We've missed you!

Friends, we are very eager to get together with you again and are making plans to see you this fall. We are focusing our resources on one or more exciting, innovative and LIVE chamber music concerts to celebrate our collective future. We also look forward to a belated – by one year – celebration of our 70th anniversary! Stay tuned for our autumn 2021 schedule.

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Celebrating Our 70th Anniversary Year
Regretfully, we are postponing until next fall our May 3rd Cabaret Gala featuring the esteemed opera diva Stephanie Blythe at the Kaatsbaan Cultural Park for Dance in Tivoli, NY. The health and safety of our cherished supporters and talented performers is our greatest priority.
We hope to celebrate our anniversary milestones with additional events next fall and winter. That said, we are staying mindful of on-going cancellations and postponements. Please stay tuned for updates, and consider listening to great music at home or online for the solace it brings.
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view from the grounds of Kaatsbaan
Celebrating Our 70th Anniversary Year

This summer would have marked HVCMC’s 70th June Concert Series. So it is with enormous regret that we have decided to cancel our June concert series this year. The reason is obvious and it is the responsible thing to do. We hope to have the same performers from this year appear in our June Concert Series next year, because our scheduled program would have been spectacular. Take solace in the next best thing — recorded performances by the esteemed performers we’ll be missing this year that you can view by clicking the “Learn More” button below.

•  The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio plus guests Nokuthula Ngwenyama, violist and composer, and Harold Robinson, double bass
• The Omer Quartet
Matt Haimovitz, cello, and Andrea Lam, piano

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CameraMusic Presents...

We at HVCMC are thrilled to be co-sponsoring a performance by our very own Artistic Directors, cellist Sharon Robinson and violinist Jaime Laredo, along with CameraMusic, a program of the Chamber Music Society of Detroit designed to keep audiences engaged, and artists employed, by connecting them to each other live over the internet.  To enjoy the following program, please join us here on the homepage of HVCMC.org where we will be livestreaming the concert on Saturday, May 30 — “doors open” a half hour before the performance begins at 8pm EST:

• Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia for Violin and Cello
• Mozart: Duo for Violin and Cello, after KV 423 in G major
• Erwin Schulhoff: Duo for Violin and Cello
• Andy Stein: Tango, from Suite for Two for Violin and Cello

May 30, 2020  | 
Livestreamed on HVCMC.org
Thank you for joining us at Midwood!

Thanks to our loyal friends and some welcome newcomers, our Annual Fall Benefit Concert at Joan Davidson’s beautiful Germantown estate was a great success!  It was a beautiful day, the Bard Conservatory musicians organized by our estimable Advisory Director Joan Tower were spectacular, and we trust all enjoyed their performance and the after-concert refreshments.

October 19, 2019  | 
2019 June Concert Series

with guest flutist Tara Helen O’Connor

• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Flute Quartet in C major, K.Anh.171/285b
• Fritz Kreisler:  String Quartet in A minor
• Franz Schubert:  String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, ‘Death and the Maiden’

June 29, 2019  | 
Olin Hall, Bard College
photo: Andreas Hafenscher
2019 June Concert Series

• Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Pas de Trois (Local Premiere, Co-Commissioned by HVCMC)
• Robert Schumann: Six Études in Canonic Form, Op. 56
• Maurice Ravel:
Piano Trio
• Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor

June 22, 2019  | 
Olin Hall, Bard College
photo: Christian Steiner
2019 June Concert Series

with guest violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt

• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No.23 in F major, K.590
• Erich Wolfgang Korngold: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 34
• Antonín Dvořák: String Quintet No.3, Op.97

June 1, 2019  | 
Olin Hall, Bard College
photo: Sarah Skinner
Save the Date!

Please join us at the home of our esteemed board member Dennis and his generous partner Bing for our annual autumn concert & reception to benefit HVCMC. The event will be held in their renovated barn which features a music room that is adjacent to Bing’s art studio. The barn of creativity faces west, providing guests with stunning views of a fall sunset while you enjoy wine & hors d’oeuvres. Our own talented, well-loved birthday celebrant, Joan Tower, has planned a memorable musical afternoon for all.

October 6, 2018  | 
The Giauque & Yang Residence
Bard Conservatory Preparatory Division

When the leaves fall and the weather turns colder, that means it’s time for our Annual Free Family Concert with the Bard Conservatory Preparatory Division! Families and children of all ages are welcome. There will be apples for snacks and kids can sit up front (there will be rugs and pillows!) for the best views of performances by the Prep Division faculty, including the artists pictured here, and their talented students.

November 10, 2018  | 
Lazlo Bito Hall, Bard College
2018 June Concert Series
  • Beethoven: Piano Trio in E flat major, Op. 70, No. 2
  • Bent Sørensen: Phantasmagoria for Piano Trio
  • Anton Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32
June 30, 2018  | 
Olin Hall
Photo: Nikolaj Lund
2018 June Concert Series

Jaime Laredo & Pamela Frank (violins), Nokuthula Ngwenyama & Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt (violas), and Keith Robinson & Sharon Robinson (cellos)

Brahms String Sextet No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 18
Brahms String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36

June 9, 2018  | 
Olin Hall
Photos: Christian Steiner, Nicolas Lieber, Mark Morgan, Sophie Zhai, Christian Steiner, Tara McMullen
2018 June Concert Series

With JOAN TOWER (piano), CAROL WINCENC (flute) & BLAIR McMILLEN  (piano)

This special concert celebrates Grammy-winning composer Joan Tower on her 80th birthday year, with the Jasper String Quartet, flutist Carol Wincenc, pianist Blair McMillen, violinist Leonardo Pineda, and two of Joan Tower’s students — Christopher Beroes-Haigis and Corey Chang —  who have written short pieces for the occasion. The program will include premieres of three new compositions, one by Joan Tower and one each by Chang and Beroes-Haigis.

• Joan Tower: Sixth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (for solo piano) (2014)
• Joan Tower: Big Sky (2000)
• Joan Tower: Wild Purple (1998)
• Joan Tower: Rising (for flute and string quartet) (2009)
• Christopher Beroes-Haigis: In Blue (2018, premiere)
• Corey Chang: Field of Shards (2018, premiere)
Joan Tower: Second String Force (2010)
• Joan Tower: Wild Summer (2018, preview)

June 2, 2018  | 
Olin Hall
JSQ Photo: Dario Acosta
Bard Conservatory Preparatory Division

When the leaves fall and the weather turns colder, that means it’s time for our Annual Free Family Concert with the Bard Conservatory Preparatory Division! Families and children of all ages are welcome. Kids can sit up front for the best views of our faculty and student performances!

November 18, 2017  | 
Bitó Building on Bard Campus
2017 Fall Benefit

Come enjoy an autumn afternoon at the beautiful Wethersfield Farm & Estate in support of HVCMC. You’ll get a chance to stroll the beautiful gardens, take a tour with Wethersfield’s Master Gardener, and enjoy an exclusive concert in the Carriage House, followed by wine & hors d’oeuvres. Click the “Learn More” button for a video of last year’s benefit at Wethersfield, along with further event details.

October 14, 2017  |