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The LeMoyne College Jazzuits come to the Regina F. Goldenberg Cultural Series in concert on Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00pm. Held at Temple Concord, 910 Madison Street in Syracuse, the group performs works from the Great American Songbook.  More information at www.Facebook.com/TempleConcordSyr.

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You’ll hear “Classics 4 Clarinets” when the Onyx Clarinet Quartet takes the stage at the next CMM Wednesday Recital Series.  Music of Bach, Mendelssohn, Faure, and more, on   Wednesday, April 11 at 12:15 pm at Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse.  This concert is free.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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Founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 1998, the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Silkroad comes to Colgate on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00pm.  The ensemble creates music that “sparks radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning to build a more hopeful world.”  At the Colgate Memorial Chapel, 32 Alumni Road, Hamilton.  More information at www.Colgate.edu/calendar.

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The Syracuse Contemporary Dance Company presents “In Concert 2018” Friday, April 13 and Saturday April 14 at 7:30pm at the Carrier Theater, John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 411 Montgomery Street in Syracuse.  This year’s concert provides a wide array of dance styles and features the original works of local choreographers.  Special guests Sara Senegal and Dancers join the company.  Tickets available at the door.  More information about the SCDC is at SyracuseSchoolOfDance.com/scdchistory.html.

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Syracuse Opera closes it’s 2017-18 season with “Madama Butterfly,” by Giacomo Puccini.  Directed by Alison Moritz, and conducted by Glenn Lewis, this is one of the best-known operas today.  Two performances, Friday, April 13 at 8:00pm, and Sunday, April 15 at 2:00pm, at the Crouse Hinds Theater, John H. Mulroy Civic Center in Syracuse.  Sung in Italian 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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You can Meet The Orchestra when Symphoria comes to Inspiration Hall, 709 James Street, Syracuse on Saturday, April 14 at 10:30am.  Learn all about the instruments of the orchestra and the musicians who play them, as this performance explores the sights and sounds of the orchestra.  Symphoria’s Instrument Discover Zone opens at 10:00am, prior to all Kids’ Series performances.  Tickets and more information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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The Boston Musical Intelligencer calls the Imani Winds “simply the best wind quintet out there right now.”  You’ll hear newly commissioned music and culturally diverse works penned by its own members when the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music hosts the Imani Winds in concert on Saturday, April 14 at 7:30pm.  At the HW Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse.  Tickets and more information at www.syracusefriendsofchambermusic.org.

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Oswego Opera and the Oswego Youth Orchestra present Hans Krasa’s children’s opera, “Brundibar.” Saturday, April 14 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, April 15 at 2:00pm, at the Church of the Resurrection, 120 West 5th Street, Oswego.  This opera has been performed across England, the Czech Republic, Israel, and the US.  Tickets available at Wayne’s Drug, River’s End Bookstore, and at the door.  More information at www.Facebook.com/OswegoOperaTheater

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Samba Laranja, the Syracuse University Brazilian Ensemble, presents its Spring concert on Sunday, April 15 at 2:00pm, at the Setnor Auditorium at the Syracuse University Setnor School of Music.  Singing, dancing, and drumming – this free, family-friendly concert brings the music of Brazil to Syracuse.  More information at www.facebook.com/SambaLaranja/

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On April 15 from 2-4pm, the Northwest Family YMCA hosts a free Acoustic Music Jam.  Folk, traditional, country bluegrass, rock and pop music is welcome, and the Jam is open to all ages and skill levels.  Hosted by Steve and Karen Pfanenstiel at the Northwest Family YMCA, 8040 River Road, Baldwinsville, NY.  For more information, contact Renee Storiale at 315-303-5966, ext. 225, or RStoriale@SyracuseYMCA.org.

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The Colgate University Chorus is joined by a guest orchestra on Sunday, April 15 at 3:30pm for Haydn’s “The Creation.”  Performed in English, and conducted by R. Ryan Endris, the concert is held at the Colgate Memorial Chapel, 32 Alumni Road, Hamilton.  More information at www.Colgate.edu/calendar.

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The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival kicks off its 20th Anniversary Season with a program of Schubert, Debussy and Griffes.  These are new arrangements performed by the renowned American String Quartet and Linda Chesis, flute.  Held at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, the concert begins at 4:00pm on Sunday, April 15.  More information and tickets at www.CooperstownMusicFest.org.

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The CMM Wednesday Recital Series continues with mezzo-soprano Kathleen Roland-Silverstein and percussionist Lynn Vartan, in a concert of music by Oswego and Syracuse trained composer, George N. Gianopoulos.  Wednesday, April 18 at 12:15 pm at Grace Episcopal Church, 819 Madison Street, Syracuse.  This concert is free.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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The next Luncheon Musicale at Colgate is Thursday, April 19 at 12:15pm at the Colgate Memorial Chapel, 32 Alumni Road, Hamilton.  Performances by student musicians, with a complimentary light lunch.  More information at www.Colgate.edu/calendar.

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Silent film meets symphonic masterpieces in this performance, at the Palace Theater on James Street.   Symphonic and chamber music selections are featured on this performance.  Symphoria performs on Friday, April 20 at 7:30pm.  Tickets and more information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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Nashville-based singer/songwriter Melissa Greener is a “seeker through song.”  She comes to Syracuse on Friday, April 20 at 8:00pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street in Syracuse with the Folkus Project.  More information and tickets at www.folkus.org.

