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From the Artistic Directors Welcome to the Skaneateles Festival! To say ‘We’re happy to have you here’ would be an understatement – we’re all overjoyed to be together again, including the performers. We have yearned for the chance to share a live musical experience together, after so many months apart. And the past year has shown us just how central togetherness is to the musical experience. A concert is so much more than the music itself: it’s a life-affirming experience

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of art in community. It heals us, brings us joy, and makes us whole. In reviving live events this season, we hope both to bring you what you love and to captivate you with something new. You will find fresh faces, like the Dover Quartet, and familiar faces, like Time for Three. You will hear the classics, great jazz (Bill Charlap Trio), and music you’ve likely never heard before – including a new Festival-commissioned work by

Dover Quartet – pg. 12

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, called The Evergreen. Like music itself, the eponymous tree retains its beauty even through the coldest, darkest times. We’re back together, thanks to months of thoughtful preparation by our Executive Director, Susan Mark, our Board of Directors and unmatched

Bill Charlap Trio – pg. 16

team of volunteers. But it is also a time of new beginning. The world has changed, and we have changed. We can look toward a brighter future, but we know how important community will be to that future. The experience of live music can’t be reproduced – it happens in the moment, a bond forged between you, your fellow listeners, and the performers. Thank you for being here, and for your role in bringing the Skaneateles Festival to

Avery Gagliano – pg. 22

life again.

Aaron Wunsch & Julia Bruskin

Time for Three – pg. 28

Artistic Directors


Skaneateles Festival Board of Directors

Advisory Council

Doug Whitehouse, President Barb Connor, Vice President Edward Conan, Treasurer Koko Fuller, Secretary

Thomas Bersani Dave Birchenough Joan Christy Mary Cotter William Davis

Connie Bohrer Judith Bryant Colin Carroll Heather Carroll Somak Chattopadhyay Kim Driscoll Alison Ferretti Brendan McGinn Danielle Mensing

Katie Peck Judy Robertson Andrew Russo Alison Rutter Carrie Scholz Jean Shook Jay Stith Stephen Thomas Joshua Wells Paige Williams

John DeFrancisco Michael P. Falcone Lindsay Groves Claire Howard Andy Latchem

Sharon Magee Andrew Ramsgard Doug Sutherland

Administration Susan Mark, Executive Director Julia Bruskin & Aaron Wunsch, Artistic Directors Steve Frackenpohl, Operations Manager Ellen Sorber, Digital Communications and Social Media Manager Jack Maurillo, Reese Nesbitt, Josh Pearl, Corrinne Perrotti, Office Interns

Sarah Moth, Musician Liaison Sarah Midgley-Scuderi, Backstage Supervisor Braden Gryzlo, Ben Kringer, Jack Patterson, and Ryan Persampieri, Crew Betsy Carter, Bookkeeper Nancy Boyce, Graphic Designer

A special thank you to our 2019 volunteers George Bain Linda Balducci Miki and Dan Bangs Ruth Bates Beak & Skiff and 1911 Dave Birchenough and Carrie Lazarus Sandy Blouin Nancy Boyce Mary Bradly Patience Brewster and Holly Gregg Carol Bryant Judy Bryant Corinne Buterbaugh Colin and Corrie Carroll Bruce Keplinger and Maryellen Casey Michele Chandler and Bob Gilfoil Joan Christy and Tom Bersani Kip Coerper

Paul and Linda Cohen Barb Connor and Doug Wood Susie Dailey Steve DiBiase Aidan Donovan Kim and Charley Driscoll Bill Eberhardt, Sherwood Inn Michael and Noreen Falcone First Presbyterian Church Fran and Ham Fish Dan Fisher and Lori Ruhlman Paul and Erika Fiutak Folls Flowers Steve and Sandi Frackenpohl Pam Freeman Koko Fuller

Judy Gelston Sarah and Kevin Goode David Graham Gretchen’s Confections & Café Scott Heinekamp Tom Higgins Don Hughes Joelle’s French Bistro Bill Lynn, Johnny Angel’s Cheryl Kardjian Mary Knepper Kay Kraatz LakeHouse Pub Last Shot Distillery Sandy Lombardo John MacAllister and Laurel Moranz Debra Maloney Brendan McGinn and Rebecca Cohen Ellie McSwain

Madonna and Jeff Meyer Jim and Nancy Mion Mirbeau Inn & Spa Peter Moller Moro’s Kitchen Richard Naughton Sally and Bob Neumann Jim and Patti Nocek, Anyela’s Vineyards Matt Oliver Nancy Oplinger Pascale’s Liquor Square Chris and Lina Pateras Nancy Ranieri Judy Robertson She Rents Vintage Terry Shenfeld Marianne Sherman Skaneateles Country Club

Peter and Elsa Soderberg Anita Sterns Carol and Bill Stokes-Cawley Don and Chacea Sundman Peggy Surdam Doug Sutherland and Nancy Kramer Jennifer Sutherland Margaret Thomsen Gail van der Linde Connie and Mark Walters Doug and Peg Whitehouse Sheryl and Rory Woodmansee Ceylan Yildiz James and Racquel Vlassis Gary and Diane Zdan

Acknowledgements Artist Pianos – Steinway Pianos

Doug Whitehouse – Creative Director

Maryellen Casey & Bruce Keplinger “Cybersolvers” – Webmasters

Arthur Nick Smith – Piano Tuning

First Presbyterian Church, Anyela’s Vineyards, and West End Theater – Concert Locations Koko Fuller - Ticket Sales 4

Programs and artists subject to change. © The Skaneateles Festival 2021

Many thanks to the generous Skaneateles residents who open their homes to the Festival’s visiting musicians.

COVID Protocol as of 7/31/2021 • If you are an unvaccinated adult (age 18 and over), we request you DO NOT attend Festival events, even if you feel well. • If you have ANY illness symptoms, we request you DO NOT attend Festival events, even if you are vaccinated. • If you are an unvaccinated child, we request you WEAR A MASK if you decide to attend Festival events. • If you are attending an outdoor event and you are vaccinated, WEAR A MASK while in line. You may remove your mask when seated. • If you are attending an indoor event, we request EVERYONE WEAR A MASK at all times, regardless of your vaccination status. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (315) 685-7418 or Thank you.

The Skaneateles Festival is grateful for the funding we and our colleagues received from the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant championed by Senator Chuck Schumer. The Skaneateles Festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and in part, with funds from the General Operating Support program, a regrant of the County of Onondaga with the support of County Executive, J. Ryan McMahon II, and the Onondaga Legislature, administered by CNY Arts. The Skaneateles Festival’s Workforce Expansion is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra delighted the crowd, once again.


