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August 30, 2013

Mostly Classical concerts set in Gilbertsville

The Daily Star

---- — Magic Mountain Music Farm of Morris, in collaboration with the First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville, will present “Mostly Classical,” the 21st anniversary of Summermusic 2013.

The free concerts will feature The Millennium Strings at 7:30 p.m today and Saturday at the church on state Route 51. 

The group will feature works by Bartok, Beethoven, Birkenstock, Brahms, Debussy, Ives, Prokofiev & Saint-Saens

Performers are Scott Anderson, principal clarinet with the Honolulu Symphony; Daniel Ferreira, clarinetist in the San Fransisco Bay Area; Barbara Fitzgerald, principal double bass with the West Australia Symphony; Sigrid Gullickson, violinist on the string faculty at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music; Jeri Jorgensen, first violinist with the DaVinci Quartet; Emily Kalish, violinist with the Binghamton Symphony; John Kramer, pianist and music director with the Winchester Unitarian Society in Boston; Kerry O’Hare, violist with Houston Symphony; Janet Pasila, violinist on the faculty of the Brantford Suzuki String School; Marvin Suson, violinist with the Weidner Center Show Orchestra in Wisconsin; Rachel Wittrig, violinist and recording artist with Sinfonia da Camera.

This is the 11th summer the festival featured pianist Cullan Bryant as guest artist. Bryant maintains a schedule of more than 50 recitals a year. He has performed with such artists as Emanuel Borok, David Geber, Oleh Krysa, Midori, Sviatoslav Moroz, Peter Rejto and Peter Winograd and has appeared in recitals with members of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York City Ballet Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Boston Symphony and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1992 in recital with violinist Patmore Lewis.

Mostly Classical - Summermusic 2013 is the culmination of two weeks of preparation at Magic Mountain Music Farm in Morris.

Magic Mountain Music Farm, developed by Burton Kaplan, professor of violin and viola at The Manhattan School of Music and The Aaron Copland School of Music of Queens College, is celebrating its 28th anniversary season. This is the 21st anniversary of the collaboration of The First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville and Magic Mountain Music Farm to produce public concerts.