Music Fest Schedule
For questions, schedule or location changes, or for a complete program, call 315-228-7645 prior to the festival or visit the Festival Headquarters on the Village Green upon arrival.

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Footnotes: * Tickets required for admission    ** Special meal/event; separate charge

Thursday, June 20
Gourmet Fare
6:30 p.m. Concert Conversations: Talking with the masters.
7:00 p.m. Opening night concert *
       Mozart, Concerto for Piano and String Quintet, K. 414
       Beethoven, Septet
Location: Park United Methodist Church on the Village Green

German Dinner** Authentic German cuisine following the concert.
Location: Merrill House on the Colgate campus.

Friday, June 21
Journeys - Conversations of culture and adventure
1:00 p.m. -
 3:00 p.m.
Master classes throughout the village (see posters in town). Auditors welcome.
Call 315-228-7645 for details.
6:30 p.m. Concert Conversations: Adventure stories in music for young and old.
7:00 p.m.


       Telemann, Don Quixote Suite
       Morrill, Iron Horse Concerto
       Strauss, Till Eulenspiegel Einmal Anders
Location: Fest Family Tent, Merrill House lawn, Colgate campus.

Reception and wine tasting** following the concert. Sip your way through the Finger Lakes!
Location: Merrill House, Colgate campus.

Saturday, June 22
Village Day - Hamilton meets the Caribbean
Eat, shop, and be merry with a day-long blend of music and activities in Hamilton's charming, historic atmosphere. All Village Day performances are free of charge.
8:00 a.m. -
 1:00 p.m.
Hamilton Farmer's Market.
9:30 a.m. Walk Through History: Hour-long architectural tour with Art Historian Eric van Schaack (must sign up in advance; limited to first 20).
10:30 a.m. -
 1:00 p.m.
The Upstate New York Special. A family program with regional performers. Village Green.
       Bart and Kevin: Music for all ages - children & families participate
            in enthusiastic, funny, & sometimes tender ways.
       Tapestry: Renaissance singers in period costume
       Blue Parsley Boys: Barbershop singers
       JT Hall Jazz Consort: Vibrant, warm five-piece jazz ensemble
11:00 a.m. Chicken Barbecue** available all day while supplies last (there will be a mid-afternoon break).
Experience the Caribbean through food. Park United Methodist Church.
11:30 a.m. Summer Sweets on Sweets Alley. Local eateries put their desserts to the test in this popular competition. You be the judge! Village Green.

In the afternoon . . . Visit local attractions, train on the fitness trail, go antiquing in Bouckville, tee off at Seven Oaks (greens fees), or make time for a siesta.

"Vignette" performances by the Chenango Players. Follow the roving musicians to various Hamilton locations.

12:45 p.m. Victoria Shenandoah Oneida/Iroquois cultural concepts and storytelling. Hamilton Library.
1:30 p.m. How things work: Magic wands & tubes. (How do they make those sounds? 'Fest artists' instrument demo)
Location: Hamilton Library.
2:00 p.m. Historic string instrument lecture/demonstration with NY State Troubadour Robin Schade.
Location: Barge Canal Coffee Company.
3:00 p.m. Masterclass showcase: Budding talent. First Baptist Church.
5:30 p.m. -
 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Sundaes and festival artists CD signing. Enjoy free scoops of Byrne Dairy's premium ice cream.
5:30 p.m. Opening act: Marcia Hagan & Fluidrive - rhythm and blues from Syracuse.
7:00 p.m. JahPan - Caribbean steel pan band: calypso, reggae and popular music. Danceable, lively, fun for all ages. Village Green.

Sunday, June 23
Folk Magic
Morning Attend a local church service, enjoy bagels and the newspaper at the Barge, have early breakfast or brunch at the Colgate Inn or another local eatery, tee off at Seven Oaks (greens fees).
1:30 p.m. Concert Conversations: Songs & dances.
2:00 p.m. Concert* St. Mary's Church, corner of Wylie St & Rt. 12B
Dvorák, "Dumky" Trio Schubert, Octet Reception and Bull Thistle Awards following the concert.

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