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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11 12 13
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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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18 19 20
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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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Thursday   August 8, 2019 First Presbyterian Church   •   8:00 PM

Hilary Hahn & Lera Auerbach: Dreams and Visions

Note: this is a repeat of the 8/7 performance that will enable more fans to attend. Hilary Hahn and composer-pianist Lera Auerbach join together for “Dreams and Visions,” a program of music and visual art, including a world premiere by Auerbach for Hahn, and Mussorgsky’s famous Pictures at an Exhibition (for piano), with projections of the artwork during the performance - including some of Auerbach’s own acclaimed visual art.

Program:

PROKOFIEV: Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, Op. 35
AUERBACH: New work for Violin and Piano, commissioned by the Skaneateles Festival (world premiere)
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (for piano)

    



Musicians:

Lera Auerbach
Lera Auerbach
composer & piano
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Lera Auerbach, composer & piano

Lera Auerbach is a poet, composer, concert pianist, and visual artist. She has published more than 100 compositions—operas and ballets, orchestral and chamber works. Auerbach is equally prolific in literature and the visual arts (especially painting and sculpture) and simultaneously expresses ideas visually, in words, and through music. Her work is championed by leading artists, conductors, stage directors, and choreographers. She is a regular contributor to the Best American Poetry blog, has published three books of poetry and prose in Russian, and is the author of several librettos. Born in Chelyabinsk, a city in the Urals bordering Siberia, Lera Auerbach became one of the last artists to defect from the Soviet Union in 1991 while still in her teens. She holds degrees from the Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media and The Juilliard School, where she received the P. and D. Soros Fellowship and studied piano with Joseph Kalichstein and composition with Milton Babbit.

Performing:
Thursday, August 8

Hilary Hahn
Hilary Hahn
violin
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Hilary Hahn, violin

Three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn is renowned for her clear and brilliant musicality, expansive interpretations of an incredibly varied repertoire, and organic connections with her audience. Her creative approach to music-making and her commitment to sharing her experiences with a global community have made her a fan favorite. She has been a frequent and beloved presence at the Skaneateles Festival since she was 12 years old. At ten she was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia to study with Jascha Brodsky, a former pupil of Eugène Ysaÿe and Efrem Zimbalist, who dedicated part of nearly every lesson to solo Bach. Hahn is known for her natural ability to connect with fans, from the art she collects from her fans and her YouTube interview series (youtube.com/hilaryhahnvideos), to her violin case's comments on life with a concert violinist on Twitter and Instagram (@violincase). She was an early blogger, sending her fans "postcards from the road" on her website, hilaryhahn.com, and publishing articles in mainstream media.

Performing:
Thursday, August 8


Concert Sponsors:

Peter and Elsa Soderberg

Guest Artist Sponsors:

Lera Auerbach sponsored by Patricia A. Lynn-Ford and Steven J. Ford
Hilary Hahn sponsored by The Graham Family