SEARSMONT — Muzzy Ridge Concerts, the intimate concert series launched by composer Robert Sirota in 2021, returns for a second season with four performances in August. The 2022 concerts will take place in the Searsmont studio where Sirota has composed much of his music over the past 35 years. Concerts will be approximately 60 minutes long with no intermission. Indoor seating is limited to 40 patrons, with additional outdoor seating on the covered patio for another 15.

Robert Sirota presents the second series of Muzzy Ridge Concerts in Searsmont Aug. 20, 21, 27 and 28. Photo courtesy of Jensen Artists

Tickets for all four Muzzy Ridge Concerts performances are now on sale at robertsirota.com/muzzy-ridge-concerts.

On Saturday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 21, at 3 p.m., world-renowned composer Nico Muhly and Nadia Sirota will perform Muhly’s music for piano and viola. On Saturday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 28, at 3 p.m., oboist Regina Brady, violist Jonah Sirota, and pianist Victoria Sirota will perform a program of J. S. Bach’s “Concerto in C minor” for oboe and violin; August Klughardt’s “Schilflieder (Reed Songs)” for oboe, viola and piano, based on poetry by Nikolaus Lenau; and “COVID OBOE VIOLA OVID” by Jonah Sirota.

Describing the 2022 season, Robert Sirota said, “Last summer we launched Muzzy Ridge Concerts at our home in rural Searsmont, Maine, starting small with two concerts on successive weekends in August, held in the 800 square foot studio I designed and had built 12 years ago as my work and performance space. Our goal was to bring world-class live chamber music to Searsmont. The initial concerts sold out immediately, and were a resounding success.

For August 2022 we have gone from two concerts to four, and have expanded our seating capacity by building a portico over the stone patio which opens out from the performance space. This year’s concerts feature the Sirota family and friends, all internationally celebrated musicians. We invite you to our house to experience chamber music in this beautiful and intimate setting.”