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SkanFestU continues at the Skaneateles Festival!  This is a series of classes every Tuesday throughout the festival (through Aug. 20, from 3:00-4:00pm every Tuesday).  Led by Festival Artistic Director Aaron Wunsch, this year’s course explores the intersections between music and the visual arts, and will include insights into the Festival-commissioned work for Hilary Hahn, as well as live performances of music by Liszt, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, and Debussy.  At the First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles.  More information at www.SkanFest.org.

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Parent’s Choice winner Susan Reed returns to the Skaneateles Festival with another KidsFest event:  Listen to the Water.  Susan educates and entertains with her popular blend of classical, bluegrass, and original songs.  Wednesday, August 14 at 11:00am at The Mandana Barn, 1274 Lacy Road, Skaneateles.  More information at www.SkanFest.org.

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The Skaneateles Festival hosts their Summer Suite on Wednesday, August 14 at 6:00pm at the former site of the historic Stella Maris Retreat Center.  It’s an evening of gourmet food and drink to celebrate and support the 40th Anniversary Season.  Seating is limited.  More information at www.SkanFest.org.

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St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concerts continue on Thursday, August 15 at 12:15pm with classical guitarist Warren Nicholson from Toronto performing music by Bach, Dowland, and Domeniconi.  Free concerts every Thursday through August 29th at The Cathedral, 270 King Street East (at Johnson) in Kingston. More information at www.StGeorgesCathedral.ca.

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Pianists Elinor Freer and Conrad Tao, along with violinist Stefan Jackiw and cellist David Ying gather at the First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles on Thursday, August 15 at 7:00pm for another Backstage Pass event: “Finding the Muse: Then and Now.”  They’ll talk about composer-friends Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and Clara Wieck (Schumann), and how performers today find the “muse” in music.  Information at www.SkanFest.org.

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The Skaneateles Festival welcomes back pianist-composer Conrad Tao, whose career has taken off since he last performed at the Festival as a 14-year-old in 2009.  He partners with violinist Stefan Jackiw to lead a program of imaginative music by friends Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, and their muse, Clara Wieck (Schumann).  Cellist David Ying and pianist Elinor Freer also return to perform.  At the First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles, Thursday, August 15 at 8:00pm.  More information at www.SkanFest.org.

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The New Woodstock Historical Society presents its second year of summer concerts held in the gazebo at Heritage Park, Route 80 in the hamlet of New Woodstock.  In the event of rain, concerts are held in the Historical Society building on Railroad Street.  Food is available beginning at 5:30 before each of these free concerts.  Coming up Friday, August 16 at 6:30pm:  The Kruisin’ Oldies Band

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It’s “All in Rhythm” at the Skaneateles Festival on Friday, August 16 at 8:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles, when eight cellists take the stage for the Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 by Villa Lobos.  Several cellists from Festivals past and present join together for cello quartets, sextets, and octets.  Pianist Conrad Tao and violinist Stefan Jackiw begin the program with a new work by Tao, and Aaron Copland’s Violin Sonata.  More information at www.SkanFest.org.

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The Robinson Pavilion at Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433 West Lake Road, Skaneateles, welcomes the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis for an evening of classic jazz favorites, interspersed with Wynton’s engaging and illuminating commentary on the music.  Part of the Skaneateles Festival – the program will be announced from the stage.  Saturday, August 17 at 8:00pm.  More information at www.SkanFest.org.

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It’s “A Day with Syracuse Opera & Friends” on Sunday, August 18 from 3:00-5:00pm.  Christian Capocaccia and Lou Lemos share the conducting duties for this free afternoon gathering with performances by the Todd Hobin Band, Latizia, the Syracuse Pops Chorus, the Syracuse Opera Chorus, and special guests Alexandra Deshorties, Lucia Helgren, and more.  At Paper Mill Island in Baldwinsville.  More information at www.SyracuseOpera.org.

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It’s a “Slavic Serenade” at the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival on Sunday, August 18 at 7:30pm when the Lysander Trio performs, joined by flutist Linda Chesis.  Presented at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street in Cooperstown, the Lysander Trio brings their inventive artistry to the interpretation to the music of Rachmaninoff, Martinu, and Dvorak.  More information at www.CooperstownMusicFest.org.

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The Fenimore String Quartet comes to Cherry Valley on Sunday, August 18 at 7:30pm.  All members of the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra, the quartet will perform Beethoven’s Piano Trio in D Major “The Ghost,” and Schubert’s String Quartet in D Minor “Death and the Maiden.”  Presented by Cherry Valley Artworks at the Star Theater, 44 Main Street, Cherry Valley.  More information at www.CVArtworks.org.

