Musical Notes & Events

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Ongoing… Ongoing… Ongoing… Civic Morning Musicals invites musicians to apply to perform in the Wednesday Recital Series 2015-2016, the 125th Anniversary Season of CMM!  The Wednesday concerts are free and open to the public, and they are given in the Hosmer Auditorium of the Everson Museum of Art, corner of State & Harrison, downtown Syracuse.  The concerts begin at 12:30pm and run about 45 minutes in length. Application and information are available only on the website… www.CivicMorningMusicals.org .

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Rome’s Capitol Theatre… 220 W. Dominick Street… will present the Glenn Miller Orchestra on Friday, April 24 at 7pm.  The 19-piece ensemble with vocalists and the Moonlight Serenaders will play the original swing arrangements so familiar from the 1930s & 40s.  Free parking in the area courtesy of the City of Rome as doors open at six.  Tickets are available at the box office, online at www.RomeCapitol.com or by phone at 315-337-6453.

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Cornell doctoral organist Jonathan Schakel will present ”Quasi una fantasia” on Friday, April 24 at 8pm in Anabel Taylor Chapel on the Cornell campus in Ithaca.  This concert will focus on the musical composition the “fantasia,” and will include works by Byrd, Frescobaldi, Sweelinck, and more.  This event is free; the public is invited.

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Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music welcome The Juilliard String Quartet to close the performance season on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30pm in H.W. Smith Auditorium, 1130 Salt Springs Road just west of LeMoyne College, Syracuse.  The program features Haydn’s String Quartet in G, Op. 33, No. 5; Shalumit Ran’s Quartet No. 2; and the Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op. 135.  Tickets will be available at the door.

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The Kingston Symphony will close the concert season with “Howard Cable’s Big Band Hits” on Saturday, April 25, at 7:30pm in the Grand Theatre, 218 Princess Street, Kingston.  Composer, arranger, and conductor Howard Cable will host the evening, presenting music made famous by the Miller, Dorsey, and Ellington orchestras.  Featured guest soloist will be wind virtuoso Harvey Kogen.  For ticket information, you may visit www.KingstonSymphony.on.ca or call the box office at 613-530-2050.

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B-Sharp Musical Club of Utica will present its annual Scholarship Winners Concert on Sunday, April 26, at 2pm, in the Munson Williams Auditorium, 310 Genesee Street, Utica.  The concert will feature the winners of the competition in the categories voice, piano, strings, and combined winds/brass/percussion.  The students are from grades 10-12, represent the counties of Herkimer, Oneida, and Madison, and were selected at an audition held on March 21, adjudicated by professional musicians from the region.   The concert is free; the public is invited.

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Kingston Chamber Choir presents the concert “Revealing,” on Sunday, April 26 at 2:30pm at St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street, East, at Johnson, downtown Kingston.  The program will feature Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms performed in Hebrew.  Tickets available at the door and on the web at www.KingstonChamberChoir.ca .

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Music at Colgate brings the Spring, 2015 performance season to a close on Sunday, April 26 at 3:30pm with a concert given by the Colgate University Jazz Ensemble, Glenn Cashman, director.  Guest artist, baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan will join the ensemble for an afternoon of modern big band jazz.  The program is free; the public is invited.

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The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival gets a jumpstart on the 17th season of performances with a program on Sunday, April 26 at 4pm in the Otesaga Hotel, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown.  Festival founder and artistic director Linda Chesis, flute, will collaborate with Nicholas Canellakis, cello, and Roman Rabinovich, piano, to perform the program “Three Faces of Romanticism,” works by Beethoven, Reinecke, and Rachmaninoff.  Tickets & the summer 2015 details are available online at www.CooperstownMusicFest.org , or by calling the box office service Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006… and tix at the door.

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Schola Cantorum of Syracuse present “Spiritual Madrigals,” Gospel music of the late Renaissance on Sunday, April 26 at 4pm at First Unitarian Society, 306 No. Aurora Street, Ithaca, corner of North Aurora and Buffalo.  The program includes chamber choral works of Tallis, Lasso, Monteverdi, Gesualdo, and others; works that brought piety to the public in the popular form of the madrigal.  Tix & information at www.ScholaCantorumofSyracuse.org, plus tix will be available at the door.

