Summer Concert Series

Hotchkiss,  Elfers Anniversary Concert

Summer Portals offers a free concert series to the Portals community and the public. World-renowned artists — like pianists Oxana Yablonskaya and Leonel Morales — and student performers share the stage in Hotchkiss’s state-of-the-art music facilities, the Katherine M. Elfers Hall in the Esther Eastman Music Center, where audiences can enjoy incredible acoustics and clear views of Lake Wononscopomuc and the Berkshire-Taconic mountains. Concert-goers can picnic on the Hotchkiss grounds.

Summer Concert Series 

Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center

Below you can view a sample of Summer Concert Series Program held in 2019

Hotchkiss Summer Portals 2019 Piano Concerts
Sunday, July 14 - 4:00 p.m.
Dimitry Rachemanov 
Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Scriabin
Tuesday, July 16 - 7:30 p.m.
Oxana Yablonska
Scarlatti, Chopin, Schubert-Liszt
Saturday, July 20 - 7:30 p.m.
Fabio and Gisele Witkowski with the Fine Arts Quartet 
Haydn - String Quartet op. 74 No. 6
Milhaud - Scaramouche for two pianos
Mozart - Concerto for two pianos, K. 365
Monday, July 22 - 7:30 p.m.
Yuri Bogdanov
Bach, Mussorgsky
Thursday, July 25 - 7:30 p.m.
Leonel Morales and Leo De Maria Balakirev, Brahms, Liszt, Granados
Saturday, July 27 - 7:30 p.m.
Grand Finale Concert 
Young and Guest artists share the stage for an exciting final performance
Saturday, July 20 - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 21 - 4:00 p.m. 
* Tuesday, July 23 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24 - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 26 - 7:30 p.m.
*at Carnegie Hall, NYC. Please visit for tickets.
Picnic grounds open two hours prior to concerts for additional information please check our website