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ONGOING:

Civic Morning Musicals invites musicians to submit proposals for Wednesday Recital Series and Sunday Live! At the Everson concerts for next season.  Complete information is available at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org .  Final submission date for the 2014-2015 season is April 30, 2014.

 

St. George’s Cathedral Concert Choir invites new voices to sing in the world premiere of a newly-commissioned work by Clifford Crawley… the work is titled “Anthem” and is based on texts by Kingston author Helen Humphries.  The choir will collaborate with the Kingston Community Strings.  The program will be presented on Sunday, June 1st at 3:30pm.  For more information, you may visit www.StGeorgesCathedral.ca or phone 613-548-4617 (X-23).

 

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Hamilton College Performing Arts presents the International Contemporary Ensemble on Friday, April 18th at 7:30pm in Wellin Hall on the Hamilton campus in Clinton, NY. ICE presents new and rarely performed works for the concert hall.  For more information, you may call 315-859-4331 or visit www.hamiltonpa.org .

 

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The New York-based avant garde ensemble Ne(x)tworks will be in residence at Cornell University from Thursday, April 17 thru Saturday, April 19 with a panel discussion, workshops, a jam session, and culminate in a performance of John Cage’s multimedia work “Song Books” in the Johnson Museum of Art on the Cornell campus on Saturday, April 19 at 5pm.

 

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The Spring Choral Concert at Colgate University is already upon us, this year featuring the University Chorus & Guest orchestra  performing Brahms’ Song of Destiny and works by Ralph  Vaughan Williams.  This concert will be performed on Sunday, April 20, and note the time… at 7:30pm. The program is presented in Memorial Chapel on the Colgate campus in Hamilton, NY… it is free… and the public is invited!

 

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Bulgarian violinist Vesselin Gellev and Cornell pianist Xak Bjerken will collaborate to perform Bartok’s two Violin Sonatas and two premieres of doctoral students works, music by Tonia Ko and Loren Loiacono.  The performance will be offered on Monday, April 21 at 8pm in Barnes Hall on the Cornell campus in Ithaca.  The event is free; the public is invited!

 

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“Samba Laranja,” the Syracuse University Brazilian ensemble, presents its Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 22 at 8pm at the Setnor School of Music.  Everyone is welcome to this free, family-friendly concert.  Co-directors Dr. Elisa Dekaney and Joshua Dekaney will lead students and the audience in singing, dancing, and drumming!.

 

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Civic Morning Musicals presents a free concert on Wednesday, April 23rd at 12:30pm in the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, corner of State & Harrison, downtown Syracuse.  The program this week is “Chords Through Time”:  folk music of England, Japan, and Latin America.  John Ferrara and Chris Polak, guitars, will perform.

 

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The Manhattan String Quartet  will be in residence at Colgate University on Wed., Thur., and Fri., April 23, 24, & 25.  The ensemble will present a concert, free and open to the public, on Friday at 7pm.

 

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The Cornell Concert Series presents a mid-week treat:  on Thursday, April 24 at 8pm, the Roby Lakatos Ensemble will mix Hungarian-style gypsy music with classical technique and Roby’s own wild rhythms for a musical ride in Bailey Hall on the Cornell campus in Ithaca.  For tickets and information about the proclaimed “king of gypsy jazz,”,  you may call 607-255-5144 or visit www.CornellConcertSeries.com .

 

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The Cornell University Glee Club and Chorus will collaborate with Argento Chamber Ensemble for a new approach to Mozart’s Requiem authored by Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas on Friday, April 25 at 8pm in Bailey Hall.  “Seven Soundspaces:  Mozart Reframed” is a ticketed concert… admission at the door and in advance at http://baileytickets.com

 

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Symphoria’s “Masterworks” performances come to a close for the season on Saturday, April 26th at 7:30pm in The Civic Center, 411 Montgomery St., downtown Syracuse, with the orchestra collaborating with Syracuse University Oratorio Society for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, in the Civic Center, 411 Montgomery St., downtown Syracuse.  Tickets at www.experiencesymphoria.org and at 315-299-5598 (X201).

