Musical Notes & Events

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The Geneva Concerts present Symphoria on Friday, April 21 at 7:30pm.  Conductor Lawrence Loh leads the orchestra in works by Berlioz and Prokofiev.  And guest soloist Jon Kimura Parker, piano, joins Symphoria for Grieg’s Piano Concerto.  At the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva.  Pre-concert chat at 6:30pm, tickets and more information at www.TheSmith.org.

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Next on the Folkus Project Season, David Wilcox on Friday, April 21 at 8:00pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse.  His songs have been covered by artists such as k.d. lang and many others.  Visit www.folkus.org for tickets and more information.

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CNY’s “The Atta Boys” (John Dancks, Tom Hosmer, Judson Powell, Dave Rybinski) and guest performer Cathy Cadley provide an evening of bluegrass at the Steeple Coffee House on Saturday, April 22 at 7:30pm.  The suggested entry donation provides entertainment, a dessert, and coffee/tea. The building is fully accessible; free parking in lot behind building.  For more information, call 315-663-7415, see Steeple Coffee House on Facebook; or go to www.theucf.org and click on Steeple Coffee House.

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Known for his passionate artistry and engaging stage presence, Jon Kimura Parker performs Grieg’s haunting piano concerto.  The program concludes in the Far North, with Prokofiev’s noble Symphony No. 5.  Lawrence Loh leads Symphoria in this Masterworks concert at the Crouse-Hinds Theater on Saturday, April 22 at 7:30pm.  Visit www.ExperienceSymphoria.org for more information and tickets.

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The Oswego Festival Chorus, conducted by Dr. Mihoko Tsutsumi, presents Jubilate Deo by Dan Forrest.  The chorus will perform on Monday, April 24 at 7:30pm at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 103 West 7th Street, Oswego.  The concert is open to the public and donations are accepted and appreciated.

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The Hamilton College Department of Music presents the Masterworks Chorale and Hamilton College Choir with Symphoria in a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Requiem” with G. Roberts Kolb conducting, Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30pm in Wellin Hall, the Schambach Center. Information at www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.

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Civic Morning Musicals Wednesday Recital Series continues on Wednesday, April 26 at 12:45pm at the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison Street, Syracuse.  This week:  Escape from Amherst – Emily Dickinson’s Life of Freedom:  Songs by Copland, Laotian, and Heggie, sung by Maria Whitcomb, soprano, with Sabine Krantz at the piano.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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It’s the final concert of the season for NYS Baroque – Just the Two of Us.  Longtime friends Lisa Terry, viola da gamba, and Debora Fox, theorbo, join forces for a recital of music by Marais, de Visee, and others, including recently found fantasias for solo gamba by Telemann.  Two concerts:  Friday, April 28 at 7:30pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse, 109 Waring Road, and Saturday, April 29 at 7:30pm at the First Unitarian Society, 306 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca.  Tickets are $25, and can be purchased at the door or online at www.nywbaroque.com.

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Once again, the American String Quartet joins the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music concert series.  Pianist Anton Nel joins the quartet on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30pm for works by Haydn, Tsontakis, and Dvorak.  The concert is held at the HW Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse.  Tickets are $25 regular, $20 for full-time students with ID.  For tickets and more information, visit www.SyracuseFriendsOfChamberMusic.org.

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The Baby Boomers Band, performing favorites from the 60’s and 70’s, entertain at the Steeple Coffee House on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30pm.  Suggested entry donation of $15/person provides entertainment, a dessert, and coffee/tea.  Building is fully accessible, with free parking behind the building.  The Steeple Coffee House is located at the United Church of Fayetteville, 310 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville.  For more information, see Steeple Coffee House on Facebook, or go to www.theucf.org and click on Steeple Coffee House

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The Syracuse University Oratorio Society joins Symphoria under the baton of Lawrence Loh for another Casual Series Concert at St. Paul’s in Syracuse.  On Sunday, April 30 at 2:30pm, experience Bach’s Magnificat, a radiant celebration of faith, scored for full chorus, soloists, and orchestra.  It’s a fitting end to this season’s Casual Series in beautiful St. Paul’s.  Visit www.ExperienceSymphoria.org for more information and tickets.

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The Folkus Project Season continues with Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb on Friday, May 5 at 8:00pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse.  One of the area’s favorite international guitar duos return to perform stunning duets, featuring their guitar talents.  Visit www.folkus.org for tickets and more information.

