Music Mountain’s primary mission is the performance and teaching of the string quartet literature.


This mission is realized by bringing together professionals, amateurs, adults and children, by developing new audiences and by providing access to the experience of live music.


Now in its ninth decade, Music Mountain continues to bring life to this mission through a wide variety of teaching and performances by artists who come to Music Mountain from all over the world.


The mission is further enhanced through the broadcasts of the Music Mountain Chamber Music concerts, made possible by the generous support of Edward R. Hamilton, Bookseller, Falls Village, CT. Starting with one station in 1937, these concerts are now heard on over 125 stations nationwide and, through the facilities of the European Broadcast Union, by listeners in over 35 other countries.



The Gordon String Quartet with Martha Baird (Rockefeller), piano. From left: David Sackson, violin; Paul Robyn, viola; Martha Baird (Rockefeller), piano; Jacques Gordon, first violin; Naoum Benditsky, cello.