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Aug 23, 2007           Skaneateles Festival Thursday Night Concert: Musical Mentors Part I
Rising stars meet seasoned Grammy-award winners in music by Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Schumann. Featuring: Jupiter String Quartet; Gilbert Kalish, piano; Roger Tapping, viola
Date:           August 23, 2007
Website:           www.skanfest.org
Location:           First Presbyterian Church
97 E. Genesee St.
Skaneateles, NY
Contact:           www.skanfest.org
Email:           music@skanfest.org
Date/Time Details:           August 23, 2007
8:00 pm
Fees/Admission:           $15-$30; free for 12 & under

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2007 @ 10:21 am by Curt
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Aug 22, 2007             Tiffany Summer Concert Series
Noon time concert at Willard Memorial Chapel featuring the “Stars of Tomorrow” – students of Susan May.
Date:           August 22, 2007
Time:           12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Website:           http://www.willardchapel.org
Location:           17 Nelson Street
Auburn, NY
Contact:           315-252-0339
Email:           kwalker@willardchapel.org
Date/Time Details:           August 22, 2007
Noon – 1:00 pm
Fees/Admission:           FREE

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2007 @ 10:02 am by Curt
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Sonya Kitchell 

Skaneateles Area Arts Council is pleased to announce its third annual summer gala, A Mid-summer Night’s Dream, on Sunday, August 19, 2007, featuring dinner and a concert by Velour/Starbucks Hear Music artist Sonya Kitchell. For more information or to purchase tickets click here

Darlene Kerr, president, Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, is hosting this special event at her lakeside home at 6:00 – 10:00 p.m,  featuring dinner and a concert by Velour/Starbucks Hear Music artist Sonya Kitchell. Kitchell has enjoyed a rapid rise in her career as a singer/songwriter. She has recorded her debut album Words Came Back to Me, and is currently on a European tour with Joe Jackson. She has performed with Judy Collins, Richie Havens, Ben Taylor and Suzanne Vega. 

 Sonya Kitchell. For more information

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 @ 8:21 am by Curt
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Great Britain Brass Band Concert in Skaneateles
August 15th, 2007 - 7 pm

On August 15th at 7 pm, Skaneateles will host the Great Britain Brass Band for a free concert at the Gazebo.The Great Britain Bass Band is a musical group composed of 40 talented young musicians touring the United States, and entertaining crowds as they go.  All are welcome to this outdoor concert.  Simply bring a lawn chair, or blanket or sit on one of the park benches.  This is a concert you will not want to miss. 

The Band is responsible for all of their own traveling expenses, so although the concert is FREE, donations are certainly welcome.  And if you really like what you hear, you can purchase one of their CD’s after the concert is over.

The Great Britain Brass Band has been coming to Skaneateles since 2001 under the direction of Frank Wolfe.  The Skaneateles Chamber is their host, with the following companies and organizations donating their time and services to entertain the group while in Skaneateles:  Mark’s Pizzeria , Mid-Lakes Navigation , Skaneateles Bakery, and Skaneateles Rotary.   We hope you can join us for a magical night of the big brass sound, by the lake.

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 @ 8:14 am by Curt
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Daniel Forster photo -  www.yachtphoto.com 

An America’s Cup evening with two time Cup winner and Skaneateles lake native – Peter Isler – for the benefit of Junior Sailing on Skaneateles Lake
On August 20th, at 6:00 pm, two time America’s Cup winner Peter Isler will entertain the audience at the Skaneateles Sailing Club with stories and picture presentation from his America’s Cup career (most recently Isler was in Valencia, Spain serving as Navigator in the 2007 America’s Cup for the US team – BMW Oracle Racing) and insight into the future of the oldest trophy in sports.
Isler (who’s family has had a camp on Skaneateles Lake for three generations) won the Cup twice, serving as navigator for Dennis Connor aboard his Stars & Stripes in Australia and San Diego.  He has also covered the Cup four times for television (ESPN, Outdoor Life Network & VERSUS Network) and is the co-author of the best selling book, “Sailing For Dummies”.  College Sailor of the Year at Yale University, and one of the most respected names in the sport, Isler honed his early skills sailing Sunfish and Lasers on Skaneateles Lake.
The evening is being sponsored by The Sailboat Shop and will include a barbecue and silent auction (including some of Isler’s BMW Oracle team gear).  The cost is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for students and $30.00 per family.  All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Junior Sailing on Skaneateles Lake through three organizations: the junior sailing program of Skaneateles Sailing Club, the junior program of Skaneateles Country Club and the Skaneateles chapter of the Sea Scouts.  
Skaneateles Lake has a long history in the sport of sailing, including being the birthplace of the world famous Lightning Class.  Come help support the future of Skaneateles Lake’s sailing legacy and enjoy an entertaining evening with one of the superstars in the sport of sailboat racing.
For more information and reservations contact:  The Sailboat Shop at 315.685.7558
And visit Peter’s web site at www.islersailing.com
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 @ 7:59 am by Curt
Filed under: Events in CNY