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  • Time’s Running Out for Season, Six-concert Passes

    Six-concert and season passes are a great way to enjoy as many concerts as you’d like! Please note, these only are available until the first concert, in Geneva on May 31– next Thursday. All tickets and passes may be purchased online prior to or in person at that concert. A more»

  • 2018 Geneva Music Festival Starts Next Week

    The start of the 2018 Season of the Geneva Music Festival (GMF) is just a little more than a week away, on May 31. This year’s festival will be exciting, moving and inspirational. Opening night features acclaimed violinist Jinjoo Cho and pianist Hyun-soo Kim presenting, “La Fin De Siècle,” featuring more»

  • Artist Spotlight: Syndee Winters

    Named after 1976 Miss World, Cindy Breakspeare of Jamaica, Syndee Winters seemed to be destined for stardom. She started singing along to the radio when she was young, then discovered dancing in her high school in Miami. A passion for choreography and putting performances together with friends followed, and she more»

  • Artist Spotlight: Ettore Causa

    Ettore Causa, considered to be one of the most brilliant violist performers of our time, will make his Geneva Music Festival debut this summer with “Ettore Causa and Friends,” the season’s Chamber Music Finale. Causa has made solo and recital appearances in major venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, more»

  • Happy Spring! Tickets Now on Sale

    The weather may not be cooperating, but spring is finally here and summer is not far behind. Tickets now are available for our 2018 Season, which takes place from May 31 through June 17. Plan to attend a concert featuring your favorite composers, or purchase six-concert or season passes to more»

  • Tickets Available for Spring Gala

    The 2018 Spring Benefit Gala is just around the corner, on Saturday, March 24. Seating is limited, but tickets are still available. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a performance of Mendelssohn’s romantic Piano Trio in D minor by Geoffrey Herd (violin), Max Geissler (cello) and Zahari Metchkov (piano), while more»

  • Announcing the 2018 Spring Benefit Gala

    On Saturday, March 24, the Geneva Music Festival (GMF) will present its 2018 Spring Benefit Gala, including a performance of Mendelssohn’s romantic Piano Trio in D minor by Geoffrey Herd (violin), Max Geissler (cello) and Zahari Metchkov (piano).  This evening of food, Hermann J. Wiemer wine, desserts and world-class music more»

  • Still Time to Make a Tax-deductible Gift

    The contributions we receive each year help us bring world-renowned and award-winning artists to the Finger Lakes for performances spanning three weeks. They also help us continue to present a variety of special events specifically for children, so we can educate and instill enthusiasm for music among our youngest audiences. more»

  • Music, Poetry and Perspectives: A Celebration of African American Culture

    The Geneva Music Festival (GMF) is excited to announce “Music, Poetry and Perspectives: A Celebration of African American Culture,” which will take place during the second week of the 2018 Season. From June 3 through 9, GMF will feature diverse performances of music, poetry and monologues representative of African American more»

  • What to Look Forward to in 2018

    The Geneva Music Festival’s 2018 Season will take place from May 31 through June 17, and promises to be exciting, moving and inspirational. While planning and scheduling are still taking place, many concerts have been confirmed for next season. Audiences will enjoy the return of violinist Jinjoo Cho, pianist Hyun-soo more»

  • Geneva Music Festival Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

    GENEVA, NY—The Geneva Music Festival (GMF) has been awarded an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Art Works is the NEA’s largest category and “focuses on funding the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with art, lifelong learning in more»

  • June 5-11: What to Look Forward To This Week

    Last week’s kickoff concerts were spectacular! This week, don’t miss: “Music from the Heart” in Auburn on June 8, and Geneva on June 10. We’ll celebrate Jazz with La Voz De Tres on June 9 (Gearan Center), and with The Thomas Bergeron Quartet on June 11, (Geneva on the Lake). more»

  • World-class Concerts Coming to Auburn, Skaneateles

    The Geneva Music Festival returns June 1, bringing world-class artists to Auburn and Skaneateles to present classical and contemporary chamber pieces as ensembles and solo performances. Among these are critically-acclaimed violinist Jinjoo Cho; organist Raymond Nagem, associate music director at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York; more»

  • Geneva Music Festival Begins June 1

    When the Geneva Music Festival (GMF) returns in two weeks, acclaimed artists will present their interpretations of a wide range of musical genres, including chamber, classical, organ masterpieces, bluegrass, and a two-concert celebration of jazz. Founded in 2011 with the mission of entertaining, inspiring and nurturing a lifelong love of music more»

  • Interested in Volunteering?

