For four weeks, revered, world-class musicians come to the Finger Lakes area for intimate performances, meals between the performers and the audience, and intimate music lessons. This year's festival in Skaneateles consists of a diverse group of top classical, jazz, and even folk musicians. The festival, which runs Wednesday, August 12, through Saturday, September 5, will feature Aeolus Quartet, Brooklyn Rider, David Krakauer, ECCO, NOW Ensemble, and soprano Lisette Oropesa, to name just a few. Thursday's, opening night concert, at First Presbyterian Church (97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles), will feature Brahms' violin sonata, Israeli composer Avner Dorman's "Udacrep Akubrad," Britten's cello sonata, and Faure's piano quartet.
The Skaneateles Festival starts Wednesday, August 12, and goes on through Saturday, September 5. Performances take place at numerous locations in Skaneateles, for more information including specific performances, their locations, and costs, visit skanfest.org.