Falls Village, CT – Revel in the last days of summer as Music Mountain concludes its 83rd Anniversary season with three final concerts in early September.
Located in Falls Village, Connecticut, Music Mountain is located on Music Mountain Road, where a short scenic drive will bring music lovers to Gordon Hall with ample & free parking. Beer and wine are available and, as is the Music Mountain custom, audience members are invited to picnic before the concerts on the scenic grounds.
Tickets: $35 at the door, $30 in advance. Discounts available. Admission is FREE for those 18 and under when accompanied by ticket holder. For tickets, visit www.musicmountain.org or call 860-824-7126.
Saturday, September 1, 6:30 p.m.
Shanghai String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet in G Major, Opus 18 #2 (1798-1800)
Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Opus 95 “Serioso” (1810)
Smetana: String Quartet in E Minor “From My Life” (1876)
Celebrate the Labor Day weekend at Music Mountain with the award-winning Shanghai String Quartet. For over 25 years the Shanghai String Quartet has melded the elegance of the classical string quartet style with the performance of some of the most challenging works in the entire repertory. The Shanghai Quartet regularly tours the great music centers of North and South America, Asia, and Europe. They appear frequently at New York’s Carnegie Hall and their travels have taken them to London, Vienna, Prague and Australia’s Sydney Opera House.
Sunday, September 2, 3:00 p.m.
83rd Season Anniversary Celebration Concert & Reception
All Tickets: $75
The Shanghai String Quartet
Haochen Zhang, Piano
Van Cliburn Gold Medalist
Haochen Zhang Plays Chopin
Mozart: String Quartet B Flat Major, K. 589 (1790)
Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A Major, Opus 81 (1887)
The Shanghai String Quartet returns to the stage on Sunday afternoon along with pianist Haochen Zhang as part of Music Mountain’s Summer’s End Special Benefit Concert & Reception featuring Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A Major, Opus 81 and Mozart: String Quartet in B Flat Major, K. 589. Zhang will present a special Chopin work to open the concert.
For over 25 years The Shanghai String Quartet has melded the elegance of the classical string quartet style with the performance of some of the most challenging works in the entire repertory. The Shanghai Quartet regularly tours the great music centers of North and South America, Asia, and Europe. They appear frequently at New York’s Carnegie Hall and their travels have taken them to London, Vienna, Prague and Australia’s Sydney Opera House.
At the age of five, Haochen Zhang gave his debut recital at the Shanghai Music Hall and in June 2009, he became the youngest and the first Chinese competitor to be awarded the prestigious Gold Medal at the thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He tours regularly around the country and abroad.
Sunday, September 9, 3:00 p.m.
Daedalus String Quartet
Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano
Naumburg Award Winner
Haydn: String Quartet in E Flat Major, Opus 33 # 2 “the Joke” (1781)
Mozart: String Quartet in F Major, K. 590 (1790)
Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Major, Opus 26 (1861)
Revel in the last days of summer as Music Mountain concludes its 83rd Anniversary season with the acclaimed Daedalus String Quartet, featuring the award-winning pianist, Soyeon Kate Lee.
The lauded Daedalus String Quartet returns to wrap up the Music Mountain 2012 summer season and brings along with them the highly praised, and Naumburg Award Winner, Soyeon Lee, piano.
For the past decade, The Daedalus Quartet has established itself as a leader among the new generation of string ensembles. The quartet has performed in Vienna, Amsterdam, and Paris, as well as in Washington D.C. and at New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
Praised by The New York Times and Washington Post, Soyeon Kate Lee has been joyously received by audiences and critics alike, performing as guest soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra, as well as recital appearances in New York City, Washington D.C., Madrid, and Seoul, Korea.