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5.19.16 Performance Today featured a 2015 Festival performance by Frank Huang, violin; and Dimitri Murrath, viola of Johann Halvorsen: “Passacaglia for violin and viola after a theme by Handel.” Dimitri Murrath returns to the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival to perform September 11 with flutist and Festival artistic director Linda Chesis and harpist June Han in a concert of works by Debussy, Bax and Ravel.

5.14.16 The American String Quartet’s 2014 Festival performance will be featured on WCNY Classic FM’s The Concert Hall.

4.22.16 WMHT’s No Ticket Required aired Gershwin:Rhapsody in Blue performed by pianist Eric Huebner last August at the Festival.

4.20.16 WSKG’s Bill Snyder interviewed Festival Artistic Director Linda Chesis and the American String Quartet’s Daniel Avshalomov about the Festival’s opening concert on April 24.

4.16.16 WCNY’s Concert Hall aired selections from the Festival’s 2014 Inspired by Italy concert, which featured the Enso String Quartet, Linda Chesis, Raman Ramakrishnan and Richard Young.

4.1.15 Daily Star article Cooperstown Music Festival Begins April 24

3.7.16 Performance Today featured Cooperstown Summer Music Festival July 2013 performance of  Jean Francaix’s Quartet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon by Linda Chesis, James Roe, Marianne Gythfeldt, and Adrian Morejon. Performance Today is America’s most popular classical music radio program; the show is broadcast on 294 public radio stations, including WCNY, WMHT and WSKG.

Fred’s PT videos: Cooperstown Music & Baseball Music on today’s show from the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, just around the corner from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Which gives me an excuse to talk about the two baseballs I keep on my desk at work, one of which travelled 420 feet off the bat of 2016 Hall of Fame inductee Mike Piazza. –Fred
Posted by Performance Today on Monday, March 7, 2016

8.7.15 Festival artistic director Linda Chesis was interviewed  by Joe Donahue on  WAMC’s The Roundtable.

7.2.14 “”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.” -Paula diPerna, The Freeman’s Journal, Cooperstown, NY

3.31.14 A 2010 Cooperstown Summer Music Festival performance of Weber’s Flute Trio, Op. 63, featuring Festival artistic director and flutist Linda Chesis, cellist Inbal Segev and pianist William Wolfram was featured on Performance Today.

7.12.13 REVIEW by David Abrams, CNY Cafe Momus: The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival “has amassed a sizeable and dedicated audience by sticking to a winning formula: Program good repertory and engage first-rate performers, and the crowds will come.” Full review of Birds of Paradise concert available here

8.27.12 The New Yorker The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival has been “offering outstanding performers in classic repertory. The season ends grandly, with a concert by none other than the Juilliard String Quartet. It plays what few other groups can play as well—late Beethoven, specifically the Quartets in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131, and in A Minor, Op. 132.”

8.19.12 Albany Times-Union
Classical notes: final summer events at Tanglewood, Glimmerglass, Cooperstown Music Fest

8.11.12 REVIEW by David Abrams, CNY Cafe Momus:”First-rate performing artists and rewarding, listener-friendly programming help catapult CoopFest to the ‘major leagues’ of summer music festivals” Full review available here

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