WCM presents its 24th Summer Music Festival July 15-30 in the Catskills. Highlights include music and appearances by composer-in-residence Jesse Benjamin Jones and grammy-winning pianist Gloria Cheng. This year called “The Musical Soul”, the festival will feature music of Beethoven; Brahms; Stravinsky; Scriabin; Haydn; Crawford; and Jones; along with improvisation and songs from the Sacred Harp. This acclaimed Festival features concerts, composer talks with Q&A, free open rehearsals, a Fellowship project, a Gala reception and plenty of up-close interaction with some of America’s finest chamber musicians. The WCM Festival is under the direction of composer Andrew Waggoner and cellist Caroline Stinson.