Musical Notes & Events

 MUSICAL NOTES

 

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The Syracuse University Brass Ensemble will offer an Independence Day salute on Friday, July 3 at 8pm at Emerson Park, on the shores of Owasco Lake, Auburn, NY.  Dr. Jim Spencer will lead the orchestra in Broadway, Opera, Classical, Movie, and patriotic favorites.  Fireworks immediately follow the concert.  There is a $5 parking fee; attendees are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket for their comfort.

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The Cazenovia Community Band will be part of the Independence Day festivities in Cannon Park, Albany Street, Cazenovia as they perform marches and other patriotic tunes curing the Cazenovia 4th of July parade.  The celebration begins Saturday at 1pm in the heart of Cazenovia village.

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The Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival continues on Sunday, July 5 at 7:30pm with the program “Americana Concert.”  The program features guest artist Paul Cohen, saxophone with string quartet and works by Copland, Gershwin, Cohan, and music from Broadway.  The performance will be offered in the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, 8419 Rt. 54, Hammondsport, NY.  Adult tickets are $25-, students/free; information and tickets at www.FingerLakes-Music.org, tix at the door as available.

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The B-Sharp Musical Club will present a free concert on Monday, July 6 at 6pm at Grace Episcopal Church, 6 Elizabeth Street, Utica.  There will be performances by members of B-Sharp to include Lauralyn Kolb, Tina Toglia, and Michael McCormick.  The public is warmly invited!

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The Cazenovia Community Band will perform in the Town of Sullivan Concert Series on Tuesday, July 7 at 6pm; the ensemble will set up in West Park on the main street of Chittenango, next to the fire hall.  Bring a chair for your comfort; the public is warmly invited to this free concert.

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The St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concert Series continues on Thursday, July 9 beginning at 12:15pm with Toronto pianist and composer Ali Berkok performing some of his own compositions plus music by Ligeti, Cole Porter, and Sylvan Esso.  Admission is free but a voluntary offering is gratefully accepted.  The Cathedral is located at 270 King St. E. at Johnson in Kingston, Ont.  For more information, you may visit www.StGeorgesCathedral.ca or call 613-548-4617.

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Symphoria invites you to a free outdoor concert on Thursday, July 9 at 7:30pm on the Village Green in Hamilton, NY.  You will hear lively and familiar symphonic works… Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, plus Beethoven, Gershwin, Copland, Kabalevsky, and a Calvin Custer arrangement.  Don’t forget lawn chairs or blankets (or both!) and a picnic basket.

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Symphoria invites you to a free outdoor concert in Cazenovia on Friday, July 10 at 8pm on the lawn at Lorenzo State Historic Site, Rte. 20, overlooking Cazenovia Lake.  You will hear lively and familiar symphonic works… Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, plus Beethoven, Gershwin, Copland, Kabalevsky, and a Calvin Custer arrangement.  Don’t forget lawn chairs or blankets (or both!) and a picnic basket.

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The Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival continues on Saturday, July 11 at 7:30pm with the program “Art Inspires Music” at Keuka College, Lightner Library, 141 Central Ave., Keuka Park, NY.  The Manhattan Chamber Orchestra String Ensemble and trumpet will premiere performance of compositions inspired by original works of art by local artists, plus R.A. Clark’s Autumn Morning on Keuka Lake and more.  Adult tickets are $25-, students/free; information and tickets at www.FingerLakes-Music.org, tix at the door as available.

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Symphoria invites you to a free outdoor concert on Saturday, July 11 at 8pm  at Beard Park in the Village of Fayetteville, NY.  You will hear lively and varied program of familiar symphonic works by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Gershwin, Copland, Kabalevsky, and a Calvin Custer arrangement… plus a preview of the upcoming performance season including Disney Magic and Star Wars.  Don’t forget lawn chairs or blankets (or both!) and a picnic basket.

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The Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, Ontario continues the “Studio S” classical music series on Monday, July 13, at 7:30pm when pianist Hong Xu will perform in this relaxed and intimate atmosphere.  Mr. Xu is a multi-award winner and international performer.  The Playhouse is located at 185 South St.; for ticket information, you may call 866-382-7020 or visit www.1000islandsplayhouse.com.

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Cazenovia Counterpoint is a month-long festival of art, writing, and especially music.  Caz Counterpoint begins the music part of the celebration on Wednesday, July 15 as 12:30pm with a signature “Rising Stars” concert at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Mill Street, Cazenovia, NY.  Dunham Hall, saxophone, Ben Daly, piano, and Sophia Jeongyoon Han, violin, will perform classics and premieres of new works written for them by emerging composers Kaziah White, Alex Ganes, and Nik Jeleniauskas, whose voice is heard on CLASSIC FM as a music host.  This concert is free; the public is invited.

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The Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival continues on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30pm on the lawn behind the Yates County Courthouse in Penn Yan, NY with the program “Bach to Rock.”  An ensemble of electric violins, keyboard, and double bass from the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra will perform works from Bach to classical, folk, jazz, blues, and of course Rock!  This concert is free; the public is warmly invited.

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The St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concert Series continues on Thursday, July 16 beginning at 12:15pm with the “Classic Delights” ensemble, Catherine Redsell, horn; William Egnatoff, flute; and Joan Egnatoff, piano. Admission is free, but a voluntary offering is gratefully accepted.  The Cathedral is located at 270 King St. E. at Johnson in Kingston, Ont.  For more information, you may visit www.StGeorgesCathedral.ca or call 613-548-4617.

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Caz Counterpoint continues with a concert in Lakeland Park, Cazenovia on Thursday, July 16 from 6:30 ‘til 8:30pm.  Merkley & Morgan from Cortland… Chris Merkley and Stiv Morgan… will perform blues and Americana pieces.  Bring a lawn chair for this free concert on the shore of Cazenovia Lake.

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The 11th annual Canandaigua Lake Music Festival opens on Friday, July 17 at 7:30pm in Finger Lakes Community College Concert Hall, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY.  The program is “An Evening in Madrid” featuring Boccherini’s Fandango Quintet and Turina’s The Bullfighter’s Prayer.” The Guest artists are Petar Kodzas, guitar, and Ines Draskovic, piano.  For tickets and information, you may visit www.LakeMusicFestival.org .

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The next program in the Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival is titled “Piano Takes Center Stage,” and will be offered at Penn Yan Academy, 305 Court Street, Penn Yan, NY.  Kelleen Strutz, piano, and string trio will perform works by Brahms and Dvorak on Saturday, July 18 at 7:30pm.  Adult tickets are $25-, students/free; information and tickets at www.FingerLakes-Music.org, tix at the door as available.

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The Canandaigua Lake Music Festival continues on Sunday, July 19, at 7:30pm in Finger Lakes Community College Concert Hall, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY.  The program is “And the Band Played On” featuring fanfare and fun with the Rochester Philharmonic’s Brass Quintet.  For tickets and information, you may visit www.LakeMusicFestival.org .

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Symphoria returns to Syracuse for a summer concert… Sunday, July 19 at 6pm at Thornden Park, in the midst of Ostrom Avenue, and Madison & South Beech Streets, Symphoria’s Brass Quintet will perform.  Don’t forget lawn chairs or blankets (or both!), bring a picnic basket if you like.

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The Canandaigua Lake Music Festival continues on Monday, July 20 at 7:30pm with a special event at Geva’s Next Stage, 75 Woodbury Ave., Rochester.  The program features Rochester Philharmonic concertmaster Juliana Athayde and festival co-artistic directors Kevin Kumar, violin, and Amy Sue Barston, cello, in an intimate venue for music and conversation.  For tickets and information, you may visit www.LakeMusicFestival.org .

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Cazenovia Counterpoint presents another Rising Stars Lunch Hour concert on Wednesday, July 22 at 12:30 featuring compositions by Gregg Welcher, Charles Van Tassel, and Emmanuel Sikora, to be performed by Gregg Welcher, piano, Phoebe Glowacki, soprano, and Hank Sheehan, bass-baritone.  Rising Star concerts are performed at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Mill Street, Cazenovia; they are free; the public is invited.

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Cazenovia Counterpoint presents Michael Torke’s one-act opera Strawberry Fields, with libretto by A.R. Gurney.  The performance will be staged with a chamber ensemble on Wednesday, July 22 at 7:30pm in the Cazenovia College Theater, Lincklaen Street, Cazenovia, NY.  The story is set in New York City’s Central Park where events unfold before an elderly woman.  Also on the program will be Mason Bates The Life of Birds, dance choreography by Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell, and the premiere of Trio by Ping Jin.  For more information, www.SocietyForNewMusic.org

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The St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concert Series continues on Thursday, July 23 beginning at 12:15pm with the Cranberry Dixie Band performing traditional New Orleans and Chicago style Dixieland music as well as swing arrangements.  Admission is free but a voluntary offering is gratefully accepted.  The Cathedral is located at 270 King St. E. at Johnson in Kingston, Ont.  For more information, you may visit www.StGeorgesCathedral.ca or call 613-548-4617.

