Time for Three, Vivaldi's Four Seasons in Cooperstown, NY

Time for Three, Vivaldi's Four Seasons in Cooperstown, NYFrom ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" to Carnegie Hall, audiences have been delighted by the high-energy virtuosity of Time for Three. The trio will offer a blend of jazz, folk, classical, and pop in a concert at the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival on Sunday, August 20 at 7:30 pm at the Otesaga Hotel. Time for Three - Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; Charles Yang violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass - perform mash-ups of hits by the Beatles, James Taylor, Mumford and Sons, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, and more, as well as original arrangements.

"Time for Three are phenomenal string players and dynamic performers," says Festival artistic director Linda Chesis. "I am delighted to be featuring them here in Cooperstown." Time for Three comes to Cooperstown just after performing at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and Chautauqua. "Seeing them in an intimate 200-seat venue here in Cooperstown is a wonderful opportunity," says Chesis.

Time for Three has performed hundreds of engagements, from sell-out concerts at the 2014 BBC Proms, to residencies at the Kennedy Center and Sun Valley Summer Symphony to name a few. TV performances include appearing on ABC's 'Dancing with The Stars', and an Emmy-winning show "Time for Three in Concert" premiered by PBS.

On August 27, the Festival continues with the concert "Four Seasons: Vivaldi and Piazzolla" featuring Joseph Lin, the first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet, the Verona Quartet, Bradley Brookshire, harpsichord, and Andrew Trombley, double bass.

Vivaldi's Four Seasons, one of the most popular works of classical music, will be performed interspersed with Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla's tango-inspired Four Seasons Suite (Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas).

"Hearing both these pieces performed together by artists of this caliber will be a wonderful experience," says Chesis. Joseph Lin is on the violin and chamber music faculty of the Juilliard School. An active solo and chamber musician, Mr. Lin was awarded First Prize at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. The Verona Quartet was a winner of the 2015 Concert Artists Guild Competition and in May 2016 Musical American named them "New Artists of the Month," further setting the Verona Quartet apart as one of the most compelling young quartets in chamber music. In 16-17, the Verona Quartet enjoyed its second year as Graduate Resident String Quartet at The Juilliard School, where they work closely with Mr. Lin and the other members of the Juilliard String Quartet and also teach as Lisa Arnhold Fellows.

The Festival's 19th season also includes a Benefit Concert at Hyde Hall on August 25, and the season finale with the Chiara String Quartet on October 8 at the Christ Church.

Tickets

Tickets for the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival are available online at cooperstownmusicfest.org, by calling Brown Paper Tickets 800/838-3006, or at the door. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students except for the Benefit Concert at Hyde Hall, which is $35, with additional donations appreciated.

About the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival

Founded in 1999, the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival has featured: the Tokyo String Quartet, the American String Quartet, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Kurt Elling, Tim Fain, Bill Charlap, Hilary Kole, Simone Dinnerstein, Mark O'Connor, the Sonia Olla Flamenco Dance Company, and many more.

Celebrated graphic artist Milton Glaser has created a series of 16 posters for the Festival featuring violins and cows, a nod to Cooperstown's rural character. Performance Today host Fred Child has said of the Festival, "Not only do they do interesting concerts, they have great posters."

See cooperstownmusicfest.org for details.

About Linda Chesis

Linda Chesis has been hailed by critics on three continents as one of the most exciting and dynamic flutists of her generation. She has frequently collaborated with such renowned artists as Jessye Norman, Dawn Upshaw, James Levine and the late Jean-Pierre Rampal and has performed with orchestras and in solo recitals throughout the US, France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and Korea.

Ms. Chesis is professor of flute and chair of the Woodwind Department at Manhattan School of Music. She has offered master classes at universities, conservatories and for flute associations around the globe. Her recordings can be heard on the EMI, Nonesuch and Music Masters labels.

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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