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Ramblers Bring Sweet Memories and Smiles

The Rocky Hill Ramblers gave a pair of really fun shows July 11 and 13 at the Saranac Fire Hall. Folks do seem to enjoy the laid-back, sorta-scruffy atmosphere of this man-cave. The three-piece band was oh-so-much more than the … Continue reading

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World Premiere Dedicated to Hill and Hollow Music

After two recent high-profile triumphs in New York City, the Lavrova-Primakov Piano Duo conquered Saranac! They came on a retreat with South African composer Braam van Eden to prepare several of his new works for performance and later recording. Being … Continue reading

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Robert Bonfiglio Reigns

Harmonica virtuoso extraordinaire Robert Bonfiglio is a TOWERING artist and a grand showman in the classic tradition. Supported by Steve Benson on guitar and Joe Deninzon on violin, mandolin, and vocals, The Bonfiglio Trio gave two memorable performances May 24-25, each … Continue reading

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Opera-Inspired Program features Baritone, Cello, and Piano

George and Elizabeth Cordes We were delighted to present George and Elizabeth Cordes on Sunday April 13 at the Saranac “Church in the Hollow” in a collaborative concert with High-Peaks Opera, their organization in the Tri-Lakes region. They were joined on-stage … Continue reading

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Wound Up Like a Spring Chicken – Concerts Are Coming!

Spring cannot be far off. We just brought home a dozen baby chicks from our general store and set them up in the garage in a cozy cardboard box fitted out with layers of newspaper, a mini-feeding trough and water fountain.  … Continue reading

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Russian Duo Delivers

On a recent Saturday evening in late November, snow swirling wildy outdoors, Russian Duo lived up to their reputation as an ensemble of “explosive talent (Hartford Advocate).  Oleg Kruglyakov, a balalaika virtuoso from Siberia, and Terry Boyarsky, an American concert … Continue reading

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Piano Music From Sunny Spain

Pianist Martin Söderberg On a gloomy October afternoon Martin Söderberg bathed the room in warm sunshine with his all-Spanish solo piano program “A Musical Journey Through Spain.” Martin’s nordic surname belies his Spanish ancestry and, having grown up in Spain, a thorough absorption … Continue reading

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Prima Trio Embraced By Our Community

Prima Trio had a dynamic and productive week with us. It is particularly pleasing when visiting musicians are able to have an “Adirondack Experience.” The Trio structured their time in a way that allowed them several long and lazy afternoons … Continue reading

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Duo FAE Delves into Major Works for Violin and Piano

The beautiful young women of Duo FAE launched their two-week retreat with a house-concert at Weatherwatch Farm. Violinist Charlene Kluegel and pianist Katherine Petersen performed selected movements from three important sonatas for violin and piano: Brahms No. 3 in D … Continue reading

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Kaganovskiy Duo Premieres “Saranac Sketches” by Peter Kelsh

The husband-and-wife Kaganovskiy Duo began their residency with a superb concert, free and open to the public, at the Saranac United Methodist “Church in the Hollow.” Artur and Eszter Kaganovskiy performed Pleyel’s Grand Duo No. 1 for Violin and Viola, Leclair’s … Continue reading

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