Thank you to all the Skaneateles Festival Donors – 2021 Gifts received as of July 26, 2021

Platinum Guarantor The Estates of Penny Eger and MJ Osborne

Central New York Regional Economic Development Council

Bob and Sally Neumann

Doug Sutherland and Nancy Kramer

The Falcone Family

New York State Council on the Arts

Sarah and Kevin Goode

Peter and Elsa Soderberg

Artist Pianos

Joan Christy and Tom Bersani

Donna Himelfarb

Somak Chattopadhyay and Pia Sawhney

Ed and Paula Conan

in memory of Faye Panasci

Grossman St. Amour, CPA, PLLC

Andy and Natalia Russo

The Dan and Colleen Fisher Fund

Dana and Susan Hall

Donald and Chacea Sundman

Patricia Lynn-Ford and Steven Ford

Joyce and Robin Jowaisas

Jennifer Sutherland

Andrea Latchem

Sutton Real Estate Co., LLC

Fred and Ginny Marty Peter and Betsy McKinnell

Syracuse Sounds of Music Association

Onondaga County and CNY Arts

Doug and Peg Whitehouse

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

Gold Guarantor Juliette Klein Sharpe Fund, Central New York Community Foundation

Guarantor George Bain Henry and Helga Beck Dave Birchenough and Carrie Lazarus

Franklin Properties, LLC

The Bonadio Group Sam and Debby Bruskin

Koko Fuller

Maryellen Casey and Bruce Keplinger

David Graham Jim Gregg and Stifel

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Holly Gregg and Patience Brewster

Allison and Joshua Wells

Ron Sampson Steven and Kelly Scheinman

Benefactor Gwen Birchenough

Gary and Nancy Easter

Lynn Cleary and David Duggan

John and Maren King

Barb Connor and Doug Wood

John MacAllister and Laurel Moranz

Charley and Kim Driscoll

Joan and Ted Kuck

Susan Mark and Mary Knepper Brendan McGinn and Rebecca Cohen Jane and Robert Morse

Frank and Jan Smith Stephen Thomas and Erica Barnes Thomas Judy Varney

Judy Robertson

Robert and Jenifer Weisenthal

Gold Patron Ivan and Mimi Ace

Paul and Linda Cohen

Scott Heinekamp

Patrick and Kuni Riccardi

Dr. Ron Butchart and Ms. Amy Rolleri, in honor of Doug Whitehouse

Bob and Terry Dewitt, Lakeview Auto & Marine

Tom and Gretchen Jeffers Roger and Anna Krieger

Al and Vicky Sabin

Craig and Kathleen Byrum

Alison and Brendan Ferretti

Marshall and Sharon Magee

Jean Shook and Chris Johnson

Patti Carey

Frank and Frances Revoir Foundation

David and Norma McCarthy

Paul and Mary Torrisi

Colin and Corrie Carroll

Craig and Barbara Froelich

Madonna and Jeffrey Meyer

Nancy and Joe Clayton

Georgina Gregory

Sean and Laura O’Keefe Katie and Mark Peck

Leah Weinberg and Paul Barron – The Leah Weinberg Charitable Fund

Bob and Kay Fagliarone Paul and Erika Fiutak David Foster and Kathleen Jacques John V. Frank Naomi Frost Ron and Rose Ann Gay Gary and Maureen Germain

Michael and Helen Glowacki William and Karen Havens Sally Holben Dr. and Mrs. Peter Huntington Jackie Keady Robin Kinnel Jeffrey Kirshner Wendy and John Kopley

James and Marilyn Seago

Patron Anonymous – II Miki and Dan Bangs Irv Beimler Richard and Lynne Bennett Mary Bradly Judith Bryant Elet and John Callahan Heather and Tim Carroll 6

Thank you to our

Edward P. Castilano Robert and Jane Corcoran Tim and Margie Creamer Patricia DeAngelis Michael and Fouad Dietz Alan and Linda Dolmatch Eggleston and Krenzer Architects, PC campaign donors

Thank you to all the Skaneateles Festival Donors – 2021 Gifts received as of July 26, 2021 Carol Krumhansl and Jeffrey Roberts Daniel and Grace Labeille Marilyn Lerman Jacques Lewalle and Paula Rosenbaum Anne Lynn James MacKillop

Cliff and Roberta Malzman John and Candace Marsellus Susan Martineau Modern Kitchens of Syracuse Victoria Meyer Robert and Beth Oddy Greg and Debbie Quick Kelly and Tony Scalzo

Carrie and Chris Scholz Bonnie Scolaro Judith Stoikov and Richard Miller Dan and Peggy Surdam Jaime Tuozzolo John and Jean Vincent James and Racquel Vlassis

Richard and Ann Wasiewicz Jo Werner Charles and Nancy Williams Eleanor Williams Joseph and Maureen Wilson Jeff and Kate Youle

Steve and Sandi Frackenpohl Deborah Geer Mary Giroux Brian and Maureen Harkins Clark and Mary Horan Martin and Deborah Hubbard James Jiranek Barbara Kay Alfred Kelly and Sharon Burke Bernard and Peggy King Stephen and Theresa Kline Dawn and Guy Mackenzie Norma H. Martin Danielle Mensing Richard Moscarito

Richard Naughton Dr. and Mrs. R. William Nichols, Jr. Ellen Nodzo Paul Oakley Daniel O’Morain Nancy Oplinger and Tomas Arias Bruce and Margaret Osborne Cathy Palm Susan Poniatowski Dick and Kim Poppa Howard and Ann Port Nancy Rice and Mary Lee Miller

Anne Roth Susan and Steven Shaw George and Helene Starr Ross Stefano Peter and Florence Swartz Eugene and Joan Tarolli David and Patricia Urban Patty Weisse and George Thomas Dr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Wickwire Susan Wolstenholme Joyce Zadzilka Warren Zwicky

Contributor Anonymous Mary Ann Baner Max and Laura Berube Hal and Peggy Brown Carol Bryant Andres Cardenes, in memory of David & Louise Robinson Paul and Gail Cowley William and Wendy Crosman Heidi and Don Cross Jane and Bill Cummings Terry and Bill Delavan Joel and Chris Delmonico Kate DiDonato Thomas Eldred

Gifts in Memory of Louise Robinson George S. Bain Henry and Helga Beck Mary Bradly Carol Bryant Jane Burkhead and Robert Sarason Jack and Nancy Capron Andres Cardenes Patti Carey Kathryn Carlson Maryellen Casey and Bruce Keplinger Lynn Cleary and David Duggan Alan and Joan Coates Ed and Paula Conan Barb Connor and Doug Wood Audrey Cushman Susan T. Dailey

Salvatore and Sidnie D’Amelio Patricia DeAngelis Francine Devitt Guy and Nancy Easter Frederick and Janet Fagal Anne Fairbanks Pamela Frame John V. Frank William and Karen Havens Ruthie Henderson Sally Holben Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Kaplan Jackie Keady Susanne Guske and Lee Klosowski Dorothy Krause Daniel and Grace Labeille Andrea Latchem Marilyn Lerman Betty and Bob Liegel

Andy and Ginny Longacre Martha Maier Susan Mark and Mary Knepper Fred and Ginny Marty Gretchen and Buzz Roberts Dan and Linda Roche Dan Rotter and Mary Kirkness Al and Vicky Sabin Rosalind Schwartz Mary Sennett Janet Shadle Jean Shook and Chris Johnson Jan Sterling Carol and Bill Stokes-Cawley Dan and Peggy Surdam Martha Sutter and David Ross

Robert and Margaret Tauxe Jill Doscher and Gary Trento Margaret H. Tauxe Trust Linda Vicks Debby Webster George and Nancy Wettlaufer Kathy Whately Monica and Bruce Williams Susan Wolstenholme David Ying and Elinor Freer 7

Thank you to all the Skaneateles Festival Donors – 2020 Gifts received in 2020

Platinum Guarantor Dave Birchenough and Carrie Lazarus

Central New York Regional Economic Development Council

The Estates of Penny Eger and MJ Osborne Fred L. Emerson Foundation Kevin and Sarah Goode

Bob and Sally Neumann New York State Council on the Arts

Sue Congel Grossman St. Amour, CPA, PLLC

in memory of Faye Panasci Andrew and Natalia Russo

Peter and Elsa Soderberg Donald and Chacea Sundman

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Guy and Nancy Easter The Dan and Colleen Fisher Fund Koko Fuller Gilbane Building Company David Graham Holly Gregg and Patience Brewster

Dana and Susan Hall Donna Himelfarb Paul and Elizabeth Koenig Andrea Latchem Susan Mark and Mary Knepper

