- Maverick Concerts' Music Director Alexander Platt
Maverick Concerts in Woodstock has been presenting world-renowned ensembles at its iconic "music chapel in the woods" since 1916. Its 103rd season continues with a treasure trove of performances including a special Young People's presentation with Sphinx virtuoso Gwen Laster (violin) on August 4—No Racism, No Hate, No Fear; jazz great Fred Hersch on August 4; and Nilson Matta's Brazilian Voyage on September 1. In celebration of Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday August 25, the Maverick Chamber Orchestra, conducted by maestro Alexander Platt, will offer SONGFEST—Bernstein's final masterpiece, with the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice. Maverick's award-winning Chamber Music Festival continues through September 2 with Trio Solisti and stunning string ensembles: the Jupiter, Danish, Amernet, and Borromeo. "This festival has been among the finest in the history of The Maverick," says Music Director Alexander Platt. "It just doesn't get any better."