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Vision of Sound
Sunday, March 30, 7:00 PM
Sheldon Hall Ballroom, SUNY Oswego, Oswego
Tickets: $10 regular, students free

New music with dance.

Music by Amit Gilutz, Ted Goldman, Diane Jones, Sally Lamb McCune, Mark Olivieri, and Steven Stucky.

Musicians include Rob Auler, piano; Elinor Frey, cello; Rob Bridge and Jennifer Vacanti, percussion.

Choreography by Laurie Atkins, Stephanie Dattellas, Audrey Lane Ellis, Matthew Frazier-Smith, Kelly Johnson, and Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell.


Vision of Sound
Saturday, March 29, 4:00 PM
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, 351 East 74th St., New York City
Tickets: Free

New music with dance.

Music by Amit Gilutz, Ted Goldman, Diane Jones, Sally Lamb McCune, Mark Olivieri, and Steven Stucky.

Musicians include Rob Auler, piano; Elinor Frey, cello; Rob Bridge and Jennifer Vacanti, percussion.

Choreography by Laurie Atkins, Stephanie Dattellas, Audrey Lane Ellis, Matthew Frazier-Smith, Kelly Johnson, and Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell.


Love & Light
Sunday, March 9, 3:00 PM
St. Paul's Cathedral, 310 Montgomery St., Syracuse
Tickets: Advance purchase through SNM: $15 general, $12 seniors/students, $5 children under 12. At the door: $20

A collaboration with the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble, Robert Cowles, conductor.

20th century choral masterworks by Morten Lauridsen Lux Aeterna and Earl George Valentines & Graffiti.

Morten Lauridsen is a 2007 National Medal of Arts awardee.
"if you love choral music, Lauridsen's work is required listening" --www.classicstoday.com

Earl George, long-time faculty member at Syracuse University, was a brilliant man, composer, beloved teacher, and esteemed music critic. Known for his choral music, he had works performed by major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic.


Love & Light
Saturday, March 8, 7:30 PM
Cazenovia First Methodist Church, Lincklaen St., Cazenovia
Tickets: Advance purchase through SNM: $15 general, $12 seniors/students, $5 children under 12. At the door: $20

A collaboration with the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble, Robert Cowles, conductor.

20th century choral masterworks by Morten Lauridsen Lux Aeterna and Earl George Valentines & Graffiti.

Morten Lauridsen is a 2007 National Medal of Arts awardee.
"if you love choral music, Lauridsen's work is required listening" --www.classicstoday.com

Earl George, long-time faculty member at Syracuse University, was a brilliant man, composer, beloved teacher, and esteemed music critic. Known for his choral music, he had works performed by major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic.


The Now Generation
Sunday, January 26, 2:30 PM
Hosmer Auditorium, Everson Museum, Syracuse
Tickets: $15 general, $12 seniors/students, $5 children under 12

An eclectic program of music by guest composer/steel pan virtuoso Andy Akiho, alongside Stephen Ferre, Syracuse native Robert Honstein, and 2013 Israel Prize winner Juan Pablo Contreras.

Andy Akiho Daidai Iro (Orange), 2004, and Murasaki (Purple), 2006
Andy Akiho LigNEous, 2010
Juan Pablo Contreras Silencio en Juarez, 2011
Robert Honstein Patter, 2010
Stephen Ferre Paradiso, revised 2013, premiere

Performed by Ann McIntyre, violin; Blagomira Lipari, violin; Cassie Sulbarán, viola; Jennifer Vaughn, cello; John Friedrichs, clarinet; Sar Strong, piano; Mike Compitello, percussion; Andy Akiho, steel pan


Ancient Voices, Contemporary Contexts: Indigenous American Musical Updates
Sunday, November 10, 4:00 PM
Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University campus, Syracuse
Tickets: $15 general, $12 seniors/students, $5 children under 12; $30 family; free with SU student or faculty ID

World premieres of works by Native American composers (Peruvian and Mohican) that weave their heritage into new classical music, as a context for hearing our ancestors through a modern prism.

Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann Whistling Vessels, 2013 for chamber ensemble, indigenous Peruvian "whistling vessels," and electronics (SNM commission)

Brent Michael Davids The Purchase of Manhattan, 2013, opera/oratorio for chamber orchestra, vocal ensemble, American Indian singers, featuring Laura Enslin, soprano; Jonathan Howell,
tenor; Steven Stull, baritone; and Brent Michael Davids, Native American wooden flute

The award winning Mr. Davids is the foremost living Native American composer.

Presented in conjunction with Syracuse University Humanities Center and the Syracuse Symposium series on Listening, and in collaboration with S.U. Arts Engage and La Liga. Funded in part with an IDEAS implementation grant.


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