After 2021’s last minute cancellation due to COVID concerns, the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival is back. We hear from Artistic Director Linda Chesis about the star-studded festival, and get news about another concert scheduled for October.
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents the Imani Winds. We hear from Artistic Director Linda Chesis about this concert, with a preview of the remainder of the Festival….Due to rising COVID cases in Otsego County, this concert has been postponed indefinitely.
Cooperstown Summer Music Fest Artistic Director Linda Chesis joins us to talk about the first concert of the season, taking place at the Otesaga in Cooperstown. The American String Quartet performs Franz Schubert’s famous “Death and the Maiden” Quartet, Claude Debussy’s String Quartet in g minor, and Linda Chesis joins them as flutist in ‘Poem’ by Elmira-born composer Charles Tomlinson Griffes.
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents an all-Mozart concert, followed by a concert by the genre-defying ensemble Time for Three. We hear from Artistic Director Linda Chesis about the two concerts, and about the easiest commute she has ever had to a rehearsal. https://wskg.org/audio/chesiscoop.mp3
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival welcomes the Jasper String Quartet for a series of three concerts: August 4 in Christ Church, August 5 in Templeton Hall, and August 6 in the Otesaga Resort Hotel. We hear from the quartet’s violist, Sam Quintal, who took a break from his drive to perform a concert, in order to chat with us via Skype. https://wskg.org/audio/jasper.mp3
Photo credit: Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer for the Jasper String Quartet
It’s a busy couple of weeks for the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival with the Jasper String Quartet, Bach and Sons, and lutenist Hopkinson Smith. We hear from Artistic Director and flutist Linda Chesis, who speaks with us via Skype. If you’re in Cooperstown around 1pm today, you can hear the Jasper String Quartet perform downtown! https://wskg.org/audio/cooperstownmusa.mp3
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival welcomes jazz historian and saxophonist Loren Schoenberg and his quintet for a celebration of the songs of Frank Sinatra. The concert is in the ballroom of the Otesaga Resort Hotel. He brings pianist John Di Martino, bassist Michael Karn, drummer Aaron Kimmel, and trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso. https://www.wskg.org/audio/sinatramix.mp3
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival is presenting the American String Quartet in a program including music by Beethoven and Ravel. The festival’s artistic director, flutist Linda Chesis, joins them for a rarely performed work by Albert Roussel.
Photo credit: Peter Schaaf for the American String Quartet