Musical Notes & Events

MUSICAL NOTES

 

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MasterWorks Chorale welcomes new singers during two open rehearsals, Tuesday, January 7 and 14th, from 7:00pm to 9:15pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles.  Singers of all abilities and musical experiences (high school age and older) are welcome.  Formal auditions are not required.  More information at www.MasterWorksCNY.org.

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Price, Curry and Richardson will perform songs from The Great American Songbook at Steeple Coffee House on Saturday, January 11 at 7:30pm.  A program of the United Church of Fayetteville, 310 E. Genesee Street, Fayetteville.  Entry donation provides entertainment, a dessert, and coffee/tea.  For more information, see Steeple Coffee House on Facebook, or go to www.TheUCF.org.

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The Chamber Music Society of Utica presents a “Costanza Family Extravaganza,” Sunday, January 12 at 2:00pm at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13502. Cellist Christopher Costanza and his talented family perform music of Bach, Beethoven, and Dohnanyi. More information at http://www.uticachambermusic.org/

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“Songs of Devotion: Music for the New Year” is a musical exploration of shared experiences, drawn from literature, events in the lives of composers, and found and religious texts from the 8th century through the Civil War and beyond.  Featuring soprano Rachel Doehring and pianist Dan Sato, Sunday, January 12 at 3:00pm at Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 East Fayette Street, Syracuse.  More at www.SongsOfDevotion.wixsite.com/SongsOfDevotion.

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The Folkus Project continues with Greg Greenway.  Greg is part of the singer/songwriter tradition that traces its roots all the way back to the social awareness of Woody Guthrie.  Friday, January 17 at 8:00pm at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse.  Tickets and information at www.FolkUS.org.

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On Sunday, January 19 from 2-4pm, the Northwest Family YMCA is holding a free Acoustic Music Jam.  Folk, traditional, country, bluegrass, rock and pop music are all welcome.  The Jam is open to all ages and skill levels, members and non-members alike.  Bring your 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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Symphoria presents a very special concert on Sunday, January 19 at 3:00pm.  All the players in the orchestra were asked to nominate the pieces they’d most like to play, and the end result is an eclectic mix of six chestnuts from four countries stretching over three centuries.  Music by Weber, Vaughan Williams, Handel, Rossini, Barber, and Beethoven at St. Paul’s Syracuse, 220 East Fayette Street, Syracuse.  Information and tickets at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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On January 24 at 6:00pm, it’s An Evening of Music with Syracuse opera and Friends.  The Syracuse Opera Chorus joins the Syracuse Pops Chorus, with guests Alexandra Deshorties, Todd Hobin, and Letizia, at the Palace Theater, 2384 James Street, Syracuse.  Conducted by Christian Capocaccia and Lou Lemos.  Information at www.SyracusePopsChorus.org.

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An evening of music by Beethoven, Higdon, Delius, and Mozart – that’s what Symphoria has in store on Saturday, January 25 at 7:30pm.  Special guest Jillian Honn, former principal oboist of Symphoria, returns for the Oboe Concerto of Jennifer Higdon.  Maestro Lawrence Loh conducts.  At the Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse.  Information and tickets at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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The St. George’s Cathedral Evensong Choir, directed by Michael Capol, will sing a service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, January 26 at 4:00pm.  The choir will sing music by William Harris and Henry Purcell.  The Cathedral is a 270 King Street E. (at Johnson) in Kingston.  Visit www.StGeorgesCathedral.ca for more information.

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The Community Performance Series of Potsdam present “The Rainbow Fish,” a stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s 1992 best seller of the same name.  Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia’s production incorporates innovative puppetry, scenic effects, and original music.  Thursday, January 30 at 6:00 pm at the Snell Theater on the SUNY Potsdam campus.  More information at www.CPSPotsdam.org.

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On Friday, January 31 at 7:30pm, NYS Baroque presents music by and about strong women, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Susan B. Anthony’s birth and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.  Works by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Julie Pinel, Georg Frideric Handel, and others.  Laura Heimes, soprano; Adriane Post, violin; Boel Gidholm, violin; Lisa Terry, viola da gamba & cello; Naomi Gregory, harpsichord; Deborah Fox, theorbo Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm. First Unitarian Universalist, 109 Waring Road, Syracuse.  More at www.NYSBaroque.com.

