2015 Concert Season Announced!
Welcome to the 2015 Geneva Music Festival! We invite you to make plans for this year’s Festival, full of great music performed by a star-studded cast of gifted artists. We have our most diverse line-up yet for our 5th anniversary concert season, which will run June 5 – 21 with concerts in Geneva, Auburn, Skaneateles and Canandaigua.
This season’s “family of artists” will include cellist Clive Greensmith, and violinist Ani Kavafian, who will join GMF director Geoffrey Herd, violinist Eliot Heaton, cellist Hannah Collins and many other returning festival favorites along with several exciting new artists.
Music lovers of all varieties will find plenty to enjoy this year. In addition to first-class performances of classical masterpieces you will have the opportunity to experience dynamic contemporary music performed by the new music ensemble New Morse Code, composed of cellist Hannah Collins and percussionist Michael Compitello. Bluegrass lovers will enjoy an afternoon of fiddling at Ravines winery and jazz afficionados will be will be treated to a mesmerizing evening of music at the Smith Opera House with trumpeter Thomas Bergeron and his hybrid jazz ensemble.
Please join us for another season of exceptional music-making in 2015.
Three Trios- Piano Trios of Ravel, Turina and Brahms
Geoffrey Herd, violin
Clive Greensmith, cello
Christopher Janwong McKiggan, piano
Friday June 5th, 7:30PM
St. Michaels Orthodox Church, 98 Genesee St. Geneva
Saturday June 6th, 7:30PM
Canandaigua Academy, 435 East Street, Canandaigua
Sunday June 7th, 3:00PM
First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles
New Morse Code
Thursday June 11th, 4:30PM
Boys and Girls Club
Geneva Community Center, 160 Carter Rd. Geneva, NY 14456
Hannah Collins and Michael Compitello will offer an interactive presentation of new music to inspire listeners young and old . All members of the community are invited to attend.
Ani Kavafian and Friends
Friday June 12th, 7:30PM
Geneva Room, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 334 Pulteney St Geneva
Saturday June 13th, 7:30PM
Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St Auburn
Program will include Serenade by Zoltan Kodaly and Dvorak’s Terzetto. Highlighting this performance will be Schubert’s masterful String Quintet in C Major.
New Morse Code
Sunday June 14th, 7:00PM
Billsboro Winery, 4760 West Lake Rd. Geneva
Hannah Collins,cello and Michael Compitello, percussion will showcase a developing project entitled “The Language of Landscapes” with composer Christopher Stark; the undertaking seeks to highlight the ways in which geography and community shape distinct approaches to expression. Prior to this concert, there will be a wine and cheese reception beginning at 6:00 p.m. for attendees to mingle with the artists.
Organ Recital, Zahari Metchkov
Zahari Metchkov is set to present organ masterpieces of Buxtehude, Tunder, Liszt and Messiaen while showcasing the organs of area churches.
Tuesday June 16th, 7:30PM
Presbyterian Church in Geneva, 24 Park Place Geneva
Wednesday June 17th, 7:30PM
United Church of Canandaigua, 11 East Gibson Street, Canandaigua
Thursday June 18th, 7:30PM
St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 15 Clark Street, Auburn,
“Mozart, Mendelssohn and Brahms”
Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525,” presented by musicians returning to the Geneva Music Festival. Mendelssohn’s “String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13” will follow. To conclude, the ensemble will perform Brahms’ “Sextet No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 18,”
Friday June 19th, 7:30PM
Geneva Room, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, 334 Pulteney St
Thomas Bergeron Jazz Ensemble
Saturday June 20th, 7:30PM
Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva
Innovative arrangements of classic and contemporary standards, as well as original music composed by Bergeron and Hoshii. Led by the exquisite beauty of Thomas’ trumpet playing, the result is a mesmerizing journey into the world of jazz.
Festival Fiddler’s Bluegrass
Sunday, June 21st, 1:00PM
Ravines Winery, 400 Barracks Rd Geneva NY
High-octane fiddling and bluegrass with violinist Eliot Heaton, Shawn Moore and bassist Greg Robbins.
Roasted local pig and trimmings from Finger Lakes Farmers served before the concert 11 am -1pm.