music in the woods

Maverick Concerts is the oldest ongoing summer chamber music festival in the U.S., attracting the best musicians in the world for 100 years. In addition to classical music, Maverick features jazz, contemporary, folk and world music. Maverick Family Saturdays offers free music, demonstrations and discovery for the whole family.

Borromeo String Quartet

Maverick
Chamber Music Festival

The centerpiece of the summer is the Maverick Chamber Music Festival. Established in 1916, it is a cherished tradition that spans over a century. These intimate concerts are a harmonious blend of artistry, community, and natural beauty featuring world-renowned musicians. Families, friends, and solo listeners share the communal experience. The music transcends time, connecting us to generations past and those yet to come.

Elizabeth Mitchell

Maverick
Family Saturdays

Maverick Family Saturdays is a delightful tradition that brings families and friends together for an experience like no other. These short, interactive events are thoughtfully designed for children in grades K-6, but adults are equally enchanted. Best of all, admission is free for both kids and grown-ups!

Peter Washington

Maverick
Saturday Nights

Whether you’re a seasoned concertgoer or a first-time visitor, Maverick Saturday Nights promise an unforgettable experience as the moon rises, the notes soar, and the magic unfolds. Maverick’s open-air concert hall is a rustic gem where the acoustics blend seamlessly. From Jazz at the Maverick to Americana, world, contemporary and classical, world renowned talents and emerging artists share their gifts to celebrate the diversity of musical expression.

TRANSFORMATIONS:
Celebrating East Asian-American creators and the Music of France

Maverick Chamber Music Festival

Inspired by the centenary of the death of Gabriel Fauré, as well as yet another generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the 2024 Season of the Maverick Concerts—America’s oldest summer chamber music series—will spark connections between the profound influence of East Asian culture on French music in the years before World War I, and the tremendous activity of musicians and composers of East Asian heritage working and transforming American classical music today. Highlights of the summer will include a rare and extensive exploration of the solo piano music of Fauré, as well as the brilliant young Vietnamese-American composer Viet Cuong serving as the festival’s composer in residence this July.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Maverick Concert hall

MAVERICK OPEN HOUSE
Music, Food, History and More!

Sat, June 15, 2024 - 12:00 PM-6:00 PM

I Never Told Anyone But-Maverick

WOODSTOCK BOOKFEST STORY SLAM

Sat, June 22, 2024 - 7:30 PM-10:30 PM

Fred Herch

FRED HERSCH TRIO
Jazz at the Maverick

Sat, June 29, 2024 - 8:00 PM-10:00 PM

“…I will build a hall for chamber music and guarantee a concert every Sunday afternoon…” – Hervey White

The barn-like, rectangular building with its gambrel roof was built by hand as part of the Maverick Colony in 1916 by the utopian writer and philosopher Hervey White. With a roof of  wood shingles and a frame of heavy timber, to which the walls—sheaths of wide planks—are nailed directly, the wooden construction and luminous acoustics create an environment perfectly suited to the intimacy of live chamber music.

NEWS

100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF MAVERICK HORSE

Carved in the summer of 1924 by John Flannagan, a brilliantly talented, iconoclastic sculptor who came to join the artists who spent summers in Maverick. Hervey White commissioned Flannagan to carve the Maverick Horse from the trunk of a chestnut tree. The sculpture depicts the horse emerging from the outstretched hands of a man who appears in turn to be emerging from the earth. Read more…

Open House 2023

OPEN HOUSE

SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2024 – 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Maverick Concerts invites the community to visit our historic concert hall in the woods for a day of music, discover, and fun! Read more…

phoenicia diner

PHOENICIA DINER AT MAVERICK!

EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY!

New this season at Maverick Concerts! Food for purchase will be available at Saturday and Sunday concerts. Food provided by Phoencia Diner – known for their classic American comfort food with some modern twists.Beer, wine and cocktails also available. Read more…