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An Invitation from Robert Manno and Magdalena Golczewski

Robert Manno and Magdalena Golczewski
Photograph by Susumu Sato.
Robert Manno and Magdalena Golczewski

Our contribution form is available in PDF format here. (You'll need a copy of Adobe Reader—if you don't have Adobe Reader installed, you can download it here.) Just print a copy of the form, select your contribution level, and mail the completed form to WCMF, 740 County Route 32C, Windham, NY 12496. Please note that the form will take a few minutes to download over a dial-up connection.

Dear Music Lovers,

Welcome to the 10th season of Windham Chamber Music Festival concerts in the acoustically superb and historically preserved Windham Performing Arts Center.

Because of the generosity of arts supporters like you, for the past 6 years many of our recorded concerts have been featured nationwide on National Public Radio's "Performance Today" program. The live recordings chosen by NPR come from many of the world's finest musical organizations, and it is an honor to be in such company.

We are grateful for our ongoing close partnership with the Catskill Mountain Foundation and the very generous in-kind donations provided to WCMF by the Foundation and by Ruder Finn.

Our 2006 season opens on February 18th with a special winter concert featuring the great piano/vibes jazz duo of Frank Kimbrough and Joe Locke. This is an evening of great music-making that is not to be missed!

On July 15th the ever-popular 2006 Mountain Top Gala Summer Concert will feature the Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra along with the great violinist James Buswell and the brilliant young pianist Meng Chieh-Liu in his Mountain Top debut. Mendelssohn's Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings is the featured work.

On July 29th we are pleased to once again present the distinguished resident artists of the Amati Music Festival in an exciting program of wonderful classical music.

August 19th brings a very special debut. Margaret Lattimore, the wonderful Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano, will present an enchanting program of vocal music by Mahler, Schubert, Saint- Saëns, Mozart, Brahms and Chausson. She will be joined by pianist John Churchwell and the Windham Festival Chamber Ensemble conducted by Robert Manno. The evening's featured work will be Mahler's poignant Songs of a Wayfarer.

Finally, on September 2nd we are honored to once again present Vladimir Pleshakov and Elena Winther. This year the great duo piano team will be joined by violinist and WCMF Co-Director, Magdalena Golczewski and cellist Ashley Bathgate in a program of music by Haydn, Hummel, Rachmaninoff and Strauss, as well as a premiere by Robert Manno.

Please join us!

Your support has made it possible to build an ongoing chamber music festival that attracts world-class performers to the Mountain Top as well as continuing to give the Northern Catskill area national exposure over National Public Radio.

We hope that you will continue to support the Windham Chamber Music Festival! Thank you so much!

Robert Manno   Magdalena Golczewski

Tickets, Reservations and Membership Information:
Windham Chamber Music Festival
PO Box 771, Windham, NY 12496
518-734-3868 (phone or fax) or
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Tickets available in Windham at Carole's Gift Emporium, Catskill Mountain Country Store, Windham Public Library, and in Hunter at the Catskill Mountain Foundation Bookstore.

Member ticket prices apply to members of the Windham Chamber Music Festival, Catskill Mountain Foundation or WMHT/WRHV-FM.

The Windham Chamber Music Festival is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The 2006 Season is made possible in part through a grant from the Greene County Council on the Arts and through the generosity of area businesses and individuals.

A copy of the latest annual report filed with the State of New York may be obtained by contacting either Windham Chamber Music Festival, Inc., or the NY State Attorney General, Dept. of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10271.