Society for New Music

upcoming concerts

SNM Gala Benefit
Saturday, June 3, 6:00 PM
Singer Mansion, Brookford Road, Syracuse
Tickets: $50 individual, $75 patron (Seating is limited. Please reserve by May 29.)

Nurturing the Next Generation:
Music by composer-performers in the Syracuse Youth Orchestra, curated by SNM high school board representative Sachin Shukla and performed by musicians from the SYO and Society All-Stars.

Tributes:
Vicki Feldman: Syracuse Sounds of Music, Symphoria, Goldenberg Series at Temple Concord, Aria Society, and Jewish Music & Cultural Festival
David MacDonald: nationally renowned ceramist, founding member of Community Folk Art Gallery, Learning Place tutor, and Professor Emeritus at Syracuse University.

Buffet dinner.


Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 1–Sunday, July 30,
Various venues, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Exhibit curated by Linda Bigness, Bob Gates, Toloa Perry, and Jim Ridlon, will be on display at venues throughout the village.


Rising Stars
Wednesday, July 12, 12:00 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Premieres of music by young composers, plus some classics, performed by prize-winning musicians.


MG3 Jazz Organ Trio
Thursday, July 13, 6:30 PM
Lakeland Park Pavilion, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Melissa Gardiner on trombone and vocals, William Gorman on organ, Byron Cage on drums. Presented in cooperation with Cazenovia Chamber of Commerce.


Electroacoustic Music and Light Show
Friday, July 14, 7:30 PM
Route 20 Sofa Company, 3208 Route 20, Cazenovia

Featuring Elinor Frey, cello

Charles Peck Ferrous
Nina C Young Mark as Unsent
Edward Ruchalski Nocturne
Andrew Martin Smith a glass mirror ... to see your soul
Robert E. Thomas there dwells the child that was
Christopher Cresswell TBD
Colin Frank Noisy Rhetoric, 2016

Lighting design by Cazenovia native Katie Gilliand.


Armory Square Playwrights
Saturday, July 15, 3:00 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Readings of short plays about women's suffrage and equal rights.


Art Exhibit Reception with New Music
Saturday, July 15, 4:30 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Reception, artist demonstrations, and Christopher Spinelli performing new takes on jazz standards.


Trio Casals
Sunday, July 16, 3:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church, 27 Albany St., Cazenovia

The trio will perform music by New York composers Diane Jones, Tania Leon, Marga Richter, and Hilary Tann.


Young Composers Corner
Monday, July 17–Friday, July 21,
Cazenovia Public Library, Albany St., Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Young Composers Corner for high school and middle school students, led by composer Christopher Cresswell, culminating in a performance of completed works on July 22.


Writer's Corner Double-header
Tuesday, July 18, 7:30 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Presented in conjunction with Syracuse's Downtown Writers Center.


Rising Stars
Wednesday, July 19, 12:00 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Premieres of music by young composers, plus some classics, performed by prize-winning musicians.


Home-Grown Music
Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 PM
Critz Farms, 3232 Rippleton Rd., Cazenovia

A cabaret-style concert including the premiere of Chris Cresswell’s Maybe home is the sum of all our stories for flute, clarinet, viola, cello, piano, electric guitar, and electronics; Daniel Sutheran's the river is in delta, and more.


Reclaiming Gage
Friday, July 21, 7:30 PM
Cazenovia College Theater, Lincklaen Street, Cazenovia

Staged scenes from the new opera about Matilda Joslyn Gage by Persis Parshall Vehar, with libretto by Gabrielle Vehar.


Young Composers Corner Reading Session
Saturday, July 22, 2:00 PM
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Stone Quarry Rd., Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

A performance of the pieces composed during this year's Young Composers Corner sessions.


Family Arts Day
Sunday, July 23,
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Stone Quarry Rd., Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Events include a Poetry Round Robin; David Harper's "We See You Mrs. Riester" exhibit and reception; Sound Wandering concert coordinated by Edward Ruchalski and Geoff Navias, with five groups of musicians performing at five sculptural sites in the park.


past concerts

Society Music
Sunday, March 19, 2:30 PM
St. Paul's Cathedral, 310 Montgomery St., Syracuse
Tickets: $15 regular, $12 seniors/students, $30 max family, ages 12 and under free

Recent works by former SNM commissioned composers, now internationally renowned: Daniel S. Godfrey, Christopher Hopkins, Christopher Rouse, Roberto Sierra, and Melinda Wagner.


