Ulster Chamber Music Series
After a 1969 performance by the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Society’s Monteux Quartet, the Ulster County Council of the HVP Society scheduled two concerts for 1970, and by 1971 the three concert winter series had been established. The 2018 series marks the 50th anniversary season of the Ulster Chamber Music Series, with 3 concerts per season since 1970. The concerts have been held at the acoustically superb Church of the Holy Cross in Kingston.
The series has featured a number of chamber groups over the years drawn from the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. Other noteworthy artists have included the Manhattan String Quartet, the New York Baroque Ensemble, and Nexus Percussion with local artist and entrepreneur Gary Kvistad, as well as noted musicians like Gilbert Kalish on piano and Walter Trampler on viola. Each concert is followed by a meet-the-artist reception. Congratulations to the Board and the many supporters of the Ulster Chamber Music Series on 50 years of beautiful and innovative music-making!
Pictured to the left:
L to R front: Thomas Keehn, Pres., Cecelia Keehn, Sec. Karen Hinderstein, Vice Pres., Kathy Thomas, Ruth Matthews, Kay Sutka, Lydia Newcombe, Treas., Sue Rafkind
L to R back: Karl Kelbaugh Joseph LaRusso
Absent: Jane Barsumian, Lonnie Kulick, Willa Loescher, Cornelia McGiver, Allison Rubin