5.15.13 Cooperstown Summer Music Festival News Release
Cooperstown Festival Features Classical and Jazz, July 7-August 21
Tickets now on sale
[Cooperstown, NY] The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, under the artistic direction of flutist Linda Chesis, celebrates its fifteenth anniversary season with a diverse offering of musical experiences. From rebellious Baroque innovators to a critically-acclaimed jazz songstress, this year’s Festival promises to excite and inspire. The Festival presents five classical concerts, an evening of jazz with Hilary Kole, and four free community concerts that pair accomplished amateur musicians with professional artists. more…
10.8.12 Performance Today
Featured a Cooperstown Summer Music Festival performance by guitarist Jason Vieaux and flutist Linda Chesis.
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
by Joseph Dalton
“The festival wraps on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with the return of the Juilliard String Quartet performing Beethoven’s Op. 131 and Op. 132. The composer’s long been a specialty of this great American ensemble, which last year took on a new first violinist, Joseph Lin.”
8.11.12 Cooperstown Summer Music Festival News Release
Juilliard String Quartet to Perform at Cooperstown Summer Music Festival
[Cooperstown, NY] The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents the Juilliard String Quartet on Friday, August 24 at 7:30 pm at The Farmers’ Museum. The all-Beethoven program features the String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op. 131, and the Quartet in A minor, Op. 132.
The Grammy-winning quartet is kicking off its 2012/13 season at the Festival, which will take them throughout the US and abroad, including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, and Taiwan’s National Concert Hall. more…
8.6.12 Cooperstown Summer Music Festival News Release
Tierney Sutton Band Brings Jazz to Cooperstown Summer Music Festival
[Cooperstown, NY] The Tierney Sutton Band performs August 12th at 7:30 pm at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, as part of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival.
The Tierney Sutton Band is celebrating its fourth consecutive Grammy Nomination for “Best Vocal Jazz Album.” Their ninth album, “American Road” also received a Grammy Nomination for “Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocal” for “On Broadway.” more…
7.27.12 Cooperstown Summer Music Festival News Release
Flute Fest at the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival
[Cooperstown, NY July 27, 2012] The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival will present Flute Fest at the Otesaga on Thursday, August 2 at 7:30 pm. The concert, which is free and open to all, will feature the flute choir from the NY Summer Music Festival’s prestigious International Flute Institute. Several of the Institute’s instructors also will perform, including Guo-Liang Han, Principal Flute of the China National Symphony Orchestra; Henrik Wiese, Principal Flute of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; and Linda Chesis, Festival flutist, and professor of flute and chair of the woodwind department at the Manhattan School of Music. more…
7.26.12 Festival Artistic Director Linda Chesis will be on WAMC’s The Roundtable with Joe Donahue on Monday, July 30 at 10:10 am. Listen to the interview here.
7.24.12 Festival Artistic Director will be featured in an interview with Bill Baker on WCNY on Wednesday at 12:30 pm, and an interview with Bill Snyder on WSKG on Thursday at 11 am. Here’s the WSKG interview
7.15.12 CSMF News Release
Jupiter String Quartet to Perform at Cooperstown Summer Music Festival
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival continues its 14th season on July 29 with the award-winning Jupiter String Quartet. The 7:30 pm concert will be held in the Louis C. Jones Center at The Farmers’ Museum. They will perform works by Haydn, Bartók and Mendelssohn. more…
7.5.12 WCNY to Air 2011 Festival Highlights and Music by Jason Vieaux
On Saturday at 6 pm, WCNY Classic FM will feature music performed by guitarist Jason Vieaux as well as highlights from the Festival’s 2011 season. Jason Vieaux performs at the Festival on Sunday night. The radio program, The Concert Hall with Bill Baker, can be heard on the radio, or online.
6.22.12 WMHT Live! to Feature Festival Performances
WMHT will air the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival performance of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra on its program WMHT Live! on Sunday, June 24 at 6 pm. On July 22, the 2011 Festival concert called “Boston Comes to Cooperstown,” with music of Mozart, Britten, Bach and more will be featured on WMHT Live, also at 6 pm. Listen online, or in the Capital Region tune in to WMHT-FM 89.1.
