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2023 marks our 25th Year of bringing performances in music, dance and theater to the Mountain Top, and we are THRILLED to celebrate with our most impressive season yet!

Performing Arts


LIVE PERFORMANCES

The Missing Element
A Collaboration with Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Saturday, January 21 @ 7:30 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

This mesmerizing performance, fusing the music making of beatbox with street dance, comes to the Orpheum Performing Arts Center in Tannersville through a collaboration between Catskill Mountain Foundation and Works & Process at the Guggenheim.

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Best of the Beatles, 1968-1970

Saturday, January 28 @ 8:00 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

Songs by the Beatles from 1968-1970, a period that includes The White Album, Yellow Submarine, Abbey Road, and Let It Be. The band includes some of the Hudson Valley’s finest musicians, including Scott Petito, Joey Eppard, Adam Widoff, Jeff Mercel, Tyler Wood, Danny Blume, and Leslie Ritter.

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Lviv National Orchestra of Ukraine

Sunday, February 12 @ 2:00 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

The Lviv National Orchestra of Ukraine, on an international tour that brings them to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as well as Lincoln Center in New York City, is coming to the Orpheum Performing Arts Center in Tannersville!

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Valentine’s week readings presented by the Maude Adams Theater Hub and Catskill Mountain Foundation

These readings will give you a glimpse at the artistic process, showcasing barebones readings. Single, coupled or otherwise, these readings are a romantic and powerful way to celebrate
Valentine’s Day!



Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein
Tuesday, February 14 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 19 @ 7:00 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

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Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
Friday, February 17 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 18 @ 7:00 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

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Exit Laughing by Paul Elliott
Saturday, February 18 @ 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 19 @ 2:00 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

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From Broadway with Love

Friday & Saturday, February 24 & 25 @ 7:30 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

A very special evening featuring Broadway, regional, and local performers in a fun and fizzy night of romance and heartbreak.

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Pedrito Martinez Band: Afro-Cuban Folkloric Concert

Saturday, March 11 @ 8:00 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

Since settling in New York City in the fall of 1998, Pedrito has recorded or performed with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, and Sting, and has contributed to well over 100 albums. A master of Afro-Cuban folkloric music and the batá drum, he has played and sung with dozens of Cuban rumba groups and contributed to several important films.

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Cirque Mechanics: "Zephyr: A Whirlwind of Circus"

Sunday, March 19 @ 2:00 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

Inspired by the power of the wind, "Zephyr: A Whirlwind of Circus" is a theatrical circus show featuring a rotating windmill as its centerpiece – and harnessing human power to generate an energetic acrobatic experience.

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Maude Adams Theater Hub presents Cash on Cash

Saturday, April 1 @ 7:30 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

An evening of music and storytelling about Johnny Cash presented by Robert Burke Warren, who has recently edited a book by the same title.

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"Like Courtiers in the Presence of the Master": Piano Sonatas with Violin Accompaniment ca. 1800
Maria Rose, piano
Antonia Nelson, violin

Sunday, April 2 @ 2:00 pm
Piano Performance Museum, Doctorow Center for the Arts

Antonia Nelson and Maria Rose will perform various works for violin and piano to showcase some of the historical pianos at the Piano Performance Museum.This is a free performance, but seating is extremely limited and reservations are required. Email boxoffice@catskillmtn.org to reserve your seats.

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Ibex Puppetry: Ajijaak on Turtle Island

Saturday, April 8 @ 7:30 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

"Ajijaak on Turtle Island" tells the story of Ajijaak, a young whooping crane who is separated from her family. She must make her first migration on her own, finding her voice and a family through the interconnectedness of all of creation.

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Moss Ensemble

Saturday, April 15 @ 8:00 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

Join this quartet of world-class performers for an evening of adventurous and beautiful music. Expect pieces by Chopin and Haydn and works from living composers, as well as stories that help illuminate the music….all of which we hope will excite and move you.

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Chanticleer

Saturday, April 22 @ 7:30 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

The GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, and is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its wide-ranging repertoire and dazzling virtuosity.

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The Gottabees: "Go Home Tiny Monster"

Saturday, May 6 @ 2:00 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

After a sudden storm, Sylvie and her loving family of homespun creatures find themselves in need of a new home. Luckily, they have an audience full of people who can help them out! Go Home Tiny Monster is a wildly creative theatrical ode to a community's generosity.

