Society for New Music

upcoming concerts

Art Exhibit
Friday, July 1–Saturday, July 30,
Various venues, Cazenovia

Art Exhibit featuring works by Carol Adamec, Maria Aridgides, David Beale, Stephen Carpenter, Bob Colley, Grant Dolge, Bill Elkins, Mary Giehl, Craig Graci, Cheryl Gressani, Judy Hand, Robert Licht, Larry Pacilio, Toloa Perry, Philippa Schrader, Terry Slade, Rosalie Spitzer, John von Bergen, Kim Waale, Jerry Weimar, and Carolynne Whitefeather (painting, fiber arts, photography, sculpture, watercolor, digital, acrylic, fused glass, and mixed media) will be on display at locations throughout the Village: Cazenovia Public Library, Cazenovia Jewelry, Common Grounds, Cazenovia Artisans, Isabella's, and St. Peter's Episcopal Hall.


past concerts

Rising Stars
Wednesday, July 20, 12:30 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Classics as well as premieres of new works by Cody A. Paul, Gregg Welcher, and Nik Jeleniauskas, performed by winners of regional and state-wide competitions: Christopher Spinelli, piano; Katerina Skafidas, soprano; and Thomas Nguyen, piano.


Paradise (a world premiere interactive installation)
June 2–17
Syracuse Stage's Black Box Theater (2nd floor), 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse
Tickets: Free

Immerse yourself in the paradisal Garden of Nature by way of this interactive collage of bird and animal sounds from around the world. Create your own rich sonic/visual tapestry which, like nature, will envelop and draw you in. An interactive sound/light installation by Douglas Quin and Lorne Covington, commissioned by the Society for New Music. This might also inspire your interest in geography, technology, and/or in saving our planet!

The installation will be open on:
Thurs., June 2, 4:00-7:00 pm
Fri., June 3, 4:00-7:00 pm (with an opening reception 5:00-7:00 pm in Sutton Pavilion)
Sat., June 4, 3:00-6:00 pm
Thurs., June 9, 4:00-7:00 pm
Fri., June 10, 4:00-7:00 pm
Sat., June 11, 3:00-6:00 pm
Wed., June 15, 3:00-6:00 pm
Thurs., June 16, 3:00-6:00 pm
Fri., June 17, 3:00-6:00 pm

Douglas Quin is a world renowned sound designer, naturalist, public radio commentator, and music composer, and co-director of the audio arts program at SU's Newhouse School.

Lorne Covington, fluent with visual and performing art, electronic hardware, embedded systems, and all layers of software development, creates immersive responsive environments using in-house developed cutting-edge sensing and software technologies. Lorne’s work focuses on the intangible space between action and response, the moment-to-moment experience of involvement with a complex system that turns the act of viewing into one of exploration, creation, and play. Recent projects have included Dance Box Theater at the Kennedy Center, Electric Heliotrope Theater, Memory Theater at Memorial Gallery in Rochester, Dancing Light Theater at the MOST in Syracuse, and the JournoWall Participatory Environment, S.I. Newhouse College of Public Communications where students and faculty can interact with large-scale visual information and sound through NOIRFLUX’s JournoWall.


Vision of Sound
Saturday, April 9, 7:30 PM
Wellin Hall, Schambach Center, Hamilton College, Clinton
Tickets: Free

New music for dance performed by dancers and musicians from along the Erie Canal cultural corridor.

Music by Peter Allen, Michael Burritt, Ryan Carter, Diane Jones, Marc Mellits, and Mark Olivieri, collaborating with Upstate NY's finest choreographers: Allison Bohman, Dominique Dawkins, N'jelle Gage-Thorne, Michelle Ikle, Cheryl Johnson, Kelly Johnson, Alaina Olivieri, Missy Pfohl Smith, Cadence Whittier, and Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell.


Vision of Sound
Sunday, February 21, 4:00 PM
Carrier Theater, Civic Center, Syracuse
Tickets: $15 regular, $12 seniors/students; $30 family

New music for dance performed by dancers and musicians from along the Erie Canal cultural corridor.

Music by Peter Allen, Michael Burritt, Ryan Carter, Diane Jones, Marc Mellits, and Mark Olivieri, collaborating with Upstate NY's finest choreographers: Allison Bohman, Dominique Dawkins, N'jelle Gage-Thorne, Michelle Ikle, Cheryl Johnson, Kelly Johnson, Alaina Olivieri, Missy Pfohl Smith, Cadence Whittier, and Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell.


The Now Generation
Sunday, January 31, 2:30 PM
May Memorial Unitarian Society, 3800 E. Genesee St., Syracuse
Tickets: $15 regular, $12 seniors/students; $30 family

Rob T. Smith Three Songs for the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), revision 2015, for baritone, clarinet, violin, and cello
Alex Burtzos The Outlaw in the Gilded Age, 2012, for for violin, clarinet, horn, baritone sax, and piano
Jennifer Higdon Piano Trio, 2003, "Pale Yellow"
Bun-Ching Lam Ein Alter Tibetteppich for baritone and piano
Bun-Ching Lam Age d'Or, 2011, for baritone and horn
Steve Ferre Remembering the Night Sky, 2004, revised 2015, for violin, cello, piano, clarinet, alto sax
James Primosch Dancepiece, 2005, for alto sax, cello, piano, and percussion

Performers include Julie Bridge, horn; Rob Bridge, percussion; John Friedrichs, clarinet; Diana Hunger, saxophone; Blagomira Lipari, violin; Sar Shalom Strong, piano; Steven Stull, baritone; and Jennifer Vaughn, cello.


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