Caroga Music Festival schedule of events set

CAROGA — Caroga Lake Music Festival has scheduled events from June 7 to Aug. 19.

Highlights of the 2018 season include the following:

∫ Encore! Jazz Sessions with Kittel & Co. (mandolin, guitar and fiddle, July 27); The Matthew Whitaker Trio (jazz piano, Aug. 3); the J-Music Pocket Band (jazz saxophone, Aug. 10); the Glenn Zaleski Trio (jazz piano, Aug. 17).

∫ Sherman’s Revival Series. Caroga Arts Collective will present events at Sherman’s Amusement Park: Sawyer Fredericks (folk, June 8); Cara Samantha (pop, July 21); Musical Storytelling: A Kids Concert (July 28, noon); MARO (indie folk, July 28, evening); Matthew Whitaker Trio (jazz piano, Aug. 4); Rhythm Future Quartet (gypsy jazz, Aug. 11); Saunders Fest (bluegrass,Geoff Saunders and family, Aug. 11).

∫ Artist in Residence Concerts: Musicians of the Caroga Lake Music Festival will be featured guests at venues in Gloversville, Peck’s Lake, Cooperstown (new in 2018) , Ghent, Woodstock, Albany, Johnstown, Cobleskill, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, and Dorset (Vermont). Additional venues may be announced at later dates.

∫ Caroga Chapel Concerts. The original home of the Caroga Lake Music Festival, an intimate setting for mostly classical music performed by festival performers, weekly starting June 16.

∫ The Barge at Canada Lake Concerts. Classical, jazz and folk music performed on a floating barge at Canada Lake Store and Marine, with audience seating on shore. July 22 and Aug. 5. Hosted by the Fielding family.

∫ Summer String Project Concerts. The Summer String Projects will offer local music students from Schoharie, Fulton and Montgomery counties the chance to experience, learn and share music with the Caroga Lake Music Festival artists for five days leading up to a finale side-by-side performance at the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie (Aug. 8 for Schoharie County) and at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cobleskill (Aug. 9 for Fulton and Montgomery counties).

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