2019 Season
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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 in Memory of Beth Boudreau
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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
  • 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
  • SkanFest U: Music and the Visual Arts
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  • Wednesday   August 14, 2019
  • The Mandana Barn • 11:00 AM
  • KidsFest with Susan Reed: Listen to the Water
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  • Skaneateles • 6:00 PM
  • Summer Suite
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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
  • West Genesee High School • 8:00 PM
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
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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 2, 2019 First Presbyterian Church   •   8:00 PM

Aizuri Quartet: Different Trains

Experience an extraordinary musical meditation: the Aizuri Quartet performs their own arrangement of rapturous music by medieval prophetess and composer Hildegard von Bingen, followed by Steve Reich’s unforgettable masterpiece, Different Trains, a rumination on American and European pathways during World War II, accompanied by vintage recorded train sounds. The second half of the program features Dvorák's sunny, exuberant Sextet for Strings, featuring violist Melissa Matson and cellist and longtime festival favorite, Steve Doane.

Program:

HILDEGARD VON BINGEN : Columba aspexit (Looking at the Dove)
STEVE REICH : Different Trains
DVORÁK: Sextet in A Major, Op. 48

    



Musicians:

Aizuri Quartet
Aizuri Quartet

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Aizuri Quartet

(Ariana Kim, violin; Miho Saegusa, violin; Ayane Kozasa, viola; and Karen Ouzounian, cello)

Praised by the Washington Post for "captivating" performances that draw from its notable "meld of intellect, technique, and emotions," the Aizuri Quartet was awarded the Grand Prize at the 2018 M Prize Chamber Arts Competition, along with top prizes at the 2017 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan and the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London. The group has performed extensively throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Japan, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, and Abu Dhabi. In addition, it has commissioned and premiered new works by Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw, Lembit Beecher, Paul Wiancko, Yevgeniy Sharlat, Gabriella Smith, Rene Orth, and Alyssa Weinberg. "Blueprinting," its debut album, was released by New Amsterdam Records in 2018. It showcases many of these new works. Formed in 2012, the ensemble draws its name from "aizuri-e," a style of predominantly blue Japanese woodblock printing that is noted for its vibrancy and incredible detail.

Performing:
Friday, August 2

Julia Bruskin
Julia Bruskin
cello
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Julia Bruskin, cello

Since her concerto debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 17, Julia Bruskin has established herself as one of the premiere cellists of her generation. She has soloed with conductor Jahja Ling at Avery Fisher Hall as well as with the Nashville, Utah, Virginia, and Pacific Symphonies, among others. She is a frequent guest at summer music festivals, now especially as co-director of the Skaneateles Festival with her husband, Aaron Wunsch. She is also a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City. A founding member of the critically acclaimed Claremont Trio, Bruskin has recorded and toured extensively with the group. Their recording for Bridge Records of the Beethoven "Triple" Concerto with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra has received rave reviews. Bruskin teaches at the Juilliard Pre-College.

Performing:
Friday, August 2

Steven Doane
Steven Doane
cello
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Steven Doane, cello

Internationally known soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, recording artist, and pedagogue Steven Doane appears at festivals and on concert series throughout the United States and overseas. Doane received his BM from Oberlin Conservatory and his MM from SUNY Stony Brook. His teachers included Richard Kapuscinski, Bernard Greenhouse, Jane Cowan, and Janos Starker. Doane records for the Bridge label, often with Eastman pianist Barry Snyder. Their recording of the complete music of Gabriel Fauré for cello and piano was awarded the Diapason D'or in France.
At Eastman, Doane was given the Eisenhart Award for Excellence in Teaching. In addition, the New England Conservatory awarded him the Piatigorsky Prize for his teaching. With the New Arts Trio, Doane won the Naumburg Chamber Music Award in 1980. Steven Doane is currently a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he has done several residencies.

Performing:
Friday, August 2


Concert Sponsors:

Ed & Paula Conan

Guest Artist Sponsors:

Aizuri Quartet sponsored by Henry and Helga Beck
Julia Bruskin sponsored by The Skaneateles Consortium: George Bain, Sam & Debby Bruskin, Dana & Susan Hall, and Ron Sampson


Ed & Paula Conan