Musical Notes & Events

MUSICAL NOTES

 

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Civic Morning Musicals presents its Wednesday Recital Series in the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse.  On Wednesday, May 4 at 12:30pm pianist Elizabeth Baker from St. Petersburg, FL presents a concert of contemporary works including new pieces by Florida composers, rarely played works by experimental African-American composers, as well as her own original compositions. This concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit www.civicmorningmusicals.org.

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On Friday, May 6 at 7:30 pm, the MasterWorks Chorale performs as part of the Celebration of the Arts at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Jamar Drive in Fayetteville.  Since 1965, MasterWorks Chorale has brought the joy of choral music to Central New York.  The Chorale is comprised of more than sixty skilled musicians performing classical music and choral masterpieces by beloved composers.  A suggested donation of $10 is gratefully accepted at the door.  For more information, call St. David’s Episcopal Church at 315-446-2112.

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It’s Burns and Kristy at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse, on Friday, May 6 at 8:00pm, part of the Folkus Project of Central New York.  Terry Burns & Ron Kristy bring to the stage an Indie Folk/Pop sound with a spiritual, whimsical attitude.  Fresh, contemporary, moving, melodic and fun.  Tickets and information at folkus.org.

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It’s a Syracuse Vocal Ensemble Extra — “Vocal Jazz” with conductor Jeff Welcher, on Saturday, May 7 at 7:30pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse.  Back by popular demand, SVE is at its versatile best singing great vocal jazz.  Get a jump on the summer and feel the beat!  One performance only.  Go to www.syracusevocalensemble.org or call 315-449-2425 for tickets or more information.

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It’s Orchestra Kingston’s Season Grand Finale, with Canta Arya Strings. Join Kingston’s community orchestra and the young string players of Canta Arya, for Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture, Kingston composer John Burge’s Concerto for 4 Violins, and other inspiring pieces. Saturday, May 7th, at 7:30pm, in the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (390 King Street West, Kingston). Tickets $30 ($25 ahead of time, at  theisabel.ca). For information, call 613-634-9312 or email manager@orchestrakingston.ca

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Treat the special mothers in your life to a one-of-a-kind celebration.  On Sunday, May 8 at 11:00 am, you can enjoy a leisurely meal amidst the elegant décor of the Barnes-Hiscock Mansion, 930 James Street in Syracuse.  A buffet brunch, dessert table, and assorted hot and cold beverages are yours to enjoy amid the strains of Classical Strings.  Book your reservations at www.grbarnes.org.  Proceeds benefit the George & Rebecca Barnes Foundation.

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Civic Morning Musicals presents its Wednesday Recital Series in the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse.  On Wednesday, May 11 at 12:30pm the Onyx Clarinet Quartet goes from Jazz to Rags: music of Gershwin, Ueday Bowman, Duke Ellington, Scott Joplin, W.C. Handy and more. This concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit www.civicmorningmusicals.org.

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Open Season will be performing at The Road, 4845 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY on Friday, May 13 from 7:30pm to 9:00 pm. Steve Pfanenstiel and Mark Porter are Open Season, and play a variety of styles from Folk to Pop to Easy Listening.  Suggested donation is $7 at the door. More information can be found by calling 315-218-6066 or by visiting www.facebook.com/TheROADSyracuse.

 

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Symphoria welcomes guest violinist Caroline Goulding for a Masterworks performance of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in d on Saturday, May 14 at 7:30pm in the Crouse-Hinds Theater of the Civic Center, South State Street, Syracuse.  Nielsen’s Helios Overture opens the program and Shostakovich’s rousing Symphony No. 5 completes the evening.  Tickets for “Nielsen, Sibelius & Shostakovich” are available at www.experiencesymphoria.org and at 315-299-5598.

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2-Hour Delay plays Americana, rock, and jams at the Steeple Coffee House at the United Church of Fayetteville, 310 E. Genesee Street, Fayetteville, on Saturday, May 14 at 7:30pm.  Suggested entry donation of $10 per person provides entertainment, a dessert, and coffee or tea.  For more information, call 315-663-7415, see Steeple Coffee House on Facebook, or go to www.theucf.org.

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On Sunday, May 15 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm the Northwest Family YMCA at 8040 River Road in Baldwinsville, is holding a free Acoustic Music Jam.  Traditional, folk, country, bluegrass and rock music are all welcome.  The Jam is open to all ages and skill levels, and to members and non-members alike.  No registration is required, just bring your instrument and a music stand.  Come join the fun, or just come to listen!  The jam is hosted by Steve Pfanenstiel.  For more information, contact Kat Kane at kkane@syracuseymca.org.

