It’s been about a month since we finished up the 2017 season, and it was, once again, a resounding success. We hosted 124 ensembles and more than 40 composers, which added up to about 500 individuals! Needless to say, the new West Wing was filled from the moment we were able to use it. As in the past, the ensembles’ specialties spanned most of music history, from medieval vocal ensembles to the most unusual instrumentations and compositions. On the “traditional” side, we had 13 string quartets, 6 piano trios/quartets, 2 wind quintets, and 8 early music ensembles. We also had 60 outreach events in 15 different venues. It is abundantly clear how important these events have been for cementing our excellent relationships within the community of Boscawen, and other neighboring towns.
Chamber orchestras and vocal ensembles of varying size and repertoire filled out the roster. Our residents came from all parts of the USA, as well as Israel, and Canada, and within some American groups, musicians from all over the world. Every musician reiterated with gratitude, that Avaloch is providing a unique and unparalleled experience, an essential resource for their development, and most extraordinarily, makes them feel truly valued. And of course, the fabulous food definitely has a lot to do with everyone’s sense of well-being!
If you are interested, please go to the Residents page of our website to learn more about the ensembles and composers who joined us.