Music at Red Newt

Relaxing, Intimate, personal …Red Newt Bistro
… is what chamber music is meant to be.  The Red Newt Bistro is a space that is delightfully elegant, relaxing and informal in which to enjoy music, company and great food. Our intimate space, seats no more than 60 guests and is replete with an exquisite Mason & Hamlin BB grand piano.  It is the perfect setting to be wholly immersed in a chamber music experience.

There are two tracks to the music programming at Red Newt.

The Sunset Chamber Music series take place in the early evening in order to capture the beauty of the Finger Lakes sunset over Seneca Lake.  These programs draw on incredible well of musical talent in the Finger Lakes as well as from musicians across the globe.  Several performances are planned each fall and spring, and the focus is not only great music, but in making a connection with the musicians through music and  conversation in an intimate space.  Admission is by reservation and doors open early to allow guests to take a table and order from our special menu of lite fare prior to the start of the concert.  Of course a  great selection of Red Newt wines are also served.

The Lunchtime Music Series is very informal and eclectic.  Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string duos to folk.  Music starts a 1pm and is open to guests free and without reservations.  Lunch is served concurrently from our regular menu from 11am – 3pm.

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Bert Salmirs – Sunday Afternoon Piano

September 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2017

First Sunday of Every Month, 1pm  Please join us at lunchtime on Sunday for this special treat!Bert Salmirs started his musical career at Julliard School of Music, and has been playing piano in the Finger Lakes for over four decades. With a repertoire from the American Song Book that includes jazz, ragtime, Broadway show tunes and more, Bert never fails to show his virtuosity. Some of you may remember him tickling the ivories with the "Bert Sal Trio" across the southern…


Sunset Music “Duo Concertante” Violin & Piano

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Red Newt Cellars welcomes Nancy Dahn (violin) and Timothy Steeves (piano) to the Saturday, September 30th sunset chamber music series concert. Canada’s premiere violin and piano ensemble, Duo Concertante, are partners in music and in life. Their name, Duo Concertante, was taken from the inscription over Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” sonata which reads, “in stilo molto concertante,” implying that the two performers must be equal and dynamic voices. This notion defines Duo Concertante’s artistic relationship. The “Kreutzer” sonata was the first piece the…


Sunset Chamber Music – Trilllium Trio

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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, November 5th. Wines by the glass and tasting fare available. Doors open at 4:00pm.  Concert begins at 5:00pm. Tickets on sale soon Miri Yampolsky made her orchestral debut as a soloist with the Israel…

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