Cooperstown Summer Music Festival returns for its 23rd year


COOPERSTOWN — The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival returns for its 23rd season, with five concerts in August and September, bringing live chamber music back to the Cooperstown area after a pandemic hiatus during the summer of 2020.

For all events, venues will be at limited capacity and masking and social distancing protocols will be in place.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 25, at 8 a.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students and children. Tick for all events must be purchased in advance. All patrons are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets online at If an online purchase is not possible, please leave a message at (877)-MOOSIC1 or (877)-666-7421; include your name and a callback number in your message.

“CSMF is thrilled to be partnering with the Caroga Arts Ensemble for our return to the stage,” said festival founder and artistic director Linda Chesis. “We wanted our first concert to be a gift to the community so that everyone can experience the joy of live music after such a difficult year.” 


CSMF Musical Kaleidoscope: A Gift to the Cooperstown Community, Featuring the Caroga Arts Ensemble

Tuesday, Aug. 10, 7 to 9 p.m., Fenimore Art Museum Lawn

A concert for the Cooperstown community. Tickets are free and can be reserved online at A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Imani Winds

Sunday, Aug. 15, 7 to 9 p.m., Otesaga Resort Hotel Ballroom

An evening of chamber music with this Grammy-nominated wind quintet.

Verona String Quartet

Sunday, Aug. 22, 4 to 6 p.m., Louis C. Jones Center at The Farmers’ Museum

The multi-award-winning quartet performs a program of Shostakovich and Dvorak.

Brazillian Jazz Legends: Trio da Paz

Monday, Aug. 30, 7 to 9 p.m., Otesaga Resort Hotel Ballroom

A night of jazz with this Brazillian supergroup.

Danbi Um, violin and Jiji, guitar

Sunday, Sept. 19, 4 to 6 p.m., Otesaga Resort Hotel

A duo performance by two young virtuosos including works by Corelli, Paganini, Piazzolla and more.

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