Concert Series

The Art Complex Museum offers a series of Sunday afternoon concerts throughout the year.

Concerts begin at 4:00 PM and are offered free to the public.

Please Note:
Seating is first-come, first-served. We encourage concert goers to arrive early, as we reserve the right to cap attendance if we exceed the capacity of the room.

April 7, 2024:
Lydian String Quartet

4:00 p.m.

Julia Glenn and Andrea Segar (Violin)
Mark Berger (Viola)
Joshua Gordon (Cello)

From its beginning in 1980, the Lydian String Quartet has been acclaimed by audiences and critics across the USA and abroad for embracing the full range of the string quartet repertory with curiosity, virtuosity, and dedication to the highest artistic ideals of music making.

The Quartet has performed extensively throughout the United States at venues such as Jordan Hall in Boston; the Kennedy Center and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.; Lincoln Center, Miller Theater, and Weill Recital Hall in New York City; the Pacific Rim Festival at the University of California at Santa Cruz; and the Slee Beethoven Series at the University at Buffalo. Abroad, the Quartet has made appearances in France, England, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Armenia, and Taiwan.

The program for this performance will include: Zhou Long (b. 1953), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), and Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

www.lydianquartet.com

May 5, 2024
Diana Fanning, Piano

4:00 p.m.

Diana Fanning has toured extensively as a solo performer and chamber musician throughout the U.S. and in England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, the Czech Republic, Canada and Germany. In recent years she has performed at the Schloss Leopoldskron (“Sound of Music” castle) in Salzburg, and in Prague at the invitation of the International Dvorak Society.

After a solo recital in Munich, a critic wrote that “Diana Fanning stunned her listeners with the rich spectrum of subtle colors and tonal nuances she revealed. Her recital seized the audience with a veritable deep magic.” Ms. Fanning has performed on numerous occasions as a concerto soloist with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. She was featured as soloist in a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in the debut concert of the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra and was invited back for performances of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Vermont Public Television featured her in a program of works by Scarlatti, Ravel and Chopin. Radio audiences hear her frequently over Vermont Public Radio, and she was interviewed on Radio Prague. She also performed live on “Morning Pro Musica” (WGBH-FM) Boston and on WNYC, New York City.

The program for this performance will include Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Lili Boulanger (1893-1918), Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), and Franz Schubert (1797-1828).

She is an Affiliate Artist at Middlebury College in Vermont.

August 4, 2024
Neave Trio

4:00 p.m.

Eri Nakamura (Piano)
Anna Williams (Violin)
Mikhail Veselov (Cello)

Neave Trio strives to champion new works by living composers and reach wider audiences through innovative concert presentations, regularly collaborating with artists of all mediums. During the 2024-25 season, the Neave Trio will collaborate with Pigeonwing Dance, composer Robert Sirota, and choreographer Gabrielle Lamb to perform Rising, an evening-length work which meditates not only on rising temperatures and sea levels, but also on humanity’s rising awareness of our connection to and dependence on the Earth’s oceans.

The Neave Trio’s 2022 album Musical Remembrances was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble category.

“Why do we do what we do?  Why do we play music? The reason for us is so simple:
To Engage. To Exchange. To Connect.

This is what we strive to do every time we play. This is what we are all about. We just happen to use music to do this.”

https://www.neavetrio.com/

October 6, 2024
Ana Glig, Piano
and
Carl Gutowski, Flute

4:00 p.m.

Ana Glig (Gligvashvili) is an award-winning, Georgian-American pianist recognized for her “lovely expressiveness, clarity in legato, balance and perfect logic.” (Pfister Lois, Chatham Music Club Gala Reflections, 2023). 

A recipient of the Alfred Cortot prize at the Tbilisi International Piano Competition for the best interpretation of romantic music, Glig has performed internationally in Europe and United States in solo and chamber settings. As an orchestra soloist, Glig debuted with Georgian and Israeli symphonic orchestras and most recently with Cape Symphony and Cape Cod Chamber Orchestras, performing Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals and J. S. Bach’s D Minor Keyboard Concerto. In solo recital setting, Glig was a recent feature in Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert in Chicago, Illinois. 

In the review of her album ‘Reminiscences’ Fanfare Magazine recognized Glig’s playing for its “..sensitivity and ability to finely capture some of Georgia’s haunting, elusive film melodies…as well as anyone on disc.“

Glig currently is a Music Director at the First United Methodist Church in Chatham, and she currently lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Carl Gutowski is a flutist based in New York’s Hudson Valley, and Cape Cod, MA, who has been performing in solo and chamber music settings for over 30 years. Highlight performances over the past recent seasons include venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall; the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall; the Chapel Restoration, Cold Spring, NY; the Cultural Center of Cape Cod; the Cape Cod Museum of Art; and the National Opera Center in New York.

Carl’s live performances have been featured on WQXR (NYC); WOMR (Provincetown, MA); WMHT (Hudson Valley); and WPRB (Princeton, NJ). A devotee of new music, Carl has commissioned and given the world premiere performances of Jonathan Russell’s Suite for Flute and Piano (2022); Debra Kaye’s Call of the Dance (2017-2021; Richard Wilson‘s Not a Waltz (2021); and Wilhelmina Pariseau‘s Lullaby for Solo Flute (2020) and Snapshots (2023). Carl recorded Debra Kaye’s Call of the Dance with pianist Marcia Eckert on Navona Records.

Carl is the Concert Manager of the Howland Chamber Music Circle in Beacon, NY, overseeing all that’s involved in presenting world-class musicians in a world-class venue, the Howland Cultural Center.

https://carlgutowski.com

November 3, 2024
Daniel Bennett Group—Jazz Concert

4:00 p.m.

Daniel Bennett (Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet)
Koko Bermejo (Drums, Keyboard)
Kevin Hailey (Electric Bass)

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. The Boston Globe described Bennett’s music as, “A mix of Jazz, Folk and Minimalism.”

The Daniel Bennett Group is celebrating the release of their 9th studio album, New York Nerve. Timeout New York called the music, “Hypnotic!”

Daniel Bennett is joined by master percussionist Koko Bermejo on drums and keyboard. Rounding out the trio is acclaimed six-string bassist Kevin Hailey.

Daniel Bennett has been featured in Timeout New York, Baltimore Sun, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, and NPR. The UK Jazz Journal called Bennett “an outspoken voice of hope” during the COVID 19 pandemic.

The band performs regularly at the Blue Note (NYC), Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (London), and Zingari Jazz (San Francisco).

https://danielbennett.net/home

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