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Opening Night applause at the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival


Director Linda Chesis performs during the Birds of Paradise premiere


The Enso String Quartet performs August 6


The American String Quartet returns to the Festival August 10


The elegant and intimate Otesaga Ballroom


Jazz events are a highlight of the Festival

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival poster 2014, designed by Milton Glaser
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"Laced throughout the summer, there's the long-standing and venerable Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, brought to us by Linda Chesis, who turns out program after program of great performances across all cultures and ages." -The Freeman's Journal, 7/2/14

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival "has a track record of bringing in fine performers." -The New Yorker

The Festival's "winning formula: program good repertory and engage first-rate performers, and the crowds will come..." -critic David Abrams

"Not only do they do interesting concerts, they have great posters." -Performance Today Host Fred Child

17th Season begins April 26, 2015

Save the Date! Details on the concert will be posted shortly.

Enjoy this lovely memory of the 2014 season.... At the Festival's finale, there was a reprise of Strauss's Emperor Waltz, and members of the audience joined in dancing, accompanied by students from the Cooperstown Cotillion, under the instruction of Ms. Alma Curtis. Listen to this recording of the performance. Many thanks to all who make the Festival possible: musicians, donors, audience members, volunteers, colleagues, and supporters.


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