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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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Tuesday   August 4, 2020 First Presbyterian Church   •   3:00 PM

SkanFest U: Radical Beethoven

The Skaneateles Festival's educational programs are open to all. Join Artistic Director Aaron Wunsch, professor at The Julliard School, for music history, listening, skill building, conversation, and special live performances. 250 years after Beethoven’s birth, his music still has the capacity to startle, captivate, and make us feel what we haven’t felt before. While “classic” today, it was once considered radical. Travel back in time and sit with the first listeners in Vienna: Who were they? What was life like at the time? Why was this music so surprising? Immerse yourself in the culture of Beethoven’s Vienna, and hear Beethoven’s music – and our own contemporary music – from a new perspective. Read a selection of his letters and music reviews and get to know several of his works in detail, including the glorious Ninth Symphony. This is a series of classes that takes place over four Tuesdays from 7/30 - 8/20, 3-4:00pm. The cost is $40 to attend all 4 classes (free for Season Pass holders).

    



Musicians:

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:
Tuesday, August 4