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Robin Seletsky and her ensemble, Big Galut(e) perform music from the Baroque to the 20th century.  Recently awarded a prize at the 2017 International Jewish Music Competition, they’ll be sharing original arrangements of Mahler, Mussorgsky, and Kurt Weill with their unique brand of joy, humor, and, of course, a little klezmer.  Part of the Regina F. Goldenberg Cultural Series.  Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00pm at Temple Concord, 910 Madison Street in Syracuse.  More information at www.Facebook.com/TempleConcordSyr.

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The CMM Wednesday Recital Series continues Duo Canfield.  Elizabeth and Evangeline Canfield perform works for piano four-hands, including Water Music by George Gianopoulos, Circumnavigator by Carter Pan, and the suite from Scaramouche by Darius Milhaud.  Wednesday, February 21 at 12:15 pm at Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse.  This concert is free.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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David Finckel/Wu Han/Philip Setzer appear in recital Friday, February 23 at 7:30 PM at Hamilton College. Called the “power couple of chamber music,” by the Wall Street Journal, David Finckel (cello) and Wu Han (piano) rank among the most dynamic of today’s classical artists. They are joined by Emerson String Quartet founder, Philip Setzer (violin), for an extraordinary evening of Beethoven’s Trio in E-flat major, op.97 (“Archduke”), and Schubert’s Trio in E-flat major, op. 100. The concert is at Wellin Hall Schambach Center. Tickets and info at www.hamilton.edu/performingarts or (315) 859-4331.

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John Price & the Usual Suspects perform contemporary folk at the Steeple Coffee House on Saturday, February 24 at 7:30pm.  Located at the United Church of Fayetteville, 310 E. Genesee Street, the doors open at 7:00pm.  Your suggested entry donation provides entertainment, a dessert, and coffee/tea.  Learn more at Steeple Coffee House on Facebook, or go to www.TheUCF.org.

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The Chamber Music Society of Utica presents the Dover String Quartet on Sunday, February 25 at 2:30pm. the renowned ensemble will perform quartets by Mozart, Schoenberg and Alexander Zemlinsky. The concert will be held at the Museum of Art Auditorium; Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute;

310 Genesee St. Utica, NY 13502.  Tickets and more information at www.uticachambermusic.org.

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The Kingston Chamber Choir presents Mass: Divine Revelation on Sunday, February 25 at 2:30pm at St. George’s Cathedral, King & Johnson Streets in Kingston, ON.  This is a mass composed by Louis Vierne, and performers include Michael Capon on the cathedral organ, and Flutissimo, a Kingston-based flute ensemble directed by Anne Palmer.  More information and tickets at www.KingstonChamberChoir.ca.

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The Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble presents its Winter Chamber Concert on Sunday, February 25 at 4:00 PM at First Unitarian Society of Ithica, 306 N. Aurora St., Ithaca, NY. Janet Sung, violin; Roberta Crawford, viola; Stefan Reuss, cello; and Michael Salmirs, piano perform music of Kodály,  Debussy, and Fauré. Information at

www.fingerlakeschamberensemble.org

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The next recital on the CMM Wednesday Recital Series features the vocal music studio of Kathleen Roland-Silverstein, from the Setnor School of Music.  Wednesday, February 28 at 12:15pm , the performance includes music from the 15th through the 20th centuries, at Grace Episcopal Church, 819 Madison Street, Syracuse.  This concert is free.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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Songwriters Hall of Fame 2016 inductee Chip Taylor will be performing as part of The Folkus Project on Friday, March 2 at 8:00pm.  Taylor’s songs have been recorded by Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, and Frank Sinatra.  The concert is at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse.  Advance tickets and more information at www.Folkus.org.

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On Saturday, March 3 at 7:30pm, Symphoria’s Masterworks Series continues.  Maestro Lawrence Loh conducts when Moscow-born pianist Natasha Paremski performs Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 on this all-Russian concert. The program concludes with Stravinsky’s controversial redefinition of 20th Century music, Rite of Spring.  Tickets and more information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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Syracuse Vocal Ensemble, with guest conductor Ryan Endris, will perform Britten’s Five Flower Songs and Choral Dances from Glorianna, Morley’s English Madrigals, Stanford’s The Bluebird, and feature Argento’s Walden Pond with harp and cellos.  Tickets available at www.SyracuseVocalEnsemble.org, 315-450-7887, or at the door.

