Shandelee Music Festival 2019

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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 26th 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 SMF 2019 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. We also invite you to enjoy the upcoming 2019 - 2020 “P.L.A.Y. The Classics” series concerts. These exciting performances take place in the magnificent Event Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Performing 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

Evening of Extraordinary Guitar featuring Gladius Saturday, August 3 at 8 PM

Sunset Concert Series

Evening of Chamber Music featuring Hermitage Piano Trio Tuesday, August 6 at 8 PM Evening of Chamber Music featuring Ansonia Quartet Saturday, August 10 at 8 PM Evening of Interactive Chamber Music featuring Ensemble Mélange Tuesday, August 13 at 8 PM Evening of Piano Masterworks featuring Maxim Lando, solo piano Thursday, August 15 at 8 PM Evening of Early Music featuring Andrew Arceci, viola da gamba (viol), violone, & direction Teresa Wakim, soprano Saturday, August 17 at 8 PM


Event Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, New York 12720

Afternoon with Axiom Brass Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 3 PM

Concert Series

Afternoon of Chamber Music featuring Borisevich Duo Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3 PM Afternoon of Choral Artistry featuring Young Peoples Chorus of New York City Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 3 PM 3

P.L.A.Y. The Classics (Peace, Love, Arts, You) 2019 – 2020 Series

Afternoon with Axiom Brass Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:00 PM Dorival Puccini, Jr., Trumpet Michael Hawes, Trumpet Matthew Bronstein, French Horn Corey Sansolo, Trombone Kevin Harrison, Tuba Praised for their “high level of musicality and technical ability” - “clean, clear and precise sound,” “one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music.”

Afternoon of Chamber Music featuring Borisevich Duo Sunday, October 6, 2019 3:00 PM Nikita Borisevich, Violin Margarita Loukachkina, Piano “Nikita and Margarita gave a magical and diverse performance with extraordinarily nuanced artistry, virtuoso fireworks and ensemble collaboration.” - William Riddle, Artistic and Executive Director of Venetian Arts Society, FL 4

Afternoon of Choral Artistry featuring Young Peoples Chorus of New York City Sunday, April 26, 2020 3:00 PM Founder and Conductor Francisco Núñez “Francisco J. Núñez, who directs the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, has been raising the bar over the last decade by commissioning a steady stream of works from composers who usually write for adults and weaving them into programs that include choral classics, spirituals, theater songs and pop arrangements.” — The New York Times

Francisco J. Núñez - Awards • Musical America’s 2018 Educator of the Year Award • MacArthur Fellow • ASCAP Victor Herbert Award • New York Choral Society’s Choral Excellence Award • Bang On A Can’s Visionary Award "providing children of all ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds with a safe haven for personal and artistic growth." - Francisco Núñez

Don’t miss these exciting concerts! Priority seating tickets available at the SMF Box Office – Call 845-439-3277 P.L.A.Y. The Classics Venue: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in the magnificent Event Gallery 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 12720



Proudly Supports the Shandelee Music Festival Eric & Beth Johnson Youngsville, New York 12791 845-482-3548

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Evening of Extraordinary Guitar featuring

Gladius S a t u r d a y, A u g u s t 3 a t 8 P M



he guitarist and award winning composer GLADIUS has inspired audiences of all ages with his innovation as a composer and mastery as an instrumentalist against all odds. A few short years ago, it appeared the artist’s career was in jeopardy due to a mysterious medical condition that manifested its symptoms literally overnight. On June 14th, 2005, while studying classical guitar at Georgia State University’s School of Music under Professor John Sutherland, (a former Andrés Segovia Pupil), the aspiring virtuoso suddenly suffered a crippling case of nerve damage. This greatly hindered the sensation and dexterity of

both hands, and could have easily ended his career. Thanks in part to numerous surgeries and extensive physical therapy, he has prevailed physically, musically, and spiritually by relentlessly touring, recording, and winning numerous composition awards. Inspired by the great composers, Spanish guitar virtuosos, and many others, GLADIUS uses and mixes influences ranging from classical to rock and beyond. The result is a refreshing and distinctly unorthodox performance that pushes the boundaries of his Baroque-Ethnic-Metal fusion on both the classical and electric guitar. 18

