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Musical Notes & Events

MUSICAL NOTES

 

Keep your musical event top-of-mind for CLASSIC FM listeners.  Send us the details of your musically related event at least a couple of weeks ahead so we may call it to everyone’s attention.  Our mailing address is:

WCNY-FM, P.O. Box 2400, Syracuse, NY  13220

Our e-mail address is:  CLASSICFM@wcny.org

 

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Bill Knowlton’s 42nd annual Bluegrass Ramble Picnic will take place this Sunday, August 3 from 10am ‘til 6pm at Little York Lake, Exit 13 of I-81… just follow the signs.  The Ramble Picinic is the oldest Bluegrass festival in New York state and features the host band “The Delaney Brothers,” plus Off the Wall, The Salmon River Boys, Diamond Someday, the Atkinson Family, Larry Hoyt & the Good Acoustics, and much more.  Refreshments are available, but you’re welcome to bring your own… Absolutely bring a lawn chair or blanket for your comfort.  For more information, you may call 315-457-6100 or e-mail bill at udmacon@hotmail.com

 

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ONGOING:  The Skaneateles Community Band will perform each Friday evening in August at the gazebo in Clift Park, in the heart of the village, right on the lake… rain location is Austin Park Pavilion, Jordan Street… August concerts will begin at 7:00.  The Concerts are free and all are welcome!

 

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The Capitol Theatre in Rome presents the musical Monty Python’s Spamalot with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, in a Summerstage live theatrical production on Thursday, July 31, Friday, August 1, and Saturday, August 2… at 7:30pm each evening.  Tickets are available at the Capitol Box Office, 220 W. Dominick Street, Rome, online at www.RomeCapitol.com and by telephone 315.337.6453.

 

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The finale of the Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival will be offered on Saturday, August 2 at 7:30pm at Ravines Wine Cellars on Keuka, Route 54, Hammondsport.  Richard Auldon Clark and colleagues from the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra will perform works by Martinu, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence.  Tix available online at www.FingerLakes-Music.org and at the door the night of the concert.

 

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The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival opens a month-long celebration of music spanning four continents on Wednesday, August 6, at 7:30pm in The Farmers’ Museum, 5775 State Route 80, Cooperstown.  This program is titled “Opening Night! Inspired by Italy.”  Works by Boccherini, Puccini, Verdi, Ludwig, and Tchaikovsky performed by the Enso Quartet, and festival founder and artistic director Linda Chesis.  Tix available by phone at 800.838.3006 and online at www.CooperstownMusicFest.org.

 

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The Skaneateles Festival is 35 years young this summer, and the celebrations begin with this week’s theme “Many Happy Returns.  The Festival opens on Thursday, August 7 at 8pm, in First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles, with works by Grieg, Richard Strauss, guest pianist Robert Weirich (The Steamboat Stomp), and Brahms.  For tickets and information, you may phone 315-685-7418 or visit www.skanfest.org.

 

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Gilbert & Sullivan’s Mikado will be presented at the Earlville Opera House, 18 East Main Street, Earlville, NY on Friday & Saturday, August 8 and 9 at 8pm, Sunday, August 10 at 3pm, and Monday, August 11 at 7:30 at Herkimer High School. Local performers include Craig Risser as the Mikado, Sarah Davies Hasegawa as Pitti Sing, and Dr. Steven Scheinman from Upstate Medical Center as the Lord High Executioner.  For tix, you may visit www.EarlvilleOperaHouse.com or call 315.691.3550.

 

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The Skaneateles Festival is off-and-running with this week’s theme “Many Happy Returns,” and artists returning to First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles on Friday, August 8 at 8pm include Joseph Genualdi, Curtis Macomber, Steven Doane, and Robert Weirich, who will collaborate in works by Françaix, Reinecke, and Robert Schumann.  For tickets and information, you may phone 315-685-7418 or visit www.skanfest.org.

 

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CNY Latino has organized several Hispanic related festivals across Central New York… and the 20th Annual Syracuse Latino Festival will be on Saturday, August 9 in the Ward Bakery Park, Shonnard Street, Syracuse.  Lots of fun, music, and food will be available.  For more information, you may visit www.CNYLatinoNewspaper.com .

 

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The first week of performances at Skanfest closes with fireworks… the Fireworks Ensemble, that is… An exciting American program featuring Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, Copland’s Hoedown, bluegrass from Bill Monroe, Broadway by Bernstein, and more.  The program will be presented on Saturday, August 9, at 7:30pm at Brook Farm, 2870 West Lake Road, Skaneateles, 2 & ½ miles south of the Village on Rt. 41A… bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and flashlights.  For tickets and information, you may phone 315-685-7418 or visit www.skanfest.org.

