Bringing Chamber Music to Glens Falls

Summerland Music Society is intent on enriching the cultural landscape of the Adirondacks by presenting audience-friendly concerts that combine traditional classical repertoire with modern chamber music gems. Multimedia presentations frequently enhance performances by internationally recognized guest artists. Past programs have included silent films with live piano accompaniment as well as collaborations with the Chapman Historical Museum, the Hyde Collection, New York Times bestselling author Andrew Sean Greer, French literature scholar Dr. Domenica Newell-Amato and actors Hillary Parker and David Baecker. In 2016, Summerland Music Society organized a cultural exchange with musicians from the Sonyachne Kolo Festival in Kharkov, Ukraine.

In 2012, Summerland Music Society began its residency in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Library. Concerts take place in the library’s Christine L. McDonald Community Room, located in the heart of downtown Glens Falls, New York. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted.

Carol Minor - Summerland Music Society - Glens Falls concerts

Carol Minor

Artistic and Executive Director

A native of Lake George, New York, pianist Carol Minor performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. She has appeared in recitals in New York, Boston, London, Taiwan and Canada.

Concert venues include London’s Regent Hall, Kaohsiung Cultural Center in Taiwan, Jordan Hall, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute and the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra’s Musicbridge Festival. Other appearances include the Kleshinski Concert Series, Carnegie Room Concerts, New York University, Manhattanville College, University of New Haven, Tolland Arts Council, Upper Hudson Musical Arts, WMP Concert Hall and the Hyde Collection.

Ms. Minor’s interest in contemporary works has led to performances at many of New York City’s new music spaces including the Tank, the Stone and Roulette. She has commissioned pieces from Pozzi Escot, Lawrence Dillon, Curtis K. Hughes, Yumi Hara Cawkwell, Izzi Ramkissoon, Guy Barash and collaborated with composers Kaija Saariaho, Joan Tower, Karel Husa, Nancy Van de Vate and Robert Cogan on performances of their music. She has also taken part in the Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance at Mannes College and New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice.

Ms. Minor received a Master of Music degree from the State University of New York at Purchase as a student of Marc Silverman and Diane Walsh. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School (University of Hartford), studying piano with Margreet Francis and chamber music with the Emerson String Quartet.

Ms. Minor was formerly a faculty member at the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival, New England Music Camp, Rockland Conservatory, Music School of Westchester and Church Street School for Music and Art in Manhattan. She has worked as a staff pianist at Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, CT and ballet pianist for the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase. She currently teaches at Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY.

Ms. Minor is the Founding Artistic and Executive Director of Summerland Music Society, a concert series that brings world-class chamber music to the Adirondacks in upstate New York. She also works as a freelance production manager at venues throughout New York City.

Summerland Music Society

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