Musical Notes & Events

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Civic Morning Musicals presents its Wednesday Recital Series in the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse.  On Wednesday, February 10 at 12:30pm soprano Caitlyn Oenbrink and pianist/vocalist Patrick Burns (from Syracuse’s Redhouse Arts Center) explore the jazz influence in the classical musical theater repertoire. This concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit www.civicmorningmusicals.org.

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NYS Baroque returns to perform the program “The Sun King,” favorite works of “Le roi soleil” himself, Louis XIV, on Friday, February 12 at 7:30pm at First Unitarian Universalist, 109 Waring Road, Syracuse.  This concert features Laura Heimes, soprano, and Steven Zohn, flute. For more information, you may visit www.nysbaroque.com or call 607-301-0604.

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Community Performance Series presents Violinist Philip Setzer, joining cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, co-artistic directors of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, to form a dynamic chamber music trio that unabashedly shows off Beethoven’s prowess as a pianist with their performance of his piano trios. Two concerts on Saturday, February 13 in Hosmer Hall at SUNY-Potsdam, at 2:00pm and a second concert at 7:00pm.  Tickets available for one or both concerts.  Call the box office at 315-267-2277, or visit cpspotsdam.org for more information.

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La Casita presents Música del Corazón on Saturday, February 13 at 7:00pm.  This string recital of classical compositions, rhythms and melodies from Latin America features guitar quartet FourteGuitar, with guest performances by Kenneth Meyer and Sara Silva.  Admission is $10, students with ID $5, at the La Casita Cultural Center, 109 Otisco Street, Syracuse.  For more information call 315-443-2151, or e-mail LaCasita@syr.edu

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Symphoria presents an evening of Broadway show stoppers in the Pops! Concert “Wicked Divas” on Saturday, February 13 at 7:30pm in the Crouse-Hinds Theater of the Civic Center, South State Street, Syracuse.  Sean O’Loughlin leads the orchestra and welcomes Elphaba and Glinda from the Broadway production of Wicked… the witches played by Emily Rozek and Julia Murney. Tickets for “Wicked Divas” are available at www.experiencesymphoria.org and at 315-299-5598.

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The next NYS Baroque program is “The Sun King,” favorite works of “Le roi soleil” himself, Louis XIV, on Saturday, February 13 at 7:30pm at First Unitarian Society, 306 N. Aurora St., Ithaca.  This concert features Laura Heimes, soprano, and Steven Zohn, flute. For more information, you may visit www.nysbaroque.com or call 607-301-0604.

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Dana “Short Order” Cooke, singer/songwriter with a twist, will perform with multitalented musicians Jeff and Judy Stanton at the Steeple Coffee House on Saturday, February 13 at 7:30pm. $10/person entry donation provides entertainment, a dessert, and coffee/tea.  Doors open at 7; music 7:30-9:30 pm at the United Church of Fayetteville, 310 E. Genesee Street, Fayetteville, NY 13066. For questions, call (315)663-7415, see STEEPLE COFFEE HOUSE on Facebook, or check www.theucf.org.  Building fully accessible.  Free parking in lot behind building.

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Groove to the high-energy sounds of James Brown and Stevie Wonder, or sway to the slow jams of John Legend and Al Green, when Beats in the Sheets is comes to the Palace Theater in Eastwood on Saturday, February 13 at 8:00pm.  This live music event boasts a musical line-up of over 25 of Central New York’s best local performers, including Pepper City Horns, Edgar Pagan, Melissa Gardiner, and many more.  A portion of the proceeds benefit the non-profit organization, ACR Health.  For tickets and more information, call 315-404-9784, or visit www.oRIDGEinalproductions.com.

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The 125th Anniversary Season of Civic Morning Musicals continues on Sunday, February 14 at 2:00pm with Youth Concerto Competition Winner Amy Hershberger, violin, in concert at the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse.  Joined by Sar-Shalom Strong, piano & harpsichord, and Gregory Wood, cello, Ms. Hershberger brings you music by Bach, Schubert, Rameau, and Ravel.  For tickets and information, visit www.civicmorningmusicals.org or call 315-469-3379.

