"Animals in Music" Second Chance BENEFIT at MCL
Nov
2
to Nov 3

"Animals in Music" Second Chance BENEFIT at MCL

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Taconic Music and Second Chance Animal Center team up for this special benefit celebrating the Center’s 60th anniversary with an animal-themed concert and reception.

4:30–5 pm Diamond Anniversary reception with cake and sparkling cider
5–6pm Concert with Taconic Chamber Players

Tickets for the event are $30, and proceeds benefit Second Chance Animal Center. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

For additional information, please contact Second Chance Animal Center at 802-375-2898.

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New Year’s Celebration
Dec
31
4:00 PM16:00

New Year’s Celebration

Concert 5–6:15 pm (no intermission)

Cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres from 4–7pm

Taconic String Band with Matthew Gold and Michael Rudiakov, drums and percussion perform Bach, Viennese waltzes, tangos, Broadway tunes and more, ending with the traditional Radetzky March.

$25 per person. Advance purchase recommended.

Tickets will go on sale after Thanksgiving.

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TM Presents - Kinhaven Young Artists
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

TM Presents - Kinhaven Young Artists

We are pleased to present a concert performed by Kinhaven Young Artist Seminar ensembles. Directed by cellist Adam Grabois, the seminar is a week-long program of intensive chamber music study culminating in performances in the community. The program continues Kinhaven's 68-year commitment to the highest artistic and educational standards and to a mission of shared learning and mutual support.

$10 at the door.
Proceeds benefit Taconic Music’s educational outreach programs.

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Ballet Meets The Beatles – at The Egg
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Ballet Meets The Beatles – at The Egg

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Ballet Meets The Beatles is a live performance by Chevalier Ballet to the songs of The Beatles performed by tribute band Across The Pond. They are joined by Taconic Electric Strings (Joana Genova and Heather Braun-Bakken, violins; Ariel Rudiakov, viola; Liam Veuve, cello) on such songs as Eleanor Rigby, All You Need Is Love, A Day in The Life, Here Comes The Sun and many more. The show begins with Across The Pond performing an ‘Ed Sullivan Set’ of early rockers before they are joined by Chevalier dancers and Taconic musicians in a performance that’s guaranteed to make you want to sing, scream, and dance!

$20/general, $15/seniors, veterans, $10/students. Free for kids 12 and under.

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Taconic Presents: Trio Bourgas
Sep
21
4:00 PM16:00

Taconic Presents: Trio Bourgas

Joy Tedford, violin, Petia Kassarova, cello and Sally Wave, piano perform Rachmaninov–Elegie #1, Joaquin Turina–Trio # 2; Carlos Gardel–Por Una Cabeza, Astor Piazzolla–Libertango; Adrienne Albert–Ode to Piazzolla; and Petko Staynov–Rachenitsa from Thracian Dances, Suite IV.

$10 Suggested Donation at the door

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An evening of Led Zeppelin
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

An evening of Led Zeppelin

JJ Hapgood and Taconic Music are pleased to present Better Off Led and Taconic Electric Strings, joining forces in a tribute to Led Zeppelin.

BetterOff Led, which brings to life the music of Led Zeppelin, will be joined by Taconic Electric Strings on classics such as Kashmir, The Rain Song, All of My Love, and Stairway to Heaven. They also cover the big cuts of heavy blues riffs from the studio albums, from Black Dog to Nobody's Fault But Mine to In My Time of Dying and so many more. International recording artist and performer Maxine Linehan will make a guest appearance at Friday's concert.

Better Off Led features Scott Fultz on vocals and guitar, Jonathan Newell on lead guitar and keyboards, Michael Craner on bass and Mike Mumblo on drums. Taconic Electric Strings showcases the talents of Joana Genova and Tania Halko Susi on violin, Ariel Rudiakov on viola, and Nathaniel Parke on cello.

J.J. Hapgood General Store and Eatery will be offering wood-fired pizza and spirits for sale on their patio under a tent. Lawn Chairs are welcome. Seating is limited.


