Although the season is beginning to wind down for the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, there are still some great performances coming up! Founded in 1999 with three events, the Cooperstown Music Festival has grown to offer the region a myriad (over 100) of performances from classical to contemporary, jazz, bluegrass, cabaret and concerts geared specifically for children. Under the direction of Artistic Director and flutist, Linda Chesis, the Festival’s 16th season is sure to be another success.
Two performances remain (information below from press release)
On Sunday, August 17, Trio da Paz brings its virtuosic jazz and driving Brazilian rhythms back to the Festival, having performed there in 2007. The Trio was formed in 1990 by Romero Lubambo, guitar; Nilson Matta, bass; and Duduka da Fonseca, drums. All three are seasoned masters of both jazz and Brazilian music with impressive resumes. Following their performance in Cooperstown, the Trio will have a two-week summer residency at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. This will be the seventh year the Trio has performed at Dizzy’s to consistently sold-out crowds.
The Festival finale is “Let’s Dance” on Sunday, August 24 featuring the Momenta Quartet, Linda Chesis, flute; Moran Katz, clarinet; and Olga Vinokur, piano. The program is a tour of dance-infused music, spanning the continents and the centuries, with works by Schubert, Strauss II, Bartok and a 2014 arrangement by Elizabeth Brown.
Tickets are available online (with no service charges) through the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival website , through Brown Paper Tickets and at the door depending upon availability.