Thank You for Making the 2015 Season A Success!
The 2015 Geneva Music Festival season was one of a kind and we thank you for sharing it with us and making it so special. Over the course of three weeks we enjoyed 13 memorable performances in Geneva, Canandaigua, Auburn and Skaneateles. From world renowned artists including cellist Clive Greensmith and violinist Ani Kavafian to the mesmerizing Thomas Bergeron Jazz ensemble, the line up of performers was one to be remembered. The Bluegrass concert at Ravines Winery and New Music performances by New Morse Code were enjoyed by audiences of all ages. Highlights of our chamber music concerts included stellar performances of the Schubert Quintet in C major, the Brahms Sextet in B flat major and organ recitals by Zahari Metchkov. School children in Geneva and Auburn eagerly participated in interactive performances and masterclasses. It’s safe to say we had a spectacular season!
We truly appreciate all the generous support we received from NYSCA, the Wyckoff Foundation, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and many other businesses and individuals in all of the communities we performed in. Many volunteers provided delicious meals for artists, housing and transportation services which we really needed and greatly appreciate! Thank you so much for being a part of the 2015 season.
We would love for you to join us next year for another summer of world-class music in the beautiful Finger Lakes! Our 2016 season will run June 2nd to June 18th, 2016 and will include returning Festival favorites along with many new talented artists. Among them will be baritone vocalist and founder of the vocal group “Room Full of Teeth”, Dashon Burton and Julliard Faculty member violinist Laurie Smukler. An entire week of music will be devoted to Latin music and dance. Argentinean composer and bandoneonist JP Jofre will return to delight audiences and Amaya Dance will make its debut with a salsa dance workshop and two nights of social salsa dancing. Stay tuned as we finalize our plans for New Music and Bluegrass concerts, too!
We hope you enjoyed this year’s festival and join us for the 2016 Festival season! Check back often as we will post details about next year’s Festival Season as they become available.