Legends and Fairy Tales

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Date(s) - 05/26/2023 - 05/27/2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

327 Pulteney St.
Geneva, NY


*Friday, May 26 – 7:30PM
*Saturday, May 27 – 7:30PM
Legends and Fairy Tales


Eliot Heaton, violin
Geoffrey Herd, violin
Esther Park, piano
Ettore Causa, viola
Eric Wong, viola
Max Geissler, cello

“Once upon a time…” opens the door to tales of impossible things and wondrous adventures; it is an equally apt beginning for this concert, in which we’ll hear such stories explored and depicted through music. Schumann’s Märchenbilder (‘Fairy Tale Pictures’) is a set of charming character pieces, while Shih-Hui Chen’s programmatic work Returning Souls introduces us to the legends of the Amis people of Taiwan. More a saga than fable, Mendelssohn’s second viola quintet is replete with drama, exuberance, and pathos – all the elements of a gripping narrative.

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856) Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 63
Shih Hui Chen (b. 1962) ‘Returning Souls’ Four Short Pieces on Three Formosan Amis Legends 
Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856) Marchenbilder, Op. 113
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) String Quintet No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 87

All programs subject to change.
$35 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE for youth aged 18 and younger
Season pass (8 concerts): $240 adult
More information and tickets available at GenevaMusicFestival.com.

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