Geneva Music Festival musicians
La Voz De Tres - Chilean vocalist Natalia Bernal, keyboardist Mike Eckroth, and guitarist and returning GMF performer Jason Ennis
2016 Strings event at the Gearan Center in Geneva featuring two violins, two cellos and two violas.

Thank You

Time and again when I speak with the artists who join me at the Geneva Music Festival, I am told what fantastic audiences we have in this region, how warm and enthusiastic they are, and what a wonderful experience it is to perform here. I couldn’t agree more!

Over the course of three weeks in June, acclaimed artists presented a wide range of musical genres, including chamber, classical, organ masterpieces, bluegrass, and a two-concert celebration of jazz. The Cavani String Quartet, the Quartet-in-Residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music, opened the 2017 Season of the GMF with a concert at the Gearan Center for Performing Arts. This year also featured critically-acclaimed violinist Jinjoo Cho, organist Ray Nagem, New Morse Code, and performances by GMF Artists-in-Residence. The chamber music finale with cellist Clive Greensmith and violinist Ani Kavafian was a sold-out show. Additionally, a free Father’s Day bluegrass concert was held for a full house at Ravines Winery.  We also presented a special, two-concert celebration of jazz featuring La Voz De Tres and the Thomas Bergeron Quartet, with multi-instrumentalist Paul McCandless as a guest at each.

The 2017 Season of the Geneva Music Festival had a record 1,150 people in attendance at concerts in Geneva, Auburn, Canandaigua and Skaneateles. On behalf of the artists and the GMF Board, I want to express my deepest gratitude to all of you who made our seventh year one of the best yet—those of you behind the scenes, on the stage and in the audience.

Watch for news of our 2018 Season soon; we’re already putting together a fantastic program for next year!

All the best,


Geoffrey Herd

Director of the Geneva Music Festival


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