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Interview with Festival Artistic Director Linda Chesis of The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival on Classical WMHT-FM

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The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival began with three events in 1999. Since then it has grown each year, offering Central New York audiences of all ages more than 100 performances, from classical to contemporary, jazz to bluegrass. They have a busy weekend coming up: concerts Friday and Sunday night at 7:30 and a Family concert Saturday morning at 11, all featuring the Jasper String Quartet plus special guests. The flutist and Festival Artistic Director Linda Chesis spoke about this weekend and the busy month ahead.


WMHT-FM will air a concert from last season’s Cooperstown Festival on WMHT Live on Sunday, August 20 at 6pm.

Learn more about The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival

Here's a list of upcoming Cooperstown Festival concerts:

Friday, August 4 at 7:30pm | “Paysages” Jasper String Quartet

Saturday, August 5 at 11am | Family Music Fest

Sunday, August 6 at 7:30pm | Folk Variations with pianist Gilles Vonsattel

Friday, August 11 at 7:30pm | All-Mozart

Sunday, August 20 at 7:30pm | Time for Three

Friday, August 25 at 6pm | Benefit Concert at Hyde Hall

Sunday, August 27 at 7:30pm | Four Seasons: Vivaldi and Piazzolla