 

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The Historical Association of Vienna presents season 6 of “A Little Summer Music in Vienna.”  Concert #1 on Sunday, August 10 at 2:30pm offers the program “Songs on a Summer Afternoon,” featuring a concert of songs:  classic, show, theatre, art, old, and new… with soprano Norma Tippett, tenor, CLASSIC FM’s own Jon English, baritone, Phil Eisenman, and piano collaborator Ida Tili-Trebicka.  The venue is Vienna Methodist Church, intersection of Routes 13 & 49, just north of Sylvan Beach; the church is climate controlled and handicapped accessible.  The concerts are free.

 

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Yanni… musician, composer, and conductor… will perform at The Landmark Theatre in Syracuse on Sunday, August 10, at 7pm.  WCNY has tickets available when you become a member; details are available at www.wcny.org/shop .

 

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The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival continues on Sunday, August 10, at 7:30pm in the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, when the American String Quartet performs with festival artistic director Linda Chesis… the program is titled “Only the Good Die Young:  Mozart, Mendelssohn & Schubert.”  Tix available by phone at 800.838.3006 and online at www.CooperstownMusicFest.org.

 

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The Organ Historical Society’s 59th annual convention will feature a performance by Christopher Houlihan on Wednesday, August 13, at 8:15pm in Sage Chapel on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY.  Mr. Houlihan will perform works by J.S. Bach and César Franck.  Tix at the door, but for more information, you may visit www.OrganSociety.org .

 

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CNY Latino has organized several Hispanic related festivals across Central New York… the Multicultural Block Party will be on Thursday, August 14,  in Skiddy Park bounded by Otisco, Oswego, Tioga, and Tully Streets, Syracuse.  Lots of fun, music, and food will be available.

 

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As part of the Skaneateles Festival, on Thursday, August 14, at 8pm, performers will join together for music inspired by Asian culture. The showing will take place at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 97 East Genesee Street in Skaneateles. Tickets are $28.00 for adults and free for children, and can be purchased online on www.skanfest.org, by calling 315-685-7418, or at the concert 45 minutes prior.

 

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At Skanfest, East-West fusion, an arrangement by Yi-Wen Jiang, will be held on Friday, August 15th, at 8:00pm, featuring traditional Chinese folk songs. It will be located at the First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles. Tickets are $28.00 for adults and free for children, and can be purchased online on www.skanfest.org, by calling 315-685-7418, or at the concert 45 minutes prior.

 

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CNY Latino has organized several Hispanic related festivals across Central New York… two of these festivals will be held on Saturday, August 16… the Utica Latino Festival will be in Hanna Park, Cornelia Street, Utica… and the Ithaca Latino Picnic will be held in the Lake-side Steward Park, Ithaca, NY.  Lots of fun, music, and food will be available.

 

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Concluding week 2 of Skanfest will be Sounds of the Orient, held at Brook Farm, 2870 West Lake Road, Skaneateles. This concert features traditional Chinese instruments, and will be performed Saturday, August 16, at 7:30pm. Tickets are $28.00 for adults and free for children, and can be purchased online on www.skanfest.org, by calling 315-685-7418, or at the concert 45 minutes prior.

 

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Jon English, CLASSIC FM host and Syracuse University professor of vocal studies, will present a recital at St. George’s Cathedral, Kingston, on Sunday, August 17th at 2pm.  With piano collaborator Ida Tili-Trebicka, Jon will present the Canadian premieres of a pair of song cycles:  the first is George Chadwick’s 12 Songs of Brittany from 1890, the second, the never before recorded Vignettes, Letters from George to Evelyn from the private papers of a World War II soldier to his bride, music by Alan Louis Smith.  Plus Jon and Ida will present some American folksongs and Broadway selections to complete a full Sunday afternoon program.

St. George’s Cathedral is located at 270 King Street East at Johnson in Kingston, Ontario.  The program is free, the public is warmly invited.

 

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The Historical Association of Vienna presents season 6 of “A Little Summer Music in Vienna.”  Concert #2 on Sunday, August 17 at 2:30pm offers the program “Rick Montalbano and Friends,” featuring Rome native, pianist Rick Montalbano and colleagues.  The venue is Vienna Methodist Church, intersection of Routes 13 & 49, just north of Sylvan Beach; the church is climate controlled and handicapped accessible.  The concerts are free.

