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
"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
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
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. It was a lovely way to end the season.
Many thanks to all who make the Festival possible: musicians, donors, audience members, volunteers, colleagues, and supporters.