Evening of Chamber Music featuring

Hermitage Piano Trio Misha Keylin, violin Sergey Antonov, cello Ilya Kazantsev, piano S a t u r d a y, A u g u s t 6 a t 8 P M

One Movement Trio in E-Flat Major

Trio No. 1 in G Minor, “Élégiaque”

Suite for Piano Trio in A Major, Op.35 Prelude Tempo di Minuetto Romance Finale

Alexander Alyabev (1787 – 1851) Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943) Horatio Parker (1863 – 1919)

Intermission Piano Trio in F Minor, Op. 65 Allegro ma non troppo Allegretto grazioso Poco Adagio Finale. Allegro con brio

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

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Hermitage Piano Trio


escending from the great Russian musical tradition, the HERMITAGE PIANO TRIO is distinguished by itsexuberant musicality, interpretative range, and sumptuous sound. In the same way that St. Petersburg’s venerable Hermitage State Museum both represents the very essence and history of Russia while also using its collection to embrace and promote cultures from around the world, the Hermitage Piano Trio embodies the majesty of its Russian lineage while at the same time including in its immense repertoire works from the great European tradition to contemporary American commissions. Based in the United States, the Trio has performed to similarly tremendous acclaim for audiences in major chamber music series programs in Los Angeles,

New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Tucson, Newport (RI), Portland (OR), San Miguel de Allende (Mexico), and New Orleans. The group’s 2018-19 season features performances throughout North America, including those at Portland (OR), Friends of Chamber Music, Art Power! At UC San Diego, and the Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society. Recently signed to a multiple-album recording deal with Reference Recordings, the Trio’s debut CD – released in May 2019 – is comprised of the piano trios of Sergey Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor; Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9; and Vocalise. A rarity in the chamber music world, this elite trio is comprised of three musicians who are noted soloists in their own right. In a career already spanning 20

fifty countries on five continents, violinist Misha Keylin is attracting particular attention with his world-premiere CD series of the seven Henri Vieuxtemps violin concertos, released by Naxos. These recordings have already sold over 150,000 copies worldwide and garnered numerous press accolades and awards, include “Critic’s Choice” by The New York Times, Gramophone, and The Strad. Hailed as “a brilliant cellist” by the legendary Mstislav Rostropovich, Sergey Antonov went on to prove his mentor’s proclamation when he became one of the youngest cellists ever awarded the gold medal at the world’s premier musical contest, the quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Competition. Antonov’s entry into this elite stratum of sought-after classical artists has already placed him on stages at world-renowned venues from Russia’s Great Hall at the Moscow Conservatory to Suntory Hall in Tokyo. His international performance tours have taken him to France, Italy, Hungary, Sweden, Finland,

Korea, Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. He has collaborated with such conductors as Yuri Simonov, Maxim Vengerov, David Geringas, Mikhail Pletnev, Jonathon McPhee, Yuri Bashmet, Eiji Oue and Yan Pascal Tortelier. And pianist Ilya Kazantsev hailed by The Washington Post as “virtually flawless” – has performed as recitalist and soloist with orchestras in Russia, Canada, Europe, and the United States. Mr. Kazantsev’s many awards and honors include first prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein International Competition (France); he also won the International Chopin Competition (Russia) and the 2007 & 2008 World Piano Competitions. Based in the United States since 2001, Mr. Kazantsev has participated in master-classes presented by leading pianists such as Earl Wild, Richard Goode, Yefim Bronfman, Phillippe Entremont, Menahem Pressler and Pierre Boulez.

A Standing Ovation To The SMF 2019 CONCERT UNDERWRITERS CORPORATE SPONSORS MEMBERS Sincere and special thanks for helping the Festival carry on it’s cultural and educational mission!


