Masterclass – The Shanghai Quartet
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

Masterclass – The Shanghai Quartet

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. Renowned for passionate musicality and impressive technique, members of the Shanghai Quartet  will work with students from our Chamber Music Intensive, offering insights on interpretation and style. Renowned for passionate musicality and impressive technique, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. They have performed throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America and have an extensive discography of more than 30 recordings. The ensemble celebrated its 34th Anniversary in 2017.

Admission $10 at the door.

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Festival Opening Concert –  Beethoven, Jiang, Mendelssohn
Jun
23
7:30 PM19:30

Festival Opening Concert – Beethoven, Jiang, Mendelssohn

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Beethoven, String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
Yi-Wen Jiang, Selections from Chinasong
Mendelssohn, String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

THE SHANGHAI QUARTET: Weigang Li and Yi-Wen Jiang, violins, Honggang Li, viola, Nicholas Tzavaras, cello. Heather Braun-Bakken and Joana Genova, violins; Ariel Rudiakov, viola; Thomas Landschoot, 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 – Enso String Quartet
Jun
29
2:00 PM14:00

Masterclass – Enso String Quartet

Masterclasses allow the audience to experience firsthand how chamber music is refined and brought to a whole new level. Members of the Enso String Quartet will work with students from our Chamber Music Intensive, offering insights on interpretation and style. The Quartet has been described by Strad magazine as “thrilling,” and praised by the Washington Post for its “glorious sonorities.” The quartet has won numerous awards and has performed in many of the United States’ most prestigious venues, including the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center. The New York-based quartet has made a number of critically acclaimed recordings for the Naxos label and has held residency positions at Rice University in Houston, Texas, with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in Minnesota, and at Northern Illinois University.

Admission $10 at the door.

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Festival Concert II –  Elgar, Turina, Harrison, Mendelssohn
Jun
30
7:30 PM19:30

Festival Concert II – Elgar, Turina, Harrison, Mendelssohn

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Elgar, Introduction and Allegro for Strings, op. 47
Turina, Piano Quartet in A Minor, op. 67
Harrison, Varied Trio for Violin, Piano and Percussion
Mendelssohn, String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, op. 13

ENSO STRING QUARTET: Susie Park and Ken Hamao, violins, Melissa Reardon, viola, Richard Belcher, cello. Matthew Gold, percussion; Joana Genova, violin; Ariel Rudiakov, viola; Thomas Landschoot, cello; Steven Moran, double bass; Jon Klibonoff, 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 2pm the day of the concert.

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NextGen Concert I
Jul
1
4:00 PM16:00

NextGen Concert I

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Mendelssohn, String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, op. 12
Tchaikovsky String Quartet No.1 in D Major, op. 11
Haydn, String Quartet in D Minor, op. 76, No. 2 “Quinten”
Schumann, Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, op. 44

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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Masterclass – Horszowski Trio
Jul
6
2:00 PM14:00

Masterclass – Horszowski Trio

Masterclasses allow the audience to experience firsthand how chamber music is refined and brought to a whole new level. Members of the Horszowski Trio will work with students from our Chamber Music Intensive, offering insights on interpretation and style. Hailed by The New Yorker as “destined for great things,” the Horszowski Trio (Hor-SHOV-ski) takes inspiration from musicianship, integrity, and humanity of its namesake, the great pianist Mieczysław Horszowski. Concert engagements have taken them on tour throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, and Hong Kong. The Trio is based in New York City, and is Ensemble-in-Residence at Boston's Longy School of Music.

Admission $10 at the door.

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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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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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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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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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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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Kinhaven Young Artist Ensembles at Zion Church
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Kinhaven Young Artist Ensembles at Zion Church

For the second consecutive year, Taconic Music presents ensembles from Kinhaven Music School’s Young Artist Seminar. Directed by cellist Adam Grabois, Kinhaven’s Young Artist Seminar offers players from age 18 to 28 an opportunity for intensive study of chamber works. The week-long program culminates in outreach concerts in southern Vermont, on Kinhaven’s campus in Weston and in this concert hosted by Zion Episcopal Church and presented by Taconic Music. The works to be performed are among the most colorful in the repertoire and showcase all the skill that string players and pianists can muster. Schumann’s quartet for piano and strings, Mendelssohn’s youthful and bombastic sextet for piano and strings (with double bass) and Tchaikovsky’s epic Souvenir de Florence make up a truly rich program.

Admission is $10 at the door, with all proceeds benefitting Taconic Music's educational outreach programs.

