Musical Notes & Events

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Civic Morning Musicals Wednesday Recital Series continues on Wednesday, March 22 at 12:45pm at the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison Street, Syracuse.  This week:  students from the voice studio of Jon English, Syracuse University.  Varied voices, varied program: from early music, opera, oratorio, art song, to contemporary Broadway and jazz.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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The 28th season of NYS Baroque continues with The Sweetest Sounds, ravishing beautiful cantatas, arias, and instrumental music of Bach, Handel, Arne, & Telemann.  Two concerts:  Friday, March 24 at 7:30pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse, 109 Waring Road, and Saturday, March 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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On Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 pm, the colors and textures of the sea culminate with Debussy’s “La Mer.”  Renowned cellist Zuill Bailey performs Michael Daugherty’s new cello concerto, “Tales of Hemingway,” in a program that also includes music of Mendelssohn and Bax.  Lawrence Loh leads Symphoria in this Masterworks concert.  Visit www.ExperienceSymphoria.org for more information and tickets.

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Bob Halligan and Joe Davoli bring pop rock with a dash of Celtic/Irish emphasis to the Steeple Coffee House on Saturday, March 25 at 7:30pm.  Your entry donation provides entertainment, a dessert, and coffee or tea.  The Steeple Coffee House is at the United Church of Fayetteville, 310 E. Genesee Street.  For more information, see Steeple Coffee House on Facebook, or go to www.TheUCF.org.

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The River City Brass performs the music of Ireland in “Emerald Isle: A Celebration of the Music of Beautiful Ireland” on Saturday, March 25 at 7:30pm.  Joined by a bagpiper from Carnegie Mellon University’s acclaimed Pipes and Drums, the program includes a pre-concert chat at 6:30pm.  At the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street in Geneva.  Tickets and more information available at TheSmith.org.

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Mike Powell will be performing as part of the Folkus Project on Saturday, March 25 at 8:00pm.  The concert will be held at All Saints Church, 1340 Lancaster Avenue in Syracuse.  Doors open at 7:30pm.  Admission is $15.  Advance tickets can be found at www.folkus.org.

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The 4th concert in Civic Morning Musicals’ Live! at the Everson series welcomes the Jefferson String Quartet and pianist Ida Tili Trebicka on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM. The Jefferson String Quartet and Ida Tili Trebicka will play Mozart’s Quartet in D minor K 421, Bruch’s 8 pieces for Violin, viola and piano, and Shostakovich’s masterpiece, the Quintet in G minor for piano and strings. The concert takes place in the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison Street at South State Street in downtown Syracuse. Regular Admission is $20, while all students and children are invited at no charge.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org
[Note: The Jefferson String Quartet consists of Peter Rovit and  Edgar Tumajyan, violins; Arvilla Rovit, viola; and Lindsay Groves, cello.]

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On Sunday, March 26 at 2:30pm, the Kingston Choral Society, under the direction of Ian Juby, and St. George’s Cathedral organist Michael Capon present an afternoon of music for choir and organ.  The concert features works by Howell, Britten, Perry, Capon, Willian, and more.  St. George’s Cathedral will be filled with the sound of 90 voices and this wonderful organ.  Tickets are available at the Church Book Room, Novel Idea, Long & McQuade, Tara Foods, at the door, and on the web at KingstonChoralSociety.ca.

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Civic Morning Musicals Wednesday Recital Series continues on Wednesday, March 29 at 12:45pm at the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison Street, Syracuse.  This week:  From Syracuse University, piano majors from the studio of Steven Heyman.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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The Acting Company at Hamilton College presents two plays; “X, or Betty Shabazz vs. the Nation” by Marcus Gardley, exploring the assassination of Malcolm X, Saturday, April 1 at 7:30pm and William Shakespear’s “Julius Caesar,” Sunday, April 2 at 2:00pm.  Both plays are staged in Wellin Hall, the Schambach Center.  Information at www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.

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Principal pops conductor Sean O’Loughlin and Symphoria take a trip to the movies with two performances featuring the most famous Superheroes and Villains of all time.  It’s Superheroes & Villains of the Silver Screen in two performances at the Crouse-Hinds Theater, Saturday, April 1 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, April 2 at 1:30pm.  The Syracuse Pops Chorus is featured as well!  Visit www.ExperienceSymphoria.org for more information and tickets.

