We are proud to have kept alive Hervey White’s dream of a home for great music in Woodstock. Maverick’s 2015 season marked its hundredth summer of glorious music, performed in our historic 1916 concert hall and echoed in the surrounding woods.
We made glorious music history and in June 2016
our second century of music in the woods!
* 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 presented a brilliant season of Music in the Woods and 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 echoed great music all summer long. The jubilee summer
of 2015, now leads us into our second century of music in the woods beginning June 2016.
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.