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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
Festival Posters
by Milton Glaser
"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

Festival Finale this Sunday

8/24: Let's Dance

Dance-infused chamber music with the Momenta Quartet; Moran Katz, clarinet; Olga Vinokur, piano and Linda Chesis, flute.

Whirl through time and space with traditional Viennese waltzes, Latin American samba, courtly dances of the English Renaissance, and a work inspired by folk dances written for Benny Goodman. more...

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