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Civic Morning Musicals Wednesday Recital Series continues on Wednesday, April 5 at 12:45pm at the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison Street, Syracuse.  This week:  a celebration of the Great American Songbook, with choral medleys and solos of standards and jazz from the 1920s to the 1950s.  Featuring Norma Tippett, soprano; Connie Walters, mezzo-soprano; Ken Pease, tenor; Phil Eisenman, bass; and Nancy Pease and Jerry Exline, piano.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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Symphoria’s Spark Series brings the Music of Downton Abbey to the Hotel Syracuse on Thursday, April 6 at 7:30pm.  Downton Abbey is set between 1912 and 1925, which was a period of tumultuous change and new music.  Come dressed in your best from the era as music from the show and time period are performed.  Visit www.ExperienceSymphoria.org for more information and tickets.

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Musicians and friends of the United Presbyterian Church of Cortland present their 4th incarnation of the intersection of Broadway, Hollywood, and Cortland’s Church Street with Broadway Laughs! a musical variety show on Friday, April 7 and Saturday April 8 at 7:30pm.  This free musical comedy performance features many favorites and some unfamiliar hoots, and complimentary refreshments at intermission.  Held at the United Presbyterian Church of Cortland, 25 Church Street in Cortland.

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The Folkus Project Season continues with Diana Jones on Friday, April 7 at 8:00pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse.  Jones brings her unique and original style of Appalachian singing and songwriting to Syracuse.  Visit www.folkus.org for tickets and more information.

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The Cadleys (Cathy & John), accompanied by Perry Cleaveleand and John Dancks, perform their new acoustic/traditional roots music at the Steeple Coffee House on Saturday, April 8, at 7:30pm.  Your entry donation provides entertainment, a dessert, and coffee/tea.  At the United Church of Fayetteville, 310 E. Genesee Street, Fayetteville.  See the Steeple Coffee House on Facebook, or go to www.TheUCF.org for more information.

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Syracuse Opera concludes its season with Eugene Onegin at the Crouse-Hinds Theater in the John H. Mulroy Civic Center, Syracuse.  Handsome and callous, Onegin brings heartbreak to those around him.  Young Tatianna is humiliated by his recklessness and his best friend Lensky finds himself reaching for the dueling pistols.  Tchaikovsky’s passionate score holds nothing back.  Sung in Russian with projected English titles.  Two performances, Friday, April 7 at 8:00pm, and Sunday, April 9 at 2:00pm.  Attendees may attend a free conductor’s talk an hour prior to each performance.  Tickets and more information available at SyracuseOpera.org.

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The Chamber Music Society of Utica concludes their concert season with The Hermitage Piano Trio.  The ensemble will fill the auditorium with music by Beethoven, Scharwenka, Cassado, & Mendelssohn.  The concert takes place at the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute Auditorium in Utica, NY on Sunday, April 9 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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Music at LeMoyne’s Guest Artist Series welcomes composer and pianist Donald Sosin and vocalist Joanna Seaton, as they present “The Art of the Score.”  The duo perform original scores for silent film.  Tuesday, April 11 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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Civic Morning Musicals Wednesday Recital Series continues on Wednesday, April 12 at 12:45pm at the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison Street, Syracuse.  This week:  a “cellobration” of sonatas and songs.  Brahms, Bach, de Falla, and Persichetti.  Featuring Pamela Davenport on cello and Susan Crocker on piano.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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Civic Morning Musicals Wednesday Recital Series continues on Wednesday, April 19 at 12:45pm at the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison Street, Syracuse.  This week:  The Onyx Clarinet Quartet (Alan Woy, Laurie Dobmeier, Terry Gerber, and Roxanne Woy) presenting “The Eclectic Clarinet.”  The versatile clarinet is at home in many genres.  This program celebrates its diversity with an offering of classical, jazz, pop, and international music.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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The Hamilton College Department of Music presents a Jazz Appreciation Month Concert Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30pm in Café Opus.  Featured are “Doc” Woods with special guests Javon Jackson, saxophone, and Jakubu Griffin, drums.   Information at www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.

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Katherine Siochi, the current American Harp Society Young Professional Concert Artist, will be presenting a solo harp recital on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00pm at the Dewitt Community Church, 3600 Erie Blvd East in Syracuse.  The concert is presented by the membership of the Central New York Chapter of the American Harp Society.  A freewill offering will be greatly appreciated.

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Next on the Folkus Project Season, David Wilcox on Friday, April 21 at 8:00pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse.  His songs have been covered by artists such as k.d. lang and many others.  Visit www.folkus.org for tickets and more information.

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Known for his passionate artistry and engaging stage presence, Jon Kimura Parker performs Grieg’s haunting piano concerto.  The program concludes in the Far North, with Prokofiev’s noble Symphony No. 5.  Lawrence Loh leads Symphoria in this Masterworks concert at the Crouse-Hinds Theater on Saturday, April 22 at 7:30pm.  Visit www.ExperienceSymphoria.org for more information and tickets.

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