Marshall Miles Interviews Peter Askim, Next Festival of Emerging Artists Celebrates the David M. Hunt Library on Sat, June 2 at 7 p.m. with a Free Concert at Music Mountain

Music Mountain’s Next Festival of Emerging Artists concert benefits library

Music Mountain event welcomes public free of charge

The Next Festival of Emerging Artists celebrates David M. Hunt Library on Saturday, June 3 at 7 p.m. with a free concert featuring renowned Grammy-nominated violinist Jennifer Koh and conductor Peter Askim leading a string orchestra of young professional musicians performing contemporary works by Anna Clyne and Caroline Shaw, the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Ms. Koh has been called “one of our most thoughtful and intense musicians” by the New York Times.

The concert is free; donations benefit the library. A refreshment tent with sips and small bites will open at 6 p.m. For reserve seating, call the library at 860-824-7424.

Founded in 2013 by Artistic Director Peter Askim, the Next Festival of Emerging Artists is an immersive residency for young (20-30 years old) professional string players focused on musical exploration, entrepreneurial thinking, and contemporary performance practice. This year’s fifth anniversary festival runs from May 28 through June 10. After a week at Music Mountain in Falls Village, the festival moves to New York City.


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