JP Jofre to join GMF for the 2014 Season.

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We are thrilled to announce that J.P. Jofre, one of the world’s leading Bandoneon players and master of Argentinean Tango will be joining us for our “Time for Tango” concert on June 14th at 8 PM at Ravines Winery in Geneva.

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A recipient of the National Prize of the Arts Grant in Argentina, since arriving in New York City, J.P. Jofre he has been repeatedly highlighted by the New York Times and praised as one of today’s leading artists by the Lincoln Center. Mr. Jofre has taken his form of contemporary tango to some of the most important venues in Asia, Europe, America and the Caribbean as soloist and composer. He has recently collaborated with Paquito D’ Rivera, Gloria Estefan, Symphony Sillicon Valley,  Sacramento Philharmonic, Philippe Quint, Fernando Otero, Westchester Jazz Orchestra, Fred Sturm, Esperanza Spalding, Frost Studio Jazz Band, Borislav Strulev, and Nina Beilina among many others. Mr. Jofre has also received commissions and he has been part of many festivals such as the prestigious Umbria Jazz Festival, Great Performers at Lincoln Center, Seattle Town Hall’s Global Rhythms, Belgorod Music Festival, Sudtirol Jazz Festival, Celebrity Series of Boston, American Virtuosi, Bachanalia Taiwan among others. J.P. Jofre’s first CD features 11-times Grammy Winner Paquito D’ Rivera, who recorded “Primavera”, an original composition of Mr. Jofre.  For the World Premier of his Bandoneon Concerto, the Mercury News (R. Scheinin) wrote: “…he is an electrifying composer-bandoneon player..”. On 2012 Mr. Jofre was invited by  Free University of Bolzano (Italy) to perform for the homage to Argentinean Nobel Peace Prize Adolfo Perez Esquivel. Read his full biography and learn about our other musicians here.

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2014 Season Announced!

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Dear Friends,

We are proud to announce our 2014 season!  This will be our busiest year yet with 7 concerts over two weeks.  Guest artists include Clive Greensmith, former cellist of the Tokyo String Quartet and faculty member at the Colburn School of Music, Eric Wong of the Linden String Quartet, Zahari Metchkov, faculty member at the University of Colorado and many more!

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Clive Greensmith, Artist for the 2014 Season

Our chamber music series this year includes four concerts: two at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, as well as concerts at the Canandaigua Academy and the Willard Chapel in Auburn. Additionally, Clive Greensmith will be performing a solo program at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Auburn and Zahari Metchkov will be giving a solo organ recital at the Geneva Presbyterian Church.

Rounding out our concert series are two performances hosted by wineries.  The first of these feature the contemporary music ensemble Vicennium Void and will be at Billsboro Winery. Vicennium Void focuses on music composed in the last twenty years and presents the vast literature in an accessible, audience-friendly format.

Lasty, we are collaborating with the Smith Opera House club series to put on a concert of Tango at Ravines Winery.  Concert includes dance performances, as well as dancing opportunities for the audience, and great wine.

Hope to see all of you there!

Sincerely,

Geoffrey Herd

Director2014 Season Announced!