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Geneva Music Festival 2023: Legends and Fairy Tales

Geneva Music Festival 2023: Legends and Fairy Tales

Geneva Music Festival 2023: Gods, Myths and the Divine

Music and faith have been closely linked throughout history, often reinforcing and inspiring one another. In his fourth-century autobiography Confessions, Saint Augustine described how the singing of hymns moved him spiritually and emotionally. Composers have continued to create countless works devoted to, animated by, or in service of their religious beliefs. This season, join us for an exploration of the deep and fruitful relationship between music and the Divine.

Friday, May 26, repeat performance on Saturday, May 27 Legends and Fairy Tales

Eliot Heaton, Geoffrey Herd, violin; Esther Park, piano; Ettore Causa, Eric Wong, viola; Max Geissler, cello

Gearan Center, 7:30 pm

“Once upon a time…” opens the door to tales of impossible things and wondrous adventures; it is an equally apt beginning for this concert, in which we’ll hear such stories explored and depicted through music. Schumann’s Märchenbilder (‘Fairy Tale Pictures’) is a set of charming character pieces, while Shih-Hui Chen’s programmatic work Returning Souls introduces us to the legends of the Amis people of Taiwan. More a saga than fable, Mendelssohn’s second viola quintet is replete with drama, exuberance, and pathos – all the elements of a gripping narrative.

All programs subject to change.

More information and tickets available at GenevaMusicFestival.com.

Individual concert tickets: $35 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE for youth aged 18 and younger

Season pass (8 concerts): $240 adult

Gearan Center for the Performing Arts
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM, every day through May 27, 2023.

Event Supported By

Geneva Music Festival
(315) 326-1951
Gearan Center for the Performing Arts
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, New York 14456
(315) 781-3000