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August 20 Skaneateles Festival

August 20 Skaneateles Festival: Mendelssohn’s bicentennial birthday bash a smash

Listeners get to have their cake and eat it, too, at SkanFest ‘party’

By David Abrams

You only get to celebrate a 200th birthday once, and for Felix Mendelssohn the remarkable performance held in his honor at Thursday’s Skaneateles Festival concert was enough to make all his wishes – and those of the audience – come true…