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The Central New York Flute Choir is looking for new members!  The ensemble is composed of amateur to semi-professional adult flute players of all ages, playing everything from piccolo to contrabass flute.  No audition is required, but you must be able to read music.  Rehearsals are every Tuesday at 7:15pm beginning September 12, and are held at the First Unitarian Universalist Society, 109 Waring Road in Syracuse.  Learn more at www.Facebook.com/CNYFluteChoir

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For the first time, Syracuse City Ballet will present a summer performance in Pulaski, NY at the newly renovated Kallet Theater, 4842 N. Jefferson Street in Pulaski. Featuring multiple new works by the company and guests dancers from local studios, “Summer Heat” is an eclectic performance in a beautiful space.  The Kallet Theater features a VIP Balcony lounge, so you’ll have a chance to mix and mingle before and after the show with the purchase of VIP Tickets! Wednesday, August 16 at 7:00pm.  More information at Facebook.com/KalletTheater.

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Week 2 of the Skaneateles Festival begins on Thursday, August 17 at 8:00pm with The Great Beyond.  Conductor Daniel Hege leads the Antioch Chamber Ensemble, along with violinist Jessi Mills and cellist Julia Bruskin, as music fills the hall of the First Presbyterian Church in Skaneateles.  Music of Bach, Liszt, Messiaen, Eric Whitacre, and others, with short instrumental and choral selections on the theme of eternity.  Tickets and more information at www.SkanFest.org.

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The Amherst Island Waterside Summer Series presents pianist and composer Serouj Kradjian, Thursday, August 17 at 7:15 pm. The New York Times has described Juno-award-winning and Grammy-nominated Kradjian’s playing as a “persuasive balance between elegance and spirit.” The concert his held at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church on Amherst Island.  For tickets and information, visit www.watersidemusic.ca.

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The First Presbyterian Church in Skaneateles hosts the second “Go/Hear” concert, “Go/Hear – England!”  Featuring Peggy Pearson, oboe; Jesse Mills, violin; Julia Bruskin, cello; Aaron Wunsch, piano; and the Antioch Chamber Ensemble, it’s music of Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Tallis, and more.  (Including the Beatles!)  On Friday, August 18 there is a prelude concert at 7:00pm featuring pianist Ivan Yumagulov, followed by “Go/Hear – England!” at 8:00pm.  Tickets and more information at www.SkanFest.org.

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Singer, Actor, Film and Broadway star Ute Lemper takes you to the nightclubs of 1920s Berlin and Paris with this Cabaret Evening.  Saturday, August 19 at 7:30pm at the Robinson Pavilion at Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433 West Lake Road in Skaneateles.  Tickets and more information at www.SkanFest.org.

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A Little Summer Music in Vienna continues with another concert at the Vienna Methodist Church, Route 49 in Blossvale, NY.  On Sunday, August 20 at 3:00pm tenor Richard Crawley performs selections from Opera, Theatre, and ballads.  The concert is free, though donations are gratefully accepted.  Email Stephen.carpenter.art@gmail.com for more information.

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Sunday, August 20 at 7:30pm, Time for Three brings comes to the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival.  The Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street in Cooperstown, provides the stage for Tf3, a group who transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country-western, gypsy, and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own.  They’ve appeared with the Boston Pops, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and a sell-out concert at the 2014 BBC Proms.  Tickets and more information available at www.CooperstownMusicFest.org.

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The Claremont Trio comes to the First Presbyterian Church in Skaneateles on Thursday, August 24 at 7:00pm to kick off week 3 of the Skaneateles Summer Music Festival.  This pre-concert Backstage Pass explores the sometimes heated relationships of “Composers, Performers & Dedicatees.”  The Trio will share examples from Beethoven and Brahms, and some amusing stories of their own experiences.  Then at 8:00pm, the trio is joined by Alan Kay, clarinet and Aaron Wunsch, piano, for a concert titled “Dedication,” with music by Beethoven, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Brahms.  Tickets and more information at www.SkanFest.org.

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On Friday, August 25 at 6pm, it’s a benefit concert to support Hyde Hall and the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival.  Featuring CSMF Founder and Artistic Director Linda Chesis, flute; Sarah Cunningham, viola da gamba; and Bradley Brookshire, harpsichord, it’s an evening of Baroque favorites, accompanied by sparkling wines and cheese.  Held at Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road in Cooperstown, learn more at www.CooperstownMusicFest.org.  

