The Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival was founded in 2004, with the mission to bring innovative programs to the Canandaigua area in a casual setting--perfect for summer in the Finger Lakes. Their educational shows for kids in the Wood Library are always packed, and the signature Classical Blue Jeans concert, pairing barbecue and an interactive program that ranges from fiddling to more standard fare, is always sold out. Artistic Directors Amy Barston and Kevin Kumar create a season that beckons to new listeners while continuing to delight their long-time attendees. 2020 will bring a name change to ChamberFest Canandaigua, but the stellar performances will remain the same.
Here's a short and sweet presto from Handel's Concerto Grosso No. 5, op 6, recorded in the Finger Lakes Community College Concert Hall on July 28, 2019. Violinist Kumar is joined by J Freivogel, Maia Jasper White, and Robert Anemone; Meredith Crawford and Sam Quintal play viola; cellist Barston is joined by Rachel Freivogel, and Andrew Appel plays the harpsichord.