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The Cornell Concert Series presents “So Percussion” on Friday, October 24, at 8pm in Bailey Hall on the Cornell campus in Ithaca.  The performance will feature works by Steve Reich and Bryce Dessner, as well as new pieces by Cornell composition students.  For tickets and information, you may call 607-255-5144 or visit www.baileytickets.com… Or try at the door.

 

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New Music Kingston will collaborate with the Tone Deaf Festival to present live electronic music and video that explores the beauty of everyday on Friday, October 24 at 8pm in The Isabel Performance Hall, 390 King St. W., Kingston.  Featured performers will be Colin Labadie,  Adam Tindale, Laura Kavanaugh, and Brian Birse.  Tix will be available at the door and the Isabel Box Office at 613-533-2424.

 

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Syracuse Opera opens the season with Johann Strauss’ rollicking ball at Prince Orlofsky’s palace in Old Vienna… Die Fledermaus performances will be on Friday, October 24 at 8pm and Sunday, October 26 at 2pm in the Crouse Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse.  The work will be sung in English with projected English titles.  For ticket information, you may visit  www.SyracuseOpera.com or telephone 315. 47OPERA.

 

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Symphoria offers a Kids Series concert on Saturday, October 25, at 10:30am at Inspiration Hall, 709 James Street, Syracuse.  Heather Buchman welcomes author Bruce Coville for spooky stories set to scary music in the Halloween season.  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 Kingston branch of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association presents a piano recital by Charissa Vandikas, age 16, winner of the ORMTA Young Artist competition… on Saturday, October 25, at 2pm in Cooke’s-Portsmouth United Church, 200 Norman Rogers Drive, Kingston.  Admission by donation… for more information, you may call 613-547-1335.

 

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The Department of Music at Cornell presents Claire Raphaelson, soprano and Joanna Marsden flute, with members of Cornell Baroque Orchestra in Barnes Hall on the campus in Ithaca on Saturday, October 25 at 8pm.  The program features works by Clerambault, Jacquet de la Guerre, Telemann, Rameau, Blavet, and Marais.  This concert is free; the public is invited.

 

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Chamber Music Society of Utica will open their season of performances on Sunday, October 26 at 2:30pm in the Munson Williams Auditorium, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, with the Minguet Quartet and special guest, pianist Andreas Klein.  The Quartet will perform works by Haydn and Mendelssohn, Mr. Klein will present Chopin, then the artists unite for JS Bach’s Concerto in d.  For tickets and more information, you may visit www.UticaChamberMusic.org or telephone 315-507-3597.

 

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The Department of Music at Cornell presents cellist formerly with The Philadelphia Orchestra John Haines-Eitzen and guest pianist Matthew Bengston on Sunday, October 26 at 3pm in performance of works by JS Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, and Roberto Sierra… in Barnes Hall on the Cornell campus in Ithaca.  The program is free; the public is invited!

 

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Don Slatoff’s “Jazz Experience” will perform at Grace and Holy Spirit Church, 13 Court Street, Cortland on Sunday, October 26, at 3pm.  This performance opens the 11th season of “The Arts at Grace” series.  “The Jazz Experience” performs originals, standard, Mingus, Monk, and much more.  Donations are accepted, but Arts at Grace concerts are offered free of charge; the public is invited.  For more information, you may call 607-753-3073.

 

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Civic Morning Musicals present a piano recital in the next free concert on Wednesday, October 29, at 12:30pm in the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, corner of State and Harrison, downtown Syracuse.  Katia Dinas, piano, a student in the studio of Ida Tili-Trebicka at the Setnor School at S.U. will perform music of Bacewicz and Beethoven.  The public is invited.

 

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Kenekt Chamber Music Series at SUNY Oswego presents “Sybarite5” on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30pm in the Sheldon Hall Ballroom on the campus in Oswego.  “Sybarite5 is the first string quintet to win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition.  For tickets, you may visit tickets.oswego.edu or call 315-312-2141.

 

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The Department of Music at Cornell presents “Halloween Organ Extravaganza” with guest organists Dennis James and Mark Goldstein accompanying the 1920 horror classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on Thursday, October 30 beginning at 8pm… in Sage Chapel on the Cornell campus in Ithaca.  This program is free; the public is invited!

 

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The Cornell University Chorus will present its annual “Twilight Concert” in Sage Chapel on the Cornell campus in Ithaca on Saturday, November 1, at 5pm.  On the theme of “Beginnings,” the concert will feature music from five centuries in honor of Cornell’s sesquicentennial.  Tix at the door of Sage Chapel and on the web at http://CUchorus.com .