Minimum $10 at the door to support Taconic Music.
This is an outdoor concert. In the event of rain, please call 802-824-4800 for more information.

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Festival Concert IV  – Mendelssohn, Chopin, Moszkowski, Giannini
Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Festival Concert IV – Mendelssohn, Chopin, Moszkowski, Giannini

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MENDELSSOHN, String Symphony No. 10 in B Minor
CHOPIN, Piano Études Op. 10 No. 3 in E Major and Op. 25 No. 11 in A Minor ‘Winterwind’
MOSZKOWSKI, Suite for Two Violins and Piano in G Minor, op. 71
GIANNINI, Quintet for Piano and Strings

Joana Genova and Heather Braun-Bakken, violins, Ariel Rudiakov, viola and conductor; Daniel Miller, cello; Steven Moran, double-bass; Dan Sato, piano. Featuring students from our Chamber Music Intensive.

GENERAL ADMISSION:
Adults $25; Students and children $10
ADVANCE PURCHASE DISCOUNT:
Adults $20 purchased online or by phone prior to noon the day of the concert.

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NextGen Concert II
Jul
13
4:00 PM16:00

NextGen Concert II

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DVOŘÁK, Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, op. 87
BARTÓK, String Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85
MOZART, String Quartet in D Major, K.575
BRAHMS, String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, op. 36

Sicong Chen, Katherine Gilger, and Chino Soberano, violins; Kristi Holstein, violin and viola; Elizabeth Tobald and Alexander Villalobos, violas; Jacob Barker, Kate Huang, and Isaiah Pennington, celli; Qiana Yang, piano

Come hear the next generation of musicians! Our Chamber Music Intensive student ensembles perform complete works for string quartet and piano quintet.

SUGGESTED DONATION:
Adults $10 at the door
Students and children Free

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Veterans' Home Summer Concert
Jul
11
1:30 PM13:30

Veterans' Home Summer Concert

Violinists Katherine Gilger and Sicong Chen, violists Elizabeth Tobald and Kristi Holstein, and cellists Jacob Barker and Isaiah Pennington will perform works by Brahms and other composers for the residents of the Vermont Veterans’ Home in Bennington.

The concert is made possible through a partnership with Vietnam veteran Garry DuFour of Dorset and is generously sponsored by The Bank of Bennington.

Free and open to the public.

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Masterclass with Nicholas DiEugenio
Jul
9
3:00 PM15:00

Masterclass with Nicholas DiEugenio

Masterclasses allow the audience to experience firsthand how chamber music is refined and brought to a whole new level. A visiting artist, ensemble, or faculty member will work with student groups, offering insights on interpretation and style. 

Admission $10 at the door

Praised for the “rapturous poetry” in his playing (American Record Guide) and as an “excellent” and “evocative” violinist (New York Times), Nicholas DiEugenio leads a versatile performing life as a chamber musician, leader, and soloist in music ranging from early baroque to current commissions. In this capacity, he performs in venues such as Glinka Hall in St. Petersburg, Trinity Wall St., Freiburg’s Ensemblehaus, and Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. Together with pianist and duo partner Mimi Solomon, Nicholas is currently embarking on the project “Unraveling Beethoven,” a cycle of all ten violin sonatas combined with response works from contemporary composers. Their award-winning album of the same name was released in 2018 by New Focus Recordings.

Regarded as an inspiring teacher and formerly Assistant Professor of Violin at the Ithaca College School of Music, Nicholas continues as a faculty member of the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont during the summers. He holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music (B.M, M.M), and the Yale School of Music (D.M.A., A.D.). Nicholas is currently Assistant Professor of Violin at UNC Chapel Hill, and is co-artistic director of MYCO, a non-profit chamber music organization for middle and high school students.

