2018 Season
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  • Tuesday   August 7, 2018
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Leonard Bernstein's America
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  • Wednesday   August 8, 2018
  • the home of Craig and Barbara Froelich • 6:30 PM
  • An "Extraordinary" Summer Suite
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  • Thursday   August 9, 2018
  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:00 PM
  • Backstage Pass: Beyond the Notes
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Opening Night
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  • Friday   August 10, 2018
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • The Danish String Quartet
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  • Saturday   August 11, 2018
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 7:30 PM
  • The Joshua Redman Quartet
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  • Tuesday   August 14, 2018
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Leonard Bernstein's America
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  • Thursday   August 16, 2018
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Eliot Fisk: A Family Affair
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  • Friday   August 17, 2018
  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:00 PM
  • Prelude Concert
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • America Singing
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  • Saturday   August 18, 2018
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 7:30 PM
  • Leonard Bernstein's Candide
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  • Sunday   August 19, 2018
  • First Presbyterian Church • 2:00 PM
  • KidsFest: Bernstein on Broadway with The Knights
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  • Tuesday   August 21, 2018
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Leonard Bernstein's America
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  • Thursday   August 23, 2018
  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:00 PM
  • Backstage Pass: Why Schubert?
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Schubert Up Close
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  • Friday   August 24, 2018
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Songs from Home
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  • Saturday   August 25, 2018
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 7:30 PM
  • Beethoven under the Stars
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  • Tuesday   August 28, 2018
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Leonard Bernstein's America
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  • Wednesday   August 29, 2018
  • The Mandana Barn • 11:00 AM
  • KidsFest: Drum it Up!
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  • Thursday   August 30, 2018
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Jupiter String Quartet & Andy Akiho
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  • Friday   August 31, 2018
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Beethoven's Last Call
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  • Saturday   September 1, 2018
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 7:30 PM
  • The Mark O'Connor Band
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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
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

Zoe Johnson
Zoe Johnson
Soprano
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Zoe Johnson, Soprano

Zoe Johnson, a soprano from Los Angeles, is a graduate of the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program. At Bard, she appeared as soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah with the TON Orchestra, under the baton of Leon Botstein. She also premiered works by Andy Vores and Matthew Schickele in concert with Dawn Upshaw and the Bard Vocal Arts Program at the Morgan Library in New York City. This season, Zoe appears in concert at the Aspen Music Festival, in Candide with The Knights at Tanglewood, and makes her debut in Street Scene and Don Giovanni with Virginia Opera. She recently appeared as Michelle Taylor in the world premiere of Intruder-The Musical at the Hudson Guild Theater in New York City, as part of the New York Theater Festival. In March, she performed the role of Lena in Ana Sokolovic's Serbian chamber opera, Svadba, at the Bard Fisher Center. Other recent credits include Queen of the Night with the Albany Symphony (2017), Fire, Princess and Nightingale in L'enfant et les Sortileges with Robert Spano at the Aspen Music Festival, and Rosalba in Florencia en el Amazonas at the Fletcher Opera Institute.

Performing:
Friday, August 17

Luke MacMillan
Luke MacMillan
Baritone
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Luke MacMillan, Baritone

Baritone and Oregon native Luke MacMillan currently studies at the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program under the direction of world-renowned Soprano Dawn Upshaw, Kayo Iwama, Sanford Sylvan, and Erika Switzer. This year at Bard he was featured in various concerts with the Albany Symphony, singing excerpts and arias from operas by Mozart, Handel, and Verdi. In Spring of 2018, he sang as The Swineherd in John Harbison's Full Moon In March. Additionally, MacMillon joined the Bard Baroque Ensemble in a performance of Bruhns and Rameau Cantatas. This summer he will join the Janiec Opera Company at Brevard, singing as Dandini in La Cenerentola, covering Maximilian in Candide, and soloing in Leonard Bernstein's Mass, conducted by Maestro Keith Lockhart.

Performing:
Friday, August 17


Concert Sponsors:

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