Taconic Music Summer Festival

Taconic Music Summer Festival

Taconic Music Summer Festival

Taconic Music’s third annual summer festival concludes with two weekend concerts at the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton in Manchester. At 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, Chamber Music Intensive students will perform Dvorak’s Piano Quartet in E flat major, Bartok’s Third String Quartet, Mozart’s String Quartet in D major K. 575, and Brahms’ String Sextet No. 2 in G Major. This NextGen concert has a suggested donation of $10 for adults and is free for students and children.

Festival Concert IV, the final concert of Taconic’s 2019 summer season, will take place on Sunday, July 14, at 4 p.m. The program opens with students, faculty and guest artists performing Felix Mendelssohn’s expressive and energetic String Symphony No. 10 in B Minor with conductor Ariel Rudiakov. Virtuoso Serbian guitarist Nemanja Ostojiwill perform a solo piece by AgustÌn Barrios and duo works by Leo Brouwer and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco with Japanese pianist Haruka Ostoji before intermission. The second half showcases Vittorio Giannini’s powerful Quintet for Piano and Strings with Joana Genova and Heather Braun-Bakken on violin, Ariel Rudiakov on viola, Daniel Miller on cello and Dan Sato on piano. Admission is $20 in advance/$25 at the door for adults; $10 for students and kids. For more information on concerts, tickets, and Taconic Music’s year-round programs, visit taconicmusic.org.

The second half showcases Vittorio Giannini’s powerful Quintet for Piano and Strings with Joana Genova and Heather Braun-Bakken on violin, Ariel Rudiakov on viola, Daniel Miller on cello and Dan Sato on piano. Admission is $20 in advance/$25 at the door for adults; $10 for students and kids. For more information on concerts, tickets, and Taconic Music’s year-round programs, visit taconicmusic.org.