 

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Symphoria presents “Music of Machines” on Saturday, November 1, at 7:30pm in the Museum of Science and Technology, Armory Square, downtown Syracuse.  The program features works based on “mechanical sounds”; Haydn’s Clock Symphony, Honegger’s Pacific 231, and Leroy Anderson’s Typewriter, to name a few.  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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Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival presents “Halloween and Autumn Treats”  featuring The Manhattan Chamber Ensemble and director Richard Auldon Clark on Saturday, November 1, at 7:30pm at Ravines Wine Cellars in the Slate Barn, 400 Barracks Road (just off Pre-emption Road), Geneva.  The program is “phantasmic”… Saint-Saëns’ Dance macabre, Autumn from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Vince Guaraldi’s The Great Pumpkin Waltz, and more.  Tickets and more information at www.FingerLakes-Music.org or 315-781-7007.

 

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Society for New Music again collaborates with Syracuse University through the Departments of Humanities and Religion for a large scale production; “Sound Perspectives East & West” to be presented at Hendricks Chapel on the S.U. campus on Sunday, November 2 at 3pm.  The program features works by Colgate’s Zhou Tian, Rob Deemer, and more.  For tickets or more information, you may visit the website www.SocietyForNewMusic.org or e-mail snm@societyfornewmusic.org .

 

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The Cornell University Jazz Band will perform with guest baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan in Barnes Hall on Sunday, November 2, at 3pm.  The program includes pieces by Bob Brookmeyer, Gerry Mulligan, and a Steve Brown premiere.  This concert is free; the public is invited

 

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Music at Colgate brings the spectacle of music and dance to Memorial Chapel on the campus in Hamilton, NY with a performance by Gamelan Galak Tika on Sunday, November 2 at 3:30pm.  Music at Colgate is free; the public is invited!

 

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral Choir offers a special All Souls’ Evensong on Sunday, November 2 at 4pm featuring Geraint Lewis’ anthem The Souls of the Righteous as well as works by Craig Phillips and Herbert Sumsion.  Dr. Mark Radice, professor at Ithaca College will perform a recital of works by Gibbons, Frescobaldi, and JS Bach on the Donald J. Grout Memorial Harpsichord following Evensong.

 

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The Cornell Concert Series features the Prague Philharmonic Choir on Sunday, November 2, at 8pm in Bailey Hall on the Cornell campus in Ithaca.  The renowned ensemble will perform works by Cvorak and Brahms.  For tickets and information, you may call 607-255-5144 or visit www.baileytickets.com… Or try at the door.

 

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There is mid-week music at Cornell with the Formosa Quartet and fortepianists Ji Young Kim and Mike Lee on Tuesday, November 4, at 8pm in Barnes Hall on the Cornell campus in Ithaca.  The featured work is Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet, Op. 44 plus movements from several chamber works.  This program is free; the public is invited.

 

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Manhattan String Quartet will be in-residence once again at Colgate University on Thursday, November 6 and Friday, November 7 with a free Lecture/Demonstration on Thursday at 5pm and concert on Friday at 7:30pm… both performances will be given in Memorial Chapel.  The public is warmly invited to hear the Manhattan String Quartet.

 

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MasterWorks Chorale Chamber Singers will perform at “Auburn First Friday” on Friday, November 7 from 5 until 8pm in the Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee Street, Auburn.  Auburn First Friday is a music and art event; for more information, you may visit the website www.SchweinfurthArtCenter.org.  This event is free; the public is invited.

 

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The Rochester Flute Association presents principal flute of the New York Philharmonic, Robert Langevin and piano collaborator Irina Lupines in concert on Friday, November 7 at 8pm in Performance Hall at Hochstein School of Music & Dance, 50 North Plymouth Avenue, Rochester.  The program features music by Schumann, Debussy, Strauss, and Hétu.  Tickets will be available at the door… for more information, you may visit www.rfaonline.org .

 

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NYS Baroque presents Pepys’ Pajamas on Friday, November 7, at 7:30pm in First Unitarian Universalist, 109 Waring Road, Syracuse.  The program is English Cavalier music from the 17th century, with reference to the diaries of Samuel Pepys; soprano Laura Heimes is the featured guest artist.  The program is repeated on Saturday, November 8, 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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Symphoria’s Masterworks Series continues on Saturday, November 8, at 7:30pm in the Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater, Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse, with the program “Northern Lights,” with Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor, and guest artist, Symphoria’s own clarinet virtuoso, Allan Kolsky, in performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Overture, Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6.  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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Cayuga Chamber Orchestra continues the season with a program in the “Orchestral Series” on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 7:30pm,  with guest violinist Linda Case performing Piazzolla’s Estaciones Porteñas:  Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, in Ford Hall on the campus of Ithaca College.  Information or tickets at:  www.ccoithaca.org… Tickets also available by calling 607-273-8981.

 

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Cantabile Choirs of Kingston launch their season on Saturday, November 8, at 7:30pm with “Letters Home,” a tribute to the 100th anniversary of WWI.  To be sung in Sydenham Church, 82 Sydenham Street, Kingston, the theme is “peace and understanding” with poetry and musical settings written in times of war and a newly commissioned work by Ontario composer Sarah Quartel.  For tickets and information, you may visit www.cantabilechoirs.ca or contact the office at 613-549-0099

 

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B-sharp Musical Club will present a free concert on Sunday, November 9, at 2:30pm in First Presbyterian Church, 1605 Genesee Street, Utica.  Performers include Lawrence Day, Leslie Kubia, Dorset Piano Trio, and many more.  For more information, you may visit the website www.bsharpcny.org .

