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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

The 40th Season: Opening Night

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Thursday, August 1, 2019, 8:00 PM


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

Haydn String Quartet in B minor, Op. 64, No. 2
Caroline Shaw Blueprint
Gabriella Smith Carrot Revolution
Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Performers include Aizuri Quartet; Aaron Wunsch, piano.


Aizuri Quartet: Different Trains

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Friday, August 2, 2019, 8:00 PM


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

Hildegard von Bingen Columba aspexit (Looking at the Dove)
Steve Reich Different Trains
Dvorák Sextet in A Major, Op. 48

Performers include the Aizuri Quartet; Julia Bruskin, cello; Steven Doane, cello


Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Saturday, August 3, 2019, 8:00 PM


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

The Festival welcomes the sensational banjoist and composer Béla Fleck for the first time, joined by his wife, fellow banjo-player and captivating singer-songwriter Abigail Washburn. The Grammy-winning duo will astonish you with its blend of musical genres, pushing "far beyond the bluegrass expectations of their chosen instrument: toward Africa, Asia, jazz... traversing a world of possibilities" (New York Times).

A program of classic songs and original works to be announced from the stage.

Rain location: TBA


Hilary Hahn & Lera Auerbach: Dreams and Visions

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 8:00 PM

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Thursday, August 8, 2019, 8:00 PM


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

NOTE: The same program will be performed on August 7 and August 8.

Prokofiev Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, Op. 35
Work for Solo Violin TBA
Lera Auerbach World premiere of a new work for violin and piano, commissioned by the Skaneateles Festival
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Hilary Hahn, violin; Lera Auerbach, composer and piano


Piano Festival

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Friday, August 9, 2019, 8:00 PM


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

Mozart, arr. Czerny Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro"
Schubert Storms of Life, D. 947
Brahms Rhapsody, op. 79, no. 2
Tchaikovsky Selections from "The Nutcracker"
Rachmaninoff Valse and Romance
Debussy Isle of Joy
PDQ Bach The Civilian Barber Overture
Stravinsky, arr. Babin Movements from "Petrushka"

Performers include Elinor Freer, piano; Andrew Russo, piano; Diane Walsh, piano; Robert Weirich, piano; Aaron Wunsch, piano


Hilary Hahn: Bach Under the Stars

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Saturday, August 10, 2019, 8:00 PM


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

Bach Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042
Bach Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Bach Cantata No. 147, "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"
Bach Cantata No. 208, "Sheep May Safely Graze"

Rain location: TBA


The Romantic Imagination

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Thursday, August 15, 2019, 8:00 PM


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

Schumann Kreisleriana, op. 16
Clara Wieck (Schumann) Three Romances for Violin and Piano, op. 22
Brahms Sonatensatz for Violin and Piano
Schumann Adagio and Allegro, op. 70
Brahms Trio in C minor, op. 101

Performers include Elinor Freer, piano; Stefan Jackiw, violin; Conrad Tao, piano; David Ying, cello.


All in Rhythm

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Friday, August 16, 2019, 8:00 PM


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

Copland Sonata for Violin and Piano
Conrad Tao All I Had Forgotten or Tried To for Violin and Piano (new work, 2019)
Stravinsky Suite Italienne for Cello and Piano
Chopin, arr. Franchomme Selections for 4 Cellos
Zanella Fantasia Orientale for 6 Cellos
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasilieras No. 1 for 8 Cellos

Performers include Julia Bruskin, cello; Steven Doane, cello; Elinor Freer, piano; Lindsay Groves, cello; Stefan Jackiw, violin; Conrad Tao, piano; David Ying, cello


Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Saturday, August 17, 2019, 8:00 PM


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

The Skaneateles Festival is proud to welcome back Wynton Marsalis and the full Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for an evening of classic jazz favorites, interspersed with Wynton's engaging and illuminating commentary on the music. Get your tickets early to hear the reigning king of swing and his all-star orchestra.

Program of classic jazz selections to be announced from the stage.

Rain location TBA.


Bon Appétit!

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Thursday, August 22, 2019, 8:00 PM


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

Barber Summer Music
Gershwin Summertime
Carter Wind Quintet
Bernstein La Bonne Cuisine
Lee Hoiby Bon Appétit! with Abigail Fischer as Julia Child

Performers include Dorian Wind Quintet; Abigail Fischer, soprano; Aaron Wunsch, piano



Café Music

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Friday, August 23, 2019, 8:00 PM


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

Piazzolla Histoire du Tango
Paquito d'Rivera Aires Tropicales
Lalo Schifrin La Nouvelle Orleans
Francaix L'heure du berger
Arturo Marquez Danza del Mediodia
Selected French, German, and American café songs by Poulenc, Piazzolla, Gershwin, Kurt Weill, and in the style of Edith Piaf

Performers include Dorian Wind Quintet; Abigail Fischer, soprano; Aaron Wunsch, piano


Festival Finale in memory of Louise Robinson
David Zinman, conductor
Featuring Gail Williams, horn

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Saturday, August 24, 2019, 8:00 PM


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

Mozart Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major, K. 447
Pierre Jalbert World premiere of a Festival commission
Mendelssohn Symphony in A Major, Op. 90, "Italian"


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