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Windhaven Concert at Maple Street School
May
26
7:00 PM19:00

Windhaven Concert at Maple Street School

Kinhaven Music School’s Windhaven band will perform for the public in Maple Street School’s Hunter Room, benefiting Taconic Music's educational outreach programs.  

Windhaven is a selective, week-long immersive program of woodwinds, brass, and percussion, led by Dr. Thomas McCauley, Director of University Bands at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University (NJ). Last spring, the Windhaven orchestra took the audience's breath away with a stunning performance of David Maslanka's 4th symphony. This year they return to present Maslanka's epic 7th symphony, along with selections by Charles Ives, William Bolcom and Joseph Turrin.

Admission: $10 at the door
All proceeds will benefit Taconic Music's educational outreach programs

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Family and Friends concerts
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Family and Friends concerts

An afternoon of chamber music with violinists Joana Genova, cellist Nathaniel Parke and pianist Elizabeth Wright, performing Schumann's Piano Trio no.2 and selected works for violin and piano, and cello and piano.
2pm Wheelock Terrace, Hanover, NH
4pm Valley Terrace, White RIver Junction, VT

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Music from the Shelves at MCL
May
16
4:00 PM16:00

Music from the Shelves at MCL

Heather Braun-Bakken, Joana Genova, Ariel Rudiakov and Nathaniel Parke perform selected string quartets movements by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Ravel and Dvorak, along with pieces composed by students from Long Trail School and Burr and Burton Academy. Featuring Letters from Home by Geoffrey Gee.
Free and open to the public. The concert is appropriate for ages 7 and up.

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Music in Action: school concerts
May
16
to May 18

Music in Action: school concerts

Violinists Heather Braun-Bakken and Joana Genova, violist Ariel Rudiakov and cellist Nathaniel Parke bring music to area schools, talk about the composers and the string instruments.
Works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Ravel and Dvorak.

May 16:
9am Manchester Elementary Middle School
10:15am Dorset Elementary School

May 17:
10:30am Maple Street School, Manchester
1:30pm Sunderland Elementary

May 18:
10:10am Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester
 

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Chamber Music Concert
Mar
18
4:00 PM16:00

Chamber Music Concert

An afternoon of chamber music with Joana Genova, violin Ariel Rudiakov, viola, Nathaniel Parke, cello and GIli Melamed-Lev, piano.

Beethoven: Serenade for violin, viola and cello in D Major, op. 8
Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, op. 25
Kreisler: Londonderry Air for piano trio

$15 suggested donation at the door.

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Music In Action: School-time Concerts
Mar
15
to Mar 16

Music In Action: School-time Concerts

Taconic Chamber Players brings music to area schools. 
Joana Genova and Heather Braun-Bakken, violins;
Ariel Rudiakov, viola; Nathaniel Parke, cello

March 15:
10:30am Long Trail School, Dorset – workshop with composition students
1:30pm Red Fox Community School, Manchester

March 16:
11:45am Concert of student compositions at Long Trail School, Dorset.
2pm Monument Elementary School in Bennington

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New Year's Celebration at the Veterans' Home
Jan
2
2:00 PM14:00

New Year's Celebration at the Veterans' Home

Taconic Chamber Players will ring in the New Year with a special performance sponsored by Vietnam veteran Garry DuFour of Dorset. Violinists Joana Genova and Heather Braun-Bakken, violist Ariel Rudiakov and cellist Elisa Kohanski will perform festive selections from Mozart and Strauss to jazz, tango and rock arrangements.

The concert is free and open to the public.

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Thanksgiving Concert
Nov
25
4:00 PM16:00

Thanksgiving Concert

Deborah Buck and Joana Genova, violins; Ariel Rudiakov, viola; Sophie Shao, cello; Oren Fader, guitar and Jessica Bowers, mezzo-soprano perform music by Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, Angulo, Boccherini and others.

$15 suggested donation at the door.

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The Great American Songbook
Oct
8
4:00 PM16:00

The Great American Songbook

Enjoy the music from 1920s-1950s created for Broadway musical theater and Hollywood musical films performed by Taconic Music and Cantor Scott Buckner.

Champaigne reception following the performance.

Advance tickets $40
At the Door $50
Students under 18 $18
VIP priority seating $150

Phone (802) 362-4578
office@icmvt.org

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Music in Action: School Concerts
Sep
12
to Sep 15

Music in Action: School Concerts

Violinist Heather Braun-Bakken and percussionist Matthew Gold visit area schools and perform music by Bartok, Piazzolla, Cage, Cowell and others.

Tuesday, September 12
Williamstown Elementary School

Thursday, September 14
The Mountain School at Winhall
Jamaica Village School
Long Trail School

Friday, September 15
Burr and Burton Academy
 

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