Musical Notes & Events

MUSICAL NOTES

 

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Ongoing… Ongoing… Ongoing… Civic Morning Musicals invites musicians to apply to perform in the Wednesday Recital Series 2015-2016, the 125th Anniversary Season of CMM!  The Wednesday concerts are free and open to the public, and they are given in the Hosmer Auditorium of the Everson Museum of Art, corner of State & Harrison, downtown Syracuse.  The concerts begin at 12:30pm and run about 45 minutes in length. Application and information are available only on the website… www.CivicMorningMusicals.org .

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Civic Morning Musicals presents a free concert on Wednesday, May 20 at 12:30 pm in the Hosmer Auditorium of the Everson Museum of Art, corner of State & Harrison downtown Syracuse.  This week, the program features Jacob Dalager, trumpet, and piano collaborator Sabine Krantz on a journey through Western Art Music.  The doors open at noon, the music begins at 12:30… about a 45 minute noontime respite.  The public is invited!

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The Department of Music at Cornell University presents “Mayfest, a celebration of chamber music,” through Thursday, May 21 in four locations both on and off-campus, with featured guest ensemble, the Chiaroscuro Quartet from London.  Stravinsky, Brahms, Mozart, and more through the week. Parking restrictions have been relaxed for this event.  For parking & ticket information you may visit http://mayfest-cornell.org  .

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Holy Cross Academy Choirs and Band will perform their “Spring Concert” on Wednesday evening, May 20 at 7 o’clock in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 121 St. Joseph Place, Oneida.  The public is invited to this free concert.

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Gifford Family Theater at LeMoyne College presents “Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play” May 22 – June 13 in the Coyne Center for the Arts on the LeMoyne Campus, 1419 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse.  Based on the Elephant & Piggie Books, the production is full of music and fun.  For tickets and performance information you may visit www.giffordfamilytheater.org or call 315-445-4200.

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Cantabile Choirs of Kingston present the season finale “O Danny Boy” on Saturday, May 23, at 7:30pm in Sydenham Church, 82 Sydenham Street, Kingston.  The adult and teen choirs will perform with the new-age Celtic trio from Toronto, “Nua”.  For tickets and more information, you may visit www.cantabilechoirs.ca or telephone 315-549-0099.

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The Arts at Grace and Sanctuary Seasonings will collaborate on Sunday, May 24 at 3pm for the program “The Children of the Greatest Generation, paying tribute to their parents…”  The program will interweave anecdotes and music of the WWII period into a multi-media event.  Along with the music, stories & photos gathered from area families will be used to remind us of how the Great Depression and World War II impacted local lives.  The program will be presented in United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church Street, Cortland.  While there is no charge for admission, donations will be gratefully accepted.

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St. George’s Cathedral, Kingston, Children’s Choir will perform a concert directed by Michael Capon on Sunday, May 24 at 5pm in the Cathedral Great Hall… High tea will be served at 4pm with free admission, but your voluntary offering will support the Children’s Choir program. The Great Hall is at 129 Wellington Street, Kingston.  For more information, you may call 613-548-4617 or visit www.StGeorgesCathedral.ca on the web.

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The United States Air Force “Rhythm in Blue” Jazz Ensemble will perform at Baker High School auditorium on Thursday, May 28, at 7pm.  The program will feature a variety of jazz, fusion, big band swing, and familiar contemporary music.  Baker High is located at 29 E. Oneida Street, Baldwinsville.  The concert is free; the public is invited but assure your seat, ticket reservations are encouraged.  For more information, you may visit www.BaldwinsvilleRotary.org .

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The Syracuse Gay and Lesbian Chorus presents this year’s spring concert “Wonderful World” on Friday, May 29th and Saturday, May 30th at 8pm both nights in Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road, Dewitt.  The musical celebration includes True Colors, Bein’ Green, Make Them Hear You, and of course Wonderful World.  Advance sale tix available at www.syrglc.org or from a chorus member; tix also at the door.

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Schola Magdalen, Stephanie Martin director, will sing a concert “In Praise of Holier Women” at St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East at Johnson, downtown Kinston, on Saturday, May 30 at 3:30pm.  We will hear chant and polyphonic pieces to honor Saint Cecilia, Hildegard von Bingen, Florence Nightingale, and much more.  For ticket and information about the activities of the entire day, you may call 613-548-4617 or visit www.StGeorgesCathedral.ca .

