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Take a sneak peek at Season Four's concert season at Tippet Rise

December 13, 2018

There is so much good news to share about our fourth concert season at Tippet Rise Art Center, including insight on the many wonderful artists who will join us. We will release complete details on the season after the new year. Until then, we’re excited to share some highlights:

Running from July 12 to September 7, 2019, under the direction of newly appointed Artistic Advisor Pedja Muzijevic, Season Four will feature seven weeks of extraordinary concerts by beloved Tippet Rise alums as well as performers new to the art center.

Returning artists in 2019 include pianists Stephen Hough, Julien Brocal, and Jenny Chen; violinist Paul Huang; and the St. Lawrence String Quartet and Escher String Quartet. Among the artists making their Tippet Rise debuts will be violinists Jennifer Frautschi, a two-time GRAMMY nominee and Avery Fisher career grant recipient, and rising star Benjamin Beilman; violists Ayane Kozasa and Nathan Schram from the Aizuri and Attacca quartets, respectively; cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir; oboist James Austin Smith; and bassist Anthony Manzo. These artists will join Pedja for a “festival weekend” featuring five sixty minute-long concerts with works by composers ranging from Bach, Haydn and Mozart to Luciano Berio and Steve Reich.

Also debuting this summer, piano duo Anderson & Roe will perform a program of works by Mozart, Stravinsky and Schoenfield, along with their original composition Hallelujah Variations (Variations on a Theme by Leonard Cohen). Celebrated pianist Behzod Abduraimov will perform works by Liszt and Mussorgsky. Emerging pianist Aristo Sham, who in 2017 won prizes at the Verbier Festival, Clara Haskil, Saint-Priest and Viotti International Piano Competitions, will perform an evening of works by Schumann and Brahms. The Gryphon Trio, the award-winning Canadian ensemble formed in 1993, will perform a program of works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Dinuk Wijeratne, and the Rolston String Quartet will be heard in works by Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert. Additional artists making their Tippet Rise debuts include violinist Katie Hyun and flutist Brandon Patrick George.

The season will also include the world premiere of John Luther Adams’s String Quartet No. 5 (Lines Made by Walking) performed by the JACK Quartet, which is also making its Tippet Rise debut.

Performances will take place both indoors and out. Venues include the 150-seat Olivier Music Barn, inspired by the intimate spaces where Haydn’s and Mozart’s works were performed, and the open-air Domo, a 98-foot-long, 16-foot-tall, acoustically rich sculptural structure designed by Ensamble Studio. Pre-concert lectures will continue to take place at the Tiara, a 100-seat outdoor acoustic shell, and at Stillwater cabin, a gathering and rehearsal space; both the Tiara and Stillwater are located a short walk from the Olivier Music Barn.

Complete program details for the summer’s concerts will be announced here, on our website, and through our digital newsletter in early 2019. The drawing for the opportunity to purchase up to four tickets for the season’s performances will open in early 2019 as well; details on the drawing will also be published on our website and sent by newsletter. To sign up to receive these and other updates from Tippet Rise, click on “More info” below.

Tippet Rise will open to visitors from early July to mid-September on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Sculpture tour reservations or concert tickets are required for admission to the art center.

We look forward to a glorious 2019 at the art center and we hope it will include seeing you! As ever, we thank you for your support of Tippet Rise.

Photo, of the St. Lawrence String Quartet performing at Tippet Rise in 2017, by Erik Petersen.