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Keuka College to Host  Keuka Lake Music Festival Concert Aug. 17

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Sandra Shaprio, above, will perform in the finale of the Keuka Lake Music Festival's Summer Concert Series Aug. 17

Keuka College will host members of the Keuka Lake Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 17, for the final performance of the festival’s 2019 concert series.

 The concert features Dylan Kennedy (violin), Sandra Shapiro (piano), and Eunghee Cho (cello).

Open to the public, the concert begins at 7 p.m. in the College’s Norton Chapel. Tickets are $20 (free for children and students), and can be purchased at keukamusic.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Mr. Kennedy, a Penn Yan resident and founder of the Keuka Lake Music Festival, serves as principal second violin of the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in Weymouth, Mass. As concertmaster, he has led the New England Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, the Moritzburg Festival Orchestra in Germany, the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) Orchestra, and the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. 

Ms. Shapiro, a Steinway Artist, began piano studies at age three, and attended the Juilliard School at age 15. She is a member of the renowned piano duo of Hecht & Shapiro, which won the Munich International Duo Piano Competition and the Ellis National Duo Piano Competition, and earned top prizes in the Dranoff International Two Piano Competition and the International Jeunesses Musicales Competition. Her performances have taken her throughout most major cities in the United States and Europe. 

Mr. Cho, a doctoral student at the New England Conservatory, has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras around the country, including the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and the Sacramento State Symphony Orchestra. Currently principal cellist of the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Cho is the artistic director of the inaugural Mellon Music Festival in Davis, Calif. 

The Keuka Lake Music Festival is dedicated to bringing high-quality classical music to the Finger Lakes region, featuring rising stars performing alongside firmly established musicians. Founded in 2017, the festival is committed to community enrichment and artistic excellence.

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