Pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute, of Lithuania, will take the stage to open the 13th annual Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival at 7:15 p.m. July 14 in the Student Center Auditorium at Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Hopewell.
“The festival has been bringing world-class musicians to Canandaigua for over a decade and this year is no exception,” said violinist Kevin Kumar, festival co-artistic director. “Ieva Jokubaviciute is sought after and has performed at some of the finest international music festivals, including Marlboro, Ravinia, Bard, Caramoor, Chesapeake Chamber Music, Four Seasons and Prussia Cove in England.”
Launched in 2005, Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival is centered on four chamber concerts over two weekends: July 14 and 16 and July 21 and 23. It includes community concerts at FLCC along with “Classical Blue Jeans,” a barbecue concert at 6 p.m. July 19 at Bristol Harbour Resort, 5410 Seneca Point Road, Canandaigua.
In addition to Jokubaviciute, Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival’s lineup will include a performance by Avalon String Quartet and other musicians.
“Ieva, Death and the Maiden" will feature Jokubaviciute offering a rendition of Robert Schumann's “Fantasy” on July 14. She will be joined by Avalon String Quartet in its festival debut.
“Memories and Souvenirs” will pair Jokubaviciute with festival co-artistic directors Kumar and Amy Sue Barston to explore Beethoven's piano trio “Op. 70 No. 2 in E flat major” at 1:45 p.m. July 16. The artistic co-directors will partner with Avalon String Quartet for the show’s second half with a rendition of Tchaikovsky's “Souvenir de Florence.”
The trio Chalaca — comprised of harpist Bridget Kibbey, Grammy-nominated clarinetist Benito Meza and percussionist Samuel Torres — will celebrate composers who have immigrated from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Venezuela at 7:15 p.m. July 21.
The season finale, “Mozart in the Jungle,” will feature Meza and Torres presenting Latin-inspired works in the unusual combination of their instruments at 1:45 p.m. July 13. Rochester Philharmonic musicians Melissa Matson, viola, and Patricia Sunwoo, violin, will join Barston, Kumar and Benito for Mozart’s “Clarinet Quintet.”
The four festival concerts start with an artists’ chat in which performers talk about their background and the pieces they’ll perform.
Additional free concerts, including a children’s concert July 20 at Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua, are being planned.
Tickets for all four FLCC shows cost $100 for general admission and $160 for patrons. Single concert tickets cost $10 for students and $28 for general admission. “Classical Blue Jeans” includes dinner and costs $50 for general admission, $30 for students younger than 18 or with a college ID and $25 for children younger than 12.
Tickets are available at the customer service counter at all area Wegmans stores.
For information, call 585-412-6353, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit lakemusicfestival.org.