Keuka College will host five concerts and a violinists’ masterclass this summer as part of the Keuka Lake Music Festival’s 2019 concert series, with the first concert scheduled for Saturday, July 20.

Violinists Ivan Zenaty and Dylan Kennedy, performing Baroque Violin Concerti, join the Keuka Lake Music Festival Chamber Orchestra in its debut performance. The musicians will perform Vivaldi’s Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons) and Concerto for Two Violins in A Minor, Op. 3 No. 8, as well as Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043.

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.

The violinists’ masterclass is slated for Sunday, July 21, at 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Zenaty returns to Norton Chapel as accomplished violin students perform for—and get critiqued by—the master violinist.

Kennedy, a Penn Yan resident and the Keuka Lake Music Festival founder, 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. Mr. Kennedy has appeared as soloist with such orchestras as the CIM Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and the Penfield Symphony Orchestra.

The critically acclaimed Zenaty has been called the most important Czech violinist of his time. With his exceptional wealth of repertoire, including more than 50 violin concertos, he is a favored guest artist with many international orchestras. A prize winner in the Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition,  Zenaty has played engagements with both the Moscow and Czech Philharmonic Orchestras. He has performed with orchestras in London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich, Tokyo, New York, Buenos Aires, Madrid, and Jerusalem.

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.

Additional concert series performances at Keuka College are scheduled for Thursday, July 25; Saturday, Aug. 3; Sunday, Aug. 11; and Saturday, Aug. 17. Each concert is open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. in Norton Chapel. 

Tickets for each performance are $20 (free for children and students). Purchase advance tickets at www.keukamusic.org, or purchase them at the door.