Music on the Mountain
September 4 – 8, 2017
Kick off autumn in the Hudson Valley with a fabulous week of music, featuring three concerts a day, from classical to contemporary, Broadway to jazz.
This year’s headliners include Natalie Merchant and Fleur Seule among many other talented musicians from across the country. It’s a week-long melody of musical days and magical nights on our mountaintop!
Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Lindsey Webster and Keith Slattery
In today’s world of electronic music where programmed drum loops and auto-tuned vocals reign, Lindsey Webster is a breath of…… fresh air. A refreshing take on R&B with a soulful presence; Lindsey’s vocals compare to the likes of R&B queens Sade, Mariah Carey and Anita Baker.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Ball in the House
Ball in the House is a talented Boston-based a cappella vocal group that has opened for such legendary performers as Smokey Robinson, The Beach Boys, and The Temptations. Their dynamic vocal bass and beatbox, combined with impeccable harmonies, form a full-band R&B soul pop sound—it’s hard to believe they’re just five guys with five incredible voices.
Guitarist and composer David Temple presents a concert combining music that is both familiar and new, rhythmic and contemplative. The program will feature pieces from Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Spain, France, and more, highlighting over four centuries of great music. It’s a celebration on six strings!
Mara Kaye sings the Blues
Mara Kaye is a Blues singer, both old school and new school with her heart always in her voice. Mara makes a sweet song sassy, a bitter song raucous, and a love song raunchy. Her performances are in a class of their own.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Miss Maybell and Slimpickin’s
Miss Maybell and Slimpickin’s are a musical duo based in New England. Enjoy styles including American Roots, Jazz, Blues, Country, and Ragtime music from the 1910-40s, as well as original tunes. Wherever they play they bring smiles to the faces of those around them, and are guaranteed to be like no other band you have ever seen before.
Join us for a rockin’ good concert with singer and harmonica virtuoso Rob Paparozzi, as he explores the roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Starting with the 1950’s and storming into the 1970’s, enjoy classic Rock ‘n’ Roll including the “sister” genres of R&B, Funk, Blues and Rockabilly. His guest musicians are Ira Siegel on guitar and vocals, and Robbie Kondor on piano.
Helen Sung plays Thelonius Monk
Pianist/composer Helen Sung will be performing Dreaming in Monk: A centennial Love Letter. After graduating from the Monk Institute, she went on to win the Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition. Now based in New York City, Sung has worked with such luminaries as the late Clark Terry, Ron Carter, Victor Lewis, Steve Turre, Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis, and MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter. She is also an award-winning composer and serves on the jazz faculties of the Juilliard School and Columbia University.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Formed by three Berklee students from Brazil, this fast-rising new band bases its engaging repertoire and intimate vibe on the traditional choro genre, best described as the New Orleans jazz of Brazil.
Cris Groenendaal and Sue Anderson
Cris and Sue are a well-known Broadway husband and wife team with 14 Broadway shows between them. Sue has played and/or conducted for Pirates of Penzance, Cats, and The Lion King, and Cris has performed as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and as Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd. Cris and Sue have both recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London and have performed in concerts around the world.
Fleur Seule is an authentic 1940s Jazz and Swing band that plays hits from all around the world. Songbird/Bandleader Allyson Briggs sings in 6 languages to accommodate a wide variety of New York audiences. Whether an All-American USO style set, or an exotic voyage through Europe, Fleur Seule will take you on a memorable musical journey, as they revive hits made famous by Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Edith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich, Dinah Shore, and more.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Alex Peh, pianist
This year features solo-Debussy and Franz Liszt. Praised by Peter Jacobi of the Bloomington Herald Times for his “buoyancy and finesse,” Alex Peh has performed throughout the United States as a versatile recitalist and lecturer. Mr. Peh is an assistant professor of piano at the State University of New York in New Paltz, and was on faculty at the Levine School of Music where he founded and directed Piano Squared, a high school summer chamber music festival and performance tour for talented pianists.
Forming a new spin on a cappella, Lady Parts brings four gifted professional sopranos and mezzos together, to weave beautiful harmonies for you with style and a “wink”.
Over her 30-year career, Natalie Merchant has earned a distinguished place among America’s most respected recording artists, acclaimed for being a prolific songwriter with a compelling artistic vision and a captivating performance style.
*Please note: Natalie’s Friday night performance is open to overnight resort guests only.
Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .
When you visit for Music on the Mountain, your overnight package includes:
- Three meals daily featuring fresh, locally sourced cuisine from our farm-to-table partners
- Access to more than 85 miles of the Hudson Valley’s best hiking trails
- Boating, fishing, and swimming on Lake Mohonk
- Daily Guided “House History” Tours of our National Historic Landmark resort
- Guided Nature Hikes with stunning views of the Catskill Mountains
- Yoga, Meditation, and Fitness Classes
- Indoor Heated Pool with underwater music
- Afternoon tea and cookies in our historic Lake Lounge
- Complimentary greens fees Monday–Friday on our Scottish-inspired golf course
- Nightly Evening Entertainment
- Special Events such as Outdoor Summer Movie Series and more! See schedule of activities >
A la carte experiences available to overnight guests:
- A full menu of nature-inspired treatments at our award-winning spa
- The Carriage Lounge, featuring a full bar and handcrafted cocktails as well as hyperlocal draft beer and hard cider
- An award-winning wine list in our Main Dining Room
- Horseback riding, carriage rides, and pony rides