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‘Persistence of Vision’ Weekend of Chamber Music features Corigliano

Eddie Adams Barn
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July 8, 2015

REGION — Imaginative concerts indoors and out; social gatherings; informative talks, and plenty of close connection between audience, musicians and music are hallmarks of Weekend of Chamber Music’s (WCM) annual music festival, on tap July 11 to 26. Centered around the work of a contemporary composer each year, the Weekend of Chamber Music Festival this year will focus on Academy Award-winning American, John Corigliano. In addition to his Oscar for his music for “The Red Violin” and an Oscar nomination for “Altered States,” he has a Pulitzer Prize and five Grammy Awards.

WCM’s expanded 22nd festival covers five towns with 11 events, but home base remains the bucolic Eddie Adams Farm, the festival’s presenting sponsor, in Jeffersonville, NY. Dubbed “Persistence of Vision” for the connection to film that audiences will enjoy through Corigliano’s personal appearance, talks, movie music and film clips, Summer Festival 2015 begins Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. with Bach, Ravel, Fauré and improvisation for violin, cello and piano, at The Cooperage in Honesdale, PA. On Sunday, July 12, morning shoppers at the Callicoon Farmers’ Market will enjoy a free, short preview of that afternoon’s 3 p.m. Concert on the Lawn in Jeffersonville, NY with improv and music written by Bob Dylan, Rosetti, Ibert and more. Improvisation, discussion, and film clips are on tap in “Improvising Film,” Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old North Branch Inn. The concerts and talks will continue through Sunday, July 26, when WCM heads back to The Cooperage for a second performance of the Fauré and Corigliano selections to wrap the festival. See the website or ad on page 12 for full schedule.


WHEN, WHERE & COST: Saturday, July 11 through Sunday, July 26
Saturday, July 11, 7:30 p.m., The Cooperage, Honesdale, PA, $15 advance, $20 door
Sunday, July 12, 11 a.m., Callicoon Farmers’ Market, Callicoon, NY, free
Sunday, July 12, 3 p.m. Lawn of the Presbyterian Church, Route 52, Jeffersonville, NY, $20
Thursday, July 16, 7:30 p.m., North Branch Inn, North Branch, NY, $25
See website for events from July 18-26
CONTACT: WCMconcerts.org or 845/887-5803.