Saturday June 6
Flute, Clarinet and Piano
One of the newest and most exciting chamber music groups coming out of New York City, ETA-3 was formed at The Juilliard School during spring of 2006. The trio comprises American flutist Emily Thomas, Japanese pianist Tomoko Nakayama and Russian clarinetist Alexey Gorokholinsky.
Saturday June 13
Mark Huggins Trio
Violin, Clarinet and Piano
Mark Huggins is Associate Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. For this special concert he is joined by the orchestra’s Principal Clarinetist, Michael Rusinek and pianist Rodrigo Ojeda in a virtuoso program of Saint-Saens, Fauré and Stravinsky.
Saturday June 20
A rare opportunity to see Internationally-acclaimed award-winning pianist Yuliya Gorenman perform an all-Beethoven program. She is currently performing and recording the complete cycle of 32 Beethoven piano sonatas as musician-in-residence at the American University in Washington DC.
Saturday June 27 (Windsor Hall, Cumberland)
The Poulenc Trio
Oboe, Bassoon & Piano
The trio comprises uniquely gifted virtuosos in oboist Vladimir Lande, bassoonist Bryan Young, and pianist Irina Kaplan Lande. Combining 21st-century vibrancy with the best of European tradition, the trio’s performances leap beyond the ordinary concert experience. For this concert they will be joined by brilliant young violinist Anton Lande.
Saturday July 11
Barbara Hollinshead & Howard Bass
Elizabethan songs & lute music
Washington DC’s finest and best-loved early music singer, mezzo-soprano Barbara Hollinshead and her long-time collaborator, lutenist Howard Bass, will bring the music and songs of Elizabethan England and the Spanish court of Ferdinand and Isabella to Grantsville in this unique offering.
Saturday July 18
Dennis Stroughmatt & L’Esprit Creole
Fiddle, Guitar, Double Bass
Cajun & Creole music
Experience the exhilarating cultural roots of Louisiana’s French Creole music with fiddler Dennis Stroughmatt and friends. This performance will surely raise the roof at the Great Hall at Penn Alps!
Saturday July 25
Caroline Stinson & Molly Morkoski
Cello & Piano
Canadian-born cellist Caroline Stinson makes her Music at Penn Alps debut as a soloist with a compelling program of contemporary works, including compositions by Andrew Waggoner, Samuel Barber and Nadia Boulanger among others. She was a member of the Cassatt String Quartet from 2000-2003.
Alta Schrock Memorial Concert
Saturday Aug 1 (Windsor Hall, Cumberland)
Sonya Hayes & John H. McCrary
Violin & Piano
A soloist since the age of fifteen, emerging African-American virtuoso violinist Sonya Hayes is the featured artist in this year’s Alta Schrock Memorial Concert, dedicated to early career support of young musicians. She will perform a program of works by Maurice Ravel, Johannes Brahms and Cesar Franck.
Saturday Aug. 15
Critton Hollow String Band
Since 1975, the Critton Hollow String band (Joe Hermann, Sam Hermann and Joe Fallon) has brought traditional American music to audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, Ireland and Scotland. With their fiddle, hammer dulcimer, banjo and guitar the band features songs from early Appalachian settlements to contemporary American folk.
Saturday Aug. 22
As a young man Larry Snitzler studied with legendary maestro Andrés Segovia in Siena, Italy. Later, in Paris, he was a pupil of Nadia Boulanger. Mr. Snitzler will perform works by Glenn Smith and Andrew York (U.S.), Antonio Carlos Jobim (Brazil), Luys de Milan and Joaquin Turina (Spain) and others.
Saturday Aug. 29
Covington String Quartet
Violin, Violin, Viola, Cello
A welcome return visit by Greg Pinney, Luke Wedge, Will Hurd and Frank McKinster; together they comprise the Covington String Quartet whose focus is on the great quartet masters of the 198th and 19th centuries, such as Debussy, Beethoven and Brahms.
Saturday Sept. 5 (Windsor Hall, Cumberland)
Potomac String Quartet
Violin, Violin, Viola, Cello
A special program featuring compositions wrought from responses to the Holocaust. Cellist Steven Honigberg was chamber music director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum from 1994-2002. He will be joined by violinists Sally McLain and Jane Bowyer Stuart and violist Tsuna Sakamoto.