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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Saturday   September 2, 2017 Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards   •   7:30 PM(Rain location: Saturday Rain Locations are currently TBD)

Festival Finale with ECCO

Festival favorite ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra) returns with its inimitable blend of energy, virtuosity, and “sheer exuberance” (New York Times). These principals of major orchestras and members of leading chamber ensembles are each accomplished soloists – and when they come together, their “warm glow” is magical. The program includes Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 (with trumpeter Brandon Ridenour), Pierre Jalbert’s pulsating String Theory, and romantic composer Josef Suk’s heart-melting Serenade. Local restaurant, Rosalie's Cucina, will offer a buffet from 5-6:30pm. For more information, call 315.685.2200

Program:

Dvorák: Nocturne for String Orchestra
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Jalbert: String Theory
Suk: Serenade

    



Musicians:

ECCO
ECCO

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ECCO

In 2001, a group of musicians colleagues and friends from leading conservatories and music festivals across the country envisioned the creation of a democratically run, self-conducted chamber orchestra. The result was ECCO, a dynamic collective that combines the strength and power of a great orchestral ensemble with the personal involvement and sensitivity of superb chamber music.
ECCO is comprised of some of today's most vibrant and gifted young string players — soloists, chamber musicians, principals of major American orchestras, and GRAMMY award winners. ECCO members play with the symphony orchestras of Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, St. Louis, Seattle and Boston among others. Members also play with the Enso, Jasper, Johannes, Jupiter, Parker, and Ying Quartets, as well as the Horszowski Trio, Trio Cavatina, Sejong Soloists, Time for Three, Konomichi and Chamber Music Society II. For a few concentrated periods of time each year, the members of ECCO meet for rehearsal and musical exploration.
In 2012 ECCO celebrated its first decade with the release of its first commercial recording. It includes Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings in C Major Op. 48, Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a and the exuberant and surprising "La Follia" Variations for String Orchestra, arranged by ECCO's own Michi Wiancko after Francesco Geminiani's Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D minor.
ECCO's 2014-15 season includes their debut at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and Concerts International in Memphis as well as return visits to the Skaneateles Festival, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Peoples' Symphony Concerts.


Learn more at eccorchestra.org/.

Performing:
Saturday, September 2

Brandon Ridenour
Brandon Ridenour
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Brandon Ridenour, trumpet

Brandon Ridenour is a winner of the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition. His wide-ranging activities as a soloist and chamber musician, paired with his passion for composing and arranging, are evident in his versatile performances and unique repertoire.

In the 2015-16 season, Brandon makes his Carnegie Hall recital debut at Weill Recital Hall (CAG Winners series) and other featured recitals include: Northeastern Illinois University's Jewel Box Series in Chicago; Chamber Music Society of Little Rock; The Regina Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University (NY); and St. Vincent College Concert Series, near Pittsburgh.

As a concerto soloist, Brandon appears in 2015-16 with the South Bend Symphony and Modesto Symphony, and is also featured with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for its annual performances of Bach's complete Brandenburg Concertos.

At the age of twenty, Brandon became the youngest member ever to join the iconic Canadian Brass, a position he held for seven years. While with the group, he played in distinguished venues around the world, performed on television, recorded ten albums, and received three Juno Award nominations.

Brandon has appeared as a concerto soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Indianapolis, Jacksonville, and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras. He has played with leading ensembles including the New York Philharmonic, International Contemporary Ensemble, the Knights, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Other solo performances include the Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Hall, and Carnegie Hall, where he most recently appeared in a performance of Penny Lane alongside Sting and James Taylor.

Brandon is the winner of the 2006 International Trumpet Guild solo competition and a recipient of the Morton Gould ASCAP Young Composer Award. He has recorded three solo albums; his latest release is Fantasies and Fairy Tales which features his own virtuosic arrangements of classical masterworks for trumpet and piano.

A graduate of The Juilliard School and an alumnus of Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW, Brandon began playing piano at the age of 5 under the tutelage of his father, Rich Ridenour, with whom he still performs frequently in recital and with Pops Orchestras. Brandon is also a part of chamber groups Decoda, Founders, and USEFULchamber.

Brandon is also a Wedge Mouthpiece Artist.

Learn more at www.brandonridenour.org/.

Performing:
Saturday, September 2


Concert Sponsors:

This concert is made possible with support from the Noreen and Michael Falcone Fund for Artistic Excellence

Guest Artist Sponsors:

ECCO sponsored by Koko Fuller
Brandon Ridenour sponsored by Dr. Paul and Linda Cohen, Dr. Brendan McGinn & Rebecca Cohen, and Dr. Paul & Mary Torrisi