Musical Notes & Events

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In conjunction with their annual residency at Colgate University, the Manhattan String Quartet will present a concert in Memorial Chapel on Friday, March, 27 at 7:30pm.  The program is Beethoven’s String Quartet in G, Op. 18 No. 2; Bartók’s String Quartet No. 2; and the late Beethoven quartet No. 131 in c#.  Colgate University is in Hamilton, NY… the public is warmly invited to this free concert.

 

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Symphoria’s Masterworks Series continues on Saturday, March 28, at 7:30pm in the Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater, Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse, with the program “Mozart:  Light and Dark,” with guest artists  Lianne Coble, soprano, Barbara Rearick, mezzo-soprano, and the Syracuse University Oratorio Society…  in performance of Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutti, Symphony No. 29, and Requiem.  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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Society for New Music presents Vision of Sound on Saturday, March 28, at 7:30pm in Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY.  Music by Scherzinger, Olivieri, Kevin Ernste, Alunno, and more… choreographers and dancers from across New York perform with an all-star ensemble.  Tix online at www.TheSmith.org and toll-free at 866-355-5483.

 

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The Kingston Symphony welcomes soprano Patricia O’Callaghan and Conductor emeritus Glen Fast for an evening featuring the music of Montréal native, singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen… on Saturday, March 28, at 7:30pm in the Grand Theatre, 218 Princess Street, Kingston.  The program will feature several songs by Cohen including the show-stopper Hallelujah.  For ticket  information, you may visit the Grand theatre Box Office at 218 Princess Street, or phone 613-530-2050, or go online to www.KingstonSymphony.on.ca .

 

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Colgate University presents an all-star ensemble of Society for New Music musicians on Sunday, March 29 at 3:30pm in Colgate Memorial Chapel.  Music from Bartók to Zhou Tian, including pieces by Messiaen, Harrison and more, will be presented free of charge to the public.  Zhou Tian will be on hand to introduce his work and speak with the audience. 

 

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The Cornell Department of Music presents Mike Cheng-Yu Lee, fortepiano, and guest Wayne Lee, violin, on Monday April 6, at 8pm at the Carriage House Café, 305 Stewart Avenue, Ithaca; just adjacent to the Cornell campus.  The program will feature violin sonatas by Brahms and Beethoven.  This concert is free, the public is invited.

 

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The Cornell Department of Music welcomes the Cornell University Chorus back to campus for its “Return-from-tour” Concert on Tuesday, April 7 at 8pm in Sage Chapel on the campus in Ithaca.  This is Cornell’s sesquicentennial, so selections will reflect the theme “Beginnings.”  The ever-favorite “Cornell Songs” will close the concert.  This is a ticketed event… tickets online at www.CUChorus.com and at the door.

 

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Jazz trumpeter and composer David Douglas will close the season for the Kenekt Chamber Music Series on Wednesday, April 8, at 7:30pm in the Sheldon Hall Ballroom.  You will hear a broad spectrum of music from classical to klezmer to jazz and more.  The program is presented in Sheldon Hall on the SUNY campus in Oswego.  For tickets, you may visit tickets.oswego.edu or call 315-312-2141.

 

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Holy Cross Academy choirs will team with local notable musicians for a “Tribute to Broadway” on Friday, April 10, at 7pm in the Kallet Civic Center, 159 Main Street, Oneida.  Guests include mezzo soprano Juliane Price, vocalist and trumpeter Scott Rutledge, “The Knights of the Mohawk” barbershop quartet, The Mad Jugglers of Azkaban, and pianist Fr. James Tormey; performing selections from West Side Story, Phantom, Les Miz, and much more.  Tickets available online at www.Eventbrite.com or www.HolyCrossAcademy.com or by phone at 315-363-1669.

 

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The Greater Utica Choral Society will sponsor the Clinton Symphony Orchestra for the closing concert of the season on Friday, April 10 at 7:30pm at the Clinton Performing Arts Complex in Clinton Middle School, 75 Chenango Street, Clinton.  Soprano Janet Brown will sing Barber and the orchestra will perform Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite and  Symphony No. 4 by Tchaikovsky.  Advance sale tickets are available at 315-853-6349 and will be sold at the door.

 

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Cantabile Choirs of Kingston welcome the Ajax Young Singers and the Niagara Chorus Children’s Choir for the program “Dear Mom and Dad,” on Saturday, April 11, at 7:30pm in Sydenham Church, 82 Sydenham Street, Kingston.  The visiting choirs will add their voices to the Cantabile Children’s Choir and Junior Choir.  For tickets and more information, you may visit www.cantabilechoirs.ca or call 613-549-0099.

