The Music Mountain board of directors has made the painful decision to cancel our summer concert season and in-person education programs for the first time in 91 years due to COVID-19.
Please click on the links below to learn about the alternative plans each of the following programs are offering.
NEXT FESTIVAL OF EMERGING ARTISTS
May 24 - June 6, 2020
(May 24-31, 2020 at Music Mountain)
The next generation of professional string players from around the country gather for an intensive exploration of music with Peter Askim, NextFest Artistic Director. Our 2020 Guest Artist will be cellist Ashley Bathgate, an “eloquent new music interpreter” (The New York Times) and “a glorious cellist” (The Washington Post).
SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2020, 6 PM, Gordon Hall, Music Mountain
BENEFIT FOR THE HUNT LIBRARY
The Next Festival of Emerging Artists Orchestra under the direction of its Artistic Director Peter Askim plays the music of living composers. Free. Donations Welcome.
24th annual master class focusing on oboe fundamentals, reed-making, and solo repertoire. The class will be taught by Charles Huang, Kristin Leitterman and Humbert Lucarelli. Participants will have intensive oboe instruction for five days, resulting in a performance on the last day. Dr. Huang and Dr. Leitterman will work intensively one-on-one with each person in half-hour segments, carefully assessing each oboist's strengths and needs to improve performance skills. All participants will have an opportunity to play for Bert Lucarelli in a special class that will focus on recital repertoire. A piano accompanist will be provided during the classes and for the concert.
July 20-25 (ages 9-15) & July 27- August 1, 2020 (ages 16-24)
Join the Harlem Quartet first violinist and Harlem Quartet Workshop director, Ilmar Gavilán, if outside of age group and interested in either session. Guest faculty: Yiheng Yang (piano), Juilliard Pre-College Division; Hong Kiew (piano) Jorge Gonzalez (violin), Samantha Tomblin (violin), Sunyoung Lee (violin), Chris Beckett (viola), Daniel Martínez (cello), Seojin Yang (cello).
For over a decade, Etchings has been a premiere festival for emerging composers with a history of prominent composer-faculty and performer-faculty. Now at Music Mountain, The Etchings Festival continues to provide excellent professional and artistic opportunities for its fellows. 2020 composition faculty includes Martin Brody, David Rakowski, Tina Tallon, and George Tsontakis. If you are a composer you may apply to the Chamber Music Program and the Experimental Opera Program. Poets, librettists, actors and directors are also welcome to apply to the Experimental Opera Program.