Maverick’s 2014 season will celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, the last Romantic, with an exploration of his chamber music and of the rich trove of Central European music at the dawn of the 20th century. We will also renew our commitment to American music with new and recent repertoire, from the cutting-edge work of young composers to America’s master of the string quartet, Elliott Carter.
Our listeners will be treated to familiar and cherished works of chamber music,
along with lesser-known marvels of the repertoire from the 18th to the 21st centuries. The exciting and eclectic Jazz at the Maverick series returns, as do the popular and upbeat Saturday morning Young People’s Concerts.
For a look at what's in store, click here. I look forward to welcoming you to Maverick's 99th season of Music in the Woods.
Alexander Platt Music Director
Alexander Platt in front of Maverick Hall photo
by Dion Ogust
Maverick Concerts, America’s oldest continuous summer chamber music festival, thrives on the love of great music amid the rustic splendor of its unique site in the unspoiled Catskills woodland. The superb acoustics of the historic hall, hand-built in 1916, make it ideally suited to the intimacy of live chamber music performance.
Maverick Concerts continues the vision of Hervey White, founder of the collaborative Maverick Art Colony. Artists and other volunteers built the hand-hewn “music chapel” in 1916, and the Hall is now a multi-starred attraction on the National Register of Historic Places.
Maverick Concerts’ mission is to bring a broad range of classical and contemporary chamber music performances of the highest
caliber to a wide range of audiences in a unique, rustic hall at the heart of Woodstock’s cultural heritage. Our vision is to provide a haven of artistic excellence and to share the intimacy of live performances that celebrate the interplay between performer
and audience in a hand-hewn, historic setting in the woods.