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Student tickets for Sunday afternoon’s East Coast Chamber Orchestra concert now just $5

August 18, 2011

News Release

For immediate release

East Coast Chamber Orchestra and Juilliard String Quartet to Perform in Cooperstown

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival’s new Sunday afternoon series continues, August 21 and August 28
Student tickets for the August 21 concert now just $5

[Cooperstown,
NY] The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival’s new Sunday afternoon series brings the East Coast Chamber Orchestra to perform at the Otesaga Hotel on August 21, and the Juilliard String Quartet to perform at The Farmers’ Museum on August 28. Both concerts begin at 3 pm.

The 14-member strong East Coast Chamber Orchestra combines the power of a great orchestral ensemble with the sensitivity of a superb chamber music ensemble. ECCO will perform works by Mozart, Elgar, Jennifer Higdon, Bartok, and Corelli/Geminiani.

The Festival finale is August 28 at The Farmers’ Museum with the Juilliard String Quartet performing works by Haydn, Martino and Beethoven. Earlier this year the Recording Academy presented the JSQ with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award. They are the first classical ensemble to be honored in this way. The members of the Juilliard String Quartet are: violinist Joseph Lin, who joined the quartet earlier this year, violinist Ronald Copes (quartet member since 1997), violist Samuel Rhodes (1969), and cellist Joel Krosnick (1974). They will perform Haydn’s Quartet in G Major, Donald Martino’s Quartet No. 5 and Beethoven’s Op. 130 with Grosse Fuge.

“The energy and talent ECCO brings to its performances is just incredible,” says Linda Chesis, the Festival’s artistic director. “And, the Juilliard String Quartet is celebrated worldwide for its ability to play new works as if they were established masterpieces, and established masterpieces as if they were new.”

She noted that she created the Sunday afternoon series in response to audience requests. “Concert-goers can come early and explore Cooperstown, and then stay to enjoy a dinner out.”

Festival Venues

The August 21 ECCO concerts will be held at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street in Cooperstown, and the August 28 Juilliard String Quartet concert will be held at The Farmers’ Museum 5775 State Route 80 in Cooperstown. Both venues seat less than 250 people.

Tickets and Information
Ticket prices have been reduced for 2011. For the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, tickets are $25 for adults, $5 for students (6-18), for the Juilliard String Quartet, tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students. Tickets can be ordered online, www.CooperstownMusicFest.org, or by calling the box office service Brown Paper Tickets, 800/838-3006. Tickets will be sold at the door, as available.

To find out more about the season, go to info.

About Linda Chesis
Flutist Linda Chesis is founder and artistic director of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. She is a member of the flute faculty and chair of the Woodwind Department at the Manhattan School of Music. She has been hailed by critics on three continents as one of the most exciting and dynamic flutists of her generation. The top prize winner at the Paris and Barcelona International competitions, and at the National Flute Association Competition, Ms. Chesis has performed with orchestras and in solo recitals throughout the US, France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan and Korea. Her recordings can be heard on the EMI, Nonesuch and Music Masters labels.

About Festival posters, designed by Milton Glaser

2011 marks the tenth year that Milton Glaser designed a Festival poster featuring a violin-playing cow. An internationally celebrated graphic designer, Mr. Glaser created the I♥NY logo. His works are represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. In 2010, Mr. Glaser received the National Medal of Arts.

Calendar Listings

August 21, 3 pm East Coast Chamber Orchestra
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival
The Otesaga Resort Hotel
60 Lake Street

Cooperstown, NY

The 14-member strong ECCO combines the strength and power of a great orchestral ensemble with the personal involvement and sensitivity of superb chamber music. They will perform works by Mozart, Elgar, Jennifer Higdon, Bartok and more. Presented by the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, www.CooperstownMusicFest.org, 877/666-7421.

August 28, 3 pm The Juilliard String Quartet

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival

The Farmers’ Museum
5775 State Route 80
Cooperstown, NY
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival finale features the Juilliard String Quartet performing works by Haydn, Martino and Beethoven. Earlier this year, the Grammy-winning JSQ became the first classical ensemble to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. www.CooperstownMusicFest.org, 877/666-7421.

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