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Ariana Kim – Dmetri Novgorodsky – Sunset Chamber Music

Violinist Ariana Kim ~ Pianist Dmetri Novgorodsky


Red Newt Cellars is pleased to welcome violinist Ariana Kim and pianist Dmitri Novgorodsky 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”
Janacek Sonata
Continue reading Ariana Kim – Dmetri Novgorodsky – Sunset Chamber Music

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
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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

Kelby James Russell Wines Offers Two New Releases

Building on the popularity of  the KJR 2014 Dry Rosé, Kelby Russell announces the release of two new wines.

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Kelby Russel, winemaker

Kelby James Russell Wines first began as a casual brainstorm at Red Newt Cellars, where owner and winemaker David Whiting suggested that a separate wine project might be an important creative outlet for Kelby. With a diverse selection of vineyards and wine styles, the label promises to bring something new to the wine world; ‘off-beat’ wines both in reference to their musical inspiration as well as their individual spirit.

2013 Riesling

  • The 2013 Kelby James Russell Riesling was inspired by the style of one of the world’s great and overlooked Riesling producing countries, Australia.   Made with 100% Riesling from the Tango Oaks Vineyard in Seneca Lake’s Banana Belt region, it is a Finger Lakes twist on an age-worthy style.Following an even growing season and dry autumn, the Riesling was picked the morning of October 24th, 2013.  Following pressing and settling, the juice was fermented at a cool temperature using a staged addition of two different yeasts to enhance its crispness.Bone dry with an intense aromatic profile of lilac and lime, this wine was bottled under screwcap in July of 2014 and has been allowed to mature for a year in bottle prior to release.  Please enjoy this wine with a song as beautifully jagged as I hope you find this Riesling: “Maggot Brain” by Funkadelic.
  • Vineyard: Tango Oaks Vineyard; Southeast Side, Seneca Lake
  • Harvest: October 24th, 2013; 20.1 Brix
  • Vinification:
    • 14 day Fermentation with VIN13 and QA23 yeasts.
    • Aged in Stainless Steel tank for 9 months.
  • Bottling:
    • July 9th, 2014
    • Residual Sugar: 0.2%
    • TA: 7.0g/L
    • pH: 2.95
    • Alcohol: 11.0%
    • 124 Cases Produced
  • UPC: 706057102581

2013 Cabernet Franc:

  • The 2013 Kelby James Russell Cabernet Franc was made to be an unabashed, stainless steel-aged, dry red wine from its light color to its refreshing finish.   Made with 100% Cabernet Franc from the Nutt Road Vineyard at Anthony Road Wine Company, this wine was bottled in July of 2014 and has had a year in bottle prior to release for maturation.Following an even growing season and dry autumn, the Cabernet Franc was picked the morning of October 19th, 2013.  The grapes were destemmed and then cold soaked for three days prior to the onset of fermentation.  Pressed off after alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged in stainless steel and neutral oak barrels for 8 months.This delicately colored red wine explodes on the nose and palate with aromas of raspberries, sour cherry, and wet rocks.  Please enjoy this wine with a song that feels as good as I hope you find this Cabernet Franc: “We Were Rock & Roll” by Janelle Monáe.
  • Vineyard: Nutt Road Vineyard at Anthony Road Wine Company; West Side, Seneca Lake
  • Harvest: October 19th, 2013; 21.2 Brix
  • Vinification:
    • 72 Hour Cold Soak.
    • 14 day Fermentation with 3001 yeast.
    • Aged in Stainless Steel and Neutral Oak Barrels for 9 months.
  • Bottling:
    • July 31st, 2014
    • Residual Sugar: 0.1%
    • TA: 6.0g/L
    • pH: 3.4
    • Alcohol: 12.0%
    • 142 Cases Produced
  • UPC: 706057102598