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CMM presents its fourth Wednesday Recital Series program on Wednesday, October 4 at 12:15pm, featuring The Weiss Trio.  With music by Max Bruch, Nino Rota, and Robert Muczynski, the concert will be held at Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 East Fayette Street in Syracuse.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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The Folkus Project concert season continues, when the Anna Egge Trio comes to Syracuse. Their style is reminiscent of country music colleagues such as Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams.  Egge’s music is a blend of country, Americana, and city tales of modern life.  Friday, October 6 at 8:00pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse. For tickets and more information, visit www.folkus.org.

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The Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music kicks off its 2017-18 season on Saturday, October 7 at 7:30pm with the Takács Quartet.  This quartet performs ninety concerts worldwide each year, and the Syracuse is pleased they are returning to the area again this year.  At the HW Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Road in Syracuse.  Tickets and more information at www.syracusefriendsofchambermusic.org.

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The Chamber Music Society of Utica presents a benefit concert on Sunday, October 8 at 1:30pm. Cellist Christopher Costanza will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello.  In addition to his activities with the renowned St. Lawrence String Quartet, Christopher Costanza is in considerable demand as a soloist. The concert will be held at the Radisson Hotel, 200 Genesee Street, Utica, with a reception during the intermission.  Tickets and more information at www.uticachambermusic.org.

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Pianist Christopher O’Riley, host of NPR’s “From the Top,” is coming to Trinity Episcopal Church, 227 Sherman Street in Watertown, on Sunday, October 8 at 3:00pm.  On the program are works by Bach, Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff.  O’Riley has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin, Joshua Bell, James Galway, and more.  Information and tickets available at www.TrinityConcerts.org.

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The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents a Fall concert on Sunday, October 8 at 4:00pm, welcoming the Chiara String Quartet to Christ Episcopal Church, 46 River Street in Cooperstown.  The concert includes works by Shostakovich, Britten and Mendelssohn, all performed from memory, along with a quintet by Ginastera with flutist and Festival Artistic Director Linda Chesis.  Tickets and information available at www.CooperstownMusicFest.org.

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The CMM Wednesday Recital Series continues on Wednesday, October 11 at 12:15pm with Lake Effect Winds.  On the program are music by Darius Milhaud, Peter Schickele, Robert Muczynski, and Scott Joplin.  This free concert is held at Grace Episcopal Church, 819 Madison Street, Syracuse.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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Music West in Kingston, Ontario presents “In Night’s Deep Silence,” a concert featuring Sharlene Wallace, harp, and George Koller, bass, playing Celtic, South American, and original works.  Friday, October 13 at 7:30pm at St. Andrews by the Lake United Church, 1 Redden Street (Front & Day Roads), Kingston.  Tickets available from the church office weekdays between 9am and noon, or at the door.  More information on the Music West Kingston page on Facebook.

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The Central New York Citizens in Action organizing committee will hold its inaugural JAM Fest on Saturday, October 14 from 11:00am until 5:00pm.  Held at the DeSales Center, 309 Genesee Street, and other venues throughout Utica, the JAM Fest (Justice, Arts, Music) aims to bring people together to showcase local art and music, as well as create a common public space for dialogue on how we can bring about positive and progressive community change.  More information at www.cnycia.org.

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On Saturday, October 14 at 3:00pm, Melos Choir and Period Instruments presents “A Tea and Recital: Virtuosic Vocals 12th – 18th Centuries”. Trace the remarkable evolution of western Bel Canto singing from the monastery to the Baroque opera house. Tea with goodies served with this afternoon musical delight. St. George’s Cathedral Great Hall, 129 Wellington Street, Kingston. Tickets available at Novel Idea and St. George’s Cathedral Office, at the door or online at https://kingston.snapd.com. Information by phone 613-767-7245, email meloskingston@gmail.com, or visit melos-earlymusic.org

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The Big D Orchestra performs a variety of favorites spanning time and taste from Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Allman Brothers, to Jason Mraz and John Mayer at the Steeple Coffee House on Saturday, October 14 at 7:30pm.  Your suggested entry donation provides entertainment, a dessert, and coffee/tea.  Located in the United Church of Fayetteville, 310 E. Genesee Street, Fayetteville.  More information at the Steeple Coffee House on Facebook, or at www.TheUCF.org.

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On Saturday, October 14 at 7:30pm, Maestro Lawrence Loh leads Symphoria in the second Masterworks concert of the season at the Crouse Hinds Theater in Syracuse.  Shocking audiences since its premiere, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 is paired with Saint-Saens single movement Cello Concerto No. 1, performed by acclaimed young cellist Julian Schwarz. Tickets and more information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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On Saturday, October 14 at 7:30pm, Arcady presents “Voices of Autumn,” an evening of music by renowned local composer Ronald Beckett.  Held at Central Presbyterian Church, 97 Wellington Street, Brantford, Ontario, the concert features performances by the winners of Arcady’s 2017 Emerging Artist Program, supported by Arcady’s youth and professional chorus.  A silent auction and raffle begins at 6:30pm.  Tickets available at Central Presbyterian Church, Flowers by Gerry, or by email to info@arcady.ca.  Visit www.Arcady.ca for more information.

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The Central New York Flute Choir is hosting a Reading Session and Concert on Sunday, October 15.  Flutists and flute music aficionados alike are invited to join them at 1:00pm at the SUNY-Oswego Campus in Tyler Hall, Room 50, to read through some fun flute choir music, and to learn two works to be performed at the afternoon concert.  At 3:30pm the CNY Flute Choir will perform at concert of works by Bach, Kabelevski, and a new work for Contrabass Flute and Flute Choir by Jelle Hogenhuis, arranged by Diane Jones.  Participants of the reading session will join the ensemble for the final works on the program.  This event is free.  More information on Facebook.com/CNYFluteChoir

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B Sharp Music Club’s scholarship fundraising concert, “Magic of Music,” will be held Sunday, October 15 at 2:00pm at the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute Auditorium.  The concert features performances by B Sharp members and guests, with a reception at Fountain Elms after the concert.  This year’s concert includes performances by members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 101.  Funds raised by this performance go to the $5,000 in scholarships the club awards annually to local students.  MWPAI is located at 310 Genesee Street in Utica.  More information at www.BSharpCNY.org.

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Schola Cantorum presents Liamna and Daniel  with Renaissance Spanish Music for Vihuela, Guitar, and Voice.  You’ll hear court music of 16th Century Spain, with works of Narvaez, Lilan, Juan Vazques, and more.  Sunday, October 15 at 4:00pm at Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road, Dewitt.  Tickets and information at www.ScholaSyracuse.com.

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CMM presents the Lyric Chamber Orchestra in concert on Wednesday, October 18 at 12:15 pm.  Part of their Wednesday Recital Series, this 15-piece string orchestra will perform music by Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, and three of Sir Paul McCartney’s Beatles songs.  At Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 East Fayette Street, Syracuse.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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The Society for New Music, in conjunction with the Syracuse International Film Festival and LeMoyne College presents the premiere of Donald Sosin’s new film score.  “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” is an iconic 1920 silent film, a work of German expressionist cinema.  The score is performed live by the Society All-Stars and the Colgate Chamber Singers on Friday, October 20 at 7:00pm at the Palace Theater in Syracuse.  Tickets and information at www.SocietyForNewMusic.org.

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The Folkus Project presents Harpeth Rising on Friday, October 20 at 8:00pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse.  Harpeth Rising is three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe.  For tickets and more information, visit www.folkus.org.

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Syracuse Opera starts the 2017-18 season with Georges Bizet’s “Carmen.”  Directed and choreographed by Anthony Salatino and conducted by Christian Capocaccia, “Carmen” tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier seduced by the gypsy Carmen.  Two performances, Friday, October 20 at 8:00pm and Sunday, October 22 at 2:00pm  at the Crouse Hinds Theater, John H. Mulroy Civic Center in Syracuse.  Sung in French with projected English titles, with a free conductor pre-talk one hour before each performance.  Tickets and information at www.SyracuseOpera.org.

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Audience members are encouraged to come in costume for this high flying performance, as Symphoria shows off its superstrength, superspeed and supersound, while performing epic music of your favorite superhero.  It’s “Superheroes!” at 10:30am on Saturday, October 21 at Inspiration Hall, 709 James Street in Syracuse.   Symphoria’s Instrument Discovery Zone opens at 10AM, prior to all Kids’ series performances  Tickets and more information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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Trio Con Brio Copenhagen comes to Syracuse on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30pm when the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music welcomes them to the HW Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse.  The Trio performs works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Sven-David Sandström.  The Washington Post says the Trio “clearly occupies a lofty perch in today’s musical scene.”  Tickets and more information at www.syracusefriendsofchambermusic.org.

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The Silverwood Clarinet Choir is pleased to present the free opening concert for the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville on Sunday, October 22 at 2:00pm, at the library’s new home, 5110 Jamesville Road, DeWitt.  With Halloween just around the corner, Silverwood presents spooky and light hits from the past.  More information at www.SilverwoodClarinet.com.

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The Chamber Music Society of Utica presents Trio con Brio Copenhagen Sunday, October 22 at 2:30pm. The ensemble will perform music of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Sven-David Sandström. The concert will be held at the Museum of Art Auditorium; Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute;  310 Genesee St. Utica, NY 13502.  Tickets and more information at www.uticachambermusic.org.

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The Symphoria Wind Ensembles present Autumn Serenades as part of the Regina F. Goldenberg Cultural Series.  Ensembles from Symphoria present music from around the world, and audience members can meet the musicians at a dessert reception following the concert.  The concert will be held Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00pm at Temple Concord, 910 Madison Street in Syracuse.  Advance purchase tickets are available by calling 315-475-9952, or visiting www.TempleConcord.org.

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Symphoria celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with works from two Lutheran composers, Bach and Mendelssohn.  This first concert in the Casual series will be at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 310 Montgomery Street in downtown Syracuse, on Sunday, October 29 at 2:30pm.  Tickets and more information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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On Sunday, October 29 at 3:00pm, the United Presbyterian Church of Cortland, 25 Church Street, hosts a commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the posting of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses.  Using texts from Martin Luther and Rev. Nancy Rehkugler, with music composed by Martin Luther & Paulette Fry, the musicians of the UPC combine with local clergy to mark the occasion.  This performance is free and open to the public.  More information at UnitedPresbyterian.net

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