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Time to “Go/Hear – Russia!” at the First Presbyterian Church in Skaneateles on Friday, August 25 at 8:00pm.  The Skaneateles Festival presents the Claremont Trio, Alan Kay, clarinet, and Aaron Wunsch, piano, with music of Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and more.  In between the musical selections, you can marvel at art from the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg and views of the Rachmaninoff’s country estate, Ivanovka.  Tickets and more information at www.SkanFest.org.

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On Saturday, August 26 at 11:00am, 13-year-old jazz prodigy Joey Alexander shares his unique life story in his own words.  You can hear this two-time Grammy Award performer up close.  At the First Presbyterian Church in Skaneateles.  Tickets and more information at www.SkanFest.org.

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The Joey Alexander Trio performs at the Robinson Pavilion at Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433 West Lake Road in Skaneateles, on Saturday, August 26 at 7:30pm.  13-year-old Indonesian jazz pianist Joey Alexander performs worldwide, including regular appearance with Jazz at Lincoln Center.  Joey is joined by veterans Larry Grenadier and Eric Harland on bass and drums for a mix of jazz standards and Joey’s own compositions. Tickets and more information at www.SkanFest.org.

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Coming up next with A Little Summer Music in Vienna concert series at the Vienna Methodist Church, Route 49 in Blossvale, NY… The Jewell Trio with music of Mozart, Turina, and Smetana. Sunday, August 27 at 3:00pm.  The concert is free, though donations are gratefully accepted.  Email Stephen.carpenter.art@gmail.com for more information.

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It’s the Four Seasons – times two.  The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival welcomes the Verona Quartet, along with violinist Joseph Lin and harpsichordist Bradley Brookshire for a concert of The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, and Piazzolla.  The concert will be held at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street in Cooperstown, on Sunday, August 27 at 7:30pm.  More information at www.CooperstownMusicFest.org.

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The Amherst Island Waterside Summer Series presents the Cheng2 duo, Saturday, August 26 at 4:15 pm. This sibling duo will present “Songs and Dances from Spain” featuring solo and duo works by de Falla, Albéniz, and more. The concert his held at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church on Amherst Island.  For tickets and information, visit www.watersidemusic.ca.

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ECCO returns to the Skaneateles Festival on Thursday, August 31 at 8:00pm for a concert at the First Presbyterian Church in Skaneateles.  Joined by Brandon Ridenour on trumpet and Aaron Wunsch on piano, the concert features Gershwin’s variations on “I Got Rhythm,” Dvorak’s “American” quartet, and more.  Tickets and more information at www.SkanFest.org.

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The final “Go/Hear” concert of this year’s Skaneateles Festival takes place on Friday, September 1 at 8:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Skaneateles with “Go/Hear – Appalachia!”  ECCO is joined by Brandon Ridenour on trumpet, and conductor Daniel Hege, for Copland’s Appalachian Spring, John Adams’ Shaker Loops, and Finney’s Fiddle-Doodle-Ad. Tickets and more information at www.SkanFest.org.

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ECCO returns to close the Skaneateles Festival season at the Robinson Pavilion at Anyela’s Vineyards on Saturday, September 2 at 7:30pm.  Trumpeter Brandon Ridenour joins ECCO for music of Dvorak, Bach, Jalbert, and Suk.  Tickets and more information at www.SkanFest.org.

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Symphoria opens the 2017-18 season with the Music of Elton John, part of the Pops series of concerts.  At 7:30pm on Friday, September 15 at the Crouse Hinds Theater in Syracuse, The music of Elton John comes to life in this dynamic presentation with a full orchestra, featuring hits such as “Rocket Man,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Daniel,” and “Candle In The Wind”.  Tickets and more information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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The Pops Series continues with Symphoria on Saturday, September 16 at the Crouse Hinds Theater in Syracuse with the Music of Journey.  You can relive the music of one of the greatest anthem bands of all time! Hear iconic hits Don’t Stop Believin’, Faithfully and Any Way You Want It like you’ve never heard them before with live orchestra accompaniment.  Tickets and more information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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