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07/28/2018 - 5:00 pm

The Creative Spark

Garth Newel Music Center
403 Garth Newel Lane
Hot Springs, VA 24445 United States

4 pm Musical Icebreaker: Members of the Ensō Quartet discuss their collaboration with composer Alyssa Weinburg.

5 pm Concert followed by optional dinner

Alyssa Weinberg:
Still Life (2017) for clarinet and string quartet
This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program,
with generous funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in G major, op.18 no.3

Johannes Brahms:
Sextet No. 1 in B flat Major, Op. 18 for two violins, two violas and two cellos

Ensō String Quartet
Benjamin Mitchell, clarinet
Evelyn Grau,viola
Isaac Melamed, cello


Sesame-Crusted Scallops with Miso Glaze, Pickled Pearl Red Onions, Edamame Pesto and Braised Baby Bok Choy

Fennel, Citrus Salad, Red and Yellow Peppers, Chioggia Beets, Goat Cheese and Black Mustard Seed Dressing

Herb-Crusted Pork Tenderloin, Blackberry-Ginger Sauce, Goat Cheese Polenta, Crispy Kale, Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Fresh Fruit Soup with White Peach Sorbet, Dulce Buttons, Mint Syrup and a Pistachio Lace Tuile


Stay with Us

Complete your Garth Newel experience by spending the night on our 114-acre mountain property. After an evening of music, food and drink, enjoy a short walk to our 1920s Manor House. The spacious and comfortable rooms are quaintly decorated and the original art on display gives you a glimpse into our creative past. A continental breakfast is served in the morning.

The Dining Experience

Garth Newel Music Center has a long tradition of culinary excellence paired with inspiring performances. After many of our concerts our resident chef, Josh Elliott prepares a meal served right in the concert hall. The musicians join the audience in sharing good food and great company.