Celestial Sphere: Music for Marimba and Flute

  • Sunday, June 9, 2019

  • 5:00 PM 7:00 PM

  • Christ Episcopal Church (map)

Described as a meteoric talent by Musical America, percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum joins forces with flutist Linda Chesis for a spellbinding program drawing on sounds inspired by the Balinese gamelan, a Japanese shakuhachi, a barking dog, tangos and the celestial sphere. Featuring works by Andy Akiho, Gareth Farr, David Crowell, and Paola Prestini, interspersed with much-loved pieces by Piazzolla and Bach.

Conversations: Music for Oboe, Flute and Strings

  • Saturday, May 18, 2019

  • 5:00 PM 6:30 PM

  • Christ Episcopal Church (map)

Take a tour of chamber music masterworks from classical Vienna to 1920’s London and mid-century Buenos Aires. Festival Artist Director flutist Linda Chesis joins some of New York’s pre-eminent chamber musicians, including oboist extraordinaire  James Austin Smith, Anna Elashvili, violin, Melissa Reardon, viola and Mihai Marica, cello for musical conversations in a program with works by Mozart, Sussmayr, Ginastera, Bliss and Schubert.

Mozart - Oboe Quartet, K.370
Schubert - Trio in Bb Major, D, 471 
Bliss - Conversations for flute, oboe and string trio
Ginestera - Duo for flute and oboe
Sussmayr – Quintet for flute, oboe and strings


Bon Appétit! And Bolling Suite

  • Monday, August 20, 2018

  • 7:30 PM  9:30 PM

  • Otesaga Resort Hotel (map)

Join us for a deliciously out-of-the-ordinary concert experience. Explore the innovative blend of baroque idioms and swing-style jazz found in Claude Bolling’s Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio. Watch as mezzo-soprano Samantha Malk literally whips up a chocolate cake on stage using real ingredients in Lee Hoiby's Bon Appétit!, a miniature one-woman opera based on Julia Child's beloved cooking show. Chocolate cake will be served!  

Claude Bolling's  Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano

Linda Chesis, flute, Warren Jones, piano, Ron Wasserman, bass, Jon Di Fiore, drums

Lee Hoiby's Bon Appétit!

Samantha Malk, mezzo soprano as Julia Childs; Warren Jones, piano; Linda Chesis, flute; Kemp Jernigan, oboe; Pascal Archer, clarinet;Mark Timmerman, bassoon; Karl Kramer-Johansen, horn.

Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee, piano

  • Sunday, August 12, 2018

  • 7:30 PM  9:30 PM

  • Otesaga Resort Hotel (map)

Two incredible pianists – who also happen to be husband and wife—will present a program of works for solo piano and piano four-hands, including selections by Mozart, Debussy, Stravinsky, Granados and Barber. Technically dazzling and intellectually probing artistry exemplify Ran Dank’s pianism and musicality. Soyeon Kate Lee has been lauded by the New York Times as a pianist with“ a huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and a firm sense of style.” This performance is guaranteed to be a tour de force you will not want to miss!

Mozart: Sonata for four-hands in B-flat major, K. 358
Debussy: Petite Suite, L 65
Stravinsky/Agosti: Firebird Suite
Granados: Quejas o la Maja y el Ruiseñor El Pelele
Barber: Souvenirs Op. 28

John Pizzarelli Trio

  • Sunday, August 5, 2018

  • 7:30 PM  9:30 PM

  • Otesaga Resort Hotel (map)

Come spend an evening with this world-renowned jazz trio lead by guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli, who the Boston Globe credited with “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” Pizzarelli is “innately cool, sly and playful in the mode of his biggest influence, Nat ‘King’ Cole—a great comic storyteller and mimic whose verbal precision matches his dexterity as a high-speed finger-picker who scats in unison with his guitar solos.” - THE NEW YORK TIMES. This performance is sponsored by WAMC.

Visions And Miracles: Argus Quartet

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018

  • 4:00 PM  6:00 PM

  • Christ Episcopal Church, Cooperstown (map)

Praised for playing with “supreme melodic control and total authority” and “decided dramatic impact” (CALGARY HERALD), the Argus Quartet has quickly emerged as one of today’s most dynamic and versatile young ensembles, winning First Prize at both the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and the $100,000 2017 M-Prize.

To celebrate the NY Landmark Conservancy's Sacred Spaces weekend, the Argus will offer a 75 minute program without intermission including works by Mendelssohn. Haydn, Josquin des Prez, Theofanides  and Garth Knox. Click here for more information.

Death And The Maiden: American String Quartet With Linda Chesis, Flute

  • Sunday, April 15, 2018

  • 4:00 PM  6:00 PM

  • Otesaga (map)

Internationally recognized as one of the world's finest quartets, the American String Quartet has spent decades honing the luxurious sound for which it is famous. Works to be performed: Griffes’ Poem in a new arrangement for flute and string quartet, Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor and Schubert’s Quartet No. 14 (known as “Death and the Maiden”).







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