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On Sunday, May 15 at 3:00pm the Central New York Flute Choir presents its annual Spring Concert at the First Unitarian Universalist Society, 309 Waring Road in Syracuse.  Familiar music from Haydn and Holst, some new works from Benson and Wye, and a wonderful arrangement of Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia” are sure to warm your heart and bring a smile to your face.  All are welcome to this free and family friendly concert.  Visit cnyflutechoir.wordpress.com for more information.

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Civic Morning Musicals presents its Wednesday Recital Series in the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse.  On Wednesday, May 18 at 12:30pm the Telos Trio presents Faces of the Moon: Lunar Tales.  Music of Lieberman, Bimbi, Kennan, Copland, and more that takes us into the beauty of the night and the mystery of the moon. This concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit www.civicmorningmusicals.org.

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Susan Werner performs at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse, on Friday, May 20 at 8:00pm as part of the Folkus Project of Central New York.  Werner lends her wry humor and passionate voice to subjects as varied as farmer’s markets, climate change, and longing for a sense of place.  Tickets and information at folkus.org.

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The United Presbyterian Church at 25 Church Street in Cortland presents a free quilt show with musical entertainment on Saturday, May 21 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.  Come for the quilts, stay for the music – or vice versa!  Varieties of quilts, musical performances, and cookies all served up in the gracious atmosphere of the church sanctuary and chapel.  Visit www.unitedpresbyterian.net for more information.

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Symphoria’s Pops! Concert Series closes the season with “Star Wars and a Galaxy Far, Far Away” on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30pm in the Crouse-Hinds Theater of the Civic Center, 800 S. State Street, Syracuse.  Sean O’Loughlin will conduct the music of Star Wars and other intergalactic adventures.  Tickets for “Star Wars” are available at 315-299- 5598 and online at www.experiencesymphoria.org .

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Organist Jonas Nordwall presents a Workshop and Concert on Sunday, May 22 at Baldwinsville United Methodist Church, 17 West Genesee Street, Baldwinsville.  The workshop begins at 2:30pm, and the concert begins at 4:30pm.  You’ll hear music ranging from Bach fugues to John Williams’ Star Wars and Superman – it’s something for everyone!  The workshop will focus on playing the organ more orchestrally through the use of MIDI.  Both events are free.  For more information and workshop reservations, contact Wayne Skinner at 315-454-3823.

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Don’t miss the final concert of the Diamond Jubilee season on Sunday, May 22 at 2:30pm with the Chamber Music Society of Utica!  The American String Quartet, with guest Alan Stepansky on cello, closes the season with music of Ravel, Schubert, and a newly commissioned work by George Tsontakis.  The American String Quartet is internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest quartets, and the Chamber Music Society of Utica is excited to welcome them as they conclude their 75th season, and look ahead to another 75.  This is a concert not to be missed!  For tickets and more information, visit www.uticachambermusic.org.

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The Mohawk Valley Choral Society, under the direction of Mark Bunce, presents “Around the World in Song,” a vocal journey through the musical traditions of various nations and cultures.  On Sunday, May 22 at 3:00pm the chorus will perform traditional songs from Zimbabwe, Israel, Hungary, Russia, Mongolia, Ireland, Korea, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, and the US.  The concert will be held at Central Valley Academy in Ilion.  Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.  Call 315-823-1615 or go to www.mvchoral.org for tickets and more information.

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On Sunday, May 22 at 4:00pm, the Arts and Music Festival at St. Stephen Lutheran Church presents Frederick Willard, pianist; Sarah Bennett, clarinet; and Leigh Bergmann, viola, in a concert of music by Mozart, bruch, and Brahms.  They will also play improvisations on themes submitted by the audience.  A reception follows the program at 876 Dewitt Street in Syracuse.  Call 315-479-9912 for more information.

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Civic Morning Musicals presents its Wednesday Recital Series in the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse.  On Wednesday, May 25 at 12:30pm come and hear Songs of the Birds by Ravel, Offenbach, Sondheim, and more.  Mary Rose Go, soprano, Benjamin Ellis, guitar, and Kathleen Haddick, piano, bring you this wonderful Spring concert. This concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit www.civicmorningmusicals.org.

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