Musical Conversations with Maria Zemantauski and Alturas Duo at Gardner Farm Inn

AlturasDuo_MariaZ6:30 pm • Saturday, November 18th 2017
Gardner Farm Inn • Troy NY

Gustav Mahler has been quoted as saying ““In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience.” As a lover of all things chamber music…yes, even the string quartet… I question the use of the word  “merely.” But then again, Mahler did have some pretty big stuff going on. I prefer to go along with celebrated biographer Catherine Drinker Bowen’s take on chamber music… as “a conversation among friends.”

With Thanksgiving around the corner and the winter months ahead, this weekend seems like a good time to embrace friendships—old and new—and great music. This is exactly what one will find in Troy this weekend when the Gardner Farm Inn hosts a flavorful evening of Spanish and South American sounds and edibles that is bound to delight just about anyone.

On Saturday evening, in the parlor of the Gardner Farm Inn, there is a special performance entitled “Strumming from A to Z” featuring the virtuosic sounds of guitarist Scott Hill and charango player Carlos Boltes of the Alturas Duo with music of the South American folk and oral tradition as well as contemporary classical, and regional favorite Maria Zemantauski, widely acclaimed nylon-string guitarist and composer whose style is heavily influenced by Spanish classical and flamenco music and dance. With guitars and other plucked string instruments, one can explore the worlds of South American and flamenco strumming. A buffet dinner designed to complement the South American and Spanish musical delights will follow the performance so audience and performers can top off the evening socializing with one another… rekindling old friendships and making new ones. After an incredibly intense and crazy week, an engaging evening of intimate music, good friendship with a delicious meal seems like a great way to warm the soul.

Should you wish to learn more about this musical soirée, click here or call John Hughes at the Gardner Farm Inn at (917) 509-5110 as reservations are required.

Happy musicking this weekend!

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