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The Shandelee Music Festival encourages and promotes the careers of young, exceptional classical musicians through an annual series of summer concerts in New York’s Catskill Mountains. Concert locations include SMF’s own Sunset Concert Pavilion, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Event Gallery, and public enrichment appearances in local schools and special care facilities. Founded in 1993, SMF operates as a private, not-for-profit corporation. Dear Friends, Welcome to the Shandelee Music Festival as we celebrate our 25th Season! On behalf of the SMF Board of Directors, I thank you for your support in attendance, in membership, in corporate sponsorship, and in concert underwriting. We are especially proud of our 2018 season’s internationally acclaimed performers! We are excited to share beautiful music with you in the inspirational and intimate setting of our Sunset Concert Pavilion, and at our upcoming concerts, P.L.A.Y. The Classics. These exciting performances take place in the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Enjoy the season! With warmest regards,

Daniel Stroup President 1



Sunset Concert Pavilion on the Shandelee Music Festival Grounds 442 J. Young Road, Livingston Manor, NY 12758

Sunset Concert Series

Extraordinary Night of Broadway featuring Micheael Ferreri, piano John Carden, vocalist Tony Oakley, vocalist Saturday, August 4 at 8 PM Evening of Chamber Music featuring Argus Quartet Thursday, August 9 at 8 PM Evenings In Paris featuring Music From Copland House Saturday, August 11 at 8 PM Evening of Piano Masterworks featuring Anna Fedorova, solo piano Thursday, August 14 at 8 PM Evening of Chamber Music featuring Contista Piano Trio Tuesday, August 16 at 8 PM 25th Anniversary Gala Concert featuring Sara Davis Buechner, piano Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players Saturday, August 18 at 8 PM

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Concert Series

Afternoon of Chamber Music featuring Aletheia Piano Trio Sunday, October 7 at 3 PM 3

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Shandelee Music Festival Sculpture Garden Please enjoy the SMF Sculpture Garden in the back of the Pavilion, inaugurated last year. SMF thanks all of the Garden's contributors: Anonymous Paul Huang Naomi Teppich







An Extraordinary Night of Broadway featuring Michael Ferreri, piano John Carden, vocalist Tony Oakley, vocalist S a t u r d a y, A u g u s t 4 a t 8 P M

Michael Ferreri & Friends "Lullabye" by Billy Joel. Michael has appeared in concert and in galas with such celebrated performers as Michael Feinstein, Andrea McArdle, Beth Fowler, and Greg Edelman. Other concerts include a "Tribute to Sondheim" at Primary Stages and a benefit concert version of "Into the Woods" chaired by Stephen Sondheim. He has performed in the Musicals Unlimited revival of Pipe Dream and the acclaimed Lincoln Center production of The Happy End, produced by the Kurt Weill Foundation. Michael has also been given the unique honor of performing at an intimate New York reception for HRH Prince Philip of England. His solo cabaret engagements have been enthusiastically received, including a sold-out cabaret show with Meg Flather at one of New York's cabaret epicenters, Don't Tell Mama. His engaging playing and ability to establish immediate rapport with his audience have made him one of the most popular musicians at such New York landmarks as One if by Land, Two if by Sea and Tavern on the Green and at the clubs Eighty-Eights and The Townhouse. A New York resident since 1986, Michael is originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia and attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Michael Ferreri, piano ianist/singer Michael Ferreri is a musician and entertainer of exceptional talent. His outstanding musicality and seemingly endless repertoire have made him a consistently popular and working performer in cabarets, clubs, and concerts. His talents have also garnered him a devoted fan base in New York, in London, and across the United States. His debut CD, Michael Ferreri: Sweet Dreams is an ethereal collection of songs that tell a story, songs perfectly suited to Michael's intimate phrasing and musicianship, including "Move On," by Stephen Sondheim; "Sweet Dreams" and "A Dream" by John Bucchino; and 16

Crewe: The Little Princess, The Robber In The Box, Fabulous Flavio, and Woody A New Fairytale, written with his collaborator Nolan Doran. Woody A New Fairytale was selected by Gregory Mosher as the 2016 Winner of the Mainstream Musical Awards and will open off Broadway in 2019.

