(April 17, 2006) –
Two esteemed cultural institutions – Yaddo and Music from Copland House – are again teaming up to present a set of concerts aimed at increasing audiences for the work of American composers. A limited number of complimentary seats are available to the public.
This landmark collaboration began last spring with “Notes from the Mansion” concerts in two cities highlighting music by some of the nearly 500 composers who have been guests at Yaddo, and it continues this year with concerts April 26 at The National Arts Club in New York City and April 27 at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs. The program for the two presentations is the same, featuring music by Aaron Copland, Sebastian Currier, Richard Danielpour, Tania Leon, and Michael Torke.
Yaddo is among the nation’s first and most acclaimed artists’ communities. It was established in 1900 by the financier Spencer Trask, also a founding member and president of The National Arts Club, and his poet wife, Katrina. Music from Copland House, the celebrated resident ensemble at Aaron Copland’s historic New York home, now restored as a unique creative center for American music, will perform the music at all of the concerts.
Music from Copland House founding artists Paul Lustig Dunkel (flute), Wilhelmina Smith (cello), and pianist Michael Boriskin will welcome two award-winning guest artists for this month’s “Notes from the Mansion” concerts – violinist Curtis Macomber and clarinetist Jo-Ann Sternberg.
For reservations, please call the Yaddo office at (518) 584-0746, or send an e-mail to Lesley Leduc at lleduc at our domain (please correct email address).