After 101 seasons of chamber music in the woods, you might think that Maverick Concerts doesn’t need to make any changes. But Maverick’s spirit remains young and changes are in the works.
His “Winner’s Concert” will be an all-American program, including works of Sousa, Copland, Gershwin (an original work for strings!), Chawick, Conni Ellisor, and Dvorák’s “New World” Symphony.
Barbara Pickhardt, music director of Ars Choralis, has a knack for presenting ambitious theme programs which often really teach us something as they entertain us.
From past experience I was expecting a fine performance from pianist Yalin Chi at Saugerties Pro Musica on February 19.
Starts Saturday, March 4. Three years ago, composer George Tsontakis launched an improbable series of piano recitals at his hometown library, the Olive Free Library in West Shokan.
I have never heard the WCO sound as good as it did during this concert, under the direction of William Stevens.
On January 14, William Stevens will demonstrate his qualifications for conducting a small symphony orchestra as the latest candidate for music directorship of the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. Stevens is the third of four candidates for the job abruptly vacated by Nathan Madsen.
Tsontakis, who lives in a home overlooking the Ashokan Reservoir, won the two biggest prizes in classical music composing: the Grawemeyer Award and the Charles Ives Living Award. Three of his concertos will soon come out on a recording by Naxos, the world’s best-selling classical label.
With the Maverick Concerts season just recently ended, I’m particularly thankful for Saugerties Pro Musica to occupy at least some
Two years ago, a little-known Ukrainian-American pianist named Inesa Sinkevych made her area debut at a Saugerties Pro Musica concert.