Chamber Music Series

The School of Music Chamber Music Series presents an exciting season featuring
the series debut of the Brain Patneaude Quartet and the SCCC Concert Brass, and performances by guest artists, distinguished faculty, and the School of Music Chorus.

Allyson Keyser, trumpet
Peter Bellino, trumpet
Virginia Fossner, horn
William Meckley, trombone
Michael Meidenbauer, bass trombone
John Kamitsuka, piano
Nachiko Maekane, percussion
Andrew Janack, percussion
Gili Melamed-Lev, piano
Mark Evans, piano
Yiping Wu, conductor
Brian Patneaude, saxophone
Dave Payette, piano
Mike DelPrete, bass
Danny Whelchel, drums
Brett Wery, saxophone and clarinet
Karen Hosmer, oboe
Michelle McLoughlin, bassoon

All concerts take place in the Taylor Auditorium, with free admission.
For a PDF of the Chamber Music Series 2013-2014 brochure, click here.
For more information, please call (518) 381-1231.


Master Class - Gili Melamed-Lev
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 12:30 p.m.

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.

The SCCC Concert Brass
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

School of Music faculty members Allyson Keyser and Peter Bellino, trumpets; Virginia Fossner, horn; William Meckley, trombone; and Michael Meidenbauer, bass trombone, will present a program of contemporary music for brass quintet. Members of the quintet have performed with numerous professional ensembles ranging from the Albany Symphony and Buffalo Philharmonic, to Aretha Franklin, Yes, Doc Severinsen, and numerous international touring acts.

John Kamitsuka
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Pianist John Kamitsuka, a favorite of the Chamber Music Series, returns in a solo recital performing selected works from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier as well as the Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110, by Beethoven and the Sonata No. 7 by Prokofiev.

Master Class - John Kamitsuka
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 12:00 p.m.

Kamitsuka, twice an SCCC School of Music Artist-in-Residence, is as exhilarating and inspiring in his teaching as his performances. He will present a master class for high school students sponsored by the New York State Music Teachers Association.

Percussion and Pianos
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Percussionists and School of Music faculty Nachiko Maekane and Andrew Janack are featured in an arrangement for percussion ensemble of Jupiter from Holst’s The Planets. Series Director Mark Evans and guest pianist Gili Melamed-Lev perform Ma mère l’oye (Mother Goose Suite) by Ravel, and Scaramouche for two pianos by Milhaud. Pianists and percussionists join forces with the School of Music Chorus under the direction of Yiping Wu performing selections from Carl Orff’s exciting Carmina Burana.

Brian Patneaude Quartet

Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
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.

Wery-Evans Duo

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
School of Music colleagues Mark Evans, piano, and Brett Wery, clarinet and saxophone, present an evening of French music with an accent on the 20th century, including works by Debussy, Ibert, and FranÇaix. Also on the program are Karen Hosmer, oboe, and Michelle McLoughlin, bassoon.

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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