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Sommerwind… it’s both a seminal work by Anton Webern and (in English) an indispensable part of the Frank Sinatra canon. Either way it speaks to a breeze’s warm caress, to memory, nostalgia, and the bittersweet passing of time. For us it also conjures summer in the Catskills, the uncanny beauty of the light, the water, the green sloping of the mountains, the old friends we cherish and the new ones we make every summer. Singing of all that and more is music from the singularity between old and new, with works from Brahms, Debussy, Webern, and Alexander von Zemlinsky, one of the most brilliant and intoxicating voices from fin de siècle Vienna. Add to the mix the playful, crystalline music of composer in residence Harold Meltzer, the unbounded creativity of our chamber music immersion fellows, and music for the fiery Sunrise of filmmaker F.W. Murnau, and this summer positively shimmers.