photo of High Peaks Orchestra musician

Photo: Arthur Dominguez. Courtesy Catskill High Peaks Festival. All rights reserved.

Stockbridge, MA, August 13, 2014—Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening of music with the Catskill High Peaks Festival Orchestra on Monday, August 18, starting at 5:30 p.m. Comprised of renowned faculty and international young artists from the world’s top conservatories, the orchestra will present Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite, plus selections from Arvo Pärt, Johannes Brahms, and Antonio Vivaldi. A reception will follow the performance, which is free with regular Museum admission.

The Catskill High Peaks Festival is a performing and teaching summer institute bringing together renowned musicians, pedagogues and exceptionally gifted international students. It is held in the Northern Catskill Mountains, surrounded by the iconic scenery – mountain peaks, water falls and charming hamlets – that inspired the Hudson River painters, and that continues to inspire generations of artists, musicians and writers. Faculty and guest performers have included such respected classical musicians as guitarist Eliot Fisk; violinists Shmuel Ashkenasi, Ara Gergorian and Stefan Milenkovich; pianists James Tocco, Michael Chertock, and Vassily Primakov and cellist Yehuda Hanani. Learn more at