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.


Paradise
Saturday, July 9, 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Stone Quarry Rd., Cazenovia

Opening reception for Paradise, an interactive installation by Douglas Quin and Lorne Covington, will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm. Paradise will be up throughout July in the gallery at SQHAP.


Memphis
Saturday, July 9, 7:30 PM
Cazenovia College Theater, Lincklaen Street, Cazenovia

A film by Cazenovia native Tim Sutton about a musician waiting for inspiration. The screening will be followed by After Hours music at Lincklaen House.


Art-Inspired Music
Sunday, July 10, 3:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church, 27 Albany St., Cazenovia
Tickets: $15 regular, $12 seniors/students, children 18 and under free

Organist Glenn Kime solos in Patrick Greene's Steel Symphony, inspired by sculptures at DeCordova Art Park; music inspired by Carrie Mae Weems' photos; and Pulitzer winner Jennifer Higdon's Trio, performed by Ahreum Kim, violin; Greg Wood, cello; and Sar Strong, piano.


Young Composers Corner
Monday, July 11–Friday, July 15,
Cazenovia Public Library, Albany St., Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Young Composers Corner led by Syracuse native Nikolas Jeleniauskas.


Rising Stars
Wednesday, July 13, 12:30 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Classics as well as premieres of new works by Emmanuel Sikora, Sachin Shukla, and Kaziah White, performed by winners of regional competitions: Emily Kielbasinski, soprano; Sarah Bobrow, bassoon; and Hannah Kang, violin.


Noteified
Thursday, July 14, 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
Lakeland Park Pavilion, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

A jazz ensemble of prize-winning CNY musicians now in college: Sam Smith, bass; Richard Bostich, piano; David Millen, guitar; Scottie Madonia, drums; Nick DiMaria, trumpet; and Dunham Hall, sax.
Presented in collaboration with Cazenovia Chamber of Commerce "Concerts in the Park" series.


Writers Corner: Syracuse Veterans' Writing Group
Saturday, July 16, 4:00 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Open to all veterans and their supporters, co-led by Eileen Schell.


Art Exhibit Reception
Saturday, July 16, 5:00 PM–6:30 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Art exhibit reception features music by prize-winning classical/jazz pianist Christopher Spinelli along with artist demonstrations.


Writers Corner Double-Header
Tuesday, July 19, 7:30 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Featuring poets Laura Donnelly and Jennifer Litt.

Litt teaches at SUNY-Brockport and curates a poetry wall at Hogan’s Hideaway in Rochester. Her Maximum Speed through Zero, 2016 was published by Blue Lyra Press-Delphi. Donnelly’s collection, Watershed, won the 2013 Cider Press Review Prize and was a finalist for two other prizes. On the SUNY-Oswego faculty, her poems have been published in Rhino, Typo, Cimarron Review, Third Coast, PANK, Flyway, Poetry East, and others.


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.


The Classical Style
Wednesday, July 20, 7:30 PM
Cazenovia College Theater, Lincklaen Street, Cazenovia
Tickets: $15 regular, $12 seniors/students, children 18 and under free

Fully-staged opera by Pulitzer Prize-winner Steven Stucky, with a libretto by Jeremy Denk, a MacArthur genius awardee. An affectionate, satirical look at the cult of Classical music ... a flight of fancy where Haydn, Beethoven & Mozart wander earth in search of their faded glory.

Cast includes Janet Brown, Julia Ebner, Danan Tsan, Jonathan Howell, Dan Fields, Steven Stull, David Neal, Eric Johnson; directed by Victoria King, with set design by David Harper. Performance will be preceded by a prix fixe dinner at Lincklaen House.


Rising Stars Alumni Concert
Saturday, July 23, 7:30 PM
Route 20 Sofa Company, 3208 Route 20, Cazenovia
Tickets: $15 regular, $12 seniors/students, children 18 and under free

Music by Clinton native Ben Moore Dear Theo, plus works by Diane Jones, David Hajdu, and others, performed by Dominick Corbacio, tenor; Trisha Albright, soprano; Shelby Dems, violin; and Sar Shalom Strong, piano.

All those sketching or coloring during the concert admitted free!


Book Launch Reception
Saturday, July 23, 9:00 PM
Brae Loch Inn, 5 Albany St., Cazenovia

A book launch celebration/reception for Bob Colley’s Scotland and the Hebrides, a medium-format book of color photographs of Scotland and the Western Islands over a 30-year period, with commentary and exhibition of photos from the forthcoming book, plus music!


Family Arts Day
Sunday, July 24,
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Stone Quarry Rd., Cazenovia

1:00 pm: Poetry Round Robin led by poet David Hitchcock (including Georgia Popoff’s Young Writers Group from the YMCA)
2:00 pm: Young Composers Corner reading of completed works by SNM professionals
3:00–5:00 pm: Sound Wandering--Art, Nature, and Music (five sites with a different musical group at each: strings, gamelan ensemble, drumming ensemble, vocal ensemble, and mixed ensemble) guided by puppets to the top of the hill for the premiere of a work by Edward Ruchalski.

A reception with ice cream and lemonade will follow.

RAIN OR SHINE


past concerts

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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