Society for New Music

upcoming concerts

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Cazenovia Counterpoint -- Fields of Dreams: The Arts in Nature
Wednesday, July 15–Saturday, July 25,
Various venues, Cazenovia

Chamber concerts:
Mason Bates The Life of Birds, world premiere of Ping Jin Trio, Steven Stucky Rain Shadow, music by Syracuse native George Nick Gianopoulos, Joan Tower Big Sky, tributes to Robert Palmer (centenary of his birth) and Malcolm Lewis, plus Michael Torke's opera Strawberry Fields (libretto by A.R. Gurney).

Also, a panel on the Creative Process, Writers Corner, Young Composers Corner, Rising Stars concerts with premieres of works by young composers, a month-long art exhibit in venues throughout the village, and Hilltop Pipe Dreams, an interactive sound/sculpture installation at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, an immersive arts experience.

Family Arts Day on July 25 will feature the premiere of Edward Ruchalski's Pipe Dreams, combining sampled sounds of the Hilltop Pipes with live performance by percussion ensemble.

Details on dates, times, and venues TBA.


past concerts

Benefit Gala
Thursday, May 14, 6:30 PM
CNY Philanthropy Center, 431 E. Fayette St., Syracuse
Tickets: $50 per person; $150 for 2 (patron listing)

Join us as we celebrate the 43rd season of the Society for New Music and the 40th anniversary of the American Composers Forum.

Be part of a national event that includes performances and celebrations across the U.S., including a musical "Paper Chain" on Soundcloud.

This event will be linked with ACF for broadcast from Syracuse nationally, and will feature premieres of brief chamber works written for this occasion by SNM commissioned composers, Israel prize winners, and regional composers.

Buffet of hearty finger foods, wine and sparkling water, extravagant desserts with coffee and tea included.


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.


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.


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
Oliveier Messiaen :Louange a l'Eternite de Jesus
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
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


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