Reunion 2015

Dear Friends,

Here is a list of concerts and recitals from Blue Hill to Philadelphia in the next three weeks.  We recommend that you pick at least two.  Stay tuned in the next few weeks for: Our thoughts turn to summer and Kneisel Hall as the days are getting longer (warmer to come), Seymour is putting the final touches on the programs (sneak peek below) and the faculty is listening to the hundreds of applications.  By the time of the next newsletter you will have programs and the 2014 class. In the meantime, here are five things to do this month:

1.     Subscribe  – we have new ways to subscribe and we’ll report them next month – but to tantalize you the 2015 performers will be:

Violin: David Bowlin, Jonathan Crow, Ronald Copes, Laurie Smukler

Viola: Doris Lederer, Katherine Murdock

Cello: Jerry Grossman, Dmitry Kouzov, Joel Krosnick, Barbara Stein Mallow

Piano: Jane Coop, Florence Millet, Seymour Lipkin; piano

Guests: Aeolus String Quartet, Telegraph String Quartet, Trio Cleonice

A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra

2.     ADVERTISE in the KH 2015 Program, The price of an ad is the same as last year and ridiculously low and your ad will be seen by receptive audiences all summer long!  Call: 207 -374-2811 or email:

3.     UNDERWRITE a concert – Underwriting is an enormously important piece of our efforts to support the music we love and the young artists’ studies. Call: 207 -374-2811 or email:

4.     Program for ME Students (June 21 -27)- applications are on line ( Sign up your child/student or pass this information to a young Maine music student.

5.     Join ACMI adult players – applications will be on line ( soon. We invite you and your music making friends to spend a week at Kneisel Hall (August 17 – 23).  Email with any questions.

Concerts, Concerts, Concerts

Young Artists:

Fri January 30, 8:00 pm: Alex Shiozaki, violin, with the Juilliard Orchestra ,Takemitsu’s Far Calls. Coming, Far!  Juilliard School, W. 65th St, NYC

Fri January 23, 8:30 pm Joe Puglia, violin School for Strings 419 W 54th St NYC

Sun January 25, 12 noon: Katherine Liccardo, violin, Manhattan School of Music NYC


Tues January 27, 6:00 pm: Laurie Smukler, Seymour Lipkin, All Schubert, Juilliard School, W 65th St NYC

Mon February 2, 6:00 pm : Laurie Smukler, Joel Krosnick  Juilliard School, W 65th St NYC

Sun February 22, 4:30 pm :Laurie Smukler, Joel Krosnick, Mannes College of Music: 150 W. 85 St. NYC