Your Perfect Weekend: June 28-July 1
Thursday, June 28, 2012
This weekend, Magnus Lindberg and members of the New York Philharmonic perform and discuss Lindberg's work at Lincoln Center. Then, head north for chamber music performances at Caramoor, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Maverick Concerts.
Thursday, June 28, 8:30 pm
New York Philharmonic Offstage: Target® Free Thursday Performance
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg's position as the Marie-Josée Kravis composer-in-residence at the New York Philharmonic has been extended for a third season. Join clarinetist Pascual Martinez Forteza, cellist Sumire Kudo, and guest pianist Steven Beck as they perform chamber music by Lindberg and engage in conversation with the composer himself, as well as with WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon. Admission is free of charge.
Friday, June 29 at 8:00 pm
Chamber Music at Caramoor
The Caramoor Virtuosi, a group of young rising stars in the classical realm, pair chamber music favorites by Mendelssohn and Mozart with more recent works by Arvo Pärt and Frank Bridge. Stay after the concert for refreshments and solo encores by the Virtuosi.
Saturday, June 30 at 2 pm; also Friday at 7:30 pm
New Music Workshop
Yale School of Music's Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Every summer, audiences come to northwest Connecticut to hear world-class artists perform at Yale’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. The festival has, since its inception, had a dual teaching and performance purpose. This Saturday, it presents a new music workshop, led by composer Martin Bresnick, with works for piano and percussion and the premiere of British composer James Wood's Cloud Polyphonies at the historic 1906 Music Shed.
Sunday, July 1 at 4:00 pm
Imani Winds: "From Paris to New Orleans"
Maverick Concert Hall, Woodstock, NY
Maverick Concerts, America’s oldest continuous summer chamber music festival, takes place every year in the idyllic setting of its rustic 1916 concert hall. The New York-based wind quintet Imani Winds has become one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the US. In honor of both the 75th anniversary of Maurice Ravel's death and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Debussy, Maverick Concerts presents Imani Winds performing music by both composers, with tributes as well to Josephine Baker and Duke Ellington composed by members of the quintet.
Sunday, July 1 at 4:30 pm
The Art of the Duo: Beethoven's Sonatas for Violin and Piano
If you couldn't make it to Caramoor on Friday night, or just didn't get enough, head to Katonah on Sunday to hear five young violin-piano pairs perform half of Beethoven's ten sonatas for violin and piano. These staples of the violin and chamber music repertory were recorded by all of the great violinists of the last half-century. Now, these duos will offer their modern interpretations of these masterpieces.