September 6-9, 2016

A fabulous program of music, featuring three concerts each day, including a finale performance by Natalie Merchant! Enjoy classical, jazz, Broadway, reggae, and more.

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Mohonk Mountain House is a National Historic Landmark resort located just 90 miles north of New York City. Overnight rates include breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and cookies, and most activities, including hiking, boating, tennis, midweek golf, and use of the indoor heated swimming pool and fitness center in our Spa wing.


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Tuesday, September 6

10:30 a.m.  Steven Bernstein, Trumpet
Steven Bernstein is an American trumpeter, slide trumpeter, arranger/composer, and bandleader from New York City. He is best known for his work in Butler/Bernstein & The Hot 9, Levon Helm and the Midnight Ramble Band, Sexmob, The Lounge Lizards, and the Millennial Territory Orchestra.

3:00 p.m.  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.

9:00 p.m.  The Big Takeover
The Big Takeover is a unique concoction of backgrounds and spirit that creates a fresh and vivid version of reggae. With Jamaican-born and raised Nee Nee Rushie as a captivating and memorable front-woman, a playful horn section, pulsating bass and drums, and a hypnotizing rhythm section, The Big Takeover fills audiences with good vibes and solid joy.

Wednesday, September 7

10:30 a.m.  Yayoi Ikawa, Jazz Piano
With a totally unique sound, Yayoi Ikawa uses music to express her ingenuity and compassion through improvisation and a passion for jazz. She has performed with jazz greats such as Reggie Workman, Michael Carvin, Howard Johnson, Frank Lacy, Salim Washington, Tyshawn Sorey, and more. She has toured worldwide. 

3:00 p.m.  David Temple, Guitarist
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!

9:00 p.m.  Ida Blue
Ida Blue is a female-led Bodega Blues group, with its core emanating from the rich and roaring voice of Brooklyn-born Ida herself. Ida makes a sweet song sassy, a bitter song raucous, and a love song raunchy. Her performances are in a class of their own.

Thursday, September 8

10:30 a.m.  Kristian Rex
An accomplished live performer, producer, and composer, Kristian sings, plays both piano and guitar, and is a New York City session singer and musician. Kristian presents original songs, as well as the best music of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s.

3:00 p.m.  Ball in the House
Ball in the House is an amazing 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.

9:00 p.m.  Joan Osborne Acoustic Duo
Featuring Keith Cotton

Joan Osborne has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation — both as a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally-evocative songwriter. Osborne continues to enjoy a long and storied career that was jumpstarted with the great success of her major-label debut album, Relish, which wove together strands of American roots music, poetic lyrics, and impassioned vocals, and produced the massive MTV and international radio smash, "One of Us."

Friday, September 9

10:30 a.m.  Marlene VerPlanck
Jazz vocalist Marlene VerPlanck has maintained a career that features jazz, The American Songbook, and a huge studio vocal recording career. Her program will consist of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn, Stephen Sondheim, and more!
"…she may be the most accomplished interpreter of American popular music performing today"
 —The New York Times

3:00 p.m.  Sissy Castrogiovanni
“Sissy is the voice and the image of Sicily, her songs are starting a new era for Sicilian popular music. Thanks to her, we can discover a new universe within traditional Sicilian music, extremely rich and powerful melodies and soundscapes, that transport us immediately to this island’s streets and fields full of life and art, something very different, worthy of the utmost attention.”  
—Grammy Award-winner Javier Limon, El Pais

9:00 p.m.  Natalie Merchant
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.

See you there!

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