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Open Hand Theater presents their production of Amahl and the Night Visitors this holiday season, with Geoffrey Navias directing the ensemble and Joseph Downing music director.  All performances of the 55-minute spectacle will be presented in First English Lutheran Church, corner of James and Townsend, downtown Syracuse.  The production runs through Saturday, December 20 with a 2pm matinée that day.  For times and ticket information, you may call 315-476-0466 or visit the website www.OpenHandTheater.org .

 

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St. George’s Cathedral Advent Concerts conclude on Thursday, December 18 at 12:15pm with the piano duo Valery Lloyd-Watts and Clare Gordon in performance.  Admission is free but a voluntary offering will be collected.  The Cathedral is located at 270 King St. East at Johnson, Kingston.  For more information, you may visit www.St.GeorgesCathedral.ca .

 

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The Skaneateles Library will host the Great Lakes Guitar Quartet on Thursday, December 18, at 7pm… in performance of works by Vivaldi, Torroba, Ravel, JS Bach, Tarrega, and more.  The public is warmly invited to this free concert;  the library is located at 49 E. Genesee Street, Skaneateles.  For more information, you may call 315-685-5135.

 

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Symphoria’s “Holiday Magic” concert will be offered on Friday, December 19, at 7:30pm and Saturday, December 20, at 2pm in the Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater, Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse, featuring Syracuse native, conductor Sean O’Loughlin, Nick Ziobro and Julia Goodwin, vocalists, and the Syracuse Pops Chorus performing in this annual holiday event.  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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Cantabile Choirs of Kingston will produce three Christmas shows entitled “Dear Santa” on Friday, December 19, at 7:30pm and Saturday, December 20, at 2pm and 7:30pm in Sydenham Church, 82 Sydenham Street, Kingston.  The concerts will include traditional carols, popular seasonal songs, and sing-along carols combined with the church’s organ.  For tickets and more information, you may visit www.cantabilechoirs.ca or telephone 613-549-0099.

 

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Schola Cantorum of Syracuse will present its holiday concert “Seasonal Stories” on Sunday, December 21 at 4pm, in Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road, Dewitt.  The many stories of Christmas will be told & sung in carols , canticles, villancicos, and motets.  Tickets available at the door… children under 18 admitted free.  For more information, you may call 315-446-1757.

 

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, downtown Syracuse, will offer instrumental performance for strings, flutes, and organ of Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit pour Noël, Rutter’s What Sweeter Music, and Rutter’s arrangement of The Holly and the Ivy on Wednesday, December 24th beginning at 9:30pm, just prior to services.  The Cathedral is located at 220 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse.

 

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Symphoria’s “Casual Series” concerts continue with the program “Songs Without Words,” on Sunday, January 11, at 2:30pm in St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 310 Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse; music of Mendelssohn, Richard Strauss, and Brahms featuring Symphoria’s own Anna Peterson Stearns, oboe.  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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Chamber Music Society of Utica presents the Neave Piano Trio on Sunday, January 11 at 2:30pm at the Munson Williams Auditorium, 310 Genesee St., Utica…The trio will perform Haydn’s Piano Trio in D, Shostakovich’s trio in e, and Dvorak’s “Dumky” Trio, Op. 90.  Tickets at the door; information at 315-507-3597 and online at www.UticaChamberMusic.org .

 

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The next program presented by Schola Cantorum is “Seasonal Stories” on Sunday, December 21, at 4pm in Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road, Dewitt.  The many stories of Christmas will be told through carols, canticles, villancicos, and motets.  Tix will be available at www.scholacantorumofsyracuse.org, by phone at 315-446-1757 and at the door.

 

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A service of Christmas “Lessons and Carols” will take place at St. George’s Cathedral on Sunday, December 21 at 5pm.  The Cathedral Christmas Choir and Children’s Choir will lead the assembled in carols plus Christmas themed anthems by Telfer, Ord, Walton, and more.  The Cathedral is at 270 King St. East at Johnson, Kingston. 

 

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Civic Morning Musicals begins a new year of free concerts on Wednesday, January 14, at 12:30pm in the Hosmer Auditorium of the Everson Museum of Art, corner of State and Harrison downtown Syracuse.  Clara Osowski, mezzo soprano, and Mark Bilyeu, piano, will present the program “A Desire to be French,” highlighting French influences in American music.  Doors open at noon; the public is invited to this free concert of about 40 minutes.

 

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Schola Cantorum presents another instrumental concert on Sunday, January 18, at 4pm in Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road, Dewitt.  The program is titled “the Virtuoso Gamba in Concert, and features Alex Korolov, bass gamba, and friends who perform works by Buxtehude, Couperin, and more on viols, baroque violin, and harpsichord. Tix will be available at www.scholacantorumofsyracuse.org, by phone at 315-446-1757 and at the door.

