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Legends and Fairy Tales (May 26)

May 26th, 2023
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 299 Pulteney St. , Geneva NY
Phone: (315)-326-1951
Price: $35

*Friday, May 26 - 7:30PM
*Saturday, May 27 - 7:30PM
Legends and Fairy Tales

Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

299 Pulteney St, Geneva, NY 14456


Eliot Heaton, violin

Geoffrey Herd, violin

Esther Park, piano

Ettore Causa, viola

Eric Wong, viola

Max Geissler, cello


“Once upon a time…” opens the door to tales of impossible things and wondrous adventures; it is an equally apt beginning for this concert, in which we’ll hear such stories explored and depicted through music. Schumann’s Märchenbilder (‘Fairy Tale Pictures’) is a set of charming character pieces, while Shih-Hui Chen’s programmatic work Returning Souls introduces us to the legends of the Amis people of Taiwan. More a saga than fable, Mendelssohn’s second viola quintet is replete with drama, exuberance, and pathos – all the elements of a gripping narrative.


Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 63

Shih Hui Chen (b. 1962) 'Returning Souls' Four Short Pieces on Three Formosan Amis Legends 

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) Marchenbilder, Op. 113

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) String Quintet No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 87


All programs subject to change.

$35 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE for youth aged 18 and younger

Season pass (8 concerts): $240 adult

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Wheelchair Accessible.

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