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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Thursday   August 30, 2018 First Presbyterian Church   •   8:00 PM

Jupiter String Quartet & Andy Akiho

Since their last appearance at the Skaneateles Festival, the Jupiter Quartet “has matured into one of the mainstays of the American chamber-music scene.” (New Yorker) They are joined by modern-day mold-breaker Andy Akiho, a virtuoso on the steel drum (tenor pan), who joins the Jupiters for his own adrenaline-pumping quintet, In/Exchange.

Program:

Debussy: String Quartet in G minor
Andy Akiho: solo for steel pan
Andy Akiho: In/Exchange
Schumann: Piano Quartet, Op. 47

    



Musicians:

Jupiter String Quartet
Jupiter String Quartet

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Jupiter String Quartet

(Nelson Lee, violin Megan Freivogel, violin Liz Freivogel, viola Daniel McDonough, cello )

The Jupiter String Quartet stands at the forefront of the younger generation of classical chamber music ensembles. Formed in 2002, they concertize across the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America performing the world's finest halls, including New York's Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C., Boston's Jordan Hall, London's Wigmore Hall, Mexico City's Palacio de BellasArtes, the Esterházy Palace in Austria, and Seoul's National Arts Center and Sejong Chamber Hall. They have been enthusiastically welcomed at major music festivals in North America, including Aspen, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Skaneateles, the Vancouver Chamber Music Festival, Banff, and Lanaudiere Festival, and abroad at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Ireland and the Seoul Spring Festival, among many others. The Jupiters have received several musical distinctions: an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2008), Grand Prize in the Banff International String Quartet Competition (2004), Grand Prize in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition (2004), membership in Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society Two (2007-2010), and Chamber Music America's Cleveland Quartet Award (2007). The Jupiter String quartet is in its 5th year as Artists-In-Residence at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where each member maintains a private studio as well as responsibility for running the chamber music program.

Performing:
Thursday, August 30

Andy Akiho
Andy Akiho
Steel Drum
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Andy Akiho, Steel Drum

Described as "mold-breaking," "alert and alive," "dramatic," and "vital" by The New York Times, Andy Akiho is an eclectic composer and performer of contemporary classical music. Recent engagements include commissioned premieres by the New York Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW; a performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and three concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Akiho has been recognized with awards including the 2014-15 Luciano Berio Rome Prize, the 2015 Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund, a 2014 Fromm Foundation Commission from Harvard University, the 2014 American Composers Orchestra Underwood Emerging Composers Commission, a 2014 Chamber Music America (CMA) Grant with the Friction Quartet and Jenny Q. Chai, a 2012 CMA Grant with Sybarite5, the 2012 Carlsbad Composer Competition Commission for the Calder Quartet, and the 2011 Finale & ensemble eighth blackbird National Composition Competition Grand Prize. Additionally, his compositions have been featured on PBS's "News Hour with Jim Lehrer" and by organizations such as Bang on a Can, American Composers Forum, and The Society for New Music.

Performing:
Thursday, August 30

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 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.

Performing:
Thursday, August 30



Guest Artist Sponsors:

Andy Akiho sponsored by Ed & Paula Conan
Aaron Wunsch sponsored by The Skaneateles Consortium: George Bain, Sam & Debby Bruskin, Dana & Susan Hall, and Ron Sampson


Ed & Paula Conan