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

Ballet Meets the Beatles!

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Taconic Chamber Players’ electric strings join Jonathan Newell’s Across the Pond band and dancers from New York’s Chevalier Ballet in this fun and multifaceted program.

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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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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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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Festival Concert IV  – Debussy, Mozart, Brahms
Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Festival Concert IV – Debussy, Mozart, Brahms

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CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, Fantasia for Guitar and Piano, Op. 145
MENDELSSOHN, String Symphony No. 10 in B Minor
GIANNINI, Piano Quintet

Joana Genova and Heather Braun-Bakken, violins, Ariel Rudiakov, viola and conductor; Cicely Parnas, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Sundays on the Hill concert
Jun
24
4:00 PM16:00

Sundays on the Hill concert

Bowers-Fader Duo and Taconic Chamber Players perform music by Haydn, Salerni, Brahms, Rodrigo, and others.
Jessica Bowers, mezzo-soprano; Oren Fader, guitar; Heather Braun-Bakken and Joana Genova, violins; Ariel Rudiakov, viola; Thomas Landschoot, cello.

$5 admission 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 – 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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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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