All Souls’ Church in Tannersville announces a free summer chamber series running through July and August, featuring a lineup of critically acclaimed classical musicians from New York City, Denmark and the United Kingdom. “We’re honored to have the opportunity to host a second summer of music at a venue as unique and special to the mountaintop as All Souls’ Church,” said 23Arts founder Piers Playfair. “This series is a chance for local audiences to enjoy talented musicians from around the world, all the while experiencing this beautiful church, which ranks as one of the jewels of our mountaintop.”
On Sunday, July 5 pianist and 23Arts artist-in-residence Tanya Gabrielian leads the Initiative Chamber Ensemble, a quartet of some of New York’s best classical musicians, in a performance of the Trout Quintet by Schubert. On July 26, the New Baroque Soloists led by Ben Woodward, artistic director of London’s Fulham Opera, and accompanied by soprano vocalist Catharine Rogers will perform works by Bach, Quantz and more.
The series continues on August 9 with the Attacca Quartet, joined by Gabrielian in a special performance of the Bartók Quintet, a rarely performed work by Béla Bartók.
The series concludes on August 23 with a tribute to two of the most influential composers of Nordic music, Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen, who are both celebrating their 150th birthdays this year. Singer Thomas Storm of the Royal Danish National Opera will deliver a special performance of their works alongside Gabrielian. This concert will also be performed at the Scandinavia House in New York City and is made possible through the assistance of the Danish Consulate in New York.
All concerts have free admission, begin at 11:30 a.m. and last approximately one hour. The All Souls’ Church is located at County Road 25 Tannersville.