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It’s the Third Annual New Year’s Eve Bash at the Mansion on Saturday, December 31 from 9:00pm to 1:00am.  This year’s theme is 1950s Mad Men.  Your ticket includes appetizers and desserts, a champagne toast at midnight, and two levels of parties to enjoy.  Guests 21 and older only, please, at the Barnes Hiscock Mansion, 930 James Street, Syracuse.  Visit www.grbarnes.org for tickets and more information.

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It’s an evening of Baroque music to start off the new year.  Prof. Alex Rakov, Alan Giambattista, Alex Korolov and Tom Klenck present music for viola da gamba and harpsichord on Monday, January 2 at 7:00pm at St. Mary’s Parish Center, 59 N. Main Street in Cortland, NY.  A free-will offering will be gratefully accepted.  For more information call 315-278-7029 or e-mail armand.discenna@cortland.edu.

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The Folkus Project Winter Season begins with The Mike & Ruthy Band on Friday, January 6 at 8:00pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse.  Mike is a songwriting guitar-slinger with a knack for clawhammer banjo, and Ruthy is a fiddler and uke-chanteuse who grew up in the American roots undergrand.  Visit www.folkus.org for tickets and more information.

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Bob Price, former White House pianist for 3 administrations, and Marcus Curry will be joined by other area musicians at the Steeple Coffee House annual Jazz Fest on Saturday, January 14 at 7:30pm.  Your entry donation provides entertainment, a dessert, and coffee/tea.  The Steeple Coffee House is located at the United Church of Fayetteville, 310 E. Genesee Street, Fayetteville.  Call 315-663-7415, or visit www.TheUCF.org for more information.

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The Folkus Project Winter Season continues with Joan Shelley on Friday, January 20 at 8:00pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse.  Shelley’s original songs have echoes of both the American and British folk revivals. Visit www.folkus.org for tickets and more information.

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Symphoria starts the New Year with a Masterworks Concert on Saturday, January 21 at 7:30pm.  Acclaimed pianist Awadagin Pratt is featured in a performance of Beethoven’s majestic Fourth Piano concerto.  Lawrence Loh leads Symphoria in Polina Nazakinskaya’s “Winter Bells” and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2.  Visit www.ExperienceSymphoria.org for more information and tickets.

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It’s “Music Here & Now” at the Hosmer Auditorium, Everson Museum of Art, as the season continues for the Society for New Music.  This concert on January 22 at 2:30pm features Brian Israel prize-winners Ryan Chase and Kaito Nakahori.  Also on this program are two premieres:  a newly commissioned work, “Labyrinth,” by Stephen Ferre, and a new work by former Israel winner, Patrick Castillo.  Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors & students, and are available at www.SocietyForNewMusic.org, or at the door.

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It’s the traditional Midwinter Concert from the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, when we showcase outstanding musicians from Central New York.  This year’s concert features the “Three Bs” – Bernstein, Britten and Brahms.  The concert will held at the HW Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse on Saturday, January 28 at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $25 regular, $20 for full-time students with ID.  For tickets and more information, visit www.SyracuseFriendsOfChamberMusic.org.

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Symphoria’s Casual Concert Series continues with Music of the Masters on Sunday, January 29 at 2:30pm.  St. Paul’s in Syracuse will be filled with the music of Haydn and Beethoven, along with principal trumpet John Raschella playing one of the most beloved trumpet concertos.  Lawrence Loh conducts.  Visit www.ExperienceSymphoria.org for more information and tickets.

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The Chamber Music Society of Utica concert season continues with the return of Spanish Brass.  When Spanish Brass performed for CMSU in 2011, they had the audience on their feet!  CMSU is pleased to be able to bring this ensemble to Utica once again.  The concert takes place at the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute Auditorium in Utica, NY on Sunday, January 29 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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