2017 Season
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  • Tuesday   August 8, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Following Mozart
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  • Wednesday   August 9, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 11:00 AM
  • KidsFest - WindSync: Peter and the Wolf
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:30 PM
  • Summer Suite featuring Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
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  • Thursday   August 10, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Opening Night: Windsync & Daedalus Quartet
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  • Friday   August 11, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:00 PM
  • Backstage Pass "Been There- Heard That? Music and Places"
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Go/Hear - Italy!
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  • Saturday   August 12, 2017
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 7:30 PM
  • Mozart under the Stars
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  • Tuesday   August 15, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Following Mozart
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  • Thursday   August 17, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • The Great Beyond
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  • Friday   August 18, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:00 PM
  • Prelude Concert
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Go/Hear - England!
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  • Saturday   August 19, 2017
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 7:30 PM
  • A Cabaret Evening with Ute Lemper
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  • Tuesday   August 22, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Following Mozart
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  • Bailiwick Market & Cafe • 5:30 PM
  • Musical Happy Hour
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  • Thursday   August 24, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:00 PM
  • Backstage Pass "Write It For Me: Composers, Performers & Dedicatees"
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Dedication
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  • Friday   August 25, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Go/Hear - Russia!
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  • Saturday   August 26, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 11:00 AM
  • KidsFest with Joey Alexander
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  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 7:30 PM
  • The Joey Alexander Trio
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  • Tuesday   August 29, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Following Mozart
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  • Thursday   August 31, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • ECCO & Brandon Ridenour: I Got Rhythm
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  • Friday   September 1, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Go/Hear - Appalachia!
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  • Saturday   September 2, 2017
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 7:30 PM
  • Festival Finale with ECCO
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Thursday   August 17, 2017 First Presbyterian Church   •   8:00 PM

The Great Beyond

Sure to be memorable, this program features transcendent and profound choral and instrumental music that speaks to eternity, transfiguration, and consolation, culminating in Gabriel Fauré’s ravishing Requiem for chamber orchestra, organ, harp, and solo violin. The exceptional chamber choir Antioch will astonish you with its “clarity of tone and intonation so pure that you could hear the buzz of overtones” (New York Times).

Program:

Zachary Wadsworth: Beati Quorum Remissae
Arvo Pärt: Fratres for violin and piano
Jonathan Dove: Ring Out, Wild Bells from Passing of the Year
Eric Whitacre: A Boy and a Girl; Sleep
Messiaen: Praise to the immortality of Jesus from Quartet for the End of Time
Fauré: Requiem, op. 48
J.S. Bach/Pearson: Prelude and Fugue in E Major, arr. oboe, violin, viola, cello

    



Musicians:

The Antioch Chamber Ensemble
The Antioch Chamber Ensemble

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The Antioch Chamber Ensemble

Widely regarded as one of the finest professional choral ensembles in the United States, The Antioch Chamber Ensemble is currently celebrating its 19th season of exceptional music-making. Under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Joshua Copeland, the ensemble strives to present as diverse a program as possible of the world's greatest choral literature, both sacred and secular, and has performed works ranging from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary masterpieces with a core group of ten to twelve of the New York metropolitan area's finest singers.

Learn more at antiochchamberensemble.org/.

Performing:
Thursday, August 17

Daniel Hege
Daniel Hege
conductor
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Daniel Hege, conductor

Daniel Hege served as the Music Director of the Syracuse Symphony for eleven season. He is currently Music Director of the Wichita Symphony, Principal Guest Conductor of the Tulsa Symphony, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Binghamton Philharmonic. Recent and upcoming guest conducting engagements include appearances with the Rochester, Buffalo, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Naples Philharmonics; the Louisville, Sarasota and Florida Orchestras; and the Houston, Edmonton, Pacific, Puerto Rico, Hartford, Omaha, Madison, Tucson, Charleston and Virginia symphonies.

Learn more at www.cmartists.com/artists/daniel-hege.htm.

Performing:
Thursday, August 17

Jesse Mills
Jesse Mills
violin
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Jesse Mills, violin

Two-time Grammy nominated violinist Jesse Mills enjoys performing music of many genres, from classical to contemporary, as well as composed and improvised music of his own invention. In 2004, Mills made his concerto debut with the Chicago's Ravinia Festival Orchestra. He has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada, including concerts at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the Metropolitan Museum, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Boston's Gardener Museum, and the Marlboro Music Festival. He has also appeared at prestigious venues in Europe, such as the Barbican Centre of London, La Cité de la Musique in Paris, Amsterdam's Royal Carré Theatre, Teatro Arcimboldi in Milan, and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels.

Learn more at www.longy.edu/academics/faculty/jesse-mills/.

Performing:
Thursday, August 17

Peggy Pearson
Peggy Pearson
Oboe
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Peggy Pearson , Oboe

Oboist Peggy Pearson is a winner of the Pope Foundation Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Music. Lloyd Schwartz, who received the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, called her "my favorite living oboist." Peggy has performed solo, chamber, and orchestral music throughout the US and abroad. She is solo oboist with the Emmanuel Chamber Orchestra, an organization that has performed all of the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach. She is also a member of the Bach Aria Group. According to Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe, "Peggy Pearson has probably played more Bach than any other oboist of her generation; this is music she plays in a state of eloquent grace." Ms. Pearson is the founding director of, and oboist with, Winsor Music, and also a founding member of the chamber group La Fenice. She has toured internationally and recorded extensively with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and has appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Orchestra of St. Luke's as principal oboist, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Music from Marlboro. In addition to her freelance and chamber music activities, Ms. Pearson has been an active exponent of contemporary music. She was a fellow of the Radcliffe Institute in contemporary music, and has premiered numerous works, many of which were written specifically for her. As artistic director of Winsor Music, Inc., Ms. Pearson organized the Winsor Music Consortium (a project to commission works for oboe) and has premiered over 20 works in her chamber music series. She has been on the faculties at Songfest, the Tanglewood Music Center (Bach Institute), Boston Conservatory, MIT, the Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati), Wellesley College, the Composers Conference at Wellesley College and the Longy School of Music of Bard College. She is currently on the faculty of the Bach Institute, a collaboration between Winsor Music, Emmanuel Music and Oberlin College

Performing:
Thursday, August 17

Aaron  Wunsch
Aaron Wunsch
Piano
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Aaron Wunsch, Piano

Praised for his bold interpretations and communicative sensitivity, pianist Aaron Wunsch appears regularly on concert stages throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. In addition, he makes frequent recital and teaching tours to China and Indonesia. Also lauded for his chamber music performances, he collaborates with artists including cellist Lynn Harrell, clarinetist Charles Neidich, violinist Rolf Schulte, and the New York Woodwind Quintet. A vigorous proponent of contemporary music, he works closely with composers including Charles Wuorinen, Steve Stucky, Chen Yi, Fred Lerdahl, Kaija Saariaho, and Thomas Adès. He has recorded works by Anton Weber and Nico Muhly.

Wunsch graduated cum laude from Yale College and then was a Fulbright Fellow at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He completed Master's and Doctoral degrees at The Juilliard School. His piano teachers included Peter Frankl, Karlheinz Kämmerling, Robert McDonald, Andras Schiff, Jerome Lowenthal, and Claude Frank.
Wunsch teaches music history, chamber music, and piano at The Juilliard School. In addition to his post as co-artistic director of the Skaneateles Festival, he is co-artistic director of the Music Mondays concert series in New York City.

Learn more at aaronwunsch.com/.

Performing:
Thursday, August 17


Concert Sponsors:

Seiglinde Wikstrom

Guest Artist Sponsors:

The Antioch Chamber Ensemble sponsored by Ivan and Mimi Ace
Jesse Mills sponsored by Roland and Tacie Anderson
Aaron Wunsch sponsored by The Skaneateles Consortium: George Bain, Sam & Debby Bruskin, Dana & Susan Hall, and Ron Sampson
Daniel Hege sponsored by Andrea Latchem