Masking in Gordon Hall Now Required

In light of the increased contagiousness of the current Omicron variant, Music Mountain now requires masking indoors at Gordon Hall. 

Welcome to our 93rd Season!

This summer we celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Haydn’s “Sun” Quartets, which are credited to have given birth to the string quartet medium as we know it today.


​​​​​​​Many pre-concert talks and workshops will explore the season theme: Here Comes The Sun!


On June 5, Music Mountain’s 93rd Season Opening Benefit Concert features the Rolston String Quartet and Paul Neubauer in a not-to-be-missed performance of the Brahms String Quintet in G Major.

If you enjoyed our Beethoven Cycle in 2018, I invite you to discover the six Haydn “Sun” Quartets over the course of six concerts, kicking off on July 10. Highlights of the series include the Cramer Quartet performing Haydn on period instruments and gut strings, and composer Alexandra du Bois presenting her new string quartet in response to Haydn’s Opus 20 quartets.

Our Twilight Jazz & More Concerts open on June 25 featuring the Bill Charlap Trio, and continue through August 27 with returning favorites.

If you play a string instrument, be sure to sign up for Music Mountain’s Adult ChamberFest, taking place from July 3-7, to re-energize with members of the Arianna String Quartet.

Join us on June 18 at our Free Cookout and Concert to Celebrate First Responders.

This summer, on weekends from June 5 through September 18, Music Mountain is the place to be.

See you at the mountain!

Oskar Espina-Ruiz
Artistic Director

Weekend Concerts run from June 5 – September 18, 2022

NEW! This year all seats in Gordon Hall are reserved, and front seats sell at a premium. Lawn Tickets are General Admission. Patrons will be able to purchase specific seats from our seating map when buying tickets. Every seat will be a bit larger too. We are renumbering our pews to accommodate 6 people per pew, instead of 7.

Scroll down for details about:

Chamber Music Concert Tickets and Packages 
All Chamber Music Concerts at a Glance

Twilight Jazz & More Concert Tickets and Packages
​​​​​​​All Twilight Jazz & More Concerts at a Glance


BOX OFFICE:
860-824-7126, please leave a message; or email, info@musicmountain.org

2022 CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT TICKETS

Chamber Music Concerts: $45-55 ($15 for Students; free for ages 18 and under)
$55 Premium GH Front Rows A-D; $50 Premium GH Rows E-H; $45 GH Rows I-X; $15 Lawn (Audio Only)

93rd Season Opening Benefit Concert on June 5: $75-85 ($15 for Students; free for ages 18 and under)
$85 Premium GH Front Rows A-D; $80 Premium GH Rows E-H; $75 GH Rows I-X; $15 Lawn (Audio Only)

Labor Day Benefit Concert on September 4: $60-70 ($15 for Students; free for ages 18 and under)
$70 Premium GH Front Rows A-D; $65 Premium GH Rows E-H; $60 GH Rows I-X; $15 Lawn (Audio Only)

2022 CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT PASSES AND PACKAGES

Every ticket-package comes in 5 versions, depending on the seating section (i.e. Front Rows A-D; Lawn, etc.) Free for ages 18 and under. Discounts for students.

Haydn Sun Quartets
All 6 Haydn “Sun” Quartets over the course of 6 concerts at Music Mountain, on 7/10; 7/24; 8/14; 8/21; 8/28; 9/18 (15% discount)

$280 Premium GH Front Rows A-D;
$255 Premium GH Rows E-H;
$230 GH Rows I-X;
$80 Lawn (Audio Only)
$75 for Students
Free for ages 18 and under
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Season Pass (Chamber Series)
All 17 Chamber Music Concerts (20% discount)

$800 Premium GH Front Rows A-D;
$720 Premium GH Rows E-H;
$650 GH Rows I-X;
$230 Lawn (Audio Only)
$200 for Students
Free for ages 18 and under

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6-Concert Pass (Chamber Series)
You choose 6 Regular Chamber Music Concerts (15% discount)
From consecutive Sundays at 3 PM from June 5 - September 18, plus Labor-Day-Weekend Saturday at 7 PM. Tickets to the Benefit Concerts on June 5 and September 4 sold separately.


$280 Premium GH Front Rows A-D;
$255 Premium GH Rows E-H;
$230 GH Rows I-X;
$80 Lawn (Audio Only)
$75 for Students
Free for ages 18 and under
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3-Concert Pass (Chamber Series)
You choose 3 Regular Chamber Music Concerts (10% discount)
From consecutive Sundays at 3 PM from June 5 - September 18, plus Labor-Day-Weekend Saturday at 7 PM. Tickets to the Benefit Concerts on June 5 and September 4 sold separately.


$150 Premium GH Front Rows A-D;
$135 Premium GH Rows E-H;
$120 GH Rows I-X;
$40 Lawn (Audio Only)
$40 for Students
Free for ages 18 and under

2022 CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS AT A GLANCE
16 consecutive Sundays at 3 PM starting June 5
& Labor-Day-Weekend Saturday at 7 PM


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JUNE 5 
93rd Season Opening Benefit Concert
Rolston String Quartet
Paul Neubauer, Viola

HAYDN String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33 #5
WIDMANN String Quartet #3, “Hunting Quartet”
BRAHMS String Quintet in G Major, Op. 111

+ German themed food trucks


JUNE 12
Misha & Cipa Dichter

Piano Four Hands and Piano Solo Program

BRAHMS 2 Ballades, Opus 10 # 1 and 2
BEETHOVEN Sonata in G Major, Opus 14 #2
BEETHOVEN Sonata in D Major, Opus 10 #3
SCHUBERT Fantasy in F Minor, D. 940 for piano four hands
DVORAK Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 for piano four hands (selections)


JUNE 19
Balourdet Quartet
Benjamin Hochman, Piano

HAYDN String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 76 #4, “Sunrise”
WOLF Italian Serenade
BERMEL Intonations
DVORAK Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81


 JUNE 26
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Thomas Gallant, Oboe
 

MOZART Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370
PIAZZOLLA Oblivion for oboe and string quartet
VILLA-LOBOS String Quartet # 1
REVUELTAS String Quartet #4, “Music of the Fair”
GARDEL Volver; Por una cabeza for string quartet
BROWER String Quartet #3


JULY 3
Arianna String Quartet
Judith Gordon, Piano


HAYDN String Quartet in G Major, Op. 54 #1
ESMAIL String Quartet (Ragamala)
BRAHMS: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34


JULY 10
+ 1:30 PM: Pre-Concert Talk by Dr. Mark Ferraguto, from Penn State University and Haydn Society: Haydn “Sun” Quartets
+ 3 PM: Concert

Penderecki String Quartet
Victoria Schwartzman, Piano

(Sun Quartets Concert #1/6)
HAYDN String Quartet in A Major, Op. 20 #6
PENDERECKI String Quartet #4
FRANCK Piano Quintet in F Minor


JULY 17
+ 1:30 pm: Pre-Concert Talk with Tabea Debus

Tabea Debus, Recorder
Adam Cockerham, Lute


Works by MONTEVERDI, J.S. BACH, PURCELL, DOWLAND, and other composers from seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe, plus Diaries of the Early Worm by Gareth MOORCRAFT (b. 1990)


JULY 24
Ulysses Quartet
Tanya Bannister, Piano


(Sun Quartets Concert #2/6)
HAYDN String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 20 #3
TOWER Wild Summer
ELGAR Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84


JULY 31
Harlem Quartet
Fei-Fei, Piano


BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata #18 in E Flat Major, Op. 31 #3
SCHUBERT Piano Trio in E Flat Major, D.897, “Notturno”
BRAHMS Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25


AUGUST 7
Ariel Quartet
Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano


MOZART String Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance”
PORAT Four Ladino Songs for string quartet
SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44


AUGUST 14
+ 1:30 pm: Pre-Concert Talk with the Cramer Quartet and composer Alexandra Du Bois
+ 3 PM: Concert


Cramer Quartet
(On period instruments and gut strings)

