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ONGOING:  Masterworks Chorale invites new members to join the no audition ensemble.  Members need only a true desire to learn and perform choral music.  Rehearsals are on Tuesdays throughout the month of September… the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th…in First Presbyterian Church 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles beginning at 7pm.  For more information, you may contact director Kip Coerper at 315-702-7325 or kipcoerper@gmail.com

 

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St. George’s Cathedral invites voices to join the singing for the new season of the Adult Choir… on Friday, September 5 beginning at 5:30pm.  A number of short-term seasonal Choirs are also offered for occasional singers, as well as Choral Scholarships for students.  The Cathedral is located at 270 King Street East at Johnson, the heart of downtown Kingston.  For more information, you may reach Director of Music Michael Capon at 613-548-4617 or by e-mail at organist@StGeorgesCathedral.ca .

 

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Syracuse Opera’s 40th Anniversary Season Preview on Sunday, September 7th has turned into an arts Block Party!  At Noon, in the Crouse Hinds Theater, Symphoria will perform a special program; at One PM, Syracuse Ballet will take the stage in the Crouse Hinds Theater; at 2PM, Syracuse Opera will present their season preview in the Carrier Theater; and from 3 until 4pm, the public can enjoy a facility tour of The Oncenter Theaters.  Free admission including complimentary parking in the Oncenter Parking Garage and Open Lot.

 

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The Department of Music at Cornell will open the 2014-15 season with a program of jazz standards by Joe Lovano & Thelonious Monk, and original jazz compositions by James Spinazzola… at the Carriage House Café, 305 Stewart Ave., Ithaca on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 8pm.  The program is free, the public is invited!

 

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The non-audition Mohawk Valley Choral Society invites new members to join rehearsals for its 33rd season on Monday, Sept. 8, at 7pm in 224, Johnson Hall, Herkimer College, Herkimer.  This December, the Choral society will present a concert titled “A Classical Concert” that will include Vivaldi’s Gloria and Bach’s Magnificat.  You may visit www.mvchoral.org or call 315-826-3092 for more information.

 

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St. George’s Cathedral Children’s Choir welcomes young voices aged 7 to 13 to the new term beginning on Friday, September 12 at 4:15pm.  Rehearsals are on Fridays, with a monthly sing one Sunday per month.  There is no membership fee.  The Cathedral is located at 270 King Street East at Johnson, the heart of downtown Kingston.  For more information, you may reach Director of Music Michael Capon at 613-548-4617 or by e-mail at organist@StGeorgesCathedral.ca .

 

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The Department of Music at Cornell welcomes guest artist Robert Parkins, Duke University organist, to Anabel Taylor Chapel on the campus in Ithaca on Friday, September 12 at 8pm.  This free concert will feature early Iberian composers, as well as JS Bach and Rheinberger.  The public is warmly invited!

 

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Robinson Memorial Presbyterian Church is pleased to welcome the return of Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen to the performance space on Saturday, September 13, at 7:30pm.  The church is at  126 So. Terry Road, Syracuse… for tickets and information you may call 315-468-2509 or visit www.RobinsonMem.org on the web.

 

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The Department of Music at Cornell invites the public to the return of “Ensemble X” to Barnes Hall on the campus in Ithaca… and a concert featuring classics by Schoenberg, Hindemith, and Stockhausen.  Founded by now retired Cornell professor and composer Steven Stucky, Ensemble X is now led by Xak Bjerken… and the first concert is on Sunday, September 14 at 8pm in Barnes Hall.  The program is free; the public is invited.

 

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Judy Collins will perform at the Palace Theater, James Street, Syracuse, on Sunday evening, September 14 at 8pm.  WCNY has tickets available that include a “meet and greet” with Miss Collins when you become a member; details are at www.wcny.org/shop .

 

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Civic Morning Musicals opens the season of free, noontime concerts on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 12:30pm in the Hosmer Auditorium of the Everson Museum of Art with the piano students of Professor Fred Karpoff from the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University.  Again, the concerts are free, open to the public, and held most Wednesdays in the Everson, corner of State and Harrison, downtown Syracuse.

 

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The Kenekt Chamber Music Series at SUNY Oswego opens the 2014-15 season on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7:30pm with a central New York favorite:  violinist Jeremy Mastrangelo will collaborate with pianist Juan La Manna for an evening featuring all three Brahms Violin Sonatas.  This program will be presented in the Sheldon Hall Ballroom on the SUNY Oswego campus.  For tickets, you may visit tickets.oswego.edu or call 315-312-2141.

 

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The Department of Music at Cornell is pleased to welcome Schola Cantorum of Oxford University on its first American tour in twenty-five years.  The program is on Wednesday, September 17, at 8pm and will be presented in Sage Chapel on the Cornell campus in Ithaca; to include works from the English Renaissance up to more contemporary pieces.  This is a ticketed event… available at www.gleeclub.com and at the door.

 

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Prince Edward County Music Festival opens the season of performances on Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:30pm in The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 339 Main Street, Picton, with the Penderecki String Quartet and Stephane Lemelin, piano.  The program includes Mendelssohn’s Quartet in f and the arch-Romantic piano quintet by Sergei Taneyev.  For tickets you may visit the website www.pecmusicfestival.com, call toll-free 877-411-4761, or stop-by the Regent Theatre at 224 Main St. Picton.

 

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Another season of performances sponsored by the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music opens on Saturday, September 20, at 7:30pm in the renovated H.W. Smith School Auditorium, 1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse with the prize winning Dover Quartet in concert.  In-residence at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Dover Quartet will present Beethoven’s quartet in A, Op. 18, No. 5, Ullman’s Quartet No. 3, and Dvorak’s Quartet in C, No. 11.  For tickets, you may visit www.SyracuseFriendsofChamberMusic.org or telephone 315.682.7720.