 

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The Kingston Symphony’s final concert of the season on Saturday, April 26th at 7:30pm in the Grand Theatre is also the final concert for retiring, long-time music director, Glen Fast.  Maestro Fast will lead the orchestra one last time in the program titled “Broadway, My Way,” with featured artists David Rogers, Janelle Murray, Michael Vanhevel, and Kelli Trottier.  For tickets and information, you may or telephone 613-530-2050, visit the box office at 218 Princess Street, Kingston,  or go to the website www.KingstonSymphony.on.ca.

 

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Music at Colgate comes to a jazzy conclusion on Sunday, April 27, at 3:30pm when pianist Mike Wofford and jazz flutist Holly Hofmann perform.  The program is presented in Memorial Chapel on the Colgate campus in Hamilton, NY… it is free… and the public is invited!

 

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Hamilton College Department of Music presents the Masterworks Chorale and concert orchestra “Symphoria” in works by Franz Joseph Haydn on Tuesday, April 29th at 7:30pm in Wellin Hall on the Hamilton campus in Clinton, NY.  For more information, you may call 315-859-4331 or visit www.hamiltonpa.org .

 

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“Les Petits Violons” will perform on Tuesday, April 29 at 8pm in Barnes Hall on the Cornell campus in Ithaca.  The program “Between the Sacred and the Profane” features Bach’s Cantata No. 153, Biber’s Sonata No. 11 in c, and Telemann’s Overture-Suite to “Burlesque de Quixotte.”  This performance is free; the public is invited.

 

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Civic Morning Musicals presents a free concert on Wednesday, April 30th at 12:30pm in the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, corner of State & Harrison, downtown Syracuse.  The program this week is titled:  “This is your brain making music,” and features Adrian Jewell, piano-slash-neuroscientist.  Mr. Jewell will perform Schumann’s Waldszenen and Listz’s Mephisto Waltz #2 with remarks about the neuroscience of music production.

 

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SUNY Oswego presents another performance in the “Ke-Neckt” music series on Wednesday, April 30, at 7:30pm.  Bass-baritone Philip Cokorinos has performed at the Metropolitan Opera and will bring his voice and talent to the Sheldon Hall Ballroom at WUNY Oswego.  For tickets, directions, and parking information, you may visit www.oswego.edu/arts .

 

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The Kingston Theatre Organ Society presents Jelani Eddington in concert:  Friday, May 2, at 7:30pm at Kingston Korean Church, 89 Kirkpatrick Street, performing a wide range of works on Canada’s largest theatre pipe organ, a 28 rank Kimball.  For ticket information, you may reach Nancy at 613-386-7295.

 

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Choral Evensong will be sung by the Choir of All Saints Church, Peterborough, Giles Bryant, director to take place at St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street at Johnson, downtown Kingston on Saturday, May 3, at 5pm.  The choir will sing music of Vaughan Williams, Noble, and Mr. Bryant, himself.  For more information, you may visit www.StGeorgesCathedral.ca or call 613-548-4617.

 

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The Syracuse University Brass Ensemble will collaborate with Holy Cross Academy Choir for a benefit performance on Saturday, May 3, at 7pm in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 121 St. Joseph Place, Oneida.  The concert will benefit the Holy Cross music department.  Tickets $10-, available at the door.

 

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The Arts at Grace welcomes spring to Central New York with a concert by Schola Cantorum of Syracuse.  The performance will be at Grace Holy Spirit Church, 13 Court Street, Cortland, on Saturday, May 3, at 7:30 PM.  No charge for admission; donations are welcome.  Reception follows the event.

 

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Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music host Walden Chamber Players on Saturday, May 3, at 7:30pm in Lincoln Middle School, 1613 James Street, just west of Teall in Syracuse.  For this concert the Boston-based ensemble will highlight works for oboe, piano, and string trio by Turina, Klughardt, Mozart, and Brahms.  Tickets will be available at the door.

 

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B-Sharp Musical Club will present the annual “Scholarship Winners Concert” on Sunday, May 4 at 2pm in the Munson Williams Auditorium, Genesee Street, Utica.  The concert will feature the winners of the competition in voice, piano, strings, and the combined category of winds/brass/percussion.  These students are from grades 10 – 12 in the counties of Herkimer, Oneida, and Madison.  The concert is free; the public is warmly invited; a reception will follow.

