We are proud to keep aliveHervey White’sdream of a home for
great music in Woodstock. Maverick’s 2015 season marks its hundredth summer of
music, performed in our historic 1916 concert hall and echoed in the surrounding woods.
Be with us as we make music history!
* Milton Glaser 2015, gift of the artist
This iconic Milton Glaser limited edition centennial poster is available for sale at the Hall
in two versions: Unsigned for $50 and signed at $200. The poster is already in the collection of the
Museum of Modern Art and the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum.
As vigorous and vital as it was the day the festival was conceived by its founder, Hervey White, Maverick presents a brilliant season of Music in the Woods and has commissioned works from four esteemed composers, to celebrate the centennial with four world premieres.
The oldest summer chamber music series in America, the Maverick has served as the blueprint
for all others that followed. Maverick Concerts preserves Hervey White’s vision, and we honor and sustain his incomparable legacy. Hervey was the founder of the collaborative Maverick Art Colony,
and it was his notion to present “Music in the Woods” on summer afternoons. He conceived the idea
of a hand-hewn “music chapel,” and artists and other volunteers and friends built it in 1916. The
hall is now a multi-starred attraction on the National Register of Historic Places, its superb
acoustics ideally suited to the intimacy of live chamber music performance.
The Catskill woods will ring with great music all summer long. We hope to welcome you many times — this jubilee summer of 2015, and into the next century!
MUSIC IN THE WOODS: One Hundred Years of Maverick Concerts
An historic joint exhibition at the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum
and the Kleinert/James Center of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild.
The exhibit, marking the importance of music in Woodstock’s early history, includes
paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, prints, and memorabilia that capture Woodstock’s
free, artistic spirit, and contextualize fascinating aspects of the Maverick Colony.
Curated by Susana Torruella Leval.
Music Director Alexander Platt in front of Maverick Hall
by Dion Ogust
Maverick Concerts’ mission is to bring a broad range of performances of
classical and contemporary chamber music and jazz of the highests 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 theinterplay between performer and audience in a
hand-hewn, historic setting in the woods.