Past Events

2015 Concert Dates

SCCC faculty membersSchool of Music presents Faculty Recital
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free
Featuring Mark Evans, piano; Susan Fedak, soprano; Virginia Fossner, horn; Karen Hosmer, oboe; Allyson Keyser, trumpet; William Meckley, trombone; Brett Wery, clarinet; Arla Wilding, piano; Sten Isachsen, guitar; Paul Quigley, guitar and others.

School of Music presents Faculty Recital
Monday, February 23, 2015

11:20 a.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free
Recital d'amore: Music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss including a duet from Don Giovanni, Bach's Concerto for oboe d'amore and Magnificat aria for soprano and oboe d'amore. Performers: Karen Hosmer and Susan Kokernak, oboe; Nat Fossner, English horn; Christina Pickreign, Arla Wilding, Dean Bennett, voice; Mark Evans, Patricia Keyes, piano.
This concert was originally scheduled for Monday, February 2, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Rex RichardsonSCCC Chamber Series, celebrating SCCC’s 45th Anniversary
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free
This concert celebrates SCCC's 45th anniversary and features the SCCC Vocal Chamber Ensemble under the direction of Yiping Wu in a performance of Vivaldi's Gloria. Also a performance by the Hyperion String Quartet followed by the Vivaldi Concerto in C for two trumpets with soloists Allyson Keyser and artist-in-residence, Rex Richardson. Brett Wery will premiere Oot-Kwa-Tah for chamber orchestra commemorating the 45th Anniversary of SCCC.
Pre-Concert Talk: Renowned composer Ralph Raymond Hays will speak with Professor Wery about this celebratory piece of music in Room 215 of the School of Music at 6:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Tickets to the pre-concert talk are $45 and can be purchased by calling the Foundation Office at (518) 381-1324.
Download the poster here.

School of Music Artist-in-Residence Week
Featuring Rex Richardson, trumpet

Week of March 9-12, 2015, School of Music, Free

Master Class
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

5:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free
Artist in Residence Rex Richardson will give a free masterclass in the SCCC Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public and students are encouraged to come prepared to perform in a group lesson atmosphere.

Recital
Thursday, March 12, 2015

7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free
Artist in Residence Rex Richardson will perform a solo concert featuring works by Giuseppe Tartini, Brendan Collins, James Stephenson, and original jazz compositions by Rex Richardson. The concert will feature Michael Clement on piano and the SCCC Faculty Jazz Combo.

David NybergCapital Region Wind Ensemble~
Towering Tunes
featuring David Nyberg, timpani
Sunday, March 22, 2015

3:00 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
This concert features selected local high school students in a side-by-side performance.
Tickets are $8 for adults; $6 for non SCCC students, and SCCC students are free with ID. Please call (518) 381-1231 for tickets.




John Kamitsuka

School of Music presents
John Kamitsuka, piano
Friday March 27, 2014

7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free
John Kamitsuka returns to SCCC’s School of Music performing the Suite from Serge Prokofieff’s Romeo and Juliet, Beethoven’s Sonata in F minor Opus 57, “Appassionata.” Mr. Kamitsuka performs regularly throughout the United States, South America, Europe and Japan. He has played at prominent New York City venues such as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Ray VegaThe Empire Jazz Orchestra Jazz Master Series
featuring Ray Vega, trumpet
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

8:00 p.m. in Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
A much in-demand musician, Ray Vega has performed with Mongo Santamaria with whom he recorded numerous CD's, Mario Bauza's Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra, including their first-ever European tour, and Ray Barretto and the New World Spirit. Vega was privileged to record three projects with this landmark group including the Grammy nominated "Taboo" and "Contact". It was during his time with Barretto that Vega was called upon to join the Tito Puente Latin Jazz Orchestra as lead trumpeter. Vega recorded with Puente's Orchestra many times over including the Grammy winning "Mambo Birdland", "Dancemania '99" and "Obra Maestra." Also music of Gil Evans, Claude Thornhill, Keith Pray, Duke Ellington, and others.
General Admission $20; Non SCCC Students $6; SCCC Faculty, Staff & Students with ID, free. Please call (518) 381-1231 for tickets.

Clarinets for Conservation photoClarinets for Conservation
Saturday, April 18, 2015

3:00 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free
The performance will feature the world premiere of new works commissioned by Clarinets for Conservation written by American and Tanzanian composers. Featured on the program will be "Mpingo Parables" for solo clarinet in B-flat, A, and “Looper” by Brett Wery. C4C will feature local clarinetists in a performance of the Tanzanian National Anthem, arranged by Brett Wery. In addition, the performers will share stories of their work with the students of Korongoni Secondary School in Moshi, Tanzania.


Musicians of Ma'alwyckMusican’s of Ma’alwyck: 
Sing All Ye Muses
Friday, April 24, 2015

11:20 am, Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free
Drury Lane, Covent Garden and the Pleasure Gardens of London produced the musical hits of the1700’s. Philip Schuyler attended the theater there, and the songs and dances he enjoyed were the standard musical fare in American taverns and homes. We celebrate this music with works of Purcell, Handel and Shield for guitar, violin and violoncello.

SCCC Guitar Ensembles
Monday, April 27, 2015
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free

SCCC Percussion & Jazz Ensemble
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free

SCCC Chamber Ensembles
Thursday, April 30, 2015
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free

SCCC Chorus Ensemble
Monday, May 4, 2015
7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 608 State Street, Schenectady, NY, Free

SCCC Jazz Combos
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free

SCCC Wind Ensemble
Friday, May 8, 2015
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free

SCCC Vocal Chamber Ensemble
Monday, May 11, 2015
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free

Capital Region Wind Ensemble presents:
"By Any Other Name..."

Sunday, May 31, 2015
3:00 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
Tickets: $8 for adults; $6 for non-SCCC students, SCCC students are free with ID
Please call (518) 381-1231 for tickets.

Capital Region Wind Ensemble (CRWE) celebrates spring with a bouquet of garden inspired works featuring Percy Grainger's masterpiece, A Lincolnshire Posy. Other works include David Maslanka's Mother Earth and Ray Cramer's Fantasy on Sakura Sakura. CRWE principle bassoonist, Edward Marschilok will step into the spotlight to perform Weber's Andante & Hungarian Rondo.

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