The 29th Annual Jeffrey Weiss Memorial Chamber Concert
Friday, Sep 14, 2012, 5:30pm
635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
$20 to $30
Friday, September 14 at 5:30 pm
4 pm Tour and 5:30 Concert: $30
5:30 Concert only $20
MUSIC FROM COPLAND HOUSE (MCH) is the acclaimed touring, resident ensemble at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in Cortlandt Manor, a unique creative center for American music (www.coplandhouse.org). Since its triumphant New York debut as the Opening Night of Merkin Hall’s 1999-2000 season, Music from Copland House has occupied a special place on the U.S. musical scene as this country’s only wide-ranging American repertory ensemble, journeying across 150 years of our nation’s rich musical landscape. Hailed by The New York Times for performances that are “all exuberance and bright sunshine,” MCH has been engaged by Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, ColumbiaUniversity’s Miller Theatre, the Caramoor, Cape Cod, and Bard Music Festivals, and other leading concert presenters, and has collaborated with NPR and Euro-Radio on a special concert broadcast in over 20 countries. The ensemble records Arabesque and Koch International, and is regularly featured on Copland House’s popular new mainstage concert series at the Merestead estate in MountKisco. Inspired by Copland’s peerless, lifelong advocacy of American composers, MCH also presents a wide variety of educational and community outreach activities. MCH concerts feature the ensemble’s much-admired Founding Artists –clarinetist-composer Derek Bermel, pianist Michael Boriskin, flutist Paul Lustig Dunkel, violinist Nicholas Kitchen, and cellist Wilhelmina Smith– and an array of stellar guest performers.
Among America’s most versatile and admired violinists, CURTIS MACOMBER is a member of Speculum Musicae and DaCapo Chamber Players, and a founder of the Apollo Trio. He performs throughout the world and records extensively, and is on the faculties of Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music.
Pianist and Copland House Artistic and Executive Director MICHAEL BORISKIN has performed in over 30 countries, appearing with leading international orchestras and in major concert halls. His innovative broadcast series, CENTURYVIEW, was heard for three seasons on NPR, and his extensive discography ranges widely from Brahms and Tchaikovsky to the present on SONY Classical, BMG, Harmonia Mundi, New World, Albany, Koch, and many others.