Society for New Music

upcoming concerts

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Sound Perspectives, East and West
Sunday, November 2, 3:00 PM
Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University campus, Syracuse
Tickets: $15 general, $12 students/seniors, $30 family, SU students & faculty free with ID

Zhou Tian Clarinet Quintet, 2014 (premiere of Society-commissioned piece)
The piece will be repeated after intermission with projections -- a response or different "perspective" -- by installation/sound artists Lorne Covington and Douglas Quin)
Zhou Long Pianogongs, 2005 (2011 Pulitzer winner)
Guo Wenjing Drama, 1995
Rob Deemer Cantos, 2012 (second performance of 2012 commissioned work with video by Courtney Rile)
Dan Asia Amichai Songs, on poems by Yehuda Amichai, 2012

Performers include Robert Swenson, tenor; Kelly Covert, flute/piccolo; John Friedrichs, clarinet/bass clarinet; John Raschella, trumpet; Dave DiGennaro, trombone; Ann McIntyre and Blagomira Lipari, violin; Kit Dodd, viola; Greg Wood, cello; Darryl Pugh, double bass; Sar Shalom Strong, piano; Rob Bridge, Chelsea Catalone, and Mike Pitzeruse, percussion; conducted by Rob Deemer.

Presented in conjunction with Syracuse University Humanities Center and Syracuse Symposium series on Perspectives, and in collaboration with S.U. Religion Department and Judaic Studies.


21st Century Prize Winners
Sunday, January 25, 2:30 PM
Hosmer Auditorium, Everson Museum, Syracuse
Tickets: $15 general, $12 seniors/students, $30 family, 12 and under free

Steven Stucky Rain Shadow, 2012
Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann Whistling Vessels, 2013
Arthur Levering Still Raining, Still Dreaming, rev. 2001
David Liptak DOVE cycle, 2013
Joseph Schwantner Two Poems of Agueda Pizarro

Performers include Kelly Covert, flute/piccolo; John Friedrichs, clarinet/bass clarinet; Ann McIntyre, violin; Kit Dodd, viola; Greg Wood, cello; Rob Bridge, percussion; and guest artists Tony Arnold, soprano, and Alison d'Amato, piano


Vision of Sound
Saturday, February 7, 4:00 PM
St. Paul's Cathedral, 310 Montgomery St., Syracuse
Tickets: $15 general, $12 seniors/students, $30 family, 12 and under free

Music for dance by Marco Alunno, David Davies, Kevin Ernst, Mark Olivieri, Nic Scherzinger, Rob Voisey

Composers collaborating with Upstate NY's finest choreographers, dancers and musicians along the Erie Canal cultural corridor.

Program will be repeated on Feb. 9 at 7:30 pm at Wesley Chapel, Houghton College, Houghton, NY; March 28 at 8:00 pm at Smith Opera House, Geneva, NY; and at Jan Van Hus, New York City , date TDB.


World Music
Sunday, March 8, 2:30 PM
OCC Recital Hall, Onondaga Community College campus, Syracuse
Tickets: $15 general, $12 seniors/students, $30 family, 12 and under free

Robert Xavier Rodriguez Xochiquetzal, 2014 NYS premiere
Lou Harrison Varied Trio
Rob Paterson Hell's Kitchen, 2014

East meets west meets south meets north in this program of music inspired by an ancient Mayan goddess, Hell's Kitchen, Fragonard, and rice bowls for chamber ensemble and six percussionists!


past concerts

Safety Last! Silent film with newly composed score
Wednesday, October 8, 7:00 PM
Palace Theater, Eastwood, 2384 James St., Syracuse
Tickets: Season ticket or $25 at the door

This 1923 romantic comedy starring Harold Lloyd includes one of the most famous images from the silent film era: Lloyd clutching the hands of a large clock as he dangles from the outside of a skyscraper above moving traffic.

Screened with the premiere of a score by Rob Deemer and presented in conjunction with the Syracuse International Film Festival and LeMoyne College.

Performers include Kelly Covert, flute/piccolo; John Friedrichs, clarinet/bass clarinet; Peter Rovit and Blagomira Lipari, violins; Gregory Wood, cello; Gabriel DiMartino, trumpet; and Heather Buchman, trombone, conducted by Rob Deemer.


Upstate Treasures
Sunday, September 21, 2:30 PM
Hosmer Auditorium, Everson Museum, Syracuse
Tickets: $15 general, $12 seniors/students, $30 family, 12 and under free

"Doctuh" Mike Woods Libations, 2011
Charles Fussell Moonshine, 2012 (dedicated to David and Deirdre Stam)
John Liberatore She rose & let me in, 2013 (2014 Israel prize);
Sam Pellman Recursive Fury, 2014 (second performance)
Doug Cuomo Slowly she turns, 2010
Jonathan Pieslak selections from Shard, 2014

Performers include Rob Auler, piano; Blagomira Lipari, violin; Mike Woods, double bass; Rob Bridge and Jennifer Vacanti, percussion.


Family Arts Day
Saturday, July 19, 1:00 PM–6:00 PM
Stone Quarry Art Park, Stone Quarry Rd., Cazenovia

Poetry Round Robin, reading of works from the Young Composers Corner, drumming circle, and interactive music installation on the hilltop by Lorne Covington. Come to play and make the hills alive with music!


City Colors/City Lights
Friday, July 18, 7:30 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia

Music by Syracuse native Elliot Sneider, with video by Courtney Rile, along with Persis Parshall Vehar's Life, Love & Timelessness.


Rising Stars
Wednesday, July 16, 12:00 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia

Program featuring winners of regional and state competitions with premieres. Sarah Bobrow, bassoon; Adina Martin, soprano; and Hannah Schuldt, cello; perform works by Chris Cresswell, Marco Giusto, and Alex Ganes.


The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Sunday, July 13, 3:00 PM
Cazenovia College Theater, Lincklaen Street, Cazenovia
Tickets: $15 regular, $12 students/seniors, $5 ages 18 and under, $30 family

Opera by Carman Moore with libretto by Oyamo.

Inspired by an ancient Greek fable, steeped with magic realism, and with N'Orleans-style swing and jazz music, the production follows the trials of young Charles. He learns that how we treat others matters, and that being good isn't always easy but is rewarded in the end. When Charles comes across the queen of an enchanted forest and witnesses her supernatural powers as a healer of the environment, he vows to become her apprentice. However, his arrogance and gullibility all but ruin his chances until he learns his lessons and bravely aids the sorcerer in a battle against her villain.


Rising Stars
Wednesday, July 9, 12:00 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia

Program featuring winners of regional and state competitions with premieres. Megan Murphy, soprano; Jayde Martin, violin; and Gregg Welcher, piano; perform works by Nik A. Jeleniauskas, Emmanuel Sikora, and Gregg Welcher.


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