2019 Season
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  • Thursday   August 1, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • The 40th - Opening Night
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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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  • 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 • 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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  • Thursday   August 15, 2019
  • 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
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Wynton Marsalis & The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
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  • Thursday   August 22, 2019
  • 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 22, 2019 First Presbyterian Church   •   8:00 PM

Bon Appétit!

Don’t miss American composer Lee Hoiby’s hilarious staged portrait of Julia Child, Bon Appétit! The Dorian Wind Quintet (“One of chamber music’s most sparkling and eloquent ensembles,” TIME Magazine) joins soprano Abigail Fischer (“without equal in her generation…,” New York Times) to enact an episode of Child’s famous cooking show, “How to Bake a Chocolate Cake” – flour and all. Fischer also sings Leonard Bernstein’s cheeky recipe song cycle, La bonne cuisine, and the Dorians perform Samuel Barber’s Summer Music in this all-American program.

Program:

BARBER : Summer Music
GERSHWIN : Summertime
CARTER: Wind Quintet
BERNSTEIN : La bonne cuisine
LEE HOIBY: Bon Appétit! with Abigail Fischer as Julia Child

    



Musicians:

Dorian Wind Quintet
Dorian Wind Quintet

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Dorian Wind Quintet

(Gretchen Pusch, flute; Gerard Reuter, oboe; Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; Adrian Morejon, bassoon; Karl Kramer-Johansen, horn)

Recognized by critics, audiences, and colleagues alike for its polished and passionate performances, the Dorian Wind Quintet is known worldwide as one of chamber music's preeminent and longest continuously-active ensembles. The Quintet has traveled around the world—concertizing in 48 of the 50 United States and Canada, touring Europe eighteen times, and playing throughout the Middle East, India, Africa, and Asia. To date, the Dorian is responsible for nearly 40 commissions of 20th and 21st Century wind music from composers such as Luciano Berio, Joan Tower, Lukas Foss, and Jacob Druckman. It commissioned George Perle's Wind Quintet no. 4 which won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1986. The Quintet partners with the Pro Musicis Foundation to bring chamber music to residents of assisted living and rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, schools, community centers, and retirement communities in an effort to bring joy and inspiration to people who are in difficult situation or cannot attend regular concert venues.

Performing:
Thursday, August 22

Abigail Fischer
Abigail Fischer
soprano
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Abigail Fischer, soprano

"With her dramatic tumble of red hair and cello-mellow voice, Ms. Fischer sings with a passionate restraint that has no equal in her generation" (New York Times). Known for her "serenely captivating" work in opera "and disarming intimacy" (New York Times), she has premiered roles in many current operatic works. She created the complex character of Mrs. X.E. in Du Yun/Royce Vavrek's Angel's Bone, which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Music Composition. Missy Mazzoli's first opera Song from the Uproar, written for her, "made a star of Abigail Fischer" (Steve Smith, New York Times/TimeOut NY). In her vibrant career as a concert soloist, she performs repertoire ranging from contemporary to Monteverdi. Originally trained as a cellist, Ms. Fischer has worked often as a chamber musician. She premiered works of Elliot Carter and Bernard Rand at the Tanglewood Music Festival, of Nico Muhly at Lincoln Center, and numerous works by John Zorn throughout the world.

Performing:
Thursday, August 22

Aaron  Wunsch
Aaron Wunsch
piano
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Aaron Wunsch, piano

Pianist Aaron Wunsch enjoys a multifaceted career as a performer, presenter, and educator. Lauded for his "masterful" performances (Hartford Courant), he has collaborated in performance with cellist Lynn Harrell, clarinetists Charles Neidich and Anthony McGill, violinists Miranda Cuckson and Jennifer Koh, and the Miró, Jupiter, and Parker Quartets. He has worked with numerous composers, including Thomas Adès, Nico Muhly, and Kaija Saariaho, and makes frequent recital and teaching tours to Asia. A native of Wisconsin, he studied at Yale University, the Mozarteum in Salzburg (Fulbright Fellowship) and at The Juilliard School, and is currently on faculty at Juilliard and Artistic Director of the Music Mondays series in New York City (www.musicmondays.org) and the Skaneateles Festival (www.skanfest.org). www.aaronwunsch.com.

Performing:
Thursday, August 22


Concert Sponsors:

Doug and Peg Whitehouse

Guest Artist Sponsors:

Aaron Wunsch sponsored by The Skaneateles Consortium: George Bain, Sam & Debby Bruskin, Dana & Susan Hall, and Ron Sampson
Abigail Fischer sponsored by Judy Robertson, in memory of Doug Robertson