John Carden, vocalist

Tony Oakley, vocalist

rom the beginning of his brilliant career, John Carden has been associated with the world’s most prominent opera companies, orchestras, and conductors. His special musical qualities have been recognized by an array of distinguished early and modern conductors with whom he has appeared in concert and on record, including James Levine, Jeanette Sorrell, Dennis Keene, Trevor Pinnock, Lucas Fiske, and Peter Tiboris. Carden’s shimmering voice, combined with his dead-on musical and dramatic instincts have earned him critical acclaim and have kept him in demand on both continents. He has been a guest artist with the orchestras of New York, Amsterdam, Cleveland, Utrecht, and Geneva. In 2006, John began to write musicals for the theatre. His first musical, Fabulous Flavio, opened at Piedmont College in 2008. Shortly, after this success, John returned to Manhattan to pursue his interest in becoming a musical theatre composer. He recently graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where he is received a M.F.A. in Graduate Musical Theatre Writing. To date, John has written six musicals: Behind The Chair, Treaubridge, Sarah

native of Durham, NC, Tony Oakley has traveled the world performing classical, jazz, and Broadway hits. He has been featured in “TOMMY, the Musical” U.S tour, soloed at Smoke and, Caroline’s in NYC, performed on Seabourn and Cunard Cruise Lines, as well as at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, to name a few. He performed duets with Natalie Cole while touring the Greek Isles, performed at President Clinton’s last Inaugural in George Faison’s “KING! A Musical Testimony” (Lyrics by Dr. Maya Angelou); originated the role of the Priest in “Scandalous, the Musical” in the U.K.and, opened for Nancy Wilson in the USVI. Tony studied Business and Theater at UNC-Pembroke and was a member of Phi Mu Alpha. He graduated from UNC School of the Arts with a major in Classical Voice. Tony has lived in New York City for the past 22 years. 17

An Evening of Chamber Music featuring

Argus Quartet Clara Kim, violin Jason Issokson, violin Dana Kelley, viola Joann Whang, Cello T h u r s d a y, A u g u s t 9 a t 8 P M Josquiniana Hélas madame Faulte d'argent Cela sans plus Comment peult Vive le roy Grillo ("Josquin d'Ascanio")

Josquin dez Prez (1450 – 1521) Arr. Charles Wuorinen (1938 )


Juri Seo (Contemporary)

String Quartet, Op. 33, No. 1 Allegro moderato Scherzo: Allegro di molto Andante Finale: Presto Intermission

Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)

String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10 Animé et très décidé Assez vif et bien rythmé Andantino, doucement expressif Très modéré – En animant peu à peu – Très mouvementé et avec passion

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

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Argus Quartet raised for playing with “supreme melodic control and total authority” and “decided dramatic impact” (Calgary Herald), the Argus Quartet has quickly emerged as one of today’s most dynamic and versatile young ensembles, winning First Prize at both the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. Argus is dedicated to reinvigorating the audience-performer relationship through innovative concerts and diverse programming. The Quartet’s core mission is to connect with and build up a community of engaged listeners. They believe strongly that today’s ensembles can honor the storied chamber music traditions of our past even while forging a new path forward. In that spirit, the ensemble’s repertoire includes not just master works of the chamber music canon, but also a wide range of pieces by living composers. Education and outreach are an important part of the Argus Quartet’s mission. The quartet has worked with students through residencies and masterclasses at the Yale University, James Madison

University, Rockport Music, the Milken School, the Young Musicians Foundation, California State University Long Beach, Los Angeles City College, and Princeton University. They have served as Quartets in Residence at the Juilliard School, where they work closely with the Juilliard String Quartets, the Yale School of Music (as the first ensemble mentored by the Brentano String Quartet in that capacity), and at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. The Argus Quartet has performed at a number of leading music festivals and recitals around the world, from New York to Amsterdam.

Clara Kim, violin lara Kim is the winner of the Third International Solo Violin Competition in Cremona, Italy. Her adventurous and collaborative spirit has led her to work with some of today’s most influential composers. She has performed works by Donald Crockett, Michael Gordon, Grammy Award- winning Stephen Hartke, Andrew Norman, Kaija 19

Saariaho, and Jacob TV – and has also collaborated with numerous young composers on the creation of new solo pieces written for her. Concerto highlights include Edward Nesbit’s Violin Concerto with Montreal’s Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and the premieres of concertos by Jordan Nelson and Patrick O’Malley with Thornton Edge. Clara holds degrees from New England Conservatory, Tufts University (English Literature), and the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, as well as a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music.

Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute. She received her Bachelor’s of Music from the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, studying violin with Cornelia Heard and viola with Kathryn Plummer. Dana has attended Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, the Lucerne Academy, the Schiermonnikoog International Chamber Music Festival, Kneisel Hall, Aspen Music Festival, and the New York String Orchestra Seminar. She has performed as principal of Symphony in C, as a member of the New World Symphony and the Nashville Symphony, and frequently joins Orpheus, A Far Cry, and The Knights chamber orchestras. Dana completed her Master’s of Music degree at the New England Conservatory as a student of Kim Kashkashian.

Jason Issokson, violin ason Issokson has performed as a soloist with orchestras across the world. Highlights include concerto engagements with the Fort Worth Symphony, Aspen Concert Orchestra, Waco Symphony, Great Falls Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra di Teatro San Carlo, and the Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia. Jason’s playing has won him numerous awards including the top prize at the International Violin Competition ‘Andrea Postacchini,’ third prize at the International Alberto Curci Violin Competition, and the prize for best performance of a commissioned work at the International Max Rostal Competition in Berlin. Jason studied with Midori at both the Manhattan School of Music and the University of Southern California.

Joann Whang, cello irst Prize winner at the Amsterdam Cello Biënnale Competition, Joann Whang has performed extensively throughout Europe and the United States. Joann has performed with the Dutch contemporary ensemble, Asko|Schönberg, Vienna-based Solaris Duo, Trio de Kooning, and cellist Annsi Karttunen. Recent solo engagements include performances with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the NJO New Music Ensemble, and the Dutch Youth String Orchestra. A champion of contemporary music, Joann has worked with some of the most influential composers and new music performers across the globe, including Kaija Saariaho, Magnus Lindberg, Martijn Padding, Tristan Murail, and Beat Furrer. Joann studied with Ronald Leonard at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, Aldo Parisot at the Yale School of Music, and Michel Strauss at the Royal Conservatorium of The Hague.

Dana Kelley, viola iolist Dana Kelley, a top prizewinner in the Sphinx Music Competition and the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, recently completed her fellowship in Ensemble ACJW - a performance and teaching program of Carnegie 20

Evenings In Paris featuring

Music From Copland House Moran Katz, clarinet Curtis Macomber, violin Michael Boriskin, piano S a t u r d a y, A u g u s t 1 1 a t 8 P M Sonata for Violin and Piano (1915) Allegro vivo Intermède: Fantasque et léger Finale: Tres animé Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1962) Allegro tristamente Romanza Allegro con fuoco

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Francis Poul (1899-1963)

Suite for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano (1939) Ouverture Divertissment Jeu Introduction et Final Intermission

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)

Two Pieces for Violin and Piano (1926) Nocturne Ukelele Serenade

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

L’histoire du Soldat (1918-19) The Soldiers March The Soldiers Violin A Little Concert Tango-Waltz-Ragtime The Devil’s Dance

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

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Music From Copland House MUSIC FROM COPLAND HOUSE (MCH) is the internationally-acclaimed touring ensemble-in-residence at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in Westchester County, an award-winning creative center for American music ( Hailed by The New Yorker as “bold, adventurous, and superb,” MCH occupies a special place on the musical scene as the only wideranging American repertory ensemble journeying across 150 years of the U.S. musical landscape. MCH has been engaged by Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art, Miller Theatre, Merkin Hall, Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles, National Public Radio, the European Broadcasting Union, and the Caramoor, Cape Cod, Bard, SONiC, and Ecstatic Music Festivals, among many others. The ensemble records for the Arabesque, Koch International, and Copland House Blend labels, and is regularly featured on Copland House’s popular main-stage concert series at the historic Merestead estate in Mount Kisco, NY. Inspired by Copland’s peerless, lifelong advocacy of American composers, MCH also presents a wide variety of educational and community outreach activities across the region and U.S. MCH concerts feature the ensemble’s stellar roster of Founding, Principal, and Guest Artists.

Moran Katz, clarinet larinetist Moran Katz has appeared on major stages in Washington, Chicago, New York, Detroit, Berlin, and Paris, among many others, as well as at the Marlboro Festival, Roaring Hooves Festival (Mongolia), and Two Days and Two Nights Festival (Ukraine). A top prize-winner of Beijing and Freiburg (Germany) International Competitions, she has also performed with the Israel and China Philharmonics, South West German Radio Symphony, Collegium Musicum Basel, Houston and Haifa Symphonies, and Israel Sinfonietta. A Juilliard graduate, she has appeared with Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW, Decoda, and Continuum, and is a cofounder of Melange (formerly known as the Shuffle Concert). She has recorded on the Albany, Naxos, Tzadik,

and Innova labels, and teaches at Vassar College and the Juilliard Pre-College Division. 22