 

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Trio da Paz returns to The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival with their signature mix of jazz and Brazilian rhythms on Sunday, August 17, at 7:30pm in the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown.  Tix available by phone at 800.838.3006 and online at www.CooperstownMusicFest.org.

 

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Skanfest begins its “Gypsy Nights” week with an open workshop for music students Wednesday, August 20at 11am, in the First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles. For information and registration, call 685-7418 or go to www.skanfest.org.

 

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The Skaneateles Festival will present a performance based on the spirited, Gypsy-inspired music. The concert begins at 8pm, on Thursday, August 21 located at the First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles. Tickets are $28.00 for adults and free for children, and can be purchased online on www.skanfest.org, by calling 315-685-7418, or at the concert 45 minutes prior.

 

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Skanfest will feature a performance by 2014 Robinson Award winner Erin Dowler as part of the “Gypsy Nights” week. Following will be a concert featuring pieces by famous composers, such as Liszt and Brahms.  The show takes place on Friday, August 22, with Erin Dowler at 7pm, and the concert follows at 8pm, at the First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles. Tickets are $28.00 for adults and free for children, and can be purchased online on www.skanfest.org, by calling 315-685-7418, or at the concert 45 minutes prior.

 

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Central New York’s connection to the Great American Song Book, Nick Ziobro will present an “Evening of Cabaret” on Friday, August 22, from 6-thirty ‘til 8-thirty pm at Robinson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 126 South Terry Road, Syracuse.  Nick has opened for Michael Feinstein, Barbara Cook, and Marilyn Maye and has received rave reviews wherever he has performed.      Tix in advance at RobinsonMem.org or at the door.

 

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Multi-platinum artist Josh Groban will perform at the CMAC performing arts center in Canandaigua on Friday, August 22.  WCNY has limited ticket availability when you become a member; details are at www.wcny.org/shop .

 

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Saturday, August 23 at 7:30pm will mark the end of Skanfest’s “Gypsy Nights” week. Located on Brook Farm, 2870 West Lake Road, Skaneateles, Gypsy inspired works will be performed by the Eastman Chamber Players. Tickets are $28.00 for adults and free for children, and can be purchased online on www.skanfest.org, by calling 315-685-7418, or at the concert 45 minutes prior.

 

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The Historical Association of Vienna presents the finale of season 6 of “A Little Summer Music in Vienna.”  Concert #3 on Sunday, August 24 at 2:30pm offers the program “Classics with the Jewell Trio,” featuring a concert of classical works.  The Jewell Trio is Sar-Shalom Strong, piano, Peter Rovit, violin, and Gregory Wood, cello… but expanding to a quartet with guest violist Arvilla Rovit.  The venue is Vienna Methodist Church, intersection of Routes 13 & 49, just north of Sylvan Beach; the church is climate controlled and handicapped accessible.  The concerts are free.

 

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The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival closes the month of performances with the program “Let’s Dance,” on Sunday, August 24 at 7:30pm.  Viennese waltz, Latin American samba, English Renaissance, and more performed by the Momenta Quartet, Linda Chesis, flute, Moran Katz, clarinet, and Olga Vinokur, piano.  Tix available by phone at 800.838.3006 and online at www.CooperstownMusicFest.org.

 

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Anyela’s Vineyards, located on 2433 West Lake Road, Skaneateles, will be hosting a free performance featuring the East Coast Chamber Orchestra. This special event will begin Wednesday, August 27, at 5:30pm, and will kick off the final week of The Skaneateles Festival.

 

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As part of the final week of Skanfest, ECCO, A.K.A the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, will perform at First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles. Tickets are $28.00, and can be purchased online on www.skanfest.org, by calling 315-685-7418, or at the concert 45 minutes prior. This event begins Thursday, August 28, at 8pm.

 

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The young men of Tf3 (Time for Three) will be making a return to The Skaneateles Festival Friday, August 29, at 7:30pm. The group will perform pieces all the way from Bach, to Justin Timberlake in this upcoming concert, located at Brook Farm, 2870 West Lake Road, Skaneateles. Tickets are $28.00, and can be purchased online on www.skanfest.org, by calling 315-685-7418, or at the concert 45 minutes prior.

 

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The Skaneateles Festival concludes with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, as they perform the festival’s finale at Brook Farm, 2870 West Lake Road, Skaneateles. The festival’s final performance will be held Saturday, August 30 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $28.00, and can be purchased online on www.skanfest.org, by calling 315-685-7418, or at the concert 45 minutes prior.

 

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