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Back by popular demand, the Geneva Music Festival again welcomes Ray Nagem as he brings the great pipe organs of the Finger Lakes to life in a program of 20th and 21st century music by American, Canadian and French women composers.  With music by Jeanne Demessieux, Rachel Laurin, Jeanne Landry, and Florence Price.  More about this concert and the festival at www.GenevaMusicFestival.com.

Three Performances

Tuesday, June 11 at 7:30pm
Presbyterian Church in Geneva, 24 Park Place, Geneva

Wednesday, June 12 at 7:30pm
United Church of Canandaigua, 11 E. Gibson Street, Canandaigua

Thursday, June 13 at 7:30pm
St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 15 Clark Street, Auburn

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St. George’s Cathedral presents a “June Choirs Festival” featuring four visiting choirs in five concerts.  The festival continues Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13 at 7:30pm with two performances by the St. Martin’s Boy’s Choir, visiting from Bierbach, Germany.  Tickets at the door or in advance at the cathedral office.  At St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street E (at Johnson), in Kingston.  More information at www.StGeorgesCathedral.ca.

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St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concerts continue on Thursday, June 13 at 12:15pm with a return performance by the Peletsis-Dardykina Piano Duo from Montreal.  Their program, “The Northern Lights: Music from the North” will feature works by Russian, Norwegian, and Canadian Composers.  Free concerts every Thursday through August 29th at The Cathedral, 270 King Street East (at Johnson) in Kingston. More information at www.StGeorgesCathedral.com.

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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, June 14 at 6:30pm:  Loren Barrigar

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Clive Greensmith and Friends present the Chamber Music Finale at the Geneva Music Festival, in two performances.  The finale features Geoffrey Herd and Shawn Moore, violins, Clive Greensmith and Hannah Collins, cellos, and Esther Park, piano.  Opening with Beethoven’s piano trio dedicated to Countess Marie von Erdody, the season concludes with two blockbuster works by female composers, the Lyre of Orpheus sextet by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Shulamit Ran, and Amy Beach’s Piano Quintet.  More about this concert and the festival at www.GenevaMusicFestival.com.

Two Performances

Friday, June 14 at 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles

Saturday, June 15 at 7:30pm
Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, 299 Pulteney Street, Geneva

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Cherry Valley Artworks present The Blake Fleming Trio on Friday, June 14 at 7:30pm at the Star Theater in the Old Foundry, 44 Main Street, Cherry Valley.  Admission at the door.  Visit www.CVArtworks.org for more information.

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The Utica Maennerchor will present its Annual Spring Choral Concert on Friday, June 14 at 7:30pm in Anacker Hall at it’s Club House on Flanagan Road, Marcy (right off Exit 31 of the NYS Thruway).  Susan Sady will conduct, with Mark Radlowski accompanying.  The concert features German choral classics as well as popular and Broadway numbers presented by the award-winning men’s, women’s, and combined choruses.  For more information call 315-736-1928.

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The Geneva Music Festival comes to a close with Rebecca Colleen and the Chore Lads, in a bluegrass concert at Geneva on the Lake, 1001 Lochland Road, Geneva.  Music, food, drinks, and beautiful scenery help to celebrate the end of the festival on Sunday, June 16 at 1:00pm.  More about this concert and the festival at www.GenevaMusicFestival.com.

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The Dorset Duo, featuring pianists Fiona Peters and Roberta Wratten, will perform a selection of musical compositions at a special Father’s Day dinner concert at the Horned Dorset Inn on Sunday, June 16 at 4:00pm.  The program, “Piano Duet Music for Father’s Day,” includes music by Kuhlau, Bizet, and Moszkowski.  The event benefits the non-profit artist residency program.  Hors d’oeuvres are served at 4pm, with the concert at 5pm, followed by dinner.  Information and reservations at 315-855-7898.

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On Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00pm, it’s An Evening with Gregory Sheppard, bass, and Sar-Shalom Strong, pianist, at Park Central Presbyterian Church 504 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse.  Music of Mozart, Handel, Verdi, spirituals, and art songs by African American composers fill the program.  A reception follows the concert.  Information and tickets at www.ParkCentralChurch.org.

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St. George’s Cathedral presents a “June Choirs Festival” featuring four visiting choirs in five concerts.  The festival concludes Saturday, June 22 at 7:30pm with a performance by the Stratford Concert Choir, visiting from Stratford, Ontario.  Tickets at the door or in advance at the cathedral office.  At St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street E (at Johnson), in Kingston.  More information at www.StGeorgesCathedral.ca.

