Music on the Mountain
June 14 – 20, 2021
September 6 – 12, 2021
Kick off the summer with a week-long melody of musical and magical nights on our mountaintop. Featuring performances from the historic Mohonk Parlor and the Boat Dock.
Part of the 2021 Outdoor Concert Series
Experience a new summer tradition from a different stage, the Mohonk Boat Dock!
Featuring live concerts and performances throughout the summer. Enjoy the music from a rustic summerhouse, on one of our grand porches overlooking the lake, or from the comfort of your guest room balcony.
Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .
Physical Distancing Requirements and Maximum Occupancy Restrictions
The indoor events located in the Parlor have limited capacity. Guests attending events must wear a mask, even if you have been vaccinated, and sit in socially distant seating that will be preset. Events are available on a first come first serve basis though we usually can accommodate all guests. Between each session, we sanitize the room for the next audience to enjoy the show comfortably. We thank you for your understanding as we work to continue to make Mohonk a safe and fun environment for all.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
MONDAY, JUNE 14
Live Music with Sue Anderson and Cris Groenendaal
She has conducted the orchestra for Cats. He is known to Broadway and tour audiences for leading roles in some of the most popular musicals of all time. Share an evening with one of Broadway’s super couples.
Live Music with Shana Falana
More details to come!
TUESDAY, JUNE 15
Live Music with David Temple
Classical guitarist David Temple presents a colorful program featuring music from Spain, France, and Latin America. His set is always a crowdpleaser in the Mohonk Parlor.
Gabrielle Stravelli sings Willie Nelson
Dedicated to the music and life of the “Red Headed Stranger”, Pick Up My Pieces: Gabrielle Stravelli Sings Willie Nelson, covers the full spectrum of Nelson’s catalog; from early hits like “Three Days” and “Blame It On The Times”, to favorites from his blockbuster album of American standards “Stardust”, to eternal classics like “Crazy” and “Nightlife”. Blending jazz, country and blues, Gabrielle and her band reimagine the music of one of America’s most iconic artists.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16
Live Music with David Lutken: Songs from the Mountains
David brings out the best of American Mountain Ballads, Songs and Stories. A repertoire of Folk, Old Time, Skiffle, Blues and Bluegrass music from the Green Mountains and the Blue Ridge, to Red Rocks, beyond and back. Betsy From Pike, Tom Dooley, Mountain Dew, Ripplin’ Waters, and many more.”
Live Music with Tom Chapin
In a career that spans five decades, 23 albums and three Grammy awards; multi-talented singer, songwriter, and guitarist Tom Chapin has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. Chapin joins fellow musicians Michael Mark and Jon Cobert to deliver a performance with infectious songs, sterling musicianship and personal warmth!
THURSDAY, JUNE 17
Live Music Performances
More details to come!
FRIDAY, JUNE 18
Live Music with Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez
This Brooklyn-based rising singer/songwriter’s soulful sound infuses Jazz and R&B with emotional depth and a fresh edge. Raina invites us into her sonic world with harmonic nuance and lyrical ferocity accompanied by bass player Luke McCrosson and percussionist Zach Berns.
Live Music with The Restless Age
With their harmonious indie rock The Restless Age is a collaboration between Will Bryant, Lee Falco, and Brandon Morrison. Each player brings a unique song and voice to the bandstand, as the trio spans generations and genres.
SATURDAY, JUNE 19
Sky Top Path Concert
2pm – 3:30pm
Music students and faculty from SUNY New Paltz will perform Renaissance and Baroque music along one of Mohonk’s most popular trails. Musicians will be stationed along Sky Top Path to perform for visitors. Please join us in celebrating this unique collaboration between nature, music, and community!
Live Music with Dave Stryker and the 8-Track Band
Downbeat Readers and Critics Poll winner guitarist Dave Stryker brings his Eight Track Band back to the Mohonk Mountain House. Dave returns with a new batch of re-imagined 70’s classics.
SUNDAY, JUNE 20
Peh Piano Studio
More details to come!
JUNE 2021 FEATURED ARTISTS
Sue’s career has been full and varied, ranging from Broadway productions to films to recordings. As a conductor and musical director, Ms. Anderson has worked with the Broadway and national touring companies of Pirates of Penzance, Me and My Girl, and Cats. She played in the orchestra pits of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Woman in White and is currently playing in Spamalot. She has conducted Pops concerts with the Milwaukee, Detroit, Phoenix, Portland and Shreveport orchestras and most recently conducted the London Philharmonia at Abbey Road Studios. Some of the fun and unusual things Ms. Anderson has done were coaching Rex Harrison in the revival of My Fair Lady, teaching Peter O’Toole to play the piano, enjoying the finest chocolates with Katherine Hepburn, and being repeatedly kissed by Kevin Kline.
After originating the role of Andre in the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera, Cris went on to play the Phantom some 860 performances with three major companies: New York, Toronto, and the Canadian National Tour. Other Broadway credits include Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd, the roles of George, the Soldier, and Louis the Baker in Sunday in the Park With George, Major Rizzolli in Passion, and Miles Gloriosus in the 1996 revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He originated the role of Father in the National Tour of Ragtime, and he played Jules in the Kennedy Center revival of Sunday in the Park With George. With the New York City, Cleveland, Portland, Tulsa, and Syracuse Opera companies he has played Danilo in The Merry Widow, the title role in Candide, Captain Corcoran in H.M.S. Pinafore, the Caliph in Kismet, and Ravenal in Show Boat.
