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  • Tuesday   July 30, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Music and the Visual Arts
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  • Thursday   August 1, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • The 40th - Opening Night
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  • Friday   August 2, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Aizuri Quartet: Different Trains
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  • Saturday   August 3, 2019
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
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  • Tuesday   August 6, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Music and the Visual Arts
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  • Wednesday   August 7, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Hilary Hahn & Lera Auerbach: Dreams and Visions
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  • Thursday   August 8, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Hilary Hahn & Lera Auerbach: Dreams and Visions
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  • Friday   August 9, 2019
  • TBA • 11:00 AM
  • Hilary Hahn: BYOB(aby)
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:00 PM
  • Backstage Pass: 40 Years: How to Plan a Festival (in 400 Easy Steps)
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Piano Festival
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  • Saturday   August 10, 2019
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Hilary Hahn: Bach Under The Stars
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  • Tuesday   August 13, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
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  • Wednesday   August 14, 2019
  • The Mandana Barn • 11:00 AM
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  • TBA • 6:00 PM
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  • Thursday   August 15, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:00 PM
  • Backstage Pass: Finding the Muse: Then and Now
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • The Romantic Imagination
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  • Friday   August 16, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • All in Rhythm
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  • Saturday   August 17, 2019
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
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  • Tuesday   August 20, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Music and the Visual Arts
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  • Thursday   August 22, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:00 PM
  • Prelude Concert featuring Kaelem Michel
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Bon Appétit!
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  • Friday   August 23, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Café Music
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  • Saturday   August 24, 2019
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Festival Finale in memory of Louise Robinson: with David Zinman and the Festival Orchestra
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Friday   August 17, 2018 First Presbyterian Church   •   8:00 PM

America Singing

The Brooklyn-based orchestra The Knights return to Skaneateles, this time with 13 singers, to celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday (in August). First, they present a program of all American music – both favorite and little-known songs and ensemble music by Bernstein, Sondheim, Copland, and Samuel Barber, including music for brass quintet, piano trio, and Barber’s iconic Adagio for Strings.

Program:

George and Ira Gershwin: “The Man I Love” from Lady Be Good!
George and Ira Gershwin: “Embraceable You” from Girl Crazy
Kern and Hammerstein: “Bill” from Show Boat
Rogers and Hammerstein: “If I Loved You” from Carousel
Loesser: “Luck Be A Lady” from Guys and Dolls
Rogers and Hammerstein: “Getting to Know You” from The King and I
Lerner and Loewe: “I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady
Bernstein and Sondheim: “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere” from West Side Story
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Bernstein: Brass Quintet
Copland: Hoedown (arr. violin / piano)
Foss: Capriccio
Gershwin: arr. Heifetz excerpts from Porgy and Bess for Violin and Piano

    



Musicians:

The Knights
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The Knights

The Knights are a collective of adventurous musicians, dedicated to transforming the orchestral experience and eliminating barriers between audiences and music. Driven by an open-minded spirit of camaraderie and exploration, they inspire listeners with vibrant programs that encompass their roots in the classical tradition and passion for artistic discovery. The orchestra has been proud to tour and record with renowned soloists including Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, Béla Fleck, and Gil Shaham, and has performed at such prestigious institutions as Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, and the Vienna Musikverein. The Knights' notable accomplishments include a 2017 Grammy Award nomination for a recording with master violinist Gil Shaham; a performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater as part of the NY Phil Biennial; The Knights' debut at Carnegie Hall in the New York premiere of Steven Stucky and Jeremy Denk's opera The Classical Style; a U.S. tour with banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck; a European tour with soprano Dawn Upshaw; residencies at Dartmouth, Penn State, and Washington, D.C.'s Dumbarton Oaks; frequent festival appearances at Ravinia, Caramoor, Big Ears, and Tanglewood; and nine years of free summer performances at Central Park's Naumburg Orchestral Concerts, Bryant Park, and BRIC's Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park.

Performing:
Friday, August 17


Concert Sponsors:

David Graham, the Jean Graham Trust, and Fred & Ginny Marty

Guest Artist Sponsors:

The Knights sponsored by Koko Fuller