Onondaga County and CNY Arts Juliette Klein Sharpe Fund. Central New York Community Foundation Doug Sutherland and Nancy Kramer Allison and Joshua Wells Doug and Peg Whitehouse

Disciplined Capital Management, LLC Charley and Kim Driscoll Patricia Lynn-Ford and Steven Ford Fletcher Foundation Joyce and Robin Jowaisas John and Maren King

Joan and Ted Kuck The Jean Graham Trust John MacAllister and Laurel Moranz Brendan McGinn and Rebecca Cohen Jane and Robert Morse Judy Robertson

Dan and Linda Roche Ron Sampson Kelly and Steven Scheinman, in memory of Beth Boudreau Frank and Jan Smith David and Deirdre Stam Salli and James Tuozzolo

Delmonico Insurance Karen Elkins and Jerry P. Weir Elizabeth Etoll Alison and Brendan Ferretti Frank and Frances Revoir Foundation John V. Frank

Georgina Gregory Scott Hafler Scott Heinekamp Joe and Mary Ellen Hennigan John and Peggy Manring Sean and Laura O’Keefe

Renaissance Charitable Foundation Revoir Foundation Paul and Mary Torrisi Judy Varney Leah Weinberg and Paul Barron – The Leah Weinberg Charitable Fund

Carol and William Stokes-Cawley Elaine and Greg Ceresko Paul and Linda Cohen Michael and Hilda Collins Lynn K. Cornachio Dorothy and Roy Dailey Joel and Chris Delmonico William Devir Alan and Linda Dolmatch

Abigail Duggan and Christopher Short Eggleston and Krenzer Architects, PC Barbara Egtvedt Robert and Nicolena Errico Bob and Kay Fagliarone Hamilton and Fran Fish Paul and Erika Fiutak

David Foster and Kathleen Jacques Steven and Sandi Frackenpohl Wanda Fremont and Nan Dowling Ron and Rose Ann Gay Gary and Maureen Germain William and Ann Griffith Martin and Rosemary Harms William and Karen Havens

Gold Guarantor Joan Christy and Tom Bersani Lynn Cleary and David Duggan Ed and Paula Conan

Guarantor Ivan and Mimi Ace Henry and Helga Beck Mary Bradly – for Robinson Award Maryellen Casey and Bruce Keplinger Somak Chattopadhyay and Pia Sawhney Donna and Bill Davis

Fred and Ginny Marty Peter and Betsy McKinnell

Benefactor Ivan and Mimi Ace Anonymous George S. Bain Donald Blair and Nancy Dock Sam and Debby Bruskin Barb Connor and Doug Wood Susan T. Dailey

Gold Patron Anonymous Ed and Sharon Barno Craig and Kathleen Byrum Patti Carey Nancy and Joe Clayton Alan and Joan Coates Tim and Margie Creamer

Patron Steven Abbott, in memory of Leonard Shengold Anonymous Bernard and Lilian Asher Miki and Dan Bangs Jane and Donald Blake Brian Brundage and Pamela Foresman Elet and John Callahan Heather and Timothy Carroll 8

Thank you to our

campaign donors

Thank you to all the Skaneateles Festival Donors – 2020 Gifts received in 2020 Sally Holben Dr. and Mrs. Peter Huntington Anne Jamison and Peter Vanable Tom and Gretchen Jeffers Scott and Jolie Johnston Jackie Keady David and Sherrill Ketchum Ted and Kathy Kinder Robin Kinnel Jeffrey Kirshner Leslie Kohman Wendy and John Kopley Kathy and Al Krause Daniel and Grace Labeille Lakeview Auto & Marine, Bob and Terry Dewitt Don and Christy Lemp

Marilyn Lerman Edward and Carol Lipson Leslie Litzky, in memory of Leonard Shengold Anne Lynn James MacKillop Bill and Miki Mahood Cliff and Roberta Malzman John and Candace Marsellus Susan Martineau Modern Kitchens of Syracuse David and Norma McCarthy Raymond A. McGarrigle, in memory of Leonard Shengold James Miller Eileen Murphy Nancy Oplinger and Tomas Arias, Auburn Eye MDs John and Sharon Paddock

Cathy Palm Howard and Ann Port Judy Raabe Patrick and Kuni Riccardi Dan and Lisa Riordan Nick and Linda Rossi Al and Vicky Sabin Lisa Seischab Harry Shaw and Judy Jensvold David Shengold, in memory of Leonard Shengold Sherwood Inn, in memory of Beth Boudreau Jean Shook and Chris Johnson Skaneateles Area Arts Council Judith Stoikov and Richard Miller Dan and Peggy Surdam Martha Sutter and David Ross

Frank and Rose Swiskey Mark and Vanessa Thieleke Nancy E. Tiedemann Pamela Tolbert Jaime Tuozzolo David and Patricia Urban John and Jean Vincent Richard and Ann Wasiewicz Mark Watkins and Brenda Silverman Jenna Weitzel Jo Werner Charles and Nancy Williams Edie and Jay Williams Eleanor Williams Joseph and Maureen Wilson Carol Wixson Jeff and Kate Youle

Douglas Frank and Eleanor Maine Mona Freer Pat Freyberger Naomi Frost Mary Gardner Deborah Geer, in memory of Malcolm K. Skipton Alex and Donna Giambartolomei Michael and Helen Glowacki Will Headlee Ruthie Henderson Jim and Patty Hertz Rich and Debbie Hole Lisa Honan Diane G Howard Martin and Deborah Hubbard Linda Isaac Timothy and Lisa Izant Laura Jordan Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Kaplan Nancy Karapin Alfred Kelly and Sharon Burke Daniel and Virginia Kenney Carolyn Kenyon and Robert Dattola Stephen and Theresa Kline Alan Knepper Dean Kolts Carol Krumhansl and Jeffrey Roberts Jennifer Lavesa-Cesana Peggy Liuzzi and David Michel Howard and Harriet London Peter and Diane Lynch

Clifford MacBroom and Lucille Solana Debra Maloney and Thomas Flaherty Nancy and James Marquardt Norma H. Martin Melissa Matson, in memory of Bob Taylor Joseph McCaffrey and Jackie Bays Fran and Kevin McCormack Tom and Linda McKeown Margaret Merli Dr. and Mrs. R. William Nichols Jr. James Nighan Martin Nodzo Paul Oakley Melissa Osborne Katie and Mark Peck Edith Pennington and Lawrence Lardy Dale and Lorna Peterson, in memory of Leonard Shengold Nancy Pirro Joel Potash and Sandra Hurd Nelson Price and Barbara Fought Greg and Debbie Quick Jack Rappaport Nancy Rice and Mary Lee Miller Donnaline Richman Mark Roney Anne Roth Carol Rowehl and John Kahler Alison Rutter and David Mayhew

Kelly and Tony Scalzo Carrie and Chris Scholz Sieglinde Schwinge, in memory of Horst Schwinge Douglas and Ann Scott Mary Sennett Susan and Steven Shaw Ravi and Nagulinie Shukla Sharon Slater Beverley and Doug Smith Lynn and Corinne Smith John and Katja Sodja Ross Stefano Eugene and Joan Tarolli The Nottingham Resident Community – in memory of Beth Boudreau Cynthia Tracy Linda Van Buskirk Pamela Kay Von Mende Robert Weirich and Karen Kushner Patty Weisse and George Thomas Lisa Wemett Stephen and Marilyn Westlake Steve and Bev White Stephanie Whitehouse Stanley Whittingham Monica and Bruce Williams, in memory of Beth Boudreau Marylou Wise Susan Wolstenholme Priscilla Worral Joyce Zadzilka Alan Ziegler and Emily Nagle Warren Zwicky