Michael Boriskin, piano ianist and Copland House Artistic and Executive Director Michael Boriskin has performed in over 30 countries, at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, BBC, London’s Wigmore Hall, Berlin and South West German Radios, Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, and Vienna‘s Arnold Schoenberg Center,

Curtis Macomber, violin iolinist Curtis Macomber is the violinist of Da Capo Chamber Players, a founder of the Apollo Trio, and the newest member of both the Manhattan String Quartet and Walden Chamber Players. Previously, as a member of the New World String Quartet, he performed on nearly all of America’s leading concert series and toured widely abroad, and he was also a member of the pioneering Speculum Musicae. He is on the chamber music faculty of his alma mater, The Juilliard School, and the violin faculties of both the Manhattan and Mannes Schools of Music. He has also taught at the Tanglewood, Taos, and Yellow Barn Music Festivals. His extensive discography includes the complete Brahms and Grieg Sonatas, as well as critically-praised recordings of hundreds of contemporary solo and chamber works.

among many others. He has appeared extensively as soloist with leading international orchestras and as guest artist with the Borromeo, Lark, St. Lawrence, and St. Petersburg Quartets, Dorian and Arioso Wind Quintets, and New York Philharmonic Ensembles. Michael has recorded widely on Naxos, SONY Classical, Harmonia Mundi, New World, Albany, Bridge, and SONY Classical, and is a frequent presence as performer, host, and commentator on NPR.


An Evening of Piano Masterworks featuring

Anna Fedorova Tu e s d a y, A u g u s t 1 4 a t 8 P M Sonata quasi una Fantasia, Op. 27, No. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven Adagio sostenuto (1770 – 1827) Allegretto Presto agitato

Fantaisie in F Minor, Op. 49

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)

Sonata-Fantasie, No. 2, Op. 19 Andante Presto

Alexander Scriabin (1872 – 1915)


Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17 Robert Schumann Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich (1810 – 1856) vorzutragen; Im Legenden-Ton Mäßig - Durchaus energisch (in E-Flat Major) Langsam getragen - Durchweg leise zu halten

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Anna Fedorova e welcome back Anna Fedorova., who participated in Shandelee’s educational program in 2007 and 2008 and today is one of the world's premier young pianists. From an early age, she demonstrated an innate musical maturity and outstanding technical abilities. Her international concert career took off while she was only a child; audiences around the world were stunned by the depth and power of her musical expression. Critics have praised Anna's signature “sweet modesty and wild expression,” which rendered listeners “completely taken by surprise, compelled and astonished.” Anna’s 2013 performance of the Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concertos at the Sunday Morning Concerts series at the Great Hall of the Royal Concertgebouw received over 9 million views on YouTube and was highly praised among renowned musicians. Her 2015 performance of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 was streamed live on TV, internet, and radio. She has performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls of Europe, North and South America, and Asia, and has played with orchestras around the world, from 25

Hong Kong to the Netherlands, Japan to Mexico and more. Anna has claimed top prizes at numerous international piano competitions, including the International Rubinstein 'In Memoriam' piano competition, the Moscow International Frederick Chopin Competition for young pianists and the Lyon Piano Competition. Recently she became recipient of the Verbier Festival Academy Award. She is also two-time laureate of the Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Scholarship Award at the International Keyboards Institute & Festival (New York, USA). A graduate of the Lysenko School of Music in Kiev (studio of Borys Fedorov), Anna is currently a student of Norma Fisher at the Royal College of Music in London. She is David Young piano prize holder, supported by a Soiree d’Or Award and Keyboard Trust. Anna also studies at the prestigious Accademia Pianistica in Imola, Italy under professor Leonid Margarius. She has received artistic guidance from world renowned pianists such as Alfred Brendel and Menahem Pressler, and is regularly mentored by Steven Isserlis and Andras Schiff. Anna has released five CDs, with works by Brahms, Liszt and Chopin and Rachmaninoff.