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Festival Concert III  – Debussy, Mozart, Brahms
Jul
7
4:00 PM16:00

Festival Concert III – Debussy, Mozart, Brahms

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DEBUSSY, Children’s Corner suite for solo piano
MOZART, String Quintet No.4 in G Minor, K.516
BRAHMS, Piano Quintet in F Minor, op. 34

Heather Braun-Bakken and Joana Genova, violins; Basil Vendryes and Ariel Rudiakov, violas; Richard Belcher, cello; Davide Cabassi, piano

GENERAL ADMISSION:
Adults $25; Students and children $10
ADVANCE PURCHASE DISCOUNT:
Adults $20 purchased online or by phone prior to noon the day of the concert.

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Dionondehowa Benefit Concert
Jul
6
3:00 PM15:00

Dionondehowa Benefit Concert

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We are pleased to continue a tradition begun by Geoffrey Ovington and Bonnie Hoag of bringing music to Dionondehowa Wildlife Sanctuary and School. This special concert showcases all of our Chamber Music Intensive students, faculty, and guest artists, performing selected movements of works by Mozart, Brahms, Dvorak and Bartok


Admission $15

Reservations recommended (payment requested at the door)
Proceeds from this concert will benefit both Taconic Music and Dionondehowa

RSVP to dionondehowa@yahoo.com or 518-854-7764

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Festival Concert II  – Beethoven, Tchaikovsky
Jun
30
4:00 PM16:00

Festival Concert II – Beethoven, Tchaikovsky

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BEETHOVEN, Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, op. 13 "Pathétique"
BEETHOVEN, String Quartet in C Minor, Op.18 no.4
TCHAIKOVSKY, String Sextet in D Minor, op. 70 “Souvenir de Florence”

THE INDIANAPOLIS QUARTET: Zachary DePue and Joana Genova, violins; Michael Isaac Strauss, viola; Austin Huntington, cello.
Ariel Rudiakov, viola; Thomas Landschoot, cello; Davide Cabassi, piano

GENERAL ADMISSION:
Adults $25; Students and children $10
ADVANCE PURCHASE DISCOUNT:
Adults $20 purchased online or by phone prior to noon the day of the concert.

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NextGen Concert I
Jun
29
4:00 PM16:00

NextGen Concert I

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BEETHOVEN, String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, op. 127
MENDELSSOHN, String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, op. 44, no. 1
SHOSTAKOVICH, String Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp Minor op. 108
FRANCK, Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34

Sicong Chen, Katherine Gilger, Kristi Holstein, and Chino Soberano, violins; Elizabeth Tobald and Alexander Villalobos, violas; Jacob Barker and Kate Huang, celli; Qiana Yang, piano

Come hear the next generation of musicians! Our Chamber Music Intensive student ensembles perform their first concert of the season, featuring complete works for string quartet and piano quintet.

SUGGESTED DONATION:
Adults $10 at the door
Students and children Free

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Masterclass with Deborah Buck
Jun
26
3:00 PM15:00

Masterclass with Deborah Buck

Masterclasses allow the audience to experience firsthand how chamber music is refined and brought to a whole new level. A visiting artist, ensemble, or faculty member will work with student groups, offering insights on interpretation and style. 

Admission $10 at the door

Described by The Strad magazine as “Particularly impressive for her surpassing degree of imagination and vibrant sound,” violinist Deborah Buck has built a strong career as chamber musician, concertmaster, soloist, and teacher. For 16 years, she was a member and first violinist of the Lark Quartet. Currently Acting Concertmaster of the Stamford Symphony; Deborah was the tenured concertmaster of the Brooklyn Philharmonic; has held concertmaster positions with orchestras throughout the U.S.; and toured Europe with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

A frequent collaborator for music of varying styles, Deborah Buck has performed alongside Itzhak Perlman, Erikha Badu, Gary Graffman, Yasim Bey (Mos Def), Grizzly Bears, and Jeremy Denk, and has recorded for film and TV. She is Assistant Professor of Violin at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music, SUNY and Co-Executive Director of the Kinhaven Music School in Weston, Vermont.

