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Festival’s 13th season features classical & jazz

May 6, 2011

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Dear Friend,

A new name. A new season. The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival is the new

name of the Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival. Since 1999, the Festival has offered

Linda Chesis, artistic director
Linda Chesis
Artistic Director

nearly 100 concerts, from classical to jazz, early works to

contemporary, bluegrass to cabaret. Our new name reflects the rich variety of music we offer, as well as the easy informality of
the Festival.

Our 13th season, July 3-August 28, features the American and Juilliard string quartets, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem All Stars, Music from Copland House, jazz performer Kurt Elling, the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, artists from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Chamber Music Society, and much more.

We have a great season planned, we hope you will be a part of it!

Sunday, July 3, 3:00 pm

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem All Stars, directed by Loren Schoenberg, will have you swinging to the classic jazz sounds of the Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman bands.

Thursday, July 14, 7:30 pm

Music from Copland House returns to celebrate Bastille Day with a delectable buffet of works by Ravel, Copland, Poulenc, Piazzolla, and Martinu. Tim Fain, violin; Michael Boriskin, piano; Wilhelmina Smith, cello; Linda Chesis, flute.

Kurt Elling Friday, July 29, 7:30 pm
Kurt Elling,
who the New York Times calls "the outstanding male vocalist of our time," performs jazz standards as well as songs by the Beatles, Miles Davis, and Stevie Wonder. His just-release album The Gate has caused a media sensation, with cover stories in top jazz magazines.

Thursday, August 4, 7:30 pm
Flute Fest
with the New York Summer Music Festival International Flute Institute (free).

Wednesday, August 10, 7:30 pm

Boston Comes to Cooperstown with an eclectic mix of works by Bach, Britten, Mozart, and Ginastera. Features Alexander Velinzon and Keisuke Wakao of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Marcus Thompson of the Boston Chamber Music Society performing with Festival favorites Inbal Segev and Linda Chesis.

American String Quartet

Monday, August 15, 7:30 pm

The American String Quartet and Linda Chesis, flute, perform works by Ries, Haydn, and Ravel. The New York Times praises the American its "luxurious, beautifully sculptured performances."

Sunday, August 21, 3:00 pm

East Coast Chamber Orchestra, a 14 member conductor-less chamber orchestra, is known for their passionate and joyous playing. ECCO will perform works by Mozart, Elgar, Jennifer Higdon, Bartok and more.

Sunday, August 28, 3:00 pm

The Juilliard String Quartet, a 2011 Lifetime Achievement Grammy award-winner, performs works by Haydn, Martino, and Beethoven. A Festival finale not to be missed!


Festival concerts
are held in Cooperstown, NY at:

  • The Farmers’ Museum Louis C. Jones Center (7/3, 8/10 and 8/28)
  • the Otesaga Resort Hotel (7/14, 7/29, 8/4, 8/15 and 8/21).

Tickets Now On Sale!

As an email subscriber, you are among the first to know about our season, and tickets being available to purchase. In an effort to make Festival concerts as affordable as possible, our board of directors has lowered ticket prices.

Purchase tickets by June 15, and you can attend for just $22 ($15 for students).

Brown Paper Tickets We are using Brown Paper Tickets for phone and online sales. Their call-in box office number, 800-838-3006, is answered 24 hours a day. You can reach them online throughthe Festival website, There is an added charge of less than $2 per ticket for using this service. (Even with this charge, you will still save as compared to 2010 prices.)

If we have your mailing address, you will receive the Festival brochure in the next few weeks. We will then take orders by mail.

See you this summer!

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival 877/666-7421

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