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2020 Summer Campaign Goal: $15,000

Every dollar you donate here goes to your beloved Music Mountain. Thank you for helping us surpass our Northwest Corner Gives Campaign goal of $10,000 in July! All contributions to Music Mountain, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EIN #23-7219961, are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Your tax-deductible contribution will have a strong, positive impact at Music Mountain. If you prefer, checks made payable to Music Mountain may be mailed to: P.O. Box 738, Lakeville, CT 06039.
David M. Conte, President
Oskar Espina-Ruiz, Artistic and Executive Director

Nick Gordon and Polo

Nicholas Gordon (1928, Chicago, IL – 2017, New York City)
with his beloved companion, Polo.


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NEXT EVENT: Sunday, August 2, 3 pm ET

Verona Quartet Live From Music Mountain




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Sunday, August 2, 3 pm ET

Verona Quartet Live From Music Mountain


Live From Music Mountain presents the Verona Quartet performing works by Brahms, Ravel and Shostakovich. The Verona Quartet has just been appointed faculty quartet in residence at the Oberlin College and Conservatory. Previously, they were faculty string quartet in residence at the Music Mountain Academy in 2018. The ensemble will mentor college musicians through lessons, chamber music, and more. This marks a hallmark season for the group in winning the Cleveland Quartet Award, as well the debut recording of a new Pulitzer Prize-nominated composition by Michael Gilbertson, and their forthcoming album, Diffusion, featuring new works by Ravel, Szymanowski, and Janacek.


The Verona Quartet is one of the most sought after string quartets of its generation, delighting audiences at venues worldwide such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall and Melbourne Recital Hall, in addition to appearances at La Jolla Summerfest, Chamber Music Northwest, Bravo! Vail and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Upcoming highlights include performances at The Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Celebrity Series of Boston, Cliburn Concerts’ Beethoven@250 festival, Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance, and Schneider Concert Series.


Acclaimed for its bold interpretive strength and electrifying performances, the Verona Quartet members represent four different nations, but their singular approach and unanimity of purpose in both musical and cultural cooperation have quickly earned the group a reputation as an “outstanding ensemble...cohesive yet full of temperament.” (The New York Times)


Live From Music Mountain continues to explore the work of artists during the time of Covid-19, while we remain physically distanced and the grounds at Music Mountain remain closed to the public.



Music Mountain is “the summer shrine of the string quartet”
— The New Yorker



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Many thanks to all our 2020 Virtual Season sponsors…



HERRINGTON’S and NORTHWEST CORNER GIVES, a COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund made possible by the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation from anonymous and discretionary Community Foundation funds, including the Draper Foundation Fund, Khurshed Bhumgara Fund, Marion Wm. & Alice Edwards Fund, The Echo Valley Foundation Fund, Keroden Endowed Fund, Edward W. Diskavich Fund, Lucia Tuttle Fritz Fund, Nolin Selby Fund, and the Miriam Mason Cable Trust Fund; through the Melville Charitable Trust, through generous gifts from community members, and in partnership with Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.


Music Mountain is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development Office of the Arts, the Peter N. Krysa Designated Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and two funds of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, Inc.: the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund, and the Lucia Tuttle Fritz Fund.



National Endowment for the Arts Connecticut Still Revolutionary NorthWest Connecticut Community Foundation Hamilton Book Steinway & Sons Associated Chamber Music Players