2020 Season
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  • Tuesday   August 4, 2020
  • Online • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Virtual Beethoven
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5 6 7 8
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  • Saturday   August 8, 2020
  • Online • 8:00 PM
  • Alone Together
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9 10 11
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  • Tuesday   August 11, 2020
  • Online • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Virtual Beethoven
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12 13 14 15
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  • Saturday   August 15, 2020
  • Online • 8:00 PM
  • Mark O'Connor and Maggie O'Connor
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16 17 18
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  • Tuesday   August 18, 2020
  • Online • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Virtual Beethoven
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  • Wednesday   August 19, 2020
  • Online • 11:00 AM
  • KidsFest: Time for Three
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20 21 22
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  • Saturday   August 22, 2020
  • Online • 8:00 PM
  • Suite Dreams
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23 24 25
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  • Tuesday   August 25, 2020
  • Online • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Virtual Beethoven
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26 27 28 29
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  • Saturday   August 29, 2020
  • Online • 8:00 PM
  • From Beethoven, With Hope
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News

COVID-19 Update

Every August, we can't wait for the Skaneateles Festival to begin. We spend an entire year planning and preparing for this moment, with the hopes that this season will be more extraordinary than the last. It is where we come together as a community and share in the best of what life has to offer - friendship, hospitality, inspiration, and joy - with brilliant musical performances as the center of it all.

This year, like all performing arts organizations, we are faced with perhaps our greatest challenge yet; how do you hold concerts in the face of COVID-19? Simply stated, you cannot.

Out of concern for the health and safety of our artists, patrons, volunteers, staff and the community at large, the Festival's Board of Directors has unanimously decided that the responsible course of action is not to present in-person performances this August.

It is clear that the performing arts must change and evolve in 2020. For us this means "re-imagining" the Skaneateles Festival while keeping it as entertaining and educational as ever. We are delighted to announce that we will be bringing you the joy of LIVE music this summer! Through an exciting new partnership with WCNY and Classic FM, four Festival concerts will be broadcast, livestreamed, and simulcast in August… and they will be FREE for everyone! Stay tuned for all the details.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Skaneateles Festival, we thank you for your enduring support. If you are able, we hope you will consider making a donation this year to help support the costs associated with presenting these live concerts, while we make plans to return in 2021 a strong, vibrant Skaneateles Festival.

We are thrilled to bring you the world class music of the Skaneateles Festival (safely at home) over four Saturdays in August, as well as bringing you a virtual KidsFest and the educational SkanFest U classes. Please join us!

We hope that you and your family are healthy and safe and extend our deepest sympathies to those who have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Remember always the healing power and enduring strength that music provides.

Most sincerely,

Douglas Whitehouse, President, Board of Directors
Susan Mark, Executive Director