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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Music

Mission: To stimulate public interest in musical performing arts

Programs: To stimulate public interest in musical performing arts and afford the rural public an opportunity to see and hear such performances through a music festival and other performances and lecture demonstrations.

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

We have so enjoyed the performances held by The Honest Brook Musical
Festival... in the "barn" during the summer and in private homes over winter. Such lovely surroundings and memorable programs.
They continue their high standard of having such professional and
wonderful artists and we consider ourselves so fortunate to have
them available in our area.

Previous Stories
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Board Member

Rating: 5

The HBMF concerts have been such treasures to be found in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Over the past several years of attending, have found that the artists and performances have been amazing and look forward to another season. The talent is of the highest caliber and we are fortunate to have the availability of such beauty nearby.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of the best experiences in the Catskill Mountains. I have brought friends and relatives to the concerts and they are amazed at the quality of production in such a rural area. The setting is fantastic. We in the Catskills are most fortunate to have The Honest Brook Festival. Not to be missed and important to be supported.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is my first season of winter concerts and have enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to attending the summer concerts as well. It is nice to have culture close by so that one does not have to travel several hours to hear great music. Michael keep up the good work and the great selection of artists.

9

Donor

Rating: 5

Have attended several performances in each of the past few years, and have found their musical choices of performing artists to be consistently of the highest quality. This organization is an artistic gem to be cherished.

9

Donor

Rating: 5

Have been going to the Honest Brook concerts for the past 16 years...The artists presented are some of the finest young artists performing today.We are so lucky to have these concerts performed in a fabulous barn in the summer and in people's homes in the winter...Honest Brook Music Festival enriches the lives of our community.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Michael Cannon finds extraordinary musicians for the Honest Brook Concerts. I have heard wonderful music going far beyond the classical top 40 performed by expert if not widely known artists. The winter concerts held in people's home provides an opportunity to meet and get to know others who appreciate fine music. It is a privilege to be involved in even a very small way with this organization.

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been attending the Honest Brook Music Festival for many years. The muscians are consistantly first rate and the settings, both the barn during the summer and at area homes in the winter are charning and intimate. The ability to be up close to these very talented musicians gives you a fresh appreciation of their musical ability. Coupled with tasty refreshments and a pleasant appreciative audience, this is a venue that is hard to beat.

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I split my time between NYC and Delhi and although I attend many concerts in NYC, I find the performances I attend with Honest Brook Music Festival, both in the barn in the summer and peoples' homes in winter to provide an intimacy with both the music and the musicians that the others in larger concert halls do not. Also, it is clear from the consistently high quality of the performers that Michael Cannon puts a lot of thought and care into his selections. I have been attending these concerts for the past 10 years and I have always felt them to be extremely satisfying. It feels that this is the way solo and chamber music was meant to be heard. I am truly grateful for their presence in the Catskills!!

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am an amateur pianist and cellist and I love nothing more than hearing chamber music in a intimate and pleasant setting. Honest Brook blows it out of the water. Both the summer barn and the winter private home venues are just great. They have a good variety of wonderful musicians with a great mix of old favorites and unusual programming. There have been some priceless moments over the years like hearing a Brahms trio with the smell and sound of rain in the background with accents of thunder and lightning. It doesn't get any better.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

When we moved from NYC to the Catskills our friends all wondered how we could give up the city's great cultural resources. But thanks to HBMF we haven't had to. The Honest Brook concerts bring us the same quality of music we enjoyed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln center-- at affordable prices and in beautiful venues. We especially enjoy the winter concerts which are presented in people's homes--chamber music as it was truly meant to be heard. Each concert ends with a reception where the musicians and music lovers can meet.