Saturday, August 25: Maverick Concerts’ music director Alexander Platt has enlisted players from the Caroga Arts Ensemble; singers from the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice; and members of Actors & Writers to read the poems.
Trio con Brio Copenhagen’s playing of Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Op. 70, No. 1 was about as fine a version of that piece as I’ve ever heard, vigorous and energetic with powerful accents, appropriately creepy in the second movement, and with very good balance.
July 10-27: The Festival is full of events open to the public, ranging from master classes to full-length recitals, but its main focus is on the 25 students who come from literally around the world to study with master teachers.
This year, the theme is “Americans in Paris,” seven concerts concentrating in part on the work of Ned Rorem, the American composer who turns 95 in October.
The big classical music event of January in our area was the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra’s concert at the Woodstock Playhouse on January 6.
Saturday, September 2: Ingrid Sertso, Karl Berger and their All-Star Octet to honor the great experimental jazz trumpeter
Saturday, July 8: His source material comes from the works of Hildegard von Bingen, the great 12th-century mystic nun.
The audience responded to contemporary music string quartet called ETHEL enthusiastically.
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.