Music Mountain Opens Its 93rd Season on June 5

Music Mountain in Falls Village, Conn., opens its 93rd season with a benefit concert on Sunday, June 5, at 3 p.m. that features this summer’s musical theme: The 250th anniversary of Haydn’s “Sun Quartets,” which are said to have given birth to the string quartet medium as we know it today.

The Rolston String Quartet takes the stage for the June 5 benefit, with acclaimed violist Paul Neubauer. The program includes a Haydn quartet, the Brahms String Quintet in G Major and a new work by German composer Jörg Widmann, his “Hunting Quartet.”

One of the delights of attending a concert at Music Mountain is the mountain itself, which is in a lovely park-like setting. Many patrons sit comfortably on the lawn during the performance (BYOBlankets and chairs); and, naturally, there are picnics.

For those who love the luxurious feel of having someone else make lunch, this year picnics for two can be ordered ahead of time from the popular Le Gamin restaurant in Sharon, Conn. The meals are delivered by 1 p.m. to Music Mountain. Concerts begin at 3 p.m. and last about two hours (with a 20-minute intermission).

No need to order lunch for the June 5 benefit concert, however. Immediately after the performance, the artists will join audience members on the lawn  for a German and Austrian-themed reception catered by Theresa Freund of Freund’s Farm in East Canaan, Conn.

Tickets for the Season Opening Benefit Concert on June 5 range in price from $40 to $85.

This year all seats are reserved; front seats sell at a premium. Lawn tickets are General Admission. Patrons will be able to purchase specific seats from a seating map when buying tickets. Every seat will be a bit larger this year.

To order or get more details, call the Music Mountain box office at 860-824-7126.

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