Musical Notes

Musical Notes
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On Sunday, July 3 at 8:00pm, you can celebrate the Fourth of July with Symphoria on picturesque Owasco Lake at Emerson Park Pavilion in Auburn. Lawrence Loh conducts this first summer concert.  There will be fireworks after the performance! Please note: In the event of rain, this performance will take place on July 10 at 8pm.  More at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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Audience members can bring a blanket or a lawn chair to enjoy Symphoria in concert on Thursday, July 7 at 7:30pm at the Village Green, 1 Broad Street in Hamilton.  Sean O’Loughlin conducts music of Strauss, Brahms, Sousa and more. Vocalist Kay Weber joins the orchestra as well.  Information available at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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Symphoria heads to Fort Ontario in Oswego for another summer concert on Friday, July 8 at 7:00pm.  Audience members should bring a lawn chair to enjoy the concert on the grounds of the fort overlooking Lake Ontario.  Works by Brahms, Williams, Mancini, and more are led by conductor Sean O’Loughlin.  Vocalist Kay Weber joins the orchestra as well.  More information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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It’s an evening under the stars when Symphoria performs in Beard Park, 505 Lincoln Avenue, Fayetteville.  On Saturday, July 9 at 7:30pm, conductor Sean O’Loughlin leads the orchestra, with guest artist Kay Weber, in works by Sousa, Anderson, and more.  Bring your own seating!  In the event of rain, the performance will take place July 19th at 7:30pm.  More information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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The final concert of the B Sharp Music Club’s 2022 season is coming up on Monday, July 11 at 6:00pm at Grace Episcopal Church, 6 Elizabeth Street, Utica.  The concert features a number of light classical works and show tunes.  Vocalists Mike McCormick, Leonarda Priore, Peter J. Costianes and John Krause are joined by pianists Hteemu Dee, Mary Holzhauer, John Krause, and Greg Unangst.  Violinist Clare Wilcox will also perform.  More information at www.BSharpMusic.org.

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Alliance Classical Players of Rome return to the Rome Art and Community Center’s pavilion for the first of three outdoor chamber music concerts.  On Wednesday, July 27 at 7:00pm, the ensemble fills the air with music of William Grant Still, Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” suite, Mozart, and Grieg.  Audience members should bring their own seating (and perhaps a picnic to enjoy!) to the lawn of the Rome Art and Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield Street, Rome.  In case of rain, limited seating is available in the center.  And the galleries of the RACC are open to the public as well.  More information at www.Facebook.com/AllianceClassicalPlayers/

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Music fills the night when Symphoria performs at Song Mountain in Tully.  Refreshment will be available (sorry, no coolers are permitted).  Thursday, July 28 at 7:00pm.  More information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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Symphoria returns to Fort Stanwix in Rome on Saturday, July 30 at 8:00pm to celebrate America with this year’s Honor America Day’s celebration. There will be fireworks after the performance! Please note: In the event of rain, this performance will take place on July 31 at 8pm.  More information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival returns for its 24th Season with five concerts in August.  After a two-year hiatus, the Festival is back with live performances in a wide range of styles and traditions.  Information about concerts, tickets, and Covid protocols is available at www.CooperstownMusicFest.org.

Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00pm
Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown
An evening of music with GRAMMY-nominated wind quintet, Imani Winds.

Monday, August 8 at 7:00pm
Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown
The multi-award winning Verona String Quartet performs a program of Puccini, Beethoven, and Dvorak.

Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00pm
Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown
Musical Kaleidoscope: The Caroga Arts Ensemble

Monday, August 22 at 7:00pm
Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown
A duo performance from Danbi Um, violin, and Jiji, guitar, with works by Corelli, Paganini, Piazzolla, and more.

Monday, August 29 at 7:00pm
The Farmers’ Museum, 5775 NY-80, Cooperstown
A night of jazz with Brazilian jazz legends, Trio da Paz

 

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Alliance Classical Players of Rome return to the Rome Art and Community Center’s pavilion for the second of three outdoor chamber music concerts.  The Wednesday, August 3 at 7:00pm performance includes Valerie Coleman’s “Umoja,” “A Holst Suite,” as well as works by Warlock and Beethoven.  Audience members should bring their own seating (and perhaps a picnic to enjoy!) to the lawn of the Rome Art and Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield Street, Rome.  In case of rain, limited seating is available in the center.  And the galleries of the RACC are open to the public as well.  More information at www.Facebook.com/AllianceClassicalPlayers/

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Alliance Classical Players of Rome return to the Rome Art and Community Center’s pavilion for the last of three outdoor chamber music concerts.  On Wednesday, August 10 at 7:00pm, the ensemble performs works by Henry Cowell, Franz Krommer, and Dvorak’s “Serenade for Winds, Cello, and Bass.”  Audience members should bring their own seating (and perhaps a picnic to enjoy!) to the lawn of the Rome Art and Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield Street, Rome.  In case of rain, limited seating is available in the center.  And the galleries of the RACC are open to the public as well.  More information at www.Facebook.com/AllianceClassicalPlayers/

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Music on Union presents Sounds of Peace, a mid-day concert series on Fridays from 12:10pm-12:50pm.  These are pay-what-you-can events.  All concerts are at St. James Church, 10 Union Street, Kingston.  Information at www.StJamesKingston.ca/concerts/

Concert Schedule:

August 12: Ralph Kuster & Tim Hallman (voice & piano)

August 19:  Carina Canonico & David Gazaille (clarinet duo)

August 26:  Two Thirds Down Under (clarinet & cello)

September 2:  Chantal Thompson (jazz trio)

September 9:  Amber & Zebulun (guitar & cello)

September 16:  Sadaf Amini (santur)

September 23:  Peletsis-Dardykina Piano Duo

September 30:  Lynn Brant (vocalist)

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