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WCNY will host a free celebration of the community with soloists and ensembles from Central New York’s orchestra, Symphoria on Saturday, May 30 beginning at 4:30pm with family events:  an instrument petting zoo, percussion ensemble performance, drum circle for kids, and   Symphoria String Quartet & Brass Quintet collaborating with neighborhood organizations.  There is also a ticketed side to this event with preferred seating for the courtyard performance by Symphoria that will begin at 6pm.  All events outdoors, weather dependent.  For more information, you may visit www.experiencesymphoria.org .

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Syracuse Chorale presents the annual fundraiser “Cabaret 2015… Heard It on the Radio” on Saturday, May 30 at 7pm  and again on  Sunday, May 31 at 3pm at Blessed Sacrament School, 3127 James Street, Syracuse.  Tix available at 315-446-6333 (leave a message) or send an e-mail to webmaster@syracusechorale.org .

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The English National Opera will present Mike Leigh’s new production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera The Pirates of Penzance, on the big screen at Rome’s Cinema Capitol, 234 W. Dominick Street.  Three shows:  Wednesday, June 3 at 7pm; Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7, both beginning at 1pm… all in digital HD and stereo surround sound.  The show runs about 3 hours with an intermission.  General admission, $12-, students and members $10-; for more information, you may visit www.romecapitol.com or call 315-337-6453.

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The Geneva Music Festival opens the 5th season of concerts on Friday, June 5, at 7:30pm in St. Michaels Orthodox Church, 98 Genesee Street, Geneva with the program “Three Trios – Piano Trios of Ravel, Turina, and Brahms.”  The artists are Clive Greensmith, cello, of the former Tokyo String Quartet; festival music director Geoffrey Herd, violin; and Christopher Janwong McKiggin, piano.  For ticket information, you may visit https://genevamusicfestival.com .

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The Geneva Music Festival continues the 5th season of concerts on Saturday, June 6, at 7:30pm with an encore of “Three Trios – Piano Trios of Ravel, Turina, and Brahms.”  The program will be presented in Canandaigua Academy, 435 East Street, Canandaigua, NY and will feature artists Clive Greensmith, cello, of the former Tokyo String Quartet; festival music director Geoffrey Herd, violin; and Christopher Janwong McKiggin, piano.  For ticket information, you may visit https://genevamusicfestival.com .

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The Central New York Flute Choir presents its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, June 7 at 2pm at Jamesville Community Church, 6300 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville.  Co-directors Barbara and Brad Bridgers lead the ensemble in works by Percy Aldridge Grainger, Ian Clarke, Jonathan Cohen, and more.  You’ll even see CLASSIC FM’s own Diane Jones conduct her own composition, “Porch Music.”  This concert is free and family friendly!  For more information, you may visit www.Facebook.com/CNYFluteChoir.

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The Geneva Music Festival continues the 5th season of concerts on Sunday, June 7, at 3pm with an encore of “Three Trios – Piano Trios of Ravel, Turina, and Brahms.”  The program will be presented in First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles and will feature artists Clive Greensmith, cello, of the former Tokyo String Quartet; festival music director Geoffrey Herd, violin; and Christopher Janwong McKiggin, piano.  For ticket information, you may visit https://genevamusicfestival.com .

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Kingston’s Jubilate Singers will fly into Polson Park Free Methodist Church for the season concluding program “On Wings of Song” on Sunday, June 7, at 3pm.  Accompanist June Richards will add special touches to conductor Brenda Carew’s lead of classic Welsh, Irish & British folk songs… some classic pops works… and inspirational melodies.  The venue is located at Miles and Portsmouth Avenues, Kingston.  Donations will be gratefully received.

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St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concert Series begins on Thursday, June 11, at 12:15pm with Matthew Larkin, organist of Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa.  Admission is free, with a voluntary offering 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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The Geneva Music Festival invites us all to a free performance by the duo of Hannah Collins, cello, and Michael Compitello, percussion… they call themselves “New Morse Code” and will perform for the Boys & Girls Club in the Geneva Community Center, 160 Carter Road, Geneva, NY on Thursday, June 11, at 4:30pm.  The public is warmly invited to this free concert of engaging new music.

