Musical Notes & Events

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Violinist Assia Ahhatt comes to Syracuse on Tuesday, October 8 at 8:00pm at the Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott Street, Syracuse.  This concert features dancers, singers, and special guests with music by ABBA, Katrina and the Waves, Gloria Gaynor, and more.  Tickets and information at www.TheWestcottTheater.com, with promo code ASSIAFREE.

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The CMM Wednesday Recital Series begins on Wednesday, October 9 at 12:15pm at Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse.  CMM exists to support classically trained musicians and their audiences throughout the Central New York region, in part through these free lunchtime concerts.  This week:  Lana Stafford, flute, and Christopher Spinelli, piano.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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Butternut Creek Revival entertains at the Steeple Coffee House on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30pm.  Located in The United Church of Fayetteville, 310 E. Genesee Street, Fayetteville, your entry donation provides entertainment, a dessert, and coffee or tea.  Information at Steeple Coffee House on Facebook, or at www.TheUCF.org.

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Hendricks Chapel on the Syracuse University Campus, in collaboration with the Malmgren Concert Series and Dean’s Convocation, hosts a weekly series featuring musical performances and spoke reflection from a diversity of religious and spiritual perspectives.  On Sunday, October 13 at 4:00pm, “Seasons of Love,” a musical theater showcase led by Syracuse Drama students.  More information at www.Hendricks.syr.edu.

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The Horned Dorset Dinner Concert Series continues on Sunday, October 13 at 5:00pm with “Vienna: City of Music.”  Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, violin, and Max Caplan, piano, perform music of Beethoven, Kreisler, and Korngold.  Cocktails at 4pm, concert at 5pm, and a prix fixe dinner after the concert.  This concert series benefits the Horned Dorset Colony scholarship fund.  Information and reservations at 315-855-7898.

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Upstate will be performing as part of the Folkus Project on Friday, October 18 at 8:00pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universality Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse.  Over the last few years, Upstate has evolved their sound, their lineup, and even their name.  This concert celebrates their latest release, “Healing,” with new member Allison Olender.  More information at www.FolkUS.org.

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The Syracuse Vocal Ensemble, under artistic director Julie Pretzat, presents “In Praise of Music.”  The concerts features texts and works praising the power of music and St. Cecilia, it’s patron saint, with works by Purcell and Handel, as well as contemporary composers Gerald Finzi and Benjamin Britten.  The ensemble is joined by a chamber orchestra.  Information and tickets at www.SyracuseVocalEnsemble.org.

Two Performances
Saturday, October 19 at 7:30pm
Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse

Sunday, October 20 at 3:00pm
First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles, 97 E. Genesee Street, Skaneateles

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On Sunday, October 20 at 2:00pm, the Northwest Family YMCA will be holding a free Acoustic Music Jam.  Folk, Traditional, Country, Bluegrass, Rock & Pop music is all welcome.  The Jam is open to all ages and skill levels, members and non-members alike.  No registration required – bring your musical instrument and a music stand, or come just to listen.  Hosted by Steve and Karen Pfanenstiel.  More information at rstoriale@SyracuseYMCA.org.

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The B Sharp Musical Club presents its annual Scholarship Benefit concert on Sunday, October 20 at 2:00pm in the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute Auditorium, 310 Genesee Street, Utica.  The concert features soprano Solene Le Van, pianist Sar-Shalom Strong, pianist Rick Montalbano, “Doctuh” Mike Woods and his students, and a guest appearance by Jon Frederic West.  All proceeds from the concert benefit the B Sharp Scholarship Fund.  More information at www.BSharpMusic.org.

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The final chamber music event of the Herb Geller Memorial Scholarship Concert Series will feature the Highland Winds Clarinet Quartet on Sunday, October 20 at 3:00pm at Zion Episcopal Church, 140 Liberty Street, Rome.  This is a free concert, with donations benefitting scholarships for Rome Free Academy graduating seniors in music.  More information at jflaver@gmail.com, or call 315-427-0174.

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The Vienna Boys Choir is coming to Trinity Episcopal Church, 227 Sherman Street in Watertown on Wednesday, October 23 at 7:30pm.  Part of the 2019-2020 Trinity Concert Series, the group debuts a program titled Journey Through the Americas.  The program features a variety of pop, classical, and folk music selections from countries throughout North and South America, as well as a sprinkling of Austrian favorites.  Information at www.TrinityConcerts.org.

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The Syracuse Sounds of Music Association is honoring pianist Ida Tili-Trebicka on Thursday, October 24 at 5:30pm at their dinner and silent auction.  Musical entertainment is included in the evening, as the SSMA recognizes Ida for her support and dedication to music in Central New York as they present her with their Ovation Award.  Information at www.SyracuseSoundsOfMusic.org.

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Just in time for Hallowe’en!  Syracuse City Ballet presents three performances of “Dracula.”  With music by Phillip Feeney, original choreography by Katrina Jade, and “spine-tingling” special effects.  SCB brings the tale to life, as the Count wreaks havoc across London, and seduces Lucy and Mina into his dark and dangerous world.  (Recommended for ages 12 and up.)  At the Carrier Theater in the OnCenter, 411 Montgomery Street, Syracuse. Information and tickets at www.SyracuseCityBallet.com.

Three Performances

Friday, October 25 at 7:00pm

Saturday, October 26 at 2:00pm

Saturday, October 26 at 7:00pm

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The Argus Quartet comes to Syracuse, courtesy of the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, on Saturday, October 26 at 7:30pm.  At the H.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse, this quartet worked extensively with the Juilliard String Quartet (who opened the SFCM season), and has given concerts from New York to Alaska.  The concert includes works by Bach, Beethoven, Juri Seo, Rolf Wallin, and Fanny Mendelssohn.  Tickets and information at www.SyracuseFriendsOfChamberMusic.org.

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The Oneida Community Mansion House and Friends of Music present singer-songwriter, guitarist, fiddler, and slide guitarist Joe Crookston in concert on Sunday, October 27 at 3:00pm.  At the Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Avenue, Oneida.  Find out more on the Oneida Community Mansion House page on Facebook.

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Hendricks Chapel on the Syracuse University Campus, in collaboration with the Malmgren Concert Series and Dean’s Convocation, hosts a weekly series featuring musical performances and spoke reflection from a diversity of religious and spiritual perspectives.  On Sunday, October 27 at 4:00pm, the award-winning Verona Quartet performs works by Ravel, Janacek, and Szymanowski.  Pre-concert panel discussion at 3:00pm.  More information at www.Hendricks.syr.edu.

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The US Navy Band Commodores jazz ensemble is coming to Auburn Junior High School on Tuesday, October 29 at 7:00pm as part of the US Navy Outreach Program.  The Commodores have been performing the best of big band jazz for the Navy and the nation for almost 50 years.  Every year they tour the country, with family-friendly events.  All Navy Band performances are free and open to the public.  Learn more at www.Facebook.com/NavyOutreach.

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The CMM Wednesday Recital Series continues on Wednesday, October 30 at 12:15pm at Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse.  CMM exists to support classically trained musicians and their audiences throughout the Central New York region, in part through these free lunchtime concerts.  This week:  SU Opera Pastiche.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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