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The CMM Wednesday Recital Series continues on Wednesday, April 17 at 12:15pm at Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 East Fayette Street, Syracuse.  This week, soprano Andrea Facciponte, bass Phil Eisenman, and pianist Robbie Padilla.  These concerts are free and open to the public.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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Three church choirs are combining to perform John Rutter’s “Requiem” on Good Friday, April 19 at 7:0pm at Plymouth Congregational Church, 232 E. Onondaga Blvd, Syracuse.  This free concert features choirs from Plymouth Congregational Church, Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, and Park Central Presbyterian Church, accompanied by a chamber ensemble and organ.

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Dewitt Community Church presents Michael John Trotta’s 2016 setting of “The Seven Last Words of Christ” as a Lenten mediation on Good Friday, April 19 at 7:30pm at Dewitt Community Church, 3600 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse.  This free performance features choir, soloists and orchestra under the direction of Abel Searor. More information at www.dewittchurch.org

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Samba Laranja, the Syracuse University Brazilian Ensemble, presents its annual Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 16 at 8:00pm at the Setnor School of Music Auditorium on the Syracuse University Campus.  The ensemble presents drumming, dancing, singing, and instrumental music, from various regions of Brazil.  Dancing in the aisles is encouraged!  This concert is free and family friendly.  Visit Samba Laranja on Facebook for more information.

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The CMM Wednesday Recital Series continues on Wednesday, April 24 at 12:15pm at Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 East Fayette Street, Syracuse.  This week, baritone David Rudari with pianist Kevin Moore.  These concerts are free and open to the public.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra concludes their Orchestral Series with A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms on Saturday, April 27 at 7:30pm.  Held in Bailey Hall on the Cornell University Campus, the orchestra is joined by the Cornell University Glee Club and Chorus (Robert Isaacs, director), along with soprano Tamara Acosta and baritone Sidney Outlaw.  More information at www.CCOIthaca.org.

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CMM In Recital Live! continues on Sunday, April 28 at 2:00pm at Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse.  Kathleen Roland-Silverstein and percussionist Lynn Vartan present works of 20th and 21st century American composers for voice and percussion.  With selections from George Gianopoulos, Dominick Argento, and more.  More information and tickets at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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The Chamber Music Society of Utica concludes it’s 78th season with music of Schumann, Bartok, and Brahms.  The Ariel Quartet, along with guest pianist, Orion Weiss, come to the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute Auditorium, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, on Sunday, April 28 at 2:30pm.  Formed 20 years ago while they were still in middle school in Israel, the Ariel Quartet is the quartet-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory.  Information and tickets at www.UticaChamberMusic.org.

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On Sunday, April 28 at 3:00pm, the United Presbyterian Church of Cortland hosts a Sanctuary Seasonings Event.  “The Witnesses of Easter” is a dramatization in stories and music of impact of the Resurrection on five historical figures: St. Paul, St. Francis of Assisi; Mother Teresa; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr; and William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army.  Original choral music by Paulette Fry, the church’s organist, is sung by the IHS church choir.  The church is located at 25 Church Street in Cortland.  More information at www.UnitedPresbyterian.net.

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MasterWorks Chorale Chamber Singers presents American in Folk Songs and Spirituals on Sunday, April 28 at 4:00pm at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 873 DeWitt Street, Syracuse.  Traditional favorites and new arrangements from America’s heart, led by director and organist Kip Courper.  A reception follows the program. More information by calling 315-479-9912.

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The Silverwood Clarinet Choir presents a Spring Concert featuring music from all genres on Sunday, April 28 at 4:00pm at the First Universalist Society of Central Square, 3243 Fulton Avenue.  The concert includes clarinet choir arrangements of classic works to original contemporary compositions for clarinet choir, a Sousa march, popular tunes, and even a duet with the largest and smallest clarinets in the choir.  Free and open to the public.  More information at www.SilverwoodClarinet.com.

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The CMM Wednesday Recital Series continues on Wednesday, May 1 at 12:15pm at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 14 Jamar Drive, Dewitt.  This week, guitarist John Ferrara.  These concerts are free and open to the public.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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On Thursday, May 2 at 7:00pm, CNY Jazz Central presents “Feeding Body & Soul: A Jazz Benefit for Hunger.”  It’s an evening of jazz featuring 2-time SAMMY Award-winning group E.S.P., which music blends bebop, groove, and world music.  Proceeds benefit the Interreligious Food Consortium, which support food pantries throughout Onondaga County.  At CNY Jazz Central, 441 East Washington Street, Syracuse.  Tickets available at the door.

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PSLA at Fowler High School Drama Club will present RENT (School Edition) at Fowler High School, 227 Magnolia Street in Syracuse.  Three performances, Thursday May 2, Friday May 3, and Saturday May 4 at 7:00pm each night.  Based on Puccini’s “La Boheme,” RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today no matter the circumstances.  Tickets and more information at www.EventBrite.com.

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Grammy-nominated artist Eliza Gilkyson brings her music to the next Folkus Project concert on Friday, May 3 at 8:00pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse.  Gilkyson is Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter.  More information and tickets at www.FolkUS.org.

