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Music From High Peaks
Fri, August 11, 2017, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
Catskill High Peaks Festival returns to Basilica Hudson with “Music from High Peaks,” featuring the festival’s renowned faculty and international rising young artists performing chamber music in Basilica’s North Hall. Filling Basilica’s resonant space with an exuberant display of virtuosity and talent, the program will feature works by women composers—an often-overlooked area of the classical canon. Ensembles include cello chorus, string quartets, sextets and mandolin orchestra. Marking the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State, Clara Schumann, Fannie Mendelssohn, Rebecca Clarke, Ethel Smyth and other historic and contemporary composers make their Hudson debuts in the soaring post-industrial Basilica space.
A program of Close Encounters With Music, the Catskill High Peaks Festival is a teaching and performance summer festival, based at the Carey Institute for Global Good in Rensselaerville, NY, that combines a residency program for 50 hand-picked emerging artists from around the world with evenings of classical music concerts for the public. Now in its 8th season, Music from High Peaks has been heard throughout the Hudson Valley-Berkshire region—at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, in the orchard at Olana, at historic Clermont, at the Doctorow PAC in Hunter, the Orpheum Theater in Tannersville, and the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill.