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ONGOING:  Masterworks Chorale invites new members to join the no audition ensemble.  Members need only a true desire to learn and perform choral music.  Rehearsals are on Tuesdays throughout the month of September… the 23rd and 30th…in First Presbyterian Church 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles beginning at 7pm.  For more information, you may contact director Kip Coerper at 315-702-7325 or kipcoerper@gmail.com

 

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ONGOING:  Utica Maennerchor seeks singers of all ages to add to their men’s, women’s, mixed, and Children’s choruses as the club anticipates hosting a state-wide competition of German Choral Societies.  Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings for adults… Sunday afternoons for children… at Utica Maennerchor, Flanagan Road, Marcy, NY.  For more information, you may contact Bill Kritzler at 315-736-1928. (end October 15)

 

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Civic Morning Musicals opens the season of free, noontime concerts on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 12:30pm in the Hosmer Auditorium of the Everson Museum of Art with the piano students of Professor Fred Karpoff from the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University.  Again, the concerts are free, open to the public, and held most Wednesdays in the Everson, corner of State and Harrison, downtown Syracuse.

 

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The Department of Music at Cornell is pleased to welcome Schola Cantorum of Oxford University on its first American tour in twenty-five years.  The program is on Wednesday, September 17, at 8pm and will be presented in Sage Chapel on the Cornell campus in Ithaca; to include works from the English Renaissance up to more contemporary pieces.  This is a ticketed event… available at www.gleeclub.com and at the door.

 

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Prince Edward County Music Festival opens the season of performances on Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:30pm in The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 339 Main Street, Picton, with the Penderecki String Quartet and Stephane Lemelin, piano.  The program includes Mendelssohn’s Quartet in f and the arch-Romantic piano quintet by Sergei Taneyev.  For tickets you may visit the website www.pecmusicfestival.com, call toll-free 877-411-4761, or stop-by the Regent Theatre at 224 Main St. Picton.

 

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Another season of performances sponsored by the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music opens on Saturday, September 20, at 7:30pm in the renovated H.W. Smith School Auditorium, 1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse with the prize winning Dover Quartet in concert.  In-residence at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Dover Quartet will present Beethoven’s quartet in A, Op. 18, No. 5, Ullman’s Quartet No. 3, and Dvorak’s Quartet in C, No. 11.  For tickets, you may visit www.SyracuseFriendsofChamberMusic.org or telephone 315.682.7720.

 

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Symphoria opens the performance season with a Pops Series concert on Saturday, September 20, at 7:30pm in the Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater, Montgomery Street, down Syracuse.  Conductor Sean O’Loughlin will lead the orchestra in the program Oz with Orchestra.  This concert features restored images accompanied by our Symphoria performance. (The orchestra will perform right along with the film!)  For tickets, including reserving free tix for youths 18 and under, you may visit the Box Office at 234 Harrison Street, downtown, or the website www.ExperienceSymphoria.org… Or you may telephone 315.299.5598.

 

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C.P.S., Community Performance Series, opens the season with 20-time Grammy winner Chick Corea, with The Vigil, on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7:30pm in Hosmer Hall on the SUNY Potsdam campus… 44 Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam.  The program is a fusion of acoustic and electric instruments.  For ticket information, you may call 315-267-2277 or visit the website www.cpsPotsdam.org .

 

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The Prince Edward County Music Festival continues on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7:30pm when Canadian cellist Denise Djokic visits The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 339 Main Street, Picton to present an evening of Bach, Britten, and Rachmaninoff’s cello and piano sonata. For tickets you may visit the website www.pecmusicfestival.com, call toll-free 877-411-4761, or stop-by the Regent Theatre at 224 Main St. Picton.

 

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Oneonta Concert Association opens the 2014-15 series with Vanaver Caravan presenting a tribute to Pete Seeger thru American Folk music and dance.  Tickets are available by phone at 607-433-7252 for a lively performance on Saturday, September 20th at 7:30pm in Goodrich Theater, Fine Arts Building, SUNY Oneonta.

 

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The LaVeck Concert Season opens on Saturday, September 20, at 7:30pm with a performance by violinist Geoffrey Herd and piano collaborator Rob Auler.  The concert will be presented in Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake Street, Pulaski.  Mr. Herd has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Finger Lakes Symphony, and notably at Carnegie Hall.  While donations of support are most welcome, the concert is free, the public is warmly invited.

 

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A full weekend of performances at The Prince Edward County Music Festival reaches crescendo on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2pm in The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 339 Main Street, Picton with a performance by André LaPlante, piano. M. LaPlante will interpret works by Schubert and Liszt.  For tickets you may visit the website www.pecmusicfestival.com, call toll-free 877-411-4761, or stop-by the Regent Theatre at 224 Main St. Picton.

 

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The Silverwood Clarinet Choir will offer a free program titled “From Past to Present” at Liverpool Public Library on Sunday, September 21, beginning at 2pm.  You will hear works by Schubert, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue “sans piano”… all clarinets! The Library is located at 310 Tulip Street in the heart of Liverpool village.

