Come Experience Brilliance
For over 40 years we have brought some of the world’s most talented musicians to perform on our stage, with the hope of building community and enduring friendships through music. Our goal is to provide an experience that is inspiring, joyful and engaging.
Musicians from the world over come to share a diverse and innovative program that spans many genres. From classic orchestral, choral, opera and chamber ensembles, to jazz, bluegrass, and the traditional sounds from ancient global cultures.
Take a look at our lineup of concerts, our SkanFest U classes, and KidsFest events and you will see that there is something to delight audiences of all ages.
Leadership and Staff
It takes a great team to present world class talent in a priceless location. So many have contributed so much over the years to deliver our lasting success. Take a look at who’s behind the scenes making it all happen.
The idea for a Skaneateles Festival came together quickly in the spring of 1980 in discussions between musician Lindsay Groves and Skaneateles residents Beth Boudreau and Louise Robinson. That first season, two weeks of concerts were presented in August at the village’s Library Hall. Through the generosity of David and Louise Robinson, their home, Brook Farm, soon became the Festival’s center.