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
  • The Mandana Barn • 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
  • First Presbyterian Church • 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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Saturday   August 18, 2018 Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards   •   7:30 PM(Rain location: TBA)

Leonard Bernstein's Candide

Skaneateles goes Broadway with a concert version of Leonard Bernstein's hilarious hit Candide. Come celebrate what would have been Bernstein’s 100th birthday with a sneak preview of this Tony Award winning musical before it heads to Tanglewood.

Program:

Bernstein: Candide

    



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:
Saturday, August 18

Alexander Elliott
Alexander Elliott
"Maximilian"
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Alexander Elliott, "Maximilian"

Baritone Alexander Elliott begins his 2017-18 season in his house and role debut singing Sonora in La fanciulla del West with New York City Opera. Following his "noble" presentation as John Brooke in Adamo's Little Women last season, he reprises the role in November in his debut with Annapolis Opera. He reprises two additional roles in 2018 - first with Opera Santa Barbara in March as the title role in Il barbiere di Siviglia, followed by his return to the Orlando Philharmonic for Master Peter's Puppet Show. On the concert stage, he returns to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for performances of Haydn's Creation and Handel's Messiah under Music Director Manfred Honeck. Additional recent engagements include his house and role debut as John Brooke in Little Women with Madison Opera, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with the Orlando Philharmonic, and Portland Opera for their inaugural 2016 festival season making two role debuts: as Anthony in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, and as the title role in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.

Performing:
Saturday, August 18

Sharleen Joynt
Sharleen Joynt
"Cunegonde"
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Sharleen Joynt, "Cunegonde"

Coloratura soprano Sharleen Joynt has been praised for her "silvery, sparkling, substantial and resonant soprano" [Die Deutsche Bühne] and "an artistic command that leaves the listener breathless" [Deutschland Radio]. For the 2017/2018 season, Sharleen joins Opera Philadelphia as Winnie in their workshop and production of Sky on Swings, a new opera by Lembit Beecher, starring Frederica von Stade. She returns to Pacific Opera Victoria for her first Musetta in La Bohème, and debuts with both Anchorage Opera and the Tanglewood Music Festival as Cunegonde in Candide. She will be heard with the Bach Society of St. Louis as the soprano solo in Howard Goodall's requiem, Eternal Light, and will also appear as Queen of the Night with Theater Augsburg's Summer concert series. During the 2016-17 season, Sharleen joined the Orlando Philharmonic as Cunegonde for a concert staging of Candide, and performed Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute with Pacific Opera Victoria. She sang Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with the Thunder Bay Symphony and joined the Victoria Symphony for their New Year's operetta gala.

Performing:
Saturday, August 18

Alex Mansoori
Alex Mansoori
"Baron"
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Alex Mansoori, "Baron"

Called "Oustanding" and "Hilarious" by critics, tenor Alex Mansoori has been hailed as "solid and convincing" and "smartly characterized" by The New York Times. Specializing in character tenor roles, Mr. Mansoori's varied repertoire runs the gamut from Handel and Mozart to Bernstein and Sondheim. Most recently, he appeared as Monostatos in the Orlando Philharmonic's staged concert of Die Zauberflöte and was also part of the rebirth of Opera Orlando, singing Monsieur Vogelsang in The Impresario and Lacouf, le Fils, and le Journaliste in Les mamelles de Tirésias. In the coming season, he returns to the Orland Philharmonic for their staged performances of Bernstein's Candide and will be heard as Pang in Turandot and Monostatos with Opera Naples under the baton of Artistic Director Ramón Tebar. Mr. Mansoori has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York's famed Rainbow Room and appeared in Candide in Concert with The New York Philharmonic which was also broadcast on PBS and later released on DVD.

Performing:
Saturday, August 18

Miles Mykkanen
Miles Mykkanen
"Candide"
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Miles Mykkanen, "Candide"

Miles Mykkanen has garnered recognition on the world's concert and operatic stages for his "focused, full-voiced tenor" (The New York Times). The 2017-18 season sees Mr. Mykkanen performing the title role of Bernstein's Candide with the Arizona Opera and Palm Beach Opera and Peter Quint in Britten's The Turn of the Screw for Opera Columbus in a new production by Stephen Wadsworth. On the concert stage he is heard in performances of Handel's Messiah with the New Jersey Symphony and Indianapolis Symphony, in concert performances of Verdi's Otello with Robert Spano leading the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and in Bernstein's Songfest with his frequent collaborators, Steven Blier, Michael Barrett, and the New York Festival of Song. The tenor makes his New York Philharmonic debut in a program of highlights from West Side Story conducted by Leonard Slatkin and joins the Bard Music Festival for performances of Moniuszko's Halka and Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette with Leon Botstein conducting the American Symphony Orchestra.

Performing:
Saturday, August 18



Guest Artist Sponsors:

Alexander Elliott and Sharleen Joynt and Alex Mansoori and Miles Mykkanen sponsored by Doug and Peg Whitehouse