 

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The Society for New Music’s 43rd season opens with “Upstate Treasures” on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2:30pm in the Hosmer Auditorium of the Everson Museum of Art, corner of State & Harrison, downtown Syracuse.  Auburn native John Liberatore returns to present She Rose & Let Me In based on a Haydn tune.  Central New York favorites Mike “Doctuh” Woods, Sam Pellman, and pianist Rob Auler will perform.  For tickets or more information, you may visit the website www.SocietyForNewMusic.org or e-mail snm@societyfornewmusic.org .

 

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Choral Evensong at St. George’s Cathedral takes place on Sunday September 21 at 5pm. The Cathedral Evensong Choir will sing music by J.S. Bach, Charles Stanford, and John Reading. The Cathedral is at 270 King St. E. (at Johnson) in Kingston. Call 613-548-4617 or visit www.stgeorgescathedral.ca.

 

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Civic Morning Musicals sponsors a free, noontime concert nearly every Wednesday in the Hosmer Auditorium, Everson Museum of Art, corner of State & Harrison downtown Syracuse.  On Wednesday, September 24 at 12:30pm, Linda Carmona, violin, and Yoojung Kim, piano, will perform works by Gershwin, Foss, Copland, and Korngold.  The public is warmly invited!

 

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The Kenekt Chamber Music Series at SUNY Oswego opens the 2014-15 season on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7:30pm with a central New York favorite:  violinist Jeremy Mastrangelo will collaborate with pianist Juan La Manna for an evening featuring all three Brahms Violin Sonatas.  This program will be presented in the Sheldon Hall Ballroom on the SUNY Oswego campus.  For tickets, you may visit tickets.oswego.edu or call 315-312-2141.

 

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The second week of performances at the Prince Edward County Music Festival begins on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7:30pm in The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 339 Main Street, Picton, with young artists Nikki Chooi, violin, and Philip Chiu, piano, performing works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Ravel.  For tickets you may visit the website www.pecmusicfestival.com, call toll-free 877-411-4761, or stop-by the Regent Theatre at 224 Main St. Picton.

 

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The Prince Edward County Music Festival continues on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7:30pm in The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 339 Main Street, Picton with the winners of the 2006 CDC Galaxy Stars Award from the Banff Centre for the Arts… The Ensemble Made in Canada.  This young piano quartet will perform works by Dvorak, Hedges, and Fauré.  For tickets you may visit the website www.pecmusicfestival.com, call toll-free 877-411-4761, or stop-by the Regent Theatre at 224 Main St. Picton.

 

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Symphoria’s Masterworks Series opens on Saturday, September 27 at 7:30pm in the Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater, Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse, with the program “Music of Three Centuries,” with Lawrence Loh conductor and guest artist Stefan Jackiw, violin, in performance of Michael Torke’s Javelin, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto #2 and Beethoven’s infallible Symphony No. 5 in c.  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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Prince Edward County Music Festival presents a special treat on Saturday, Sept. 27 beginning at 6-thirty PM at Casa Dea Estate Winery, 1186 Greer Road, Wellington.  Radio host and mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah adapted Bizet’s Carmen for a more intimate setting; this production will be presented along with dinner on the 27th.  For tickets you may visit the website www.pecmusicfestival.com, call toll-free 877-411-4761, or stop-by the Regent Theatre at 224 Main St. Picton.

 

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The joint choirs of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral and St. David’s Church, Dewitt, will offer the Missa Festiva by Belgian composer Flor Peeters and works by Parry, Candlyn, and Howells during the 10am service at St. Paul’s, 220 East Fayette Street, downtown Syracuse, on Sunday, September 28thMissa Festiva will feature organist Abel Searor and conductor Jim Potts.

 

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Juno Award winning “I Musici de Montréal” will perform for the finale of the Prince Edward County Music Festival at the Regent Theatre, 224 Main Street, Picton on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2pm.  The program highlights run from Vivaldi to Monteverdi, and Handel.  For tickets you may visit the website www.pecmusicfestival.com, call toll-free 877-411-4761, or stop-by the Regent Theatre at 224 Main St. Picton.

 

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Schola Cantorum opens the performance season with an instrumental program… “Pacificus Ictus Arcus, The Peaceful arc of the bow,” on Sunday, September 28, at 4pm in Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road, Dewitt.  We will hear music for three or four bass viols and lute by Frescobaldi, Nicolai, Hingeston, and JS Bach featuring Alex Korolov and Kate Cushing with guests Alex Rakov and Tom Klenck.  Tix will be available at www.scholacantorumofsyracuse.org, by phone at 315-446-1757 and at the door.

 

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The Arts & Music Festival at St. Stephen’s presents Syracuse Opera’s 2014 Resident Artists on Sunday, September 28, at 4pm.  Rachel Zatcoff, soprano, Jennifer Lazara, mezzo-soprano, and Hernan Berisso, baritone, will sing music from opera’s and musical theater’s greatest hits.  All ages are invited to enjoy the program at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 873 DeWitt Street, Syracuse.

