2020 Season
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  • Tuesday   August 4, 2020
  • ONLINE via Zoom • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Virtual Beethoven
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  • Thursday   August 6, 2020
  • How to watch the Kick-Off concert and join the Q&A after: • 8:00 PM
  • Kick-Off Concert
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  • Saturday   August 8, 2020
  • FREE Virtual Event - details for how to enjoy the concert • 8:00 PM
  • Alone Together
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  • Tuesday   August 11, 2020
  • ONLINE via Zoom • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Virtual Beethoven
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  • Saturday   August 15, 2020
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  • Mark O'Connor and Maggie O'Connor
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  • Tuesday   August 18, 2020
  • ONLINE via Zoom • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Virtual Beethoven
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  • Wednesday   August 19, 2020
  • ONLINE via Zoom • 11:00 AM
  • KidsFest: Time for Three
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  • Saturday   August 22, 2020
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  • Suite Dreams
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  • Tuesday   August 25, 2020
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  • SkanFest U: Virtual Beethoven
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  • Saturday   August 29, 2020
  • FREE Virtual Event - details for how to enjoy the concert • 8:00 PM
  • From Beethoven, With Hope
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Saturday   August 29, 2020 FREE Virtual Event - details for how to enjoy the concert   •   8:00 PM

From Beethoven, With Hope

Though filled with storm and stress, Beethoven's music communicates hope and a deep sense of humanity. On this 250th anniversary of his birth, the Ying Quartet performs a selection of movements from Beethoven's string quartets, followed by Liszt's inspired arrangement for two pianos of the Ninth Symphony's famous last movement, featuring pianists Andrew Russo and Aaron Wunsch. Soloists and choir will join virtually. If you have sung this music before, and are interested in being part of the choir, please send an email to Daniel Kringer at events@skanfest.org

Program:

Beethoven: Selections for String Quartet
Beethoven, arr. Liszt: Finale from Symphony No. 9, op. 125 "Choral"

    



Musicians:

Beethoven Ninth Soloists
Beethoven Ninth Soloists

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Beethoven Ninth Soloists

(Amanda Majeski, soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano Nicholas Phan, tenor Kenneth Overton, baritone)

Performing:
Saturday, August 29

Ying Quartet
Ying Quartet

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Ying Quartet

(Robin Scott and Janet Ying, violin; Phillip Ying, viola; David Ying, cello)

The Grammy Award winning Ying Quartet has performed worldwide in celebrated music venues from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. The quartet is also known for its enterprising view of concert performance, which has led to visits to the White House as well as correctional facilities, and to business schools as well as hospitals.

Learn more at www.ying4.com/.

Performing:
Saturday, August 29

Jennifer Johnson Cano
Jennifer Johnson Cano
mezzo-soprano
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Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano

Learn more at www.jenniferjohnsoncano.net.

Performing:
Saturday, August 29

Amanda Majeski
Amanda Majeski
soprano
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Amanda Majeski, soprano

Learn more at amandamajeski.com.

Performing:
Saturday, August 29

Kenneth Overton
Kenneth Overton
baritone
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Kenneth Overton, baritone

Learn more at www.kennethoverton.com.

Performing:
Saturday, August 29

Nicholas Phan
Nicholas Phan
tenor
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Nicholas Phan, tenor

Learn more at nicholas-phan.com.

Performing:
Saturday, August 29

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:
Saturday, August 29

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 Ad├Ęs, 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:
Saturday, August 29


Concert Sponsors:

David Graham, the Jean Graham Trust, Peter & Betsy McKinnell and Fred & Ginny Marty
with Steinway pianos generously provided by Artist Pianos L.T.D.

Guest Artist Sponsors:

Aaron Wunsch sponsored by The Skaneateles Consortium: George Bain, Sam & Debby Bruskin, Dana & Susan Hall, and Ron Sampson
Ying Quartet sponsored by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation & David and Deirdre Stam
Beethoven Ninth Soloists sponsored by Koko Fuller
Andrew Russo sponsored by Doug and Peg Whitehouse


with Steinway pianos generously provided by Artist Pianos L.T.D.