An Evening of Chamber Music featuring

Contista Piano Trio Amy Schroeder, violin Andrew Yee, cello Irina Nuzova, piano T h u r s d a y, A u g u s t 1 6 a t 8 P M

Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost” Ludwig van Beethoven Allegro vivace e con brio (1770 – 1827) Largo assai ed espressive Presto Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8 Allegro con moto – Allegro con brio Scherzo & Trio. Allegro moto – Più lent Adagio non troppo Finale: Allegro molto agitato

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

Intermission Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32 Allegro moderato Scherzo - Allegro molto Elegia - Adagio Finale: Allegro non troppo

Anton Arensky (1861 - 1906)

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Contista Piano Trio Felix Umansky, internationally celebrated cellist and member of the Harlem Quartet. In 2002 she was the recipient of the Henrietta and Albert J. Ziegler Jr. Scholarship. She began her violin studies in Buffalo, NY with Karen Campbell and Thomas Halpin. Amy performs on two different violins, a Fernando Gagliano made in 1771, and a violin made by Nathan Slobodkin in 2012. In New York she teaches violin and piano to students of all ages, and in her spare time enjoys composing, traveling with her husband and scuba diving.

Andrew Yee, cello ellist Andrew Yee has been praised by Michael Kennedy of the London Telegraph as “spellbindingly virtuosic...remember you heard his name here first.” He is a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet. They have released several albums to critical acclaim, including his arrangement of Haydn’s “Seven Last Words” which praised as “ . . .easily the most satisfying string version of the work that I’ve heard.” In 2017 he was the soloist with the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, playing John Taverner’s “The Protecting Veil.” He likes making stop-motion videos of food, drawing with charcoal, and has developed coffee and cocktail programs for award-winning restaurants (Lilia, Risbobk, Atla) in New York City. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and Artist’s Diploma in String Quartet studies from the Juilliard School.

Amy Schroeder, violin orld-renowned violinist and pedagogue Amy Schroeder has been hailed by the Washington Post as ‘an impressive artist whose playing combines imagination and virtuosity.’ She has soloed with orchestras including the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Amherst Symphony, the Clarence Symphony, the Hilton Head Symphony, and the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra. A founding member of the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet, Amy has soloed with the Spanish National Orchestra with composer John Adams conducting, and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra with Marin Alsop conducting. Amy recently formed the Schroeder Umansky Duo with her husband, 27

Irina Nuzova, piano ritics have applauded classical pianist Irina Nuzova for her “rise above mere virtuosity” (The Washington Post), “intensity of feeling” (La Nazione, Italy) and “profound interpretation” (Il Resto de Carlino, Bologna). Nuzova has appeared in recital as a soloist and as a chamber musician in the United States, Europe, and South America. She has performed widely in Europe and the United States. You may remember her from last season, when she accompanied cellist Borislav Strulev. Nuzova is a native of Moscow, Russia. She made her debut with the Omsk Philharmonic at the age of 14. She studied at the Gnessin Academy of Music under the guidance of Alexander Satz before moving to the United States.


Nuzova continued her musical education at the Manhattan School of Music and the Julliard School. Nuzova earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford, Connecticut). She regularly gives lecture recitals at schools and festivals. For the past two summers Nuzova has taught and performed at the Interharmony International Music Festival and the Summit International Music Festival in Purchase, NY. Ms. Nuzova is a member of the piano faculty of the Special School of Music in New York City and of Bard College's pre-college division and serves regularly as a jury panelist. Irina has won many competitions both as a soloist and a chamber musician.

25th Anniversary Gala Concert featuring

Sara Davis Buechner, piano and

Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players Adelya Nartadjieva, violin I-Jung Huang, violin Maurycy Banaszek, viola Thapelo Masita, cello S a t u r d a y, A u g u s t 1 8 a t 8 P M Sonata in A Minor, KV 310 Allegro maestoso Andante cantabile con espressione Presto Un Sueño en Granada (Habañera) Guajiras Bailete (Suite de danzas del siglo XIX) Entrada Tirana Bolero Danza de Corte Fandango

Wolfgang Mozart (1756 - 1791)

Federico Longas (1893 - 1968) Joaquín Turina (1882 - 1949)

Intermission Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11 Allegro maestoso Romanze - Larghetto Rondo - Vivace

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)