Contributor William Allen Irv Beimler Richard and Lynne Bennett Cynthia Blume Lisa and Scott Blystone Lynne Boles and John Priest Albert and Phyllis Brault Dan Brown and T heresa Coleton Hal and Peggy Brown Carol Bryant Judith Bryant Jane Burkhead and Robert Sarason Betsy Burton Frances Campbell Andres Cardenes Susan and Gary Charlton Jim and Sharon Cirincione Phyllis Clark Katherine Compagni Marguerite Conan and Jamie Traver Paul and Gail Cowley Heidi and Don Cross Audrey Cushman Dick and Claire Damaske Patricia DeAngelis Terry and Bill Delavan Michael Destefano Gary Dunner and Judith Cohn Michelle Dziejman Thomas Eldred Ms. Norma S. Feldman Diane Fellerman Robert Foster



Educational Initiative

SkanFest U is sponsored by:

The Julie Sharpe Fund

Virtual Classes on Zoom

with additional support from

Syracuse Sounds of Music Association

Voices Unheard: Composers At The Margins While we will continue to hear the masterpieces we already know, more and more astonishing and high-quality music is coming to light from composers who trod paths outside the mainstream. Discover a wealth of vibrant and diverse music from past to present, including works to be heard at the Festival by Florence B. Price and George Walker. Caroline Shaw will share her unlikely path toward becoming a composer and the youngest-ever Pulitzer Prizewinner, and discuss her new work, The Evergreen, to be premiered at the Festival by the Dover Quartet on August 12. Weekly Sessions Tuesday, August 3, 10, 17, and 24 3:00-4:00 PM These virtual classes will be held on Zoom and recorded to be made available for later viewing. These sessions are led by Co-Artistic Director Aaron Wunsch, who teaches seminars at the Juilliard School. The Skaneateles Festival’s educational sessions are open to all. Registration is required. The fee is $40 for all 4 classes (free for Season Pass holders). For more information: 315-685-7418 or Aaron Wunsch is sponsored by The Skaneateles Consortium: George Bain, Sam & Debby Bruskin, Dana & Susan Hall, and Ron Sampson

“This fund will serve as a vehicle that reflects my deep appreciation for what the people of this area have meant in my life.” – Juliette Klein Sharpe Longtime Skaneateles resident Julie Sharpe felt blessed by her friends and community and enriched by several local nonprofits. Before her passing in 2014, Julie designated a provision in her will to establish a fund at the Central New York Community Foundation. The Skaneateles Festival will benefit in perpetuity from Julie’s thoughtful legacy of generosity. SkanFest U is performed in grateful memory of Julie and all that she did as a Festival volunteer and supporter.

Photo provided by the Central New York Community Foundation


Week 1

Tonight’s concert is sponsored by:

Somak Chattopadhyay and Pia Sawhney in memory of Samik Chattopadhyay

Thursday, August 12 8:00 PM West End Theater

217 Genesee Street, Auburn

Opening Night with the Dover Quartet Joel Link, violin Bryan Lee, violin Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola Camden Shaw, cello BEETHOVEN

String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4 Allegro ma non tanto Andante scherzoso, quasi allegretto Menuetto: Allegretto Allegro – Prestissimo


The Evergreen (New York premiere)


String Quartet in G Major, Op. 106 Allegro moderato Adagio ma non troppo Molto vivace Finale. Andante sostenuto — Allegro con fuoco

The Dover Quartet appears by arrangement with the Curtis Institute of Music, where it serves as the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence.

ARTIST SPONSORSHIPS The Dover Quartet is sponsored by Ed and Paula Conan


 he Skaneateles Festival is grateful T for the funding we and our colleagues received from the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant championed by Senator Chuck Schumer.

Program Notes


n demand everywhere, the Dover Quartet is “the young American string quartet of the moment” (New Yorker). Currently in residence at the Kennedy Center and the Curtis Institute of Music, their critical and audience success has catapulted them to the forefront of the music world. Don’t miss this auspicious Skaneateles Festival debut!

String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4 (1800) LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) For a young composer in Beethoven’s Vienna, an esteemed patron’s commission for a new set of string quartets was a ticket aboard a high-speed career train (well, carriage) toward success. Yet when the fabulously wealthy arts patron, Count Anton Apponyi, requested quartets from the 25-year-old Beethoven, the composer’s answer was essentially, “Thanks, but I’d rather walk.” Apponyi had recently commissioned two sets of quartets by Beethoven’s teacher, Haydn, who was Europe’s most famous composer of quartets; Beethoven had yet to pen a single one. He feared a

public display of inexperience far more than a lost opportunity. So, walk he did. Six long years passed before the publication of Beethoven’s first set of string quartets, Op. 18, in 1801. He began by copying Mozart’s masterful String Quartet in G major (dedicated to Haydn), as if to feel the pen in his idol’s hands. Eventually, Beethoven found his own way—especially in his stormy String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4. The quartet may be clothed in the usual four-movement form, but underneath, its intensity is vintage Beethoven. Simmering from the start, the music boils over after less than 30 seconds, with a series of wild chords. He almost succeeds in taming his own ideas, but they lash out again and again, keeping us on the edge of our seats. The seeds of the Fifth Symphony, also in the key of C minor, have been planted here. The middle movements also refuse to behave as they ought. In place of a slow movement, we find a “Humorous Andante who would rather be Allegretto,”

Samik (aka Prince) Chattopadhyay passed away in late June of this year prematurely at the age of 38. Samik was a very talented amateur musician who had a lifelong passion for the performing arts. He had a particular love and facility with mathematics and with the violin. He also excelled on the piano and occasionally composed original music of his own. In high school, Samik was a Pennsylvania Governor Scholar and an Interlochen Center of the Arts Governor Scholar.

In memory of

Samik Chattopadhyay

Samik, his brother Somak Chattopadhyay (current Skaneateles Festival Board member) and his sister-in-law, Pia Sawhney attended many chamber music concerts together. The time they spent together with Samik at festivals each summer will be something they will always treasure. His entire family misses him dearly and would like to dedicate this concert to his memory. He is survived by his parents (Somnath and Mandira Chattopadhyay), his brother Somak Chattopadhyay, his sister Parama Chattopadhyay and his sister-in-law, Pia Sawhney. 13

to translate Beethoven’s Italian liberally. Caught between slow and fast, the music laughs with staccato “ha ha ha’s” and offbeat jabs. An un-minuet-like Minuet follows; instead of the archetypal untroubled country dance, Beethoven’s version is unsettling and urgent. Nor does he relax into a sunny finale. The music pushes us even further in a fiery, Hungarianstyle Rondo. Moments of repose hold back the tide, but the final appearance of the theme lunges into a headlong free fall.

at UCLA has even written a dissertation about Shaw’s compositions. Despite her growing fame (including unlikely stints composing for rapper Kanye West), the act of playing music remains foremost in her mind when she composes. Her String Quartets count among her most frequently performed works. Therefore, the Skaneateles Festival is fortunate to co-commission The Evergreen as part of the Festival’s Commissioned Works Series, thanks to special funds from Nancy Kramer and Doug Sutherland.

Six years late, Beethoven dedicated his quartets to Prince Lobkowitz, and so Count Apponyi never did receive the quartets for which he asked. Yet ultimately, he and the world got the Beethoven Quartets they deserved.

