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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4 5 6
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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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21 22
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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 23, 2019 First Presbyterian Church   •   8:00 PM

Café Music

This animated program of music inspired by and written for cafés is anything but background music – lively, sophisticated, and fun, the best café music will make you want to get up and dance. The Dorian Wind Quintet (“extraordinary,” New York Times) performs tangos by Piazzolla and Lalo Schifrin’s jazzy La Nouvelle Orleans; and Abigail Fischer sings café songs throughout the program.
Join us at the John D. Barrow Art Gallery for a post concert reception. Desserts will be provided courtesy of Dina Sakal.

Program:

ROUSSEL: Divertissement
POULENC: "Le chemins de l'amour"
PIAZZOLLA TEMA arr. Ulf Guido Schäfer: Bordel, 1900 from Histoire du Tango
PIAZZOLLA: Tema de María from María de Buenos Aires
PIAZZOLLA TEMA arr. Ulf Guido Schäfer: Café, 1930 from Histoire du Tango
PORTER: "I love Paris in the Springtime" from Can-Can
KERN/HAMMERSTIEN: "The Last Time I saw Paris"
SCHIFRIN: La Nouvelle Orleans
MARQUEZ: Danza del Mediodia
WEILL: "Mr. Right" from Love Life
AZNAVOUR: "For me...Formidable"
FRANCAIX: L'heure du berger
PIAF: "La vie en rose"
"Non je ne regrette rien"

    



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:
Friday, August 23

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:
Friday, August 23

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:
Friday, August 23


Concert Sponsors:

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation & David and Deirdre Stam

Guest Artist Sponsors:

Dorian Wind Quintet sponsored by Henry and Helga Beck
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