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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 at the Sonnenberg Gardens (doors open at 6PM) more »
    THURSDAY , MAY 20, 2021 - 7PM at the Sonnenberg Gardens (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 **For in-person concerts: Please bring the printed ticket receipt sent to your email after your purchase. This will act as your pass to get into the concert. This is a replacement for physical concert tickets that are normally picked up at the box office to maintain social distancing and limit physical contact at the venue.
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  • Forgotten Melodies: An Afternoon of Rarely Heard Masterpieces

    • Sunday, May 23, 2021 – 2:00 PM

      Smith Opera House
      Virtual Livestream
    SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2021 - 2PM Smith Opera House or Virtual Livestream Experience an more »
    SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2021 - 2PM Smith Opera House or Virtual Livestream Experience an 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 **For in-person concerts: Please bring the printed ticket receipt sent to your email after your purchase. This will act as your pass to get into the concert. This is a replacement for physical concert tickets that are normally picked up at the box office to maintain social distancing and limit physical contact at the venue. **By purchasing tickets for this event you, and all other ticket holders in your party, agree to abide by The Smith Opera House’s COVID-19 policies. These policies include, but are not limited to: receiving a symptom check upon arrival at the venue, adhering to pre-assigned seating, wearing a face covering while at the venue, maintaining 6 feet physical distance between myself and other patrons, abiding by all signage posted at the venue, and not entering the venue if I, or any member of my party, is feeling ill or has been in close contact with anyone with a known case of COVID-19.  
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  • INTERWOVEN DIALOGUES

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

      Smith Opera House
      Virtual Livestream
    SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2021 - 7:30PM Smith Opera House or Virtual Livestream Explore more »
    SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2021 - 7:30PM Smith Opera House or Virtual Livestream 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  

    *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

    **For in-person concerts: Please bring the printed ticket receipt sent to your email after your purchase. This will act as your pass to get into the concert. This is a replacement for physical concert tickets that are normally picked up at the box office to maintain social distancing and limit physical contact at the venue. **By purchasing tickets for this event you, and all other ticket holders in your party, agree to abide by The Smith Opera House’s COVID-19 policies. These policies include, but are not limited to: receiving a symptom check upon arrival at the venue, adhering to pre-assigned seating, wearing a face covering while at the venue, maintaining 6 feet physical distance between myself and other patrons, abiding by all signage posted at the venue, and not entering the venue if I, or any member of my party, is feeling ill or has been in close contact with anyone with a known case of COVID-19.
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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
    SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2021 - 2PM Geneva on the Lake Enjoy a wonderful afternoon outdoo more »
    SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2021 - 2PM Geneva on the Lake 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 **For in-person concerts: Please bring the printed ticket receipt sent to your email after your purchase. This will act as your pass to get into the concert. This is a replacement for physical concert tickets that are normally picked up at the box office to maintain social distancing and limit physical contact at the venue.
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  • Poets, Peace and Power, with Dashon Burton and Michelle Cann

    • Friday, June 4, 2021 – 7:30 PM

      Smith Opera House
      Virtual Livestream
    FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2021 – 7:30PM Smith Opera House or Virtual Livestream 2021 Gramm more »
    FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2021 – 7:30PM Smith Opera House or Virtual Livestream 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 **For in-person concerts: Please bring the printed ticket receipt sent to your email after your purchase. This will act as your pass to get into the concert. This is a replacement for physical concert tickets that are normally picked up at the box office to maintain social distancing and limit physical contact at the venue. **By purchasing tickets for this event you, and all other ticket holders in your party, agree to abide by The Smith Opera House’s COVID-19 policies. These policies include, but are not limited to: receiving a symptom check upon arrival at the venue, adhering to pre-assigned seating, wearing a face covering while at the venue, maintaining 6 feet physical distance between myself and other patrons, abiding by all signage posted at the venue, and not entering the venue if I, or any member of my party, is feeling ill or has been in close contact with anyone with a known case of COVID-19.
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  • La Voz de Tres

    • Sunday, June 6, 2021 – 2:00 PM

      Smith Opera House
      Virtual Livestream
    SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2021 – 2PM Smith Opera House or Virtual Livestream Chilean vocal more »
    SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2021 – 2PM Smith Opera House or Virtual Livestream 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 **For in-person concerts: Please bring the printed ticket receipt sent to your email after your purchase. This will act as your pass to get into the concert. This is a replacement for physical concert tickets that are normally picked up at the box office to maintain social distancing and limit physical contact at the venue. **By purchasing tickets for this event you, and all other ticket holders in your party, agree to abide by The Smith Opera House’s COVID-19 policies. These policies include, but are not limited to: receiving a symptom check upon arrival at the venue, adhering to pre-assigned seating, wearing a face covering while at the venue, maintaining 6 feet physical distance between myself and other patrons, abiding by all signage posted at the venue, and not entering the venue if I, or any member of my party, is feeling ill or has been in close contact with anyone with a known case of COVID-19.
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  • Hard Tango by JP Jofre

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

      Smith Opera House
      Virtual Livestream
    THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2021 – 7:30PM Smith Opera House or Livestream Argentinean ban more »
    THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2021 – 7:30PM Smith Opera House or Livestream 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 **For in-person concerts: Please bring the printed ticket receipt sent to your email after your purchase. This will act as your pass to get into the concert. This is a replacement for physical concert tickets that are normally picked up at the box office to maintain social distancing and limit physical contact at the venue. **By purchasing tickets for this event you, and all other ticket holders in your party, agree to abide by The Smith Opera House’s COVID-19 policies. These policies include, but are not limited to: receiving a symptom check upon arrival at the venue, adhering to pre-assigned seating, wearing a face covering while at the venue, maintaining 6 feet physical distance between myself and other patrons, abiding by all signage posted at the venue, and not entering the venue if I, or any member of my party, is feeling ill or has been in close contact with anyone with a known case of COVID-19.
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  • The Grand Finale

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

      Smith Opera House
      Virtual Livestream
    SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2021 – 7:30PM Smith Opera House or Virtual Livestream The Fes more »
    SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2021 – 7:30PM Smith Opera House or Virtual Livestream 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 Docter, 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 **For in-person concerts: Please bring the printed ticket receipt sent to your email after your purchase. This will act as your pass to get into the concert. This is a replacement for physical concert tickets that are normally picked up at the box office to maintain social distancing and limit physical contact at the venue. **By purchasing tickets for this event you, and all other ticket holders in your party, agree to abide by The Smith Opera House’s COVID-19 policies. These policies include, but are not limited to: receiving a symptom check upon arrival at the venue, adhering to pre-assigned seating, wearing a face covering while at the venue, maintaining 6 feet physical distance between myself and other patrons, abiding by all signage posted at the venue, and not entering the venue if I, or any member of my party, is feeling ill or has been in close contact with anyone with a known case of COVID-19.
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