 

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Symphoria’s Masterworks Series continues on Saturday, January 24, at 7:30pm in the Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater, Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse, with the program “The Promise of Hope,” with Michael Lankester, conductor, and guests the Hawthorne String Quartet, in performance of Schulhoff’s Concerto for Quartet, Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, and Copland’s Lincoln Portrait.  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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Society for New Music opens the 2015 season of performances on Sunday, January 25 at 2:30pm with the program titled “21st Century Prize Winners.”  Works by Steven Stucky, Jorge Grossmann, David Liptak, and more will be performed in the Hosmer Auditorium of the Everson Museum of Art, corner of State & Harrison, downtown Syracuse.  For tickets or more information, you may visit the website www.SocietyForNewMusic.org or e-mail snm@societyfornewmusic.org .

 

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The next program in the Kids Series of concerts by Symphoria is “The Thrill of the Orchestra” on Saturday, January 31 at 10:30am at Inspiration Hall, 709 James Street, Syracuse.  Created to introduce young people to all that a symphony orchestra can offer, the program exhibits the many colors of a large ensemble.  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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The next Symphoria Pops Series concert will be on Friday, February 6 at 7:30p in the Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater, Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse;  the program is “Broadway Romance” and features music from West Side Story, Showboat, Jumbo, and much more.  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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Composers and choreographers will collaborate for a concert of live new music with dance in “Vision of Sound” on Saturday, February 7, at 4pm in St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 310 Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse.  The program features music by Kevin Ernst of Cornell, Nic Scherzinger of S.U., and others.  The program will be presented at Houghton College, Smith Opera House, Geneva, and Jan Van Hus Auditorium, New York City.  For tickets or more information, you may visit the website www.SocietyForNewMusic.org or e-mail snm@societyfornewmusic.org .

 

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Symphoria teams with classical guitar virtuoso Ken Meyer for the program “Sweet Encounter:  Music & Art,” presented on Saturday, February 14, at 7:30pm in the Everson Museum of Art, corner of State and Harrison, downtown Syracuse.  Mr. Meyer is soloist for Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez.  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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Utica Chamber Music Society returns with a program featuring the fiery Baroque ensemble Rebel on Sunday, February 15 at 2:30pm in the Munson Williams Auditorium, 310 Genesee Street, Utica.  You will hear works by Telemann, Marini, Mealli, Schmelzer, and much more.  For tickets and more information, you may visit www.UticaChamberMusic.org or telephone 315-507-3597.

 

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Cayuga Chamber Orchestra “Chamber Music Series” presents Bach, Harrison, and Dvorák in the next concert on Sunday, February 15, at 4pm in First Unitarian Church of Ithaca, 306 N. Aurora Street.  For ticket information, you may visit www.ccoithaca.org or telephone 607-273-8981.

 

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Kenekt Chamber Music Series presents the British a cappella ensemble “Voice” on Wednesday, February 18 at 7:30pm in the Sheldon Hall Ballroom on the SUNY Oswego campus.  The three women of “Voice” will perform with the SUNY Oswego State Singers directed by Mihoko Tsutsumi.  For tickets, you may visit tickets.oswego.edu or call 315-312-2141.

 

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NYS Baroque presents On the Road on Friday, February 20, at 7:30pm in First Unitarian Universalist, 109 Waring Road, Syracuse.  Julie Andrijeski leads a string band tour of 17th century Europe, highlighting Biber’s sonata for two viola d’amores.  The program is repeated on Saturday, February 21, at 7:30pm in First Unitarian Society, 306 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca.  For more information and tickets, you may call 607.301.0604 or visit www.NYSBaroque.com .

 

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The “Focus on Faculty” concert series at SUNY Oswego returns with a performance by Ahreum Kim, violin; and Robert Auler, piano on Sunday, February 22 at 3pm in Sheldon Hall Ballroom.  The featured work is Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in c, Op. 45.  For ticket information, you may visit www.tickets.oswego.edu, any SUNY Oswego box office, or call 315-312-2141.

 

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Symphoria’s “Casual Series” concerts features the program “Childhood Memories,” on Sunday, March 1,  at 2:30pm in St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 310 Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse; music one is unlikely to encounter other than on a children’s concert, but still quite poignant:  Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 “Surprise,” Ravel’s Mother Goose, and Prokofiev’s Peter & the Wolf; plus the Civic Morning Musicals Concerto Competition Winner in performance with the professional musicians.  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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