Olivier Messiaen composed and premiered the Quartet for the End of Time in 1941 under the harsh conditions of Stalag VIII/A, a prisoner of war camp in Silesia. Music for Montauk brings this revelatory work to Camp Hero in a special film project recorded live in Montauk. A truly "Made in Montauk" production. Stay tuned for upcoming offerings from this project in December and a January premiere! Annaliesa Place, violin Ani Kalayjian, cello Benjamin Fingland, clarinet Miloš Repicky, piano
The Overlook Quartet in a live virtual performance
The Overlook, formed in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, is a string quartet dedicated to performing concert music by Black composers. They can be found playing open-air concerts for their neighbors in upper Manhattan, collaborating with living Black composers and songwriters, seeking out more wrongfully overlooked music to add to their quickly-growing repertoire. Prior to the COVID-19 shutdown of the performing arts, the quartet’s members (violinists Monica Davis and Adda Kridler, violist Angela Pickett and cellist Laura Metcalf) enjoyed busy performance schedules both on tour internationally with chamber groups such as award-winning string quintet Sybarite5 and in the orchestras of top Broadway musicals.
Vivaldi's Virtual "Summer"
click on the video above to watch the performance by: Guillaume Pirard, violin Monica Davis, violin Jessica Meyer, viola Caleb van der Swaagh, cello Pete Donovan, Audio/Video Editor
A Message from Music for Montauk
The Music from Montauk team sincerely hopes you and your loved ones are safe and well.
With a strong belief in the power of music to inspire, comfort and bring people together, we will continue to offer musical programming for the 2020 Season. While the current challenges may keep us at a physical distance, they also drive new ideas and ways of interacting. We will bring this innovative spirit to engage you all this season.
Please stay tuned for news about upcoming projects, performances, and musical content.
We are grateful and fortunate to have a family of supportive musicians and audience members commited to creating community and connection through music.