Music for Montauk Returns on Tuesday
Music for Montauk, a nonprofit that has provided the hamlet and its public school with free concerts over the years, will extend its reach this summer with works by such living composers as Arvo Part and Philip Glass sharing the spotlight with Mozart, Grieg, Debussy, and Bernstein, among others.
The series will kick off Tuesday at 8 p.m. with a party at Solé East in Montauk featuring the bassist Pedro Giraudo and his jazz ensemble, cocktails, and dancing. Tickets are $20 at the door.
“Fetes Galantes,” the first of four concerts, will take place next Thursday at 5 p.m. at Fort Pond House in Montauk. The program will feature chamber works, including Debussy’s Sonate for Harp, Flute, and Viola, performed by the acclaimed soprano Rachelle Durkin, Tomina Parvanova on harp, Lance Suzuki on flute, and Jessica Meyer on viola.
“Bernstein & Co.” will celebrate the composer’s vast influence on America’s musical identity with songs, piano, and chamber music on Aug. 13 at Montauk’s Third House. The festival will move to the John Little Barn at the Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs on Aug. 14 for a concert of works by Mr. Part, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Mozart, and others.
The final free concert, set for Aug. 16 at Third House in Montauk, will feature a chamber orchestra and soloists performing dance-inspired music by Edvard Grieg, Libby Larsen, Jessica Meyer, and “Company” by Mr. Glass. The concerts last just over an hour, and audiences are encouraged to bring picnics.
“Sunset Salon,” a benefit for Music for Montauk, will take place at the Art Barge on Napeague on Aug. 11 and feature new works by Ms. Meyer. The vocalist Talya Lieberman and the clarinetist Luise Sachs, both from Berlin’s Komische Oper, will perform, with Milos Repicky, musical director of the series, at the piano. Cocktails and light fare will be served. Tickets are $150 and available at musicformontauk.org.