 

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The “Focus on Faculty” music series at SUNY Oswego continues with Robert Auler, piano, in concert on Sunday, November 9, at 3pm in the Sheldon Hall Ballroom on the campus in Oswego.  Rob Auler presents an afternoon of solo piano music with commentary, with the featured work, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.  Tickets available at tickets.osergo.edu, any SUNY Oswego box office, and 315-312-2141.

 

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The Colgate University Orchestra will perform on Sunday, November 9 at 3:30pm in Memorial Chapel on the Colgate campus in Hamilton, NY.  Marietta Cheng will conduct works by Mozart, Bruch, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in e.  Music at Colgate is free; the public is invited.

 

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China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra, based in Beijing, with Chief Conductor Lü Jia, will make their North American debut with a seven-city tour that  includes performances in Ottawa on Sunday, November 9, at 8pm in the National Arts Centre, Southam Hall… Toronto on Tuesday, November 11, at 8pm in Koerner Hall, The Royal Conservatory of Music… and Montréal in the Maison symphonique, at Place des Arts on Thursday, November 13 at 8pm.  Tickets for any of these performances may be accessed through the website www.chncpa.org .

 

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Kenekt Chamber Music Series presents bassoonist Gregory Quick in concert on Wednesday, November 12, at 7:30pm in the Sheldon Hall Ballroom on the SUNY Oswego campus.  With works on the program by Bach, Saint-Saëns, and Piazzolla, Greg will show us how the bassoon is more than just the Sorcerer’s Apprentice!  For tickets, you may visit tickets.oswego.edu or call 315-312-2141.

 

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The Kingston Community Strings will perform a concert on Friday, November 14, at 7:30pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, corner of Clergy and Princess Street, Kingston.  New Music Director Wayne Tindale will lead a program of selection by Franck, Strauss, Vater & Sohn, Canadian Harry Somers, and British composer John Rutter.  A freewill donation will be gratefully accepted as admission.

 

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The Cornell Concert Series will explore the fusion of art, science, and culture in a concert honoring Galileo’s first demonstration of the telescope; featuring narration, choreography, and of course, music.  The ensemble Tafelmusik presents “The Galileo Project on Saturday, November 15 at 8pm in Bailey Hall on the Cornell campus in Ithaca.  For tickets and information, you may call 607-255-5144 or visit www.baileytickets.com… Or try at the door.

 

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Civic Morning Musicals presents “Live at the Everson” on Sunday, November 16, at 2pm.  Guitarist Steven Brew will perform works ranging from Bach to Brouwer to Django Rheinhardt and Jobim in the Everson Museum of Art Hosmer Auditorium, corner of State and Harrison, downtown Syracuse.  Gen’l admission is $20-, students are free; you may inquire about  reduced parking in the OnCenter garage.

 

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Chamber Music Society of Utica will sponsor a concert on Sunday, November 16 at 2:30pm in the Munson Williams Auditorium, 310 Genesee Street, Utica.  The featured artists are the Doric String Quartet, and they will perform Haydn’s “Quinten” quartet, Thomas Adès’ “The Four Quartets”, and Beethoven’s Op. 130 with Grosse Fuge.  For tickets and more information, you may visit www.UticaChamberMusic.org or telephone 315-507-3597.

 

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Symphoria’s “Casual Series” concerts open with the program “Exultations,” on Sunday, November 23 at 2:30pm in St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 310 Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse; music of JS Bach and Vivaldi performed by Janet Brown, Laura Enslin, John Raschella, and the Syracuse University Oratorio Society.  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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Dr. R. Ryan Endris will lead the Colgate University Chorus in the Fall Choral Concert on Sunday, November 16 at 3:30pm in Memorial Chapel on the Colgate campus in Hamilton, NY.  A guest orchestra will join the chorus to present Haydn’s Lord Nelson’s Mass and much more.  This concert is presented free of charge; the public is warmly invited.

 

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The “Focus on Faculty” series of concerts at SUNY Oswego presents Todd Graber, tenor; Mihoko Tsutsumi, soprano; and Juan LaManna, piano performing selected songs by Schubert and “A Woman’s Love and Life” and  “The Poet’s Love” by Robert Schumann on Sunday, November 23, at 3pm in Sheldon Hall Ballroom.  For tickets, you may call 315-312-2141, visit the website www.tickets.oswego.edu or visit any SUNY Oswego box office.

 

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Cayuga Chamber Orchestra “Chamber Music Series” presents works by Prévin, Dittersdorf, and Schubert in the next concert on Sunday, November 23, 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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