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 • 7:30 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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 24, 2017 First Presbyterian Church   •   8:00 PM

Dedication

The Claremont Trio brings its signature blend of “passion and precision” (Boston Globe) back to Skaneateles for a program of music inspired by the people for whom it was written – Beethoven’s masterpiece, the “Archduke” Trio, for his patron and composition student Archduke Rudolph; Brahms’s Clarinet Trio for clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld, who inspired the composer to come out of retirement (with Alan Kay, clarinet); and Gabriela Lena Frank’s bewitching ode to music from Perú, Folk Songs, dedicated to the Claremont Trio.

Program:

Beethoven: "Archduke" Trio
Gabriela Lena Frank: Folk Songs
Brahms: Clarinet Trio

    



Musicians:

Claremont Trio
Claremont Trio

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Claremont Trio

(Emily Bruskin, violin; Julia Bruskin, cello; Andrea Lam, piano )

Lauded as "one of America's finest young chamber groups" by TheStrad, the Claremont Trio is sought after for its virtuosic and richly communicative performances. First winners of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award, and the only piano trio ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Claremonts are consistently praised for their "aesthetic maturity, interpretive depth, and exuberance" (Palm Beach Daily News).

During the 2014-15 season the Claremont Trio performedat the Library of Congress (DC), the San Miguel International Festival (Mexico), the Sanibel Music Festival (FL), Concerts at the Point (MA), Music Mondays (NY), Dayton Vanguard Concerts (OH), the Rockport Chamber Music Festival (MA), and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (MA). Highlights of recent seasons include concerts at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, for the Chamber Music Societies of Phoenix, Dallas, Sedona, Cincinnati, Detroit, San Antonio, and the Universities of Washington, Wisconsin, and Missouri.

Bridge Records released the Claremont Trios recording of the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and Beethovens Trio Op. 1 No. 1 in 2012 to critical acclaim. Their discography also includes trios by Ravel, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Arensky, Leon Kirchner, Ellen Zwilich, Paul Schoenfield, Mason Bates, and a collaborative disc with clarinetist Jonathan Cohler which received a Critics CHOICE award from BBC Magazine.

The Claremont Trio was formed in 1999 at the Juilliard School. Twins Emily and Julia Bruskin and pianist Andrea Lam are all based in New York City near their namesake: Claremont Avenue.


Learn more at claremonttrio.com/.

Performing:
Thursday, August 24

Alan Kay
Alan Kay
clarinet
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Alan Kay, clarinet

Clarinetist Alan R. Kay is Co-Principal Clarinetist and a former Artistic Director of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and serves as Principal Clarinet with New York's Riverside Symphony and the Little Orchestra Society. He also performs as principal with the American Symphony and the Orchestra of St. Luke's. Mr. Kay's honors include the C.D. Jackson Award at Tanglewood, a Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award, Juilliard's 1980 Competition, and the 1989 Young Concert Artists Award with the sextet Hexagon later featured in the prizewinning documentary film, "Debut." Mr. Kay is a founding member of Windscape and Hexagon; he appears regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. His summer festivals include the Yellow Barn and Skaneateles Festivals, and his innovative programming at for the New York Chamber Ensemble is a feature of the Cape May Music Festival. Mr. Kay taught at the Summer Music Academy in Leipzig, Germany in 2004 and teaches at the Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School and Stony Brook University. He has served on the juries of the International Chamber Music Festival in Trapani, Italy, Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. A virtuoso of wind repertoire, Mr. Kay has recorded with Hexagon, Windscape, the Sylvan Winds, Orpheus and numerous other ensembles. His arrangements are available at Trevco Music Publishing and International Opus.

Learn more at www.juilliard.edu/faculty/alan-r-kay.

Performing:
Thursday, August 24

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 24


Concert Sponsors:

Seiglinde Wikstrom

Guest Artist Sponsors:

Claremont Trio and Aaron Wunsch sponsored by The Skaneateles Consortium: George Bain, Sam & Debby Bruskin, Dana & Susan Hall, and Ron Sampson