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2021 Season

  • When the Flowers Bloom: ATLYS in the Sonnenberg Gardens

    • Thursday, May 20, 2021 – 7:00 PM

      Sonnenberg Gardens
    THURSDAY , MAY 20, 2021 - 7PM (doors open at 6PM)   The ATLYS string quarte more »
    THURSDAY , MAY 20, 2021 - 7PM (doors open at 6PM)   The ATLYS string quartet is thrilled to present the world premiere of the Sonnenberg Suite by Ari Fisher. Commissioned by Thomas Mees of Canandaigua and born from ATLYS's first visit to the Finger Lakes in 2019, this work is dedicated to the spectacular, diverse, and eclectic gardens of the Sonnenberg Mansion State Historic Park where the performance will take place. ATLYS is a classically trained, crossover ensemble comprised of Jinty McTavish, Sabrina Tabby, Genevieve Tabby, and Rita Andrade. Lauded for their passionate and dynamic performances and signature sound, they create concert experiences that are both mesmerizing and interactive.   Sabrina Tabby and Jinty McTavish, violin; Rita Andrade, viola; Genevieve Tabby, cello   Performing ATLYS arrangements of music by Billie Eillish and Ed Sheeran, Jorge Salmay, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, and the World Premiere of the Sonnenberg Suite by Ari Fisher, commissioned by Thomas Mees of Canandaigua   *The program is subject to change *NO tickets will be sold at the door *A valid completed vaccine certification or proof of a negative COVID test completed within 72 hours of the concert will be required at the door  
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  • Forgotten Melodies: An Afternoon of Rarely Heard Masterpieces

    • Sunday, May 23, 2021 – 2:00 PM

      Smith Opera House
      Experience and afternoon of rarely heard masterpieces as we belatedly cel more »
      Experience and afternoon of rarely heard masterpieces as we belatedly celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday with his playful "Eyeglasses" duo and pastoral String Quintet. GMF is proud to continue promoting the work of women composers with the intense and uniquely scored Septet by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and Fanny Mendelssohn's romantic Piano Trio. Jinjoo Cho and Geoffrey Herd, violin; Eric Wong and Ettore Causa, viola; Clive Greensmith and Max Geissler, cello; Henry Kramer, piano Performing selections by Ellen Taafe Zwilich, Fanny Mendelssohn, and Ludwig van Beethoven *The program is subject to change *We respectfully ask that you purchase a ticket for each person watching the livestream *NO tickets will be sold at the door    
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  • INTERWOVEN DIALOGUES

    • Saturday, May 29, 2021 – 7:30 PM

      Smith Opera House
      Explore the long-lasting and interwoven influences of German classicism t more »
      Explore the long-lasting and interwoven influences of German classicism throughout Europe and America in works by Beethoven, Florence Price, and Ernõ Dohnányi’s show-stopping Piano Quintet in C Minor. Eliot Heaton and Geoffrey Herd, violin; Eric Wong, viola; Max Geissler, cello; Michelle Cann, piano  

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  • Aaron Lipp and the Slack Tones: Rockabilly and Country Swing

    • Sunday, May 30, 2021 – 2:00 PM

      Geneva on the Lake
      Enjoy a wonderful afternoon outdoors as Aaron Lipp and the Slack Tones me more »
      Enjoy a wonderful afternoon outdoors as Aaron Lipp and the Slack Tones mesh their Rockabilly and cookin' country swing with hints of bluegrass from the band's old-time music roots. Aaron Lipp, Brian Williams, Gary Meixner, Will Siegel *The program is subject to change *NO tickets will be sold at the door  
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  • Poets, Peace and Power, with Dashon Burton and Michelle Cann

    • Friday, June 4, 2021 – 7:30 PM

      Smith Opera House
      2021 Grammy Award-winning baritone Dashon Burton and pianist Michelle Can more »
      2021 Grammy Award-winning baritone Dashon Burton and pianist Michelle Cann take us on a musical journey featuring the dreamy and sensuous world of Schumann's Dichterliebe ("A Poet's Love"), soothing lullabies for love-sick hearts, and songs that will call us back to this world, waking us up to embrace the possibilities of a new day. Dashon Burton, baritone; Michelle Cann, piano Performing selections by John Dowland, Robert Schumann, Florence Price, Peter Warlock, J.S. Bach, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Scott Perkins, and Timothy Takach *The program is subject to change *We respectfully ask that you purchase a ticket for each person watching the livestream *NO tickets will be sold at the door  
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  • La Voz de Tres

    • Sunday, June 6, 2021 – 2:00 PM

      Smith Opera House
      Chilean vocalist Natalia Bernal, keyboardist Mike Eckroth and guitarist J more »
      Chilean vocalist Natalia Bernal, keyboardist Mike Eckroth and guitarist Jason Ennis return to Geneva with their blend of the infectious rhythms and nuanced songwriting traditions of Latin America, original compositions and picks from the Great American Songbook. They are joined on this program by GMF returning artist Tom Bergeron on trumpet. Jason Ennis, guitar; Mike Eckroth, keyboard; Natalia Bernal, vocals; Tom Bergeron, trumpet *The program is subject to change *We respectfully ask that you purchase a ticket for each person watching the livestream *NO tickets will be sold at the door  
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  • Hard Tango by JP Jofre

    • Thursday, June 10, 2021 – 7:30 PM

      Smith Opera House
      Argentinean bandoneonist JP Jofre returns by popular demand with his "Har more »
      Argentinean bandoneonist JP Jofre returns by popular demand with his "Hard Tango." Join JP and GMF artists-in-residence for a Latin-infused evening! JP Jofre, bandoneon Geoffrey Herd, violin; Ken Meyer, guitar; Greg Robbins, bass; Esther Park, piano *The program is subject to change *We respectfully ask that you purchase a ticket for each person watching the livestream *NO tickets will be sold at the door  
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  • The Grand Finale

    • Saturday, June 12, 2021 – 7:30 PM

      Smith Opera House
      The Festival closes with an eclectic program including Jessie Montgomery' more »
      The Festival closes with an eclectic program including Jessie Montgomery's soulful and rhythmic Strum, Rebecca Clarke's heartwarming Dumka, and Brahms's riveting Piano Quintet in F Minor. Ani Kavafian and Geoffrey Herd, violin; Kirsten Doctor, viola; Hannah Collins, cello; Esther Park, piano *The program is subject to change *We respectfully ask that you purchase a ticket for each person watching the livestream *NO tickets will be sold at the door  
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