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The Cornell Chamber Singers with members of the Cornell Baroque Orchestra will present the motet “Singet dem Herr ein neues Lied” and the cantata “Christ lag in Todesbanden”  on Tuesday, April 28 at 8pm in Barnes Hall on the campus in Ithaca… the program will begin at 8pm… it is free, the public is invited.

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St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church will host the ensemble “VocaMe,” a four voice Danish a cappella group who will perform music from the 9th to the 12th centuries, highlighting works composed by the Byzantine abbess, composer, poet, and hymnographer Kassiani.  St. Sophia’s is located at 325 Waring Road, Syracuse; the program will be held on Wednesday, April 29 at 7pm.  For ticket information, you may call 315-446-5222. 

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The Syracuse Community Choir Dinner Cabaret fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 2 at 5pm with jazz and more leading to a show that includes comedy, dance, and of course music. Your evening can include all elements or just the show at 7:15; for more information, you may call 315-430-0372 or visit http://SyracuseCommunityChoir.org on the web.

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Holy Cross Academy Choirs will host the heralded Syracuse University Brass Ensemble on Saturday, May 2 at 7pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church… 121 St. Joseph Place, Oneida, NY… for a grand musical program to benefit the HCA music program.  For ticket information, you may visit www.HolyCrossAcademy.com or call 315-363-1669.

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Cayuga Chamber Orchestra will give departing Music Director Lanfranco Marcelletti a fitting and rousing send-off on Saturday, May 2, at 7:30pm in Ford Hall on the campus of Ithaca College.  The program features the Orchestra, the Cornell University Glee Club and Choir, and Ithaca College Choir performing Sierra’s Cantares and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. For ticket information, you may visit www.ccoithaca.org or telephone 607-273-8981.

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Catskill Symphony Orchestra presents its final concert of the season on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm in SUNY Oneonta’s Hunt Union Ballroom.  Led by conductor Charles Schneider, the orchestra and combined choruses of Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta will feature Songs of Peace by SUNY Oneonta music professor and Grammy nominee Jeremy Wall.  For tix and more information, you may visit www.catskillsymphony.net or call 607-436-2670.

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The Cornell University Winds and Jazz Band welcome Grammy-nominated saxophonist Joshua Redman for the program “A Love Supreme at 50” on Sunday, May 3 at 3pm in Bailey Hall on the Cornell campus in Ithaca.  The program features a new arrangement of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme and works by Jacob and Vaughan Williams.  The program is free; the public is invited.

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The Melos Choir and Period Instrument Ensemble will welcome lute and theorbo player Michael Leopold on Sunday, May 3, at 3pm to St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East ( at Johnson), Kingston… the program is I Maestri di Venezia:  Italian Music from the 15th -17th Centuries.  The concert will feature music by composers who wrote for the grand cathedral of St. Mark’s, Venice, including Guami, Monteverdi, and more.  Tix available at St. George’s Office & The Church Book Room… and at the door.  Information at www.melos.ca .

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A Festival of Song in the Welsh tradition will be held on Sunday, May 3 at 3pm at Westminster-Moriah-Olivet Presbyterian Church, 714 Washington Street, Utica.  The program is sponsored by St. David’s Society of Utica.

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 Schola Cantorum presents the first of two programs in the month of May:  “Spiritual Madrigals” will be offered on Sunday, May 3 at 4pm in Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road, Dewitt.  Churchmen and musicians capitalized on the commercial success of the “madrigal” form to bring piety to the public in a popular vein.  You will hear “Gospel Music of the Late Renaissance” by Monteverdi, Schein, Gesualdo, and others.  Tix will be available at www.scholacantorumofsyracuse.org, by phone at 315-446-1757 and at the door.

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The Mohawk Valley Choral Society presents “An Evening of Mozart” on Sunday, May 3 at 7pm at Annunciation Church, West Street, Ilion, featuring Mozart’s Requiem.  The concert will include soloists Lisa Jones, soprano, and Michael Roddy, tenor.  Tickets may be reserved by calling 315-823-1615 or at the website www.mvchoral.org .

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The Cornell Baroque Orchestra welcomes guest violinist Sarah Darling on Tuesday, May 5 at 8pm to Barnes Hall for a concert that features Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, his Concerto for 2 Violins, and works by Telemann & Gaillard (guy-yahr).  The program will be presented in Barnes Hall on the Cornell campus in Ithaca.  The public is invited to this free concert!

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The B-Sharp Musical Club of Utica will present a free concert on Friday, May 8, at 7pm at the Utica College Library Concourse.  The concert will include vocal & instrumental selections from the Great American Songbook… plus a dramatic reading.  Performers include Peter Costianes, Marilee Ensign, and many local favorites.  Again, the concert is free; the public is invited.

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Orchestra Kingston and the Kingston Community Strings will present their season finale concert together on Friday, May 8, at 7:30pm at the Isabel Bader Centre, 390 King Street West, Kingston.  The program includes well-known orchestral works by Brahms, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, and Wagner; plus “Suite of Latin Dances” by Kingston composer and O.K. Conductor John Palmer!  Tix are available online at www.theIsabel.ca/tickets and at The Isabel box office.

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Female Americana trio “Red Molly” will play a concert of roots, Americana, and bluegrass music on Friday, May 8 at 8pm at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY.  The musicians are Laurie, Abby, and Molly who play bass, Dobro, and guitar as they perform in three-part harmony.  For ticket information, you may visit www.thesmith.org or call toll free 866-355-5483.

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Symphoria’s Masterworks Series concludes the season on Saturday, May 9, at 7:30pm in the Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater, Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse, with the program “Mahler 5,” with the return of Fabio Mechetti, guest conductor, and guest artist Jon Nakamatsu, piano, in performance of Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 and the eponymous Symphony No 5 by Gustav Mahler.  For ticket information, you may visit the box office at 234 Harrison Street, downtown Syracuse; call 315.299.5598; or go online to www.ExperienceSymphoria.org .

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MasterWorks Chorale will celebrate the music of Disney with a free kids Disney mini-concert on Saturday, May 16, at 1pm in the Frist Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles.  The 50-voice choir and soloists will perform Disney favorites including a medley from Frozen.  Kids (and parents) are invited to come in costume and sing along during the informal 30-minute concert in Dobson Hall.  The event is free for children under 16, and they must be accompanied by an adult; adult tix priced at $5-, at the door only.

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Civic Morning Musicals presents a program of “American Music” in the “Live! At the Everson” series of concerts… on Sunday, May 17 at 2pm, soprano Janet Brown; tenor Jonathan English; and pianist Ida Tili-Trebicka will perform music of Prock, Alan Louis Smith, Chadwick, and Moore… that’s Ben Moore!  The venue will be the Hosmer Auditorium of the Everson Museum of Art, corner of State & Harrison, downtown Syracuse.  General admission is $20-; student free with valid ID.  For details you may visit www.CivicMorningMusicals.org .

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Schola Cantorum closes the performance season with the program “The Little Consort” on Sunday, May 17 at 4pm in Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road, Dewitt.  The program features intimate sonatas and trios by JS Bach, Corelli, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, and much more.  Tix will be available at www.scholacantorumofsyracuse.org, by phone at 315-446-1757 and at the door.

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MasterWorks Chorale will pay tribute to the “Magical Music of Disney” with a performance as part of the annual Spring Gala on Sunday, May 17 at 5pm at the Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Road, Auburn.  This benefit concert includes dinner and more… for details and ticket information, you may visit www.masterworkschoralecny.org or call 315-406-8035.

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Cantabile Choirs of Kingston present the season finale “O Danny Boy” on Saturday, May 23, at 7:30pm in Sydenham Church, 82 Sydenham Street, Kingston.  The adult and teen choirs will perform with the new-age Celtic trio from Toronto, “Nua”.  For tickets and more information, you may visit www.cantabilechoirs.ca or telephone 315-549-0099.

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St. George’s Cathedral, Kingston, Children’s Choir will perform a concert directed by Michael Capon on Sunday, May 24 at 5pm in the Cathedral Great Hall… High tea will be served at 4pm with free admission, but your voluntary offering will support the Children’s Choir program. The Great Hall is at 129 Wellington Street, Kingston.  For more information, you may call 613-548-4617 or visit www.StGeorgesCathedral.ca on the web.

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