Skaneateles Festival

Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens

Sat. July 30, 2022

8:00 PM

Robinson Pavilion at Anyela’s Vineyards

*Rain Location: Skaneateles High School

49 E. Elizabeth St.

Skaneateles, NY 13152

Phoenix Rising: Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens

Program details coming!

Grammy Award-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens joins us for the first time in her new role as Artistic Director of the renowned Silkroad Ensemble. Their Phoenix Rising tour brings together star musicians from across cultures for a brand-new, cutting-edge collaboration that promises to be unforgettable!

Jeffery Beecher, Bass

Sandeep Das, Tabla

Haruka Fuji, Percussion

Rhiannon Giddens, Banjo, Voice

Maeve Gilchrist, Celtic Harp

Mario Gotoh, Viola

Joseph Gramley, Percussion

Wu Man, Pipa

Karen Ouzounian, Cello

Francesco Turrisi, Accordion, Frame Drums, Cello Banjo



Silkroad Ensemble

Silkroad Ensemble

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Kaoru Watanabe, Japanese flute, percussion

Michi Wiancko, Violin

Reylon Yount, Yangqin


Rhiannon Giddens

Sat. July 30

Artist Sponsored by:

The Physician’s Consortium

Tom Bersani, Donald Blair, Barb Connor, Randy Green, John Manring, Brendan McGinn, Judy Robertson, Stephen Thomas, Greg Ripich, and Robert Weisenthal



As a social-impact organization and home to a Grammy Award-winning musical ensemble, Silkroad works to inspire collaboration in innovative ways that add more equity and justice into the world through the power of the arts. Today, under the leadership of Artistic Director Rhiannon Giddens, Silkroad reaches new heights through a commitment to new music, a re-sparked mission towards cultural collaboration, and a reinvigorated focus to high-quality arts education that both reflects its mission and the times in which we live. Phoenix Risingtakes a cross-section of Silkroad’s award-winning compositions andarrangements and re-imagines them for today. Keeping an eye on the past, Silkroad andGiddens have also collaborated on new works that coalesce her unique worldview withthe Ensemble’s collective experience during the pandemic. As such,Phoenix Risingwillunveil four major new commissions by an amazing amalgamation of Silkroad artists:Shawn Conley, Sandeep Das, Maeve Gilchrist, and Kaoru Watanabe. The program willalso include new arrangements by Rhiannon Giddens, Colin Jacobsen, Edward Pérez, andMazz Swift.


From its ancient Greek origins to its indigenous roots in America, the phoenix is a global symbol for rebirth and renewal. Known for its fiery purple, orange, and gold feathers and crimson red breast, this mythical bird perishes in flames after setting itself on fire and then rises from the ashes after being born anew. We, as Silkroad, have been undergoing a SILKROAD.ORG transformation in our own right that will propel us to new heights of leveraging our music to create a more hopeful and inclusive world. As we prepare to emerge from multiple pandemics that have caused devastating loss, we vision a peaceful and just future while still honoring the central tenets of our past; we offer to you Phoenix Rising: a collective grieving song and clarion call, uniting audiences through varied cultural experiences and challenging each of us to reflect on, celebrate, and activate our unique talents to effect change. This is the first of many new and exciting projects from Silkroad, and I cannot wait to share it with you. Together we rise and fall, speaking our truths, honoring our forgotten histories, and looking to our collective future as we investigate this new chapter and uncover the world within American music. —Rhiannon Giddens

Thank You to Our Event Sponsor


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 accesibility
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

Thur. July 28


The Miró Quartet & David Shifrin

Event Sponsored by:

Ed and Paula Conan





Fri. July 29


The Miró Quartet

Event Sponsored by:

Steven and Kelly Scheinman




Saturday July 30

Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens

Event Sponsored by

Noreen and Michael Falcone Fund for Artistic Excellence

 with additional support from Deering

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!