Skaneateles Festival

The Knights & Gil Shaham

Sat. August 13, 2022

8:00 PM

Robinson Pavilion at Anyela’s Vineyard

Beethoven’s Orbit: The Knights & Gil Shaham

The Grammy-winning violinist, Gil Shaham, joins Brooklyn-based orchestra, The Knights (“in every case spirited and vital,” New York Times), for Beethoven’s lyrical and grand Violin Concerto. The first half of the program showcases The Knights’ versatility, in music related to, or inspired by, Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata.

ANNA CLYNE Shorthand

JANÁČEK, arr. ATKINSON String Quartet No. 1, “The Kreutzer Sonata”

TARAF DE HAÏDOUKS, arr. LJOVA Briu (Romanian folk dance)

BEETHOVEN, arr. ATKINSON Violin Concerto, Op. 61 (feat. Gil Shaham, violin)

The Knights

Artist Sponsored by:

Doug Sutherland & Nancy Kramer




Gil Shaham

Artist Sponsored by:

Somak Chattopadhyay & Pia Sawhney




The Knights Orchestra


Colin and Eric Jacobsen, Artistic




Eric Jacobsen



Christina Courtin

Emily Daggett Smith

Alex Gonzalez

Kristi Helberg

Laura Lutzke

Rachel Shapiro



Kyle Armbrust

Mario Gotoh



Gabriel Cabezas

Karen Ouzounian



Logan Coale


Alex Sopp



Gustav Highstein



Alicia Lee



Erik Höltje



Rachel Drehmann

Karl Kramer-Johansen



Chris Coletti



Ian Sullivan



Nuiko Wadden

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors


Robinson Pavilion at Anyela’s Vineyards

2433 West Lake Road, Skaneateles, NY 13152

Robinson Pavilion at Anyela’s Winery

2433 West Lake Road, Skaneateles, NY 13152 (about 4.5 miles south of Route 20)

Parking at Robinson Pavilion provided free at the venue and will be directed by volunteers

Concert Tips & Tricks

Gates open at 6:00pm – Concerts begin promptly at 8pm

“A” ticket seating is open seating with chairs for A ticket holders — designated near the front of the stage and on the upper terrace areas at the Robinson Pavilion.  “B” ticket seating is lawn seating, first come / first seated designated in the grass tiers of the amphitheater.  Bring  lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.


food and drink
Anyela’s Vineyard offers their own wine and local craft beer for sale as well as a variety of snacks for nibbling. Otherwise, pick up a “take away” from a local “Friends of the Festival” restaurant or bring your own hamper and feast under the stars. No alcohol or glass bottles are allowed to be brought into the concert.
Many attendees like to make an evening of it with a picnic dinner, so if you want a seat close to the stage beyond the A seating, you should arrive early. There is usually a line to enter as bags are checked and tickets processed. This can take some time… The pavilion lawn is terraced so even if you are not near the A seating up front, you will have a good view anywhere on the lawn. However, it is a gravel path and lawn, so “sensible” shoes are suggested to get to your seat. See below if you need assistance with handicap access. The temps may be warm when you arrive, but it can cool off considerably as the sun sets, so think about bringing a few layers of clothing to add throughout the night. Also bring something to sit on — a folding lawn or beach chair or at least a blanket/tarp as the dew will fall with the sun. Portable toilets are located for your convenience along the vineyard path at the north side of the lawn. It will be dark by the end of the concert, so bring a flashlight or use your phone to help you find your car afterwards.
handicap accessibility
We are happy to accommodate any accessibility needs of patrons and handicap seating is available in all price levels. At Robinson Pavilion, our accessible section is located on the terrace nearest the parking lot. This section is also close to the accessible restrooms. If you purchase a lawn ticket you will need to bring your own chair to the terrace as it will not be provided. Please call our office at 315-685-7418 so that we can ensure the best accommodations.
Skaneateles Festival Merchandise
We sell a variety of Skaneateles Festival merchandise and CD’s for purchase before each concert and during intermission. Guest artist CD’s are also available on the nights they perform.  Credit cards and cash are both welcome.
inclement weather notification for saturday evening concerts
In the event of inclement weather, Friday and Saturday concerts will move to their respective rain location. That decision will be announced by 3pm the day of the concert via our website, Facebook, Instagram, voicemail and email (If you aren’t on our email list, it’s super easy to sign up here, we send great updates and Festival news!)


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Plan Your Trip

Skaneateles is the eastern gateway to the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York State. Our Lake is at the center of all we do, and is the lifeblood of the community. Within the Village and the surrounding environment there is a variety of wonderful places to eat, shop, stay, and explore what makes Skaneateles so unique.

Upcoming Weekend Events

Thurs. Aug. 11

The Knights

Event Sponsored by

Don & Chacea Sundman




Fri. Aug. 12

The Knights, Aaron Wunsch, Julia Bruskin, & Alex Sopp

Event Sponsored by

Sieglinde Wikstrom

with additional support from Ivan & Mimi Ace


Sat. Aug. 13

The Knights & Gil Shaham

Event Sponsored by

Peter & Elsa Soderberg




Get a ticket discount by bundling!

Want to get a discount while seeing multiple performances? Consider getting a ticket package like a Week Pass, Saturday Series, or a Season Pass!

We hope to see you soon!