Music Mountain Concludes 88th Season with Juilliard String Quartet and Jive by Five

Music Mountain Concludes 88th Season with Juilliard String Quartet and Jive by Five

Music Mountain, America's Longest Running Chamber Music Festival, concludes its spectacular 88th season with the incomparable Juilliard String Quartet on Sunday, September 17 (3pm). The special afternoon concert is scheduled to feature Beethoven, Haydn, and Dvorak. Connecticut favorite Jive By Five performs the final Twilight Series Concert on Saturday, September 16 (6:30pm) playing the sizzling music of the jazz age!

This Sunday afternoon marks the grand finale concert of the current season. The impeccable Juilliard String Quartet offers an exceptional program: Beethoven: String Quartet in A Major, Opus 18 #5; Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Opus 76 #5; and Dvorak: String Quartet in C Major, Opus 61.

With unparalleled artistry and enduring vigor, the Juilliard String Quartet continues to inspire audiences around the world with its performances. Founded in 1946, and widely known as "the quintessential American string quartet," the Juilliard draws on a deep and vital engagement with the classics, while embracing the mission of championing new works - a vibrant combination of the familiar and the daring. Each performance of the Juilliard Quartet is a unique experience, bringing together the four members' profound understanding, total commitment, and unceasing curiosity in sharing the wonders of the string quartet literature.

Having welcomed cellist Astrid Schween and celebrated its 70th anniversary last season, the Juilliard String Quartet marks the 2017-18 season with highly anticipated return appearances in Seattle, Santa Barbara, Pasadena, Memphis, Raleigh, Houston, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen. The Quartet continues its acclaimed annual performances in Detroit, Philadelphia, and at the Ravinia Festival, along with numerous concerts at home in New York City, including appearances at Lincoln Center and Town Hall.

Devoted master teachers, the members of the Juilliard String Quartet offer classes and open rehearsals when on tour. At the Juilliard School, where they are the String Quartet in Residence, all are sought-after members of the string and chamber music faculty.

The Saturday Evening Twilight Series comes to a close with the ever popular, Jive by Five! The Connecticut favorite returns to Music Mountain playing the sizzling dance music of the jazz age. At the helm is the charming, jazz-loving, hard-swinging drummer Bob Parker. From the Charleston, to the Two-Step, to the Fox Trot, this much-loved group will have the crowd dancing all evening! Concert Dedicated to the Memory of Louise W. King. (Well-behaved dogs are welcome)

Keeping with long-standing tradition, the Saturday Twilight Series features pre-concert dinners at the quaint Falls Village Inn. Experience a piece of history in this 175-year-old Inn before enjoying the last jazz concert of the season!

Music Mountain is located in Falls Village, Connecticut on Music Mountain Road, where a short scenic drive will bring you to GorDon Hall atop Music Mountain. Free parking and picnic facilities are available.

Music Mountain is supported, in part, by the Connecticut Commission On Culture & Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Saturday evening pre-concert dinner at the intimate Falls Village Inn (5pm) is $70. Ticket includes dinner & concert. Seating is limited; reservations must be made 24 hours prior to concert date.

Tickets for the closing concert on Sunday, September 17 (3PM) with The Juilliard String Quartet are $60.

Chamber Music Concerts are $35. Twilight Series Concerts are $30. Children ages 5-18 are admitted FREE for ALL CONCERTS when accompanied by a ticket holder. Saturday Twilight Concerts are at 6:30pm. Sunday afternoon Chamber Music concerts are at 3pm. Group rates are available. Discounts apply through participating organizations. For a complete summer schedule, special ticket prices, and to download a ticket order form visit www.musicmountain.org or call 860-824-7126.

Photo Credit: Simon Powls

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