Evening of Chamber Music featuring

Ansonia Quartet Sumire Hirotsuru, violin Byungchan Lee, violin Grace Takeda, viola Isabel Kwon, cello S a t u r d a y, A u g u s t 1 0 a t 8 P M String Quartet Op. 18, No. 1 in F Major Allegro con brio Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato Scherzo: Allegro molto Allegro String Quartet in F Major Allegro moderato – très doux Assez vif – très rythmé Très lent Vif et agité

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)


String Quartet Op. 80 in F Minor Allegro vivace assai Allegro assai Adagio Finale: Allegro molto

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)

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Ansonia Quartet The Ansonia Quartet is embarking on its third season together as an ensemble, and is comprised of members representing a global reach: Sumire Hirotsuru and Byungchan Lee (violins), Grace Takeda (viola), and Isabel Kwon (cello). Byungchan and Grace are Canadians – colleagues and friends since their youth orchestra days in Vancouver. Sumire hails from Oita (Japan), while Isabel is from Okemos (Michigan). The Ansonia’s international career was launched off the heels of a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2017. They met their targeted goal of $10,000 in nine days to tour Japan where they performed recitals in Oita and Tokyo, and held workshops for Japanese students. Since then, the quartet has held a two-week residency at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance in Nova Scotia, travelled to Toronto for recitals and community engagement performances, and coached and led the Durham Youth Orchestra in a featured joint concert. In the United States, the quartet appeared at the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center for a Masterclass with Ani Kavafian, and performed recitals at the Harvard Club of New York, Nicholas Roerich Museum and SOPAC (South Orange Performing Arts Center). The Ansonia's passion to push string quartet boundaries has led them to pursue fresh literature. They have given world premieres of Jia Daqun’s String Quartet No.2 at Juilliard’s 2018 Focus! Festival, as well as of Nathan Prillaman’s Traces in collaboration with dancers from New York City Ballet at the New York Choreographic Institute. The quartet was invited to premiere four works at MoMA’s Summergarden series, two of which were also world premieres. In addition to exploring new music, the quartet infuses Argentine tango into 23

their repertoire. They held a tango presentation for the Juilliard community in collaboration with Grammy-award winning bandoneon player, Hector del Curto. In the 2019/2020 season the quartet will continue to expand their artistic vision by programming 21st century music, as well as traditional tango from Argentina at venues including the Shandelee Music Festival and the Robbie Collomore Series. Formed at The Juilliard School in September 2016, they were awarded a Gluck Community Service Fellowship through The Juilliard School to pursue community engagement endeavours, as well as a coveted position in the Honors Chamber Music Program during the 2017/2018 season. The quartet worked primarily with Ronald Copes and Roger Tapping of the Juilliard String Quartet, as well as with Sylvia Rosenberg and the Dover String Quartet.

Sumire Hirotsuru, violin

Byungchan Lee, violin



orn in Oita, Japan, violinist Sumire Hirotsuru has multifaceted interests in music, education, and writing. During the past season, she has appeared at Leipzig Gewandhaus, Pilobolous’ Five Senses Festival, Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and WQXR, and collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble, Bach Collegium Japan, and many others. She has recorded video game soundtracks including Final Fantasy XV, which has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. Every year since 2013, she has invited American students to her hometown for Summer in JAPAN, her own two-week education program for Japanese schoolchildren, offering various workshops in computer science, writing, and performing arts. Her first book was published in February 2019 in Japan from Kadokawa. Sumire earned a B.A. from Harvard University in 2016 and a M.M. from The Juilliard School in 2018. She is a recipient of the William Schumann Prize.

native of Vancouver, Canada, violinist Byungchan Lee has garnered international recognition as a prizewinner at the Yuri Yankelevitch International Violin Competition, as one of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) 30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30, and for performing alongside Stevie Wonder in the Songs in the Key of Life tour at the Bell Centre in Montreal. He was previously one of CBC Radio’s “Next!” classical music stars, and has recorded two national broadcasts as well. Lee received his master’s degree from Juilliard where he served as co-concertmaster of the orchestra, and was awarded a Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant upon graduation. He is also a recipient of the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award, McGill University’s Golden Violin Award, and was featured in The Strad and La Scena Musicale. He plays on an 1869 J.B. Vuillaume violin and Vuillaume model bow, on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank. 24

