Music for Montauk’s Spring Fling Opens the Season

A free concert on Saturday afternoon at 4 at the Montauk School auditorium
Joanna Maurer and Annaliesa Place performing at an outdoor concert last year

Milos Repicky, who, with his wife, Lilah Gosman, directs the Montauk Music Festival, promises “everything from the most intimate song to a Mozart symphony this season,” and, judging from the program of the festival’s Spring Prelude, he plans to make good on that promise. The prelude, a free concert on Saturday afternoon at 4 at the Montauk School auditorium, will launch the festival’s 2017 season.

The concert will include Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor; Debussy’s “La Fille aux Cheveux du Lin,” performed in an arrangement for a string quartet; Francis Poulenc’s “Fiancailles Pour Rire,” and Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quintet in D minor. The program will conclude with Bellini’s “Qui la voce Sua Soave” from “I Puritani,” which will be performed by the entire Music for Montauk ensemble.

The musicians will include Annaliesa Place (violin), Diego Garcia (cello), and Mr. Repicky (piano). They will be joined by Joanna Maurer (violin) from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Angela Pickett (viola) of Sybarite 5. Emily Pogorelc, a soprano, will provide “eloquent lyricism and requisite vocal fireworks for the program,” according to the festival.

A post-concert Spring Awakening party will be held from 5:30 to 7 at Gosman’s restaurant. Reception tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door.

The festival’s summer series will take place from Aug. 20 through Aug. 27 with concerts at Third House (Montauk County Park), Fort Pond House, and the Art Barge, a new venue that will feature the Pedro Giraudo Trio performing “Mozart for Montauk” and a sunset salon of new works.

The season will conclude on Oct. 29 with a staged version of Hugo Wolf’s “Italienisches Liederbuch” under the leadership of the pianist Mikael Eliasen of the Curtis Institute.