September 2017 Concerts

The Classical Ideal: Music & Architecture in Harmony

Join us at Edgewater, Ayr Mount, and Millford for a unique experience at these historic houses.

A three-part concert series, featuring Robert deMaine (Principal Cello, Los Angeles Philharmonic) and Simon Adda-Reyss (Associate Professor of Keyboard Studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris). Click here to read more about the musicians.

Edgewater, Barrytown, NY
Sunday, September 17
Experience the splendor of an autumn concert at a classical mansion on the banks of the Hudson River.

Ayr Mount, Hillsborough, NC
Wednesday, September 20
Concert features the Kirkland’s original pianoforte from 1797.

Millford, Pinewood, SC
Saturday, September 23
A unique opportunity that combines world-class music and one of the finest examples of Greek Revival residential architecture in America.

A limited number of discounted student tickets are available. Please contact us for more details and to request tickets.

All proceeds from ticket sales go towards Classical American Homes’ mission to preserve, protect, and open to the public examples of classical American residential architecture, surrounding landscapes and scenic trails, as well as fine and decorative arts of the first half of the 19th century.


Edgewater, Barrytown, NY
Octagon Library

Sunday, September 17
Grounds open at 2:00 PM / House opens at 3:30 PM / Concert at 4:15 PM
Pre-concert reception included with all ticket levels.

Friend level ticket  $250 ($150 tax-deductible)
*  Concert seating and reception 

Preservationist  $500 ($375 tax-deductible)
*  Concert seating and reception 
*  Behind-the-scenes private tour of Edgewater before the concert

Benefactor  $1,000 ($850 tax-deductible)
*  Preferred concert seating and reception
*  Behind-the-scenes private tour of Edgewater before the concert
*  Name printed in the program

Patron  $2,500 ($2,200 tax-deductible)
*  Priority concert seating and reception
*  Behind-the-scenes tour of Edgewater before the concert
*  Name printed in the program
*  Post-concert dinner at Edgewater

Sponsor  $5,000 ($4,700 tax-deductible)
*  Priority concert seating and reception 
*  Behind-the-scenes tour of Edgewater before the concert
*  Name printed in the program
*  Post-concert dinner at Edgewater – seated with the musicians

Contact us if you have any questions or for more information.
Limited seating at this event, reserve your tickets today!


Ayr Mount, Hillsborough, NC
Music Room (West Parlor)

Wednesday, September 20
Grounds 9 AM – 7 PM / House opens at 5:00 PM / Concert at 6:00 PM
Pre-concert reception included with all ticket levels.

Special conversation on period pianos and music with the musicians and John R. Watson (Associate Curator of Musical Instruments at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and conservator of keyboard musical instruments for museums, musicians, and private collectors).

Friend level ticket  $75
*  Parlor concert seating and reception

Preservationist  $250 ($100 tax-deductible)
*  Preferred parlor concert seating and reception
*  Kirklands of Ayr Mount by Jean Bradley Anderson
*  Admission for 2 to Ayr Mount to be used on any open day

Benefactor  $500 ($300 tax-deductible)
*  Priority parlor concert seating and reception
*  Kirklands of Ayr Mount by Jean Bradley Anderson
*  Private tour for a group of 4 to Ayr Mount at a future date
*  Name printed in the program

Contact us if you have any questions or for more information.
Limited seating at this event, reserve your tickets today!


Millford, Pinewood, SC
Double Parlors

Saturday, September 23
Grounds open and Picnic starts at 12 Noon / House opens at 2:00 PM / Concert at 2:30 PM
Reception included with all ticket levels.

Friend level ticket  $150 ($50 tax-deductible) **
*  Parlor concert seating and reception 

Preservationist  $250 ($125 tax-deductible)
*  Parlor concert seating and reception 
*  Southern Picnic lunch

Benefactor  $500 ($350 tax-deductible)
*  Parlor concert seating and reception 
*  Southern Picnic lunch
*  Pre-concert exclusive lecture

Patron  $1,250 ($1,050 tax-deductible)
*  Priority concert seating and reception
*  Southern Picnic lunch
*  Pre-concert exclusive lecture
*  Name printed in the program

Sponsor  $2,500 ($2,150 tax-deductible)
*  Priority concert seating and reception
*  Southern Picnic lunch
*  Pre-concert exclusive lecture
*  Name printed in the program
*  Walking tour and cocktails at sunset
*  Post-concert dinner at Millford

** Please note: the Friend level ticket does not include the Southern Picnic lunch. To add a lunch ticket ($25) to this level, please click here.

Contact us if you have any questions or for more information.
Limited seating at this event, reserve your tickets today!


About the Musicians

Praised by the New York Times as “an artist who makes one hang on every note,” Robert deMaine is a highly sought-after solo artist and chamber musician. He is a frequent guest artist at many of the world’s premier chamber music festivals, recently featured as a soloist at the 2016 Piatigorsky Cello Festival. DeMaine’s playing is noted for its “beautiful singing tone, lapidary technical precision, and a persuasive identification with the idiom of the music at hand.” As a recitalist the great works for cello and piano as well as the suites of J.S. Bach remain staples of his repertoire, and as one critic noted, his playing was “magnificent” and that his “technical brilliance is surpassed only by the beauty of tones he produces.”

DeMaine has appeared on the stages of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Konzerthaus, and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, Auditorium du Louvre, the Seoul Arts Center, as well as the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center and Conservatory and London’s Wigmore Hall, among others. He is the recipient of a career grant from the Helen M. Saunders Foundation, and the gift of a Vuillaume cello from the Cecilia Benner Foundation.

Simon Adda-Reyss began playing the piano at age 8. Admitted to the Conservatoire National de Région (CNR) in Paris at the age of 13, Adda-Reyss continued on to the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (CNSM) in 1994, where he was awarded the first piano prize.

Both at the piano or organ, either as a soloist or as a participant in chamber music, Adda-Reyss has performed at notable venues including the great hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the direction of Yuri Bashmet, and at the Chanel Chamber Music Festival at Ginza in Tokyo. He has partnered with violinists Julien Dieudegard, Akiko Yamada and Nemanja Radulovic, as well as cellists Atsushi Sakai, Mark Drobinsky, Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Nicolas Altstaedt, and Robert deMaine.

Adda-Reyss was the recipient of the Ermend-Bonnal Prize (winner of the first André Marchal International Organ Competition in Biarritz). He is an associate professor at the Conservatoire National Superior de Musique in Paris. Adda-Reyss regularly performs in Paris at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Auditorium of the Musée d’Orsay, and the Maison de Radio-France.

 

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