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The Royal Canadian College of Organists Kingston Centre presents a Hymn Festival on Saturday, May 4 at 2:30pm at St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East (at Johnson), Kingston.  A selection of traditional and new hymns will be introduced by Eric Friesen and the Rev. Andrew Johnston, and accompanied by members of the RCCO, a massed choir, and a brass quintet.  All are welcome to attend and sing along.  Reception follows.  For more information, including participating in the massed choir, visit www.rcco-kingston.ca.

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It’s Syracuse Vocal Ensemble’s annual chance to swing with great vocal jazz.  One performance only!  Jeff Welcher will conduct the ensemble on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30pm at Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse.  Information and tickets at www.SyracuseVocalEnsemble.org.

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The Symphoria String Quartet presents “Spring Strings,” the next in the Spark concert series on Sunday, May 5 at 3:00pm at St. Paul’s Syracuse, 310 Montgomery Street, Syracuse.  The program includes music by Respighi, Shaw, Elgar, and Barber’s Adagio for Strings in the original string quartet version.  Tickets and more information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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On Sunday, May 5 at 3:00pm, the B Sharp Music Club presents a free concert at Sinnott Family Bank of Utica Auditorium at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute.  “A Musical Travelog” includes presentations by tenor John Murphy and soprano Lisa Jones, along with ensembles Duettists, The FAB Trio, The Alliance Trio, and The Usual Suspects.  More information at www.BSharpCNY.org.

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Pegasus Early Music wraps up its 14th season on Sunday, May 5 at 4:00pm with Acis & Galatea, a semi-staged concert version of this pastoral opera by Handel.  Featuring soprano Laura Heimes as Galatea and tenor Jonas Budris as Acis.  At the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street, Rochester.  Pre-concert talk at 3:15pm.  Tickets and information at www.PegasusEarlyMusic.org.

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On Sunday, May 5 at 4:00pm, the Unitarian Church of Ithaca at 306 N. Aurora Street is filled with music by Mozart, Schubert, and Brahms.  Part of the Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble Season, with tickets and more information available at www.FingerLakesChamberEnsemble.com.

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The CMM Wednesday Recital Series continues on Wednesday, May 8 at 12:15pm at Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 East Fayette Street, Syracuse.  This week, the Onyx Clarinet Quartet.  These concerts are free and open to the public.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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Cirque de la Symphonie returns as Sean O’Loughlin conducts Symphoria in an all-new program of awe-inspiring physical feats of power and beauty.  Paired with music from movie classics including Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Mission Impossible, Titanic, and more, the performance includes acrobats, jugglers, and aerial flyers soaring above the heads of the audience.  At the Crouse-Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery Street, Syracuse.  Tickets and information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

Two Performances

Friday, May 10 at 7:30pm

Saturday, May 11 at 7:30pm

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Melos Early Music wraps up their 2018-19 season on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30pm at the Isabel Bader Center, 390 King Street West in Kingston.  With guests Alpharabius, the ensemble presents music, dance, and readings from the Middle East to Franc from the 9th to the 19th centuries.  Including traditional Middle Eastern belly dance, Baroque dance, Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes, traditional Arabic folk tunes, and Eastern and Western chant.  More information at www.Melos-EarlyMusic.org.

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On Sunday, May 12 at 2:30pm, Orchestra Kingston and the Quinte Symphony present a joint concert with works for large orchestra by Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mendelssohn, and Orchestra Kingston’s own John Palmer.  At the Isabel Bader Centre, 390 King Street West, Kingston.  Tickets available at the Bader website, www.QueensU.ca/TheIsabel.  More information at www.OrchestraKingston.ca.

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The St. George’s Cathedral Children’s Choir, directed by Michael Capon, and the Youth Choir, directed by Emma Drinnan, present an afternoon high tea and concert on Sunday, May 12 at 3:00pm at St. George’s Cathedral Great Hall, 129 Wellington Street (at Johnson), Kingston.  A voluntary offering is collected in support of the Choir program.  More at www.StGeorgesCathedral.ca.

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The CMM Wednesday Recital Series concludes on Wednesday, May 15 at 12:15pm at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 14 Jamar Drive, Dewitt.  This week, soprano Kristy Morgan with pianist Ida Tili-Trebicka.  These concerts are free and open to the public.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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The Folkus Project 2019 Winter/Spring Season continues on Friday, May 17 at 8:00pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, with the Durham County Poets.  The group writes and performs an eclectic blend of blues, folk and rock, with tinges of country, gospel and swing tossed in for good measure.  More information and tickets at www.FolkUS.org.

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Symphoria’s 2018-19 season comes to a close when Lawrence Loh conducts Symphoria in the Crouse Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery Street, Syracuse.  The program includes “Ramal” from Emmy-nominated Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom, Emmanuel Chabrier’s “España,” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor.  Symphoria is joined by the Symphoria Youth Orchestra and the Syracuse Oratorio Society.  Saturday, May 18 at 7:30pm.   Tickets and information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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