Vision of Sound: (making) Place
Sunday, February 26, 3:00 PM
Wellin Hall, Schambach Center, Hamilton College, Clinton

Music for dance, live electronics, and video composed by Paul Leary, Sam Pellman, Mark Olivieri, Stephen Ferre, Octavio Vazquez, and Gregory Wanamaker, in collaboration with some of Upstate NY's finest choreographers, including Brandon Ellis, Rose Pasquarella Beauchamp, Nanako Horikawa, Edward Murphy, Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell, and Kaitley Wozer, and performed by Rob Auler, piano; John Friedrichs, clarinet; Ahreum Kim, violin; and Jennifer Vaughn, cello; and dancers from across Upstate New York.

Part of Syracuse Symposium’s year-long series on Place.


Vision of Sound: (making) Place
Sunday, February 19, 3:00 PM
Waterman Theater, SUNY Oswego, Oswego

Music for dance, live electronics, and video composed by Paul Leary, Sam Pellman, Mark Olivieri, Stephen Ferre, Octavio Vazquez, and Gregory Wanamaker, in collaboration with some of Upstate NY's finest choreographers, including Brandon Ellis, Rose Pasquarella Beauchamp, Nanako Horikawa, Edward Murphy, Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell, and Kaitley Wozer, and performed by Rob Auler, piano; John Friedrichs, clarinet; Ahreum Kim, violin; and Jennifer Vaughn, cello; and dancers from across Upstate New York.

Part of Syracuse Symposium’s year-long series on Place.


Vision of Sound: (making) Place
Friday, February 17, 7:30 PM
Carrier Theater, Civic Center, Syracuse
Tickets: $15 regular, $12 seniors/students, $30 max family, $5 dance students, SU students and faculty free with ID, ages 12 and under free

Music for dance, live electronics, and video composed by Paul Leary, Sam Pellman, Mark Olivieri, Stephen Ferre, Octavio Vazquez, and Gregory Wanamaker, in collaboration with some of Upstate NY's finest choreographers, including Brandon Ellis, Rose Pasquarella Beauchamp, Nanako Horikawa, Edward Murphy, Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell, and Kaitley Wozer, and performed by Rob Auler, piano; John Friedrichs, clarinet; Ahreum Kim, violin; and Jennifer Vaughn, cello; and dancers from across Upstate New York.

Part of Syracuse Symposium’s year-long series on Place.


Music Here & Now
Sunday, January 22, 2:30 PM
Hosmer Auditorium, Everson Museum, Syracuse
Tickets: $15 regular, $12 seniors/students, $30 max family, ages 12 and under free

Music by Brian Israel Prize-winners Ryan Chase, repeat a lie often enough, and Kaito Nakahori, Zero, plus Patrick Castillo's To Hear You Tell It, Stephen Ferre's Labyrinth (an SNM commission), Charles Fussell's Fünf Goethe Lieder, and Kevin Ames' L'Envoi.

Performers include Janet Brown, soprano; Bridget Moriarty, soprano' Kelly Covert, flute/piccolo; John Friedrichs, clarinet; John Raschella, trumpet; Tyler Ogilvie, French horn; Ahreum Kim, violin; Edgar Tumajyan, violin; Arvilla Rovit, viola; Jennifer Vaughn, cello; Rob Bridge, percussion; and Sar Shalom Strong, piano; conducted by Heather Buchman.


Music by Rising Stars
Monday, December 19, 7:00 PM
Syracuse Stage Sutton Pavilion, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse
Tickets: Free

Nicholas Cantello (b. 1998) Trio, 2016 for 2 trumpets and horn (premiere)
Anna Muench The General, 2016 for solo bass (premiere)
Sachin Shukla (b. 1999) Vault, 2016 for violin (2nd performance)
Charles Van Tassel (b. 1995) Epilogue, 2014 for solo cello (2nd performance)
Nicholas Cantello Romanza, 2016 for solo flute (premiere)
Sachin Shukla Prose, 2016 for viola (premiere)
Gregg Welcher (b. 1997) Process, 2016 for flute, clarinet, and piano (premiere)
Mario Charles Pietra Portentum, 2016 (2nd performance)

Nicholas Cantello attends West Genesee High School, Anna Muench and Sachin Shukla attend Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Gregg Welcher is a graduate of Baldwinsville High School attending SUNY-Purchase, Charles
Van Tassel is an undergraduate at Syracuse University, and Mario Pietra is a graduate student at S.U.

Program curated by Sachin Shukla, SNM's high school board representative.

Performers include musicians from the Syracuse Youth Orchestra and the Society for New Music, including Nicholas Cantello, horn; Kelly Covert, flute; Shelby Dems, violin; Aaron DuBois, trumpet; John Friedrichs, clarinet; Kyle Jones, trumpet; Hannah Kang, violin; Anna Muench, double bass; Julia Musengo, flute; Lydia Parkington, cello; Sachin Shukla, piano and viola; Gregg Welcher, piano; and Irene Yee, cello.


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