Music review: At Caroga Lake, Aucoin leads festival ensemble in entertaining program

Music review: At Caroga Lake, Aucoin leads festival ensemble in entertaining program

CAROGA LAKE — The 11th annual Caroga Lake Music Festival had its final classical orchestra concert Friday night before a packed crowd of adoring fans. It was also the debut of composer/conductor Matthew Aucoin, who provided four of his own works on the program.For those who have not visited this festival, the site is worth a look. The location is the former Sherman’s Amusement Park, which opened in 1921 and for the next 50 or so years hosted big bands, a dance hall, a carousel and a Ferris wheel on the shores of Caroga Lake, which is just inside the Adirondack Park. The…
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