Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass Set at Shaker Village
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is pleased to announce the programs and artists for the 2016 Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass. The Festival, now in its 10th year, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and May 29 and will present four concerts featuring artists from New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS).
On Saturday, an 11 a.m. performance in the 1820 Meeting House will feature works by Mozart, Schnittke and Prokofiev. An evening performance will take place at 5 p.m. in the Meadow View Barn, a restored open-aired barn overlooking the quiet countryside, and will include works by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Taneyev. Sunday’s performances will include an 11 a.m. Meeting House performance with selections from Beethoven and Mendelssohn, and a 5 p.m. concert in the Meadow View Barn featuring works by Strauss, Mozart and Mendelssohn.
Each afternoon at 3 p.m., Patrick Castillo, composer, performer, writer, and educator, will present a complimentary, educational lecture that thoroughly covers the history of each piece of music being performed during the evening concerts.
2016 Festival artists include CMS Artistic Directors David Finckel, cello, and Wu Han, piano. Other Festival performers will include the Calidore String Quartet; Sean Lee, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; and Arnaud Sussmann, violin.
CMS is one of 11 constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. Demonstrating the belief that the future of chamber music lies in engaging and expanding the audience, CMS has created programs to bring the art of chamber music to audiences from a wide range of backgrounds, ages and levels of musical knowledge.
CMS is critically-acclaimed for its ability to brilliantly blend programs featuring classics of the repertoire and innovative new pieces. Performers are drawn from a sensational intergenerational roster of the world's leading chamber music players. As a reviewer for The New York Times recently wrote, "The great joy of the society's concerts is the interaction of up-and-coming musicians with established ones."
About Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Recently named a member of Discovery Destinations by Discovery Communications and a top hidden travel destination by BBC News, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a landmark destination that shares 3,000 acres of discovery in the spirit of the Kentucky Shakers. With 34 original Shaker structures, the site is home to the country’s largest private collection of original 19th century buildings and is the largest National Historic Landmark in Kentucky. Demonstrating a commitment to community, sustainability and ingenuity, Shaker Village embraces three pillars rooted in time-honored Shaker legacies, including balanced preservation and conservation; engaged learning and exploration; and warm, spirited hospitality. Onsite services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill include overnight accommodations, dining, beverage and catering services, three craft shops, exhibitions in historic buildings, a farm and garden area, the Dixie Belle Riverboat and 1,200 acres of restored native prairie.
For more information call 800-734-5611, ext. 1545 or visit shakervillageky.org.