Grace Takeda, viola

Isabel Kwon, cello


Huang.Korean American cellist, Isabel Kwon, grew up in Okemos, Michigan. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan with Richard Aaron and her Master of Music at The Juilliard School with Timothy Eddy. In a leadership role, Isabel was co-principal cellist of The Juilliard Orchestra and has played under maestros Alan Gilbert, Mirga Gražinytė Tyla, Gerard Schwarz, and Edo de Waart. She has performed with the Lansing Symphony, Toledo Symphony, and Central Michigan Alumni Orchestra and in masterclasses for Amir Eldan, Clive Greensmith, Frans Helmerson, Eric Kim, Amit Peled, and Brinton Smith. An avid chamber musician, Isabel has attended Kneisel Hall, MMCJ, and Sarasota Music Festival. She attended Stowe Tango Festival for the past two years and recent ventures have included performances of new tango by composer Aaron Travers. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music as Eric Kim’s teaching assistant.

native of North Vancouver, Canada, Grace Takeda began her musical studies on the violin at the age of four. She received her Bachelor of Music in violin performance at McGill University, but her love of lower frequencies prompted her to switch to the viola in the last year of her undergrad, and she never looked back. She has had the opportunity to perform with various ensembles including the The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, the Yale Schola Cantorum and Symphony in C. Her true passion is playing chamber music and has led her to collaborations with musicians such as, Atar Arad, Boris Berman, the Brentano, Frank Cohen, Emerson and Miro String Quartets, Edward Gazouleas, Frank Morelli, Philippe Muller, Peter Oundjian, Michael Rusinek, Arnold Steinhardt, Steve Tenenbom and Tabea Zimmermann. Her previous mentors include Mark Fewer, Denise Lupien, Andre Roy, and Heilwig von Koenigsloew. She holds a Master of Music from The Juilliard School and is currently pursuing a Post Baccalaureate Diploma at The Curtis Institute of Music with Roberto Diaz and Hsin-Yun


An Evening of Interactive Chamber Music featuring

Ensemble Mélange Ariadne Greif, soprano Stuart Breczinski, oboe Moran Katz, clarinet Grace Park, violin Sofia Nowik, cello Mika Sasaki, piano Tu e s d a y, A u g u s t 1 3 a t 8 P M Ensemble Mélange changes the rules of performance as we know it. The audience is invited to actively participate in the selection of works to be performed by choosing from a menu of over 30 works. The menu repertoire ranges from genres such as Classical Baroque, Romantic, Jazz, Latin, and Broadway and includes from one to six performers.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: Everyone in the audience has a program “MENU” with a number on it. The rules of the game will be explained prior to the performance, and following each piece, a new member in the audience is chosen randomly to select the next piece. It is a concert that is fun for audience members of every age and walk of life!

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Ensemble Mélange Formerly known as SHUFFLE Concert, Ensemble Mélange is a joyful sextet of all-star virtuosos. Ensemble Mélange shakes up the concert experience, forges a personal connection with the audience, and mixes tried-and-true repertoire with a smorgasbord of jewels from distant genres. The concert is reformatted as a musician's party game; after each piece, members of the audience are chosen to select the next piece from an extensive menu organized by style, nationality, and time period. How does it work? Everyone in the audience has a program with a number on it. The rules of the game are explained and following each piece, a new member in the audience is chosen by a randomizer app to select the next piece. The program consists of a wide variety of genres that include classical, jazz, brilliant transcriptions, innovative arrangements of tango and musical theater, and selections that were written specifically for the group. Most arrangements are between three and six minutes; the concert moves quickly and is enjoyable for audience members of every age and walk of life! Under the group's original name, SHUFFLE Concert, Ensemble Mélange has performed coast to coast in the US, Canada, and five times in the Middle East. They have appeared in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York City, to the Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv, the Brigham Young University Concert Hall in Jerusalem, and at the Ottawa Chamberfest. They have released an album, held a composition competition, and given concerts, lessons, master classes, and talks in countless schools, universities, and conservatories. This past season, among many other memorable school trips, they gave side-by-side performances with talented elementary, middle, and high school band and string orchestra students during a residency in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and passed an unforgettable afternoon with high school students on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona. 27

Stuart Breczinski

Ariadne Greif


oprano Ariadne Greif, praised for her "luminous, expressive voice," "searing top notes," and "dusky depths," NYTimes, enjoyed a casual child career as a “boy” soprano at the LA Opera, eventually making an adult debut singing. Lutoslawski's Chantefleurs et Chantefables with the American Symphony Orchestra. She starred in operas ranging from Donizetti’s Elixir of Love with The Orlando Philharmonic, to Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias at the Aldeburgh Festival, and Atthis, by G.F. Haas, which the NY Times called “a vehicle for Ms. Greif’s raw, no-holds-barred performance,” and "one of the most searingly painful and revealing operatic performances in recent times.” Recent projects include performances at Den Norske Opera with William Kentridge of the Dada masterpiece Ursonate, a “spinechilling” recital in Australia presented by Sydney Chamber Opera and Resonant Bodies, collaborations with The Knights, Gabe Kahane, Lukas Ligeti, and performances of Carmina Burana, La Bohème, The Magic Flute, Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Mozart Requiem, Mozart Vespers K.231, and Babbit’s A Solo Requiem.


tuart Breczinski, the winner of the 2018 Matthew Ruggiero International Competition, is a New York-based oboist, improviser, composer, and educator whose early interest in making unusual sounds on the oboe developed into a passion for creating and sharing innovative audio with audiences of all backgrounds. A proponent of chamber and contemporary music, Breczinski is a member of the City of Tomorrow, a woodwind quintet dedicated to the promotion and performance of contemporary works. He performs regularly as a chamber musician with NOVUS NY and the Talea Ensemble, and has also performed with Bang on a Can, Contemporaneous, the International Contemporary Ensemble, the New York New Music Ensemble, and Signal. He received an honorable mention at the 2015 IDRS Gillet-Fox International Competition, and from 2012-2014 he was the oboist with Ensemble ACJW (now Ensemble Connect), a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.

Moran Katz


irst Prize winner of the 2013 Ima Hogg Competition and the 2009 Freiburg International Clarinet Competition in Germany, Clarinetist Moran Katz also won the First Prize and Overall Prize at the Midland/Odessa "National Young Artist Competition" in Texas, and 28

Second Prize at the Beijing International Music Competition for Clarinet in China. A clarinetist for Carnegie Hall's Affiliate Ensemble "Decoda" and Trinity Church's orchestra in residence "NOVUS NY", Ms. Katz often plays with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and with Copland House Ensemble. Ms. Katz received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees and an Artist Diploma as a student of Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima at The Juilliard School, where she was admitted with presidential distinction and a full scholarship. She taught at the Curtis Young Artist Summer Program, was on the faculty at the Sarasota Music Festival and gave masterclasses/workshops at the Manhattan School of Music. She is now a member of the faculty at Juilliard's Pre-College Division and at Vassar College.

Orchestra and most recently, an engagement with Maxim Vengerov at the Cartegena Music Festival and solo Bach alongside Yo-Yo Ma at New York City Center. Upcoming concerto engagements include concerto debuts in Mexico and Poland with the Neilsen Violin Concerto. A devoted chamber musician, Ms. Park has performed with a variety of ensembles around the world and has led chamber orchestras from the principal chair. Ms. Park plays on a 1799 Nicolas Lupot, generously on loan from a private collection.

Sofia Nowik


oncert cellist, Sofia Nowik, enjoys a busy career as a performing and teaching artist in the New Jersey and New York City area. Ms. Nowik has performed and toured with Ensemble Mélange for four years, and performs frequently with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and additionally with NYC based ensembles such as Shattered Glass, Ensemble LPR, and the Metropolis Ensemble. As a soloist she has performed concerti with local orchestras in New Jersey, including the Livingston Symphony, Manalapan Symphony, The Tim Keyes Consort, Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Youth Orchestra, and the Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra in New York City. Ms. Nowik is a graduate of The Juilliard School where she earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

