Festival Featured Events

Sirens of Gospel  

Presented in Collaboration with Catskill Jazz Factory

One of the definitions of a siren in Webster’s is:  a woman who sings with enchanting sweetness!  Jazz great Damien Sneed will bring some of the finest voices in the world who personify the great gospel singers such as Mahalia Jackson, Shirley Caesar, Kim Burrell, Aretha Franklin and Albertina Walker.   A magnificent jazz ensemble accompanies these gospel favorites.  

Friday, August 3, 2018
8pm-10pm   
Phoenicia Park, Main Stage

 
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La cambiale di matrimonio by G. Rossini

Young Artists Presentation

Rossini composed La cambiale di matrimonio (The Bill of Marriage), when he was eighteen years old about the farcical attempts of Tobias Mill, a rich English merchant, to force his daughter, Fanny, to marry Slook.  But aided by Slook himself, true love wins out in the end.

Phoenicia Park, Main Stage

Saturday, August 4, 2018
5pm-7pm
Phoenicia Park, Main Stage

 
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Carmen by Georges Bizet

Set in Seville--in this creative new conception, during the Spanish Civil War in 1937-the opera deals with the jealous passion of Don José for Carmen, the gypsy factory girl who lures him away from his duty as a soldier and his childhood sweetheart so she can be freed from custody, setting in motion a chain of tragedies.

Saturday, August 4, 2018
8pm-10pm
Phoenicia Park, Main Stage

 
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Festival Finale:

Beauties of Broadway

Sunday, August 5, 2018  
3:30pm-5pm
Phoenicia Park, Main Stage

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