Saturday, June 21 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Geneva Music Festival celebrates its fourth annual season with a return to Willard Chapel! Set in the historic Tiffany-designed chapel and filled with the lush music of the Romantic Era, this concert program by the entire chamber ensemble and special guest, cellist Clive Greensmith, includes the expansive Brahms String Sextet in G Major along with works by Schumann and Mendelssohn.
Clive Greensmith, cellist for many years with the former Tokyo String Quartet, has held the position of principal cellist with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed as a soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Mostly Mozart Orchestra. Currently he is on the faculty at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. The heart of the Geneva Music Festival is a chamber ensemble of nationally and internationally known artists, several with roots in the Finger Lakes. The festival, while showcasing these musicians’ talents, also helps express their gratitude to the communities who nurtured them.
The 2014 GMF Season includes eight concerts in Canandaigua, Geneva and Auburn. Besides the Willard Chapel event, Mr. Greensmith will perform in a solo recital at Westminster Presbyterian Church on June 15. Also in Auburn, the festival will honor its commitment to music and youth by providing a free concert for Auburn’s Junior and Senior High students, along with a master class for selected string players in the Auburn School District.
Tickets for adult admission to the June 21st concert are $15; children under 18 may attend at no charge. Tickets may be purchased at the festival website, www.genevamusicfestival.com , at the Willard Chapel Office during regular business hours Tuesdays through Fridays, 10am-4pm, or at the door the night of the concert. For more information, please visit our website at www.willardchapel.org or call the office, 315-252-0339. Please refer to the festival website for additional details regarding the entire 2014 Geneva Music Festival. Photo by Festival Photographer Jan Regan.