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Cooperstown Festival Features Chamber Music & Jazz

Cooperstown NY, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Glimmerglass Festival, is also home to the 14 year old Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. This season the Festival offers classical music and jazz, through August 24.

 
 
Linda Chesis, artistic director of the Cooperstown
Linda Chesis, artistic director of the Cooperstown
PRLog - Jul. 23, 2012 - The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, under the artistic direction of flutist Linda Chesis, 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. The Jupiter String Quartet, formed in 2001, consists of violinists Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel, and cellist Daniel McDonough. They will perform works by Haydn, Bartók and Mendelssohn.

Eight Concerts in August
In August, the Festival will host a Flute Fest (August 2), the Horszowski Trio and Linda Chesis (August 5), free Pro Am Performances (August 6-8), jazz with the Tierney Sutton Band (August 12), “The Grand Tour: Vienna, Madrid & Paris” concert (with Laurie Carney, violin; Daniel Avshalomov, viola; William Grubb, cello; Shirley Irek, piano; and Linda Chesis on August 19) and the all-Beethoven Festival Finale with the Juilliard String Quartet (August 24).

Tickets and Information
Tickets ($25 for adults, $15 for students) can be ordered online, http://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. The Flute Fest and ProAm performances are free and do not require a ticket.  To find out more about the season, go to http://www.CooperstownMusicFest.org, call the Festival at 877/666-7421, or email info@CooperstownMusicFest.org.

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival 14th Season

Jupiter String Quartet
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival
July 29, 7:30 pm
The Farmers’ Museum, 5775 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY

Haydn                Quartet in E-flat, Op. 33, No. 2 “Joke”
Bartók                Quartet No. 1
Mendelssohn      Quartet in D, Op. 44, No. 1

Flute Fest
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival   
August 2, 7:30 pm
The Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY
The Festival’s annual celebration of the flute, with Guo-Liang Han of the China National Symphony Orchestra, Henrik Wiese of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Festival Artistic Director Linda Chesis, and the New York Summer Music Festival International Flute Institute. Free admission, open to all.

Horszowski Trio and Linda Chesis, flute
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival
August 5, 7:30 pm
Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY
Members of the Trio are: Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills, Raman Ramakrishnan, founding cellist of the Daedalus Quartet (which performed at the Festival in 2008 and 2009),  and pianist Rieko Aizawa, who made her U.S. concerto debuts at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.
   Saint-Saëns        Piano Trio No. 1 in F major, Op. 18
   Rota          Trio for Flute, Violin and Piano
   Schubert        Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major D. 929


Pro Am Performances
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival
Highly accomplished amateur musicians perform with the Horszowski Trio and Linda Chesis.  Free admission, open to all.
•   August 6, 7:00 pm Pathfinder Village, 3 Chenango Road, Edmeston, NY
•   August 7, 7:30 pm Grace Church, 32 Montgomery Street, Cherry Valley, NY
•   August 8, 7:30 pm Christ Church, 46 River Street, Cooperstown, NY


Tierney Sutton Band
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival
August 12, 7:30 pm
Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY
Tierney Sutton, vocals; Christian Jacob, piano; Ray Brinker, drums; Kevin Axt and Trey Henry, bass

The Tierney Sutton Band is celebrating its fourth consecutive Grammy Nomination for “Best Vocal Jazz Album.”

The Grand Tour: Vienna, Madrid and Paris
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival
August 19, 3 pm
Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY
Laurie Carney, violin, Daniel Avshalomov, viola; William Grubb, cello; Shirley Irek, piano; and Linda Chesis, flute
Turina         Piano Quartet Op. 67
Beethoven      Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola, Op. 25
Fauré         Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15

The Juilliard String Quartet
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival
August 24, 7:30 pm
The Farmers’ Museum, 5775 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY
All-Beethoven program

Beethoven      String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op. 131
Beethoven      String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

Tickets and Information
Tickets ($25 for adults, $15 for students) can be ordered online, http://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. The Flute Fest on August 2 and ProAm performances August 6-8 are free and do not require a ticket or a reservation.
To find out more about the season, go to www.CooperstownMusicFest.org,  call the Festival at 877/666-7421, or email info@CooperstownMusicFest.org.

About the Festival Venues
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival concerts are held in Cooperstown, NY at the following venues:

Festival concerts on July 8, 29 and August 24 will be held in a Colonial Revival stone barn at The Farmers’ Museum. This venue, known for its excellent acoustics, is an informal yet intimate concert setting. One of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life. The address is 5775 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

The grand Otesaga Resort Hotel will be the Festival’s home for concerts on August 2, 5, 12, and 19. A magnificent, Federal-style building, the Otesaga occupies 700 feet of lakefront on the southern shore of Lake Otsego. Concerts are held in the Ballroom. The address is 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Christ Church in Cooperstown will be the site for a free Pro-Am performance on August 8. This historic church is located just south of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


About Linda Chesis
Flutist Linda Chesis is founder and artistic director of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. She is a member of the flute faculty and chair of the Woodwind Department at the Manhattan School of Music. She has been hailed by critics on three continents as one of the most exciting and dynamic flutists of her generation. The top prize winner at the Paris and Barcelona International competitions, and at the National Flute Association Competition, Ms. Chesis has performed with orchestras and in solo recitals throughout the US, France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan and Korea.  Her recordings can be heard on the EMI, Nonesuch and Music Masters labels.

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