Musical Notes & Events

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On Sunday, June 25 at 5:00pm, the Horned Dorset Inn will feature a dinner concert, “Inn with the New,” showcasing the talents of young composer, arranger, and musician Ethan Cypress.  Cypress will be joined by the Mollin-Clay Duo for an evening of music.  Seating for dinner begins at 4:00pm at the Horned Dorset Inn, 2000 Route 8 in Leonardsville, NY.  Proceeds benefit the Horned Dorset Colony artist residency program.   More information and reservations at www.HornedDorsetInn.com.

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The Cortland Oldtimers Band will play a concert on the Homer Green on Wednesday, June 28 at 7:00pm.  The band will perform selections by Offenbach, Grainger, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Sousa.  Part of the 50th Anniversary Season, this free concert is given in memory of the Band’s former announcer, Margaret Perfetti.  More information at www.CortlandOldTimersBand.org.

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Symphoria comes to Emerson Park in Auburn as part of their Summer Concert Series on Monday, July 3 at 8:00pm.  The concert is filled with patriotic music, capped off by fireworks at the conclusion of the performance.  More information on this and the entire Summer Concert Series can be found at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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Principal pops conductor Sean O’Loughlin leads Symphoria in a celebration of Independence Day at Lakeview Amphitheater on Tuesday, July 4 at 8:00pm.  The program includes music from Disney movies, Star Wars, and Pirates of the Caribbean, and patriotic staples, such as Morton Gould’s American Salute, John Williams’ Hymn to the Fallen, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, the Armed Forces Salute and more.  The Syracuse Pops Chorus joins Symphoria.  A fireworks display follows the concert.  Tickets are $10, and kids 18 years and younger are FREE OF CHARGE.  (Please note: One adult ticket is required to be purchased for every two youth tickets).  More information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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On Thursday, July 6 at 7:30pm, Symphoria returns to Hamilton for a performance on the Village Green, featuring Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla, selections from Bizet’s Carmen Suites, and Franz Strauss’ Emperor Waltzes.  Also on the program are selections from the Sound of Music, Gone with the Wind, and music of John Williams.  Find out more at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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The Willis Carrier Recreation Park in DeWitt hosts Symphoria on Friday, July 7 at 8:00pm for a patriotic celebration.  The Syracuse Pops Chorus joins Symphoria at this concert, and there will be fireworks at the end of the performance.  Visit www.ExperienceSymphoria.org for more information.

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The Syracuse Pops Chorus joins forces with Symphoria for a performance in Bear Park in the Village of Fayetteville on Saturday, July 8 at 7:30pm.  You can come early, bring a picnic, and enjoy an evening of music under the stars!  More information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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Grammy-nominated clarinetist/world music star David Krakauer and acclaimed pianist Kathleen Tagg come together on Sunday, July 9 at 7:30pm for a musical journey they call “Breath and Hammer.”  Enhanced by an immersive video feed, this unique collaboration is made up of Krakauer and Tagg’s arrangements of John Zorn, Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, and Cuban percussionist Roberto Rodriguez, plus original compositions.  The concert is part of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, and will be held at the Star Theater, 44 Main Street in Cherry Valley.  More at www.CooperstownMusicFest.org.

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On Monday, July 10 15 6:00pm, the B Sharp Musical Club will present a free concert at Grace Episcopal Church, 6 Elizabeth Street, Utica.  Performers will include Tessa Hildreth, Taylor Kochan, Mike McCormick, Mary Holzauer, Brian Gadbow, Joseph Lyszczarz, and Leo Carville.  More information at www.BSharpCNY.org.

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The first concert of the Cazenovia Counterpoint Festival of Music and Arts takes place on Wednesday, July 12 at 12:30pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Hall, 10 Mill Street in Cazenovia.  Rising Stars pairs young musicians, all winners of regional compositions, premiering new works written for them by emerging composers.  The concert is free, and features soprano Audrey Monson and pianist Dominic Fiacco, with works by Alexandria Kemp and Mario Pietra.  Featuring collaborative pianist Sar Shalom Strong.  More information at www.SocietyForNewMusic.org.

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The Carol Watson Greenhouse in Lafayette hosts a Summer Soiree on Wednesday, July 12 at 6:00pm, with the Symphoria Woodwind Quintet presenting an information performance at 8:00pm.  The event is free, food and beverage is available for purchase, and a silent auction will be held in the greenhouse.  All proceeds from the auction as well as a percentage of the food and beverage sales are donated directly to Symphoria.  For more information, visit www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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The MG3 Jazz Organ Trio performs at Lakeland Park in Cazenovia on Thursday, July 13 at 6:30pm.  SAMMY winner Melissa Gardiner, William Gorman, and Byron Cage play jazz in the park. Part of Cazenovia Counterpoint, and presented in conjunction with the Cazenovia Chamber of Commerce.  www.SocietyForNewMusic.org for more information on this concert and the entire festival.