    If you would like to be part of the dynamic group that helps to bring diverse sounds to the Finger Lakes this summer, please let us know by filling out this form. If you’d prefer to sign up for a specific task and date, you can download and return this more»

  • Still Time to Volunteer

    The Geneva Music Festival is still looking for volunteers to help before, during and after the concert series, from June 1 through 18. Before the festival begins, volunteers help with mailings and correspondence, run local errands, distribute posters, and take part in activities related to preparing for the arrival of the more»

  • A Musical Gift for Mom

    Mother’s Day is May 14, just a little more than a week away! Instead of (or in addition to) the traditional flowers, treat the special women in your life to music performed by artists fresh from stages and concert halls around the world. When the Geneva Music Festival (GMF) returns more»

  • Artist Spotlight: Ani Kavafian

    This season marks the third time acclaimed violinist Ani Kavafian will participate in the Geneva Music Festival (GMF). A concert artist and professor of violin at Yale University, Kavafian has performed with virtually all of America’s leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Los more»

  • Artist Spotlight: Clive Greensmith

    In the season’s chamber music finale on Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, cellist Clive Greensmith and violinist Ani Kavafian, both world-renowned artists, return to perform some of the most exciting works of chamber music with GMF founding artists Geoffrey Herd, Hannah Collins and Eliot Heaton. The concert, “Slavic more»

  • A Successful Geneva Music Festival Gala

    On Saturday, March 11, the Geneva Music Festival (GMF) held its 2017 Spring Benefit Gala in Froelich Hall of the Gearan Center for Performing Arts. The event included a performance by GMF artists-in-residence Geoffrey Herd (violin), Eric Wong (viola), Max Geissler (cello) and Cahill Smith (piano). The more than 100 more»

  • Call for Volunteers

    The Geneva Music Festival is currently looking for volunteers to help before, during and after the concert series, from June 1 through 18. Before the festival begins, volunteers help with mailings and correspondence, run local errands, distribute posters, and take part in activities related to preparing for the arrival of more»

  • 2017 Spring Benefit Gala March 11

    There’s still time to buy tickets for the Geneva Music Festival’s 2017 Spring Benefit Gala. Join us on Saturday, March 11, for a performance by GMF artists-in-residence Geoffrey Herd (violin), Eric Wong (viola), Max Geissler (cello) and Cahill Smith (piano). The evening of world-class music and delicious food will also more»

  • Artist Spotlight: Thomas Bergeron Quartet

    The Thomas Bergeron Quartet wraps-up the Geneva Music Festival’s two-concert celebration of jazz. Multi-instrumentalist Paul McCandless guests. more»

  • Artist Spotlight: Jason Ennis and La Voz De Tres

    World jazz trio La Voz De Tres introduces the Geneva Music Festival celebration of Jazz, on June 9. Learn more about the artists. more»

  • 2017 Spring Benefit Gala for Geneva Music Festival

    On Saturday, March 11, the Geneva Music Festival (GMF) will present its 2017 Spring Benefit Gala, including a performance by GMF artists-in-residence Geoffrey Herd (violin), Eric Wong (viola), Max Geissler (cello) and Cahill Smith (piano).  This evening of food, Hermann J. Weimer wine and world-class music will begin at 6 more»

  • Celebrate Jazz with us in June

    The Geneva Music Festival will feature a two-concert celebration of jazz this summer. La Voz De Tres, Paul McCandless and the Thomas Bergeron Quartet join GMF artists-in-residence. more»

  • Remember 2016 with a Tax-deductible Gift

    There’s just a short time left to make a 2016 tax-deductible gift to the Geneva Music Festival. Your donations enable us to bring more than a dozen concerts to the region in a span of just two weeks. Classical chamber ensembles of world-renowned and award-winning artists are performed in venues more»

  • Tickets on Sale Now!

    Just in time for the holidays–tickets to the 2017 Geneva Music Festival are available online. Purchase tickets to a single concert, a set of six or the whole Series. Tickets make a great last-minute gift for the music lover in your life. Show them you appreciate them –and fine music more»

  • Jin Joo Cho and Friends to Perform June 4

    On June 4, 2017, critically-acclaimed violinist Jinjoo Cho will join other GMF artists-in-residence to present, “Jinjoo Cho and Friends” as part of the Geneva Music Festival. This concert represents a reunion of Cho, GMF Director and Violinist Geoffrey Herd, and Violist Eric Wong. Cho and Herd met at the Cleveland more»

  • Wrapping Up and Looking Forward

    The Geneva Music Festival looks forward to 2017 with new artists alongside returning favorites. more»