Grace Park


race Park, who was the first prize winner in the 2018 Naumberg International Violin Competition, is a dynamic violinist, dedicated chamber musician, and passionate pedagogue. Ms. Park has been a featured soloist at The Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Walt Disney Hall, Jordan Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Grace Rainey Auditorium in the Metropolitan Museum, The Rudolfinum in Prague, and Glinka Hall in St. Petersburg. She has appeared with numerous orchestras including North Czech Philharmonia, Russian Chamber Philharmonic, Napoli Chamber 29

Mika Sasaki


Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and at various community venues and public schools as a pianist of Ensemble Connect—a prestigious fellowship program of Carnegie, Juilliard, and the Weill Institute, that focuses on entrepreneurship, audience engagement, and teaching artistry. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory (B.M., M.M.) and The Juilliard School (D.M.A.), Dr. Sasaki is a faculty member at Juilliard, where she teaches piano and keyboard skills courses in the Evening Division, and Piano Topics in the College Division.

ianist Mika Sasaki is a soughtafter recitalist, chamber musician, and educator whose performances and teaching have taken her to the U.K., Italy, Switzerland, Japan, and throughout the U.S. Her solo debut album, Obsidian: Mika Sasaki plays Clara Schumann, released on Yarlung Records in 2016, was highly acclaimed by the Online Merker as “illuminating the artistic inspiration and creative exchange between three Romantic souls,” Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, and Johannes Brahms. Currently based in New York City, she regularly appears at



Evening of Piano Masterworks featuring

Maxim Lando T h u r s d a y, A u g u s t 1 5 a t 8 P M Tocatta, Op. 40

Nikolai Kapustin (1937 – )

Sonata No. 30, Op. 109 Ludwig van Beethoven Vivace ma non troppo – Adagio espressivo (1770 – 1827) Prestissimo Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo Prelude in B Major, Op. 11, No. 1

Aleksandr Scriabin (1871 – 1915)

Transcendental Étude, Op. 11, No. 2 “Ronde des Fantômes” Fairy Tale, Op. 51, No. 3

Aleksandr Lyapunov (1857– 1918) Nikolai Medtner (1880 – 1951)

Étude in D-Sharp Minor, Op. 8, No. 12 Intermission Transcendental Études No. 1 (Preludio) No. 2 (Fusées) No. 3 (Paysage) No. 4 (Mazeppa) No. 5 (Feux follets) No. 6 (Vision) No. 7 (Eroica) No. 8 (Wilde Jagd) No. 9 (Ricordanza) No. 10 (Appassionata) No. 11 ( Harmonies du soir) No. 12 (Chasse-neige)

Aleksandr Scriabin (1871 – 1915) Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)

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Maxim Lando, piano


merican pianist Maxim Lando has been described by Berkshire Fine Arts as having an “ever so clear approach to the keyboard, and the molding and shaping of phrases straight from the musical angels.” Maxim’s concerts and collaborations have recently brought him to the international stage, with invitations to perform spanning the globe. In 2017 at the age of fourteen, Maxim performed Rachmaninoff 3rd Concerto with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra in Saint Petersburg. The concert was featured and

received rave commentary on the popular Russian TV Kultura program, Tzar’s Box. Maxim also had the great honor to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night Gala Concert together with Lang Lang, Chick Corea, and the Philadelphia Orchestra led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in an unprecedented three-pianist rendition of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. ZealNYC described the concert as “A ‘Rhapsody’ for the ages,” noting “the three highly individual artists achieved an astounding musical synergy.” Performing as a duo with celebrity pianist Lang Lang, Maxim made 33

additional critically acclaimed debuts this past season with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Hawaii Symphony, and China NCPA Orchestra. Other recent performance highlights include a concert with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Fedoseyev (televised nationally on TV Kultura in Moscow), debut concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (televised on First Prize: Intermezzo with Arie Vardi), collaborations with violinists Julian Rachlin and Daniel Hope on the Stars and Rising Stars series in Munich, and a performance for the historic Grand Opening of Steinway and Sons in Beijing. Other major orchestras that Maxim has performed with include the Russian National Orchestra and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. He will make his debut with the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra later this fall. Maxim’s recent solo and chamber music concerts include notable venues and festivals such as the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing, Kissinger Sommer in Germany, Ravinia Festival in Chicago, Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, Samos Young Artist Festival in Greece, Dinard International Music Festival in France, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players in New York, and Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Chicago’s Millennium Park. A frequent guest artist in Russia, Maxim has performed at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Bolshoi Theater, VDNH Green Theater, Moscow International House of Music,

Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall, and the Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov. Dedicated to making classical music accessible to his own generation, Maxim has been featured performing and talking about music on CNN’s Best of Quest, NPR’s From The Top, BR Klassik’s On Stage, Russian TV-Kultura, BBC Radio 4, WQXR, CNC News, as well as television talk shows in Italy, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Israel. He has performed on numerous occasions together with Lang Lang, and performed a concert on one-day’s-notice with violinist Alissa Margulis at Music Fest Perugia in Italy (filling in for pianist Ilana Vered). A huge fan of Sing For Hope’s mission, Maxim was honored to serve as a last minute replacement for superstar Lea Salonga at the 2017 Sing For Hope Gala. Maxim is a Gold Medal winner of the 2017 Berliner International Music Competition, and received the 2016 Audience Prize at Carnegie Hall from the prestigious Musical Olympus Foundation. In 2015, he was the first American ever awarded the Gold Prize at the International Television Contest “Nutcracker” for Young Musicians in Moscow, Russia. He received Second Prize at the 2015 Kissinger Klavier Olymp in Germany, and in 2014 won the Juilliard Pre-College Concerto Competition. Maxim is an Artemisia Akademie Fellow at Yale University, an alumnus of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, and a student of Hung-Kuan Chen and Tema Blackstone at Juilliard Pre-College. 34

Evening of Early Music featuring

Andrew Arceci & Company Andrew Arceci, viola da gamba (viol), violone, & direction

Teresa Wakim, soprano S a t u r d a y, A u g u s t 1 7 a t 8 P M Amarilli mia bella

Giulio Caccini (1551 – 1618)

Sonata IV

Salamone Rossi (c.1570 – 1630)

Canzonetta Spirituale sopra alla nanna

Tarquinio Merula (1595 – 1665)

Ombra mai fù

Francesco Cavalli (1602 – 1676)

Affligetemi pur, memorie amare Intermission Ciaccona, Op. II, No. XII

Alessandro Stradella (1639 – 1682) Arcangelo Corelli (1653 – 1713)

Recitativo: Frondi tenere Aria: Ombra mai fù

Giovanni Bononcini (1670 – 1747)

In furore iustissimae irae

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)

Recitativo: Frondi tenere Aria: Ombra mai fù

George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759)

Alto Giov

Nicola Porpora (1686 – 1768)

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Andrew Arceci


erformer, composer/arranger, and scholar, Andrew Arceci has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. In Europe, he has appeared with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (UK), Oxford Baroque (UK), and Collegium Musicum Den Haag (The Netherlands). In the United States, he has collaborated with the Boston Camerata, Emmanuel Music (20172018 Lorraine Hunt Lieberson fellow), Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, the Arcadia Players, Tempesta di Mare - Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, The Folger Consort, Washington Bach Consort, Washington National Cathedral, and Harmonious Blacksmith. He has presented at musicology conferences in Portugal, the UK, and the US; and has

given workshops at the University of Oxford (UK), the University of Cambridge (UK), the University of Edinburgh (UK), the Narnia Arts Academy (Narni; Italy), the Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan), Burapha University (Thailand), Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (US), Illinois Wesleyan University (US), and the International Baroque Institute at Longy-Bard College (US). Currently, he directs the Collegium Musicum at Wellesley College, as well as the Winchendon Music Festival. Recording credits include soundtrack work for the BBC (UK), and the labels Novum (UK), Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (Germany), BĂ´Ĺ‚t Records/Monotype Records (Poland), Cedille Records (US), and Centaur Records (US). 36