About The Evergreen, Caroline writes:

The Evergreen (2020; New York premiere) CAROLINE SHAW (B. 1981) When violinist Caroline Shaw became the youngest winner of the Pulitzer Prize, in 2013 (for her Partita for Eight Voices, which was performed at the Skaneateles Festival in 2015), she famously declared she was not sure she wanted to be called a ‘composer.’ Eight years later, she doesn’t have much choice. A PhD candidate

One day in January 2020, I took a walk in an evergreen forest on Swiikw (Galiano Island), British Columbia, Canada. I found myself slowing down. My steps were shorter, less frequent. I stopped trying to get to my destination with any real intention or speed. Eventually I stopped moving altogether. I looked, and listened, and felt and smelled and breathed. Like a thousand creatures before me there, some of them also human, I paused and wondered and thought, “There’s wisdom in these trees.” It’s been said before, in ways more eloquent and complex than my little story here. Still.

Commissioned Works Series Caroline Shaw’s piece The Evergreen is the second premiere made possible by the Skaneateles Festival’s exciting new Commissioned Works Series, where talented composers from across the nation will introduce our Festival audience to the art and magic of musical composition. With generous support from Nancy Kramer and Doug Sutherland through their Creative Endeavors Fund, the Skaneateles Festival will, on a biennial basis, host a Composer-in-Residence program and, in alternating years, premiere Festival-commissioned works by those composers.


This piece, The Evergreen, is my offering to one particular tree in that forest. I started writing music years ago as gifts for people (whether they knew it or not), or as companions to an idea or a piece of art or food. It was a way of having someone hold my hand through the writing process, a kind of invisible friend to guide me through. This tree is towering, craggy, warped and knotted, wrapped in soft green, standing silently in a small clearing where the shadows are more generous to the narrow streams of sunlight that try to speak up in late morning. To be honest, I’m not entirely sure that it’s still alive, or that it’s not actually an ancient deciduous tree that has tacitly agreed to be covered in moss. But still, it feels like an evergreen friend, and so I wrote some music for it and have called it The Evergreen, for the soft moss that covers it, for its strong stem that reaches up, for the gentle chaos of dripping water that surrounds it, and for the roots below, ever seeking and nourishing and building. – Caroline Shaw

String Quartet in G major, Op. 106 (1895) ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Whereas the young Beethoven proceeded cautiously with his quartets, Antonín Dvořák threw caution to the wind. Later, he was so embarrassed by his early string quartets, written in what he called his “mad period,” that he destroyed them. (They survived in parts for the players, discovered in the 20th century, and thus continue to embarrass him in Heaven.) The two composers’ difference in attitude likely stems not only from temperament, but also from their musical cultures. In Beethoven’s time, the string quartet was the most widespread genre of art music in Europe, but in Dvořák’s, the quartet was often overshadowed by opera and symphony. While waiting around for an opera commission, one might compose a quartet over iced tea on the beach (had Bohemia had either). It took Dvořák two decades to realize that he could be the world’s leading composer of quartets. Exhibit A: his String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 106. Dvořák’s G major Quartet dates from the end of his career, when he had little left to prove. By this point, his string quartets had charted an unlikely stylistic path from Wagnerian to Brahmsian, to Bohemian, to American. When he returned from New York, having essentially accomplished the seemingly impossible

goal of showing Americans how to compose in an American folk style, he was celebrated as one of Europe’s greatest musicians. Content to enjoy a few months’ respite with his family, he spent some of his free time on two final quartets, Op. 105 and Op. 106, before moving on to his final operas. Here, he seems to embark on yet another stylistic journey, one that is harder to categorize. This music won’t be put in a box; it is wondrous and mercurial. The first movement has an outdoorsy quality; it teems with life, and its intricate texture is like a forest full of animals and other creatures. The bird that sings its opening bars flies by throughout the movement, and many other creatures circle back as well. Yet the listener is less enamored by any one idea than by the magic of the whole forest. The second movement is one of Dvořák’s most profound. It bears some similarity to the second movement of his famous “New World” Symphony, composed two years earlier; resonant opening chords find their way toward a placid theme, followed by a plaintive one—two contrasting life experiences. But there is more wisdom here, less naivete. The themes metamorphosize as they go, incorporating what happens on the journey. The third movement offers a jarring contrast. Its opening chords sound almost cruel; he asks it to be played “con forza” (with force) and “marcatissimo” (extremely accented). Two moments of Dvořák’s trademark lyrical charm provide welcome relief. The final movement allows a few moments to recover from the third, but once it does, good spirits largely prevail. This is not a simple, optimistic rondo finale, however. It often stops to reflect, revisiting tunelets from the first movement, as if looking back on a life fully lived. We hear plenty of nostalgia, but few regrets.


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Week 1

These concerts are sponsored by:

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Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14

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8:00 PM Robinson Pavilion at Anyela’s Vineyard

Rain Location: West End Theater

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Bill Charlap Trio Bill Charlap, piano Peter Washington, bass Kenny Washington, drums GRAMMY Award winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz master Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio

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Noreen Falcone Warm August evenings listening to wonderful music may be the essence of the Skaneateles Festival, but another highlight since 1997 is a cold, snowy night celebrating Christmas Suite at Hobbit Hollow hosted by Noreen and the Falcone Family. Always festive and fun, it marked the unofficial start of the holiday season and is our most important fundraiser of the year. Her graciousness and generosity were always evident, but her attention to detail is what made such a large event special. Whether feeding and housing musicians or advocating with the New York State Council on the Arts, Noreen was a force and we are so very fortunate to have known her. – Dave Birchenough

The Physicians Consortium We are grateful to the members of the consortium for their support of the Festival, as well as their love of music.

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In 1980, David and Louise Robinson opened their hearts and their home to Festival musicians, their families, and the audiences who came to hear them perform. Their lakeside home, Brook Farm, was a gathering place and rehearsal space for musicians, and the performance venue for the Festival’s outdoor Saturday evening concerts for 36 seasons. Created in 2002, The Robinson Award recognizes a young musician who exemplifies the values cherished and embodied by Festival co-founders, David and Louise. It is presented annually to a young musician whose character, musicianship, and community service reflect the Robinson’s values – enthusiasm and dedication to music of high quality. Applications for the Robinson Award are available January 15 – March 15. Visit for details.

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2021 Winner Charlie Loh Violinist Charlie Loh, 18, is a recent graduate of FayettevilleManlius High School. Charlie will attend Brown University this fall to study math and chemistry. During the summer of 2020, Charlie was a member of NYO2 and was featured as a soloist in a pandemic fundraiser to benefit WCNY and Symphoria. In 2019, he attended the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan as a full scholarship orchestral scholar. While there, he performed as assistant concertmaster and assistant principal second violin with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Charlie has been concertmaster for the Symphoria Young Artists Orchestra, performed with the Empire State Youth Orchestra, and played with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. Upon graduation, he was awarded the National School Orchestra Award. He was also a violin soloist in the Society for New Music’s Cazenovia Counterpoint series during the summer of 2018 and was featured in 2017 as WSYR Carrie Lazarus’ Extraordinary Talent. Charlie Loh enjoys soccer, skiing and tennis, as well as traveling. His musical journey began at age 3 when his grandmother gave him his first violin and he’s certain that music will continue to play a very important part in his life.

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Week 2

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Thursday, August 26 8:00 PM

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Notturno, D. 897

Emily Bruskin, violin Julia Bruskin, cello Aaron Wunsch, piano

Fantasie No. 1 in G minor for Violin and Piano

Emily Bruskin, violin Aaron Wunsch, piano

Cello Sonata

Julia Bruskin, cello Aaron Wunsch, piano

Allegro passionato Sostenuto Allegro


Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

(arr. for piano and strings by Richard Hofmann) Maestoso Romance Rondo

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Avery Gagliano, piano Emily Bruskin, violin William Knuth, violin Melissa Matson, viola Julia Bruskin, cello Edward Castilano, bass

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Program Notes


rom Chopin’s bold Piano Concerto No. 1 to soul-stirring works by African American composers Florence Price and George Walker, we hear music that speaks with a deep lyricism and strong, original voice from within. Artistic Directors Julia Bruskin and Aaron Wunsch perform alongside 19-year-old rising star Avery Gagliano, recent winner of the United States Chopin Piano Competition.

