Skaneateles Festival

 “For decades, this hardy festival has brought high-quality chamber music to the Finger Lakes region.” (The New Yorker)  

The award-winning Skaneateles Festival, is a nationally renowned music festival held every year during the month of August.  A favorite of residents and visitors alike since 1980, this widely acclaimed 4-week festival is under the artistic direction of pianist Aaron Wunsch and cellist Julia Bruskin. 

It plays host to world-class musicians who gather to perform on Thursday and Friday nights in the acoustic excellence of the First Presbyterian Church.  Saturdays are a highlight each week when concerts held by the lake & under the stars at the Robinson Pavilion, at Anyela's Vineyards.

The combination of world-class music and a spectacular view of the lake make concerts at the Robinson Pavilion one of life's special pleasures.

The Skaneateles Festival also features KidsFest concerts for families and the SkanFest U educational series for students and adults.

“Massachusetts may have Tanglewood, but central New York has the Skaneateles Festival.” (The Boston Globe)