This week: church organs and the chamber finale

In this third and final week of the Geneva Music Festival’s 2019 Season, Ray Nagem returns to showcase the organs of the region’s churches with a program of 20th and 21st century music by American, Canadian and French women composers:

  • Jeanne Demessieux Te Deum
  • Rachel Laurin Three Pieces
  • Jeanne Landry Hesychia
  • Florence Price Suite No. 1

Nagem’s concerts take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week, in Geneva, Canandaigua and Auburn, respectively. A full schedule is available here.

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2017 Slavic Serenade with Greensmith

On Friday, cellist Clive Greensmith returns to the festival for “Clive Greensmith and Friends: Chamber Music Finale.” In addition to Greensmith, the concert features Geoffrey Herd and Shawn Moore (violins), Hannah Collins (cellos), Kirsten Docter and Noah Fields (viola), and Esther Park (piano).

Prior to his return to GMF in 2017, Greensmith said: “There is a love of music in Upstate New York and a lot of music being made there.”

He also enjoys the opportunity to play with former student and GMF Director, Herd, as well as other young artists. “They have an idealism and energy that is palpable,” Greensmith explains. “I have a great deal of respect for Geoff both as a musician and for his entrepreneurial spirit in starting this festival. As artists, I don’t think we should wait for the world to come to us; it is our responsibility to make things happen to share music with the community.”

Tickets and additional program information are online.

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