Seventh Annual
Seventh Annual
June 17-20, 2005

reetings, loyal ’Fest family members and newcomers alike! With enormous pride and excitement, I invite you to join us for Chenango Summer MusicFest’s 10th anniversary “Friends and Neighbors” and, as an added bonus, the bicentennial of Madison County.

Our region sets the stage for homegrown and international talents in a variety of venues against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty where one can relax and energize to start the new season. Our new pre-’Fest series Chenango! Extras, spans several weeks and includes concerts in Hamilton (Fridays at the Fountains), a celebration of the French Connection, and a special dramatic presentation at our neighboring Earlville Opera House.For our three classical ’Fest concerts, artists who have played here in the past decade will be joined by newcomers in concerts with the theme “Friends and Neighbors.”

Returning to our Madison County roots on the beloved Village Day, we celebrate with an array of Madison County talent, topped off with the rollicking sounds of Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra. In our recently renovated village, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to craft your own casual vacation experience . . . from bike rentals and trails to massage and yoga, unique shopping opportunities, and expanded dining options. Come and stay in one of our charming lodging choices, which include everything from hotels to historic bed and breakfasts.

Give us a call and we can help you with the information you need to plan your vacation with us! I can’t imagine a better way to open summer than to join us for our musical extravaganza set among the stunning scenery and myriad activities that the historic village of Hamilton and Madison County have to offer. Our fine ’Fest is fun, family friendly, and festive; don’t miss this celebratory year. I look forward to seeing you.

Laura Klugherz

Festival director

Relax, Renew, Retreat