Since the summer of 1916, musicians have gathered in the Woodstock Valley to make music at Maverick Concerts. This summer long concert series was the idea of poet, musical director, architect and high financier Hervey White. Since then, the Maverick Concerts has brought some of classical music’s best to the Catskills.
On this week’s Summer Concert Showcase, host Bill McGlaughlin will introduce us to a horse named Maverick, previews the final concert of the Mostly Mozart Festival and heads to Lenox, Mass., for music from the Tanglewood Music Festival.
Woodstock, N.Y. (Through Sept. 16)
Frederic Chiu will join pianist Andrew Russo on Aug. 26, at Maverick Concerts in Woodstock for a four-hand piano recital. The program will be a tour de France featuring music to celebrate the anniversaries of Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Philip Glass.
Mostly Mozart Festival
New York City, N.Y. (Through Aug. 25)
For the past 47 years, Lincoln Center for the Arts has been home to the Mostly Mozart Festival. While the music of Mozart is the cornerstone of the festival, there is also a wide selection of music to choose from, including Mozart contemporaries, as well as modern composers. The festival comes to a close with Beethoven’s C Minor mass featuring soloists Layla Claire, Sasha Cooke, Paul Appleby and Matthew Rose, and Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto featuring the phenomenal Martin Frost.
Lenox, Mass. (Through Aug. 26)
For 75 years Tanglewood has been known as one of the country’s most prestigious music festivals and venues. It’s the summer home for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, world class conductors and some of the most talented young musicians. Conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos returns to Lenox on Aug. 25, to conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra in his orchestral arrangement of Isaac Albeniz’s Suite Espanola.
Music heard on this week's program:
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 106
Frederic Chiu, piano
Harmonia Mundi 907117
Mostly Mozart Festival
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Cosi fan tutte K. 588: Un aura amorosa (A breath of love)
Lawrence Brownlee, tenor
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Louis Langree, conductor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622: II. Adagio
Martin Frost, clarinet
Peter Oundjian, conductor
Traditional: Let's Be Happy (arr. Goran Frost)
Martin Frost, clarinet; Asa Thedeen, violin; Christian Svarfva, violin; Goran Frost, viola; Torleif Thedeen, cello; Svante Henryson, double bass
Isaac Albeniz: Suite espanola: Selections (arr. Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos)
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor
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