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Kyle Marshall Choregraphy: "Alice" and "Ruin"
A Partnership Project with the Catskill Mountain Foundation and The Joyce Theater Foundation

Saturday, May 13 @ 7:30 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

Kyle Marshall Choreography, A Partnership Project with the Catskill Mountain Foundation and The Joyce Theater Foundation, performs Alice and Ruin at the Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Orpheum Performing Arts Center in Tannersville. Also on the program is a screening of the dance film STELLAR. Performers include Kyle Marshall (artistic director and choreographer), Bree Breeden, Cayleen Del Rosario, Jose Lapaz-Rodriguez, and Nik Owens. This is the first of the Catskill Mountain Foundation’s four partnership projects with The Joyce Theater in 2023.

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Comedy in the Catskills
Maude Adams Theater Hub

Saturday, May 20 @ 7:30 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

An evening of stand up comedy, produced by Hunter-based comedian Josh Fromer. The show will feature headliner and comedy superstar Derek Drescher along with an all-star ensemble of established and upcoming nationally touring comedians.

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The Brothers Doobie: A Doobie Brothers Concert Experience

Saturday, May 27 @ 8:00 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

Always delivering a high-energy, high-level performance, Brothers Doobie - A Doobie Brothers Experience performs the full range of Doobie Brothers top hits.

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Fantasies, Variations, and Fanciful Ornaments
Audrey Axinn, Maria Rose, Keiko Shichijo, and Andrew Willis, fortepiano
Assisted by Antonia Nelson (violin) and Anneke Schaul-Yoder (cello)

Sunday, May 28 @ 8:00 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

Fortepianists Keiko Shichijo, Andrew Willis, Audrey Axinn, Maria Rose, assisted by Antonia Nelson (violin) and Anneke Schaul-Yoder (cello), will present works by C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

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Music at Home: The Life of a Square Piano in the early 19th Century
Stephanie Schmidt

Wednesday, May 31 @ 2:00 pm
Piano Performance Museum

An aural journey to the past, featuring little-known works and composers chosen to match the personalities of the instruments. Taking inspiration from a time when home entertainment was, of necessity, locally-sourced, a variety of contemporaneous dances, transcriptions, character pieces, and folk-based music are brought back to life.

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Ornamentation and Improvisation in Mozart's Keyboard Music
Lecture-Concert with Robert Levin

Saturday, June 3 @ 8:00 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

A lecture-performance exploring extempore ornamentation in Mozart’s keyboard music. Mr. Levin will explain the historical basis for the practice of performers adding ornaments to Mozart’s music, illustrating this practice through his perforning of selected Mozart sonata movements, a performance of one of Mozart’s complete sonatas and his  completion of one of Mozart’s unfinished sonata fragments.

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Auf dem Wasser zu Singen
A program of Lieder by Franz Schubert on the theme of Water
Drew Minter, bass
Maria Rose, fortepiano

Saturday, June 10 @ 8:00 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

Franz Schubert’s love of nature is well-documented. In many of his more than six hundred songs, and in two of his famous song cycles, Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise, Schubert describes foot journeys through the country, detailing the weather and a host of natural details. Schubert himself went on regular Ausflüge, or getaway trips, with a group of friends to escape the noisy bustle of Vienna, and as a tonic to his challenging health problems. Song after song describes what it is to wander among the elements. Our program highlights Schubert’s love of water poetry.

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Labyrinth Baroque Ensemble: "Resistance is but Vain: Staging Charms and Perplexities of Love in Songs from late 17th-century London Plays"

Saturday, June 17 @ 8:00 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

The Labyrinth Baroque Ensemble, founded in 2015 by director, lutenist and scholar Richard Kolb, performs music by Purcell, Eccles and contemporaries, in a program created by Artistic Director Richard Kolb with staging by mezzosoprano Tracy Cowart.

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"Embraceable Gershwin"
Dr. Joanne Polk, piano; Dr. Jeffrey Langford, lecture

Saturday, June 24 @ 2:00 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

Is there anything sweeter than a Saturday matinee with pianist Joanne Polk performing arrangements of songs by George Gershwin while Jeffrey Langford walks us through the life and times of the composer?

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OMNY Taiko Drummers
FREE Concert

Sunday, July 2 @ 6:30 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, OMNY Taiko Drummers returns to the mountaintop to again present their eagerly anticipated performance at the Orpheum Performing Arts Center in Tannersville, NY.

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Jazz Concert with the Bernie Williams Collective

Friday, July 7 @ 7:30 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

The kickoff event of Catskill Mountain Foundation's 25th Anniversary Celebration weekend features a jazz concert with the Bernie Williams Collective. Bernie Williams is a renowned jazz guitarist and former Yankees baseball star. Tickets may be purchased for the concert only, or you may purchase tickets for a celebration dinner before the concert.

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Cécile McLorin-Salvant

Saturday, July 8 @ 7:30 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

Cécile McLorin Salvant will be performing with her Quintet at the Orpheum Theater in Tannersville as part of the July weekend celebration of the Catskill Mountain Foundation’s 25th Anniversary.

