Thursday, June 14
Bring an amigo (a friend) to The Palace Theater for pay-what-you-want
String & Swing.
Introduce someone to the variety that is MusicFest—the first half of the concert will be From Baroque to Bamba, featuring our array of world-renowned classical musicians and the second half will feature the complete Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool album, performed by the CNY Jazz Nonet, with Bret Zvacek, Music Director. In between, stroll across the street to Nichols & Beal for a Mexican buffet— buy your ticket in advance on the ticket order page. This concert sponsored by Upstate Institute, using music for local good. Proceeds to a localnot-for-profit organization.
Landscapes! Relax in the heavenly acoustics of the Colgate Memorial Chapel, serenaded by strings, piano and wind instruments. Let yourself imagine scenes of summer. Wine-tasting (6:45 p.m.) Before the concert—buy your tickets in advance on the ticket order page.
Graciela Agudelo: Navegantes del crepúsculo
Johannes Brahms: Horn Trio, Op. 40
Ludwig van Beethoven: Septet, Op. 20
ALL EVENTS FREE!
On the Village Green unless otherwise stated.
Rain location for all events:
The Palace Theater
8:30 a.m. Robin Schade Join Robin and a MusicFest artist to explore the string heritage of upstate New York. Barge Canal Coffee Co., Lebanon St.
9:45 a.m. Jorge’s Percussion Ensemble This exciting quartet explores the details of Afro-Latin rhythms with a variety of different percussion instruments— audience participation expected!
11:00 a.m. Bull Thistle Players/Thistle Seeds/ Chenango Players Come share the splendor of our budding talent!
12:00 p.m. Mexico…¡Viva! Veronica Robles will lead a family dance workshop. Try the Mexican Hat Dance and a Mexican polka. Put on a Mexican costume for a picture!
1-3 p.m. The FAMOUS Summer Sweets Contest Local eateries put their desserts to the test– You be the judge! Winners announced at 3:45. On the sidewalks of Hamilton.
1:00 p.m. Take a siesta, visit the bookstore display, have a hike! Visit the baby animal petting zoo, sample a burrito or taco! See the children’s art at the Barge!
2:30 p.m. First Class
First Class is a 4-piece dance band who plays some of the most popular dance tunes ever written. Whether you like Big Band, Swing, Rock, Disco, Country, Latin or popular ethnic tunes, they play it all and much more. Maybe they’ll play one of your favorites. Don’t be afraid to dance!
4:00 p.m. Chenango Players in front of Colgate Inn.
5:30 p.m. Piñatas & Picnic at The Palace Bring a picnic supper to the palm-shaded village. Kids will enjoy playing traditional Mexican games. No alcohol please.
6:30 p.m. Veronica Robles and Mariachi Band present the musical history of Mexico through song and dance, starting with the costumes and instruments of the Aztecs and including traditional folk dances of Jalisco, Chiapas, Nayarit and Veracruz. This authentic performance at The Palace Theater is sure to bring you and your family closer to Mexico!
Sunday, June 17
TWO EVENTS TO CLOSE MUSICFEST 2007
12:30 p.m. Interlude Mary Jo Ashenfelter ’79, soprano with Steven Heyman, piano FREE St. Thomas’ Church, 12 1/2 Madison St.
2:30 p.m. Canto y Danza (Song & Dance)
First Baptist Church
Manuel Ponce: Seis Canciones Mexicanas
Eduardo Gamboa: Floresta
Franz Schubert: Octet, Op. 166
(featuring Eli Epstein’s “Inside Out” experience!)
Followed by Bull Thistle Awards on the Village Green.