Notturno, D. 897 (1828) FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Over the course of their careers, most composers accumulate a few movements that simply will not fit in. Perhaps they are too long, or too short, or too quirky, or too sour to fit their intended multi-movement works. In rare cases, composers will build an entirely new work around a discarded movement, as Beethoven did with the last movement of his “Kreutzer” Sonata, but more often these “orphans” must make their own way in the world. One such orphan, Schubert’s so-called “Notturno” for piano trio, has not fared badly. Most likely, it was

a discarded attempt at a slow movement to his Piano Trio in B-flat major, D. 898, which was replaced by a shorter, more intimate movement in the same key. Schubert’s output is full of such discarded movements, some half-completed. Often, the act of composition seems to have interested him more than any intention for the finished product. Fortunately for us, after Schubert’s death this one fell into the hands of Viennese publisher Anton Diabelli, who, never one to lose a business opportunity, titled it “Nocturne” to fit the latest fad for dreamy, romantic character pieces. The title stuck. The angelic opening theme seems to take place in heaven itself—and once you’re in heaven, why leave? Here, as elsewhere in Schubert’s works, time seems suspended; the advantageous way to listen is not to wonder what will happen next, but to dwell so fully in the moment that you’d rather not even know what’s coming. A single repeated note (a C-flat respelled as a B-natural) suddenly plunges us down to earth, where things are considerably more, well, earthy. Time starts

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moving, as vigorous rhythms from the violin and cello propel the piano’s tumbling cascades. This material becomes almost impossibly grand; the three individuals on stage seem finally to represent a throng of humanity. As the crowd disperses, we return to heaven, with a little bit of earth remaining, expressed in the pianist’s arpeggios. The form of the movement is, so to speak, heaven, earth, heaven, earth, heaven. Which one is preferable? Fortunately, Schubert doesn’t force us to choose.

Fantasie No. 1 in G minor for Violin and Piano (1933) FLORENCE B. PRICE (1887-1953) Chances are, you’ve heard the music of Florence B. Price before. Her music has entered a renaissance in the past two years and is increasingly played on the radio and in concerts. Not only are presenters and performers intentionally programming more music by people of color, but performers and audiences alike have shown genuine affection for her music. It sounds at once fresh and familiar. We instantly understand its romantic syntax, but the way Price incorporates the character and characteristics of African American

spirituals goes far beyond Dvořák’s attempts in his “American” period. While Price’s music was performed during her lifetime by the Chicago Symphony and soprano Marian Anderson, many of her works remain unpublished, so we are likely to hear more in the coming years. Her Fantasy for Violin and Piano was published only in 2019—so it’s likely that you haven’t heard this one yet. Fantasies tend to be among the more expansive musical genres, where composers allow their ideas to unfold, but this music is on a mission. The violinist immediately takes charge with a dramatic opening cadenza. The pianist’s vigorous response propels the music forward, as the violin and piano trade off fragments of the driving main theme. The two settle into a soulful spiritual of Price’s own invention, which both instruments sing with an intense, inward feeling. An improvisational exchange between violin and piano leads us back to the opening theme and then to a dramatic conclusion.

Cello Sonata (1957) GEORGE WALKER (1922-2018) George Walker’s résumé reads much like those of his famed contemporaries, Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber: accomplished pianist, studies at the Curtis Institute of Music and with Nadia Boulanger in Fontainebleau, awards and honors. But one major difference was instantly noted by anyone in the classical music world who met him: he was black. While we hope to live in a world where this is not a major difference, that world was certainly not 1950s America. Walker composed numerous concert works, and finally received the Pulitzer Prize in 1996, at the age of 74, but his works found relatively little traction in concerts. “I just wish more people would play my music,” he told a friend of mine, shortly before he died. Many of us are now trying to grant him his wish, if rather belatedly. Walker’s Cello Sonata is an early work, yet fully mature. Its musical language has elements in common with Samuel Barber’s; both studied with the same teacher at Curtis, Rosario Scalero. However, while Barber’s music is often darkly hued and luxurious, Walker’s Sonata is darkly hued and viscerally intense. It speaks to a different perspective and life experience. “I don’t think in terms of creating beauty,” he said, in 2017. “I want to create elegant structures.” 25

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While there are many lyrical moments in the Cello Sonata, it can also be raw, its expression direct. It can pierce the listener’s soul; the story told is not a happy one, but it is totally compelling. The first movement, Allegro passionato, begins with vigor. The cellist’s melody strives continually upward, propelled by the pianist’s restless ostinato. The yearning second theme offers a respite, but the restless energy soon resumes, now urged on by forceful syncopations. Its tensions finally worked out by the movement’s end, a final major chord prepares us for the soulful, desolate, and profoundly sad second movement. The final movement begins quietly, with the cello plucking jazzy, off-kilter rhythms. Almost playful at the start, the music becomes ever more forceful, until it transforms into a statement of the greatest urgency, as if a protest against injustice. Technically, a cello sonata isn’t “about” anything, but the urgency with which this work speaks seems as relevant today as it was in 1957.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 (arr. for piano and strings by Richard Hofmann) (1830) FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN (1810-1849) All aspiring pianist-virtuosos in the 19th century— or rock bands in the 1980s—needed a showstopper. Audiences came to be entertained, moved and impressed by performers’ original material. Jaws should drop. But when artists approach composing with the question, “What could really entertain my audience?” the results are rarely their best. Perversely, the music Chopin and Eddie van Halen most wanted the crowd to appreciate didn’t always draw the wildest cheers. (Coincidentally, though both artists were raised on a diet of Bach and Mozart, it was van Halen whose parents wanted him to be a concert pianist.) In 1830, when the 20-year-old Chopin organized his first major concert at the Warsaw National Theater, its purpose was to present his newly completed Piano Concerto No. 1, in E minor; yet the concert program reflects his concern that the 40-minute work would be a stretch for his audience, so he sandwiched in an aria with chorus between the concerto’s first two movements, and ended the program with his crowd-pleasing Grand Fantasy on Polish Airs, which was based on popular tunes familiar to the Warsaw audience.

The opening bars announce the Concerto’s ambition and seriousness of purpose. Five minutes pass before the pianist plays a single note. During this time, a mini symphony unfolds. By this point, one might wonder what the soloist can profitably add, and the opening statement by the pianist sounds at first like an exact copy of the orchestra’s first two bars. However, Chopin soon allows the piano to reflect on the theme at its own pace, with very little meddling from the orchestra. The music quickly becomes solitary, rather than communal. The second theme, too, has virtually no accompaniment. Some have criticized Chopin’s orchestral accompaniments as, well, too accompanimental, but they suit the spirit of the music perfectly—like when a lone violin accompanies the piano, as if from across a lake. In the manner of concertos by his contemporaries, the pianistic fireworks start after the two themes have been heard. However, Chopin’s music retains its innate lyricism, even at its most virtuosic and majestic. Much has been made of the second movement’s possible connection to a love interest, singer Konstancja Gładkowska. Chopin did, after all, call the movement “Romance.” On the other hand, he was not sufficiently enamored to stay in Warsaw, and Gładkowska soon married a diplomat whose family owned a palace; she later called Chopin “temperamental, full of fantasies, and unreliable.” Kismet, it was not, but the music, at least, is truly special. Chopin asks the violins to play with a mute, giving them what he called a “silvery tone.” He declared this bel-canto-inspired nocturne “calm and melancholy…It is a kind of reverie in the moonlight on a beautiful spring evening.” The polka-like Rondo brings a welcome breath of lighter air, and some dancing, into the Concerto. The primary theme bears similarity to an amorous Polish national dance, the Krakowiak, in which couples chase, jump, and click heels. Here, such maneuvers fall to the two hands of the pianist, who charms and dazzles as the notes fly by. Yet most charming of all is the simple second theme, played by the pianist with fluttering eyelids. Chopin marks the coda “brillante,” as if there were any doubt. At the end of the premiere, Chopin’s hopes were realized when he received four curtain calls. This Concerto became Chopin’s calling card; he performed it numerous times, including in Munich in a chamber arrangement like the one heard tonight. It is far more than just a showpiece, but it remains a showstopper.


