The Cooperstown Summer Music Fest Presents its First Concert of the Season

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.  

Photo credit: Peter Schaaf

The Jasper String Quartet Presents Three Concerts this Weekend

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. http://wskg.org/audio/jasper.mp3

 

Photo credit: Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer for the Jasper String Quartet

The Summer Heats Up for the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival

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! http://wskg.org/audio/cooperstownmusa.mp3

 

Photo credit: Cooperstown Summer Music Festival

 

 

'Sinatra at 100' Comes to Cooperstown

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. http://www.wskg.org/audio/sinatramix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Cooperstown Summer Music Festival

Summer is Coming Early to Cooperstown

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