Tickets are now available online, CooperstownMusicFest.org and by phone through Brown Paper Tickets, 800.838.3006. Tickets also will be sold at the door, as available. Tickets are $25 for adults; $15 for students 6-18.
In addition to works by Debussy, Mozart and Poulenc, Opening night of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival features a new multi-media work that pairs a live performance of Robert Sirota’s 2008 composition Birds of Paradise with videos and bird calls from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Birds-of-Paradise Project. At a pre-concert talk at 7 pm, Cornell Lab of Ornithology scientist Ed Scholes, composer Robert Sirota and Festival artistic director Linda Chesis will discuss their work and collaboration. Scholes, an evolutionary biologist, spent 8 years and 18 expeditions scientifically documenting all 39 species of the birds-of-paradise family with National Geographic photographer Tim Laman. Chesis and Sirota are putting together the multi-media work.
Britten “Pan" from Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op. 49
Mozart Quintet in E flat major for Piano and Winds, K. 452
Robert Sirota Birds of Paradise