Maverick Concerts Festival | June 23rd & 24th — ETHEL /​ June 25th — Miro Quartet

by Donna Calcavecchio

Maverick Concerts begins its 102nd festival with the innovative programming we’ve come to expect. Performances begin on Friday evening with the indie-​​classical quartet ETHEL in a uniquely creative collaboration with renowned local artist Kate McKloughlin at the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum on Friday evening.



ETHEL will continue on Saturday morning at Maverick’s revered Concert Hall for what should prove to be an illuminating beginning to Maverick’s traditional Young People’s Concert series. Then it’s ETHEL again for Saturday evening’s concert with their not to be missed program that includes the quartet’s own arrangements of songs by several of their favorite “rock” legends.

The weekend of music in the woods continues on Sunday afternoon as Maverick kicks off its chamber music series featuring the spectacular Miro Quartet.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday | June 23 | 8 pm  •  ETHEL
Acclaimed contemporary music quartet’s creative experimental concert in synchrony with the Kate McGloughlin Exhibit. Art Talk and meet-​​and-​​greet with the performers.

Woodstock Artists Association & Museum
28 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY  12498
woodstockart​.org   |  845.679.2940  |  Free and open to the public

Saturday | June 24 | 11 am  •  ETHEL  •  Young People’s Concert
These interactive concerts, long a Maverick tradition, are designed for enjoyment by children in grades K-​​6. Admission is free for all young people under 16. Adults pay $5 each at the door.

Saturday | June 24 | 8 pm  •  ETHEL
The Blue Dress  •  Music by Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, and
Pulitzer prize winner Julia Wolfe.

Repertoire is paired with the string quartet’s arrangements of music by their personal sources of inspiration, including rock legend Stevie Nicks, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, and the pop and soul icon Aretha Franklin.

Sunday | June 25 | 4 pm

Miró Quartet  •  All Dvořák:
Selections from The Cypresses
Quartet No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 34
Quartet No. 14 in A-​​Flat major, Op. 105

The Maverick Concerts Festival continues every weekend through September 10th. This year along with the traditional chamber music series, there will be several Saturday night JAZZ at The Maverick concerts, several innovative Young People’s Concerts and Maestro Alexander Platt will conduct the traditional Chamber Orchestra concert. Woodstock’s own, world renowned music legend Happy Traum, will be here to entertain us with a concert that has always proven to be a highlight of the festival.

Take a look at the full concert schedule at
the Maverick Concerts website.

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