Society for New Music

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Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 1–Sunday, July 30,
Various venues, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

The exhibit, curated by Linda Bigness, Bob Gates, Toloa Perry, and Jim Ridlon, features acrylics, ceramics, collage, ber arts, illustration, mixed media, painting, pastels, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and watercolor, by Joan Applebaum, Constance Avery, Amy Bartell, Barbara Bickford, Linda Bigness, Naomi DeMuth, Roger DeMuth, Grant Dolge, John Fitzsimmons, Jen Gandee, Bob Gates, Diana Godfrey, Elisabeth Groat, Barbara Kellogg, Robert Knight, Jana Kolowrat Laxa, Judith Haynes Levins, John Loy, Mary Gaylord Loy, David MacDonald, Alyson Markell, Tom McCobb, Diane Menzies, Paul Parpard, Toloa Perry, Jim Ridlon, Laurie Selleck, Gary Trento, Anita Welych, and Sherry Wright.

Pieces will be on display at Cazenovia Public Library, Cazenovia Jewelry, Common Ground, Cazenovia Artisans, Isabella’s, The Key, and St. Peter’s Episcopal Hall.


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

Come hear the winners of regional competitions, Audrey Monson of Pulaski and pianist/organist Dominic Fiacco of Poland, NY, perform the classics plus new works written for them by young composers Alexandria Kemp of Ithaca and Mario Pietra of Syracuse. With Sar Shalom Strong, collaborative pianist.


MG3 Jazz Organ Trio
Thursday, July 13, 6:30 PM
Lakeland Park Pavilion, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Watch the sun set over the lake during this jazz concert in the park by SAMMY winner Melissa Gardiner on trombone and vocals, William Gorman on organ, Byron Cage on drums. Presented in cooperation with Cazenovia Chamber of Commerce.


Electroacoustic Music and Light Show
Friday, July 14, 7:30 PM
Route 20 Sofa Company, 3208 Route 20, Cazenovia

Featuring Elinor Frey, cello

Charles Peck Ferrous
Nina C Young Mark as Unsent
Edward Ruchalski Nocturne
Andrew Martin Smith a glass mirror ... to see your soul
Robert E. Thomas there dwells the child that was
Christopher Cresswell TBD
Colin Frank Noisy Rhetoric, 2016

Lighting design by Cazenovia native Katie Gilliand.


Armory Square Playwrights
Saturday, July 15, 3:00 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Readings of short plays about women's suffrage and equal rights.


Art Exhibit Reception with New Music
Saturday, July 15, 4:30 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Reception, artist demonstrations, and Christopher Spinelli performing new takes on jazz standards.


Trio Casals
Sunday, July 16, 4:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church, 27 Albany St., Cazenovia

The trio will perform music by New York composers Diane Jones, Rain Worthington, Marga Richter, Hilary Tann, and Judith Lang Zaimont.

The concert is presented in conjunction with NY Women Composers.


Young Composers Corner
Monday, July 17–Friday, July 21,
Cazenovia Public Library, Albany St., Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Young Composers Corner for high school and middle school students, led by composer Christopher Cresswell, culminating in a performance of completed works on July 22.


Writer's Corner Double-header
Tuesday, July 18, 7:30 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Jane Springer is the author of Dear Blackbird and Murder Ballad and poet David Wojciechowski's work includes Dreams I Never Told You and Letters I Never Sent.

Presented in conjunction with Downtown Writers Center.


Rising Stars
Wednesday, July 19, 12:30 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Winners of regional competitions flutist Julia Musengo (Camillus), soprano Clotilde Cecchi (Cazenovia), and pianist Ben Daly (Manlius), perform the classics, plus premieres of works written for them by composers Charles van Tassel, Bryan Sweeney, and Gregg Welcher.

With Sar Shalom Strong, collaborative pianist.


Home, the Sum of Our Stories
Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 PM
Critz Farms, 3232 Rippleton Rd., Cazenovia

A cabaret-style concert including the premiere of Chris Cresswell’s Maybe home is the sum of all our stories, along with music by Du Yun (2017 Pulitzer winner), Fang Man, Scott Gobin, and Daniel Sutheran for chamber ensemble and electronics.


Pushed Aside: Reclaiming Gage
Friday, July 21, 7:30 PM
Cazenovia College Theater, Lincklaen Street, Cazenovia

Staged scenes from an opera about Matilda Joslyn Gage by Persis Parshall Vehar, with libretto by Gabrielle Vehar, celebrating the NYS Centenary of the women’s suffrage movement. Mrs. Gage, a Fayetteville resident, was one of the triumvirate, along with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, to spark the movement. Gage’s daughter Maud married L. Frank Baum; therefore, the creator of the Wizard of Oz has a role in the opera.

Cast includes: Danan Tsan, Julia Ebner, Laura Enslin, Ivy Walz, Steve Stull, Jonathan Howell, Greg Sheppard, and Victoria King.


