Contact: LuAnn Bielawa, Director of Operations

July 1 through September 10, 2023
Sunday afternoons: chamber music
Saturday evenings: jazz, folk, and other
Saturday mornings: family programming

Maverick Concerts
120 Maverick Road
Woodstock, NY 12498

Maverick Concerts is among the most historic music venues in the country, a rustic architectural and acoustic marvel nestled in the woods near Woodstock, NY. This summer, Maverick returns with a full schedule of outstanding classical, jazz, contemporary and family programming. The season opens on July 1 and runs through September 10.

The 2023 performance schedule includes recurring events like Maverick Family Saturdays 11 am – noon (an all ages are free interactive program), Maverick Saturday evenings at 8pm (featuring a one-of-a-kind nighttime-music-in-the-woods experience), and Maverick Chamber Festival Sundays at 4pm (continuing a tradition of chamber music at Maverick going back over a century).

A highlight of the 2023 season is the ‘Latin Voices: Celebrating Hispanic and Latino Traditions in Classical and Jazz’ mini-series. Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, this series ventures into the intricate tapestry of Latin and Hispanic music. Enriched by an array of acclaimed performers, the series begins on July 1 with the Grammy Award-winning Pablo Ziegler Jazz Tango Trio. Ziegler’s progressive tango, a harmonious blend of the traditional Argentine form with jazz elements, offers an exhilarating start to the series.

Cuarteto Latinoamericano, recognized for their sublime interpretations of Latin American music, will perform on July 2, gracing the stage with compositions by Latin American maestros Villa-Lobos, Revueltas, and Chavez. On August 5, audiences will witness the Maverick debut of Peruvian-American pianist Priscilla Navarro. Her program encompasses both classical and contemporary pieces, highlighting her versatile musical prowess. On August 12, the stage will reverberate with Latin jazz as the Arturo O’Farrill Quartet delivers a dynamic performance. The Dali Quartet, known for their blend of traditional Latin American and Western classical music, takes to the stage on August 13.

The mini-series concludes on September 10 with a tribute to influential Cuban composer Tania Leon on her 80th birthday. The esteemed Cassatt Quartet, accompanied by the distinguished pianist Ursula Oppens, will honor Leon, with the composer herself participating in a pre-concert talk.

Saturday evenings at Maverick transcend boundaries, featuring an array of eclectic performances. On July 29, audiences can look forward to a recital by the acclaimed avant-garde pianist Adam Tendler. The Caroga Arts Ensemble, along with New York pianist Simone Dinnerstein, will deliver a Chamber Orchestra Concert on August 26.

In addition to classical music, the Maverick stage will also host performances from the realm of Americana and world music. On July 15, roots royalty Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams will enchant audiences with their duets, followed by an exploration into Indian classical music by the skilled trio of Steve Gorn, Vinay Desai, and Samir Chatterjee on July 22. Brazilian bassist and composer Nilson Matta, renowned for his innovative work in jazz and Latin music, will perform on August 19. The Bill Charlap Piano Trio returns on September 2, bringing their sublime jazz harmony to Maverick. Lastly, local folk hero Happy Traum, along with the multi-taleneted Cindy Cashdollar and friends, will deliver a performance on September 9.

Beyond its eclectic and expansive musical offerings, Maverick Concerts is deeply rooted in the rich cultural past of the Woodstock Artists Colony of the early 20th century. The Maverick Concert Hall, built in 1916, stands as a testament to the vision of Hervey White, a key figure in the artists’ colony. Sculptor and stone-worker Harvey Fite, renowned creator of Opus 40, also played a pivotal role in the concert hall’s design. This unique hall marries art, architecture, and nature, reflecting the harmony between these elements. Its weathered wood and the surrounding verdant forest create an atmosphere that’s rustic, yet brimming with a historic charm that augments the experience of each concert.

The performers are not just virtuosos in their respective fields but are also artists who have consistently pushed the boundaries of their genres. From the Pablo Ziegler Jazz Tango Trio’s transformation of traditional tango through jazz influences to Adam Tendler’s avant-garde approach to classical piano, each performance offers a unique experience. The wide array of performers and genres ensures that there is something for every music lover, whether one is seeking the soothing melodies of chamber music, the invigorating beats of Latin jazz, or the enchanting tunes of folk music.

Moreover, the programming itself is a reflection of Maverick’s commitment to fostering a deeper understanding of music. The ‘Latin Voices’ mini-series, for example, offers not just an auditory feast of Latin and Hispanic music but also serves as an education in the rich history and diversity of these musical traditions. Through these carefully curated performances, Maverick Concerts offers an opportunity to both appreciate music and understand its cultural context, making each concert a more enriching experience.

A visit to Maverick Concerts is not just a musical excursion but also an opportunity to be part of a historical tradition. Here, music reverberates against the backdrop of the Woodstock woods, melding the auditory with the sensory, the contemporary with the historic, the local with the global. This amalgamation of experiences is what sets Maverick Concerts apart, offering a musical experience that goes beyond the ordinary.

To be part of this extraordinary journey, you can visit to book your ticket or get more information on each event. Get ready to immerse yourself in a symphony of history, culture, and music as the Maverick Concert Hall stands poised to envelope you in its unique blend of experiences. This summer, venture into the idyllic woodland setting of the Maverick Concerts, and allow the music to transport you to realms unexplored.

