Winds in the Wilderness Concert will be held Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 5:00-6:30PM at Church of St. John in the Wilderness, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls, NY.

The concert features Sharon Powers, flute; Judith Dansker, oboe; Ronald Gorevic, violin, viola; John Myers, guitar; and Pete Toigo, bass.

The program includes classical and jazz music appropriate for all ages. The recommended donation is $15, children free. A reception follows the concert.

Winds in the Wilderness Concerts is an award-winning concert series that has brought world class music to the hamlet of Copake Falls since 2009. Known for innovative programming, a joyful connection with the audience and the splendid setting of Church of St. John in the Wilderness, concerts appeal to a broad spectrum of listeners.

Join us for a beautiful summer evening of music by Faure, Bach, Piazzolla, Harrison, Takemitsu.

Our concert opens with the lyrical ‘Pavanne’ by Faure arranged for flute, oboe and guitar.

Following is the extraordinary ‘Partita in E Major’ for solo violin by J.S. Bach. Prepare for take-off with the famously fast Prelude then, landing safely on the ground, get ready to dance through the rest of the movements.

Intriguing, enigmatic and charismatic, the composer Astor Piazzolla ultimately fused and transcended all the musical styles that informed, and formed, him – classical, jazz, Argentinian tango – achieving the status of a much loved and much played composer. We will play ‘Cafe’ from ‘Histoire du Tango.’

‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ was written by Beatles member George Harrison. Look forward to some amazing improvisation here.

It is a privilege to include the sublime Adagio from J.S. Bach’s ‘Concerto for Oboe and Violin.’  Thank you Judy and Ron.

Toru Takemitsu’s music with its shimmering forms, voids filled with energy, balance of light and texture, is a fascinating voyage between the ethereal and the earthly. John will play Movement 3 of ‘All in Twilight’ for guitar.

We look forward to seeing you at our 27th Winds in the Wilderness Concert!

This concert is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund.