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On Friday, March 25 at 7pm, it is a Concert for A Cause.  “Mary at the Cross” is music for Passion, a free concert featuring local choirs under the direction of Scott Rugledge, with Dominic Fiacco, organist, and Heavenstar Ukranian Trio.  At Mary, Mother of Our Savior Parish, 222 Genesee Street, Utica.

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NYS Baroque welcomes countertenor Reginald Mobley for two performances, Friday, March 25 at 7:30pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Society, 109 Waring Road, Syracuse, and Saturday, April 30 at 7:30pm at First Presbyterian Church, 315 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca.  Celebratory German and Italian 17th Century music for voices and trombones, including works by Buxtehude, Schein, Schutz, Rosenmuller, and more.  Information at www.NYSBaroque.com.

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The Syracuse Vocal Ensemble, directed by Julie Pretzat, will present “Shakespeare and Love,” a concert of choral music setting the texts of William Shakespeare on Saturday, March 26 at 3pm at May Memorial Unitarian Society, 3800 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse.  Interspersed with the music will be dramatic readings of scenes and sonnets by The Bard presented by actors Mark Cole and Robin Curtis.  More information about the concert and the ensemble at www.SyracuseVocalEnsemble.org.

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Bones East, a 25-member trombone ensemble, presents a one-hour concert filled with music composed and/or arranged by Central New York residents.  This family friendly concert is free and open to the public, with any donations supporting programs or charities designated by the host venues.  More information at fwayneblann@gmail.com.

Three performances:

Sunday, March 27 at 1pm
Christ the Good Shepherd Church, 134 East Fifth Street, Oswego

Sunday, April 10 at 2pm
DeWitt Community Church, 3600 Erie Blvd., East Syracuse

Sunday, May 8 at 2pm
St. Joseph’s Church, 4600 W. Genesee Street, Camillus

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Symphoria’s Casual concerts continue with “American Starburst” on Sunday, March 27 at 3pm at Saint Paul’s Syracuse, 220 East Fayette Street, Syracuse.  Music of North and South America with works by Jessie Montgomery, Charles Ives, Enrique Soro, and Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring suite.  (This concert was rescheduled from January 9th.)  More information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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The Kingston Baroque Consort (KBC) presents “Baroque Celebration”, featuring the complete KBC ensemble of strings and winds, on Friday, April 1 at 5:15pm at St James Church, 10 Union St in Kingston. This final concert of the inaugural season features works by Handel, Purcell, and Biber. A live audience will be accommodated according to provincial guidelines.   For tickets and information visit www.livemusickingston.ca/kingston-baroque-consort, call 613-217-5099, or write to legerek@queensu.ca.

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The B-Sharp Musical Club presents a concert featuring the winners of the 2022 B-Sharp Music Club Scholarship Awards.  The first, second, and third place winners will perform Sunday, April 3 at 3pm at the Munson Williams Proctor Institute Sinnott Family – Bank of Utica Auditorium, 310 Genesee Street, Utica.  Information about the winners and the concert available at www.bsharpmusic.org.

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Symphoria returns for a second week to St. Paul’s Syracuse, 220 East Fayette Street, Syracuse.  On Sunday, April 3 at 3pm the orchestra presents the second installment of “Our Favorite Things,” some of the favorite works of Symphoria musicians.  Herb Smith is the guest conductor, with violist Kari Maxian the soloist.  Tickets and information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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Soprano Katherine Whyte and the Syracuse University Oratorio Society join Symphoria on Saturday, April 9 at 7:30pm for “Fabulously Francais.”  Part of the MasterWorks series, the program features works by Lili Boulanger, Francis Poulenc, and Hector Berlioz.  At the Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse.  Maestro Lawrence Loh give a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm.  More information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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On Saturday, April 23 at 7:30pm, Symphoria presents a special Benefit Concert for Ukraine at the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, 111 Roberts Avenue, Syracuse.  Church choirs from Syracuse’s Ukrainian community will join Symphoria on stage in a program celebrating music written by Ukrainian composers and conducted by Ukrainian composer, Taras Krysa.  Symphoria’s acting concertmaster, Sonya Stith Williams, is the featured soloist for “Legende” by Heinryk Wieniawski.  Information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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On Tuesday, April 26 at 7pm, the Auburn Chamber Orchestra performs at the Fingerlakes Event Center at the Fingerlakes Mall.  Pops Pairings is the first concert under the baton of their new conductor, Aaron S. Burgess, and features music of Broadway, classical music, and a movie or two.  More information at www.AuburnChamberOrchestra.com.

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