The first concert by Olga Kaler (violin) and Alla Kuznetsov (piano) will be at 8 p.m. this Friday, July 2, at the Smith Opera House. Both artists have performed nationally to rave reviews and the program will feature a range of music including music by Schubert and Poulenc.
Petar Kodzas, professor of guitar at the Eastman School of Music and a noted concert performer, will present a wonderfully diverse program of music from folk to classical that will highlight the beauty and dynamic range of the classical guitar. This second concert of the Eastman series will be at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7, at St. Michael’s Church on Genesee Street.
Tickets for both concerts can be purchased at the door and are only $5 for each concert. All of the proceeds for these two concerts will benefit the Smith, St. Michael’s and the Geneva Arts Development Council. Future concerts will benefit St. Peter’s and Trinity Churches, and Hobart and William Smith.
Other concerts in the series include: “Between Worlds – Folk Meets Classical” featuring Peter Kodzas, July 7 at St. Michael's Church; “World Music with Mitzie Collins” on July 22 at Trinity Church; Sophia Gibbs Kim (flute) and Irina Lupynis (piano), July 27 at St. John's Chapel; “Summer Sing” featuring the “Mozart Requiem,” July 29 at St. Peter's Church; “Laureates of the Young Artists International Piano Competition,” August 4 in the Geneva Room, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; and Zora Mihailovich (piano), August 17 at the Smith Opera House.