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Skaneateles Festival: All in Rhythm

  • Dates: August 16, 2019
  • Location: First Presbyterian Church
  • Address: 97 E. Genesse St., Skaneateles, NY 13152
  • Phone: (315) 685-7418
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Price: $26 to $38, free for children 18 and under
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Everyone loves the sound of the cello – can you imagine the sound of eight at once? Several illustrious cellists from past Festivals join together for cello quartets, sextets, and octets, including Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos’ pulsating Bachianas Bralierias, a blend of Brazilian folk styles and the sound of Bach’s music. Pianist Conrad Tao and violinist Stefan Jackiw begin this pulsating program with a brand-new work by Tao and Copland’s winning Violin Sonata, and David Ying and Elinor Freer perform Stravinsky’s arrangement of Italian dances.

Featured Selections:
COPLAND Sonata for Violin and Piano
CONRAD TAO All I Had Forgotten or Tried To for Violin and Piano (new work, 2019)
STRAVINSKY Suite Italienne for Cello and Piano
CHOPIN, arr. FRANCHOMME Selections for 4 Cellos
ZANELLA Fantasia Orientale for 6 Cellos
VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas Brasilieras No. 1 for 8 Cellos

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