 

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Symphoria opens the performance season with a Pops Series concert on Saturday, September 20, at 7:30pm in the Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater, Montgomery Street, down Syracuse.  Conductor Sean O’Loughlin will lead the orchestra in the program Oz with Orchestra.  This concert features restored images accompanied by our Symphoria performance.  For tickets you may visit the Box Office at 234 Harrison Street, downtown, or the website www.ExperienceSymphoria.org… Or you may telephone 315.299.5598.

 

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C.P.S., Community Performance Series, opens the season with 20-time Grammy winner Chick Corea, with The Vigil, on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7:30pm in Hosmer Hall on the SUNY Potsdam campus… 44 Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam.  The program is a fusion of acoustic and electric instruments.  For ticket information, you may call 315-267-2277 or visit the website www.cpsPotsdam.org .

 

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The Prince Edward County Music Festival continues on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7:30pm when Canadian cellist Denise Djokic visits The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 339 Main Street, Picton to present an evening of Bach, Britten, and Rachmaninoff’s cello and piano sonata. For tickets you may visit the website www.pecmusicfestival.com, call toll-free 877-411-4761, or stop-by the Regent Theatre at 224 Main St. Picton.

 

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A full weekend of performances at The Prince Edward County Music Festival reaches crescendo on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2pm in The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 339 Main Street, Picton with a performance by André LaPlante, piano. M. LaPlante will interpret works by Schubert and Liszt.  For tickets you may visit the website www.pecmusicfestival.com, call toll-free 877-411-4761, or stop-by the Regent Theatre at 224 Main St. Picton.

 

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The Society for New Music’s 43rd season opens with “Upstate Treasures” on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2:30pm in the Hosmer Auditorium of the Everson Museum of Art, corner of State & Harrison, downtown Syracuse.  Auburn native John Liberatore returns to present She Rose & Let Me In based on a Haydn tune.  Central New York favorites Mike “Doctuh” Woods, Sam Pellman, and pianist Rob Auler will perform.  For tickets or more information, you may visit the website www.SocietyForNewMusic.org or e-mail snm@societyfornewmusic.org .

 

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Civic Morning Musicals sponsors a free, noontime concert nearly every Wednesday in the Hosmer Auditorium, Everson Museum of Art, corner of State & Harrison downtown Syracuse.  On Wednesday, September 24 at 12:30pm, Linda Carmona, violin, and Yoojung Kim, piano, will perform works by Gershwin, Foss, Copland, and Korngold.  The public is warmly invited!

 

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The second week of performances at the Prince Edward County Music Festival begins on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7:30pm in The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 339 Main Street, Picton, with young artists Nikki Chooi, violin, and Philip Chiu, piano, performing works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Ravel.  For tickets you may visit the website www.pecmusicfestival.com, call toll-free 877-411-4761, or stop-by the Regent Theatre at 224 Main St. Picton.

 

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The Prince Edward County Music Festival continues on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7:30pm in The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 339 Main Street, Picton with the winners of the 2006 CDC Galaxy Stars Award from the Banff Centre for the Arts… The Ensemble Made in Canada.  This young piano quartet will perform works by Dvorak, Hedges, and Fauré.  For tickets you may visit the website www.pecmusicfestival.com, call toll-free 877-411-4761, or stop-by the Regent Theatre at 224 Main St. Picton.

 

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Symphoria’s Masterworks Series opens on Saturday, September 27 at 7:30pm in the Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater, Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse, with the program “Music of Three Centuries,” with Lawrence Loh conductor and guest artist Stefan Jackiw, violin, in performance of Michael Torke’s Javelin, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto #2 and Beethoven’s infallible Symphony No. 5 in c.  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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Prince Edward County Music Festival presents a special treat on Saturday, Sept. 27 beginning at 6-thirty PM at Casa Dea Estate Winery, 1186 Greer Road, Wellington.  Radio host and mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah adapted Bizet’s Carmen for a more intimate setting; this production will be presented along with dinner on the 27th.  For tickets you may visit the website www.pecmusicfestival.com, call toll-free 877-411-4761, or stop-by the Regent Theatre at 224 Main St. Picton.

 

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Juno Award winning “I Musici de Montréal” will perform for the finale of the Prince Edward County Music Festival at the Regent Theatre, 224 Main Street, Picton on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2pm.  The program highlights run from Vivaldi to Monteverdi, and Handel.  For tickets you may visit the website www.pecmusicfestival.com, call toll-free 877-411-4761, or stop-by the Regent Theatre at 224 Main St. Picton.

 

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Schola Cantorum opens the performance season with an instrumental program… “Pacificus Ictus Arcus, The Peaceful arc of the bow,” on Sunday, September 28, at 4pm in Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road, Dewitt.  We will hear music for three or four bass viols and lute by Frescobaldi, Nicolai, Hingeston, and JS Bach featuring Alex Korolov and Kate Cushing with guests Alex Rakov and Tom Klenck.  Tix will be available at www.scholacantorumofsyracuse.org, by phone at 315-446-1757 and at the door.

 

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Civic Morning Musicals presents a free Wednesday Noontime Concert on Wednesday, October 1st at 12:30pm in the Hosmer Auditorium of the Everson Museum of Art, corner of State and Harrison, downtown Syracuse.  This week’s guests are Gerald Zampino, clarinet, Ann McIntyre, violin, and Maryna Mazhokhova, piano performing works by Milhaud and Menotti.  The public is invited!

 

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