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Sara Davis Buechner, piano tions — Queen Elisabeth (Brussels), Leeds, Mozart (Salzburg), Beethoven (Vienna), and Sydney. She was a Bronze Medalist of the 1986 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the Gold Medalist of the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. She has commissioned and premiered important contemporary scores by composers such as Michael Brown, John Corigliano, Ray Green, Dick Hyman, Vitězslavá Kaprálová, Jared Miller, Joaquín Nin-Culmell, and Yukiko Nishimura. She has collaborated with film and dance (including tours with the Mark Morris Dance Group, and Japanese kabuki-mime-mask dancer Yayoi Hirano). Sara has released numerous acclaimed recordings of rare piano music by composers such as Rudolf Friml (“a revelation” — The New York Times), Dana Suesse, Joseph Lamb, Joaquín Turina, Miklós Rózsa, and

ith great pleasure we welcome back Sara Davis Buechner, who has been both a teacher and a performer at Shandelee. Noted for her musical command, cosmopolitan artistry, and visionary independence, Sara Davis Buechner is one of the most original concert pianists of our time. Lauded for her “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times), “thoughtful artistry in the full service of music” (Washington Post), and “astounding virtuosity” (Philippine Star), Japan’s InTune magazine sums up: “Buechner has no superior.” Sara has performed in every state and province of North America — as recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with top orchestras throughout the US, Latin America, and Europe; she enjoys a special following in Asia and the Pacific. In her twenties Sara earned a bouquet of top prizes at the world’s premiere international piano competi30

Ferruccio Busoni (including the world première recording of the Bach-Busoni “Goldberg” Variations). Stereophile magazine selected her Gershwin CD as “Recording of the Month,” and her interpretation of Hollywood Piano Concertos won Germany’s coveted Deutsches Schauplatten Preis. Most recently her recorded traversal of the score to Carl Dreiser’s silent movie classic Master of the House (1925) may be heard on Criterion Collection DVD. Sara joined the faculty of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance in 2016, after teaching at the Manhattan School of Music, New York University and the University

of British Columbia. She has presented masterclasses and workshops at major pedagogic venues worldwide, adjudicated important international piano competitions, and is also a contributing editor for Dover Publications International. In 2017 she marked her 30th year as a dedicated Yamaha Artist. As a proud transgender woman, Sara also appears as a speaker and performer at important LGBTQ events, and has contributed interviews and articles about her own experience to numerous media outlets worldwide. Sara is a dual American-Canadian citizen who makes her home in Philadelphia.

Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players

Adelya Nartadjieva, violin

delya Nartadjieva, praised as “outstanding enough to grace the stages of the world’s great orchestras” by the Singapore Straits Times, has performed extensively throughout Asia, Europe, Russia, and the U.S. A dedicated chamber musician, she has participated at festivals such as Yellow Barn, the Heifetz Music Institute, Lausanne, and Moscow Meets Friends; and has collaborated with Gil Shaham, Timothy Eddy, Hsin-Yun Huang, and members of the Emerson and Juilliard string quartets. A native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Adelya began her violin studies at the age of six and performed as a soloist with orchestra nine months later. She is currently a member of Sejong Soloists, a fellow with Ensemble Connect (formerly ACJW) for 2016-2018, and co-concertmaster of Symphony in C this season. 31

Maurycy Banaszek, viola aurycy Banaszek, from Warsaw, Poland, joined the Concert Artist Faculty at Kean University in 2011. His festival appearances include Marlboro, Kronberg, Seattle, Santa Fe, Aldeburgh, and Moritzburg. Founding member of the conductorless chamber orchestra, ECCO, he has also toured with the Musicians from Marlboro, performed with the Guarneri String Quartet, and frequently appeared at Bargemusic in New York. He was recently featured as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of

I-Jung Huang, violin -Jung Huang is a top prizewinner of the 2017 Ima Hogg and 2016 Hudson Valley String competitions, among other awards. She has appeared as a soloist with the Houston Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Taiwan Philharmonic under conductor GĂźnther Herbig, the Taipei Symphony, and Academy of Taiwan Strings; and has performed widely in Europe, the U.S., China, and Taiwan. A passionate chamber musician, I-Jung has participated at Ravinia, the Four Seasons Winter Workshop, Kneisel Hall, and Taos School of Music, collaborating with Robert McDonald, Hye-Jin Kim, and Michael Kannen, and also working with members of the Guarneri, Borromeo, Shanghai, and Brentano Quartets. She was a member of the Gioviale Quartet when she was a student at the New England Conservatory.

Mexico. As violist of the Elsner String Quartet, he was invited by members of the Amadeus String Quartet to perform at their 50th Anniversary Gala Concert in London’s Wigmore Hall. Maurycy is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Michael Tree.


