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“Beethoven’s Last Call” comes to the Skaneateles Festival on Friday, August 31 at 8:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee Street, Skaneateles, when the Jupiter Quartet brings together Beethoven’s music with a strong, compelling voice from today’s musical culture.  The New York Times calls Pierre Jalbert the “acknowledged music master.”  Tickets and more information at www.SkanFest.org.

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The Grammy Award-winning Mark O’Connor Band closes the Skaneateles Festival on Saturday, September 1 at 7:30pm with its own unique blend of country, pop, Americana, bluegrass, and chamber music.  Program will be announced from the stage, at the Robinson Pavilion at Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433 West Lake Road, Skaneateles.  Tickets and more information at www.SkanFest.org.

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The MasterWorks Chorale is welcoming new singers during two open rehearsals on Tuesday, September 4 & Tuesday, September 11 from 7:00pm to 9:15pm at First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee Street in Skaneateles.  Singers of all abilities and musical experiences (high school age and older) are welcome.  Formal auditions are not required.  More information at www.MasterWorksCNY.org.

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The Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies and Cornell University Music Department are co-sponsoring a 3-day conference, The Organ in the Global Baroque.  The conference takes place from Thursday, September 6 through Saturday, September 8 on the Cornell University Campus.  Recitalists include Kimberly Marshall, Anne Page, Atsuko Takano, and more.  Free registration for full-time students and local residents.  Information online at www.westfield.org/global-baroque.

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The Silverwood Clarinet Choir ushers in Autumn with a variety of musical styles and a guest artist.  Aileen Razey joins the choir for their concert on Sunday, September 16 at 2:00pm at the Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard Street in Fayetteville.  The program includes “Autumn Leaves,” music in honor of Leonard Burnstein, classical music by Bizet, jazz, and other pieces composed for clarinet choir.  More information at www.SilverwoodClarinet.com.

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On Sunday, September 16 from 2-4pm, the Northwest Family YMCA will be holding a free acoustic music jam.  Folk, traditional, country, bluegrass, rock and pop music is welcome.  The jam is open to all ages and skill levels, members and non-members alike – no registration required.  Come to play or just to listen.  Hosted by Steve and Karen Pfanenstiel.  Call 315-303-5966, ext. 225 or e-mail rstoriale@syracuseYMCA.org for more information

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The 14th season of Pegasus Early Music begins on Sunday, September 16 at 4:00pm with A Baroque Miscellany.  It’s an array of music performed by musical friends, by the familiar (Telemann) and the unfamiliar (Pfeiffer) – and more.  At the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street, Rochester.  Pre-concert talk at 3:15pm.  Tickets and information at www.PegasusEarlyMusic.org.

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The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra opens its 42nd season on Friday, September 21 at 7:30pm with “A Heroic Beginning.”  Led by music director Cornelia Orth, the orchestra is joined by guest artist, pianist Miri Yampolsky for Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in a minor.  Also on the program, Gluck’s Overture from Orfeo ed Euridice, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3.  At Ford Hall on the Ithaca College campus, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, with a pre-concert chat at 6:45pm.  More information and tickets at www.CCOIthaca.org.

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Kipyn Martin and Kirsten Maxwell will be performing as part of the Folkus Project on Friday, September 21 at 8:00pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse.  Kipyn is an emerging Indie Folk singer/songwriter with roots on the banks of the Shenandoah River, and Kirsten is a Long Island based singer/songwriter.  More information and advance tickets at www.FolkUS.org.

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The Emerson String Quartet returns to open the new season of music from Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music.  On Saturday, October 6 at 7:30pm, the quartet takes the stage at the H.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse, with a program of Haydn, Shostakovich, and Beethoven.  More information at www.SyracuseFriendsOfChamberMusic.org.

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On Sunday, October 7 at 4:00pm, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra launches its Chamber Music Series with “Music Without Borders,” at the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, 306 N. Aurora Street.  This chamber concert features Nino Rota’s Trio for Flute, Violin and Piano; Diane Jones’ Three Songs for Piano Trio, and Antonin Dvorak’s Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major.    More information and tickets at www.CCOIthaca.org.

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On Saturday, October 27 at 7:30pm, Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music present the Adaskin String Trio with oboist Thomas Gallant, in a program including Krommer’s Oboe Quartet No. 1, Beethoven’s String Trio in C Minor, plus works by Dohnanyi, and Mozart.  The concert is at the H.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse.  More information at www.SyracuseFriendsOfChamberMusic.org.

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