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Dancers from the New York City Ballet Perform a Tribute to Jacques d'Amboise

Sunday, July 9 @ 2:00 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

For seven decades, dance icon and New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise called Hunter home. He served on the board of the Catskill Mountain Foundation and each summer the National Dance Institute, an organization he founded, came to the Orpheum Performing Arts Center providing educational programs enriching the lives of so many young people in our community. On Sunday, July 9, the Catskill Mountain Foundation in partnership with Works & Process pays tribute to this dance legend and beloved community member with a program featuring stars from New York City Ballet.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A Musical
Maude Adams Theater Hub

Thursday & Friday, July 13 & 14 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 15 @ 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Orpheum Performing Arts Center

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

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Dividing the Estate, by Horton Foote
Presented by Horton By the Stream

Saturday & Sunday, July 15-16 @ 2:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, July 22-23 @ 2:00 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

This comic drama about a family squabbling to grab their share of their family’s estate hits a nerve with anyone who has ever experienced the angst of family dynamics--in other words, everyone. Watch the unraveling in Deep South Texas style.

More information to come soon!

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As You Like It
Presented by Catskill Mountain Shakespeare

July 15-30
Outside & Under the Tent at the Catskill Mountain Foundation's Red Barn, 7970 Main Street, Hunter

The production will be directed by Sydney Berk, a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts who is currently Assistant Directing Lucy at The Minetta Lane Theater in NYC. The three-week run will feature a diverse cast of NYC and local talent in twelve performances staged within the picturesque landscape of the Catskill mountains.

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National Dance Institute Mountaintop Summer Residency Performance: A Tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou

Saturday, July 22 @ 7:00 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

National Dance Institute returns to the Catskill Region this summer to conduct a two-week dance intensive for local children. The residency will culminate in a joyful performance featuring local students, with special guest dancers from NDI's Celebration Team in New York City.

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American String Quartet
Hunter International Music Festival

Saturday, July 29 @ 7:30 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

Internationally recognized as one of the world's finest quartets, the American String Quartet has spent decades honing the luxurious sound for which it is famous. For the upcoming season at the Doctorow Center, the Quartet will perform Schubert's String Quartet in A minor, D.804, Bartok's String Quartet No. 3, and Beethoven's String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135.

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Cabaret
Maude Adams Theater Hub

August 2-5
Outside & Under the Tent at the Catskill Mountain Foundation's Red Barn, 7970 Main Street, Hunter

MORE INFORMATION TO COME SOON!

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Hunter International Music Festival Faculty Concert

Friday, August 4 @ 7:30 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

Co-founders of the Hunter International Music Festival, pianist Ruiqi Fang and cellist Julian Langford, have poured tremendous talent and passion into this two week music intensive in the mountains of the Catskills, attracting superb teaching artists as well as students to perform and learn in this summer intensive.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Orpheum Dance Program

THREE PERFORMANCES:
Friday, August 11 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 12 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 13 @ 2:00 pm

Orpheum Performing Arts Center

This unique production, conceived by former Metropolitan Opera ballerina Victoria Rinaldi, transports the audience to an enchanted wood to witness what hilarity unfolds, when fairies meddle with the love lives of mortals.

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Common Ground on the Mountain
American Roots Music: Blues, Folk and Acoustic
featuring Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Greg Dayton, Walt Michael & Company

Saturday, August 19 @ 8:00 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

A night of folk, rock, and bluegrass music featuring Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Greg Dayton, and Walt Michael & Company.

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Maude Adams Theater Hub presents "Dedication"

Friday, September 15 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 16 @ 2:00 & 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 17 @ 2:00 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

More information to come soon!

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Hope Boykin Dance: "...a STATE of love"
A Partnership Project with The Joyce Theater

Saturday, September 16 @ 7:30 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

This new production, with the working title “… a STATE of love." is a staged moment, centering on an extremely transparent excavation where the words and scripted text, serve as blueprint and balm.

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Olivier Tarpaga Dance: "Once the dust settles, flowers bloom"
A Partnership Project with The Joyce Theater

Saturday, September 23 @ 7:30 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

"Once the dust settles, flowers bloom" is an original evening-length contemporary dance theater and live music work exploring conflicts between feminism and jihadism in Burkina Faso and the Sahel region, specifically the fragility of women's autonomy in the face of invasive religious extremism.

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No Strings Marionettes: "The Hobbit"

TWO PERFORMANCES:
Wednesday, October 18 @ 3:45 pm
Thursday, October 19 @ 3:45 pm

Doctorow Center for the Arts

Bilbo Baggins is a Hobbit who wants to be left alone in quiet comfort in his home in The Shire. But the Wizard Gandalf comes along with a band of Dwarves and draws Bilbo into their quest. Based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien, in No Strings Marionette Company's adaptation of this stirring adventure fantasy, puppeteers adeptly animate marionettes, life-size body puppets and amazing puppet hybrids.

