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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Saturday   August 24, 2019 Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards   •   8:00 PM(Rain location: West Genesee High School)

Festival Finale in memory of Louise Robinson: with David Zinman and the Festival Orchestra

For the Festival's grand finale, world-famous conductor David Zinman returns to Skaneateles to lead a program with the Festival Orchestra in honor of Louise Robinson, featuring Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3 with Gail Williams, an exciting new commission by Pierre Jalbert, and Mendelssohn’s rollicking “Italian” Symphony.

Program:

MOZART: Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, K. 447
PIERRE JALBERT: Luminous Flux – World Premiere
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony in A Major, Op. 90 (“Italian”)

    



Musicians:

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:
Saturday, August 24

Lindsay Groves
Lindsay Groves
cello
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Lindsay Groves, cello

Lindsay Groves joined the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra/Symphoria as assistant principal and later, principal cellist, after graduating from Northwestern University where she worked with Dudley Powers and Frank Miller. As founder and music director of the Skaneateles Festival, she programmed and often performed in approximately 140 concerts during its first eleven years. She was a member of the North Carolina Symphony, the JFK Center Opera House Orchestra, and the Hawaii Symphony. In addition, she has participated in festivals in North Carolina, Alaska, Colorado, California, Florida, Maine, China, Italy, and Switzerland. These efforts have resulted in memorable collaborations with, for instance, David Zinman, Claudio Abbado, Valery Gergiev, Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Semyon Bychkov, Carl Maria Guilini, Schlomo Mintz, Joseph Genualdi, Hilary Hahn, Nicholas Eanet, Godfried Hoogeveen, Gary Karr, Robert Weirich, Ruth Laredo, Andre Michel Schub, and Awadagin Pratt. She has also played the Haydn, Dvorak, Elgar, and Schumann concerti with orchestras in and outside of Central New York.

Performing:
Saturday, August 24

Gail Williams
Gail Williams
horn
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Gail Williams, horn

Gail Williams is an internationally recognized hornist and brass pedagogue. She has presented concerts, master classes, recitals, and lectures throughout North America, as well as in Europe and Asia. She was a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1978 until she retired in 1998 as associate principal horn. Ms. Williams is dedicated to performing and promoting chamber music. She has played with and for the Vermeer Quartet, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Skaneateles, Santa Fe, and Olympic Peninsula Chamber Music Festivals. She is a founding member of the Chicago Chamber Musicians (CCM), a critically acclaimed ensemble that commissions new works for its concert series. She has also been instrumental in the development and performance of solo works for the horn. As a member of Summit Brass, she has been coaching young brass musicians since 1986. She has been on Northwestern's Bienen School of Music's faculty since 1989.

Performing:
Saturday, August 24

David Zinman
David Zinman
conductor
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David Zinman, conductor

David Zinman's passion for music and dedication to furthering the careers of young musicians make music a better world. During his long conducting career, he has worked with all of the world's leading orchestras. He was music director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Baltimore Symphony orchestras. He was also principal conductor of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and artistic director of the Aspen Music Festival, where he created the International Conducting Academy. With an discography of more than 100 recordings, Mr. Zinman has received five Grammy Awards, two Grand Prix du Disque, two Edison Prizes, the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, and a Gramophone Award. Named Echo Klassik Conductor of the Year in 2015, Zinman has been awarded the title of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government, the Theodore Thomas Award by the Conductors Guild, the Midem Classical Artist of the Year award, and Columbia University's Ditson Award for his commitment to performing the works of American composers.

Performing:
Saturday, August 24


Concert Sponsors:

With additional support from the Robinson family
Peter and Elsa Soderberg

Guest Artist Sponsors:

Julia Bruskin and David Zinman sponsored by The Skaneateles Consortium: George Bain, Sam & Debby Bruskin, Dana & Susan Hall, and Ron Sampson
Gail Williams sponsored by Andrea Latchem