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CMM In Recital presents “Voices of the Shoah,” Sunday, April 22 at 2:00pm at Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse.  Music by Jake Heggie, Leon Laitman, Victoria Ullman, and Oliver Messiaen, performed by Kathleen Roland & Angky Budjardjono, vocals; Cantor Paula Pepperstone; Lana Stanford, flute; Laura Bossert, violin; Gregory Wood, cello; Steve Heyman & Ida Tili-Trebicka, pianos.  More information and tickets at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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On Sunday, April 22 at 4:00pm, Schola Cantorum of Syracuse presents the duo of Liamna Pestana and Daniel Yost, in concert at Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road, Dewitt.  Titled “Strella do Dia,” their program presents Medieval music to illustrate the rich mix of Arab, Jewish, and Christian cultural influences operating in Medieval Spain, with Mozarabe singing, Aribigo-Andaluza and Sefardi music, polyphonic music, and popular cantigas.  Tickets are available at the door.  More information at www.ScholaSyracuse.com.

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The CMM Wednesday Recital Series continues with Robbi Padilla, piano, performing “Solo Piano Music from Four Centuries.”  Works by Beethoven, Bach, Granados, and Marco Giusto.  Wednesday, April 25 at 12:15 pm at Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse.  This concert is free.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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The Baldwinsville Theatre Guild presents “Animal Crackers” from Friday, April 27 through Saturday, May 12 at the First Presbyterian Church, 64 Oswego Street in Baldwinsville.  “Animal Crackers” is the last musical performed by the Marx Brothers before beginning their film career.  More information at https://www.baldwinsvilletheatreguild.org/

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The Colgate University Concert Jazz Ensemble brings their “Spring Swing” to the Palace Theater on Friday, April 27 at 7:30pm.  Director Glen Cashman leads the ensemble, featuring classic and contemporary arrangements by Minzter, Nelson, Wolpe, and more. At the Palace Theater, 19 Utica Street, Hamilton.  More information at www.Colgate.edu/calendar.

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The Symphoria Masterworks Series continues, when Concertmaster Peter Rovit performs Vaughan Williams lyrical work The Lark Ascending, while the second half of the program is devoted the epic masterpiece, Verdi’s Requiem.  Lawrence Loh conducts, when Symphoria is joined by the Syracuse University Oratorio Society, John Warren – director.  Saturday, April 28 at 7:30pm at the Crouse Hinds Theater, John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 800 Montgomery Street in Syracuse.  Tickets and more information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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The Kingston Chamber Choir and guest artists The Limestone Ringers handbell choir bring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach to St. George’s Cathedral on Sunday, April 29 at 2:30pm.  “Mystery, Sorrow & Joy” presents Bach’s Cantata 4, one of his earliest cantatas.  St. George’s Cathedral is at King & Johnson Streets in Kingston, ON.  More information and tickets at www.KingstonChamberChoir.ca.

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The CMM Wednesday Recital Series continues with Maria Whitcomb, soprano, and Nancy James, piano, as they present “Escape from Amherst: Emily Dickson’s Life of Freedom.”   Wednesday, May 2 at 12:15 pm at Grace Episcopal Church, 819 Madison Street, Syracuse.  This concert is free.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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The Folkus Project continues on Friday, May 4 at 8:00pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street in Syracuse, with Cosy Sheridan.  Sheridan caught the attention of national folk audiences in 1992 when she won the New Folk songwriting contests at the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.  More information and tickets at www.folkus.org.

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Guitarist Kenneth Meyer performs Rodrigo’s dance inspired Fantasia para un gentilhombre. Music director Lawrence Loh will also lead Symphoria in music of Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky’s ballet-derived Pulcinella Suite.  Part of the Casual series, Sunday, May 6 at 2:30pm at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 310 Montgomery Street, Syracuse.  Tickets and more information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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The Chamber Music Society of Utica presents the nine-piece chamber ensemble, Frisson on Sunday, May 6 at 2:30pm. The versatile group will perform music of Ravel, Beethoven, and Bohuslav Martinů. The concert will be held at the Museum of Art Auditorium, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St. Utica.  Tickets and more information at www.uticachambermusic.org.

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Melos Choir and Period Instruments presents “Sound Ground – Baroque Chaconnes and Ostinato Basslines,” with a myriad of compositions from the 16th through the 18th centuries, all with ostinato basslines.  Special guests lutenist Jonathan Stuchbery, and 2017 Baroque Idol winner vocalist Jennifer Wilson.  Sunday, May 6 at 3:00pm at St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East, Kingston.  Tickets and information at Kingston.snapd.com.  E-mail MelosKingston@gmail.com.

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Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb come to Temple Concord in Syracuse on Sunday, May 6 at 7:00pm. Their repertoire draws on influences including Americana, Jazz, Classical, Bluegrass, and Gypsy Jazz.  Tickets for this performance can be purchased at www.LorenAndMark.com/tour. More information on the Regina F. Goldenberg Cultural Series available at www.TempleConcord.org.

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