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Music at Colgate presents a free concert on Sunday, February 14 at 3:30pm in the Colgate Memorial Chapel on the Colgate University Campus, Hamilton.  In concert will be pianist Yun-Chin Zhou, winner of the Young Concert Artist International Auditions 2013. For more information, call 315-228-7642.

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On Sunday, February 14 at 4:00pm, The Choir of St. Paul’s Syracuse, The Downtown Episcopal Church, 220 E. Fayette Street, offers a special Evensong for the first Sunday of Lent featuring Herbert Sumsion’s “Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in A Major”, service music by Thomas Tomkins and William Crotch, and Maurice Greene’s hauntingly beautiful anthem, “Lord let me know mine end”.  James L. Potts, organist and choir director at St. Paul’s Syracuse, will be featured in an organ recital immediately following Evensong, playing works by Johann Bernhard Bach and Cesar Franck.  Refreshments will be offered following the Organ Recital.  For more information, call 315-474-6053, or e-mail Offices@stpaulsyr.org.

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Civic Morning Musicals presents its Wednesday Recital Series in the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse.  On Wednesday, February 17 at 12:30pm come and hear mezzo-soprano Naama Liany in a concert of 19th century Italian Bel Canto: Operatic repertoire by Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti. This concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit www.civicmorningmusicals.org.

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Tricities Opera presents Opera for Everyone! at the Forum Theatre, 236 Washington St., Binghamton Thursday, February 18 through Sunday, February 21.  Explore the complications of love with a double bill of Menotti’s “The Telephone” and Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti.”  Showtimes are 7:30 pm on Thursday, Feb. 18 & Friday, Feb. 19, and 3:00 pm on Saturday, Feb. 20 & Sunday, Feb. 21.  Go to www.tricitiesopera.com for more information, and to purchase your tickets.

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SUNY Cortland Performing Arts Department presents “The Cripple of Inishmaan” by Martin McDonagh. This dark comedy is set on the small Aran Islands community of Inishmaan. “Cripple” Billy Claven hears that a film crew is coming to a nearby island to make a documentary film and sees a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to escape his current circumstances.  The production will be presented in the Lab Theatre of the Dowd Fine Arts Center, on the campus of SUNY Cortland. Performances are Thursday thru Saturday, February 18th-20th at 8:00pm and Sunday, February 21st at 2:00pm. Seating is very limited, so get your tickets early.  The production contains adult language and situations. Recommended for ages 13+.  Tickets are now on sale at the box office website: www.cortland.edu/boxoffice  $11 Adults, $7 Students

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Music at Colgate presents a free Rock Master Class on Friday, February 19 at 4:30pm at Donovan’s Pub, Hamilton.  Bassist Greg Koerner of the well-known NYC jazz/rock band Gent Treadly will offer tips on how to write rock songs, play bass, and start up a rock band. For more information, call 315-228-7642.

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Music at Colgate presents a free concert on Friday, February 19 at 9:00pm at Donovan’s Pub, Hamilton.  NYC Jazz/Rock band Gent Treadly performs. For more information, call 315-228-7642.

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The Cadleys and the Maria Gillard Trio are coming to May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse, on Friday, February 19 at 8:00pm as part of the Folkus Project of Central New York.  From traditional mountain ballads to John’s original songs, the Cadleys show how the simplicity of 2 voices and 2 acoustic instruments can produce powerful music.  Also on the program, the Maria Gillard Trio play Maria’s original songs, embracing a mix of folk, jazz, swing, and blues.  Tickets and information at folkus.org.

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The Robert Glasper Trio comes to Wellin Hall, Schambach Center at Hamilton College on Saturday, February 20 15 7:30 pm.  Ten years after making his Blue Note debut and following two Grammy-winning volumes of his critically and commercially successful R&B-oriented Black Radio albums, pianist Robert Glasper returns to acoustic jazz with Vincente Archer, bass, and Damion Reid, drums, for a trio performance.  Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and Hamilton community, and $5 for students.  More information at www.hamiltonpa.org.