 

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Orchestra Kingston will collaborate with Kingston Choral Society for a joint concert on Sunday, May 4th at 2:30pm at the Salvation Army Citadel, 816 Centennial Drive (at Taylor-Kidd), Kingston.  The program includes two choruses by Verdi, selections by Gilbert & Sullivan, the overture to The Magic Flute, and some show pieces.  Tickets are available at the door… information at www.orchestrakingston.ca or 613-634-9312.

 

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Festival of Song in the Welsh Tradition will be held on Sunday, May 4 at 3pm at Sauquoit Valley United Methodist Church, corner of Mohawk Street and Pinnacle road in Sauquoit.  The “Spring Gymanfa Ganu” is a festival of song in the Welsh tradition.  Jay Williams III will lead the audience in hymns in English and Welsh; collaborators will be James Hanosh, organ, and Jeanne Jones, piano.  Clinton native Becca Williams will present cello solos.  The event is sponsored by St. David’s Society of Utica.

 

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The Melos Choir  and Chamber Orchestra presents Soli Deo Gloria! Music of JS Bach and GP Telemann on Sunday, May 4 at 3:30pm in St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East at Johnson in downtown Kingston.  Bach’s Cantata 21, Harpsichord Concerto in F, and music from Telemann’s Tafelmusik No. 1 will be performed.  Tickets are available at St. George’s Cathedral Office and at the door.  For information, you may visit www.melos.ca or telephone 613-549-7125.

 

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Symphoria celebrates the “King of Instruments”, the organ, in a “Casual Concert” on Sunday, May 4, at 7:30pm in St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, Syracuse, featuring Kola Owolabi, organ.  Cynthia Turner will lead the program that includes Haydn’s Symphony #30 “Alleluja,” Calvin Hampton’s Concerto for Organ, finale, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, “Reformatio,” and a performance by Whitesboro native, cellist Brian Gadbow, winner of the Symphoria/CMM Innaugural Concerto Competition. Tickets available online at www.experiencesymphoria.org and by phone at 315-299-5598 (X201).

 

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B-Sharp Musical Club will present a free concert on Friday, May 9th at 7:30pm at the Utica College Library Concourse.  The program is “Play Nicely Together,” an evening of duets and ensembles featuring many local talents including Lauralyn and G. Roberts Kolb, Rayna Schneider, and Lawrence Day.  For more information, you may visit the website www.bsharpcny.org.

 

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Hamilton Performing Arts presents a special event featuring pianist André Watts for the Schambach Center’s 25th Anniversary Concert on Saturday, May 10th at 7:30pm on the Hamilton campus in Clinton, NY.  Mr. Watts will present works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy, and Liszt.  For more information, you may call 315-859-4331 or visit www.hamiltonpa.org .

 

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The Museum of Art Auditorium at Munson-Williams welcomes Jeffrey Siegel for his final “Keyboard Conversation” of the season on Saturday, May 10th at 8pm.  The theme of this recital is “Mistresses and Masterpieces”… a concert of music by Brahms, Schumann, and Chopin with a little education about each piece from Mr. Siegel.  For tix and information, you may visit the website www.mwpai.org or call 800-754-0797.

 

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Principal Pops Conductor Sean O’Loughlin will lead the program “Symphoria Goes to the Movies” on Friday, May 16, at 7:30pm in the Civic Center.  For ticket information, you may visit the website www.experiencesymphoria.org or call 315-299-5598 (X201).

 

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The Schola Cantorum season of performances closes with music from the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods played by The Severall Friends Consort… a viol ensemble of three instruments:  Joscelyn Godwin, harpsichord & recorder; Kate Cushing, bass viol; and Toby Weinberg, viols and Baroque violin.   “A Bouquet of Aires and  Fancies” will be presented on Sunday, May 18 at 4pm in Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road, Dewitt.  Tix will be available at the door.

 

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The Mohawk Valley Choral Society, Mark Bunce, director, will present it Spring Concert “I Hear America Singing” on Sunday, May 18th at 7pm at Central Valley Academy, 111 Frederick Street, Ilion, NY.  The chorus of 90 members will be joined by the Central Valley Academy Chamber Choir and chamber orchestra… tickets at the door $15-, in advance $12- by calling 315-823-1615 or visiting www.mvchoral.org.

 

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Keep your musical event top-of-mind for CLASSIC FM listeners.  Send us the details of your musically related event at least a couple of weeks ahead so we may call it to everyone’s attention.

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Our e-mail address is:

CLASSICFM@wcny.org

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