6.20.12 CSMF News Release
Festival Opens with Classical Guitarist Jason Vieaux and Flutist Linda Chesis
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival opens its 14th season on July 8 with classical guitarist Jason Vieaux, flutist Linda Chesis, and a string trio with Nadir Khashimov, Daniel Lee, and Eric Han. The 7:30 pm concert will be held in the Louis C. Jones Center at The Farmers’ Museum. Jason Vieaux is expanding the definition of what it means to be a classical guitarist… more…
1.20.12 CSMF News Release
Concert to Celebrate Linda Chesis’s 25 Years of Teaching
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Artistic Director and flutist Linda Chesis is marking her 25th year of teaching at Manhattan School of Music. A concert celebrating this achievement will be held on Sunday, January 29 at 7:30 pm Manhattan School of Music. more…
8.11.11 CSMF News Release
Festival to Feature American String Quartet, East Coast Chamber Orchestra and Juilliard String Quartet
The American String Quartet performs with Linda Chesis on August 15 at 7:30 pm at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown. The American, which is celebrating its 35th season, has been hailed for its “luxurious, beautifully sculptured performances,” by The New York Times. Quartet members are Peter Winograd and Laurie Carney, violin; Daniel Avshalomov, viola; and Wolfram Koessel, cello. They will perform works by Haydn’s Quartet in G Major, Op. 77, No. 1, Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major and Ries’s Flute Quartet, from Op. 145. more…
8.11.11 CSMF News Release
Juilliard String Quartet to Perform in Cooperstown August 28
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents the Juilliard String Quartet on Sunday, August 28 at 3 pm at The Farmers’ Museum. Earlier this year the Recording Academy presented the JSQ with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award. They are the first classical ensemble to be honored in this way. The members of the Juilliard String Quartet are: violinist Joseph Lin, who joined the quartet this year, violinist Ronald Copes (quartet member since 1997), violist Samuel Rhodes (1969), and cellist Joel Krosnick (1974). more..
8.1.11 CSMF News Release
Boston Comes to Cooperstown August 10
Concert features the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Keisuke Wakao and Alexander Velinzon; the Boston Chamber Music Society’s Marcus Thompson; and Festival artists Inbal Segev and Linda Chesis
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival will present a “Boston Comes to Cooperstown” concert on Wednesday, August 10 at 7:30 pm at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown. more…
7.26.11 CSMF News Release
Cooperstown Festival to present free concert; Flute Fest at the Otesaga features talented young flutists; Attendees invited to make their own “flute”
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival will present the Flute Fest at the Otesaga on Thursday, August 4 at 7:30 pm. The concert, which is free and open to all, will feature the flute choir from the NY Summer Music Festival’s prestigious International Flute Institute. more…
7.18.11 CSMF News Release
Grammy-winning Jazz Vocalist Kurt Elling to Perform in Cooperstown
The Kurt Elling Quartet with John McLean will perform July 29 at 7:30 pm at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, NY, as part of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. Grammy-winner Elling will perform jazz standards as well as songs from his new album, The Gate. more…
6.9.11 CSMF News Release
Jazz All Stars to Play in Cooperstown
On July 3 at 3 pm, a group of All Stars will play in Cooperstown. But, instead of a baseball diamond, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem All Stars will play on stage, as part of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. more…
5.19.11 CSMF News Release
Festival Brings Jazz Greats and Acclaimed Classical Artists to Cooperstown
Jazz performer Kurt Elling and the American and Juilliard string quartets are featured in the 13th season of the newly renamed Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. more…
Tickets now on sale for the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, July 3-August 28
Ticket prices have been reduced for 2011. Tickets can be ordered online, www.CooperstownMusicFest.org, or by calling the box office service Brown Paper Tickets, 800/838-3006. Tickets will be sold at the door, as available.
Adult tickets purchased before June 16 are $22, after that date, $25. Student tickets are $15. The Flute Fest on August 4 is a free concert and does not require a ticket or a reservation.