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The Cornell Concert Series presents L’orchestre de la suisse romande with conductor Charles Dutoit and guest artist Nikolai Lugansky, piano, on Thursday, February 19 at 8:30pm in Bailey Hall on the Cornell campus in Ithaca.  The program highlights include Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel.  For ticket information you may visit http://baileytickets.universitytickets.com/ .

 

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The Herkimer County College Foundation will host a special collaboration between cellist Matt Haimovitz and British vocal ensemble “Voice” on Friday, February 20 at 7pm in the Sarkus Busch Theater.  The program is “If Music Be the Food of Love” and is free and open to the public.  The college is located at 100 Reservoir Road, Herkimer, NY.

 

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NYS Baroque presents On the Road on Friday, February 20, at 7:30pm in First Unitarian Universalist, 109 Waring Road, Syracuse.  Julie Andrijeski leads a string band tour of 17th century Europe, highlighting Biber’s sonata for two viola d’amores.  The program is repeated on Saturday, February 21, 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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LeMoyne College presents a musical about some quirky and endearing characters; it’s the Tony Award winning show, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  Performance dates are Friday, Feb. 20 & 27; Thursday, Feb. 26; and Saturday, Feb. 21 & 28, curtain is at 8pm with a matinée on Saturday the 28 at 2pm… in the Coyne Center for the Performing Arts on the LeMoyne Campus, 200 Springfield Road, Syracuse.  For ticket information, you may call 315.445.4200 or visit www.lemoyne.edu/vpa .

 

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Civic Morning Musicals presents “CMM Live!” on Sunday, February 22 at 2pm with cellist Gregory Wood, pianist Fred Karpoff, and their special guest, soprano Laura Enslin for performance of works by Foss, Previn, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff.  The concert will be presented in the Hosmer Auditorium of the Everson Museum of Art, corner of State and Harrison, downtown Syracuse.  Tix are $20- at the door… students admitted free… reduced rate parking in the OnCenter garage. 

 

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The Kingston Chamber Choir will present the program “Responding” on Sunday, February 22 at 2:30pm at St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East at Johnson, Kingston, Ontario.  John Rutter’s Gloria will be featured with collaboration by St. George’s organist Michael Capon.  The Choir will collect non-perishable food donations to support the “Lunch by George” program. Concert tix will be available at The Church Book Room, St. George’s Office or at the door.

 

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The “Focus on Faculty” concert series at SUNY Oswego returns with a performance by Ahreum Kim, violin; and Robert Auler, piano on Sunday, February 22 at 3pm in Sheldon Hall Ballroom.  The featured work is Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in c, Op. 45.  For ticket information, you may visit www.tickets.oswego.edu, any SUNY Oswego box office, or call 315-312-2141.

 

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The next Music at Colgate concert features the Colgate University Orchestra, Marietta Cheng, conductor and the award winning cellist Sophie Shao… on Sunday, February 22, at 3:30pm in Memorial Chapel on the Colgate campus in Hamilton, NY.  Handel’s Entrance of the Queen Sheba,” Bruch’s Kol Nidre, Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 and Dvorák’s New World Symphony are scheduled.  This concert is free; the public is invited.

 

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Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra will present a concert on Sunday, February 22 at 4pm in St. Matthew’s Church, West Yates Street, East Syracuse.  The program for this concert features soprano Mary Molnar, who will sing a variety of works by Mozart Dvorák, and Schubert… all with orchestra.  The ensemble will perform Franck’s Symphony in d.  Tickets will be available at the door.

 

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The LeMoyne College Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the Jazzuits, welcome jazz vocalist Nancy Kelly and saxophonist Joe Carello to the James Commons Room on the LeMoyne campus in Syracuse on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 4pm.  The program will feature over 30 Disney tunes, all with the Jazzuits special “Twist of Jazz.”  Seating is cabaret style and general admission… for tickets you may reserve at 315-445-4200.

