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Pablo Ziegler Jazz Tango Trio
Saturday, July 1, 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Reserved Hall Seats: $50.00, $29.00, $25.00 (partial obstruction)
General Admission/Outdoors/Uncovered: $20.00, Students: $10.00
www.pabloziegler.com

Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Sunday, July 2, 4:00 PM (pre-concert talk 2:30 PM)
Reserved Hall Seats: $50.00, $29.00, $25.00 (partial obstruction)
General Admission/Outdoors/Uncovered: $20.00, Students: $10.00
cuartetolatinoamericano.com

Chief Baba Neil Clarke
Maverick Family Saturdays
Saturday, July 1, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Free
neilclark.net

Maverick Concerts
120 Maverick Road
Woodstock, NY 12498
https://maverickconcerts.org

Woodstock, NY, June 5, 2023 Maverick Concerts kicks off its 2023 season with an evening of adventurous and unclassifiable Nuevo Tango sounds from one of the tradition’s most respected and decorated voices. The Pablo Ziegler Jazz Tango Trio continues to advance the vision of the master composer and bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla, in whose boundary-shattering quintet the Buenos Aires-born, Grammy-winning pianist Ziegler performed for over a decade, appearing on all of Piazzolla’s iconic late-career masterworks.

Mr. Ziegler keeps heady company. His trio features guitarist Claudio Ragazzi, himself a Grammy- and Emmy-winning film composer who has performed with Branford Marsalis and Yo Yo Ma among many others. In the all-important bandoneon chair sits the Argentinian virtuoso Hector Del Curto, whose career has encompassed the traditional Tango, New Tango, Jazz, Classical and World music. In keeping with the uncategorizable sophistication of New Tango, Mr. Del Curto has performed with Jazz royalty (Joe Lovano) as well as with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras.

The Pablo Ziegler Jazz Tango Trio concert represents the first event in Maverick’s season-spanning micro-series Latin Voices: Celebrating Hispanic and Latino Traditions in Classical and Jazz. Made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, the seven-concert Latin Voices series resumes on Sunday, July 2 with a return performance by Cuarteto Latinoamericano. Founded in Mexico in 1982, the Cuarteto is widely recognized as one of the world’s great string quartets and the leading proponent of Latin American chamber music.

Over four decades, the Cuarteto has reaped award after award, among them two Latin Grammy Awards for Best Classical Album, a prestigious Diapason d’Or, and three “Most Adventurous Programming” Awards from Chamber Music America/ASCAP. They have premiered over a hundred works written for them, and they continue to introduce new and neglected composers to the genre. For their July 2 program, Cuarteto Latinoamericano will feature string quartets from three of the great mid-century Latin American composers: the Brazilian master Heitor Villa-Lobos and his two great Mexican contemporaries, Silvestre Revueltas and Carlos Chavez.

Cuarteto Latinoamericano will participate in a pre-concert talk at 2:30 PM. The concert begins at 4:00 PM.

Saúl Bitrán, violin
Arón Bitrán, violin
Javier Montiel, viola
Álvaro Bitrán, cello

Mozart: String Quartet K.458, “The Hunt”
Carlos Chavez: String Quartet No.1 (1921)
Silvestre Revueltas: String Quartet No.4, “Musica de feria” (1932)
Hector Villa-Lobos: String Quartet No.7, “Concertante” (1942)

The popular and free Maverick Family Saturdays summer series begins on Saturday, July 1, 11:00 AM, with a performance by master drummer Chief Baba Neil Clarke. Mr. Clarke is a leading practitioner and scholar of authentic African drumming in the Americas. He served as lead percussionist for Harry Belafonte and performed for over 25 years with NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston. Mr. Clarke’s appearance is made possible by TRANSART & Cultural Services, whose mission is to enrich the experience of living in the Hudson Valley, with a focus on people that have been historically underserved. For more information, visit transartinc.org.

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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 11 am – noon.