Dear Meadowmount Family,
Meadowmount 2019 will be a landmark summer – our 75th Anniversary. And after all these many years, we still offer the very best of what Meadowmount is known for throughout the world.
Special Guest Artists helping us celebrate this summer will be alumni Ani Kavafian, James Ehnes and Lynn Harrell. The Ehnes Quartet will be featured on the Annual Benefit Concert, August 4. Additional guests will include pianists Lydia Artymiw and Dmitri Vorobiev (who was in the first class of piano students in1993) and violist Daniel Avshalomov.
It would be fantastic to have you join us this summer. I realize how difficult this might be so to encourage you, we will offer three cocktail parties in the Galamian Studio, 5pm: July 20 (Ani Kavafian in residence), July 27 (Ivan Chan joins the jury for the String Quartet Play-off Competition) and August 4 (James Ehnes and the Benefit Concert). I promise terrific hors d’oeuvres, spirits and spirited reminiscing!
I am very happy to announce two new faculty appointments. After two years as a guest teacher and performer, Julia Lichten will join the cello faculty as a full-time member. Violinist and Lynn University Professor Carol Cole will join Elmar Oliveira in creating a joint violin studio.
While we continue to renovate and re-imagine the facilities, I am very happy to let you know that the Sally Thomas Recreation Center opened on schedule last summer. It is a stunning modern, air-conditioned space of 2500 sq. ft. with enormous windows and lots of wood. In addition to the ping-pong/pool table hall, there are centers for chess and board games, casual conversation, a large classroom, two massage rooms and four quartet rehearsal studios. It is really quite beautiful and provides the students a greater sense of community. Follow this link to a video walk-through: Link To SG Thomas Recreation Building
Despite a number of big changes, the Meadowmount Experience I promote and the Meadowmount Experience you enjoyed and believed in is still very much the same and very much alive in our 75th Anniversary session. As all of our alumni know, Meadowmount is more than just a name with a history. It’s an idea. It is also a discipline: a strenuous seven weeks in the Adirondacks that have produced more than a few tears but, more importantly, has produced an incredible amount of accomplishment and success. I am committed to keeping this idea alive.
Please check this website frequently as there will be many wonderful additions to announce. If you are in the area, we would be honored to have you join us. As family, you are always welcome!