Thapelo Masita, cello hapelo Masita, from South Africa, is a winner of several awards, among them the string category prize at the 2010 Artscape National Music Competition, Best Performance of a Concerto upon playing the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Cape Town Philharmonic, the 2013 Interlochen Fine Arts Award for Cello Performance, Robus Foundation Scholarship (3 times) for the Musica Mundi Festival in Brussels, the 2011 Trinity exam prize (with a 96% average), Musicon soloists’ competition, and 2nd place in Eastman’s 2015 Concerto Competition. Thapelo was principal cellist of the Bochabela String Orchestra (and soloist on its European tour), Miagi Youth Orchestra, and South African National Youth Orchestra (with national honors). He was invited to perform with the KZN Philharmonic in a national tour with violinist Sarah Chang and tour of France,

when he was also invited to perform for the South African ambassador to France, and in Paris, for a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s 95th Birthday. Thapelo began cello lessons at the age of 12. He recently graduated from Eastman, where he studied with Steven Doane. Thapelo plays on a cello made by Oded Kishony, loaned to him by the Virtu Foundation.


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SMF Members Benefactor $5,000+ Anonymous Paul Huang Daniel Stroup (In memory of Bud Wertheim, Lee Siegel) Tiger Baron Foundation Underwriter $2,500 - $4,599 Edward & Sally Cerny Harvey & Jane Susswein Patron $1,000 - $2,499 Eileen Bernstein (In memory of Manya Bernstein) Assunta Cha Charles Huang Henry Huber Lana Ivanov Christopher Kennedy (In memory of Dr. C.J. Huang) Robert Osgood Judy Rhulen (In memory of Trevor John Loughlin) Sponsor $500 - $999 Dianne Balfour & Carl Adkins Ronald & Barbara Craig Marlene Wertheim (In memory of Bud Wertheim) Supporter $250 - $499 Irma Beckley Charles & Elain Berger Walter & Miriam Cohen Anthony Coscia Diane Foster Mara Der Hovanesian Charles Hamlen (In honor of Paul Huang & Daniel Stroup) Ellen Hoffman (In memory of Gustav Gavis & Bud Wertheim) Linda Horak Jeanette Hubert Roger & Loann Jee Richard & Nancy Judd Marion Kaselle (In honor of Christopher Kennedy) Robert & Barbara Konvalin (In memory of Bud Wertheim) Steve & Michiko Levine 38

Supporter $250 - $499 - continued Mark & Barbara Levy (In memory of Alvin Levy) David & Patricia Lubin (In memory of Theresa) Kenneth & Marya Rodgers Katherine Traxler & Richard Singer Gerald & Phyllis Solomon Family $140 - $249 Sheldon Bach & Phyllis Beren Paul Beito Shirley Fulton Daniel Struble & Carl Pope Friend $75 - $139 John & Patricia Adams Wendy Burnett & Mike Uretsky Dino & Francis Caterini Debbie & Bernie Cohen (In memory of Mildred & Irving Sporn) Robert Davis (In memory of Joanne S. Davis) Guido & Catherine Denatale Steven & Carolyn Ellman Michael & Hazel Farrell Steve & Harriet Fleissig Maurice Gerry Alan & Dina Greenbaum Kathleen Hulit Nancy Johnston (In honor of Dr. Sean Carmichael) Lenny Kisko & Marcus Valeria Barry Kitaeff Robert & Ann Knott Marie Langer Richard & Carol Lewis Andria Lykogiannis Midge Maroni Maureen Molloy Carol Montana & Ken Walter Charlotte Orkin (In memory of Henry E. Orkin) Helga Rupnick Richard & Cecile Russo Dorothy Shapiro Cornelia Vlamis Robert & Shiaomaay Young Ted Waddell & Valerie Mansi Members current as of July, 2018


SMF Series Funding Concert Underwriters Anonymous Edward & Sally Cerny Harvey & Jane Susswein

Joseph D. Feuerstein Concert Underwriters Stanley & Lorraine Berger Deborah Brenner Andrew Feuerstein Bernard & Irene Feuerstein Daniel & Deborah Feuerstein Harvey & Audrey Feuerstein Marjorie Feuerstein Elliot & Renee Fleischer Jack & Renee Freed Erwin Levin Mark Lobell

Grants & Significant Additional Gifts Heidi Horak C. J. Huang Foundation Paul Huang Daniel Stroup


SMF Corporate Sponsors Fortissimo River Reporter & Stuart Communications Creative Services Forte Bethel Woods Center For The Arts Forestburgh Playhouse Foster Supply Hospitality I Fish Haines Alaska J. Yaun Inc. Merrell Benco and Lawrence Miller Insurance Agency Raymond James & Associates Inc. Steve’s Music Center Andante Accurate Carpentry and General Contracting Barnhart Services, Incorporated Baum Law P.C. CanvasArt Domesticities & Cutting Garden Gateway at Shandelee Inn At Lake Joseph Jeff Bank Johnston Forest Products, Inc. Keyboard Express Liberty Agway Home & Garden Center (In memory of James Boxberger, Sr.) Livingston Manor Chamber Of Commerce Manor Ink Murray’s All Natural Chicken Pestech Exterminating Stone Wall Acres Bed & Breakfast Village Wine & Liquors


