Every year, by the time winter has truly turned to spring, our chamber music festival brings an inspiring cast of international guest artists to Ithaca. Mayfest was founded in 2007 and this year we feature favorites from years past (Malcolm Bilson, Dawn Upshaw, Nikki Divall, Moran Katz, Steve Doane, and Guy Ben-Ziony) as well as many new faces — our largest group of guests yet! The programs feature music from Mozart to Messiaen (or Arensky to Weill), with concerts in Barnes Hall, the Moakley House, and a first — a free evening of transcendent and uplifting music in Sage Chapel. You can find programs since the beginning of the festival here in our archive. Come join us!
— Miri Yampolsky and Xak Bjerken, Artistic Directors