Notes from the Field: Sporting Art by Ogden Pleissner Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
What do a pair of Bean boots, a tuxedo, and a deerstalker hat have in common? Join us as we investigate archival treasures that illuminate the hunting and fishing pictures of Ogden Pleissner (1905-1983), an American 20th-century painter who spent many years in southern Vermont. Together we will hike the dusty landscapes of Dubois, Wyoming, float through old-growth forests on the Restigouche River in New Brunswick, Canada, explore the piney lowlands of the exclusive Okeetee Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina, and more.
Beethoven Two, Tchaikovsky One: A Pre-Concert Talk Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019 Time: 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Location: Manchester Community Library Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
Beethoven’s Opus 13 piano sonata, commonly known as Sonata Pathétique, was written in 1798, when the composer was 27 years old. It has remained one of his most celebrated compositions. Composer Erik Nielsen will help us explore this piece, along with Beethoven’s Opus 18 #4 string quartet, and Tchaikovsky’s sextet for strings Souvenir de Florence as a prelude to Taconic Music’s June 30th concert. Recorded excerpts from the sonata will be played. In addition, two movements of the Beethoven quartet will be performed by the Indianapolis Quartet, and Ariel Rudiakov (viola) and Thomas Landschoot (cello) will play a movement of Tchaikovsky.
In Conversation with Composer Christopher Theofanidis Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
Christopher Theofanidis has had performances by many leading orchestras from around the world, including the London Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, the Moscow Soloists, the National, Baltimore, St. Louis, and Detroit Symphonies, among many others. On July 11th, Manchester Music Festival features the world premiere of an original composition by Theofanidis, Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet. MMF’s Artistic Director Adam Neiman will conduct the interview, with Christopher discussing his compositional process and detailing the composition that is premiering.