Evening at the Maverick

This Weekend at Maverick: Saturday Night Jazz, Featuring the Songs of Cole Porter and A Sunday Concert of (Mostly) French Music for Cello And Piano

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Perry Beekman • Terry Blaine Peter Tomlinson • Lou Pappas: Saturday, 28 July, at 6:30 pm.

Woodstock guitarist and vocalist Perry Beekman will perform a program titled “Cole Porter in Paris” along with vocalist Terry Blaine, Peter Tomlinson at the piano, and Lou Pappas on bass. Perry Beekman’s music is deeply rooted in the classic tradition of jazz, and he has been playing in jazz clubs for over 25 years. He has performed at the Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel, and the JVC and River to River Jazz Festivals in New York City.

Jazz vocalist Terry Blaine has enjoyed a multifaceted career that includes live performances, recordings, studio work, television and radio shows. She has released four CDs, including Too Hot for Words, a tribute to the Great Ladies of Swing, taking them around the world and playing to packed houses from Germany to Cleveland. Peter Tomlinson teaches jazz piano at Western Connecticut State University and Vassar College. Lou Pappas has performed at jazz festivals across the United States and is Adjunct Artist in Music at Vassar College. He retired in 2006 as bassist with the acclaimed U.S. Military Academy Band at West Point.

Sunday 29 July, at 4:00 pm.

The program will include J.S. Bach’s Second Suite for Unaccompanied Cello, one of the most frequently performed and recognizable solo cello works ever written; the soulful cello sonata by Claude Debussy; and César Franck’s cello sonata, a piece written for the wedding of a dear friend.

Zuill Bailey is one of the world’s premier cellists. His celebrated artistry, technical wizardry, and engaging personality have secured his place as one of the most popular and active performers today. Zuill received degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and The Juilliard School, and he is the artistic director of El Paso Pro Musica and professor of cello at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Canadian pianist Robert Koenig is among the most sought-​​after collaborative pianists and chamber musicians. He performs regularly in major centers throughout the world with many of this generation’s most renowned musicians. Mr. Koenig’s recent CD with violist Roberto Diaz of transcriptions for viola and piano by William Primrose was nominated for a Grammy for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance.

Next Week at Maverick Concerts:

Saturday, August 4, 11:00 am
Young People’s Concert: Elizabeth Mitchell and Family

Sunday, August 5, 3 pm & 4:00 pm
The Amernet String Quartet with Yizhak Schotten, viola; Robert deMaine, cello; and Nancy Allen Lundy, soprano
, 3:00 pm: Pre-​​concert talk with Russell Platt and Musicians, 4:00 pm: Concert

Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
Russell Platt: “Transport to Summer” for soprano and string sextet (2010)
Tchaikovsky: “Souvenir de Florence” for string sextet, Op. 70

Maverick Concerts is the oldest continuous summer chamber music festival in America and a winner of the Chamber Music America/​ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. Built by Maverick Art Colony founder Hervey White, Maverick Concert Hall first opened its doors to music lovers in 1916. The rustic hall is located at 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock, N.Y. 12498. With acoustics ideally suited to the intimacy of live chamber music performance, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

For additional details, including a schedule of concerts, ticket prices, and seating information, visit www​.maverickconcerts​.org or call Maverick’s recorded message line at 845 – 679-​​8217.

 Featured photo by Simon Russell

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