(Sun Quartets Concert #3/6)
HAYDN String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 #2
DU BOIS String Quartet #6 (in response to Haydn’s Opus 20 quartets)
HAYDN String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76 #1


AUGUST 21
Daedalus Quartet
Todd Crow, Piano

(Sun Quartets Concert #4/6)
HAYDN String Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 20 #1
BEACH String Quartet, Op. 89
CHAN Ignis Fatuus
DOHNANYI Piano Quintet in E Flat Minor, Op. 26


AUGUST 28
Jupiter String Quartet


(Sun Quartets Concert #5/6)
HAYDN String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20 #4
TAYLOR Chaconne/Labyrinth
TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet in D Major, Op. 11


Labor Day Weekend Festival (Saturday & Sunday, including Food Trucks)

SEPTEMBER 3, SATURDAY

+ 11 am: Family Concert with Merz Trio
+ 5 pm: Pre-Concert presentation by author Barbara V. Bechtolsheim and Poetry Reading by CT Poet Laureate, Margaret Gibson
+ 7 pm: Merz Trio Concert (ticketed): Merz Trio
“Ink Spills” album program, including readings and the performance of RAVEL’s iconic Piano Trio, together with works by Rameau, Boulanger and others.
+ 8:30 pm: Stargazing Event



SEPTEMBER 4, SUNDAY

+ 1:30 pm: Pre-Concert Birdsong Walk with Fran Zygmont, Litchfield Hills Audubon Society
+ 3 pm: Labor Day Benefit Concert (ticketed). Merz Trio & Oskar Espina-Ruiz, Clarinet. MESSIAEN Quartet for the end of time, together with works by Korngold, Britten, Shostakovich, and Ravel.


SEPTEMBER 11
+ 1:30 pm: Pre-Concert Talk with composer Octavio Vázquez
+ 3 pm: Concert

American String Quartet
Octavio Vázquez, Piano


VAZQUEZ Piano Quintet
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C Sharp Minor, Op. 131


SEPTEMBER 18
Cassatt String Quartet
Eliot Fisk, Guitar


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(Sun Quartets Concert #6/6)
HAYDN String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20 #5
GODFREY Guitar Quintet
TURINA The Bullfighter's Prayer
BOCCHERINI Guitar Quintet in D Major, G.448, “Fandango”

2022 TWILIGHT JAZZ & MORE CONCERT TICKETS

Twilight Jazz & More Concerts: $35* ($15 for students; free for ages 18 and under)
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(*Bill Charlap Trio Opening Concert on June 25: $45 Premium GH Front Rows A-D; $40 Premium GH Rows E-H; $35 GH Rows I-X)

2022 TWILIGHT JAZZ & MORE CONCERT PASSES AND PACKAGES

Season Pass TWILIGHT JAZZ & MORE
$
280: All 10 Twilight Jazz & More Concerts, including premium seats for the Opening Concert on June 25 (20% discount)
$120 for Students
F
ree for ages 18 and under
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6-Concert Pass TWILIGHT JAZZ & MORE
$180: You choose 6 Twilight Jazz & More Concerts, including premium seats for the Opening Concert on June 25 (15% discount)
$75 for Students
Free for ages 18 and under
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3-Concert Pass TWILIGHT JAZZ & MORE
$95: You choose 3 Twilight Jazz & More Concerts, including premium seats for the Opening Concert on June 25 (10% discount)
$40 for Students
Free for ages 18 and under
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SAT. DINNER & CONCERT PACK
$80 June 25 Opening Dinner at the FV Inn and Premium GH Front Rows A-D
$75 June 25 Opening Dinner at the FV Inn and Premium GH Rows E-H
$70 June 25 Opening Dinner at the FV Inn and GH Rows I-X
$70 July 2 - August 27 Dinner at the FV Inn and GH Any Rows

Including 5:00 PM dinner at the Falls Village Inn, a Litchfield County landmark—prix fixe Classic American comfort fare, seasonal—and 7 PM Twilight Concert at Music Mountain, a 10-minute scenic drive away. Alcohol not included. Must be purchased by 3 PM on Friday prior to concert. Call Music Mountain to reserve: (860) 824-7126.
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SATURDAY PRE-CONCERT DINNER ADD-ON
$30

