2016 Season
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  • Tuesday   August 9, 2016
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • Lessons with Bach: Classes with Aaron Wunsch
  • First Presbyterian Church • 4:15 PM
  • Lessons with Bach: Workshops with Benjamin Baker
  • Wednesday   August 10, 2016
  • First Presbyterian Church • 11:00 AM
  • Gather! Music & Stories with Susan Reed
  • Thursday   August 11, 2016
  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:00 PM
  • Backstage Pass: A New Season, A New Venue
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Opening Night
  • Friday   August 12, 2016
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Paris 1900
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  • Wednesday   August 17, 2016
  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:30 PM
  • Special Event: Summer Suite with Hilary Hahn & Friends
  • Thursday   August 18, 2016
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • The Good Song
  • Friday   August 19, 2016
  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:00 PM
  • Backstage Pass: What it means to "Play Jazz"
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Is It Jazz?
  • Saturday   August 20, 2016
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 7:30 PM
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis - SOLD OUT
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  • Wednesday   August 24, 2016
  • First Presbyterian Church • 11:00 AM
  • Music Workshops
  • Thursday   August 25, 2016
  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:00 PM
  • Prelude Concert
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • In Motion
  • Friday   August 26, 2016
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • "Night" with the Borromeo Quartet
  • Saturday   August 27, 2016
  • St. James Episcopal Church, Parish Hall • 11:00 AM
  • KidsFest: Time for Three
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 7:30 PM
  • Time for Three: Dance!
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  • Wednesday   August 31, 2016
  • Bailiwick Market & Cafe • 5:30 PM
  • Happy Hour with The Knights
  • Thursday   September 1, 2016
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Passion, Past and Present
  • Friday   September 2, 2016
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • The Knights: Tango Tour
  • Saturday   September 3, 2016
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 7:30 PM
  • Season Finale: The Knights
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Festival seeks new Artistic Director

The Skaneateles Festival is undergoing a search for a new Artistic Director.

After 10 wonderful seasons, David Ying and Elinor Freer will be leaving the post following the 2014 Season. David and his brother, Phillip, have been appointed new Artistic Directors of the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Brunswick, Maine.

If you are interested in this position or if you know someone who might like to be considered, the search committee will be accepting applicants until the position is filled. A letter of intent, a resume and references should be emailed to music@skanfest.org.

Background & Vision of the Festival:
The Skaneateles Festival is a summer chamber music series produced on the shores of a New York State Finger Lake during the four weeks prior to and including Labor Day weekend. A list of 2013 artists and repertoire is available at www.skanfest.org.

Currently celebrating its 35th Anniversary Season, this award-winning Festival has attracted considerable national attention. It has a dedicated board and staff with strong support from the local community. The Search Committee seeks an Artistic Director who can build on the organizations record of success.

Job Summary:
The artistic director is responsible for maintaining the Festivals artistic vision and for realizing that vision in the Festivals performances. The artistic director works closely with the Festivals board, staff and members of the community to ensure a successful season.

Residency Requirement:
The artistic director must be in Skaneateles for all rehearsals and concerts during the Festivals summer season. On occasion, additional trips may be necessary or useful at times and for durations that are mutually agreed upon for planning with the board and staff (e.g., board meetings, executive committee meetings, strategic planning sessions). The artistic director is also encouraged to be available for board meetings via a conference call.

The artistic director is responsible for planning and executing musical activities for the Festival including but not limited to the following:

" Works with the staff and board to plan the summer season, including dates and venues.

" Develops and proposes concert programs, including selection of music and artists, schedules, rehearsals and concert dates.

" Submits initial annual program proposal to the Executive Committee by November 15th, to include dates and general plans. Submits comprehensive summer artist and program proposal to the Executive Committee annually by January 15th.

" Contacts musicians and verbally engages their services at least six (6) months prior to summer engagements.

" Is responsible for ensuring accurate communication flow to the executive director regarding program and musician and orchestra matters, including all musician contracting, scheduling and programming for all performances.

" Performs at some Festival concerts each season.

" With the finance committee and the executive director, develops and adheres to annual budget regarding all artistic costs, including but not limited to, musician fees, music and other artistic staff.

" Contract for program notes, translations or other musically related services. Proofreads all artistic and programmatic materials for music-related errors and meets appropriate deadlines accordingly.

" Maintains open communication and interaction with artists, composers, Festival staff and board and potential supporters throughout the year.

" Assists with and participates in fundraising and public relations activities as needed.

" Assists with designing and delivering educational and outreach projects and programs, as well as the Robinson Award competition.

" Participates in ongoing long-range planning activities with the staff and board of directors as needed.

" Fosters and maintains a positive attitude in which artists can work and enjoy their experience with the Skaneateles Festival.

The artistic director supervises musicians and works with supporting staff.

Reports to:
The executive director.

Salary for this half-time position:
$26,000 (additional fees for performing)

If interested, email letter of intent, resume and references to Susan Mark at music@skanfest.org. Please feel free to call (315-685-7418) or email with any questions.