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Festival Opening Concert  – Milhaud, Foss, Bernstein, Fauré
Jun
23
4:00 PM16:00

Festival Opening Concert – Milhaud, Foss, Bernstein, Fauré

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MILHAUD, Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
FOSS, Cappriccio for Cello and Piano
BERNSTEIN, Sonata for Clarinet and piano
FAURÉ, Piano Quartet in C Minor, op. 15

Joana Genova, violin; Ariel Rudiakov, viola; Thomas Landschoot, cello; Paul Green, clarinet; Jon Klibonoff and Elizabeth Wright, piano

GENERAL ADMISSION:
Adults $25; Students and children $10
ADVANCE PURCHASE DISCOUNT:
Adults $20 purchased online or by phone prior to noon the day of the concert.

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Kinhaven Concert
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Kinhaven Concert

We are pleased to present a concert performed by Kinhaven Young Artist Seminar ensembles. Directed by cellist Adam Grabois, the seminar is a week-long program of intensive chamber music study culminating in performances in the community. The program continues Kinhaven's 67-year commitment to the highest artistic and educational standards and to a mission of shared learning and mutual support. Three modern (late 19th–mid 20th century) pieces: Dvorak’s String Quintet, Op.97, Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Winds, and Shostakovich’s Quintet for Piano and Strings, will make for an evening to remember.

$10 at the door.
Proceeds benefit Taconic Music’s educational outreach programs.

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Windhaven Concert
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

Windhaven Concert

Windhaven is Kinhaven Music School’s selective, weeklong immersive program of woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Taconic Music is pleased to once again present Windhaven’s talented wind orchestra in a performance that includes Karel Husa’s Music for Prague 1968, James David’s Big Four on the River, and Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”.

$10 at the door, to benefit Taconic Music’s educational outreach programs.

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Veterans' Home Concert
Apr
14
1:30 PM13:30

Veterans' Home Concert

Taconic Chamber Players (violinists Joana Genova and Heather Braun-Bakken, violist Ariel Rudiakov and cellist Liam Veuve) will perform for the residents of the Vermont Veterans' Home in Bennington.

The concert is free and open to the public.

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Ballet Meets the Beatles!
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Ballet Meets the Beatles!

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If you can’t have The Beatles you can have the next best thing—an evening of favorite Beatles songs performed by tribute band Across the Pond, led by Jonathan Newell; a quartet of electric strings (Joana Genova, Heather Braun-Bakken, Ariel Rudiakov, Liam Veuve); and dancers from New York’s Chevalier Ballet accompanying many of the songs. Cap it off with surprise guests and some push-back-your seats-and-dance action, and you have an evening to remember!
Complimentary beer and wine.

Sponsored in part by Stewart’s Shops

Adults: 
$25 at the door 
$20 advance purchase online/by phone
prior to 2 pm the day of the performance
Students/Kids $10

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In-School Outreach Concerts
Apr
11
to Apr 12

In-School Outreach Concerts

Taconic Chamber Players perform Music From The World for area students.
Violinists Joana Genova and Heather Braun-Bakken, violist Ariel Rudiakov and cellist Nathaniel Parke will present an interactive program with music from Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America and China.

April 11:
10am Monument Elementary School, Bennington
12pm Southshire Community School, North Bennington

April 12:
10am Wallingford Elementary School
1:30pm West Rutland School

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An afternoon of chamber music
Mar
16
4:00 PM16:00

An afternoon of chamber music

Violinist Joana Genova, cellist Nathaniel Parke and pianist Elizabeth Wright perform Ludwig van Beethoven- Piano Trio in G major ("Kakadu" Variations) op.121a, Rebecca Clarke- Piano Trio in E flat minor (1921) and Fritz Kreisler- Marche Miniature Viennoise
Suggested donation $10 at the door.

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New Year's Celebration!
Dec
31
4:00 PM16:00

New Year's Celebration!

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with virtuoso violinist Zachary DePue and favorite tunes from Broadway to Strauss’ traditional Radetzky March with Taconic Music’s 11-piece string band and percussionist Matthew Gold. Tickets $25.

Concert 5–6:15 pm (no intermission)
Cash bar from 4–7pm
Reception following the concert

SOLD OUT.
Please, come to our December 30 family concert to hear selections of the program.

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