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August 7, 2009

Chamber Music Festival announces season lineup


Free Community Concerts

Joining the Festival's tradition of offering free concerts in the community is a Pro-Am Seminar, with accomplished amateurs playing alongside three professional musicians, the press release said. "We see this as an opportunity to celebrate chamber music as a lifelong pursuit that can be shared and enjoyed," said Chesis, who will be performing with David Geber, cello, and Shirley Irek, piano. These concerts will be held in venues throughout the area, from July 14 to 16. "It's a great way for us to kick-off our 10th anniversary season," said Chesis.

On Aug. 7, the Festival will present a Flute Fest at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, featuring a flute choir from the New York Summer Music Festival.

There is no charge for these performances.

Family Music Fest Concerts In addition to these free concerts, the Festival offers two Family Music Fest concerts, where a family can attend for $15. On July 12 at 11 a.m., the Parker String Quartet offers an introduction to the chamber music foursome in a kid-friendly program called "What's That Four?"

On Aug. 16, children can explore one of the most celebrated works in chamber music, in an 11 a.m. program based on the Brandenburg Concertos, titled "Go For Baroque." Tickets and Information Evening concerts are $30 for adults. Early bird and subscription discounts are available. Students (6-18) tickets for evening concerts are $15.

Daytime Family Music Fest events are $15 per family. Programs are subject to change.

For more information, call toll-free 877- MOOSIC1 (877- 666-7421), visit Festival's web site,, or email Tickets may be purchased on the Festival's web site, by phone, or at the door as available. 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. The Festival is made possible with funding by the Otsego County Bed Tax Event Grants Program.

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