 

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Civic Morning Musicals presents the Thune Lenormand Dems Trio for the Wednesday noontime recital on February 25, at 12:30pm in the Hosmer Auditorium of the Everson Museum of Art.  Shelby Dems, violin; Anouk Lenormand, cello; and Sarah Thune, piano will offer music by Debussy, Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms for about 40 minutes.  Doors open at Noon; the museum is at the corner of State & Harrison downtown Syracuse.  The public is invited to this free concert.

 

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For the first time, The Queen’s School of Music will present its annual event this year in the Isabel Concert Hall; on Friday, February 27 at 7:30pm.  “A Night at the Proms… Then Off to the Music Hall” will feature the Queen’s Symphony Orchestra, solo singers, and smaller ensembles.  Tickets for the annual benefit performance are available at 613.533.2424, online at http://www.theisabel.ca/queens-school-of-music/night-proms , and at the door.  The Isabel is located at 390 King Street West, Kingston.

 

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St. Lawrence University’s Laurentian Singers will begin their spring break tour with a concert on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 4pm in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 10 Mill Street, Cazenovia.  Director Barry Torres leads the select choir and tells us the focus of the tour is 20th & 21st century American music inspired by great poetry, including Earl George’s setting of five poems by Blake.  There are selections from across the musical spectrum, too.  The program is free; the public is warmly invited!

 

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Symphoria’s “Casual Series” concerts features the program “Childhood Memories,” on Sunday, March 1,  at 2:30pm in St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 310 Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse; music one is unlikely to encounter other than on a children’s concert, but still quite poignant:  Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 “Surprise,” Ravel’s Mother Goose, and Prokofiev’s Peter & the Wolf; plus the Civic Morning Musicals Concerto Competition Winner in performance with the professional musicians.  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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Music at Colgate invites you to the Palace Theater in Hamilton, NY for Bill Warfield & the International Core-Tet on Sunday, March 1 at 3:30pm.  This newly formed group will offer their take on the funky side of jazz, while re-envisioning some classics.  The public is invited to this free event!

 

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ArtsWego presents Becoming Harriet Tubman performed in narrative and song by Natalie Daise in the Hewitt Union Ballroom on the SUNY Oswego campus on Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday March 4, both evenings at 7:30pm.  For tickets, you may visit tickets.oswego.edu or call 315-312-2141.

 

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Hendricks Chapel will host a performance of S.U. Assistant Professor Peppie Calvar’s Mass of Reconciliation: A Concert Jazz Mass for SATB chorus, Soloists, and Big-Band Jazz Orchestra on Thursday, March 5, at 7:30pm.  The Hendricks Chapel Choir, Windjammer, members of the Syracuse Children’s Chorus, and an eight-member jazz ensemble will collaborate in Hendricks Chapel on the Syracuse University campus.  The program is free; the public is invited.

 

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New Music Kingston presents the Bozzini Quartet performing the program “Vital Recent Canadian String Quartets” on Friday, March 6 at 8pm at The Isabel Performance Hall, 390 King Street West, Kingston, ON.  For this concert, the quartet has chosen works by Underhill, Butterfield, and Tenney.  For ticket information, you may visit www.theisabel.ca or telephone 613.533.2424, or inquire at the door.

 

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Cantabile Choirs of Kingston presents “Wish You Were Here” on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30pm in Sydenham Church, 82 Sydenham Street, Kingston.  For this concert the choirs welcome guest conductor Pearl Shangkuan to lead a wide array of contemporary and global music.  For tickets and more information you may visit www.cantabilechoirs.ca or call 613-549-0099.

 

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Melos Choir and Period Instruments will perform on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30pm in St. George’s Cathedral Hall (upstairs), 129 Wellington Street East (at Johnson), downtown Kingston.  The evening is “Rites, Revels, and Romance” and will feature revelry and music with the theme of “fun”!  Tickets will be available at the door, the Church Bookroom, and St. George’s Office.  For more information, you may call 613.542.5439.

