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Cooperstown Summer Music Festival continues Jazz with Kurt Elling July 29, and free Flute Fest August 4

July 27, 2011

Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival

News Release

For immediate release

Cooperstown Festival to present Grammy-winning jazz this Friday, and a free concert August 4

[Cooperstown, NY July 27, 2011] The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival will present jazz with the Grammy-winning Kurt Elling Quartet featuring John McLean on Friday, July 29 at the Otesaga Hotel, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown. A limited number of tickets, $25 for adults, $15 for students, are available online through, or by calling Brown Paper Tickets, which is open 24 hours a day, 800.838.3006. Tickets will be sold at the door if available.

The Festival continues with the Flute Fest at the Otesaga on Thursday, August 4 at 7:30 pm. The concert, which is free and open to all, will feature the flute choir from the NY Summer Music Festival’s prestigious International Flute Institute.

The concert is the culmination of two weeks of intensive study and rehearsals under the guidance of Institute Director Bonnie Bokyung Kim, Joo-Hee Lee, Yeo-Jin Song, Daniel Hai Sung Bac, Wissam Boustany and Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Artistic Director Linda Chesis. The 18 participants in the Flute Institute are from Korea and throughout the United States, and are aged 11-19. The concert also will feature a performance by the winner of the International Flute Institute Concerto Competition.

"The Flute Fest has become a Festival tradition,” says Ms. Chesis. "It’s a great opportunity to experience the dedication and talent of these young flutists." The concert will be held in the ballroom of the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street in Cooperstown. No reservation or ticket required.

Make Your Own Flute & Community Play-a-Long
Prior to the concert, attendees have the option of making a “flute” out of a plastic bottle, and then joining in a community play-a-long during the concert. Bring a clean empty plastic bottle, and festival volunteers will help you make it into a “flute.”

Season continues through August 28

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival continues at The Farmers’ Museum with an August 10 Boston Comes to Cooperstown concert featuring Keisuke Wakao and Alexander Velinzon of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Marcus Thompson of the Boston Chamber Music Society, along with cellist Inbal Segev and flutist Linda Chesis. They will perform Mozart, Bach and Britten. On August 15 at 7:30 pm at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, the American String Quartet and Linda Chesis will perform works by Hadyn, Ries, and Ravel.

The season concludes with two Sunday afternoon performances. The 14-member strong East Coast Chamber Orchestra will perform Mozart, Elgar and Bartok on August 21 at 3 pm at the Otesaga, and the Juilliard String Quartet performs at the Festival finale, August 28 at 3 pm at The Farmers’ Museum. The Otesaga is located at 60 Lake Street, and The Farmers’ Museum is located down the road, at 5775 State Highway 80/Lake Road, both in Cooperstown.

For more information, call info. The Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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