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July 3, 2013

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The Birds-of-Paradise Project video that will be shown at the Festival was edited by Jim Berman, creative director of Zapcast Creative.

Two composers’ musical portraits of Pan and Syrinx will be performed: “Pan” from Britten’s Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op. 49 and “Syrinx” by Debussy. Mozart’s “Quintet for Piano and Winds,” the “Poulenc Sextet” and “Francaix Quartet” will round out the evening’s program.

“The Mozart is the first work of its kind and a cornerstone of the woodwind repertoire. This program shows the woodwind family’s breadth and variety of tonal color,” Chesis said in the release. “It’s just perfect for a summer Sunday evening.”

On Aug. 4 in a 3 p.m. afternoon concert, the Baroque ensemble Rebel will perform works by Corelli, J.S. Bach, Gallo, Gabrieli, Boyce and Telemann. Vienna is the focus of two festival concerts on Aug. 7 with the Amphion String Quartet, flutist Linda Chesis and clarinetist Mingzhe Wang, and on Aug. 14 with the Walden Chamber Players.

Chesis said she was curious to explore how the Viennese culture inspired three centuries of composers. She notes that Viennese treats will be served at intermission at both concerts.

Vocalist Hilary Kole will return to the festival on Aug. 11 to headline a jazz performance. She will offer songs from Cole Porter and Irving Berlin to Elvis Costello and Paul Simon.

The festival finale will include a return performance of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra. This 15-member group will perform Mozart, Ravel, a 2013 commission by Judd Greenberg and more.

The release said the popular and free Pro Am Performances, which pair highly accomplished amateur musicians with professional artists, will be held at 7:30 p.m. July 9 at Pathfinder Village in Edmeston, July 10 at Grace Church in Cherry Valley and July 11 at at Christ Church in Cooperstown. A fourth free performance, the Flute Fest with the NYSMF International Flute Institute, will be held Aug. 1 at the Otesaga.

Tickets are available online at CooperstownMusicFest.org and by phone through Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006. Tickets also will be sold at the door, as available. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students ages 6 to 18. Pro Am performances and the Flute Fest on Aug. 1 do not require a ticket or reservation.

For more information, visit www.CooperstownMusicFest.org or call (877) 666-7421.

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