Catalyst Quartet & Karen Slack
Thur. August 18, 2022
First Presbyterian Church
My Soul Sings
The Grammy-winning Catalyst Quartet debuts at the Festival, performing music by Haydn and brand new short works for the quartet by Andy Akiho (heard at the Festival in 2018), Kevin Puts, and Jessie Montgomery, among others. Sharing the program is rising star soprano from the Metropolitan Opera, Karen Slack (“feisty, rich voiced,” New York Times), who offers songs by Richard Strauss; Festival Artistic Directors Julia Bruskin and Aaron Wunsch also perform Rachmaninoff’s passionate Cello Sonata.
HAYDN String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 4 (“Sunrise”)
Selections from CQ Minute by ANDY AKIHO, KEVIN PUTS, and JESSIE MONTGOMERY, CAROLINE SHAW, NICK REVEL, PAUL MEKALIAN
STRAUSS Selected songs (feat. Karen Slack, soprano & Aaron Wunsch, piano)
RACHMANINOV Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 (feat. Julia Bruskin, cello & Aaron Wunsch, piano)
Abi Fayette, violin
Karla Donehew-Perez, violins
Paul Laraia, viola
Karlos Rodriguez, cello
WEEKDAY EVENING CONCERTS
First Presbyterian Church
The facility was rebuilt in 1998 and the church committed to using the building as a community resource to provide space for and host various Art Shows and Music Festivals, Education programs, Co-ops, and Community based youth programs.
97 E. Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152
Parking for the First Presbyterian Church along Genesee Street or in the municipal parking lot located behind M&T Bank on Genesee St. or Doug’s Fish Fry on Jordan. There is also free parking at Skaneateles High School.
From Syracuse and points east: Take Rte. 690 West to 695 West, then follow exit sign to Rte. 5 West. At the second light, turn left onto Rte. 321 (Bennetts Corners Road). Follow 321 until it ends in downtown Skaneateles. Turn left onto Genesee Street. The church is on the left, directly across from Lakeside Park and the Episcopal Church.
From Auburn and points west: Take Route 20 (Genesee Street) to Skaneateles. Go through the center village and the church will be on the left, directly across from Lakeside Park and the Episcopal Church.
Doors open at 7:30pm – Concerts begin promptly at 8pm
The church is air-conditioned and the seats are cushioned church pews.
All seating is “first come, first served” with“A” ticket seating being designated in the front rows of the church and “B” ticket seating in the back ½ of the church.
FOOD AND DRINK
Light refreshments may be available for purchase at Intermission. There are many restaurants located in the Village within an easy walk or short drive of the church. See listing of “Friends of the Festival” restaurants.
We are happy to accommodate any accessibility needs of patrons and handicap seating is available in all price levels. Please call our office at 315-685-7418 so that we can ensure the best accommodations.
Attendance may be at capacity, so come early to assure yourselves of parking nearby and the seating you prefer.
Acoustics are outstanding in the church, so there are no bad seats sound-wise, but as with all venues, aisle seats may be at a premium.
Bathrooms are located in multiple locations at the church.
SKANEATELES FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE
A variety of Skaneateles Festival merchandise will be available for purchase before each concert and during intermission.
Guest artist CDs may be available on the nights they perform.
Credit cards and cash are both welcome.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND CELL PHONES
We would love for you to take lots of photos before and after the concerts and tag us on social media! We ask that you be considerate during the concert by silencing your phones and being aware of how your photography may be affecting your neighbors’ experience; we want everyone to enjoy the music in the moment. Please do not use flash during the concert.
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