2020 Season
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  • Tuesday   August 4, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Radical Beethoven
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  • Thursday   August 6, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Opening Night
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  • Friday   August 7, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Christmas in August
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  • Saturday   August 8, 2020
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Quartet with Special Guest Rubén Blades
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  • Tuesday   August 11, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Radical Beethoven
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  • Thursday   August 13, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Calidore Quartet: The Hunt
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  • Friday   August 14, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • The Russian Soul
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  • Saturday   August 15, 2020
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Rhiannon Giddens
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  • Tuesday   August 18, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Radical Beethoven
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  • Thursday   August 20, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • The Kreutzer Sonata
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  • Friday   August 21, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • ECCO: Divertimento
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  • Saturday   August 22, 2020
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Time for Three & ECCO
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  • Tuesday   August 25, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Radical Beethoven
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  • Thursday   August 27, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • The End of Time
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  • Friday   August 28, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Claremont Trio & Davóne Tines: The Voice Within
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  • Saturday   August 29, 2020
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Beethoven's Ninth
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Thursday   August 6, 2020 First Presbyterian Church   •   8:00 PM

Opening Night

Brass fanfares ring out to open the Festival season, performed by The Brass Project, while Artistic Directors, Aaron Wunsch and Julia Bruskin, perform music by Beethoven to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth.

Program:

Beethoven: Variations on a Theme from Mozart's Magic Flute
Reena Esmail: Tuttarana
Gabriella Smith: Strobe
Dvorak: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87

    



Musicians:

The Brass Project
The Brass Project

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The Brass Project

(Theo Van Dyck, Brian Olson, Cort Roberts, Daniel Schwalbach, Oliver Barrett, Jake Fewx)

Learn more at www.thebrassproject.com/.

Performing:
Thursday, August 6

Jessica Bodner
Jessica Bodner
viola
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Jessica Bodner, viola

Performing:
Thursday, August 6

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:
Thursday, August 6

Daniel Chong
Daniel Chong
violin
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Daniel Chong, violin

Performing:
Thursday, August 6

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 6