2021 November Newsletter

ATLYS will return to Geneva for the 2022 Festival

Dear Festival Friends,

It has officially been five months since our ten-year anniversary celebratory season. It was a joy and honor to perform for all of you in person this summer. As the end of the year approaches, our Festival Board is back at work preparing for the 2022 season. We look forward to sharing more musical experiences with our donors, patrons, Finger Lakes community members, and friends all over the world. 

The Festival took extra measures to make sure our artists and audience would be safe with the pandemic restrictions this past summer. Although it was a long process, we found joy in being able to connect with audiences in and beyond the Finger Lakes through the concert livestreams. The successful season would not have been possible without all of your support.

Our appeal letter was sent out a few weeks ago. Here is what our Festival Director, Geoffrey Herd, says about the Festival’s mission:

“Our mission to continue cultivating music making and music appreciation throughout the Finger Lakes wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the friends, families, businesses, and organizations that some of our very own performers come from.  Your contribution not only allows us to bring you world-class talent but ensures that it continues to come back year after year– a garden that sustains and is sustaining.” – Geoffrey Herd

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We hope you will consider making a contribution to our Festival in this season of gratitude. 

Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for our next Festival, May 21 through June 12, 2022! 

To review our past season, read the full 2021 Annual Report by clicking the link below:


Violinist Jinjoo Cho released The Saint-Saëns Album with the ensemble Appassionato and conductor Mathieu Herzog this month. The album is available digitally worldwide on all streaming platforms.

To watch the mini-documentary on the making of the album click here.

Festival director and violinist Geoffrey Herd was joined by bandoneon player and composer JP Jofre at the Farnsely Middle School in Louisville, Kentucky for a Music eX performance last month.

The students were so excited to enjoy some Hard Tango with a mini reunion of this past season’s concert with JP Jofre.

Cellist Hannah Collins released an album titled Resonance Lines in September, available on all streaming platforms.

“Collins created a tribute to people with whom she has had inspiring interpersonal connections, celebrating the rich collaborative worlds that lead to these works which are performed alone. The album features music by composers from the Baroque to the 21st century: Giuseppe Colombi, Kaija Saariaho, Caroline Shaw, Benjamin Britten, and a world premiere recording by Thomas Kotcheff.” -Sono Luminus

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