Concert Dates

Spring 2018 Concert Dates

Musicians of Ma’alwyck – Sweet Dreams - Preview
CANCELED due to weather

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

 

The Musicians of Ma'alwyck posing with their instruments.

Musicians of Ma’alwyck – Sweet Dreams - Full Concert

Friday, February 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
Snow date - Saturday, February 10, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium

General admission is $25 for adults and $10 for students, free for SCCC faculty, staff and students w/ID. Tickets available through Musicians of Ma'alwyck website at www.musiciansofmaalwyck.org or by calling 814-441-0852.

Musicians of Ma'alwyck collaborates with members of the University at Albany's Capital Trio for a performance of Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A major. Also on the program will be Zoltan Koday's tuneful Intermezzo, and the rarely heard Five Folksongs in Counterpoint by African-American composer Florence Price, the first African-American female composer to her works performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1933).

 

Manhattan Saxophone Quartet

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

The Manhattan Saxophone Quartet (Jordan Smith, Aaron Patterson, Daniel Kochersberger, and Jay Rattman) will perform a concert of music by Jennifer Higdon, David Froom, Paquito D'Rivera, Hilary Tann, and Astor Piazzolla.

 

Shadow a Music Student Week

Monday, February 19 – Thursday, February 22, 2018
Thinking of coming to SUNY SCCC School of Music? Here’s your chance to be paired with a current student and attend classes, lessons and rehearsals for the day, and meet instructors. For more information, please call 518-381-1231 ext. 2, deadline for applications is Friday, February 9, 2018.

 

Marimba Music Medley - An Evening of Marimba

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

School of Music Percussion Faculty members Nachiko Maekane, Andrew Janack, and Cliff Brucker will be joined by percussion students to perform pieces from classic to contemporary, from East to West, from the mallets of young and old in a night of marimba melodies to enjoy.

 

Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

The Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet will present an eclectic program spanning five centuries of guitar literature, including the premier performance of Sonata for Four Guitars by School of Music Professor Brett Wery, as well as original arrangements by the ensemble. The Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet is comprised of four accomplished guitarists, Joel Brown, Brett Grigsby, Sten Isachsen, and Paul Quigley, whom have performed as soloists throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

 

Artist-in-Residence Week

Information to follow

 

Capital Region Wind Ensemble – “Riffs”

Conductor Brett Wery leading the Capital Region Wind Ensemble.

Featuring Michael Burritt, percussion
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium

CRWE explores some surprising jazz influences with this eclectic program including Bernstein’s Profanation and Shostakovich’s famous Waltz No. 1 from the Jazz Suites. Michael Burritt renowned percussion soloist and Professor of Percussion at the Eastman School of Music will be on hand to perform Jeff Tyzik’s Riffs, a concerto for drum set. The concert concludes with Robert Russell Bennett’s Suite of Old American Dances as twenty-five select high school students join the CRWE for its annual side-by-side performance.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, SCCC students free. The Capital Region Wind Ensemble is the wind ensemble in residence at Schenectady County Community College. For more information: Call 518-381-1231 or e-mail werybl@sunysccc.edu.

 

SCCC Chamber Series Concert featuring Bret Wery, Karen Hosmer and Mark Evans

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

SCCC School of Music faculty members Brett Wery, Karen Hosmer, and Mark Evans explore beautiful and exciting music for winds and piano. Join us for evening filled with fantasy and romance, including the Trio for Flute, Oboe, and Piano by Madeleine Dring, Schumann’s masterwork, Phantasiestucke for clarinet and piano, and his soulful Drei Romanzen for oboe and piano. Three songs by Mendelssohn arranged by Brett Wery for soprano saxophone, oboe, and piano will close out the recital.

 

SUNY SCCC School of Music Open House

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
School of Music Building

Interested in attending the School of Music? We will have current students giving tours, and performances, as well as faculty, students and alumni who you can talk to about the programs that offered as well as their experiences in the School of Music.

 

SCCC Faculty Organ recital

Featuring Alfred Fedak, organ, William Meckley, trombone
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

Join Alfred Fedak, organ and William Meckley, trombone playing the Concerto for Alto Trombone by Georg Christoph Wagenseil.

 

Empire Jazz Orchestra “Finale”

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium

The EJO presents “Finale,” the final concert directed by EJO founder/Music Director William Meckley. With special surprise guests! Music of Duke Ellington, Gil Evans, Keith Pray, Jim Corigliano, and much, much more.

 

Chamber Series Concert featuring Cloud4

Thursday April 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

Cloud4 brings together four highly acclaimed musicians, each with a rich history of chamber music performance. Pianist Vivian Hornik Weilerstein (of the Weilerstein Duo and Trio), violinist Miki-Sophia Cloud (of the chamber orchestra, A Far Cry, and the Solera Quartet), violist Kirsten Docter (formerly of the Cavani Quartet), and cellist Merry Peckham (formerly of the Cavani Quartet), are adventurous performers and good friends exploring unique collaborations in chamber music.

The musicians of Cloud4 have appeared at major music festivals in North America, Europe, and Asia, including the Perlman Music Program, the Aspen Music Festival, the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival, the Mimir Chamber Music Festival, and the Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival. As teachers, they serve on the artist faculties of the New England Conservatory of Music, the Juilliard School, Dartmouth College, and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

The members of Cloud4 are thrilled to share their love of musical collaboration with each other and with audiences.

 

SCCC Chorus Concert

Monday, April 23, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

 

SCCC Jazz & Percussion Ensembles

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

 

SCCC Guitar Ensemble

Monday, April 30, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

 

SCCC Chamber Ensemble

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

 

SCCC Jazz Combos

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

 

SCCC Wind Ensemble

Friday, May 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

 

SCCC Vocal Chamber Ensemble

Monday, May 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

 

Capital Region Wind Ensemble “Release the Hounds”

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
Jacqueline Wright, flute soloist; Dean Bennett, narrator

CRWE goes to the dogs with this program inspired by our canine companions. CRWE’s principal flutist, Jacqueline Wright, will be in the spotlight for a performance of Joel Pluckett’s Into the Clouds from The Shadow of Sirius. The program also includes Dance Suite for Wind Ensemble by CRWE Music Director, Brett L. Wery. SCCC professor, Dean Bennett, will join the group to narrate Scott Watson’s Aesop’s Fables. The concert concludes with Alfred Reed’s The Hounds of Spring.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, SCCC students free. The Capital Region Wind Ensemble is the wind ensemble in residence at Schenectady County Community College. For more information, call 518-381-1231 or e-mail werybl@sunysccc.edu.