Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival 2020 Season
Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival (FLCMF)
Artistic Director: Richard Auldon Clark
Free and Open Concerts
Wednesday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.
Returning to Penn Yan’s Concerts on the Courthouse Lawn, our popular Festival ensemble on electric violins and bass fiddle with talented vocalist and keyboardist Keleen Strutz show what eclectic is all about. Their Bach to Rock performance also includes a bit of jazz, a dash of country, the best of Broadway, a little ragtime, maybe even a tango or two.
Sunday, July 26, 7:30 p.m.
A more traditional Festival quartet, featuring members of the Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, presents a concert at Hunt Country Vineyards in Branchport. (It is expected that this concert will be widely attended so reservations are recommended with a call or email in early July).
Two major works headline the Sunday program. Maestro Clark describes Alexander Borodin’s Quartet No. 2 as “gorgeous.” Borodin was a Russian chemist but also a major 19th century composer of romantic music. The second piece, by Clark himself, he calls Songs for Autumn. Lyrics are performed by Oliver Worthington, an internationally known baritone, drawing from poems by William Blake, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Greenleaf Whittier and James Whitcomb Riley.