Faculty, students take the stage for Taconic Music’s second festival week

Taconic Music’s fifth summer festival continues with its second faculty concert on Saturday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester Village.

The concert opens with contemporary composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout.” The piece, which combines elements of Western classical and Andean folk music, features Joana Genova and Heather Braun, violins; Ariel Rudiakov, viola; and Tom Landschoot, cello.

The concert continues with composer Amy Beach’s Three Pieces for Violin and Piano, opus 40 (published in 1899), performed by Genova and pianist Jon Klibonoff. The final piece is Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Sextet in D Major, opus 110, with Braun, violin; Amadi Azikiwe and Rudiakov, violas; Landschoot, cello; Steven Moran, double bass; and Klibonoff, piano.

Additionally, on Saturday morning, June 26, from 10:30 to noon, Taconic Music has its weekly open dress rehearsal at the Riley Center — an opportunity to observe the casual interaction among all the musicians as they put the finishing touches on the program.