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The Geneva Music Festival presents “Ani Kavafian and Friends” on Friday, June 12, at 7:30pm in the Geneva Room, at Hobart & William Smith Colleges. 335 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY.  Ani’s friends include cellist Clive Greensmith and the Geneva Music Festival Artists, who will perform works by Dvorak, Kodaly, and Schubert’s String Quintet in C.  For ticket information, you may visit https://genevamusicfestival.com .

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The Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival begins its 13th season on Saturday, June 13 at 7:30pm with the program “Going Baroque.”  The program of works by JS Bach, Telemann, Corelli, and Handel will be offered at Hunt Country Vineyards, 4021 Italy Hill road, Branchport, 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 Geneva Music Festival presents “Ani Kavafian and Friends” on Saturday, June 13, at 7:30pm in Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY.   Ani’s friends include cellist Clive Greensmith and the Geneva Music Festival Artists, who will perform works by Dvorak, Kodaly, and Schubert’s String Quintet in C.  For ticket information, you may visit https://genevamusicfestival.com .

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Geneva Music Festival presents a ticketed event with the ensemble “New Morse Code” on Sunday, June 14, at 7pm at Billsboro Winery, 4760 West Lake Road, Geneva, NY. The duo of Hannah Collins, cello, and Michael Compitello, percussion, explore the unique and unexpected sounds of their instruments. For ticket information, you may visit https://genevamusicfestival.com .

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The Geneva Music Festival presents a program with return artist Zahari Metchkov in an organ recital on Tuesday, June 16, at 7:30pm in Presbyterian Church, 24 Park Place, Geneva, NY.  Mr. Metchkov will present organ masterpieces from the Baroque to the Modern era on the church’s Casavant  organ.  For ticket information, you may visit https://genevamusicfestival.com .

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The Geneva Music Festival presents a program with return artist Zahari Metchkov in an organ recital on Wednesday, June 17, at 7:30pm in United Church of Canandaigua, 11 Gibson Street, Canandaigua, NY.  Mr. Metchkov will showcase the church’s newly built Parsons Organ.  For ticket information, you may visit https://genevamusicfestival.com .

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St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concert Series continues on Thursday, June 18, at 12:15pm with a performance by the piano duo Ioulia Blinova and Ruby Jin; they will play works by Brahms and Piazzolla.  Admission is free, with a voluntary offering 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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The Geneva Music Festival presents a program with return artist Zahari Metchkov in an organ recital on Thursday, June 18, at 7:30pm in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 15 Clark Street, Auburn, NY..  Mr. Metchkov will present organ masterpieces from the Baroque to the Modern era on the church’s historic Carl Barckhoff 29 rank Gallery organ.  For ticket information, you may visit https://genevamusicfestival.com 

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Geneva Music Festival presents “Romantic Passion, Brahms and more!” on Friday, June 19, at 7:30pm in the Geneva Room, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, 334 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY.  Violinists Geoffrey Herd & Eliot Heaton, cellist Hannah Collins, and the Festival artists ensemble will perform two centuries of chamber masterpieces, highlighting Brahms Sextet in Bb.  For ticket information, you may visit https://genevamusicfestival.com .

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The Ivey Handbell Ensemble from Charlotte, North Carolina, will perform on Saturday, June 20 at 7pm at St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street E., Kingston.  Admission is free; the public is invited; a voluntary offering will be collected.  For more information you may visit www.StGeorgesCathedral.ca or call 613-548-4617.

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Geneva Music Festival presents “Thomas Bergeron, Jazz at the Smith” on Saturday, June 20, at 7:30pm in the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY.  Mr. Bergeron’s hybrid  jazz ensemble will join with Festival musicians for jazz traditions and recent world music. For ticket information, you may  visit https://genevamusicfestival.com .

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The Geneva Music Festival closes with a “Bluegrass Fiddle Concert” on Sunday, June 21 at 1pm at Ravines Winery, 400 Barracks Road, Geneva, NY… with violinists Eliot Heaton and Shawn Moore taking the lead with bassist Gregory Robbins in an afternoon of high-octane fiddling fun.  For ticket information, you may visit https://genevamusicfestival.com .

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