The Geneva Music Festival may not be presenting live, local concerts in the next couple of months, but the Festival will be represented on the airwaves next week. As part of “Performance Rochester,” Classical 91.5 FM’s annual celebration of local artists, one of the works presented during the 2019 season will be showcased. Later in the week, Festival Director and violinist Geoffrey Herd will share what he’s doing now and some music that inspires him when he speaks with WCNY’s Diane Jones.
On Monday, April 27, at 9 a.m., Classical 91.5 (WXXI Rochester) will present Amy Beach’s Piano Quintet in f-sharp minor, played at the Geneva Music Festival on June 15, 2019, in the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Herd plays violin with Shawn Moore, Kirsten Docter is the violist, Clive Greensmith the cellist, and Esther Park is the pianist. To listen, and for more information on Beach, visit the website.
On Wednesday, April 29, Herd’s interview will air on WCNY Classic FM at 12 p.m. The interview is part of a new program called “Classical Companion,” in which Jones speaks with artists and arts organizers about the music they turn to in these challenging times. Classic FM is available at 91.3 in Syracuse, 89.5 in Utica, 90.9 in Watertown, streaming at wcny.org, and with the TuneIn app.
Founded in 2011, the Geneva Music Festival is an annual professional chamber music festival. Internationally acclaimed artists perform in venues in Geneva and Skaneateles. The Festival strives to entertain, inspire and nurture a lifelong appreciation of classical music throughout the community and, each year, provides community outreach and education. GMF is celebrating its tenth year in 2020. While summer concerts have been postponed, organizers are looking to reschedule for the fall. Information will be posted on the website as available.