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On Saturday, February 1 at 7:30pm, Symphoria presents “Shaken, Not Stirred.”  Just as synonymous with James Bond as the smoking gun, Aston Martin, and a shaken-not-stirred martini is the music of Bond.  From Russia with Love, Skyfall, Goldfinger, and Thunderball are just a few of the classics on this program.  Sean O’Loughlin conducts, with guest vocalist David Curry.  At the Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse.  Information and tickets at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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On Saturday, February 8 at 7:30pm, the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music presents A Treasury of Trios.  SFCM impresario John Oberbrunner has organized a concert featuring outstanding Central New York musicians, performing works by Mozart, Beethoven, Dello Joio, and Dvorak.  At H.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse.  More information at www.SyracuseFriendsOfChamberMusic.org.

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One Day Only – the Syracuse Opera presents “Candide,” Leonard Bernstein’s adaptation of Voltaire’s satirical novella.  At the Crouse Hinds Theater in the John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 411 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, on Sunday, February 9 at 2:00pm.  A pre-concert talk with Maestro Christian Capocaccia begins at 1:00pm in the theater.  Information and tickets at www.SyracuseOpera.org.

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The Chamber Music Society of Utica hosts the Telegraph String Quartet on Sunday, February 9 at 2:30pm.  This quartet was awarded the 2016 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award, and the Grand Prize at the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.  They will be playing works by Britten and Mendelssohn at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Auditorium, 310 Genesee Street, Utica.  More information at www.UticaChamberMusic.org.

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The 2020 Winter/Spring Season of The Folkus Project continues on Friday, February 14 at 8:00pm with the international duo of Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street in Syracuse.  The duo has performed together since 2005, in the US and Europe.  They are joined by Katie Martucci for this Valentine’s Day performance. More information and tickets at www.FolkUS.org.

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In partnership with Syracuse Stage, Symphoria presents “Ellis Island: The Dream of America,” a video-enhanced work for actors and orchestra that incorporates the stories of seven representative American immigrants from the first half of the 20tgh century.  Also on the program, guest artist Julian Schwarz, cello, with Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto, and Stravinsky’s arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner.  Maestro Lawrence Loh conducts, and presents a pre-concert talk on stage one hour prior to the performance.  Saturday, February 15 at 7:30pm at the Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, 421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse.  More at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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CMM In Recital! Continues on Sunday, February 16 at 4:00pm with “A Family Affair.”  Selections from Beethoven and Brahms, with pianist Sar-Shalom Strong, violinist Shem Guibbory, cellist Gregory Wood, and Julie Pilant on horn.  At Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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Symphoria commemorates the 100th anniversary of prohibition with this performance featuring period music in a speak-easy-like atmosphere.  Venue and works to be announce near the concert date, Friday, February 21 at 7:00pm.  Maestro Lawrence Loh conducts.  More at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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The 2020 Winter/Spring Season of The Folkus Project continues on Friday, February 21 at 8:00pm when Low Lily performs at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street in Syracuse.  With a vocal blend that has been dubbed “outstanding,” Low Lily has been performing on the road and onstage for almost two decades.  More information and tickets at www.FolkUS.org.

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The Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet takes the stage at the H.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse, on Sunday, February 23 at 2:00pm.  Part of the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music concert season, the quartet will play works by Frank Bridge, Danny Elfman, and Johannes Brahms.  Please note the Sunday afternoon concert time.  Information and tickets at www.SyracuseFriendsOfChamberMusic.org.

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Continuing their concert season, Schola Cantorum of Syracuse presents “Kleine Schütz,” small-scale masterpieces by early Baroque master Heinrich Schütz composed during the Thirty Years’ War.  Solos, duets, trio, and quartets, with continuo accompaniment.  Included are selections from his Cantiones Sacrae and the two books of Kleine geistliche Konzerte.  More information at www.ScholaSyracuse.com.

Two Performances

Saturday, February 28 at 7:30pm
St. Luke Church, 100 Oak Street, Ithaca

Sunday, February 29 at 7:30pm
Pebble Hill Church, 5299 Jamesville Road, DeWitt

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