|1944 Avon Lodge|
Music Mountain was founded by Jacques Gordon, founder and first violinist of the Gordon String Quartet, with the primary mission of education through the performance of the chamber music literature, specifically, the music for the string quartet.
Don Appel moved his troupe to the Avon Lodge in the summer of 1942 from Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello.(3)
The concrete bandshell remains although quite decrepit...there is the Navasink River in front of property.(1)
Nicholas Gordon, was the son of the founder and president of Music Mountain in 1981. The publicisct was Donald Kobler.(5)
The Allman Brothers played here on August 22, 1981.
The Beach Boys performed here on September 4, 1981.
Music Mountain is the nation’s oldest and most distinguished continuing summer chamber music festival. It moved to Falls Village , CT sometime after 1982.
The property is for sale.
Jerry performed here on
6/16/82 Jerry Garcia Band
1.)^Miller, Scott, Scottshredder@gmail.com
2.)^Grine Felder, http://www.columbia.edu/~lnp3/mydocs/culture/Grine_Felder.htm
3.)^Caesar, Sid, Caesar's Hours:My Life in Comedy, pg 34
4.)^Watanabe, Ruth, The Gordon Collection of String Music, vol.7, winter 1952, no. 2
5.)^Daytona Beach Morning Journal, 81-05-21, Old Group Dropped Abruptly, pg 17a