SMF Board BOARD OF DIRECTORS Daniel Stroup, Co-Chair Marjorie Feuerstein, Co-Chair Harvey Susswein, Treasurer Jane Susswein, Secretary Eileen Bernstein Sally Cerny Lana Ivanov Barbara Martinsons

BOARD OF ADVISORS Sara Davis Buechner Maurice Gerry Charles Hamlen Linda Horak Christopher Kennedy Head Piano Technician Barbara Konvalin Mary Lanza Charles Matz Conductor / Music Historian

HONORARY BOARD Professor Joseph Machlis In Memoriam John Perry André-Michel Schub Earl Wild In Memoriam


STAFF Daniel Stroup President Lana Ivanov Artistic Director John Bernstein Youth & Outreach Program Director Christopher Kennedy Head Piano Technician Carol Montana Publicist Robert Porco House Manager Allison Linen Box Office Manager

SUMMER STAFF Nathaniel DePaul Aden Johnson Evan Madison Sunset Concert Pavillion Address 442 J. Young Road, Livingston Manor, NY 12758 Tel 845-439-3277• Fax 845-439-3307 (July - August) Mailing Address P.O. Box 1264, Livingston Manor, NY 12758-1264 (July - August) 20 Bayard Street, PH-A, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Tel 646-657-0284 • Fax 917-475-1106 (September - June)


Acknowledgements Accounting Consultant Matthews & Co, LLP Advertising Allees Sign Company Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Delaware & Hudson Canvas L. M. Chamber Of Commerce Manor Ink Quik Type River Reporter / Stuart Communications Roscoe & Livingston Manor Visitors Guide S. C. Chamber Of Commerce S. C. Community Chorus S. C. Visitors Association Times Herald-Record Weekend of Chamber Music Artist Advisor & Consulting Showbiz Visas, Kathi Kleiner, Immigration Consultant Communications AT & T Cronk’s Electronics DIRECTV Go MAHL Verizon Financial Services Capital One Citibank, N.A. Jeff Bank Putnam Investments Smith Barney Graphic Design Quik Type / CanvasArt

Insurance Merrell Benco / Lawrence B. Miller & Associates Insurance Agency Legal Council Baum Law P.C. Lighting Consultant Rafael Latorre Maintenance Accurate Carpentry Klinger Power Sports Kurt Adolph Barnhart Services Cintas Fire Protection Computer Doctors Fosterdale Equipment Ed Lundquist Mowers & More OCL Analytical Services P. Buckel & Sons Pestech Ratner & Son Paving, Inc. Shortlines Coating J. Yaun Plumbing & Heating Pianos Steinway & Sons Piano Technicians Lynn Avedisian Christopher Kennedy Philippos Poulos Ludwig Tomescu Photography Ted Waddell Printing Orbis Brynmore Lithographers Quik Type 44

Security Sentry Alarms SMF Outreach Programs Carolyn Bivins - Manor Ink Catskill Regional Medical Center Center for Discovery New Hope Community SC Adult Care Center Suppliers Agway The Arnold House The Bake House B & D Bakery Big Apple Lights Hillside Greenhouses Kristt Company Liberty Shoprite Liberty Trading Post Limpac Matas Restaurant Supply Mirabito NYSEG Peck's Markets Sam's Club Steve's Music Center Suburban Propane Vita’s Farm & Garden Market Transportation Keyboard Express Rolling V Shortline Bus Company Web Site Arts People – On Line Ticketing System Starving Artist Web Design – Lisa Laczo

Shandelee Music Festival The Shandelee Music Festival is committed to conserving our natural resources. Every day hundreds of thousands of pieces of paper are wasted or thrown away unnecessarily.

Here’s how you can help After the performance, please place your program in one of the recycle boxes near the exit doors if: 1. You are coming to another concert during our 2018 series. We will be happy to save your playbill for you until you return. 2. You would like your playbill to be recycled, or used by the next concert attendee.

This playbill has been printed on recycled paper.

Shandelee Music Festival 2018  

Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary Season

Shandelee Music Festival 2018  

Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary Season