2017 Season
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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 • 7:00 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Friday   August 18, 2017 First Presbyterian Church   •   8:00 PM

Go/Hear - England!

The second “Go / Hear” program takes us to England, with wide-ranging music by Tallis, Purcell, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Thomas Adès, and – of course – The Beatles. In between musical selections spanning six centuries, see the sights of England past and present, along with visual projections of paintings by Turner, Blake, and Whistler. Artistic Directors Aaron Wunsch and Julia Bruskin and the pitch-perfect choir Antioch perform, among others.

Program:

Tallis: Loquebantur variis
English Renaissance Madrigals
Vaughan Williams: Three English Folk Songs
Elgar: Violin Sonata
Purcell: Fantazia a 3 in D Minor
Britten: Phantasy Quartet for oboe and strings
Adès: Court Studies from The Tempest
Mealor: Ubi caritas for the Royal Wedding
The Beatles: song arrangements

    



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:
Friday, August 18

Julia Bruskin
Julia Bruskin
Cello
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Julia Bruskin, Cello

Since her concerto debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 17, Julia Bruskin has established herself as one of the premiere cellists of her generation. She has soloed with conductor Jahja Ling at Avery Fisher Hall as well as with the Nashville, Utah, Virginia, and Pacific Symphonies, among others. Her CD of music by Beethoven, Brahms, and Dohnanyi was praised by Fanfare magazine for its "exquisite beauty of sound and expression." She is a frequent guest at summer music festivals, now especially as co-director of the Skaneateles Festival with her husband, Aaron Wunsch. They often plays solo recitals together. She is also a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City.

A founding member of the critically acclaimed Claremont Trio, Bruskin has recorded and toured extensively with the group. Their recording for Bridge Records of the Beethoven "Triple" Concerto with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra has received rave reviews.

Bruskin teaches at the Juilliard Pre-College. She completed the five-year double degree program at Juilliard and Columbia University. Her major teachers have included Timothy Eddy, Joel Krosnick, Andres Diaz, Norman Fischer, and Nancy Hair.

Learn more at www.metorchestramusicians.org/julia-bruskin/.

Performing:
Friday, August 18

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:
Friday, August 18

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:
Friday, August 18

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:
Friday, August 18

Ivan  Yumagulov
Ivan Yumagulov
Piano
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Ivan Yumagulov, Piano

Ivan Yumaguvlov, the 2017 Robinson Award Winner, is a passionate and driven pianist. He is set to graduate from Charles W. Bakers high school this May, and plans to attend Ithaca College post graduation. He will study music performance and education. Ivan is an exemplary musician, and shows continual dedication to building his character and community, ideals Robinson Award strives to recognize from year to year. The festival is extremely excited to welcome this young talent in the 2017 season.

Performing:
Friday, August 18


Concert Sponsors:

Peter and Elsa Soderberg

Guest Artist Sponsors:

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