Young Composers Corner Reading Session
Saturday, July 22, 2:00 PM
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Stone Quarry Rd., Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

A performance of the pieces composed during this year's Young Composers Corner sessions.


Family Arts Day
Sunday, July 23,
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Stone Quarry Rd., Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Events include a Poetry Round Robin; David Harper's "We See You Mrs. Riester" exhibit and reception; Sound Wandering concert coordinated by Edward Ruchalski and Geoff Navias, with five groups of musicians performing at five sculptural sites in the park.


past concerts

SNM Gala Benefit
Saturday, June 3, 6:00 PM
Singer Mansion, Brookford Road, Syracuse
Tickets: $50 individual, $75 patron (Seating is limited. Please reserve by May 29.)

Nurturing the Next Generation:
Music by composer-performers in the Syracuse Youth Orchestra, curated by SNM high school board representative Sachin Shukla and performed by musicians from the SYO and Society All-Stars.

Tributes:
Vicki Feldman: Syracuse Sounds of Music, Symphoria, Goldenberg Series at Temple Concord, Aria Society, and Jewish Music & Cultural Festival
David MacDonald: nationally renowned ceramist, founding member of Community Folk Art Gallery, Learning Place tutor, and Professor Emeritus at Syracuse University.

Buffet dinner.


Society Music
Sunday, March 19, 2:30 PM
St. Paul's Cathedral, 310 Montgomery St., Syracuse
Tickets: $15 regular, $12 seniors/students, $30 max family, ages 12 and under free

Recent works by former SNM commissioned composers, now internationally renowned: Daniel S. Godfrey, Christopher Hopkins, Christopher Rouse, Roberto Sierra, and Melinda Wagner.


Vision of Sound: (making) Place
Sunday, February 26, 3:00 PM
Wellin Hall, Schambach Center, Hamilton College, Clinton

Music for dance, live electronics, and video composed by Paul Leary, Sam Pellman, Mark Olivieri, Stephen Ferre, Octavio Vazquez, and Gregory Wanamaker, in collaboration with some of Upstate NY's finest choreographers, including Brandon Ellis, Rose Pasquarella Beauchamp, Nanako Horikawa, Edward Murphy, Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell, and Kaitley Wozer, and performed by Rob Auler, piano; John Friedrichs, clarinet; Ahreum Kim, violin; and Jennifer Vaughn, cello; and dancers from across Upstate New York.

Part of Syracuse Symposium’s year-long series on Place.


Vision of Sound: (making) Place
Sunday, February 19, 3:00 PM
Waterman Theater, SUNY Oswego, Oswego

Music for dance, live electronics, and video composed by Paul Leary, Sam Pellman, Mark Olivieri, Stephen Ferre, Octavio Vazquez, and Gregory Wanamaker, in collaboration with some of Upstate NY's finest choreographers, including Brandon Ellis, Rose Pasquarella Beauchamp, Nanako Horikawa, Edward Murphy, Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell, and Kaitley Wozer, and performed by Rob Auler, piano; John Friedrichs, clarinet; Ahreum Kim, violin; and Jennifer Vaughn, cello; and dancers from across Upstate New York.

Part of Syracuse Symposium’s year-long series on Place.


Vision of Sound: (making) Place
Friday, February 17, 7:30 PM
Carrier Theater, Civic Center, Syracuse
Tickets: $15 regular, $12 seniors/students, $30 max family, $5 dance students, SU students and faculty free with ID, ages 12 and under free

Music for dance, live electronics, and video composed by Paul Leary, Sam Pellman, Mark Olivieri, Stephen Ferre, Octavio Vazquez, and Gregory Wanamaker, in collaboration with some of Upstate NY's finest choreographers, including Brandon Ellis, Rose Pasquarella Beauchamp, Nanako Horikawa, Edward Murphy, Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell, and Kaitley Wozer, and performed by Rob Auler, piano; John Friedrichs, clarinet; Ahreum Kim, violin; and Jennifer Vaughn, cello; and dancers from across Upstate New York.

Part of Syracuse Symposium’s year-long series on Place.


Music Here & Now
Sunday, January 22, 2:30 PM
Hosmer Auditorium, Everson Museum, Syracuse
Tickets: $15 regular, $12 seniors/students, $30 max family, ages 12 and under free

Music by Brian Israel Prize-winners Ryan Chase, repeat a lie often enough, and Kaito Nakahori, Zero, plus Patrick Castillo's To Hear You Tell It, Stephen Ferre's Labyrinth (an SNM commission), Charles Fussell's Fünf Goethe Lieder, and Kevin Ames' L'Envoi.

Performers include Janet Brown, soprano; Bridget Moriarty, soprano' Kelly Covert, flute/piccolo; John Friedrichs, clarinet; John Raschella, trumpet; Tyler Ogilvie, French horn; Ahreum Kim, violin; Edgar Tumajyan, violin; Arvilla Rovit, viola; Jennifer Vaughn, cello; Rob Bridge, percussion; and Sar Shalom Strong, piano; conducted by Heather Buchman.


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