Chamber Music at the Castle

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Richard Auldon Clark (second from left) and Musicians from the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. 

Provided/The Chronicle-Express

Musicians from the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, with Richard Auldon Clark, artistic director, will join together to play for the eleventh annual  “Music at the Castle.” This Sunday brunch and concert with an “Irish twist,” takes place at Belhurst (formerly Belhurst Castle), 4069 Route 14 South, Geneva, at noon Sunday, March 16.

The concert program entitled “Bach, Corelli and Irish Gems,” includes Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 by J. S. Bach; Concerto Grosso op. 6 no. 8 by Arcangelo Corelli; Edward MacDowell’s, “To a Wild Rose,” and other traditional Irish favorites (“Flowers of Edinburgh,” “Irish Reel,” and “Danny Boy”).

A sell-out in previous years, “Music at the Castle” combines a delicious brunch with some traditional Irish fare, glorious music, an intriguing silent auction, and a delectable dessert buffet. This FLCMF event is an opportunity to step out, beat the winter blues, and enjoy beautiful music up close and casual in a unique castle-like setting reminiscent of by-gone days.

Sponsored by the Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival, this event raises funds to send musicians from the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra into local school districts and summer camps giving hundreds of children the experience of quality live music.

Tickets for the brunch/concert, all inclusive, are $55, and should be ordered by March 12. Thereafter, call 315-536-4145 for ticket availability. Tickets  may be purchased by mail: FLCMF, PO Box 605, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527 (checks made out to FLCMF); at the Arts Center of Yates County, 127 Main St., Penn Yan, N.Y. 315-536-8226; or online. To order tickets online,   please visit,

For more information and ticket availability, please call 315-536-4145.