For the Birds
From cuckoos to blackbirds, nightingales to goldfinches, composers as far back as the 14th century have been fascinated by avians. FOR THE BIRDS showcases this fascination in a program of works curated by CSMF Artistic Director Linda Chesis and inspired by birds and birdsong. The centerpiece of the program is Robert Sirota's BIRDS OF PARADISE, which features footage from the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology. In addition to works by Vaughan Williams and Messiaen, concertgoers will also hear the world premiere of Sirota's arrangement of the Beatles classic "Blackbird." Featuring performances by Chesis, Alexandre Moutouzkine, piano, Chloe Kiffer, violin and other special guests.
About the Festival:
Founded in 1999, the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival has been bringing world-class chamber music performances to the Cooperstown area for 20 years. The festival has featured performances by the Tokyo String Quartet, the American String Quartet, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Kurt Elling, Tim Fain, Bill Charlap, Hilary Kole, Simone Dinnerstein, Mark O'Connor, the Sonia Olla Flamenco Dance Company, and many more.
Celebrated graphic artist Milton Glaser (best known for the I Heart NY campaign) has created a series of 18 posters for the Festival featuring violins and cows, a nod to Cooperstown's rural character. Performance Today host Fred Child has said, "Not only do they do interesting concerts, they have great posters."
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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