Concerto to have upstate premier
The New York Summer Music Festival will present two concerts this weekend, including the upstate premiere of David Ludwig’s Double Concerto.
Scott Hartmann, trombone artist from Yale School of Music will perform his solo recital at 8 p.m. today, and visiting artists Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson will perform Ludwig’s Double Concerto at 3 p.m. Sunday. Both performances will be held at the Goodrich Auditorium in the Fine Arts Building on the State University College at Oneonta. The programs are free and open to the public.
The NYSMF Chamber Orchestra will perform his Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra with guest artists Laredo on violin and Robinson on cello, for whom the work was written. Laredo and Robinson perform regularly as international soloists and are on faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
The New York Summer Music Festival is a six-week intensive camp for musicians ages 11 to 25. Almost 500 students are enrolled each summer from all over the United States and abroad. They have the opportunity to study, take classes and perform in an array of large and small ensembles. NYSMF students, faculty and staff perform in more than 50 concerts per summer.
Honest Brook Fest to open Saturday
The Honest Brook Music Festival’s 25th Anniversary Summer Season will open at 8 p.m. Saturday with the Shanghai String Quartet performing a program of Beethoven, Bartok and Smetana.
The concerts are held in a preserved dairy barn on Honest Brook Road in Meredith.
The Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. HBMF concerts continue at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, with pianist Michael Cannon, and will resumeon at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, with the Jupiter String Quartet performing a program of Haydn, Britten and Dvorak. It will closes at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, with the Laredo-Robinson Duo and guest pianist Chih-Yi Chen in a program of Beethoven, Ravel and Franck.