2017 Season

  • GMF Gala

    • Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 6:00 PM

    2017 Spring Benefit Gala was a success. Thank you to those who attended and supp more »
    2017 Spring Benefit Gala was a success. Thank you to those who attended and supported.
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  • Cavani Quartet

    • Thursday, June 1, 2017 – 7:30 PM

      Gearan Center for the Performing Arts
    GMF is proud to open our 2017 season with the Cavani Quartet, winner of the Naum more »
    GMF is proud to open our 2017 season with the Cavani Quartet, winner of the Naumberg Chamber Music Award. The Quartet-in-Residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music, it has been described by the Washington Post as “completely engrossing, powerful and elegant.” This will be a fantastic season kick-off! Dmitri Shostakovich String Quartet No. 1 I. Moderato II. Moderato III. Allegro Molto IV. Allegro Joaquín Turina La oración del torero, Op.34 Franz Schubert Death and the Maiden I. Allegro II. Andante con moto III. Scherzo: Allegro molto IV. Presto
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  • Jinjoo Cho and Friends “America the Beautiful”

    • Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 7:30 PM

      First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles
    • Sunday, June 4, 2017 – 2:00 PM

      Gearan Center for the Performing Arts
    Internationally acclaimed violinist Jinjoo Cho joins GMF's exceptional line up o more »
    Internationally acclaimed violinist Jinjoo Cho joins GMF's exceptional line up of artists for chamber music concerts in Geneva and Skaneateles. Experience the wonderful variety of music created here in America. This concert features the music of immigrant Americans as well as the father of American sound, Antonin Dvorak. Avner Dorman "Tree-YO!" I. Lento II. Scherzo III. Andante IV. Presto Richard Danielpour "Book of Hours" I. Morning II. Midday III. Afternoon into Evening IV. Night Osvaldo Golijov "Tenebrae" Dvorak: Op. 97 "American" I. Allegro non tanto II. Allegro vivo III. Larghetto IV. Finale: Allegro giusto
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  • Music from the Heart: Classic and Contemporary

    • Thursday, June 8, 2017 – 7:30 PM

      Willard Memorial Chapel, Auburn
    • Saturday, June 10, 2017 – 7:30 PM

      Gearan Center for the Performing Arts
    This concert highlights two of today’s most glorified composers, John Coriglia more »
    This concert highlights two of today’s most glorified composers, John Corigliano and Jennifer Higdon, both Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize winners. Also featured are two of our most beloved composers of the past, Schubert and Saint-Saens. Corigliano: Snapshot Circa 1909  Schubert: String Trio D. 581  I. Allegro moderato II. Andante III. Menuetto: allegretto IV. Rondo: allegretto Jennifer Higdon: Piano Trio I. Pale Yellow II. Fiery Red Saint-Saens: Piano Quartet Op. 41  I. Allegretto II. Andante maestoso ma con moto II. Poco allegro piu tosto moderato IV. Allegro
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  • La Voz De Tres

    • Friday, June 9, 2017 – 7:30 PM

      Gearan Center for the Performing Arts
    The first event of our two concert Jazz Celebration! Chilean vocalist Natalia Be more »
    The first event of our two concert Jazz Celebration! Chilean vocalist Natalia Bernal, keyboardist Mike Eckroth, and seven-string guitarist Jason Ennis blend the infectious rhythms and nuanced songwriting traditions of Latin America, original compositions and picks from the great American songbook into a surprising improvisational texture. They’ll also present interpretations of the music from their recent album “Sueños y Delirios” (Dreams and Deliria). Multi-instrumentalist Paul McCandless will join as a special guest.
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  • The Thomas Bergeron Quartet

    • Sunday, June 11, 2017 – 3:30 PM

      Geneva on the Lake
    The Thomas Bergeron Quartet will be joined by a string quartet of GMF artists-in more »
    The Thomas Bergeron Quartet will be joined by a string quartet of GMF artists-in-residence to bring love and romance to the Festival with a jazz-chamber fusion from Bergeron’s latest album. Held at the beautiful Geneva on the Lake resort, the concert will include new jazz interpretations of the music of Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Takemitsu and Scriabin, in addition to some original compositions and jazz standards. Multi-instrumentalist Paul McCandless is special guest. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres available on the terrace at 3:30 p.m., concert begins at 4 pm.
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  • Organ Recital featuring Raymond Nagem

    • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 – 7:30 PM

      Presbyterian Church in Geneva
    • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – 7:30 PM

      United Church of Canandaigua
    • Thursday, June 15, 2017 – 7:30 PM

      Westminster Presbyterian Church in Auburn
    Raymond Nagem, associate music director at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine more »
    Raymond Nagem, associate music director at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC, will perform his own transcription of Prokofiev's witty “Music for Children,” as well as music by J. S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Max Reger, and Louis Vierne. Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532                     Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Music for Children, Op. 65                                                 Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953) Promenade A Little Story Tarantella Waltz Rain and Rainbow March Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 65, No. 4                             Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) Allegro con brio Andante religioso Allegretto Allegro maestoso e vivace Six Trios, Op. 47                                                                      Max Reger (1873–1916) Canon in E Major Gigue in D Minor Canzonetta in A Minor Scherzo in A Major Siciliano in E Minor Fugue in C Minor Berceuse from 24 Pièces en style libre, Op. 31             Louis Vierne (1870–1937) Final from Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 14           Louis Vierne (1870–1937)
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  • Hear and Now: New Morse Code

    • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – 7:30 PM

      Gearan Center for the Performing Arts
    New Morse Code is devoted to bold and engaging performances of music worth shari more »

    New Morse Code is devoted to bold and engaging performances of music worth sharing. Omnivorous, rigorous and inventive, Hannah Collins and Michael Compitello activate the unexpected range and unique sonic world of cello and percussion to catalyze and champion the compelling works of young composers. This exciting duo returns to Geneva Music Festival to perform the culmination of their project with composer Chris Stark in this long-awaited conclusion.

    The Language of Landscapes                                 Christopher Stark (b. 1980) Down Down Baby                                                      Robert Honstein (b. 1980) 1. Follow the Leader 2. Daydream 3. Singing Lesson 4. Strange Dance 5. Daydream 2 6. Down Down Baby
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  • Ani Kavafian & Clive Greensmith: Slavic Serenade

    • Friday, June 16, 2017 – 7:30 PM

      First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles
    • Saturday, June 17, 2017 – 7:30 PM

      Gearan Center for the Performing Arts
    In the season’s chamber music finale, world-renowned artists and GMF favorites more »
    In the season’s chamber music finale, world-renowned artists and GMF favorites cellist Clive Greensmith and violinist Ani Kavafian return to perform some of the most exciting works of chamber music with GMF founding artists Geoffrey Herd, Hannah Collins and Eliot Heaton. Shostakovich Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11 I. Prelude II. Scherzo Shostakovich Trio No. 1, Op. 8 Rachmaninoff Trio élégiaque No. 1 in g minor Dvorak Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 I. Allegro, ma non tnato II. Dumka: Andate con moto III. Scherzo (Furiant): molto vivace IV. Finale: Allegro
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  • Bluegrass at Ravines Winery

    • Sunday, June 18, 2017 – 1:00 PM

      Ravines Winery
    TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. This Father’s Day concert is sure to please! Violini more »
    TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. This Father’s Day concert is sure to please! Violinist Eliot Heaton joins local artists for an afternoon of high-octane fiddling and bluegrass at Ravines Winery! A Father’s Day BBQ with all the trimmings will be available for purchase at the Ravinous Kitchen from noon to 5 p.m. Admission to the event is free.    
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