Fall 2013 Special Events

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SCCC Wind Ensemble Concert
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Auditorium. Free.


For more information, please contact the SCCC Public Relations Office (518) 381-1250.

Past Events

Maria Zemantauski, Flamenco Guitar Performance
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 11:20 a.m., Taylor Auditorium. Free.
Part of the Spanish Club's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

The Mysterious Black Migration, 1800-1820, Book Discussion by L. Lloyd Stewart
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 12:30 p.m., Stockade Building 102. Free.
In The Mysterious Black Migration, 1880-1820, the Van Vrankens and Other Families of African Descent in Washington County, New York, author L. Lloyd Stewart, explores the historical mystery of a mass migration of thousands of African Americans to Washington County at the turn of the 19th century. The book focuses on the political and economic conditions that inspired this migration and acknowledges the courage and determination of these "free" citizens of New York, in a time when the state was still inextricably linked with the institution of human enslavement. The Mysterious Black Migration is a continuing byproduct of genealogical research begun by the author in 2000. It represents the second in a series of books relating to African American experiences in early New York. His first book, A Far Cry From Freedom: Gradual Abolition (1799-1827) - New York State's Crime Against Humanity, was published in 2006.

Empire Jazz Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 8:00 p.m., Taylor Auditorium.
The EJO performs Duke Ellington's 1951 masterpiece, A Tone Parallel to Harlem and other music by Oliver Nelson, Bill Holman and Jim Corigliano. Tickets: $20-general admission; $6-non-SCCC students; free for SCCC students, faculty and staff w/ ID. Please call (518) 381-1231, ext. 2 for tickets. Funded in part through the Schenectady County Initiative program.

Musicians of Ma'alwyck Preview, Macabre Music: Phantasmagoria
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 11:20 a.m., Taylor Auditorium. Free.
Scary music for harp, flute, string quartet, and baritone including works of Villa Lobos, Gliere and Hovhaness, with a premiere of Jeff Brody song cycle Phantasmagoria. Featuring Timothy Reno, baritone, and Karlinda Caldicott, harp, with the members of Musicians of Ma'alwyck.

SCCC School of Music Faculty Recital
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Auditorium.

Deciphering Gene-Environment Interactions in Parkinson's Disease with Haydeh Payami, Ph.D.
Thursday, October 31, 2013, 11:30 a.m., Stockade Building 101. Free.
Dr. Payama is Professor of Genetics and Neurology with the New York State Department of Health - Wadsworth Center.

Capital Region Wind Ensemble presents An American Tapestry
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 3:00 p.m., Taylor Auditorium.
CRWE kicks off its 20th anniversary season with an international program featuring Daniel Kallman's An American Tapestry (commissioned by CRWE). Other works include: Grundman, Hebrides Suite; Chance, Variations on a Korean Folk Song; and Reed, La Fiesta Mexicana. Tickets: $8-general admission; $6-non-SCCC students; free for SCCC students w/ ID. Please call (518) 381-1234 for tickets.

Guitar Recital Featuring Alumnus Christopher Gotzen-Berg '99
Monday, November 4, 2013, 11:20 a.m., Taylor Auditorium. Free.
This performance, presented by the School of Music, will feature the following: Kasper Mertz, selections from Bardenklange; Bach, BWV 997; Assad, Aquarelle; Brouwer, Preludios Epigramaticos; and Moller, Ananada. Christopher Gotzen-Berg is the Professor of Classical Guitar at Molloy College where he coaches guitar ensembles and the Molloy Guitar Quartet. He has performed throughout New York state including at the Linda Morris Auditorium, First Night Binghamton, the YMCA Boulton Center and the Lake George Music Festival. He has also won an ASCAP award for the compositions on his debut album The Lingering Look (WEPA Records). In addition to his degree from SCCC, Christopher holds B.M. and M.M. degrees in Guitar Performance from The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and is NYS Teacher Certified in Music.

Master Class With Pianist Gili Melamed-Lev
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 12:30 p.m., Taylor Auditorium. Free.
Gili Melamed-Lev presents a Master Class with School of Music Performing Arts: Music degree students.

SCCC Concert Brass Concert
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Auditorium. Free.
SCCC School of Music faculty members Allyson Keyser and Peter Bellino, trumpets, Virginia Fossner, horn, William Meckley, trombone, and Michael Meidenbauer, bass trombone, perform a program of contemporary works for brass quintet.

SCCC Chamber Music Series Concert featuring Pianist John Kamitsuka
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Auditorium. Free.
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 Prokofieff. The New York Times writes, "Mr. Kamitsuka's Bach has qualities in common with Gould's…But there are finer aspects to his Bach playing as well, most notably a laser-like focus that kept every strand of counterpoint clear, clean and independent. …strikingly, he used no pedal at all, creating a variety of articulation and color - crisp staccato..."

Master Class with Pianist John Kamitsuka
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 12:00 p.m., School of Music, Room 215. Free.
Pianist John Kamitsuka presents a Master Class for piano students from throughout the Capital Region. Mr. Kamitsuka's teaching style is as exciting and inspiring as his performances. Presented by New York State Music Teachers Association.

Musicians of Ma'alywck Preview, A Blissful Musick
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 11:20 a.m., Taylor Auditorium. Free.
18th century works for guitar, violin and violoncello, featuring compositions of Sor, Danzi, Giuliani and others based on musical themes of Mozart with Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, violin, Sten Isachsen, guitar, and Petia Kassarova, cello.

SCCC Chamber Series Concert, Percussion and Pianos
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Auditorium. Free.
Percussionists and School of Music faculty Nachiko Maekane and Andy Janack are joined by Series Director Mark Evans and guest pianist Gili Melamed-Lev in a performance featuring music by Debussy, Poulenc, Ichiyanagi, and Milhaud. The musicians will also join forces with the School of Music Chorus under the direction of Dr. Yiping Wu performing selections from Carmina Burana.

Nachiko Maekane was the winner of the Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition in Holland. She has appeared in recitals, lectures and broadcasts throughout the United States, Japan and Europe, including the Holland Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Pro Musica Nova Bremen (Germany), the Festival of New American Music (Sacramento, Calif.), the Horizonte Festival (Berlin, Germany), and Tokyo Summer Festival.

Guest artist Gili Melamed-Lev is one of the Hudson Valley's leading pianists. Her virtuoso performances as a soloist and with fellow artists in chamber groups have made her a much sought-after professional. A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, she has toured and performed throughout Europe and in many cities across the United States.

SCCC Guitar Ensemble Concert
Monday, December 2, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Lally Mohawk Room.

SCCC Percussion Ensemble and SCCC Jazz Ensemble Concert
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Auditorium. Free.

SCCC Wind Chamber Ensemble and SCCC Jazz Combo Concert
Thursday, December 5, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Auditorium. Free.

SCCC Chorus and SCCC Vocal Chamber Ensemble Concert
Monday, December 9, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Auditorium. Free.

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