At Music Mountain on Saturday June 3 at 7PM, The Next Festival of Emerging Artists celebrates David M. Hunt Library with a free concert. A tent with sips and small bites will be open at 6pm. The concert, featuring renowned Grammy-nominated violinist Jennifer Koh and Conductor Peter Askim leading a string orchestra of young professional musicians, will consist of contemporary works by Anna Clyne and Caroline Shaw, the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Violinist Koh has been called “one of our most thoughtful and intense musicians” by the New York Times. The concert is free; donations benefit the library. A refreshment tent with sips and small bites will open at 6PM. For reserve seating, call the library at 860-824-7424.
Founded in 2013 by Artistic Director Peter Askim, The Next Festival of Emerging Artists is an immersive residency for young (20-30 years old) professional string players focused on musical exploration, entrepreneurial thinking, and contemporary performance practice. This year’s fifth anniversary festival takes place May 28-June 10. After a week at Music Mountain in Falls Village, CT, the festival moves to NYC.