Week 2

These concerts are sponsored by:

Peter and Elsa Soderberg

Friday, August 27 and Saturday August 28 8:00 PM Robinson Pavilion at Anyela’s Vineyard

Rain Location: West End Theater

217 Genesee Street, Auburn

These events are made possible with support from the

Bob & Sally Neumann Fund for Jazz and Innovative Programming

Time for Three Nicolas Kendall, violin Charles Yang, violin Ranaan Meyer, bass

Sensational string band Time for Three brings their unique blend of Americana, pop, and classical music back to the Festival. Violinists Nick Kendall and Charles Yang and bassist Ranaan Meyer draw on their classical training and their love for all kinds of music. Hear various eras, styles, and traditions of Western music fold in on themselves and emerge anew.

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Concert Sponsors Elsa & Peter Soderberg with David Ying and Julie Bruskin.

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Concert for all ages! Kids under 18 are FREE Adults pay $5 at the door

Time for Three Nicolas Kendall, violin Charles Yang, violin Ranaan Meyer, bass Saturday, August 28 • 11:00 AM Mandana Barn • 1274 Lacy Road, Skaneateles Kids of all ages will love Time for Three’s energetic, joyful presentation of bluegrass, folk, and classical favorites. Their enthusiastic exchange with the audience and musical show and tell will keep everyone engaged, bringing the joy of music to a new generation.

WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM Syracuse Sounds of Music Association ARTIST SPONSORSHIP Time for Three is sponsored by Donna Himelfarb, Dave Graham, Fred & Ginny Marty, and Pete & Betsy McKinnell with additional support from


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40th Anniversary Board Reunion August 11, 2019 at the Sherwood Inn. Pictured – Front to Back (left to right) Dan Fisher, Gwen Birchenough, Sharon Magee, Lori Ruhlman Andrea Latchem, Edie Williams, Barb Connor, Joan Christy, Susan Mark, Julie Bruskin, Jackie Keady, Judy Robertson (with portrait of co-founder Louise Robinson), CarolAnne Smith (with portrait of co-founder David Robinson), Joyce Jowaisas, Margaret Sovik, Koko Fuller Lindsay Groves, Steve Frackenpohl, Donna Davis, Margie Sutton, Aaron Wunsch, Maryellen Casey, Diane Walsh, Judith Bryant, Dana Hall, Patti Carey, Jean McGlynn, Miki Bangs, Monica Williams, Joan Marcoccia Coates, Alison Ferretti, Eleanor Peterson, Lynne Bennett Dave Birchenough, Carol Stokes-Cawley, Lynn Cleary, Joe Grasso, David Duggan, Jean Shook, Kim Driscoll, Mimi Ace, Holly Karker, Jo Werner, Jeff Davis, Nancy Ranieri, Ellie Peterson Holly Gregg, George Bain, Sal D’Amelio, Doug Whitehouse, Doug Sutherland, Bill Mahood, Arleen Van Riper, David Ying, Elinor Freer, John Manring, Robert Weirich, Jan Smith, Frank Smith, Dane Gist, Jim LaRonde, Bill Havens Our thanks to all these wonderful people who have also served on the Festival Board of Directors since 1980: Laura Austin Carol Bentivegna Janet Besse Ellen Bifano Susie Birchenough David Birnbaum Karin Blute Connie Bohrer Beth Boudreau Brenton Bradly Diana Brownlie Angelo Candela Carl Cannucciari Colin Carroll Heather Carroll Susan Charlton Somak Chattopadhyay Edward Conan Emily Congel Suzanne Connelly Paul Cowley Heidi Cross Pat Czekala 36

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Musician Profiles Emily Bruskin, violin Emily has performed as a soloist with the Virginia, Pacific, San Francisco Ballet, Utah, and Nashville Symphonies. She has also given recitals around the world in venues such as Carnegie Hall. As violinist of the Claremont Trio, she has made critically acclaimed recordings on multiple labels and the trio also has commissioned trios from many popular composers such as Mason Bates and Helen Grime. Ms. Bruskin has performed at many festivals worldwide and has taught masterclasses at acclaimed universities such as Columbia. Ms. Bruskin was a grand prize winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and received BBC Magazine’s Critic’s Choice Award and the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist Award. A graduate of the Columbia-Juilliard program, she holds degrees in Neuroscience and Music.

Julia Bruskin, cello, co-artistic director Since her concerto debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 17, Julia Bruskin has established herself as one of the premiere cellists of her generation. She performed Samuel Barber’s Cello Concerto with conductor Jahja Ling at Avery Fisher Hall and has soloed with the

Nashville, Utah, Virginia, and Pacific Symphony Orchestras, among others.  She won first prize in the Schadt String Competition and was a prizewinner in the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria. As a founding member of the critically acclaimed Claremont Trio, Bruskin won first prize in the 2001 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and was awarded the first-ever Kalichestein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award. Bruskin also gives frequent solo recitals with her husband, Aaron Wunsch, including tours throughout China. She is also a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City.

Edward Castilano, double bass Currently a member of the bass section in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Castilano was Principal Bass with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra until 2011, where he made numerous concerto appearances. He was also Professor of Double Bass at Syracuse University from 1989 to 2018. After graduating in 1976 from the Eastman School of Music, he participated for six seasons in Gian-Carlo Menotti’s Spoleto Festival in Italy and Charleston, SC, and made several appearances with the

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Musician Profiles Lincoln Center Chamber Players. He has frequently performed with the Skaneateles Festival since its inception in 1980. Castilano received a master’s degree from Syracuse University in 2003. He has also played as a substitute with the orchestras of Philadelphia, Detroit, Spokane, Savannah, and Symphoria.

Bill Charlap Trio Bill Charlap, piano Bill Charlap is a Grammy award-winning pianist who has performed with many leading artists of our time including Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, and Freddy Cole. From New York City, Charlap began playing piano at the age of three. In 1997, Charlap formed his trio with Peter Washington and Kenny Washington, and they are now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. He won his first Grammy in 2016 for Best Traditional Pop Album in collaboration with Tony Bennett. Mr. Charlap has also been the artistic director of New York City’s Jazz in July festival for 15 years. He has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Chicago Symphony Center, and the Hollywood

Bowl. He is currently the Director of Jazz Studies at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey.

Kenny Washington, drums Kenny Washington is an American drummer from Staten Island. He has played behind many jazz greats including Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Betty Carter, Johnny Griffin, and Tommy Flanagan. Kenny Washington is a prolific freelancer with an enormous discography. He also has a strong interest in jazz history and has written liner notes for and helped prepare classic jazz re-releases from Art Blakey and Count Basie. He has also taught at the New School in New York City and worked as an announcer at the New Jersey jazz radio station, WBGO. Mr. Washington studied with Dizzy Gillespie’s drummer, Rudy Collins, and attended LaGuardia High School for Music and Art. He is currently the drummer in the Bill Charlap trio and is a lecturer in music at SUNY Purchase.

