Saturday | August 31 | 4 pm
A CONCERT FOR THE FRIENDS OF MAVERICK
PEDJA MUZIJEVIC, piano
Haydn: Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI: 50
Chopin: Preludes, Op. 28 (Complete)
Bosnian-born pianist Pedja Muziejvic will return to The Maverick for a special concert for Maverick supporters and the Friends of Maverick; admission is by donation only, of $50 or more.
Pianist Pedja Muzijevic has performed at Maverick to great acclaim numerous times. The Palm Beach Daily News wrote about a recent performance, “To play this well, one must have steel in the hands, love and affection in the heart, and more than a little craziness.” A native of Sarajevo, Pedja graduated from the Academy of Music in Zagreb, where he received the Croatian Music Institute Award for best recital. He continued his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music and at the Juilliard School, where he received his Master of Music degree. His many honors include top prize in the Busoni International Piano Competition and a finalist diploma in the Naumburg International Piano Competition, as well as special prizes of the Chopin Society, Warsaw, and the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon. Curiosity has led him to explore the music of the 18th and 19th centuries on period instruments, as well as the work of many contemporary composers.
Saturday | August 31 | 8:30 pm
JAZZ AT THE MAVERICK
MARC BLACK & WARREN BERNHARDT
A Woodstock master musician and a jazz legend bring their unique sounds to our woods. Singer-songwriter Marc Black will be joined by pianist, composer and producer Warren Bernhardt. The program celebrates the release of their recently recorded duet CD, Champions of Love.
Marc Black is an eclectic folk-rocker who carries on the Woodstock tradition of dealing with life, with all its social and political challenges, one song at a time. His songs and fingerstyle playing have been hailed by noted folk artist Happy Traum as “timeless,” with “deep grooves, excellent playing, and top-notch guitar and vocals.” Marc’s song subjects range from his love for Rachel Maddow to good coffee and just about everything in between. He has performed and recorded with many luminaries including Pete Seeger, Art Garfunkel, Rick Danko, and Levon Helm. Marc was named Folk Artist of the Year on ABC Radio’s Fame Games, and he was a finalist in the prestigious Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition. He has recorded more than a dozen CDs, including one “pick hit” in Billboard magazine and another that was recognized as a “minor masterpiece” by famed music producer John Hammond, Sr.
Warren Bernhardt began studying the piano at the age of five, and he concertized until he was twelve. At the University of Chicago, where he studied physics and organic chemistry, he delved into the rich traditions of Chicago jazz and blues and the fresh jazz improvisations of Oscar Peterson, Errol Garner, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Bill Evans. Soon thereafter, Warren began touring with saxophonist Paul Winter, and has performed in New York since the early 1960s as a jazz pianist, accompanist, sideman, arranger, producer, and bandleader. Warren received the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science’s Most Valuable Player Award for acoustic piano on four different occasions. He has toured and recorded with Jack DeJohnette, Clark Terry, Gerry Mulligan, Kenny Burrell, and Kazumi Watanabe, among others, and he has accompanied such great singers as Carly Simon, Tim Hardin, James Brown, Richie Havens, Don McLean, Linda Ronstadt, Patti LuPone, and Liza Minnelli. He has frequently toured with singer Art Garfunkel, and he played with Simon & Garfunkel on their “Old Friends” tours of the United States and Europe. In 2008, Warren recorded 2.0 with L’Image, the band he co-led in the 1970s. He and Marc recorded Champions of Love, an album of love songs, this past spring.
Sunday | September 1 | 4 pm
DAEDALUS QUARTET, with RUFUS MÜLLER, tenor
“Britten and the Romantics”
Schubert: Quartettsatz in C Minor, D. 703
Britten: String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25
Britten: Winter Words (1954), after Thomas Hardy, in a new
arrangement for tenor and string quartet
Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, “From My Life”
Praised by The New Yorker as “a fresh and vital young participant in what is a golden age of American string quartets,” the Daedalus Quartet has established itself as a leader among the new generation of string ensembles. In the eleven years of its existence the Daedalus Quartet has received plaudits from critics and listeners alike for the security, technical finish, interpretive unity, and sheer gusto of its performances. The New York Times has praised the Daedalus Quartet’s “insightful and vibrant” Haydn, the “impressive intensity” of their Beethoven, their “luminous” Berg, and the “riveting focus” of their Dutilleux. The Washington Post in turn has acclaimed their performance of Mendelssohn for its “rockets of blistering virtuosity,” while the Houston Chronicle has described the “silvery beauty” of their Schubert and the “magic that hushed the audience” when they played Ravel, the Boston Globe the “finesse and fury” of their Shostakovich, the Toronto Globe and Mail the “thrilling revelation” of their Hindemith, and the Cincinnati Enquirer the “tremendous emotional power” of their Brahms.
The English-German tenor, Rufus Müller, was acclaimed by The New York Times following a performance in Carnegie Hall as “…easily the best tenor I have heard in a live Messiah.” He is a leading Evangelist in Bach’s Passions and his unique dramatic interpretation of this rôle has confirmed his status as one of the world’s most sought-after performers. He gave the world première of Jonathan Miller’s acclaimed production of the St Matthew Passion, which he also recorded for United and broadcast on BBC TV; he has repeated his performance in three revivals of the production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.
The Maverick Concert Series isn’t over!
JAZZ AT THE MAVERICK
Saturday, September 7, 6:30 pm | Dan Tepfer, jazz piano
Program includes J. S. Bach/Dan Tepfer, The Goldberg Variations/Variations
Sunday, September 8, 4 pm | FINAL CONCERT OF THE SEASON
American String Quartet
Music of Haydn, Shostakovich, and Beethoven
Phone: (845) 679‑8217
120 Maverick Rd.
Woodstock, NY 12498 – 2503