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You can wander historic Lock 52 and get a glimpse into authentic life on the Erie Canal in the mid-19th to early 20th centuries, while enjoying short performances by the Symphoria Brass Quintet on Friday, July 14 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  The event takes place at the Erie Canal Heritage Park in Port Byron.  More at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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The Cazenovia Counterpoint Festival of Music and Arts presents “Pushing Beyond,” an immersive light and sound experience.  Guest artist cellist Elinor Frey performs at the Route 20 Sofa Company, 3208 Route 20 in Nelson on Friday, July 14 at 7:30pm.  Music and video, and a light show are all part of the experience.  Visit www.SocietyForNewMusic.com for tickets and more information.

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Pianist Christopher Spinelli performs during the Art Exhibit Reception at St. Peter’s Episcopal Hall in Cazenovia on Saturday, July 15 at 4:30pm.  Tour the village-wide art exhibit, then meet the artists and view artist demonstrations as music fills the hall.  All part of the annual Cazenovia Festival of Music and Art.  Find out more at www.SocietyForNewMusic.org.

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Symphoria returns to Armory Square in Syracuse with a full orchestra performance on Saturday, July 15 at 8:00pm.  It’s part of the Armory Square Candlelight Series, and features energetic classics and pops favorites.  Information available at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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On Sunday, July 16 at 4:00pm, Trio Casals comes to the First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia to present a concert of music by New York Women Composers.  Featuring the music of Rain Worthington, Marga Richter, Hilary Tann, Judith Lang Zaimont, and Diane Jones.  Part of the Cazenovia Counterpoint Festival of Music and Art.  For tickets and information, visit www.SocietyForNewMusic.org.

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On Sunday, July 16 at 7:30pm, Symphoria celebrates Oswego with this performance of patriotic favorites and other works in honor of the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Center, also known as “Safe Haven.”  Held at Fort Ontario in Oswego, the program includes a performance of a new work entitled Safe Haven, written by local music educator and composer William Palange.  More at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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The Cazenovia Counterpoint Festival of Music and Art once again provides the opportunity for aspiring young composers to learn under the mentorship of composer and Cazenovia native, Christopher Cresswell.  Sessions take place at the Cazenovia Public Library from July 17 through July 22, with a performance of the completed works on Saturday, July 22 at 2:00pm at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park.  For more information, or to sign up, visit www.SocietyForNewMusic.org.

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The second Rising Stars concert of the Cazenovia Counterpoint Festival of Music and Art takes place on Wednesday, July 19 at 12:30pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Hall.  Flutist Julia Musengo, soprano Clotilde Cecchi, and pianist Ben Daly premiere works by Charles van Tassel, Bryan Sweeney, and Gregg Welcher.  With collaborative pianist Sar Shalom Strong.  More information at www.SocietyForNewMusic.org.

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It’s a cabaret-style concert on Wednesday, July 19 at 7:30pm at Critz Farm, 3232 Rippleton Road in Cazenovia.  Part of the Cazenovia Counterpoint Festival of Music and Art, the concert features the premiere of Christopher Cresswell’s “Maybe home is the sum of all our stories,” along with music by Du Yun, Fang Man, Scott Gobin, and Daniel Suthran.  Information at www.SocietyForNewMusic.org.

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On Friday, July 21 at 7:30pm, it’s “Pushed Aside: Reclaiming Gage” at the Catherine Cummings Theater on Lincklaen Street in Cazenovia.  Watch staged scenes from an opera about Matilda Joslyn Gage by composer Persis Parshall Vehar, with a libretto by Gabrielle Vehar, celebrating the New York centenary of the women’s suffrage movement.  More information at www.SocietyForNewMusic.org.

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The Cazenovia Counterpoint Festival of Music and Arts with Family Arts Day at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia on Sunday, July 23 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.  The day includes:

 

1:00pm – Poetry Round Robin, led by David Hitchcock
2:15pm – Writers Corner, featuring Sarah Jefferis with “What Enters the Mouth”
3:15pm – Sound Wandering II: Art Music & Nature
4:30pm – David Harper’s “We See You Mrs. Riester” exhibit

 

Visit www.SocietyForNewMusic.org for complete information about the festival.

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Symphoria’s family-friendly performance in Skaneateles is an annual tradition, with a diverse program ranging from well-known classical works to music from the movies and more.  Bring a lawn chair!  Limited seating is available for $5.  It takes place at the Austin Park Pavilion in Skaneateles on Thursday, July 27 at 7:00pm.  More information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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Symphoria performs with Joe Magnarelli on Friday, July 28 at 7:00pm as part of the Northeast Wine and Jazz Festival.  The event takes place in Clinton Square in Syracuse.  Learn more at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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Symphoria returns to Rome for Honor America Days, and a celebration of America on the grounds of historic Fort Stanwix.  It starts at 8:00pm on Saturday, July 29, and includes fireworks at the conclusion of the performance.  The Syracuse Pops Chorus performs as well. Find out more at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.  (Rain date, Sunday, July 30)

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