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 attendees also spent time with the artists and enjoyed delicious fare.

The Geneva Music Festival is fortunate to have the support of so many organizations and individuals who aid us in our mission of entertaining, inspiring and nurturing a lifelong love of music in the community. We would like to extend our deepest thanks to Bill Schickel of Geneva on the Lake for hosting the musicians for this year’s Gala, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard for providing the wine, and to the many area wineries, restaurants and businesses who provided donations, the volunteers who supplied food and dessert and, of course, the attendees and musicians who found the calm between two storms to be there on Saturday evening.

The 2017 Geneva Music Festival will take place from June 1-18. Founded in 2011, the festival has presented chamber, Latin American, bluegrass and other diverse sounds to audiences throughout the Finger Lakes Region. This summer, GMF will again offer a wide range of genres through world-class talent such as Jin Joo Cho, Cavani Quartet, Raymond Nagem and GMF alums Clive Greensmith and Ani Kavafian. There also will be a celebration of jazz with two unique concerts that reflect a wide array of influences, including traditional American, Latin American and chamber-jazz fusion. La Voz De Tres and the Thomas Bergeron Quartet will be joined by Paul McCandless for this special series. More is available on the website, www.genevamusicfestival.com.

With appreciation,

Geoffrey Herd
Director, Geneva Music Festival

 

Photo Credit: David Soderlund

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