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Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival

PO Box 717
Canandaigua , NY , 14424
Phone: 585-690-1220
42° 53' 15.126" N, 77° 16' 54.1128" W
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Edward Klorman
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Presenting world-class classical music and community events in Canandaigua

Founded in 2005, the Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival has quickly become an essential part of cultural life in the Greater Rochester area and has established a regional reputation for its concerts’ innovative programming, inviting atmosphere and musical excellence. Led by artistic directors Amy Sue Barston and Edward Klorman (a Rochester native), the festival has showcased such world-class artists and ensembles as pianist Jon Nakamatsu, clarinetist Charles Neidich, and the Borromeo, Corigliano, Orion, and Ying Quartets. Since its inception, the Festival has been dedicated to engaging new audiences for classical music and to educational projects that introduce music to a new generation of audiences. Its pioneering Classical Blue Jeans concerts – which pair an interactive musical show with a barbecue dinner and traditional fiddling in a rustic setting – have been lauded by New Yorker critic Alex Ross. The Festival’s comprehensive educational and outreach programs have included partnerships with numerous community organizations, including Canandaigua’s Wood Library, Hochstein School of Music and Dance, Strong National Museum of Play®, Thompson Health, Wegmans and public schools in both Rochester and Canandaigua. These community engagement activities have garnered major grants from such institutions as the National Endowment for the Arts, NYS Council on the Arts, Meet the Composer, Gouvernet Arts Fund (Rochester Area Community Foundation), Brighton Education Fund and The Commission Project. MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival is to bring world-class chamber music to the Finger Lakes region through exceptionally creative, intimate and vibrant presentations. The Festival’s core values are: *To attract, engage and inspire a broad spectrum of the community *To invite warm and informative interactions between audiences and musicians *To present a dynamic and varied repertoire, including music by living composers alongside beloved masterworks *To cultivate music appreciation and participation among our community’s youth

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