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On Sunday, August 18 at 7:30pm, local theater company At Rise Production and the Catherine Cummings Theatre present a one-night-only performance of “Teenage Nobodies,” a cabaret of original songs by Nancy O’Connor and Jared Dunn.  The show follows the stories of several modern-day teens as they encounter some of the first major decisions and changes in their lives, and features a cast of talented teens from Central New York.  At the Catherine Cummings Theatre, 22 Lincklaen Street, Cazenovia.  More information at www.AtRiseProductions.com.

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St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concerts continue on Thursday, August 22 at 12:15pm with Mikayla Jensen-Large, soprano, and Jonathan Stuchbery, lute & baroque guitar.  The duo from Montreal performs a program of “Restless Love,” guitar & lute songs of the 17th century.  Free concerts every Thursday through August 29th at The Cathedral, 270 King Street East (at Johnson) in Kingston. More information at www.StGeorgesCathedral.ca.

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Kaelem Michel, the 2019 Robinson Award winning pianist, performs at the Skaneateles Festival on Thursday, August 22 at 7:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles, just before the regular concert.  Artistic Director Aaron Wunsch will also appear.  More information at www.SkanFest.org.

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The Skaneateles Festival brings you “Bon Appétit!” – composer Lee Hoiby’s hilarious staged portrait of Julia Child.  On Thursday, August 22 at 8:00pm, the Dorian Wind Quintet joins soprano Abigail Fischer to enact an episode of Child’s famous cooking show, “How to Bake a Chocolate Cake” – flour and all.  Fischer also sings Leonard Bernstein’s recipe song cycle, La bonne cuisine, and the Dorian’s perform Samuel Barber’s Summer Music in this all-American program.  At the First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles.  More information at www.SkanFest.org.

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On Friday, August 23 at 8:00pm, the Skaneateles Festival presents “Café Music” at the First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles.  This animated program of music inspired by and written for cafés is anything but background music.  The Dorian Wind Quintet performs tangos by Piazzolla and Lalo Schifrin’s La Nouvelle Orleans, and Abigail Fischer sings café songs throughout the program.  More information at www.SkanFest.org.

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It’s the Skaneateles Festival Finale in memory of Louise Robinson on Saturday, August 24 at 8:00pm when David Zinman leads the Skaneateles Festival Orchestra.  The program includes Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3 with Gail Williams, a new commission by Pierre Jalbert, and Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony.  At the Robinson Pavilion at Anyela’s Vineyard’s, 2433 West Lake Road, Skaneateles.  More information at www.SkanFest.org.

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The Horned Dorset Inn’s next dinner concert is Sunday, August 25 at 5:00pm with flutist Jeanne Sperber and pianist Margaret “Pej” Reitz presenting “Flute and Piano Favorites, from Days Gone By to the Present.”  Hamilton Harty’s “In Ireland,” Paul Schoenfield’s “Souvenirs,” and Poulenc’s “Sonata” are all included in the performance.  Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before the concert, and dinner served after.  Information and reservations at 315-855-7898.

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On Sunday, August 25 at 7:30pm you can hear Baroque Masterworks, part of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival.  The CSMF Festival Artists fill the Otesaga Resort Ballroom with Baroque masterworks including Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2, Pachelbel’s Canon & Gigue, a Corelli Concerto Grosso, and some surprises.  The Otesaga Resort is located at 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown.  More information at www.CooperstownMusicFest.org.

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“American Dreams of Russia” is a program of Russian and Russian-inspired American music, as well as purely American works, featuring Daniel Godfrey’s evocative “From a Dream of Russia.”  Godfrey will also be in attendance.  Sunday, August 25 at 7:30pm at the Start Theater, 44 Main Street, Cherry Valley.  Presented by Cherry Valley Artworks.  More information at www.CVArtworks.org.

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St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concerts conclude on Thursday, August 29 at 12:15pm with the Colioris Ensemble from Montreal performing “Be Free!” – a program of music by Haydn, Bloch, and Shostakovich.  Free concerts every Thursday through August 29th at The Cathedral, 270 King Street East (at Johnson) in Kingston. More information at www.StGeorgesCathedral.ca.

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On Sunday, September 8 at 4:00pm, Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook comes to St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 873 DeWitt Street, Syracuse.  Cookbook has won three SAMMY awards, and Dave Hanlon has won the SAMMY Hall of Fame Award.  The group has been playing it’s high-energy Rhythm and Blues dance music throughout the Northeast for more than 30 years.  Music, dancing, and an outdoor barbeque!  More information at 315-479-9912.

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Syracuse City Ballet presents “An Imagination in Motion Masquerade Gala” on Friday, September 27 at 6:30pm at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.  This fundraising event launches the 23rd season of Syracuse City Ballet, and all proceeds directly benefit the initiatives outlined in SCB’s Imagination in Motion Campaign.  Including live music by the Primetime Horns, special performances by SCB’s professional company dancers, auctions, and more.  Information at www.SyracuseCityBallet.com.

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