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August 7, 2009

Chamber Music Festival announces season lineup

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July 13 -- "Parker String Quartet," 7:30 p.m., The Farmers' Museum. Come hear this award-winning quartet, whom The New York Times calls "flawlessly balanced, perfectly tuned and sheathed in lustrous textures." Works by Haydn, Janacek and Beethoven. Preconcert chat with the artists begins at 7 p.m.



July 23 -- "Enchanted Baroque," 7:30 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church. Concert features Lisa Saffer, soprano; Amanda Crider, mezzo soprano; Peggy Pearson, oboe; Linda Chesis, flute; Bradley Brookshire, harpsichord; and Brian Manker, cello performing works by Bach, Purcell and Telemann. Pre-concert chat with the artists begins at 7 p.m.



Aug. 3 -- "Daedalus Quartet with David Shifrin," 7:30 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church. The Daedalus Quartet, Grand Prize winner of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, performs the Brahms Clarinet Quintet and works by Haydn and Shostakovich with three-time Grammy nominee David Shifrin. Preconcert chat with the artists begins at 7 p.m.



Aug. 7 -- Free Concert: "Flute Fest at the Otesaga," 7:30 p.m., Otesaga Resort Hotel. The Festival again joins with the NY Summer Music Festival's International Flute Institute to offer a free concert featuring a flute choir.



Aug. 9 -- "Chords & Strings," 7:30 p.m., The Farmers' Museum. Soprano Sarah Wolfson and the Brasil Guitar Duo offer a program ranging from the Baroque to Bossa Nova.



Pre-concert chat with the artists begins at 7 p.m.



Aug. 13 -- "Trio Solisti with Linda Chesis," 7:30 p.m., The Farmers' Museum. Festival favorites Trio Solisti and Linda Chesis perform works by Beethoven, Franck and Ravel. Pre-concert chat with the artists begins at 7 p.m.



Aug. 16 -- "Family Music Fest: Go for Baroque," 11 a.m., Templeton Hall. A kidfriendly tour of a masterpiece: Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 5." Hands-on activities and crafts begin at 10:30 a.m., with a post-concert instrument petting zoo courtesy of John Keal Music Co.



Aug. 17 -- "Gala Tenth Anniversary Concert: The Brandenburg Concertos," 7:30 p.m., The Farmers' Museum. One of the largest ensembles ever gathered at the Festival celebrates 10 summers of chamber music in Cooperstown with Bach's joyous concertos, no. 3 through 6. Features returning Festival artists Timothy Fain, Bradley Brookshire and Linda Chesis. Post-concert reception with the artists hosted by The Farmers' Museum.



Aug. 19 -- The Brubeck Brothers Quartet, 7:30 p.m., The Otesaga Resort Hotel. A jazz dynasty performs at the Otesaga. Daniel Brubeck, drums; Chris Brubeck, bass and trombone; Mike DeMicco, guitar; and Chuck Lamb, piano perform straight-ahead jazz with a mix of funk, blues and world music.



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