2019 Season
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  • Thursday   August 1, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • The 40th - Opening Night
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  • Friday   August 2, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Aizuri Quartet: Different Trains
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  • Saturday   August 3, 2019
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
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  • Wednesday   August 7, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Hilary Hahn & Lera Auerbach: Dreams and Visions
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  • Thursday   August 8, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Hilary Hahn & Lera Auerbach: Dreams and Visions
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  • Friday   August 9, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Piano Festival
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  • Saturday   August 10, 2019
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Hilary Hahn Plays Bach Under The Stars
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  • Thursday   August 15, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • The Romantic Imagination
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  • Friday   August 16, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • All in Rhythm
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  • Saturday   August 17, 2019
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Wynton Marsalis & The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
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  • Thursday   August 22, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Bon Appétit!
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  • Friday   August 23, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Café Music
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  • Saturday   August 24, 2019
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Festival Finale in memory of Louise Robinson: with David Zinman and the Festival Orchestra
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Friday   August 23, 2019 First Presbyterian Church   •   8:00 PM

Café Music

This diverting program of music inspired by and written for cafés is anything but background music – lively, sophisticated, and fun, the best café music will make you want to get up and dance. The Dorian Wind Quintet (“extraordinary,” New York Times) performs tangos by Piazzolla and Lalo Schifrin’s jazzy La Nouvelle Orleans; and Abigail Fischer sings café songs throughout the program.

Program:

PIAZZOLLA : Histoire du Tango
PAQUITO D’RIVERA: Aires Tropicales
LALO SCHIFRIN : La Nouvelle Orleans
FRANCAIX: L’heure du berger
ARTURO MARQUEZ: Danza del Mediodia
Selected French, German, & American café songs by: Poulenc, Piazzolla, Gershwin, Kurt Weill, and in the style of Edit Piaf

    



Musicians:

Dorian Wind Quintet
Dorian Wind Quintet

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Dorian Wind Quintet

(Gretchen Pusch, flute; Gerard Reuter, oboe; Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; Adrian Morejon, bassoon; Karl Kramer-Johansen, horn)

Recognized by critics, audiences, and colleagues alike for its polished and passionate performances, the Dorian Wind Quintet is known worldwide as one of chamber music's preeminent and longest continuously-active ensembles. The Quintet has traveled around the world—concertizing in 48 of the 50 United States and Canada, touring Europe eighteen times, and playing throughout the Middle East, India, Africa, and Asia. To date, the Dorian is responsible for nearly 40 commissions of 20th and 21st Century wind music from composers such as Luciano Berio, Joan Tower, Lukas Foss, and Jacob Druckman. It commissioned George Perle's Wind Quintet no. 4 which won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1986. The Quintet partners with the Pro Musicis Foundation to bring chamber music to residents of assisted living and rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, schools, community centers, and retirement communities in an effort to bring joy and inspiration to people who are in difficult situation or cannot attend regular concert venues.

Performing:
Friday, August 23

Abigail Fischer
Abigail Fischer
soprano
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Abigail Fischer, soprano

"With her dramatic tumble of red hair and cello-mellow voice, Ms. Fischer sings with a passionate restraint that has no equal in her generation" (New York Times). Known for her "serenely captivating" work in opera "and disarming intimacy" (New York Times), she has premiered roles in many current operatic works. She created the complex character of Mrs. X.E. in Du Yun/Royce Vavrek's Angel's Bone, which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Music Composition. Missy Mazzoli's first opera Song from the Uproar, written for her, "made a star of Abigail Fischer" (Steve Smith, New York Times/TimeOut NY). In her vibrant career as a concert soloist, she performs repertoire ranging from contemporary to Monteverdi. Originally trained as a cellist, Ms. Fischer has worked often as a chamber musician. She premiered works of Elliot Carter and Bernard Rand at the Tanglewood Music Festival, of Nico Muhly at Lincoln Center, and numerous works by John Zorn throughout the world.

Performing:
Friday, August 23

Aaron  Wunsch
Aaron Wunsch
piano
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Aaron Wunsch, piano

Pianist Aaron Wunsch enjoys a multifaceted career as a performer, presenter, and educator. Lauded for his "masterful" performances (Hartford Courant), he has collaborated in performance with cellist Lynn Harrell, clarinetists Charles Neidich and Anthony McGill, violinists Miranda Cuckson and Jennifer Koh, and the Miró, Jupiter, and Parker Quartets. He has worked with numerous composers, including Thomas Adès, Nico Muhly, and Kaija Saariaho, and makes frequent recital and teaching tours to Asia. A native of Wisconsin, he studied at Yale University, the Mozarteum in Salzburg (Fulbright Fellowship) and at The Juilliard School, and is currently on faculty at Juilliard and Artistic Director of the Music Mondays series in New York City (www.musicmondays.org) and the Skaneateles Festival (www.skanfest.org). www.aaronwunsch.com.

Performing:
Friday, August 23