Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival
The Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival was founded by Joyce Hunt of Hunt Country Vineyards and Richard Auldon Clark, founder and director of the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. Their vision was to bring world-class music to local audiences in beautiful, intimate Keuka and Seneca Lake settings. And so they have for 17 years, with top musicians arriving each summer from New York City and points beyond.
Festival concerts are set in special Finger Lakes locations, and always enjoyed with a glass of wine: Hunt Country Vineyards, high above Keuka Lake, remains as opening (June 15) and closing (July 27) venue. Audience members are welcome to come early and bring a picnic, and again to the July 21 concert held at Anthony Road Winery with its sweeping views down to Seneca Lake.
Norton Chapel is inspiring in its soaring beauty. Set along the shoreline on the grounds at Keuka College, it is the setting for the July 21 performance. The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum just south of Hammondsport hosts the June 30th concert. Wandering among historic planes by Curtiss and others is encouraged.
All Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival concerts begin at 7:30 PM. They are handicap accessible and include a reception.