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Catharsis: Soovin Kim & Gloria Chien Violin-Piano Concert

Violinist Soovin Kim and pianist Gloria Chien gave an extraordinary duo recital on October 8.  Of course we knew this was going to be a wonderful concert, but it surpassed all expectations.  Those lucky enough to be present were witness … Continue reading

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Lofty Program Divinely Performed by the Olympus Trio

Olympus Piano Trio – Friday, September 15, 2017 –  Three young men with Greek heritage, exceptional talent, and an extraordinary rapport in bringing music to life, the Olympus Piano Trio are violinist Regi Papa, cellist Ben Capps, and pianist Konstantine … Continue reading

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In the Wake of Passion (for Percussion) – Passepartout Duo

Passepartout Duo performances demand a different kind of listening, of active concentration and imagination.  Yes, you can let waves of sound wash over you, but it’s more like a tsunami – you’re gonna get clobbered!  If you are looking to … Continue reading

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Meaty and Moving Performance by the Davydov-Fanning Duo

Cellist Dieuwke Davydov and pianist Diana Fanning, both longtime Affiliate Artists at Middlebury College, performed their celebratory 40th Anniversary Concert program on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Saranac Methodist Church.  The performance was one of several stops in the … Continue reading

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Beyond Heavenly! Contemporary Harp Duo, Lilac 94

The retreat of the contemporary harp duo Lilac 94 was a satisfying and productive success from all angles.  Their over-arching need was to rehearse in-depth the intensely challenging work Pentacle of Carlos Salzedo and to prepare a “conversation piece” around … Continue reading

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Delmoni-McCarty-Thomas Trio Triumphs

An early-season blizzard cruelly interfered with the Delmoni-McCarty-Thomas String Trio’s concert Sunday, November 20.  However, the 75 stalwart Adirondackers who braved the weather were richly rewarded by an exquisite program of mature Mozart (Divertimento in E-flat Major, K563), early Beethoven … Continue reading

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Gloria Chien Plays Favorites from the Glory Age of the Piano

Pianist Gloria Chien shared some of her personal favorites in her solo recital at the Saranac Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon October 16.  This was a most fitting introduction to the Hill and Hollow Music family, not only in purely musical … Continue reading

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Diderot String Quartet Charms and Astonishes

The Diderot Quartet is one of the most imaginative young string quartets out there. Straddling two worlds, their collective feet are planted firmly in both the early music movement and the classical period.  Johanna Novom and Adriane Post, violins; Kyle … Continue reading

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Music of the Gods by the Olympus Piano Trio

And they played like gods, too!  During their week-long retreat at Weatherwatch Farm, the trio prepared the huge new program for the upcoming concert season:  Rachmaninoff Trio No. 1 in G Minor, Élégiaque; Brahms Piano Trio No. 2 in C … Continue reading

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The Hills Were Alive With the Sounds of…….Balkan Music!

Sean McCutcheon & Co., aka Balkanville, ventured south from Montreal while their friend and coach Max Fass came north from NYC. The Balkanvillains converged in Saranac for a five-day sojourn during which they spiced up and polished their repertoire of … Continue reading

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