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Opening Night applause at the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival


Director Linda Chesis performs during the Birds of Paradise premiere


The elegant and intimate Otesaga Ballroom


Jazz events are a highlight of the Festival

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival poster 2015, designed by Milton Glaser
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August 9, 7:30 pm: A Little Night and Day Music features Frank Huang, violin; Dimitri Murrath, viola; David Requiro, cello and Linda Chesis, flute performing serenades by Reger and Dohnanyi, the virtuosic Passacaglia by Handel/Halvorsen, Beethoven String Trio in C minor, and Villa Lobos Jet Whistle.

August 15, 11 am: SHUFFLE Family Concert You choose. They play. A great concert for kids! Special pricing: just $5 per person.

August 16, 7:30 pm: SHUFFLE CONCERT Dynamic six-member ensemble asks the audience to choose what they play, from Baroque to Broadway, Classical to Jazz.

August 23, 7:30 pm: 1924: Now and Beyond Time travel to the year that brought us Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue​, Prokofiev’s unique quintet, and Ravel’s Gypsy-inspired masterpiece Tzigane. Music historian David Noon will offer commentary about the 1920s during the concert, which features Eric Huebner, piano; Linda Chesis, flute; and Kaplan Fellows from the Bowdoin International Music Festival.

October 4, 4:00 pm: Brahms by Heart: The Chiara String Quartet The Chiaras perform three Brahms quartets from memory, and, with flutist Linda Chesis, Arthur Foote's A Night Piece and Scherzo.

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