Music In The Mountains

June 29 – July 27, 2019

Saturdays at 7pm • Ramshead Lodge, Killington Resort (Unless otherwise noted.)

June 29, 2019
“Simon Ghraichy at the Piano”
Killington Music Festival’s 37th season opens with acclaimed French pianist and a festival favorite, Simon Ghraichy, who is renowned for his unique personal style defined with rich, diverse cultural influences. An exclusive recording artist for Deutsche Grammophon, he will perform repertoire listed in his most recent releases from CD’s entitled Heritages and 33.

July 6, 2019
“Third Times a Charm”
An evening devoted to celebrating string and piano trios, Killington Music Festival artists feature a diverse program including Dvorak’s celebrated Terzetto, Mendelssohn’s epic Piano Trio in d minor and Schoenfield’s vibrant and high energy Café Music. With 3 performers for each piece and 3 masterpieces on the program, it’s fitting that Third Times a Charm!

July 13, 2019
“Winds through Green Mountains”
KMF’s wind faculty will soar over green mountains with a vast repertoire to feature composers new to Killington by Kokai and Moeran while still offering the ones we’ve come to love, including Saint-Saens and Chopin. A potpourri of jewels combining wind and stringed instruments, this program highlights a diverse chamber music repertoire that celebrates KMF’s mission of bringing all things related to chamber music to its community.

July 20, 2019
Remembrances is a performance focused on the memory of those who inspired some of the most influential compositions today. Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 7 was written in memory of his wife Nina, who died suddenly of cancer and wrote the work in F sharp minor, traditionally associate with pain and suffering. Barber’s celebrated Adagio from his string quartet, although not intentionally written for this purpose, has become one of the most commonly used pieces to bring audiences into a reflective and contemplative mood after meaningful world events. To close the program, Glinka’s Grand Sextet was written for the daughter of his physician, who he frequently visited.

July 27, 2019
“Grand Finale at Ramshead Lodge”
Performed at Ramshead Lodge, this festival favorite will feature a string quartet made up of KMF faculty and an additional exciting feature by newfound violin guest artist soloist, Virgil Boutellis-Taft. Virgil has performed extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and he will perform Vitali’s virtuosic Chaconne, Piazolla’s beloved Oblivion, and Bach’s timeless Double Violin Concerto with KMF Artistic Director, Dr. Daniel Andai.

Concerts are made possible by sponsor’s generosity:

Casella Resource Solutions
Betty Gaechter
Betsy and Baxter Holland
Keyser Energy
Killington Resort
People’s United Bank
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Trust Company of Vermont
Victoria & Robert Young