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Sunset Chamber Music – Ariana Kim

Ariana Kim Violin


Red Newt Cellars is pleased to welcome violinist Ariana Kim to the March 2017 Sunset Chamber Music series. Guests at this “Sunset Recital” will experience a world-class musical performance combined with elegant wine, delicious morsels, and an incredible sunset. Sunday, March 19th

March 19th Program:
Augusta Read Thomas “Rainbow Bridge to Paradise”
-solo violin, dedicated to Ariana
Janacek Sonata – with Mary Holzhauer, pianist
Bluegrass tunes with Rick Manning!
Continue reading Sunset Chamber Music – Ariana Kim

Red Newt Bistro – Best Winery Restaurants in America

food and wine

food and wine

The Bistro at Red Newt, Red Newt Cellars, Hector, NY

First established alongside the Red Newt Cellars by Debra Whiting in 1998, the Red Newt Bistro has always celebrated the region’s best farmers—and without patting themselves on the back for it too much. The winery gained early acclaim as one of the top Riesling producers in the Finger Lakes. After Whiting passed away in 2011, the Bistro has morphed into a friendly counter-service operation under the direction of chef Jeremy Personius, with modern comfort-food favorites ranging from a kale Caesar salad to kimchi grilled cheese and griddled mac-and-cheese with ham, bacon, or pickled peppers. With a wood-burning stove and cozy interior, it’s welcoming in all seasons but especially inviting in the winter.

December Sunset Concert: Alexander, Birr, Morgan, Waterbury

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Sunday December 11th, doors at 3pm, concert at 4pm.
Red Newt Cellars is pleased to welcome percussionist Conrad Alexander, pianist Diane Birr, oboist Paige Morgan and violinist Susan Waterbury  to the December 2016 Sunset Chamber Music series. Guests at this “Sunset Recital” will experience a world-class musical performance combined with elegant wine, delicious morsels, and an incredible sunset.  Sunday December 11th, 2016

-Harbison “Varied Trio” for Violin, Percussion, and Piano 
-Bach Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin  
-Dring Trio for Flute (Violin), Oboe and Piano
Wines and food served until 4pm .
Doors open at 3pm.  Concert begins at 4pm.  
Online reservations: click here Continue reading December Sunset Concert: Alexander, Birr, Morgan, Waterbury

Sunday Afternoon Schubert

Sunday Afternoon Schubert

Sunday, Nov. 13th, 1pmstring quartet
Relaxing, Intimate, personal …

… is what chamber music is meant to be.  This Sunday, the Red Newt Bistro will be transformed into a delightfully elegant, relaxing and informal venue to enjoy music, company and great food. You will not be finding an awkward, stiff silence on Sunday. Never you mind the occasional ring of glass, the clinking of silverware and the muffled tones of relaxation.  The room will be filled with music… as well as conversation with the musicians.  You won’t feel like the musicians are separated on a stage, but rather a part of the milieu of wine, food and relaxation.

Sunday November 13th, 1pm
Schubert String Quintet in C  
Composed in September of 1828, during the final weeks of Schubert’s life, the Quintet in C for two violins, viola and two cellos was the composer’s last instrumental work and ranks among his greatest accomplishments. Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Schubert

Live Chamber Music Sunday – Prokofieff

Relaxing, Intimate, personal …
… is what chamber music is meant to be.  This Sunday, the Red Newt Bistro will be transformed into a delightfully elegant, relaxing and informal venue to enjoy music, company and great food.  In contrast to what one may expect of a recital of Prokofiev and Mozart, you will not be finding an awkward, stiff silence on Sunday. Never you mind the occasional ring of glass, the clinking of silverware and the muffled tones of relaxation.  The room will be filled with music… as well as conversation with the musicians.  You won’t feel like the musicians are separated on a stage, but rather a part of the milieu of wine, food and relaxation.

Sunday October 30th, 1 – 2:30pm
Prokofiev String Quartet No. 2 and other classical works Continue reading Live Chamber Music Sunday – Prokofieff

October Sunset Chamber Music: Yampolsky – Simkin – Waterbury

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Sold out.  Thank You!


Red Newt Cellars is pleased to welcome pianist Miri Yampolsky, Cellist Elizabeth Simkin and violinist Susan Waterbury  to the October 2016 Sunset Chamber Music series. Guests at this “Sunset Recital” will experience a world-class musical performance combined with elegant wine, delicious morsels, and an incredible sunset. Sunday, October 2nd.

– Bach Sonata IV in C minor, BWV 1017, for Violin and Keyboard
– Kodaly Sonata for Cello and Piano
– Brahms Trio in B Major, Op. 8, for Piano, Violin, and Cello
Continue reading October Sunset Chamber Music: Yampolsky – Simkin – Waterbury

Sunset Chamber Music – Susan Waterbury & Calvin Wiersma

Sunset Chamber MusicRed Newt Cellars is pleased to welcome violinists Susan Waterbury and Cal Wiersma to the February 2016 Sunset Chamber Music series. Guests at this “Sunset Recital” will experience a world-class musical performance combined with elegant wine, delicious morsels, and an incredible sunset. Sunday, February 28th.

-Sonata for two violins, Op 56 (1932) – Serge Prokofieff
-Sonata No. V for two violins – Jean-Marie Leclair
-Six Caprices for Violin Duo, caprice Nos. 2 & 3 – Behzad Ranjbaran
-Tunes for Violin – Mark O’Connor Continue reading Sunset Chamber Music – Susan Waterbury & Calvin Wiersma

Sunset Chamber Music – Nicholas Walker & Elizabeth Simkin

Sunday, December 6th  Doors open 3:30pm, 4:30pm performance
Wines by the glass, tasting plates available.
$15 admission ($10 students\seniors)

double bassist / composer Nicholas Walker
double bassist / composer Nicholas Walker
Cellist Elizabeth Simkin
cellist Elizabeth Simkin

Reserve tickets here (seating limited)

Red Newt Cellars is pleased to welcome Double bassist/composer, Nicholas Walker, and cellist, Elizabeth Simkin.  Guests at this “Sunset Recital” will experience a world class musical performance combined with elegant wine, delicious morsels, and an incredible sunset. Continue reading Sunset Chamber Music – Nicholas Walker & Elizabeth Simkin