Summermusic 2019, featuring the Millennium Strings, will be celebrated in Gilbertsville.
“Classical Music for Virtuosic & Intimate Pleasure” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30 and 31, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1.
The concerts are presented by Magic Mountain Music Farm of Morris in collaboration with The First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville, at 19 Marion Ave.
The free concerts will feature works by J.S. Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Brahms, Clark, Debussy Hertl Mozart, Piazolla, Prokofiev, Sarasate and Wieniawski
Performers are violinists Erika Atchley with North Carolina Symphony, Anita Felix with Sacramento Philharmonic, Sigrid Gullickson with the String Faculty at Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Emily Kalish with the Binghamton Philharmonic, Lisa Nielsen with the Omaha Symphony and Janet Pasila with the Brantford Suzuki String School; Barbara Fitzgerald, a double bassist with the National Philharmonic; flutist Amy Likar with the Oakland Symphony in California; violist Noralee Walker with the Aryaloka String Quartet and Concertmaster Stacy Lesartre with the Fort Collins Symphony.
This is the 17th consecutive summer pianist Cullan Bryant will be the guest artist. Bryant is among the most active chamber and collaborative pianists in New York City, maintaining a schedule of more than 50 recitals a year, according to the release. He began playing the piano at 2 giving his first public recital at 6. At 11, he toured campuses in his native Arkansas and in Texas, including several televised recitals. His prizes and awards include the Leschetizky International Competition, the National Arts Club of New York, the Memphis Beethoven Competition, Miami Arts Competition and a certificate of outstanding citizenship from Arkansas Governor Frank White. His college studies were with Robert Goldsand and Artur Balsam at the Manhattan School of Music. In July of 2002, he toured Japan in recitals with violinist Midori.
Summermusic 2019 is the culmination of two weeks of intensive preparation at Magic Mountain Music Farm in Morris, 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. The is the 34th anniversary season, and the 27th anniversary of the collaboration of The First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville and Magic Mountain Music Farm.