David M. Lutken
Originally from Dallas, Texas, David graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics. He completed his Acting Degree at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The 92nd St Y, at Cooper Union (with Ted Sperling’s ‘Master Voices’), Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, with the North Carolina Symphony and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, on NPR, Polskie Radio, the BBC, Voice Of America, and The Louisiana Hayride. With his original show, “Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie”, he and his company have toured Europe, the British Isles, the US, the Middle East, and China. David won the Helen Hayes and the Joseph Jefferson Best Actor award for his portrayal of Woody Guthrie.
The Restless Age
This indie rock band is comprised of Will Bryant, Lee Falco, and Brandon Morrison. The members of The Restless Age have been a premier rhythm section throughout New York’s Hudson Valley for the past half-decade. As the house band for Amy Helm’s ‘Oh to be Home Again’ at Levon Helm Studios, they performed behind Donald Fagen, John Sebastian, and Graham Nash, as well as being Kate Pierson’s (The B-52’s) touring band in support of her 2015 debut album ‘Guitars & Microphones’. During that same year they toured the U.S. & Canada supporting The Waterboys and The Gipsy Kings along with fellow Hudson Valley singer-songwriter Connor Kennedy. Lee Falco, Brandon Morrison, and Will Bryant rose to national attention backing Donald Fagen of Steely Dan, as “The Nightflyers” on his 2017 national tour.
Scott is one of today’s most wide-ranging instrumentalists and has been heard on tenor saxophone with Buck Clayton’s band, on trumpet with Lionel Hampton’s quintet, on alto clarinet with Paquito D’Rivera’s clarinet quartet, and on bass saxophone with the New York City Opera. His discography now includes more than 190 recordings. Scott has performed in some thirty nations, in such diverse venues as Carnegie Hall, the Village Vanguard, the Library of Congress, and the Vienna Opera House. Scott’s group was selected to be the closing act at the Knitting Factory’s Sun Ra Festival in New York City. Scott has also written magazine articles and liner notes, and was an invited speaker at the Congressional Black Caucus Jazz Forum in Washington, D.C.
Raina is a singer/composer based in Brooklyn, NY. Rooted in Jazz and R&B, Raina builds a unique sonic world with harmonic nuance and lyrical poetry. Releasing her four debut singles in 2018, Raina has over 300k streams on Spotify and a budding global audience. Touring locally, her trio has appeared on stage at venue such as Mohonk Mountain House, The Falcon, Unison Arts Center, and has a standing residency at NYC’s famous Rockwood Music Hall.
Gabrielle’s pairing of a jazz artist’s musicianship with an ability to interpret lyrics and connect with an audience has led to a richly varied career. She has headlined international and domestic jazz festivals and regularly leads her quartet in performances at the country’s finest jazz clubs and performing arts centers. As a US State Department “Jazz Ambassador” she has performed and taught throughout Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South America. “Dream Ago,” her 2017 release which consists primarily of original material, received a rare 5- star review from Downbeat Magazine and her 2019 release “Pick Up My Pieces: Gabrielle Stravelli Sings Willie Nelson” was featured by noted music critic Will Friedwald in the WSJ and awarded the 2020 Bistro Award for Outstanding Recording.
Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker fronting his own group (with 26 CD’s as a leader to date), or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine and Jack McDuff, you know why Gary Giddins in the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.” He was recently voted once again as one of the top Jazz Guitarists in the 2017 Downbeat Critics and Readers Polls. Dave has had success on his own label Strikezone Records. His most recent CD “Strykin’ Ahead” received 4 stars in Downbeat and stayed on the top of the radio charts for several months. “Eight Track I and II” both reached #2 on the JazzWeek chart. His tribute to Stanley Turrentine called “Messin’ with Mister T” (Strikezone Records) reached #1 on JazzWeek Radio chart and was picked as one of the top CD’s of 2015 by Downbeat and WBGO.
David Temple has performed as a classical guitarist and composer throughout the country. He is dedicated to presenting guitar performances that are full of color and variety, and to making the concert experience as enjoyable for the newcomer as for the experienced listener. Concerts have included the Festival of the Arts at Mohonk, the Ulster Chamber Music Series, the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society, the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, the Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta, NY, and many others. A graduate of the music school at Eastern Michigan University, David is Artistic Director and Vice President of the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society, and teaches both guitar and composition at Bard Conservatory, Preparatory Division, and at his home studio in Red Hook, NY. He has produced four recordings, which include an eclectic selection from the repertoire, as well as original arrangements and compositions.
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 ingredients from our farm-to-table partners. See our full list of dining options>
- Access to more than 85 miles of scenic hiking trails
- Yoga, Meditation, and Fitness classes
- Afternoon tea and cookies in our historic Lake Lounge
- Make an appointment to visit our Greenhouse
- Indoor heated pool with underwater music
- Guided hikes and outdoor activities with our Recreation team
- Nightly evening entertainment, special events, and more! See activities schedule>
- Guided nature hikes with stunning views of the Catskill Mountains
- Boating, fishing, and swimming on Lake Mohonk
- Rock scrambling our iconic Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze trail
- Guided archery and tomahawk throwing sessions
- Complimentary court time on our Har-Tru and red clay tennis courts
- Complimentary greens fees on our historic 9- hole golf course
À 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 hyper local draft beer and hard cider
- An award-winning wine list in our dining venues
- Scenic carriage rides, pony rides, and horseback riding
- Guided rock climbing with Alpine Endeavors
- Private fitness, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness sessions
- Private tennis lessons, golf lessons, archery lessons and tomahawk throwing lessons with our pros
- Mountain bike rental to explore our single track trails
- Fishing pole rental, and bait for purchase
- Disc golf discs available for purchase (weather permitting)