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The music of Heinrich Isaac comes to life when Schola Cantorum of Syracuse presents the last concert of the season on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30pm at Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road, Dewitt.  Isaac was a prolific composer, and the ensemble will perform his songs, motets, and instrumental fantasias for viols, recorders, and lute.  More information at www.ScholaSyracuse.com.

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On Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00pm, Park Central Presbyterian Church is hosting “An Evening with Gregory Sheppard, bass, and Sar-Shalom Strong, piano” as part of their Arts at Park program.  Greg will perform music by Mozart, Handel, Verdi, Spirituals, and Art Songs by African American composers.  The church is located at 504 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse.  More at www.ParkCentralChurch.org.

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St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concerts continue on Thursday, June 20 at 12:15pm with organist Tom Fitches from Toronto performing a variety of dances for the organ, including a Jig by Buxtehude, Habaneras by Ravel & Houbart, a liturgical dance piece by Canadian composer David McIntyre, and a quirky Rumba by Pierre Cholley.  Free concerts every Thursday through August 29th at The Cathedral, 270 King Street East (at Johnson) in Kingston. More information at www.StGeorgesCathedral.com.

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St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concerts continue on Thursday, June 27 at 12:15pm with a performance by guitarist Adam Cicchillitti from Montreal.  The concert features works from his latest album of late 19th & early 20th century Spanish music.  Free concerts every Thursday through August 29th at The Cathedral, 270 King Street East (at Johnson) in Kingston. More information at www.StGeorgesCathedral.com.

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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, June 28 at 6:30pm:  Route 66

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The Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble concludes its 2018-19 season with a Summer Chamber Concert on Sunday, July 2 at 4:00pm.  The program includes Bridge’s Lament for Two Violas, Mozart’s Viola Quintet No. 3, and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet No. 2.  At the Lodi Historical Building, 8493 S. Main Street in Lodi.  More information and tickets at www.FingerLakesChamberEnsemble.com.

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Symphoria’s free Summer Concert Series returns with outdoor performances in parks throughout Central New York.  On Wednesday, July 3 at 8:00pm, it’s a patriotic celebration at Emerson Park on the shores of Owasco Lake, 6877 E. Lake Road in Auburn.  Bring your lawn chairs, your picnics, and your Independence Day spirit.  The concert includes fireworks at the conclusion of the performance.  Rain date:  Sunday, July 7.  More at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concerts continue on Thursday, July 4 at 12:15pm with the Chris Alfano Jazz Quartet performing a tribute to Benny Goodman.  You’ll hear Avalon, Moonglow, Memories of You, and more.  Free concerts every Thursday through August 29th at The Cathedral, 270 King Street East (at Johnson) in Kingston. More information at www.StGeorgesCathedral.com.

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Symphoria’s free Summer Concert Series continues with outdoor performances in parks throughout Central New York.  On Friday, July 5 at 7:30pm, Symphoria performs at historic Fort Ontario on the shore of Lake Ontario in Oswego.  The program features selections from Star Wars, Bernstein’s West Side Story Overture, Copland’s Variations on a Shaker Hymn, Sousa marches, and more.  Information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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Symphoria’s free Summer Concert Series continues with outdoor performances in parks throughout Central New York.  On Saturday, July 6 at 7:30pm, it’s a performance in Beard Park in the Village of Fayetteville, at 505 Lincoln Avenue.  Featuring Bernstein’s Overture to West Side Story, selections from Star Wars, patriotic music featuring the Syracuse Pops Chorus, Sousa marches, and the 1812 Overture.  Come early, bring a picnic, and listen to music under the stars.  Rain date: Friday, July 26.  More at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concerts continue on Thursday, July 11 at 12:15pm with pianist and composer John Burge performing the world premiere of his Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in C Minor, and his “Mata Hari Suite.”  Free concerts every Thursday through August 29th at The Cathedral, 270 King Street East (at Johnson) in Kingston. More information at www.StGeorgesCathedral.com.

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Symphoria’s free Summer Concert Series continues with outdoor performances in parks throughout Central New York.  On Thursday, July 11 at 7:30pm, Symphoria returns to Hamilton for a performance including Bernstein’s Overture to West Side Story, the Blue Danube Waltz, Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture, music from James Bond, and selections from Carousel.  At the Village Green on Broad Street  More at www.ExperienceSymphoria.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, July 12 at 6:30pm:  The J.T. Hall Consort

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