Experience Music from Meadowmount!

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Mondays at 9 PM

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Fridays at 1 PM
Sundays at 5 PM

The weekly program features highlights from the summer concerts performed by the gifted young musicians studying at Meadowmount School of Music in Westport, New York.

Each year about 200 string musicians get selected to study, perform and perfect their craft at the prestigious music school for seven weeks during the warmer months. In addition to chamber music rehearsals, private lessons, studio classes and private practice, the students perform in a series of concerts for their peers and the community in Essex County.

Last year, many of the concerts were streamed on the Violin Channel, and this year, highlights from those programs appear in a new series on Mountain Lake PBS, Music from Meadowmount.

Spotlight producer Paul Larson discusses the series with Meadowmount artistic director Janet Sung, Meadowmount violin faculty Ann Setzer and cellist Luiz Fernando Venturelli. Sung is also a professor of violin at DePaul University and a concert violinist. Setzer serves as a violin faculty member at the Juilliard School Pre-College Division and DePaul University. Venturelli is a member of the Galvin Cello Quartet and a prize winner in multiple competitions. He has benefitted from the Meadowmount program for eight years.

Meadowmount does not currently admit pianists to its study program, but you will see pianists during the concerts. They represent a team of professional pianists, hired to accompany the string players during rehearsals and concerts. They are “absolutely an integral and important part of the community at Meadowmount,” according to Sung.

You may look forward to six episodes of the Music from Meadowmount series. It airs Monday nights at 9 on Mountain Lake PBS, beginning April 17. You may also view it on your streaming devices with the PBS App.

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. Spotlight is also supported by Hill and Hollow Music.