HUDSON – Yes, ClaverackLanding presents artists who play Schuman. And Debussy was on world-class flutist Paula Robison’s program. And, of course, the organization has presented the music of Beethoven and Mendelssohn. Featured artists have included the world-renowned violinist Elmar Olivera, pianist Joshua Rifkin, and string players who've spent their formative years under the tutelage of Jascha Heifetz, Leonard Bernstein and Iszhak Perlman.
But ClaverackLanding has also been eager to stretch the boundaries of Chamber music. When the Intimate Voices String Quartet appeared, they included an evocative contemporary piece composed by Uzbek native Yanov-Yanovsky. Paula Robison and her colleague, Frederic Hand, included 13th century Sephardic Music on their program. And Ljova, (Lev Zhurbin) says his program was influenced by Gypsy, jazz, and Eastern European sounds.
With formal classical training the common thread that runs among all the ClaverackLanding performers, it’s no wonder that, in addition to their innovative concerts, they also are eager to take part in CL’s “Take a Seat….” mentoring program. Guest musicians meet with local youngsters and impart their professional wisdom. Students often spend an afternoon (or a day) rehearsing pieces with the performers – who then offer feedback, culminating in an impromptu concert to the benefit of all.
Not content to just present outstanding music, ClaverackLanding (the original name of Hudson, NY) has as its motto “great music in great spaces.” All concerts are held in historical buildings in the Hudson area.
Win – win! What more could you ask for?
For information about upcoming concerts visit www.ClaverackLanding.org.