JULY 2, 3PM

All Tickets: $60

Peter Serkin & Julia Hsu

Piano 4 hands

Beethoven: The Grosse Fuge, Opus 133  (1825)

Arranged for Piano 4 hands

Balance of program to be announced

 

SUNDAY, JULY 9, 3PM

Arianna String Quartet

Victoria Schwartzman, Piano

Haydn: String Quartet in A Major, Opus 20 # 6   (1772)

Brahms: String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 51 #2   (1873)     

Dohnanyi: Piano Quintet in C Major, Opus 1  (1895)

 

SUNDAY, JULY 16, 3PM

Penderecki String Quartet

Leopoldo Erice, Piano

Mozart:  String Quartet in D Major, K. 57 5  (1789)

Schumann: String Quartet in a Major, Opus 41 #3  (1842)

Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A Major, Opus 81  (1887)

 

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 3PM

Ariel Quartet

Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano

Mozart:  String Quartet in G Major, K.387  (1782)

Dvorak: String Quartet in F Major, Opus 96 American (1893)

Schumann:  Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Opus 44 (1842)

 

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 3PM

Harlem String Quartet

Fei-Fei Dong, Piano

Webern: Langsamer Satz   (1905)

Mozart:  String Quartet in B Flat Major, K. 458, “Hunt”   (1784)

William Bolcom — Three Rags for String Quartet

Poltergeist

Graceful Ghost

Incineratorag 

Guido Lopez-Gavilan:   Guaguanco

Brahms:  Piano Quartet in C Minor, Opus 60   (1875)

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 3PM

Aeolus String Quartet

Geoffrey Burleson, Piano

Haydn: String Quartet in F Major, Opus 74# 2 (1793)

Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A Major, Opus 13   (1827)

Franck: Piano Quintet in F Minor (1878-79)

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 3PM

ST. Petersburg Piano Quartet

All Beethoven Program

Violin & Piano Sonata # 5 in F Major, Opus 24 “Spring”   (1800-01)

Piano Trio in D Major, Opus 70 #1 “Ghost”    (1808)

Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Opus 16    (1797)

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 3PM

St. Petersburg Piano Quartet

Brahms: Viola Sonata in E Flat Major, Opus 120 #2  (1894)

Shostakovich: Piano Trio # 2 in E Minor, Opus 67   (1944)

Schumann: Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Opus 47 (1842)

 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 3PM

Daedalus String Quartet

Tanya Bannister, Piano

Beethoven:  String Quartet o F Major, Opus 18#1   (1798-1800)

Schubert:  String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 29 #1, D.804) “Rosamunda”   (1824)

Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Opus 34  (1864)

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 6:30PM

The Shanghai String Quartet

Mendelssohn:  String Quartet in E Flat Major, Opus 12  (1829)

Yiwen Jiang:  Selections from China Song

Brahms: String Quartet in C Minor, Opus 51 # 1  (1873)

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 3PM

LABOR DAY BENEFIT

CONCERT & RECEPTION

ALL TICKETS $75

The Shanghai String Quartet

Qing Jiang, Piano:

Beethoven:  String Quartet in B Flat Major, Opus 18 # 6 (1798-1800)

Beethoven:  String Quartet in E Minor, Opus 59 # 2    (1806)

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Opus 25   (1861)

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 3PM

Amernet String Quartet

Vivek Kamath, Viola

ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM

Piano Sonata # 8 in C Minor, Opus 13 “Pathétique”   (1798)

Arranged for String Quartet by Jeffery Briggs (1957-)

String Quartet in F Major, Opus 135    (1826)

Viola Quintet in C Major, Opus 29 “Storm”   (1801)

 

  

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 3PM

All Tickets: $60

The Juilliard String Quartet

Beethoven:  String Quartet in A Major, Opus 18 # 5  (1798-1800)

Haydn:  String Quartet in D Major, Opus 76 # 5  (1796-7)

Dvorak:  String Quartet in C Major, Opus 61   (1881)

 

musicmountainlogo2015

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply