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The jazz trio “The Bad Plus” performs at Hamilton College in Wellin Hall, the Schambach Center, Friday, February 17 at 7:30pm in support of their new album, “It’s Hard.” The program features original music and covers of such artists as Nirvana and Neil Young. Information at www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.

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The popular “Vision of Sound” program of new music and dance, a Society for New Music co-production, is part of this year’s Syracuse Symposium year-long series on “place.”  Presented on Friday, February 17 at 7:30pm in the Carrier Theatre at the Mulroy Civic Center in Syracuse, it is a partnering of regional composers and choreographers.  Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for students & seniors, $30 family, with ages 12 & under admitted free.  Tickets available at www.SocietyForNewMusic.org, or at the door.

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The Folkus Project Winter Season continues with Molly Venter and Goodnight Moonshine on Friday, February 17 at 8:00pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse.  When you first hear Goodnight Moonshine, it brings a wave of nostalgia.  Visit www.folkus.org for tickets and more information.

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Elina Vähälä makes her first appearance with Symphoria in this performance of Corigliano’s Red Violin concerto.  This concert also features John Mackey’s Redline Tango and two works of Barber and Gershwin that premiered 9 years apart.  Lawrence Loh leads Symphoria in this Masterworks concert at the Crouse-Hinds Theater on Saturday, February 18 at 7:30pm.  Visit www.ExperienceSymphoria.org for more information and tickets.

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On Sunday, February 19 at 2:30pm, Orchestra Kingston presents “Masterworks for Orchestra,” featuring guest soloist Inka Brockhausen in Beethoven’s 1st Piano concerto, as well as favorites by Johann Strauss and Aaron Copland.  At the Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham Street, Kingston.  Tickets available at the door or through the website, OrchestraKingston.ca.

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Symphoria returns Hamilton College’s Wellin Hall, the Schambach Center on Sunday, Sun., Feb. 19, at 3PM with conductor Lawrence Loh and violinist Elina Vähälä in a performance of Corigliano’s The Red Violin Concerto, Mackey’s Redline Tango, Barber’s Symphony No. 1, and Gershwin’s An American in Paris.

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On Sunday, February 19 at 3:00pm, the B Sharp Music Club will present a free concert at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee Street in Utica.  The concert features voice and instrumental presentations from opera, classical, and musical theater, including music by Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Jule Styne, and more.  Visit www.bsharpcny.org for tickets and more information.

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On Sunday, February 19 at 3:30pm, the Harlem Quartet comes to the Colgate Memorial Chapel, Colgate University, Hamilton.  The concert includes music of Mozart, Jobim, Guaguanco, and Grieg.  For more information on this free concert, contact the Concert Manager at 315-228-7642.

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This week’s Civic Morning Musicals’ Wednesday Recital features young student performers from the Guitar Ensemble of the Music School of CNY, John Ferrara, director. The concert is on Wednesday, February 22 at 12:45pm at the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, at 401 Harrison Street at South State Street in downtown Syracuse. There is no admission charge. More information at http://www.civicmorningmusicals.org

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Melos Choir and Period Instruments will be holding its annual fundraiser evening on Friday, February 24 at 7:30pm.  This year’s event, “A Venetian Carnevale,” will offer the traditional pre-Lent exuberant celebration of food, song, and festivity.  Special guests include lutenist Michael Leopold, soprano Megan Batty, and local actor/director Peter Aston as emcee.  It’s all at the Renaissance Hall Event Venue, 285 Queen Street, Kingston, ON.  Tickets are available at Novel Idea, St. George’s Cathedral Office, The Church Bookroom, and online at Snapd Kingston.  Visit melos-earlymusic.org for more information.

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The 28th season of NYS Baroque continues with The Secret of the Muses.  Lutenist Paul O’Dette presents an evening of lute music from England, Italy and France, inspired by Lord Herbert of Cherbury’s Lutebook.  Two concerts:  Friday, February 24 at 7:30pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse, 109 Waring Road, and Saturday, February 25 at 7:30pm at the First Unitarian Society, 306 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca.  Tickets are $25, and can be purchased at the door or online at www.nywbaroque.com.

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Pianist Andrew Zhou presents music by Hans Abrhamsen, Unsuk Chin, Pascal Dusapin, and Pierre Boulez on Friday, February 24 at 8:00pm in Barnes Hall on the Cornell University Campus. For more information on the Music at Cornell series, visit music.cornell.edu/calendar

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Trio Solisti comes to Syracuse on Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 pm.  The Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music hosts this talented trio in concert at HW Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse.  This extraordinary piano trio presents works of Haydn, Chausson, and Brahms.  Tickets are $25 regular, $20 for full-time students with ID.  For tickets and more information, visit www.SyracuseFriendsOfChamberMusic.org.

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Hamilton College presents a free program of music for violin and piano with Shem Guibbory, violin and Sar-Shalom Strong, piano, accompanied by photographic images by Peter Laytin in Wellin Hall, the Schambach Center, Saturday, February 25 at 7:30pm.  Information at www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.

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John Price takes the stage at the Steeple Coffee House on Saturday, February 25 at 7:30pm.  Price will be joined on stage by other local area musicians.  Your entry donation provides entertainment, a dessert, and coffee or tea.  Doors open at 7!  The Steeple Coffee House is located at the United Church of Fayetteville, 310 E. Genesee Street, Fayetteville.  Visit www.TheUCF.org and click on Steeple Coffee House for more information.

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The Chamber Music Society of Utica concert season continues with The Minetti Quartet and guest pianist, Andreas Klein.  The auditorium will resonate with music by Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Schumann.  The concert takes place at the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute Auditorium in Utica, NY on Sunday, February 26 at 2:30pm.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students with ID, and are available at the door.  Visit www.UticaChamberMusic.org for more information.

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The Kingston Chamber Choir present “Songs of Recollection” at St. George’s Cathedral on Sunday, February 26 at 2:30pm.  The concert features the Requiem by Maurice Durufle.  In a salute to black history, baritone Jorell Williams will performs spirituals, and the choir will perform a selection of works by composer of colour.  Local author and researcher Judith Brown will relay stories of early black settlement in the Kingston area.  Tickets available at the door, or visit KingstonChamberChoir.org.

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The Colgate University Orchestra under conductor Marietta Cheng presents Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony on Sunday, February 26 at 3:30pm.  The Colgate Memorial Chapel at Colgate University will be filled with the sounds of Mozart, Shostakovich, Strauss, Balakirev, and Strauss.  For more information, contact the Concert Manager at 315-228-7642.

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The Choir of St. Paul’s Syracuse offers a special Evensong for the last Sunday in Epiphany, Sunday, February 26 at 4:00pm.  The service features Edward Bairstow’s “Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D,” service music by William Byrd, and Bairstow’s anthem, “Save us, O Lord.”  Mark A Radice will be featured in an organ recital immediately following Evensong with works of Franck, Dupre, and Messian.  St. Paul’s Syracuse, The Downtown Episcopal Church, 220 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse.  A free-will offering will be gratefully accepted.  Visit www.Facebook.com/StPaulsSyracuse or www.StPaulSyr.org for more information.

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Civic Morning Musicals Wednesday Recital Series continues with flutist Lindsay Duke and pianist Angela Peterson, with the program “Exploring the World of the Greek God Pan and his Infamous Flute through Music for Flute and Piano.”  This free recital takes place Wednesday, March 1 at 12:45pm in the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison Street in Syracuse, and includes music by Debussy, Vivaldi, Bozza and Mouquet.  Visit www.CivicMorningMusicals.org for more information.

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Music at LeMoyne’s Guest Artist Series presents the Symphoria Wind Quintet and String Quartet on Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30pm in the Panasci Family Chapel on the LeMoyne College Campus.  Tickets are $20 general, $15 seniors, $5 for students and the LeMoyne community.  Visit Lemoyne.edu/vpa for more information.

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The Auburn Players Community Theatre and Auburn Chamber Orchestra are partnering for two concert performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore,” Friday March 3 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 5 at 2:00pm.  Gilbert & Sullivan’s first blockbuster tells the story of a captain’s daughter who falls in love with an ordinary sailor, but will her father allow her to marry for love?  Donations accepted at the door.  For more information, visit AuburnPlayers.org.

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The Folkus Project Winter Season continues with Aztec Two Step on Friday, March 3 at 8:00pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse.  Rex Fowler and Neal Schulman have spent a lifetime of making music together as the folk/rock duo, Aztec Two-Step.  Visit www.folkus.org for tickets and more information.

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It has been said that every time Cherish The Ladies perform, they set the world on fire!  Their contagious energy will have you laughing, singing, and dancing as they perform all of your Emerald Isle favorites.  Sean O’Loughlin leads Symphoria in this Pops concert, Saturday, March 4 at 7:30pm.  Visit www.ExperienceSymphoria.org for more information and tickets.

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Syracuse Vocal Ensemble presents their Spring concert, “From Stars to Sea.”  Artistic Director, Yunn-Shan Ma leads the ensemble with music by Rihard Dubra, Riks Eaenvalds, Oscar Escalada, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and more.  Two performances:

Saturday, March 4, 7:30PM at SUNY-OCC Recital Hall
4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

Sunday, March 5, 7:30PM at St. David’s Episcopal Church
14 Jamar Drive, Fayetteville

Tickets and Information 315-450-7887 or SyracuseVocalEnsemble.org

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The Syracuse City Ballet presents an all new production of Snow White to cap off their 20th anniversary season!  The production will be staged at the Crouse Hinds Theater at the Oncenter on Friday, March 10 at 7:00pm, and Sunday, March 12 at 2:00pm.  Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com, and at SyracuseCityBallet.com.

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The next Symphoria Casual series concert features selections from Amadeus: The Music of Mozart.  You’ll hear music from the Amadeus soundtrack, including the grief stricken Piano Concerto No. 20, the turbulent Symphony No. 25, and the famous Queen of Night Aria.  Lawrence Loh leads conducts on Sunday, March 12 at 2:30pm at St. Paul’s in Syracuse.  Visit www.ExperienceSymphoria.org for more information and tickets.

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For over half a century, MasterWorks Chorale has brought live choral music to Central New York.  On Sunday, March 12 at 4:00pm, the full choir, under the direction of Kip Coerper, will present “Songs of Light and Joy”- choral classics with organ accompaniment.  A reception follows the concert, and all are welcome!  Concert is at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 873 Dewitt Street in Syracuse.  More information at www.MasterWorksCNY.org.

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The Folkus Project Winter Season continues with the Slambovian Circus of Dreams  on Friday, March 17 at 8:00pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse.  Called everything from “hillbilly-Pink Floyd” to “folk-pop” to “surreal Americana,” the Slambovian Circus of Dreams is an amazing machine of music.  Visit www.folkus.org for tickets and more information.

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