Jazz Pianist Fred Hersch returns to Maverick Concerts Aug. 10
With Anat Cohen, clarinet
Woodstock, N.Y.—July 15, 2013—Maverick Concerts, the oldest continuous summer chamber music festival in America, announces a return engagement by the internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch, as part of its “Jazz at the Maverick” Saturday evening series of contemporary jazz during its 98th season of Music in the Woods. Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen will join Mr. Hersch for the concert, which is on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 6:30 pm.
Described by Vanity Fair magazine as “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade,” Fred Hersch
balances his internationally recognized instrumental skills with significant achievements as a composer, bandleader, and vocalist. An artist of unbounded imagination and skill, Mr. Hersch is, as Downbeat magazine declared, “one of the small handful of brilliant musicians of his generation.” He was the first artist in the 75-year history of New York’s legendary Village Vanguard to play week-long engagements. Mr. Hersch was nominated for two 2012 Grammy Awards and has won the Coup de Coeur of the Charles Cros Academy in France. More than 70 of his compositions have been recorded, and Mr. Hersch has been awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship, grants from Chamber Music America, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Meet the Composer. He has held seven composition residencies at The MacDowell Colony, in addition to performing on a wide variety of National Public Radio programs.
Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. DownBeat magazine called her playing “a woodwind revelation of dark tones and delicious lyricism.” Anat has been voted Clarinetist of the Year six years in a row by the Jazz Journalists Association, as well as 2012’s Multi-Reeds Player of the Year. She has topped critics’ and readers’ polls in DownBeat and has headlined at the Newport, Umbria, SF Jazz and North Sea jazz festivals as well as at such hallowed clubs as New York’s Village Vanguard.
About Maverick Concerts
Maverick Concerts is the oldest continuous summer chamber music festival in America and a winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. Built by Maverick Art Colony founder Hervey White, Maverick Concert Hall first opened its doors to music lovers in 1916. The rustic hall is located at 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock, N.Y. 12498. With acoustics ideally suited to the intimacy of live chamber music performance, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
For additional details, including a schedule of concerts, ticket prices, and seating information, visit www.maverickconcerts.org
or call Maverick’s recorded message line at 845-679-8217
Yamaha is the Official Piano of Maverick Concerts. The C7 grand piano in the Maverick Concert Hall is a generous loan from Yamaha Artist Services.
Maverick Concerts, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization made possible in part with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Maverick Endowment Fund; Friends of Maverick; the towns of Woodstock and Hurley; the Ulster County Cultural Services & Promotion Fund, administered by the Dutchess County Arts Council; local businesses; individual donors; and other public and private foundations. In 2013, Maverick received a special citation as part of the inaugural Ulster County Executive’s Arts Award.
Photo credit Mark Niskanen for Hersch image, Jimmy Katz for Cohen photo.
Maverick Concerts, Inc.
Coming up at the Maverick
Sunday, August 11, 4 pm
Schubert: Sonatina in D Major, Op. posth. 137, No. 1
Britten: Cello Suite No. 2, Op. 80 (1967)
Copland: Piano Variations (1930)
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 (1944)
Saturday, August 17, 6:30 pm
Steve Gorn & Friends
“An Evening of Indian Ragas”
Steve Gorn, bansuri flute
Special Guest Sanjoy Bandopadhyay, sitar
Samir Chatterjee, tabla
Sunday, August 18, 4 pm
The Borromeo String Quartet
Bach: “St. Anne” fugue for organ BWV 552 (arranged)
Beethoven: Op. 59, No. 2
Dvořák: String Quartet in G major, Op. 106