You have a ticket for a Saturday concert and would like to add on dinner? No problem. Add on a 5:00 PM dinner at the Falls Village Inn, a Litchfield County landmark—prix fixe Classic American comfort fare, seasonal—and 7 PM Twilight Concert at Music Mountain, a 10-minute scenic drive away. Alcohol not included. Must be purchased by 3 PM on Friday prior to concert. Call Music Mountain to reserve: (860) 824-7126. If you don’t have a ticket yet and wish to purchase a Saturday Dinner & Concert Package, you may do so under PACKAGES.

2022 TWILIGHT JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS AT A GLANCE
10 consecutive Saturdays at 7 PM starting June 25


JUNE 18, 2 PM:
Special Free Community Event. Cookout and Concert to Celebrate First Responders. Join Us!



JUNE 25
BILL CHARLAP TRIO:
Twilight Jazz & More Opening Concert


Grammy Award winning pianist, BILL CHARLAP has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Charlap is the artistic director of New York City’s Jazz in July Festival at the 92nd Street Y, and he has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl.


JULY 2
FIVE PLAY, the sister group of the world-renowned DIVA Jazz Orchestra

FIVE PLAY is rooted in the jazz tradition and is fueled and inspired by the members’ collective, creative vision to swing through the twenty-first century. The quintet’s repertoire is comprised of innovative arrangements of classic and contemporary standards, as well as original music composed and arranged by band members. FIVE PLAY has performed at many of the world's most prestigious concert halls, music festivals and jazz clubs. From Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center and major festivals in Israel, Japan, France, Germany, Spain, Ireland and Portugal, the quintet never fails swing their listeners into happiness.


JULY 9
NEW BLACK EAGLE JAZZ BAND
The very best in New Orleans style Jazz, Gospel & Blues. A world touring band since 1971.


JULY 16
NEW YORK GILBERT & SULLIVAN PLAYERS:
An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan

(Underwritten by an Anonymous Donor)

“Well paced and extremely entertaining” (Talk Entertainment)


JULY 23
SWINGTIME BIG BAND

Big Band classics from the Great American Songbook. Master interpreters of music from the Swing Era. “Musicians who make the sounds of the pre-rock era rock” (The New York Times)


JULY 30
BARBARA FASANO TRIO
Featuring Eric Comstock, piano
With Boots Maleson, Bass

"
A lyrically sensitive interpreter with a special affinity for Joni Mitchell” (The New York Times)


AUGUST 6
GALVANIZED JAZZ BAND

The “Best Jazz Band in the State” (Connecticut Magazine) “gets your blood running“ (Jazzbeat). Hot Dixieland, New Orleans Jazz & more


AUGUST 13
HELEN SUNG QUARTET


Helen Sung and her band have performed at major festivals/venues including Newport, Monterey, SFJAZZ, Disney Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Internationally, her “NuGenerations” Project toured southern Africa as a U.S. State Department Jazz Ambassador, and recent engagements include debuts at the London Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai, Blue Note Beijing, and the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival. In addition, Helen Sung currently performs with fine ensembles including the Mingus Big Band and McLorin Salvant’s Ogresse. She has served on the jazz faculties at the Berklee College of Music, the Juilliard School, and Columbia University, where she also was the inaugural jazz artist-in-residence at Columbia’s prestigious Zuckerman Institute in 2019. Helen Sung was named a Steinway Artist in 2020.


AUGUST 20
RIVERBOAT STOMPERS JAZZ BAND

New Orleans Traditional Jazz, Dixieland, and Swing from the 20’s to the ‘recent’ 60’s.


AUGUST 27
JIVE BY FIVE

A Connecticut favorite returns! The sizzling dance music of the jazz age: from the Charleston to the Two-Step and the Fox Trot.


SEPTEMBER 3:
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Merz Trio (Chamber Music Series) and Labor Day Weekend Festival