Chamber Music Series

The School of Music Chamber Music Series presents an exciting season featuring

Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, violin
Lucille Beer, mezzo-soprano
Allyson Keyser, trumpet
Mark Evans, piano
Jarod Grieco, bass
Andrew Janack, percussion
Gili Melamed-Lev, piano
Brett Wery, clarinet

All concerts take place in the Taylor Auditorium, with free admission.
For a PDF of the Chamber Music Series 2014-2015 brochure, click here.
For more information, please call (518) 381-1231.

Tutti Suite
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium

Allyson Keyser, SCCC’s own professor of trumpet, makes her series debut. She and Chamber Series director Mark Evans will present a wide-ranging program exploring rhythmic styles from the tango to jazz, in Eric Morales’ Passion Dance, the propulsive and fast-moving Caprice by Joseph Turrin, and the fusion of baroque and jazz idioms in Claude Bolling’s Toot Suite.
With Special Guests
Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, violin
Andrew Janack, drums
Jarod Grieco, bass

Master class with pianist Gili Melamed-Lev
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

School of Music, Room 215
A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and a noted performer and teacher, Gili Melamed-Lev will present a master class featuring School of Music Performing Arts students.

Two by Four and More
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium

On Wednesday, October 22, guest artists Lucille Beer and Gili Melamed-Lev return to grace our stage. In a program of piano four-hand repertoire, Ms. Melamed-Lev and Mr. Evans will perform Schubert’s hauntingly powerful Fantasy in F minor and works by Mozart and Dvorak. The evening also features Brett Wery and Mr. Evans in Poulenc’s lively Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, and the Capital Region’s favorite mezzo-soprano, Lucille Beer, singing Mahler’s beautiful and introspective Ruckert Lieder.

For more information on any of these performances, please contact Laura Cossart in the School of Music at (518) 381-1231 or by e-mail:

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