After a summer of spectacular concerts, Maverick Concert’s final weekend should prove to be the best one of all! The Maverick will close it’s doors this weekend and mark the end of it’s thrilling 98th season. Bravo to Maverick’s Music Director, Alexander Platt who served up an innovative, delectable feast of classical and jazz performances—thrilling both classical and jazz fans alike—he may even have made some unexpected, converts! Thanks to such innovative, forward looking programming, The Maverick continues to be one of the Hudson Valley’s premier concert venues and thanks to the chapel-like quality of the Maverick Hall, one of the few concert series that allow the audience a uniquely intimate music experience. Kudos to Maverick’s Board of Directors (and its many volunteers) for working so tirelessly to ensure that concert goers have a beautifully preserved Maverick Hall to experience music in such a lovely woodland setting. Well done!
Don’t miss this final weekend of jazz or classical music, take your pick, or go—as is this writer’s intention—to both!
Saturday | September 7 | 6:30 pm
JAZZ AT THE MAVERICK
DAN TEPFER, piano
Including J.S. Bach/Dan Tepfer: The Goldberg Variations
Dan Tepfer has made a name for himself as a pianist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive — “a remarkable musician” in the words of the Washington Post and one “who refuses to set himself limits” in those of France’s Télérama. The New York City-based Tepfer, born in 1982 in Paris to American parents, has performed with some of the leading lights in jazz, including extensively with veteran saxophone luminary Lee Konitz. As a leader, Tepfer has crafted a discography already striking for its breadth and depth, ranging from probing solo improvisation and intimate duets to richly layered trio albums of original compositions. His 2011 Sunnyside/Naïve album Goldberg Variations / Variations saw the prize-winning pianist performing J.S. Bach’s masterpiece as well as improvising upon it to “build a bridge across centuries and genres” (Wall Street Journal) in “an impressive feat that keeps coming back to a hearty and abiding respect” (New York Times). Among his awards are the first prize and audience prize at the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition, first prize at the 2006 East Coast Jazz Festival Competition, and first prize at the 2007 competition of the American Pianists Association. Tepfer was voted a Best New Artist in JazzTimes in 2010 and is a continuous favorite on the DownBeat Rising Stars list. His March 2013 release, Small Constructions, a co-lead album of duets with multi-reed player Ben Wendel on Sunnyside Records, has received rave reviews and extended features in the New York and Los Angeles Times.
Sunday | September 8 | 4 pm
FINAL CONCERT OF THE SEASON
American String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 73 (1946)
Beethoven: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59,
No. 3, “Razumovsky”
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s foremost quartets, the American String Quartet celebrates its 37th season in 2012 – 2013. Critics and colleagues hold the Quartet in high esteem and many of today’s leading artists and composers seek out the Quartet for collaborations.
Critically acclaimed for its presentations of the complete quartets of Beethoven, Schubert, Schoenberg, Bartok and Mozart, the American also champions contemporary music. The Quartet has commissioned and premiered works by distinguished composers Claus Adam, Richard Danielpour, Kenneth Fuchs, Tobias Picker and George Tsontakis.
Formed in 1974 when its original members were students at The Juilliard School, the American String Quartet was launched by winning both the Coleman Competition and the Naumburg Chamber Music Award in the same year.
Phone: (845) 679‑8217
120 Maverick Rd.
Woodstock, NY 12498 – 2503
Featured photo of Dan Tepfer by Vincent Soyez