 

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The finale of Symphoria’s “Casual Series” concerts is the program “Reimaginations” on Sunday, April 12, at 2:30pm in St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 310 Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse; music of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Orensky, and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons, with featured artist, Symphoria’s own Peter Rovit.  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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SUNY Oswego’s “Focus on Faculty” concert series comes to a close on Sunday, April 12, at 3pm in Sheldon Hall Ballroom with a performance by Trevor Jorgensen, clarinet; and Robert Auler, piano:  a reprise of a recent program of 19th and 20th century masterworks at Argentina’s famed Teatro Colon.  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 Colgate University Orchestra, Marietta Cheng, conductor, will perform in Memorial Chapel on the Colgate campus in Hamilton, NY on Sunday, April 12 at 3:30pm… music from Nielsen’s Aladdin Suite; plus works by Franck, Mozart, and the dramatic Procession of the Sardar from Ippolitov-Ivanov’s Caucasian Sketches.  The public is invited to this free concert.

 

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Cayuga Chamber Orchestra “Chamber Music Series” presents selections from Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Stravinsky’s Histoire du soldat in the finale of the concert series on Sunday, April 12, at 4pm in First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, 315 N. Cayuga Street.  For ticket information, you may visit www.ccoithaca.org or telephone 607-273-8981.

 

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SUNY Oswego will host “Vague de cirque” (Circus Wave)… Combining artistry and comedy with the deep traditions of the circus, this Québécois troupe performs in their own heated tent Wednesday through Friday, April 15 – 17 at 7:30pm each evening, with a matinée on Saturday, April 18 at 2pm.  For tickets, you may visit tickets.oswego.edu or call 315-312-2141.

 

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Virtuoso organist Jens Korndoerfer will perform at St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East, Kingston on Friday, April 17, at 8pm.  Dr. Korndoerfer’s program will feature masterworks from French and German Baroque through to the French romantic… and contemporary transcriptions including “The Lord of the Rings.”  For ticket information, you may call toll-free 877-769-5224 or visit www.OrganixConcerts.ca online.

 

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NYS Baroque closes the performance season with Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 on Friday, April 17 at 7:30pm in St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 220 Fayette Street, Syracuse.  Famed lutenist Paul O’Dette will conduct this rare event.  The program is repeated on Saturday, April 18, at 7:30pm in First Presbyterian Church, 315 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca.  For more information and tickets, you may call 607.301.0604 or visit www.NYSBaroque.com .

 

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Syracuse Opera will close its 40th Anniversary Season with the comedic opera The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini.  Sung in Italian with projected English translations, performances will be staged on Friday, April 17 at 8pm and Sunday, April 19 at 2pm in the Crouse Hinds Theater at the Civic Center, Montgomery Street, downtown Syracuse.  For tickets, you may call 315-476-7372 or visit www.SyracuseOpera.org .

 

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The next Kids Series concert given by Symphoria is on Saturday, April 18 at 10:30 am in Inspiration Hall, 709 James Street, Syracuse.  Titled “Animated Orchestra,” Heather Buchman directs the cartoon story brought to life; and when the story moves out of the instrument repair shop in to the hall, zany antics ensue!  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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Utica Chamber Music Society closes this year’s series of concerts with the Boston Trio on Sunday, April 19 at 2:30pm in the Munson Williams Auditorium, 310 Genesee Street, Utica.  Boston Trio returns to Central New York to perform works by Shostakovich, Brooklyn-born John Musto, and Brahms. For tickets and more information, you may telephone 315-507-3597 or visit www.UticaChamberMusic.org .

 

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Ryan Endris will lead the Colgate University Chorus and chamber Singers in the “Spring Choral Concert” on Sunday, April 19 at 3:30pm in Memorial Chapel on the Colgate campus in Hamilton, NY. This concert anticipates the ensembles’ tour of central Europe in May. The program is free; the public is invited.

 

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A service of Choral Evensong commemorating St. George will be sung at St. George’s Cathedral on Sunday, April 19 at 5pm.  The Choir will sing music by Jon Washburn, Herbert Sumsion, and Harrison Oxley.  The Cathedral is at 270 King St. East (at Johnson) in Kingston.  For more information, you may call 613-548-4617 or visit www.StGeorgesCathedral.ca.

 

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