Teresa Wakim


ith “a gorgeous, profoundly expressive instrument,” and as “a bejeweled lyric soprano with an exquisite top register,” American soprano Teresa Wakim is perhaps best known as “a perfect early music voice.” Upon completion of her studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, Wakim was soon named a Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellow at Emmanuel Music in Boston, and won First Prize in the International Soloist Competition for Early Music in Brunnenthal, Austria. The last several seasons have seen her make solo debuts at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Boston Symphony Hall, Grand Théâtre de Provence, Severance Hall in Cleveland, Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Opéra Royal at Versailles. Ms. Wakim has appeared with many of the nation’s premier orchestras. She has sung Bach's Wedding Cantata Weichet nur betrübte Schatten and Mendelssohn's Hear My Prayer with The Cleveland Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Charlotte, Tucson, Alabama and San Antonio Symphonies, Bach’s Missa Brevis with the San Francsico Symphony, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate with New World Symphony, Vivaldi’s In furore iustissime irae with San Antonio Symphony, Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Louisiana Philharmonic, Orff’s Carmina Burana with Boston Landmarks Orchestra, and Brahms’ German Requiem with the Omaha Symphony.

In addition, Wakim’s affinity for the Baroque has brought her much success as a frequent soloist with many of the world’s best period instrument ensembles, including the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Wiener Akademie, the Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Early Music Festival, Boston Baroque, Dallas Bach Society, Pacific Musicworks, Early Music Vancouver, Handel Choir of Baltimore, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, Tragicomedia, and Mercury Baroque Orchestra. She has portrayed and recorded multiple operas from Monteverdi to Mozart, specializing in operas of the French Baroque with the Boston Early Music Festival, and sang the roles of Flore, Aréthuse, and Daphne on their 2015 GRAMMY-Winning Best Opera Recording of Charpentier’s La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs. She can also be heard on numerous recordings with the Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Early Music Festival, Musik Ekklesia, and Seraphic Fire.



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Supporter $250 - $499 - continued Robert & Barbara Konvalin (In memory of Bud Wertheim) Mark Levy (In memory of Alvin Levy) John & Karen Linen Kenneth Rodgers Katherine Calkin & Richard Singer Gerald & Phyllis Solomon Family $140 - $249 Sheldon Bach & Phyllis Beren Paul Beito Shirley Fulton Kit Hulit Daniel Struble & Carl Pope

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Joseph D. Feuerstein Concert Underwriters Stanley & Lorraine Berger Deborah Brenner Andrew Feuerstein Daniel, Deborah & Mike Feuerstein Harvey & Audrey Feuerstein Irene Feuerstein Kenneth & Mindy Feuerstein Marjorie Feuerstein Elliot & Renee Fleischer Jack & Renee Freed Erwin Levin Stephen & June 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 Accurate Carpentry and General Contracting Bethel Woods Center For The Arts Forestburgh Playhouse Foster Supply Hospitality I Fish Haines Alaska J. Yaun Inc. M&M Auto Group, Inc. Merrell Benco and Lawrence Miller Insurance Agency Adler, Levy, Jee & Lubin Wealth Management of Raymond James Steve’s Music Center Andante Barnhart Services, Incorporated Baum Law P.C. CanvasArt Domesticities & Cutting Garden Gateway at Shandelee 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 Sally Cerny Lana Ivanov Barbara Martinsons

BOARD OF ADVISORS Sara Davis Buechner Maurice Gerry 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


Lynn Avedisian Executive Assistant John Bernstein Youth & Outreach Program Director Christopher Kennedy Head Piano Technician Allison Linen Box Office Manager Carol Montana Publicist Robert Porco House Manager SUMMER STAFF Nathaniel DePaul Aden Johnson Evan Madison Marlee Madison Shandelee Music Festival, Inc. 20 Bayard Street, PH-A Brooklyn, NY 11211 Tel: 646-657-0284 (September - June) P. O. Box 1264 Livingston Manor, NY 12758 (July - August) Sunset Concert Pavilion Address 442 J. Young Road Livingston Manor, NY 12758 Tel: 845-439-3277 (July - August) 47

Acknowledgements Accounting Consultant Matthews & Co, LLP Advertising 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 48

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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

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