Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 pm – St. Peter’s Church, Plattsburgh Sunday, June 2 at 7:30 pm - St. Bernard’s Church, Saranac Lake Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Andrew Benware, and The Four Winds recorder consort perform a program of renaissance musical delights in “Madrigals, Motets, and Merriment!” Admission $10 at the door/children free; To contact us: 518-293-7613 or email@example.com
Saturday, June 15 at 6:00 pm - Sonic Escape – Shawn Wyckoff (flute) and Maria Millar (violin) perform a rich blend of classical, folk, and world music in an intimate journey across borders, worlds, and time. Described as “a force of epic proportions,” the multi-award-winning duo will perform their own fresh arrangements of music from Germany, Ireland, Japan, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Uruguay, and the United States. (fluteandviolin.com) Concert-Dinner Soirée at Weatherwatch Farm (by pre-paid donation)
Sunday, July 7 at 4:00 pm – Kaganovsky Duo – Artur Kaganovsky (violin and viola) and Eszter Silvester-Kaganovsky (viola) Artists-in-retreat whose project is to record with Joel Hurd of North Country Public Radio. They will perform their CD program: Leclair, Pleyel, Handel-Halvorsen, Piazzolla, plus the official public premiere of Saranac Sketches by Peter Kelsh. arturkaganovskiy.webs.com FREE CONCERT: Saranac United Methodist “Church in the Hollow” on Route 3 . (dinner afterwards by donation)
Sunday, August 4 at 6:00 pm – Duo FAE – Charlene Kluegel (violin) and Katherine Petersen (piano), doctoral students at Indiana and McGill Universities, are on retreat to prepare for an international competition in Austria, and will perform sonatas of Janacek, Franck, and Beethoven. Concert-Dinner Soirée at Weatherwatch Farm (by pre-paid donation)
Sunday, August 25 at 4:00 pm – Prima Trio (violin/viola, clarinet, and piano) – Grand Prize and Gold Medal Winners of the prestigious Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. The Palm Beach Daily News described them a “virtuosic tour de force – a whirlwind of joy!” While on retreat they will prepare their 2013-14 touring program, including Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio and Bartok’s Contrasts (www.primatrio.com) FREE CONCERT at the Saranac United Methodist “Church in the Hollow” on Route 3 (dinner afterwards by donation)
Sunday, October 6 at 4:00 pm – Martin Söderberg, piano. Of Swedish-Spanish descent and having grown up in Spain, Martin will perform an all-Spanish solo piano program. His playing was described as “spectacular” by The New York Times and “extraordinary” by the Village Voice. (www.martinsoderberg.com) Concert at the Saranac United Methodist “Church in the Hollow” on Route 3; Admission at the door $15 general/ students-seniors $12/children free (tapas & dinner afterwards by donation)
Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 pm – Russian Duo – Oleg Kruglyakov (balalaika) and Terry Boyarsky (piano) are brought back by popular demand to perform traditional folk and classical works. ”With music of elan, finesse and passion, so virtuosically rendered, this duo’s performances are irresistible,” declares Robert Spano, conductor of Atlanta Symphony. (www.russianduo.com) Concert at the Saranac United Methodist “Church in the Hollow” on Route 3; Admission at the door $15 general/students-seniors $12/children free
Saturday, December 21 at 7:00 pm – St. Peter’s Church, Plattsburgh Sunday, December 22 at 3:00 pm – St. Agnes Church, Lake Placid Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble
Saturday, March 16, 2013: Jeremiah McLane and Annemieke Spoelstra, accordion-piano duo, performed from their CD “DANSE”- traditional folk with characteristic dance rhythms of Europe and South America by Dvorák, Bartók, Poulenc, Ravel, Hovhaness, and Piazzolla at the Saranac United Methodist “Church in the Hollow.”
December 21-23, 2012: The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble (NAVE) performed a Festival of Lessons & Carols at Notre Dame Church (Malone), St. Peter’s Church (Plattsburgh), and St. Agnes Church (Lake Placid). For more info about the semi-professional chamber choir, go to menu bar above and click on the page for Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble (NAVE).
November 9-10, 2012: The Johannes Quartet, featuring Soovin Kim, performed Brahms first and third string quartets in two free concerts at Lake Forest Senior Living Community (Plattsburgh) and the “Church in the Hollow” (Saranac).
July 8, 2012: Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble (NAVE) with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, conducted by Ron Spigelman, at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. An all-Mozart program, including Confutatis and Lacrymosa from the Requiem and Ave Verum Corpus.
June 29, 2012: Jonathan Aceto, viola with Susan Johnson Aceto, piano at the Saranac Methodist Church. Featured work was a transcription of J. S. Bach’s 3rd Suite for Cello in D Major plus selected movements from Schubert’s Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano, Rebecca Clarke’s Viola Sonata, Hovhaness’s Chahagir, and Ungar’s Ashokan Farewell.
June 15-16, 2012: Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble (NAVE). The select 18-voice mixed chamber choir performed at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake (NY) and St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh (NY). Program featured Duruflé’s Four Motets on Gregorian Themes, op. 10 and Randall Thompson’s Frostiana: Seven Country Songs.
December 17-18, 2011: Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble – Festival of Lessons & Carols at St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh, NY and St. Agnes’ Church, Lake Placid, NY
RECENT HOUSE CONCERTS
October 20, 2012 – Diana Golden, cello: an informal performance and lecture on J. S. Bach’s Suite for Solo Cello No. 5 in C Minor (BWV 1011).
August 30, 2012: Alchemy Winds (flutist Tia Roper and oboist Megan Marolf) with guest artist Karen Becker, piano, performed works by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Johann Joachim Quantz, Ulysses Kay, Mozart, Madeleine Dring, and Gary Schocker.
August 1, 2012: Lavrova-Primakov Piano Duo performed Mozart’s Sonata for Four Hands in D Major, K. 381; Schubert’s Allegro in A minor, D. 947 “Lebenssturme,” Schubert’s Fantasie in F Minor, D. 940, and John Corigliano’s Gazebo Dances for piano four-hands (1972).
February 24, 2012: Lavrova-Primakov Piano Duo: Natalia Lavrova and Vassily Primakov. Works performed: Czerny’s Grand Sonata in F Minor and Milhaud’s Le Boeuf sur le toit (The Ox on the Roof).
November 5, 2011: Folklassics Duo: Jeremiah McLane, accordion; Annemieke Spoelstra, piano
October 13, 2011: Alash Ensemble: Tuvan throat singers & multi-instrumentalists
August 21, 2011: Adirondack Brass – en plein air concert & garden party
August 5, 2011: Elegua Duo: Ginevra Ventre, cello; Claire Black, piano
July 23, 2011: Lissa Schneckenburger, fiddle; Bethany Waickman, guitar
July 8, 2011: Sarah Whitney, violin; Natalia Lavrova, piano
June 9, 2011: Jacqueline Schwab, piano
May 28, 2011: Russian Duo: Oleg Kruglyakov, balalaika; Terry Boyarsky, piano
April 17, 2011: Forte Duo – premiere of commissioned work, Saranac Sketches
December 11, 2010: Forte Duo: Artur Kaganovskiy, violin; Eszter Szilveszter, viola
October 30, 2010: Jack Woulfe, jazz piano
September 16, 2010: Susan Aceto, piano