Two performances:

Saturday, March 3 at 7:30pm
OCC Recital Hall Academic II/Performing Arts Center
4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

 Sunday, March 4 at 3:00pm
Plymouth Congregational Church
504 Onondaga Street, Syracuse

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The Folkus Project presents Songwriters Hall of Fame 2016 inductee Chip Taylor on Friday, March 3 at 8:00pm at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street in Syracuse.  The New York Times says, “If you only know him as the guy who wrote ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Angel of the Morning,’” you don’t know him.  More information and tickets at www.folkus.org.

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CMM In Recital presents American Music for Flute and Guitar on Sunday, March 4 at 2:00pm at Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse.  Stephanie Cambra, flute, and Santiago Diaz, guitar, perform music by Alberto Ginastera, John La Montaine, and Robert Beaser.  More information and tickets available at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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On Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00pm, it’s Dana “Short Order” Cooke with a Side of Stantons at Temple Concord, 910 Madison Street in Syracuse.  It’s music that mixes humor, sentiment, clever word-play, and often unusual topics.  Part of the Regina F. Goldenberg Cultural Series.  More information at www.Facebook.com/TempleConcordSyr.

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The CMM Wednesday Recital Series continues as Elisabeth Klimek, mezzo-soprano, and Krista Seddon, piano, present “Music as a Prayer for Peace,” musical selections of Jewish/Hebrew composers.  Wednesday, March 7 at 12:15 pm at Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse.  This concert is free.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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Schola Cantorum of Syracuse continues its season with their choral concert, “Ein Feste Burg: Early Lutheran Music from Walter to Schutz” on Sunday, March 11 at 4:00pm.  Featuring music inspired by Luther’s revolution and by the new chorale tunes that Lutheranism generated.  At Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road, Dewitt.  Tickets are available at the door.  More information at www.ScholaSyracuse.com.

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The Arts and Music Festival at St. Stephen presents the MasterWorks Chorale, accompanied by keyboardist Fred Willard, with music spanning two centuries – from Haydn to Rutter. Reception follows the program.  All are welcome!  A free will offering will be gratefully accepted.  Sunday, March 11 at 4:00pm at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 873 Dewitt Street, Syracuse.  More information at www.StStephenSyracuse.org.

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The CMM Wednesday Recital Series continues with pianist Andrew King.  King teams up with an accomplished tenor for a program of piano and vocal repertoire.  Wednesday, March 14 at 12:15 pm at Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse.  This concert is free.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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Milkweed performs as part of The Folkus Project on Friday, March 16 at 8:00pm.  Milkweed has pulled from many of the great aspects of American music and created their own brand of American song and story-telling.  At the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse.  Advance tickets and more information at www.folkus.org.

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It’s a magical celebration of the Emerald Isle, with Maria Kaneko Millar, a violinist whose credits include 170 performances as Solo Dancing Fiddler in Riverdance On Broadway and the North American and Asian Tours of Riverdance: The Show.  Part of the Pops series with Symphoria, conducted by Sean O’Loughlin.  Saturday, March 17 at 7:30pm at the Crouse Hinds Theater at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center in Syracuse.  Tickets and more information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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Recently serving as the Quartet-in-Residence at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Chiara Quartet is remarkable for its performances of music “by heart.”  The Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music brings the Chiara Quartet to the HW Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Road in Syracuse, on Saturday, March 17 at 7:30pm.  Tickets and more information at www.syracusefriendsofchambermusic.org.

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The CMM Wednesday Recital Series continues with music of Alonzo Mudarra, J.S. Bach, Mauro Giuliani, Fernando Sor, Augustin Mangora, and Leo Brouwer, performed by guitarist Timothy Schmidt.  Wednesday, March 21 at 12:15 pm at Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse.  This concert is free.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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Saturday, March 24 at 7:30pm, Symphoria celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with his Three Dance Episodes from On the Town before dazzling violinist Chee Yun performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Mahler’s sunny Symphony No. 4, with its ethereal last movement describes a child’s vision of heavenly life.  Conducted by Lawrence Loh, the concert is held at the Crouse Hinds Theater in the John H. Mulroy Civic Center in Syracuse.  Tickets and more information at www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

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Singer/songwriter Maria Gillard comes to the Folks Project series on Saturday, March 24 at 8:00pm as part of the Folkus Project.  The Maria Gillard Trio plays Gillard’s original songs, offering a mix of folk, swing, bluegrass and jazz.  Note the special date and location:  All Saints Church, 1340 Lancaster Avenue, Syracuse.  More information and tickets at www.folkus.org.

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The CMM Wednesday Recital Series continues as cellist Pamela Devenport performs music of the Three B’s.  Wednesday, March 28 at 12:15 pm at Grace Episcopal Church, 819 Madison Street, Syracuse.  This concert is free.  More information at www.CivicMorningMusicals.org.

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