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On Sunday, February 21 from 2:00 – 4:00pm, the Northwest Family YMCA will be holding a free Acoustic Music Jam!  Traditional, folk, country, and rock music are welcome.  The Jam is open to all ages and skills levels, members and non-members alike.  No registration is required.  Bring your musical instruments and a music stand.  The Jam is hosted by Steve Pfanenstiel, and the NW Family YMCA is located at 8040 River Road in Baldwinsville.  For more information, contact Kat Kane, Arts Director at 303-5966, ext. 225, or kkane@syracuseymca.org.

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Tenor Jonathan English and pianist Sar-Shalom Strong present a complete performance of Franz Schubert’s Die Winterreise (The Winter Journey) on Sunday, February 21 at 3:00pm. This extensive song cycle presents an angst-filled picture of youthful love lost and is considered to be among Schubert’s best works.  The public is invited to Wellin Hall, Schambach Center, for this free concert.  More information at www.hamiltonpa.org.

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Music at Colgate presents Pictures and Passages: From Brazil to Mexico and Beyond.  This is a free concert on Sunday, February 21 at 3:30pm in the Colgate Memorial Chapel on the Colgate University Campus, Hamilton, featuring Jill Rubio, flute, Laura Klugherz, viola, and Douglas Rubio, guitar, with music of Brouwer, Karpman, Assad and Eastwood. For more information, call 315-228-7642.

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“Vision of Sound,” the program of new-music-with-dance, will be presented by the Society for New Music on Sunday, February 21 at 4:00pm at the Carrier Theater in downtown Syracuse.  Upstate New York’s finest composers and choreographers collaborate to create a feast of sight and sound, performed by musicians and dancers along the Erie Canal cultural corridor.  You’ll even hear a new work from WCNY’s own Diane Jones.  Visit www.SocietyForNewMusic.org for tickets and information.

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Civic Morning Musicals presents its Wednesday Recital Series in the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse.  On Wednesday, February 24 at 12:30pm you will be treated to “Alma Mahler Syracuse,” a one-act play dramatizing her brief appearance in Syracuse in December 1910, during Gustav Mahler’s performance.  This concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit www.civicmorningmusicals.org.

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Founded in 1994, Step Afrika! blends stepping (the percussive dance styles practiced by historically African-American fraternities and sororities) with African traditional dance and influences from a variety of other dance and art forms. This program features fresh, innovative dance works and exciting collaborations with hip-hop, spoken word, and the African-American spiritual.  It all takes place in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center on the Hamilton College Campus on Saturday, February 27 at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and Hamilton community, and $5 students.  More information at www.hamiltonpa.org.

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Symphoria remembers the 400th Anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, when Lawrence Loh conducts the ensemble’s performance of “Shakespeare Celebration” with members of the S.U. Department of Drama on Saturday, February 27 at 7:30pm.  The performance will be in the Crouse-Hinds Theater of the Civic Center, 800 South State Street, Syracuse.  Tickets for “Shakespeare Celebration” are available at www.experiencesymphoria.org and at 315-299-5598.

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On Saturday, February 27 at 7:30pm, Melos Choir and Period Instruments presents their annual Tavern Night Fundraiser: Rites, Revels and Romance, with music of the 12th to 18th centuries. Sing bawdy songs, enjoy period music, food and drink, as well as a wide selection of offerings at the Silent Auction at St George’s Cathedral Great Hall (upstairs), 129 Wellington Street (at Johnson), downtown Kingston. Tickets $40. For more information, call 613-767-7245, or visit melos.ca

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John Price performs contemporary folk with John Cadley & John Dancks, joined by guests – singer/songwriter Wendy Ramsay and former White House pianist Bob Price at the Steeple Coffee House on Saturday, February 27 at 7:30pm.  $10 suggested entry donation provides entertainment, a dessert and coffee/tea.  Part of the United Church of Fayetteville, 310 E. Genesee Street, Fayetteville.  Building is fully accessible; free parking in lot behind building. For questions: 663-7415, see Steeple Coffee House on Facebook, or go to our website, www.theucf.org.

