Spring 2014 Concert Dates

School of Music Artist-in-Residence Week featuring Michael Burritt, percussion
Having performed on four continents and in nearly 40 states, Michael Burritt is one of the world's leading percussion soloists.
Clinic on accessory instruments
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free.
Concert with SCCC Percussion Ensemble & SCCC Faculty Members
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free.
Timpani Master Class with SCCC Students
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:20 a.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free.
Marimba Master Class
Friday, April 25, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free.



Hyperion Plays Wery
Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
The Hyperion String Quartet will present a concert of music by composer and SCCC faculty member Brett L. Wery. Norman Thibodeau, flute, Karen Hosmer, oboe, Karlinda Caldicot, harp, and Benjamin Bloomfield, baritone, will join the quartet. The program includes Wery’s Letters from Cohoes along with premieres of three new pieces including his first String Quartet.
Tickets are $12 general admission, $8 for students and free for SCCC students w/ID.

SCCC Percussion & SCCC Jazz Ensembles
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free.

SCCC Chamber Ensembles & SCCC Jazz Combo
Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free.

SCCC Chorus Concert
Monday, May 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free.

SCCC Vocal Chamber Ensemble
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free.

SCCC Wind Ensemble
Friday, May 9, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free.

Capital Region Wind Ensemble, CRWE Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, June 8, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
The third and final concert in celebration of CRWE’s 20th anniversary features former principal trumpet Cathy Sheridan as she performs Allen Vizzutti’s Montana Sketches and the premiere of Brett Wery’s Berceuse for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble. The program also includes two pieces written for CRWE, Hay’s Elegy from Lux Laureate, and Wery’s Una Festa Italiana as well as CRWE favorites, Weinberger’s Polka & Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper and Grainger’s Irish Tune from County Derry.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and free for SCCC students with ID.

Past performances

Musician’s of Ma’alywck:  Despite all Obstacles of Nature:  Composers with Hearing Loss
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 11:20 a.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free.
Incredible works for piano trio by composers who lost their hearing, including music of Beethoven, Smetana, Faure and the world premiere of music by Richard Einhorn.  Guest pianist Starr Norman, with Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz and Petia Kassarova.


SCCC School of Music & Musician’s of Ma’alywck  presents Richard Einhorn clinic
Friday, February 14, 2014, 11:20 a.m.
School of Music Golub Multipurpose. Room 215. Free.
Award composer Richard Einhorn will discuss his life as a composer, including working for television and the film industry.  Recently he lost a substantial portion of his hearing, and he will discuss the challenges of composing with hearing impairment.


School of Music Chamber Series featuring Brian Patneaude Quartet
Tuesday, February, 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free
The Brian Patneaude Quartet's music is an organic blend of modern jazz styles, featuring accessible melodies and harmonic textures that appeal to the casual listener and jazz aficionado alike. The group will perform a program of original compositions as well as arrangements of jazz standards.
(if SCCC closes due to weather, a snow date of Tuesday, February 25 has been scheduled.)


Piano Recital featuring School of Music adjunct faculty member Patricia Keyes & guest Richard Hihn, Music of the Americas
Friday, February 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free.
Pianists Richard Hihn and Patricia Keyes perform a duo piano concert featuring music of Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Allen Shawn and Astor Piazzolla. This musical evening will offer selections of some of the most exciting and beautiful music composed in the Americas, including selections from the operetta Candide; two of the most popular of all North American work - Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris; as well as two dance-inspired works - Three Dance Portraits and the tango infused Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

School of Music presents the  art-trio Volnitsa, Masterpieces of Russian Music
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free.
This program will enable the audience to acquire an understanding of the cultural dimensions of Russian traditional and classical music and uniqueness of Russian folk instruments. Volnitsa consists of three artists from Moscow, Russia, renowned for both the mastery of their instruments and the music they play. Volnitsa is a great ambassador of Russian culture and has delighted their audiences around the globe. They give new sound to well-known old masterpieces of Russian music. They dare to play folk music in the way they understand and love it - without pathos and pretense, but with love and humor.


School of Music presents The Clarinets for Conservation (C4C) Quartet, Heart of the African Blackwood
Monday, March 17, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free.
Utilizing the transformative power of music to create social and environmental change, the C4C Quartet is comprised of teaching artists working in the United States and Tanzania.  Based out of Arizona, Boston, and New York, the quartet will perform classical and contemporary works by Uhl, Piazzola, Francaix, Mandat and Wery.  In addition, the performers will outline the organization's mission and impact on youth in the rural community of Moshi, Tanzania. Watch the video SCCC did about Michele Von Haugg, SCCC Class of 1998, and C4C Founder, and visit the C4C website.



Capital Region Wind Ensemble, Generations
Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart, Flute soloist

Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
The Capital Region Wind Ensemble welcomes back flutist Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart to perform Philip Sparke’s A Lindesfarne Rhapsody. Also on the program is Eric Ewazen’s Allegro Vivace from Symphony in Brass and Morton Gould’s Jericho Rhapsody. The program is rounded off by Holst’s 1st Suite in E-Flat as 30 talented high school performers join CRWE for its annual side-by-side concert.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and free for students with SCCC ID.


School of Music Alumna, Ava Wing
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free.
Ava Wing, a graduate of the School of Music at SCCC currently attending SUNY Purchase, made her operatic debut as Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel at Purchase College. She has sung the roles of Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, understudied the title role in Massenet's Cendrillon and is looking forward to performing Tytania in A Midsummer Night's Dream this spring.
In her recital at SCCC, Ms. Wing will be singing works by Mozart, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff accompanied by faculty member Mark Evans. She will also be joined by Professor Brett Wery on the clarinet in Schubert's Shepherd on the Rock.

Musician’s Of Ma’alwyck, Capricious Taste, Curious Fate
Monday, March 31, 2014, 11:20 a.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free.
Delightful 18th and early 19th century works for flute, violin and cello including music of Quantz and others, with Norman Thibodeau, Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, and Sten Isachsen.


The Empire Jazz Orchestra featuring Dave Holland
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
Over the course of a nearly five-decade career, bassist/composer Dave Holland has never stopped evolving. From the electric whirlwind of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew-era band and the elegant flamenco of his collaboration with Spanish guitar legend Pepe Habichuela, to accompanying the great vocalist Betty Carter and forging a new sound with the pioneering avant-garde quartet Circle alongside Chick Corea, Anthony Braxton, and Barry Altschul, Holland has been at the forefront of jazz in many of its forms since his earliest days. The Empire Jazz Orchestra will be performing his music, featuring Holland as soloist. Tickets are $20 general admission, $6 for students and free for SCCC faculty, staff & students w/ID free.


Musician’s Of Ma’alwyck, Membra Jesu Nostri
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:20 a.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free.
One of the stunning Holy Week compositions of the early Baroque period, Membra Jesu Nostre musically depicts the stations of the cross.  Featuring members of Musicians of Ma'alwyck with guest artists Alfred Fedak, organ, Susan Fedak, mezzo-soprano and Charles F. Schwartz, countertenor/baritone.


School of Music Chamber Series featuring Wery & Evans Duo
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free.
Brett Wery, clarinet/saxophone, and Mark Evans, piano, present a program of French works for woodwinds and piano. Composers include Debussy, Françaix, Ibert, Gaubert, Auric, and Tansman.
Wery & Evans will be joined by Sherwood Wise, oboe, and Michelle Fenton McLoughlin, bassoon.
SCCC Guitar Ensembles
Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. Free.

 

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