 

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Syracuse Vocal Ensemble’s final concert of the season features a multi-cultural choral festival from the Pacific Rim led by Ms. Yunn-Shan Ma … Folk and aboriginal arrangements from Japan, India Korea, Bali, Taiwan, and Australia meet traditional Latin settings.  Saturday, March 7, at 7:30pm in St. David’s Episcopal Church, 14 Jamar Drive, Fayetteville and Sunday, March 8 at 3pm in Liverpool First United Methodist Church, 604 Oswego Street, Liverpool… For more information, you may call 315-687-9551 or visit www.SyracuseVocalEnsemble.org

 

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The MasterWorks Chorale Chamber Singers will present a free Concert at the Marcellus Free Library on Sunday, March 8 at 2pm.  Chamber singers are an auditioned group of 14 singers, selected from the 60-voice MasterWorks Chorale.  The program will feature a cappella performance of music from 16th century Renaissance works to contemporary gospel songs.  For more information, you may visit www.MasterWorksChoraleCNY.org .

 

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Society for New Music closes the 43rd season of performances with “World Music” on Sunday, March 8 at 2:30pm in the new OCC Recital Hall on the campus of Onondaga County Community College, Syracuse.  Rob Paterson’s award-winning composition Hell’s Kitchen, plus Lou Harrison’s Varied Trio, and Robert Rodriquez’ Xochiquetzal (So-chee-KET-sal) complete the program.  For tickets or more information, you may visit the website www.SocietyForNewMusic.org or e-mail snm@societyfornewmusic.org .

 

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Orchestra Kingston will perform the program “The British Isles” on Sunday, March 8, at 2:30pm in the Salvation Army Citadel, 816 Centennial Drive (at Taylor-Kidd), Kingston.  Familiar tunes by Percy Grainger, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Leroy Anderson, and movie music from “Lord of the Rings” will be performed.  Tickets available at the door.

 

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B-Sharp Musical Club of Utica will present a free concert on Sunday, March 8, at 2:30pm in the Munson Williams Auditorium, Genesee Street, Utica.  The performers include Peter Costianes, Mike Dimeo, Fiona Peters, Charles & Rayna Schneider, and more.  For more information, you may visit www.bsharpcny.org .

 

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The Colgate Chamber Players will perform in the next Music at Colgate concert on Sunday, March 8 at 3:30pm in Memorial Chapel on the campus in Hamilton, NY.  Laura Klugherz will conduct the program “Sonoro Spring” featuring works of Brahms, Prokofiev, Schubert, Mozart, and Ignacio Cervantes.  The public is invited to this free concert.

 

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The Environs Messiaen festival at Cornell welcomes two piano proponents of modern works:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich will perform on Sunday, March 8 at 8pm in Barnes Hall on the Cornell campus in Ithaca.  The program will feature works by Boulez and Messiaen.  For ticket information, you may visit http://baileytickets.universitytickets.com/ .

 

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Irish fiddlers and dancers join Symphoria for some sounds of the season in a Pops Concert on Friday, March 13, at 7:30pm in the Crouse-Hinds Theater, Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse.  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 Music Director Lanfranco Marcelletti will lead the ensemble on Saturday, March 14 at 7:30pm in Ford hall on the Ithaca College campus in works by Bach, Britten, and Stravinsky.  For ticket information, you may visit www.ccoithaca.org or telephone 607-273-8981.

 

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The Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival will present their annual benefit concert and companion activities on Sunday, March 15 at Noon at Belhurst, 4069 Route 14, Geneva, NY.  An ensemble from the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra will perform for the program “Music at the Castle.”  Ticket and event information available at www.FingerLakes-Music.org and by phone at 315.536.4145.

 

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Utica Chamber Music Society continues their concert series with another high-energy ensemble; Chamber Orchestra Kremlin will perform on Sunday, March 15 at 2:30pm in the Munson Williams Auditorium, 310 Genesee Street, Utica.  On the program:  a Sonata for Strings by Rossini, Prokofiev’s Visions fugitives, and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.  For tickets and more information, you may visit www.UticaChamberMusic.org or telephone 315-507-3597.

 

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