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On Sunday, February 28 at 3:00pm the B Sharp Musical Club will present a free concert at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee Street, Utica.  Performing will be Peter Costianes, Sharon Costianes, the FAB Trio, Mike Dimeo, David Moore, and Roberta Warren, with a variety of vocal and instrumental works to enjoy.  For more information, visit www.bsharpcny.org.

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Music at Colgate presents the Colgate University Orchestra in a free concert on Sunday, February 28 at 3:30pm in the Colgate Memorial Chapel on the Colgate University Campus, Hamilton.  Conductor Marietta Cheng leads the ensemble in music from Mozart, Saint-Saens, Hummel and more.  Guest Artists are Gabriel DiMartino, trumpet, and Glenn Kime, organ. For more information, call 315-228-7642.

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Civic Morning Musicals presents its Wednesday Recital Series in the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse.  On Wednesday, March 2 at 12:30pm join Gerald Zampino, clarinet, Gregory Wood, cello, and Maryna Mazhukhova, piano, as they present Beethoven’s Trio Op. 38, Beethoven’s own arrangement of his septet for string quartet, clarinet, bassoon and horn. This concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit www.civicmorningmusicals.org.

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Vance Gilbert performs at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse, on Friday, March 4 at 8:00pm as part of the Folkus Project of Central New York.  Accomplished songwriting, lyrical eloquence. and outrageous, edgy humor are the hallmark of Gilbert.  His music is an eclectic mix, strongly influenced by jazz and R&B.  Tickets and information at folkus.org.

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Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music present the Dublin Guitar Quartet in concert on Saturday, March 5 at 7:30pm in H.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Road, just west of LeMoyne College, Syracuse.  The DGQ clings to contemporary composers, and they commissioned former LeMoyne Professor Mark Mellits to write a work for them; we will hear the work in this concert.   For information and ticket availability you may call 315-682-7720 or visit www.SyrFCM.org .

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Symphoria welcomes violinist Sarah Crocker and pianist Steven Heyman to the next Casual Concert in St. Paul’s Cathedral, 310 Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse on Sunday, March 6 at 2:30pm.  Ms. Crocker will perform Barber’s Violin Concerto and Mr. Heyman will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 with Lawrence Loh leading the orchestra.  Tickets for the program that celebrates “Civic Morning Musicals’ 125th Anniversary” are available at www.experiencesymphoria.org and at 315-299-5598.

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The Chamber Music Society of Utica continues its Diamond Jubilee Season with the Hyperion String Quartet on Sunday, March 6 at 2:30pm at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St., Utica.  “Recently praised by The Strad magazine for its ‘uncommonly high level of homogeneity and confidence’,” the quartet will present works by Mozart, Danielpour, and Verdi.  For tickets and information, visit www.uticachambermusic.org.

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Music at Colgate presents the Colgate University Chamber Players in a free concert on Sunday, March 6 at 3:30pm in the Colgate Memorial Chapel on the Colgate University Campus, Hamilton.  Guest resident Linda Rosenthal, violin, joins the ensemble under director Laura Klugherz in a concert of Mozart, Mozkowski, and more! For more information, call 315-228-7642.

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Tuesday, March 8 at 11:30am, Music at Colgate presents a Luncheon Musicale.  It’s a musical fest provided by student musicians, with lunch provided by the Colgate University Department of Music. It all happens at the Colgate Memorial Chapel, Colgate University, Hamilton. For more information, call 315-228-7642.

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Civic Morning Musicals presents its Wednesday Recital Series in the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse.  On Wednesday, March 9 at 12:30pm tenor Dominick Corbacio brings you “On Love and Loss in German romantic poetry,” including Schumann’s Dichterliebe, and Wolf songs. This concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit www.civicmorningmusicals.org.

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