Geneva Music Festival Hosts Benefit Concert and Virtual Auction


The Geneva Music Festival is excited to announce its annual Spring Benefit Concert and Virtual Auction. Join them at 7 pm on Saturday, March 19, for an evening of Classics and Romantics. The concert will be held in person at the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and will be preceded by a reception featuring wines generously donated by Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards.

Geoffrey Herd, violin; Max Geissler, cello; and Esther Park, piano will be performing Schubert’s Notturno in E-Flat Major, Op. 148; Mozart’s Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, K. 502; and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50. Festival Director Geoffrey Herd states that for this concert, “GMF musicians contrast elegant works by Schubert and Mozart with Tchaikovsky’s immense emotional masterpiece, his Piano Trio in A Minor.”

Tickets are $60 and can be found for sale online at Masks and proof of vaccination will be required for attendance.

The virtual auction will run from March 12 at 12pm EST to March 20 at 5pm EDT. A wide range of local options are available for bidding, including family-friendly activities such as sailing lessons at the Seneca Sailing Academy and tickets to the Corning Museum of Glass. Also available are gift certificates to local restaurants and spas, winery tours and tastings, cocktail classes, overnight getaways, and many more experiences. To see the full range of available items for bidding, visit

The Benefit Concert and Virtual Auction are the main fundraisers for the Geneva Music Festival. The Geneva Music Festival is entering its 12th season and will run from May 20 to June 12 this year. GMF strives to make accessible and cultivate a love of classical music within the community.

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