Steve Ross and the Arianna Quartet Are Scheduled at Music Mountain

On June 29 at Music Mountainsinger and pianist Steve Ross — “the crown prince of cabaret” — presents a selection of songs from Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Fred Astaire and Irving Berlin as part of the Twilight Series. 
On June 30, the Arianna Quartet presents a mixed program of Wolf’s Italian Serenade, Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden,” and Mendelssohn’s Viola Quintet in B Flat Major with violist Richard Young.

Gordon Hall
Steve Ross: The Songs of Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Fred Astaire and
Irving Berlin

“Astaire style with wry aside striking comic” –The New York Times

The “Crown Prince of New York Cabaret” is what Steve Ross was dubbed many years ago. He hasn’t lost his title. In fact, the only change today would be dropping “New York.” In the past decade alone Steve has performed around the country and around the world in every kind of venue – from Rio de Janeiro to Sydney, from Carnegie Hall to Lincoln Center and from cabarets to theaters.

Ross says, “So many of the songs we sing are about love in some form or other; it’s the emotion we’re always trying to be reminded of most of all.”

Tickets: $34 (available online at

Gordon Hall
Arianna Quartet
Richard Young, Viola
Wolf: Italian Serenade
Schubert: String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”
Mendelssohn: Viola Quintet in B Flat Major, Op. 87

Hailed for their outstanding musicianship, the Arianna String Quartet has firmly established itself as one of America’s finest chamber ensembles. Their performances have been praised for “tonal warmth, fastidious balance…expressive vitality” (Chicago Tribune) and “emotional commitment and fluent virtuosity,” (Pretoria News, South Africa). Formed in 1992, the ASQ garnered national attention by winning the Grand Prize in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, First Prize in both the Coleman and Carmel Chamber Music Competitions, and were Laureates in the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition.

Tickets: $39 (available online at

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