 

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Civic Morning Musicals presents a free Wednesday Noontime Concert on Wednesday, October 1st at 12:30pm in the Hosmer Auditorium of the Everson Museum of Art, corner of State and Harrison, downtown Syracuse.  This week’s guests are Gerald Zampino, clarinet, Ann McIntyre, violin, and Maryna Mazhokhova, piano performing works by Milhaud and Menotti.  The public is invited!

 

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St. David’s Society of Utica presents “Festival of Song in the Welsh Tradition” on Sunday,  October 5 at 3pm in New Hartford Presbyterian Church, 45 Genesee Street, New Hartford.  Canadian choral conductor Iwan Edwards will lead the Gymanfa Ganu (gih-man-fuh  gah-nee), with organist James Hanosh, pianist Jeanne Jones, and soprano Danan Tsan of Syracuse.  The event is free, the public is warmly invited.

 

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Civic Morning Musicals next free recital is on Wednesday, October 8, at 12:30pm in the Hosmer Auditorium of the Everson Museum of Art, corner of State & Harrison, downtown Syracuse.  Music of Nielsen (including the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto) and recent birthday celebrant Steve Reich will be performed by a chamber ensemble of notables:  Allan Kolsky, clarinet; Sar-Shalom Strong, piano; Michael Bull, snare drum; Gregory Quick, bassoon; Paul Brown, horn; Gregory Wood, cello; and Darryl Pugh, bass.  This concert series is free; the public is invited!

 

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Composer/conductor Rob Deemer has written a new score for the 1923 silent film Safety Last!, featuring one of the true stars of that era, Harold Lloyd… and one the most famous images:  Lloyd clutching the hands of a large clock as he dangles above traffic outside a skyscraper.  Society for New Music will bring the film and the newly-minted music together on Wednesday, October 8, at 7:30pm in the Palace Theater, 2384 James Street, Syracuse.  Maestro Deemer will conduct a chamber orchestra right out of the 1920s!  For tickets or more information, you may visit the website www.SocietyForNewMusic.org or e-mail snm@societyfornewmusic.org .

 

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NYS Baroque presents Io Vidi in Terra on Friday, October 10 at 7:30pm in First Unitarian Universalist, 109 Waring Road, Syracuse.  Countertenor José Lemos is featured in music Ferrari, Monteverdi, Merula, Strozzi, and Petrarch’s sonnet Io Vidi in Terra.  The artists are:   José Lemos, countertenor; Jory Vinikour, harpsichord; and Deborah Fox, theorbo and baroque guitar.  The program is repeated on Saturday, October 11 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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First Baptist Church in Hamilton, NY will host organist Robert Kerner for an organ recital on Sunday, October 12th at 3:30pm.  The church is located at 27 Broad Street in the village of Hamilton… this concert is free, the public is warmly invited.  For more information, you may call 315-824-2780.

 

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Schola Cantorum presents “Four Pillars of the High Renaissance” on Sunday, October 12 at 4pm in Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville road, Dewitt.  The ensemble will perform some a cappella choral works of the “Big Four” of the high Renaissance:  Palestrina, Lasso, Byrd, and Victoria.   Tix will be available at www.scholacantorumofsyracuse.org, by phone at 315-446-1757 and at the door.

 

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Civic Morning Musicals continue the Free Recital Series on Wednesday, October 15, at 12:30pm in the Hosmer Auditorium of the Everson Museum of Art, corner of State & Harrison, downtown Syracuse.  The focus this week is turn of the 20th century vocal music by famed Tin Pan Alley composers… the performers are Zachary James, bass, and Jonathan Rose, piano.  The public is warmly invited!

 

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Trillio presents their 6th annual Baroquetoberfest on Friday, October 17, at 6:30pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 130 Clergy Street East, Kingston, Ontario.  Food, of course, with music performed by Trillio musicians by JS Bach, Telemann, Handel, and more performed on period instruments.  For tickets and more information, you may call 613-634-9312.

 

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Symphoria’s Masterworks Series continues on Saturday, October 18, at 7:30pm in the Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater, Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse, with the program “Colleagues Across Borders,” with Thomas Wilkins, conductor, and guest artist Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Alexander Kobrin, piano, in performance of Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 19 and Piano concerto No. 2; and Dvorák’s Slavonic Dance No. 7 and Symphony No. 7.  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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Community Performance Series in Potsdam continues with the 15th Annual Ranlett Organ Recital on Sunday, October 19, at 3pm, performed by Fulbright Scholar, organist Caroline Robinson.  The program spans the eras from JS Bach to Samuel Barber and will be offered in Hosmer Hall at the Performing Arts Center, 44 Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam. For tickets or more information, you may visit the website www.SocietyForNewMusic.org or e-mail snm@societyfornewmusic.org .

 

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