This season will celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, the last Romantic, with an exploration of his chamber music and of the rich trove of Central European music at the dawn of the 20th century. They will also renew their commitment to American music with new and recent repertoire, from the cutting-edge work of young composers to America’s master of the string quartet, Elliott Carter.
Alexander Platt, Music Director of Maverick, joins us to tell us more.
As executive director of the festival, Alexander Lombard, has seen his vision of bringing free classical music to the people thrive. This year's festival opens this Friday and runs through Aug. 22. It will, once again, bring celebrated composers and an original commission to audiences. Seventy musicians, including some of the most prestigious names in classical music, will perform at venues around the village.
Alexander Lombard, joins us this morning as does Barbora Kolarova, the festival’s Artistic Director and their Music Director – Roger Kalia.
The Cooperstown Music Festival began with three events in 1999, and since then the Festival has offered the region nearly 100 concerts, from classical to contemporary, jazz to bluegrass, cabaret to kids’ concerts.
Festival Artistic Director (and flutist) Linda Chesis saw Cooperstown as an ideal location for a music festival, with its picturesque lake setting, small town charm, restaurants and attractions.
This year’s Cooperstown Music Festival has a few remaining concerts and Linda Chesis joins us know to tell us what is upcoming – and a bit about what we’ve missed.
Violinist David Kim was named Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1963, he started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his bachelor's and master's degrees from The Juilliard School.
David Kim will, of course, perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra here at SPAC AND will participate in the SPAC Chamber Music Festival this Sunday. He will present, as part of a quintet, a program entitled “Night In Day” which will feature pieces by Stravinsky, Mozart, and Brahms.
Maverick Concerts, America’s oldest continuous summer chamber music festival and winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, thrives on the love of great music and the spirit of its unique site in the unspoiled woods. The rustic 1916 concert hall is ideally suited to chamber music and the intimacy of live performance.
This is Maverick’s 98th Season and they are focusing on the great 20th century British Composer, Benjamin Britten, who spent the summer of 1939 in Woodstock.
Maverick Concerts Music Director, Alexander Platt, and Publicity Director, Mary Fairchild join us to tell us more.