Society for New Music

upcoming concerts

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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, 1987
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!

Performed by Kelly Covert, John Friedrichs, Blagomira Lipari, Greg Wood, Sar Strong, Rob Bridge, Chelsea Catalone, Coughlin, Mikaela Derby, Michael Pitzeruse, Nick Shafer, and Jimmy Spagnola.


Vision of Sound
Saturday, March 28, 8:00 PM
Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., Geneva
Tickets: $15 general, $12 seniors/students, $30 family, 12 and under free

Music for dance by Marco Alunno, David Davies, Kevin Ernste, Mark Olivieri, Nic Scherzinger, Rob Voisey, choreographed by Candy Aguilera, Alexandra Beller, Lisa Fagan, Hanni Schwarzlander, Cheryl Johnson, and Cynthia Williams, and performed by some of Upstate NY's finest dancers and musicians along the Erie Canal cultural corridor.


Vision of Sound
Sunday, April 12, 1:00 PM
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, 351 East 74th St., New York City
Tickets: $15 general, $12 seniors/students, $30 family, 12 and under free

Music for dance by Marco Alunno, David Davies, Kevin Ernste, Mark Olivieri, Nic Scherzinger, Rob Voisey, choreographed by Candy Aguilera, Alexandra Beller, Lisa Fagan, Hanni Schwarzlander, Cheryl Johnson, and Cynthia Williams, and performed by some of Upstate NY's finest dancers and musicians along the Erie Canal cultural corridor.


past concerts

Vision of Sound
Monday, February 9, 7:30 PM
Wesley Chapel, Houghton College, Houghton
Tickets: $15 general, $12 seniors/students, $30 family, 12 and under free

Music for dance by Marco Alunno, David Davies, Kevin Ernste, Mark Olivieri, Nic Scherzinger, Rob Voisey, choreographed by Candy Aguilera, Alexandra Beller, Lisa Fagan, Hanni Schwarzlander, Cheryl Johnson, and Cynthia Williams, and performed by some of Upstate NY's finest dancers and musicians along the Erie Canal cultural corridor.


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 Ernste, Mark Olivieri, Nic Scherzinger, and Rob Voisey, choreographed by Candy Aguilera, Alexandra Beller, Lisa Fagan, Hanni Schwarzlander, Cheryl Johnson, and Cynthia Williams, and performed by some of Upstate NY's finest dancers and musicians along the Erie Canal cultural corridor.


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


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.


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.


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