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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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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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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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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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 features musicians from our Summer Festival and selected groups from our Chamber Music Intensive.


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 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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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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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, Kristi Holstein, and Chino Soberano, violins; Kristi Holstein, 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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Festival Concert IV  – Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mendelssohn, Giannini
Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Festival Concert IV – Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mendelssohn, Giannini

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CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, Fantasia for Guitar and Piano, Op. 145
MENDELSSOHN, String Symphony No. 10 in B Minor
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; Nemanja Ostojić, guitar; Haruka Ostojić and 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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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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An Evening of Holiday Music at the library
Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening of Holiday Music at the library

An annual celebration organized by the Manchester Community Library, starting with a reception at 6pm and a concert at 6:30pm with Joana Genova and Sarah Briggs, violins; Ariel Rudiakov, viola; and Nathaniel Parke, cello performing light classical, popular and Holiday tunes.
Free admission and all are welcome.

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Strings for Kids Recital
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Strings for Kids Recital

Fall recital presenting violin, viola and cello students of Deanna Baasch, Vesela French, Joana Genova, Ariel Rudiakov, Jared Shapiro and Cami Sylvia, as well as a performance of the newly formed Taconic Junior Ensemble, led by Karen Svirsky.
Free admission

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NextGen Concert II
Jul
15
4:00 PM16:00

NextGen Concert II

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Ravel, String Quartet in F Major
Shostakovich, Piano Quintet in G Minor, op. 57
Schumann, String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, op. 41
Beethoven, String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major “Harp”, op. 74

Performed by participants in our Chamber Music Intensive
Emily Javarone, Christine Kim, Chino Soberano, Cami Sylvia, violins; 
Andrew Collins and Weilan Li, violas; 
Emily Hunt and Alexander Krew, celli;
Phuong Nghi Pham, piano

Suggested Donation: Adults $10 at the door; Students and children free. 

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Festival Concert IV –  Debussy, Brahms
Jul
14
7:30 PM19:30

Festival Concert IV – Debussy, Brahms

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Debussy, String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
Brahms, String Sextet in B-flat Major, Op.18

THE INDIANAPOLIS QUARTET: Zachary DePue and Joana Genova, violins; Michael Isaac Strauss, viola; Austin Huntington, cello. Ariel Rudiakov, viola; Sophie Shao, cello.

GENERAL ADMISSION:
Adults $25; Students and children $10
ADVANCE PURCHASE DISCOUNT:
Adults $20 purchased online or by phone prior to 2pm the day of the concert.

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Masterclass – The Indianapolis Quartet
Jul
13
2:00 PM14:00

Masterclass – The Indianapolis Quartet

Masterclasses allow the audience to experience firsthand how chamber music is refined and brought to a whole new level. Members of The Indianapolis Quartet will work with students from our Chamber Music Intensive, offering insights on interpretation and style. The Indianapolis Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at the University of Indianapolis, is an elite ensemble of widely acclaimed musicians whose global reputations and history of performance successes have established the Quartet as a quintessential example of musical excellence in the Midwest. Founded in 2016 through a collaboration between esteemed University faculty and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Quartet has since performed to capacity crowds and continues to expand its performance collaborations.

Admission $10 at the door.

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Benefit Concert - Dionondehowa
Jul
8
3:00 PM15:00

Benefit Concert - Dionondehowa

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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 NextGen concert features selected groups from our 2018 Chamber Music Intensive.

Dionondehowa Wildlife Sanctuary and School is located on 217 acres bordering the Battenkill River in southern Washington County, eastern New York State. While the Sanctuary serves as a refuge and recharge area, the School is dedicated to nature studies and to the
healing and expressive arts, using them to engender social and environmental responsibility, in an atmosphere both contemplative and joyful. For more information about Dionondehowa and its programs, visit

Admission $15
Proceeds from this concert will benefit both Taconic Music and Dionondehowa
Reservations recommended (payment requested at the door)
RSVP to dionondehowa@yahoo.com or 518-854-7764

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Festival Concert III –  Mozart, Ravel, Vaughan Williams
Jul
7
7:30 PM19:30

Festival Concert III – Mozart, Ravel, Vaughan Williams

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Mozart, String Quintet in C Minor, K.406
Ravel, Piano Trio in A Minor
Vaughan Williams, Piano Quintet in C Minor

HORSZOWSKI TRIO: Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Rieko Aizawa, piano. Joana Genova, violin; Amadi Azikiwe and Ariel Rudiakov, violas; Steven Moran, double bass.

GENERAL ADMISSION:
Adults $25; Students and children $10
ADVANCE PURCHASE DISCOUNT:
Adults $20 purchased online or by phone prior to 2pm the day of the concert.

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