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The Cazenovia College Chorale celebrates the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at its spring performance on Tuesday, May 2, at 7:30pm at the Cazenovia Methodist Church. The chorale includes students and many individuals from the Cazenovia community, and will perform both sacred and secular choral pieces by the great composer.  The chorale will be accompanied by a small orchestra composed of musicians from Cazenovia and the broader Central New York area. Also joining the chorale will be guest soprano, Abigail Brockamp. The performance is free and the public is encouraged to attend.  Visit www.Cazenovia.edu for more information.

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Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb will be performing as part of the Folkus Project on Friday, May 5 at 8:00pm.  The concert will be held at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street in Syracuse.  Admission is $18.  Advance tickets and more information can be found at www.folkus.org.

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Beethoven’s Got Talent!  And you’ll hear just how much in this Kids Concert with Symphoria on Saturday, May 6 at 10:30am in Inspiration Hall.  Beethoven’s musical talent was obvious at a young age, and you will hear some of his best known works while learning more about his life.  Visit www.ExperienceSymphoria.org for more information and tickets.

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It’s an evening of Vocal Jazz as the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble wraps up their concert season. Vocal jazz specialist Jeff Welcher guest conducts this special concert on Saturday, May 6 at 7:30PM at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 e. Genesee Street, Syracuse.  Tickets and Information 315-450-7887 or SyracuseVocalEnsemble.org

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On Saturday, May 6 at 7:30pm, Orchestra Kingston and the Kingston Choral Society present “The Mikado” (unstaged) at Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham Street, Kingston. John Palmer and Ian Juby direct Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic musical, featuring soloists Richard Linley, John Hall, Lee Clapp, Charlotte Stewart-Juby, Amy Bello, and D’Arcy Irvine. Tickets available through orchestrakingston.ca, or at the door. Under 16 free. For more information visit kingstonchoralsociety.ca, or phone 613-634-9312.

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The Mohawk Valley Choral Society under the direction of its Artistic Director, Randy Davis, will present a performance of Johannes Brahms’ “German Requiem” on Sunday, May 7 at 7:30pm. The concert will take place at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, 2222 Genesee St., Utica. Tickets for the performance are available at Center Stage Pianos in the New Hartford Shopping Center, the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts in Little Falls and Weisser’s Jewelers in Herkimer. Tickets may be reserved by calling 315-826-3092 or by email at the Mohawk Valley Choral Society’s website at www.mvchoral.org

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Singer, harpist, and songwriter/composer Martha Gallagher shares an afternoon of songs and stories of life on Sunday, May 7 at 2:00pm at Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street in Auburn.  Martha’s songs feature a variety of music genres, energies, themes and emotions.  The concert benefits the Community Preservation Committee’s care of the Willard Memorial Chapel.  Admission is $10 per person at the door, and may be purchased in advance at the chapel.  More information at Willard-chapel.org/events.html.

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The Arts and Music Festival at St. Stephen presents Melissa Gardiner and the MG3 Jazz Organ Trio on Saturday, May 13 at 3:00pm.  The group is a non-traditional jazz organ trio with Melissa on trombone and vocals, William Gorman on the organ, and Byron Cage on the drum set.  Their diverse repertoire always focuses on a strong groove, combined with interesting reharmonization and beautiful soaring melodies.  At St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 873 DeWitt Street in Syracuse.  A reception follows the program.  Call 315-479-9912 for more information.

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Mahler’s Titan Symphony is epic in all proportions, from its massive orchestration to sprawling form, and range of emotion.  The full power of a symphony orchestra is on display for this heroic closing to the 2016-17 season.  Maestro Lawrence Loh leads Symphoria in the last Masterworks concert of the season on Saturday, May 13 at 7:30pm in the Crouse-Hinds Theater in Syracuse.  Visit www.ExperienceSymphoria.org for more information and tickets.

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It’s a great big mix of Canadian folk, jazz, and pop tunes, offered up by The Other Kingston Trio, together with delicious Syrian sweet and savoury nibbles. This event is in support of the ARCC (Anglican Roman Catholic Cooperative) sponsorship of our new neighbours from Syria. Saturday, May 13th at 7:30pm, in the Christ Church Cataraqui Hall, 990 Sydenham Road, Kingston (near the 401). Tickets $20, students $10, available at the door, or at Christ Church Cataraqui and St Thomas’ Anglican church offices. For more information, call 613-545-5858.

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On Sunday, May 21 at 3:00pm the United Presbyterian Church of Cortland at 25 Church Street presents “Who We Are:  A Celebration of Immigration.”  Immigrants and descendants of immigrants from the Cortland County area share their stories and culture in a semi-dramatic presentation with pictures, food, and music.  A time to reflect on this country as a creation of those who arrived from elsewhere.

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