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Apollo's Fire: "The Road to Dublin"

Saturday, October 21 @ 7:30 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

Dublin – the ancient city of pubs, pints, and castles. Wandering bards and musicians have traveled the road to Dublin for centuries. In this new program from Jeannette Sorrell, haunting ballads and legends give way to driving reels, as Celtic fiddlers set sparks flying. Irish singer Fiona Gillespie joins the merry instrumentalists on fiddles, flute, cello, hammered dulcimer, plucked instruments, and harpsichord.

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The Rocky Horror Show
Presented by the Maude Adams Theater Hub

October 27-29
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

Maude Adams Theater Hub's 3rd annual production of The Rocky Horror Show is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween with this cult classic. Local talent comes together to bring this raucous, sexy & hilarious show to life.

More information to come soon!

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Once Upon a Time
Darcy Dunn, mezzo-soprano; Julia Mendelsohn, pianist; Mark Singer, baritone

Saturday, November 11 @ 8:00 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

Once upon a time, a musical trio called The Funny Valentines took the stage in the Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Red Barn for the CMF’s first ever musical performance. This November marks the 25th anniversary of that premiere performance, and The Valentines - Darcy Dunn, Julia Mendelsohn and Mark Singer – are back with a program of musical favorites both old and new.

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Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra: Works by Bach, Handel & Copland
Robert Manno, Conductor
Simone Dinnerstein, Piano

Saturday, November 25 @ 8:00 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

This Thanksgiving, the Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Robert Manno, returns with a holiday program featuring acclaimed piano soloist Simone Dinnerstein.

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The Nutcracker
Orpheum Dance Program

SIX PERFORMANCE
Saturday, December 2 @ 2:00 & 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 3 @ 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 9 @ 2:00 & 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 10 @ 2:00 pm

Orpheum Performing Arts Center

The CMF Nutcracker, now in its eighth year, has become a holiday favorite of residents of the surrounding Catskills and Hudson Valley. Featuring ballet stars of the future, this spectacular production has become one of the finest Nutcrackers in upstate New York.

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The Hot Sardines: "Holiday Stomp"

Saturday, December 16 @ 7:30 pm
Orpheum Performing Arts Center

These mischief-makers of hot jazz have been described as “potent and assured” (The New York Times) and “simply phenomenal” (The Times, London).

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 VIRTUAL PERFORMANCES

Academy of Fortepiano Performance International Fortepiano Salon 13:
"Pianos and the Salon in the 18th Century"
with guests Rebecca Cypess and Marcia Hadjimarkos

Sunday, January 29 @ 2:00 pm

Rebecca Cypess from New York City will give us a preview of her recent book Women and Musical Salons in the Enlightenment and Marcia Hadjimarkos from France will play music by the French Salonnière Mme de Villeblanche.

CLICK HERE to watch the Salon on YouTube
CLICK HERE to watch on Facebook

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Academy of Fortepiano Performance International Fortepiano Salon 14:
"A Special Genre: The Accompanied Keyboard Repertoire in the 18th Century and its Aftermath"
with guests Pierre Goy, Jovanka Marville, Liana Mosca, and Hervé Audéon

Saturday, March 25 @ 2:00 pm

An exploration of piano repertoire from ca. 1750 to 1800, with accompaniments for violin, flute, or cello.

CLICK HERE to watch the Salon on YouTube
CLICK HERE to watch the Salon on Facebook

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Academy of Fortepiano Performance International Fortepiano Salon 15:
"More than Just Notes: Rhetoric and Ornamentation in Classical Piano Music"
with guests Anders Muskens and Tobias Cramm

Sunday, April 30 @ 2:00 pm

Canadian fortepianist Anders Muskens and Tobias Cramm on rhetoric and early Romantic improvisation.

CLICK HERE to watch on Facebook

CLICK HERE to watch on YouTube

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Academy of Fortepiano Performance International Fortepiano Salon 16:
With Guest Dunya Verwey of the Geelvinck Museum, The Netherlands

Saturday, October 28

MORE INFO TO COME SHORTLY!

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Academy of Fortepiano Performance International Fortepiano Salon 17

Saturday, November 18

MORE INFO TO COME SHORTLY!

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Academy of Fortepiano Performance International Fortepiano Salon 18:
The 1783 Stein piano project by Mathieu Vion and Pierre Goy

FINAL DATE TBD

A virtual interactive demonstration of and performance  on 1783 Andreas Stein piano replica, built by Mathieu Vion, led by Pierre Goy in Switzerland.

 

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