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  • Tuesday   August 4, 2020
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
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  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
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  • Tuesday   August 11, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
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  • Thursday   August 13, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
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  • Friday   August 14, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • The Russian Soul
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  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
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  • Tuesday   August 18, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
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  • Thursday   August 20, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
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  • Tuesday   August 25, 2020
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  • Thursday   August 27, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
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  • Friday   August 28, 2020
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
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  • Saturday   August 29, 2020
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
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Friday   August 14, 2020 First Presbyterian Church   •   8:00 PM

The Russian Soul

Recently awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, the charismatic Calidore Quartet present a program of soulful Russian music, joined by pianist, Andrew Russo, and Artistic Directors, Aaron Wunsch and Julia Bruskin.

Program:

Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11
Stravinsky: Selections from The Firebird, arr. piano duet
Prokofiev: String Quartet No.2
Shostakovich: Octet for Strings

    



Musicians:

The Calidore Quartet
The Calidore Quartet

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The Calidore Quartet

Learn more at www.calidorestringquartet.com/.

Performing:
Friday, August 14

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:
Friday, August 14

Andrew Russo
Andrew Russo
piano
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Andrew Russo, piano

Andrew Russo is known for the diversity of his interests and experiences in music, business, and politics. He graduated from The Juilliard School, and pursued post-graduate studies in Leipzig and Paris with pianist/alternative pedagogue Frederic Chiu. He spent his early career as an advocate of American composers and American music. He has performed in many of the world's cultural capitals – Paris, London, Moscow, Rome, Brussels, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Buenos Aires, and more. As a finalist in the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, he became the first pianist to perform a significant work using techniques requiring the inside and frame of the piano as well as the keys. The highlight of his recording career was a 2007 Grammy nomination for his Black Box Records release of music by John Corigliano. Currently, Russo is a financial consultant and an adjunct instructor of finance at Le Moyne College. He continues to perform as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician.

Performing:
Friday, August 14

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 14