“Quite simply one of the great emerging quartets in the world today” is how Mr. Platt describes the Dali String Quartet, a Miami-based ensemble of Latin-American heritage who will visit the Maverick on Sunday, August 13.  “We’re very proud at the Maverick of playing our role in the development of the greatest younger string quartets in America” ys Mr. Platt, “including the Escher, Miro, and Borromeo string quartets, whose Sunday-afternoon shows on July 9, 16, and August 27 are not to be missed.” The Verona Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence at Oberlin College-Conservatory, makes its Maverick debut on August 6 in a program featuring the unsung, postwar Polish woman composer Grazyna Bacewicz.

The Catalyst Quartet (“one of America’s most adventurous,” says Mr. Platt), returns to the Maverick on Sunday, August 20 with cellist, Gabriel Cabezas. The ambitious program includes the New York premiere of  of the Havana-based composer Jorge Amado Molina’s Quintet for string quartet and cello and one of the undisputed crown jewels of the repertoire, the C Major Cello Quintet of Franz Schubert.

As fall approaches, the Maverick welcomes the Ames Piano Quartet on Sunday September 3. One of the few functioning piano quartets in the world, the Ames will perform two standards of the under-utilized piano quartet form (Schumann, Brahms) as well the fourth Piano Quartet of living Woodstock legend and friend of Maverick Concerts George Tsontakis.

Saturday evenings expand the Maverick’s purview to include jazz, world music; Americana; and challenging, under-explored dimensions of modern classical as well. Of particular note is the August 12 performance by 2023 Latin Jazz Grammy-winner Arturo O’Farrill and his quartet. Pianist Adam Tendler’s July 29 recital includes Aaron Copland’s Piano Variations. On Saturday, August 26, Maverick’s annual Chamber Orchestra Concert features the beloved New York pianist Simone Dinnerstein and the Caroga Arts Ensemble in the D Minor Piano Concerto of J.S. Bach, conducted by Mr. Platt.

Other Saturday night concerts present roots royalty Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams (July 15); a deep dive into Indian classical music with Steve Gorn, Vinay Desai, and Samir Chatterjee (July 22); Brazilian bassist and composer Nilson Matta (August 19); Maverick regulars the Bill Charlap Piano Trio (September 2); and a performance by local folk hero Happy Traum with Cindy Cashdollar and friends (September 9).

For tickets and additional information on the Maverick Concerts 2023 season, visit
The Maverick Concert Hall is located at 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock, NY. Reserved seating and general admission tickets for all concerts are available online at: Maverick Family Saturdays are free and the traditional “Rock Bottom” section under the trees is by donation at the box office.


Maverick Concerts, the oldest continuous summer chamber music festival in America, is set amid the serene Catskill woodland just outside Woodstock, NY. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the uniquely charming rustic hall has superb acoustics and is the ideal venue for an intimate encounter with chamber music. Maverick presents concerts by internationally renowned classical, jazz, and contemporary music ensembles from July through early September. Maverick Concerts sustains the vision of its founder, Hervey White, who built the historic concert hall in 1916 and opened his land and hospitality to artists, musicians, and the community. Concerts are on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Maverick Family Saturdays, short interactive events designed for kids of all ages, are free and open to everyone on Saturday mornings.


Maverick Concerts Full 2023 Schedule – Performers

Saturday, July 1
Maverick Family Saturdays
Chief Baba Neil Clarke

Jazz at the Maverick
Pablo Ziegler Jazz Tango Trio

Sunday, July 2
Cuarteto Latinoamericano

Saturday, July 8
Maverick Family Saturdays
The Wayfinder Experience

Mak Grgic, guitar

Sunday, July 9
Miro Quartet

Saturday, July 15
Maverick Family Saturdays
The Blues and Beyond with Andy Stack

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

Sunday, July 16
Escher String Quartet

Saturday, July 22
Maverick Family Saturdays
Birds of Prey with Ravensbeard Wildlife Center

Steve Gorn, Vinay Desai and Samir Chatterjee

Sunday, July 23
Manhattan Chamber Players with David Fung

Saturday, July 29
Maverick Family Saturdays
Tracy Bonham and Melodeon

Adam Tendler, piano w/Alexander Platt

Sunday, July 30
Danish String Quartet

Saturday, August 5
Priscilla Navarro

Sunday, August 6
Verona Quartet

Saturday, August 12
Maverick Family Saturdays
Dali Quartet

Jazz at the Maverick – Arturo O’Farrill Quartet

Sunday, August 13
Dali Quartet

Saturday, August 19
Maverick Family Saturdays
Jason Vance Storyteller and One-Man Band

Jazz at the Maverick – Nilson Matta Brazilian Voyage

Sunday, August 20
Catalyst Quartet with Gabriel Cabezas

Saturday, August 26
20th Anniversary Chamber Music Concert – Canoga Arts Ensemble w/Simone Dinnerstein, piano

Sunday, August 27
Borromeo String Quartet

Saturday, September 2
Jazz at the Maverick – Bill Charlap Trio

Sunday, September 3
Ames Piano Quartet

Saturday, September 9
Happy Traum w/Cindy Cashdollar & friends

Sunday, September 10
Cassatt Quartet with Ursula Oppens, piano; Tania Leon composer