The Geneva Music Festival Celebrates its fourth annual season June 9th through June 21st with eight performances to be held in Geneva, Auburn, and Canandaigua. 

The 2014 season will feature Clive Greensmith, former cellist of the Tokyo String Quartet, the contemporary music ensemble Vicennium Void, founded by GMF Director Geoffrey Herd, as well as Eric Wong of the Linden String Quartet, Zahari Metchkov, Piano Professor at the University of Colorado, Hannah Collins, Fellow of the Academy at Carnegie and many others.

The Festival’s performances cover a broad range of genres and eras.   Rhythmic tango, classical chamber music, majestic organ recitals, and ventures in new music are among the many styles the Festival programs. Highlights from the repertoire include Dvorak’s joyous Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 87, Mozart’s charming Divertimenti, K. 136 & K. 138, Carter Pann’s Piano Trio No. 1 and Astor Piazzolla’s sensuous series of tangos, The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.

Geneva Music Festival is committed to reaching the youngest of audiences and will be giving free concerts in several public schools in the Finger Lakes. Concerts are planned for students at North Street Elementary as well as for students attending Auburn Jr. and Sr. High Schools. A master class for selected string players in the Auburn School district will be given as well.

In addition to the Festival’s concert home at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva (June 13th,20th), performances will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Geneva (June 11th), the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Auburn (June 15th), the historic Willard Memorial Chapel in Auburn (June 21st) and the Canandaigua Academy Theatre (June 12th).  The Festival will kick off with an exciting evening of contemporary music at Billsboro Winery in Geneva (June 9th) and a school presentation at the Auburn Middle School (June 9th).

Tickets for adult admission to all evening concerts and an after concert reception is $15, and the special solo recital with Clive Greensmith scheduled for Sunday, June 15th is $20. Children 16 and under are welcome at all concerts at no charge. All venues are wheelchair accessible and air conditioned.

For more information, including concert details, times and locations, visit the Festival website at


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