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Mayfest Wine Notes!

mayfestMayfest: Cornell’s International Chamber Music Festival

Red Newt is pleased to host sommelier Thomas Pastuszak for a special tasting and  concert this Saturday, May 20th at 4:30pm.

A tasting of six Finger Lakes Rieslings from Herman J Wiemer, Keuka Lake Vineyards, and Red Newt will be followed by the Schumann Piano Quintet, first movement, and two folk selections from Hungary and Taiwan for string quartet.

Why Wine and Music? “…’interpretation’ is one of the most important factors of classical performance – the written music is the same, and everyone has access to it, but what makes performances so different is how the musicians interpret the piece.  What if we applied the theme of ‘interpretation’ to Riesling and explore  individual house styles (each vintner’s ‘interpretations’ of Dry Riesling) and show just how different they can be?

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Sunday Afternoon Chamber Music – 7th

Sunday Afternoon Chamber Music

Sunday, May 7th, 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.

Chavez String Quartet No. 2 
Mendelssohn Piano Trio in C minor
Beethoven String Quartet Op. 95 “Serioso”

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Sunset Chamber Music – Trilllium Trio with Kyle Armbrust


Red Newt Cellars is pleased to welcome back the Trilllium Trio (pianist Miri Yampolsky, Cellist Elizabeth Simkin and violinist Susan Waterbury) joined by Kyle Armbrust to the April 30th 2017 Sunset Chamber Music series.

April 30th Program:

Shostakovich Piano Trio
(Trilllium Piano Trio:  Simkin, Yampolsky, Waterbury)

Faure Piano Quartet
Trillium trio with Kyle Armbrust, Viola
Wines and lite fare available.

Doors open at 5:00pm.  Concert begins at 6:00pm.  $20 admission – ($15 student/senior)  Seating limited – reserve tickets here
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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!
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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.  
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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
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October Sunset Chamber Music: Yampolsky – Simkin – Waterbury

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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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