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Skaneateles Festival

97 E. Genesee St.
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Phone: 315-685-7418
music@skanfest.org
Website: www.skanfest.org
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Skaneateles Festival Coming Events

Opening Night

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Thursday, August 9, 2018, 8:00 PM


First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles
97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles

Mendelssohn Variations concertante, Op. 17
Paganini, arr. Milsten Paganiniana
Xavier Foley Falling Seagull
Derek Bermel world premiere of a Festival commissioned work
Vaughan Williams Piano Quartet

Derek Bermel, composer; Julia Bruskin, cello; Xavier Foley, double bass; Tai Murray, violin; Masumi Per Rostad, viola; Aaron Wunsch, piano

Join us before the concert at 7:00 pm for Backstage Pass: Beyond the Notes. Tai Murray and Xavier Foley join composer-clarinetist Derek Bermel to discuss their collaboration on the new Festival-commissioned work. Find out how the composer turns inspiration into notes and the performers turn notes back into inspiration.


The Danish String Quartet

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Friday, August 10, 2018, 8:00 PM


First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles
97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles

Haydn Quartet in C Major, Op. 1, No. 1 ("The Hunt")
Mendelssohn Quartet in A minor, Op. 13
Traditional Nordic folk music, arr. Danish String Quartet


The Joshua Redman Quartet

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Saturday, August 11, 2018, 7:30 PM


Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards
2433 W. Lake Rd., Skaneateles

Program of jazz standards and new works to be announced from the stage.

Rain location TBD.


Eliot Fisk: A Family Affair

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Thursday, August 16, 2018, 8:00 PM


First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles
97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles

Vivaldi arr. Fisk Concerto for Two Mandolins in G Major, RV 532
Rodrigo Tonadilla for Two Guitars
Tárrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Rodrigo Fandango
Falla Homenage pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy
Tárrega Estudio Brillante de Alard
Chopin Fantasie in F Minor, Op. 49
Bach arr. Fisk Cello Suite in E-flat Major, BWV 1010
Albéniz Torre Bermeja
Halffter Habanera
Albéniz Sevilla

Eliot Fisk, guitar; Zaira Meneses, guitar; Raquel Fisk, piano


America Singing

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Friday, August 17, 2018, 8:00 PM


First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles
97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles

American songs by Bernstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sondheim, and others
Barber Adagio for Strings
Bernstein Brass Quintet
Copland Hoe Down (arranged for violin and piano)
Foss Capriccio
Gershwin arr. Heifetz excerpts from Porgy and Bess for Violin and Piano

Performers: The Knights

The performance will be preceded by a Prelude Concert at 7:00 pm, featuring violinist Hannah Kang, the 2018 Robinson Award winner, performing music by Beethoven, Kreisler, and Glazunov.


Leonard Bernstein's Candide

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Saturday, August 18, 2018, 7:30 PM


Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards
2433 W. Lake Rd., Skaneateles

A semi-staged, costumed concert version of Bernstein's hilarious hit Broadway musical, Candide

The Knights; Sharleen Joynt, soprano; Alex Mansoori, tenor; Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Alexander Elliott, baritone

Rain location TBA


KidsFest: Bernstein on Broadway with The Knights

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Sunday, August 19, 2018, 2:00 PM


First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles
97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles

What's it like to perform on Broadway? How do we use songs to tell stories? In this fun, interactive program for kids of all ages, The Knights will show you! Many of their members have performed in hit shows. Don't miss this primer on Broadway, featuring music by Leonard Bernstein and others.


Schubert Up Close

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Thursday, August 23, 2018, 8:00 PM


First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles
97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles

Schubert Selected Impromptus for Piano
Schubert Selected songs
Schubert Auf dem Strom ("On the River"), D.943
Schubert Rondo in B minor for Violin and Piano, D. 895
Schubert Piano Trio in E-flat Major, D. 898

Inon Barnatan, piano; Julia Bruskin, cello; Anthony Marwood, violin; Nicholas Phan, tenor

Join us before the concert at 7:00 pm for Backstage Pass: Why Schubert? We'll discuss Schubert's unflinching quest to explore all sides of the human condition, in conversation with Nicholas Phan, Anthony Marwood and Aaron Wunsch.


Songs from Home

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Friday, August 24, 2018, 8:00 PM


First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles
97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles

Beethoven arr. Irish Folk Songs for Tenor and Piano Trio
Britten arr. Folk Songs (including "Greensleeves")
Reza Vali Two Persian Folk Songs for Cello and Piano
Vaughan Williams Folk Song: How Cold the Wind Doth Blow (arranged for tenor/violin/piano)
Debussy Petite Suite for Piano Four Hands
Brahms Folk Songs and Children's Songs
Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25

Inon Barnatan, piano; Julia Bruskin, cello; Anthony Marwood, violin; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Melissa Reardon, viola; Aaron Wunsch, piano


Beethoven under the Stars
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor, conductor
Featuring Inon Barnatan, piano

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Saturday, August 25, 2018, 7:30 PM


Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards
2433 W. Lake Rd., Skaneateles

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor")
Adam Schoenberg Canto
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67

Rain location TBA


KidsFest: Drum it Up!

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 11:00 AM


Mandana Barn
1274 State Route 359 (Lacy Road), Skaneateles

Get ready to make some noise! Andy Akiho is a whiz on the steel drum and a master of using everyday objects to create music. The Jupiter Quartet will show how they, too, can turn even stringed instruments into percussion.


Jupiter String Quartet and Andy Akiho

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Thursday, August 30, 2018, 8:00 PM


First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles
97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles

Debussy String Quartet in G minor
Andy Akiho Solo for Steel Pan
Andy Akiho In/Exchange
Schumann Piano Quartet, Op. 47

Jupiter String Quartet; Andy Akiho, steel drum; Aaron Wunsch, piano


Beethoven's Last Call

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Friday, August 31, 2018, 8:00 PM


First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles
97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles

Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18, No. 2
Pierre Jalbert Piano Quintet
Beethoven String Quartet, Op. 131

Jupiter String Quartet; Aaron Wunsch, piano


The Mark O'Connor Band

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Saturday, September 1, 2018, 7:30 PM


Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards
2433 W. Lake Rd., Skaneateles

The Grammy Award-winning Mark O'Connor Band, featuring celebrated fiddler Mark O'Connor, brings the season to a close. In a style both familiar and all its own, the band blends country and pop sensibilities with Americana, bluegrass drive, and the sophistication of chamber music. If you've never heard Mark, you won't want to miss this concert!

Rain location TBD.


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