Hill and Hollow Music launches its 25th season this year.  To commemorate 25 years of bringing thousands of professional musicians to the Adirondacks, Spotlight producer Paul Larson interviews the founder of the chamber music organization, Angela Brown.

Brown reminisces about the origins of Hill and Hollow Music, based in Saranac, New York, and talks about its importance to the North Country.  Together they remember some of the invited performers who showcased their talents for the cameras of Mountain Lake PBS, including violinist Soovin Kim, the Biava Quartet, the New Hollywood String Quartet, the vocal ensemble Hudson Shad, the Baltimore Consort, and the harp duo Lilac 94.

Saturday, August 10 is the 25th Anniversary Gala!  It features live music by the Inora Brass Quintet, playing Americana and Jazz,  an authentic Deep South Barbecue by Joe Lewis,  a “Wine Pull” featuring vintage wines from the legendary cellar of Kellum Smith. There’s lots of cool stuff to bid on in a silent auction and a live auction.  When the sun goes down, party and dance into the night with Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, all the way from Louisiana. 

Learn more about Hill and Hollow Music and the gala at the website of the chamber music organization.

To make a donation, or for more information, you may contact the organization at this address:

Hill and Hollow Music

Weatherwatch Farm

550 Number 37 Road

Saranac, NY 12981

Enjoy the Spotlight piece about the harp duo Lilac 94.

See the Spotlight story about electric violinist Jonathan Aceto.

Learn about the Journey West benefit concerts here.

Spotlight is made possible, in part, by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park. pearsallfoundation.org.