Peter Washington, bass Peter Washington is a jazz double bassist. He played with the Westchester Community Symphony at the age of 14.

The Skaneateles Festival expresses its appreciation for the generous bequest from

the estates of Penny Eger and MJ Osborne to help ensure the Festival’s future.

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Musician Profiles He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in English Literature, and performed with the San Francisco Youth Symphony and the UC Symphony Orchestra. In 1986, he joined Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers in New York City. Beginning in the 1990s, he toured with the Tommy Flanagan trio until Flanagan’s death and has played with the Bill Charlap Trio since. He was a founding member of the collective hard bop sextet, One for All, and is a visiting artist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In 2008, Mr. Peter Washington played with The Blue Note 7, an all-star septet formed in honor of the 70th anniversary of Blue Note Records.

Dover Quartet Joel Link, violin An active soloist and chamber musician, Joel has been a top prize-winner of numerous competitions throughout the world. Link has also appeared on numerous radio shows, including NPR’s From the Top. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Link studied with renowned violinists Joseph Silverstein and Pamela Frank, and served as the Curtis Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster for

the 2009-2010 season. He has also attended many music festivals across the globe, including the Ravinia Festival, the Marlboro Music Festival, and Music from Angel Fire. He is currently a violinist in the Dover Quartet that performs over 100 concerts around the world annually. Link is also a faculty member at the Curtis Institute of Music and teaches at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music.

Bryan Lee, violin Bryan has performed as a soloist with the Philadelphia, Delaware, Lansdowne, and Temple University symphony orchestras, among others. He was awarded the bronze medal at the 2005 Stulberg International String Competition and won second prize at the 2004 Kingsville Young Performers Competition. Lee has served as associate concertmaster of Symphony in C and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, as well as a substitute for the Philadelphia Orchestra. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Pamela Frank and Victor Danchenko. He is currently a violinist in the Dover Quartet. Lee is also a faculty member at the Curtis Institute of Music and teaches at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music.

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Musician Profiles Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola Milena has appeared as a soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jacksonville Orchestra, and the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra. Her numerous awards include first prize at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competitions and top prizes at the Tokyo International Viola Competition and the Sphinx Competition. After first being a violin student, Milena began studying viola at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in 2005. She graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music and went on to receive a master’s degree in string quartet performance from Rice University’s Sheperd School of Music. She is currently a violist in the Dover Quartet. Ms. Pajaro-van de Stadt is also a faculty member at Curtis Institute of Music and teaches at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music.

Camden Shaw, cello Camden has collaborated in chamber music with renowned artists such as Daniel Hope, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, and the late Leon Fleischer; and maintains an active career as a soloist. Highlights from recent seasons include

a performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, Op. 56 with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, where Shaw also holds the principal chair; and the release of his solo album by Unipheye Music, which has met critical praise. Shaw graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2010, where he studied with Peter Wiley and is currently a cellist in the Dover Quartet. Shaw is also a faculty member at Curtis Institute of Music and teaches at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music.

Avery Gagliano, piano The First Prize and Best Concerto Prize winner of the 2020 10th National Chopin Piano Competition, Avery Gagliano is a young artist who captures audiences with her sensitivity, emotional depth, and musical expression. As a soloist, Avery has collaborated with several symphonies in the United States including the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Capital City Symphony. She is also an avid chamber musician and performs as a guest artist with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players. This coming fall she will be making her recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Avery is originally from Washington, D.C., where she

The past Artistic Directors all gathered to celebrate the Festival’s 40th Anniversary. L-R Julia Bruskin & Aaron Wunsch, Elinor Freer & David Ying, Robert Weirch, Diane Walsh, Lindsay Groves


Musician Profiles studied with Marina Alekseyeva. Avery currently resides in Philadelphia and studies at the Curtis Institute of Music with Gary Graffman and Robert McDonald; she has also studied with Jonathan Biss while at Curtis.

the RPO in 1983, Matson performed throughout the U.S. as a founding member of the Chester String Quartet and were prize-winners at the Munich and Portsmouth (England) international competitions.

William Knuth, violin

Time for Three

William is a violinist and Fulbright Scholar who has earned recognition for his artistry as a solo and chamber musician. As a current member of Duo Sonidos with guitarist Adam Levin, Knuth has performed extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, Africa, and South America. Knuth is also a member of the esteemed New York City-based music group, Ensemble Signal. He served as associate concertmaster of the vibrant Boston-based chamber orchestra, Discovery Ensemble, and held an ongoing residency with WGBH Boston Radio’s Fraser Performing Arts Studio. While in Boston, he was also a member of the Boston Philharmonic under the leadership of Benjamin Zander. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Applied Music and Performance (Violin and Viola) in the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University.

Charles Yang, violin

Melissa Matson, viola Melissa is principal violist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Amenda Quartet, whose acclaimed “Project Ludwig” recently presented the complete string quartets of Beethoven. She is a frequent performer with Chamber Music Rochester and the Skaneateles Festival. She was the founding artistic director of First Muse Chamber Music, an annual concert series in Rochester, for its 12-year existence. Before joining

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Charles is the recipient of the 2018 Leonard Bernstein Award and is described by the Boston Globe as one who “plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star.” Not only confined to classical violin, Yang’s improvisational crossover abilities as a violinist, electrical violinist, and vocalist have led him to featured performances at notable venues such as The Aspen Music Festival and Carnegie Hall. He has also performed in front of two former U.S. presidents and the Queen of Denmark. He is a Juilliard graduate who began his violin studies with his mother in Austin, Texas. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in-concert around the world. In 2016, Yang joined the crossover string band, Time for Three.

Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin Nick picked up his first violin when he was just three years old. As a teenager, he would go to the streets of Washington D.C. and play trash cans for lunch money. When he was in college, he was forming pick-up rock bands at the Curtis Institute between concert debuts at the most prestigious halls in the world. Years ago, Kendall gathered his friends to form a band whose direction comes from the power of the collective, now the critically acclaimed East Coast Chamber Orchestra. He is also a violinist in the

Musician Profiles group, Time for Three, which creates new communities of audiences who otherwise might not participate in the performing arts. As a caretaker of his craft, he is passing on the vitality of classical music to a new generation.

Ranaan Meyer, double bass Ranaan is most known as a founding member and performer of Time for Three, as well as a double bass educator. Meyer has also performed with many esteemed organizations such as the Sydney Opera House. Meyer is an alumnus of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Temple Prep, Manhattan School of Music, and the Curtis Institute of Music. Before Time for Three, Meyer would spend 10-15 weeks per year performing and touring in the double bass section of the Philadelphia Orchestra. As a professional musician, he focuses on a philosophy called “The Sharing

We welcomed Hilary Hahn’s return in 2019.

of Knowledge,” which has led him to be the founder, as well as artistically directing and teaching at the Wabass Institute and the Utah Symposium for Double Bass. He currently is making music with his wife, Emily, in a duo they call The Rockwins.

Aaron Wunsch, piano, co-artistic director Currently, co-artistic director of the Skaneateles Festival with his wife, cellist Julia Bruskin, Aaron Wunsch enjoys a multifaceted career as an artist, presenter, and educator. Especially regarded for his chamber music performances, he has appeared at the Norfolk, Bowdoin, Sarasota, Great Lakes, and Yellow Barn chamber music festivals. Wunsch is a full-time faculty member at Juilliard, where he teaches graduate studies, chamber music, music history, and keyboard studies, and directs Juilliard PianoScope, the Piano Department’s performance series. He teaches piano masterclasses and lectures at conservatories and universities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He has received prizes for written work in musicology which include the Henry Hart Rice and the Richard F. French awards. Wunsch is also artistic director of the Music Mondays concert series in New York City.


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