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Symphoria invites you to a free outdoor concert on Thursday, July 23 at 7pm at Austin Park Arena in the village of Skaneateles, NY.  You will hear lively and familiar symphonic works… Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, plus Beethoven, Gershwin, Copland, Kabalevsky, and a Calvin Custer arrangement.  Don’t forget lawn chairs or blankets (or both!) and a picnic basket.

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Cazenovia Counterpoint presents music by young composer and Syracuse native George Nick Gianopoulos in a concert on Friday, July 24 at 7:30pm in First Presbyterian Church, 27 Albany Street, Cazenovia, NY.  The program, performed by an ensemble of local musical stars, will also highlight Joan Tower’s Big Sky, 2000 and will offer tributes to Society for New Music commissioned composers Robert Palmer and Malcolm Lewis.  For more information, please visit www.SocietyForNewMusic.org

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The Canandaigua Lake Music Festival continues on Friday, July 24 at 7:30pm in Finger Lakes Community College Concert Hall, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY.  The program is “Audrey Andrist and Friends” featuring pianist Audrey Andrist in a solo recital, then collaborating with friends for Brahms’ Piano Quartet in A.  For tickets and information, you may visit www.LakeMusicFestival.org .

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Symphoria invites you to a free outdoor concert on Friday, July 24 at 8pm at venue new to the orchestra… the performance will be given at Wells College, just off Rte. 90 in Aurora, NY… that’s on the east side of Cayuga Lake.  You will hear lively and familiar symphonic works… Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, plus Beethoven, Gershwin, Copland, Kabalevsky, and a Calvin Custer arrangement.  Don’t forget lawn chairs or blankets (or both!) and a picnic basket.

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The Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council presents the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in concert on Friday, July 24 at 7:30pm in Arrowhead Park, Inlet, New York.  General admission for this event held under a tent is $30- with ten-dollar lawn seating at the rear of the tent, weather permitting.  The ticketed event is preceded by a free children’s concert at 3pmNo credit cards accepted but tickets may be ordered/purchased at the Old Forge Tourist Office, 315.369.6983, or the Inlet Tourist Office, 315.357.5501.

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The Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival presents “A Plucky Concert” on Saturday, July 25 at 7:30pm at Ravines Wine Cellars on Keuka, 14630 Route 54, Hammondsport, NY.  Pattee Cohen, harp, with string and flute ensemble will perform works by Debussy, Ibert, and Manhattan Chamber Orchestra leader Richard Auldon Clark. Adult tickets are $25-, students/free; information and tickets at www.FingerLakes-Music.org, tix at the door as available.

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Symphoria invites you to a free outdoor concert with fireworks on Saturday, July 25 at 8pm at Fort Stanwix in the heart of downtown Rome, NY.  You will hear lively and familiar symphonic works… Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, plus Beethoven, Gershwin, Copland, Kabalevsky, and a Calvin Custer arrangement.  Don’t forget lawn chairs or blankets (or both!) and a picnic basket.

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The Canandaigua Lake Music Festival concludes on Sunday, July 26 at 7:30pm in Finger Lakes Community College Concert Hall, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY.  The program is dominated by Beethoven’s late quartet Op. 131 with guest artists and regulars in performance.  For tickets and information, you may visit www.LakeMusicFestival.org .

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The “Studio S” series at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, Ontario is a relaxed and intimate series of music and conversation hosted by Eric Friesen.  The next program is on Monday, July 27 at 7:30pm when pianist Paul Lewis will share a program from his repertoire of Beethoven & Schubert.  The Playhouse is located at 185 South Street, Gananoque… for ticket information, you may call 866-382-7020 or visit www.1000islandsplayhouse.com.

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The St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concert Series continues on Thursday, July 30 beginning at 12:15pm with lutenist Michael Leopold performing with gambist Ann Marie Morgan.    Admission is free but a voluntary offering is gratefully accepted.  The Cathedral is located at 270 King St. E. at Johnson in Kingston, Ont.  For more information, you may visit www.StGeorgesCathedral.ca or call 613-548-4617.

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