Between 1995 and 2009 Hill and Hollow Music presented over 100 professional chamber music ensembles of national and international stature in formal concerts and extensive community outreach (over 1250 presentations in schools, senior residences, and community centers). Ensembles ranged from the quintessential – piano trio, string quartet, and wind quintet – to the less customary – percussion ensemble and saxophone quartet. Piano soloists and art-song duos (voice-piano) were typically a part of our concert seasons as well. On the history time-line we covered every period, from early music played on replica historical instruments to contemporary and jazz, including traditional folk and dance music (primarily New England and New France).
During fourteen years of operation Hill and Hollow Music participated in numerous collaborations with regional institutions, including SUNY Plattsburgh, Lake Forest Senior Living Community, Mountain Lake PBS, North Country Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio, Adirondack Community College, Clinton County Community College, Paul Smiths College, the Battle of Plattsburgh Association, Adirondack English Country Dancers (formerly Step Lively!), the Kent-Delord House Museum, the Alice T. Miner Museum, and the Champlain Quadricentennial Commission.
Hill and Hollow Music received significant grant support from the New York State Council on the Arts, Chamber Music America, the New York Council for the Humanities, the Marilyn Horne Foundation, the Clinton County Youth Bureau, the Plattsburgh Press-Republican, the Council on the Arts for Clinton County, Plattsburgh Rotary Club, the Consulate General of Canada, and Quebec’s General Delegation.
We are proud to be the recipient of several honors, such as the Liberty Bell Award presented by the Clinton County Bar Association, the Arts Organization Award presented by the Arts Council of Clinton County, Special Resolution #95 presented by the Clinton County Legislature, and official Designation as Ambassador of the Champlain
Quadricentennial presented by the Executive Chamber of the State of New York.
We are members of Chamber Music America, Early Music America, the Country Dance and Song Society, North Country Chamber of Commerce, the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks, and the North Country Cultural Center.
In our fifteenth year we are undertaking new paths and projects to contribute in meaningful ways to the musical landscape of our community. Please peruse our website to learn more.