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2020 Spring Benefit is March 14

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2018 Benefit: Geoffrey Herd (violin), Max Geissler (cello) and Zahari Metchkov (piano)

The Geneva Music Festival will host its annual benefit at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the Gearan Center for Performing Arts of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

The program will feature Geoffrey Herd and Eliot Heaton, violin; Eric Wong, viola; Max Geissler, cello; and Zahari Metchov, piano, performing selections by Moszkowski, Schumann and others.

Additionally, guests will enjoy buffet-style light dinner fare, an assortment of desserts, and Hermann J. Wiemer wine.

A silent auction will offer many unique Finger Lakes gifts and experiences.

Tickets to the benefit are $65 each and can be purchased online at genevamusicfestival.com/benefit. For questions, or to purchase tickets offline, please call Fran Herd at (315) 326-1951 or email info@GenevaMusicFestival.com.

This year, the Geneva Music Festival celebrates its tenth season of bringing world-class music to Finger Lakes communities. Founded in 2011 by violinist and Geneva native Geoffrey Herd in an effort to give back to his hometown, the Festival has since presented more than 100 concerts to audiences in Geneva, Auburn, Canandaigua and Skaneateles. This year’s season takes place from May 22 through June 14. The theme is, fittingly, “Geneva Music Festival: The First Decade,” and will showcase the diverse musical influences GMF has presented over the years, including Jazz, Latin, African American, and women composers and musicians. Among returning artists are Hannah Collins, Eliot Heaton, Jinjoo Cho, Clive Greensmith, Eric Wong, Ettore Causa, Michelle Cann, Ani Kavafian, Kirsten Docter, Esther Park, ATLYS quartet, JP Jofre, and La Voz de Tres. The Ulysses Quartet, with returning GMF violist Colin Brookes, will join GMF for the first time.

A tentative schedule for the 2020 GMF Season is online. This page will be updated and tickets for the concerts will be available by April 1.

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