Concert Dates

Fall 2018 Concert Dates

 

Marine Forces Reserve Band

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 12 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free
 

The Marine Forces Reserve Band Concert will present a concert of standard Wind Band literature, some favorites of the conductors and a little flavor of New Orleans as we feature our Brass Band.

Marine Forces Reserve Band was established October 1, 1978 and stands as one of the ten Marine Corps fleet Bands. The unit is comprised of active duty Marines stationed aboard the Marine Corps Support Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Band is attached to Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, traveling to numerous stateside locations to provide musical support for all units of the Marine Forces Reserve and to perform music throughout America.

 

SUNY Schenectady Chamber Series
Embracing the Modern with Allyson Keyser, Philip Pandori, Andrew Janack and Mark Evans

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

Dr. Allyson Keyser, trumpet, and Phil Pandori, trombone are joined by harpist Karlinda Calcicott and Series Director Mark Evans performing works by Alxander Arutiunian, Joseph Turrin, Rossini and more. Keyser, Pandori, and Caldicott perform the world premiere of local composer Philip Spaeth’s Epiclesis for trumpet, trombone, and harp.

 

Capital Region Wind Ensemble
“Celebration”

Sunday, September 23, 2018, 3 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
Tickets: General Admission $10, Students $8, SUNY Schenectady Students w/ID free

Join the Capital Region Wind Ensemble as we explore the music of some traditionally underrepresented voices of the wind band repertoire. This concert features Adolphus Hailstork’s jubilant Celebration!, Icelandic singer/songwriter/actress, Björk’s Overture, from the movie, “Dancer in the Dark,” and Julie Giroux’s festive Carnaval! Also included are works by Benjamin Britten, Samuel Barber, and Valerie Coleman.

 

Jeremy Huw WilliamsPaula Fan seated at a pianoHarps, Leeks and Daffodils: A Century of Welsh Song
featuring Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone; Paula Fan, pianist; and guest Ann-Marie Barker-Schwartz, violin

Monday, October 8, 2018, 12 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free
This event is co-sponsored with Department of Music at Union College

Their program will feature works by Elwyn-Edwards, Metcalf, Tann, and more.

 


Tony SanoTony Sano '87 Memorial Concert

Monday, October 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
Tickets: General Admission $20, SUNY Schenectady Students free w/ID
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This concert is to help raise money for the Tony Sano Scholarship at SUNY Schenectady. The Tony Sano '87 Memorial Concert will feature guitarists performing music from many guitar genres including Classical, Latin America, Modern and Jazz. Performers will include: former students Paul Quigley and Kevin Grudecki; Tony’s first classical guitar teacher Ray Andrews; fellow colleagues Brett Wery, Joel Brown and Sten Isachsen. Some of the composers represented will be Vivaldi, Bach, Piazzolla, Hidemith, Brown and Wery.

 

 

Musicians of Ma’alwyck “A Night in Naples” (and a few other places)!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

A Night in Naples (and a few other places)! features music of Blum, Doppler, Paganini and others for flute, violin and guitar.

 

School of Music Choral Workshop featuring Dr. David Belles

Friday, November 2, 2018, 9 a.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

Dr. David Belles is on the faculty from Eastern Connecticut State University, and is the conductor for the Eastern Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers. He also teaches group and private voice instruction, conducting and choral literature. The Choral Workshop invites local High School Choral groups to sing and be critiqued by Dr. Belles. For more information please call 518-381-1231 ext 2

 

School of Music Open House

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
College Wide Open House, free

Join us in a tour, performances by faculty as well as current students and information about all of our programs that are offered here in the School of Music. 

 

Musicians of Ma’alwyck

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 12 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

Under Four Flags will be a lecture performance featuring composer Max Caplan discussing his brand new score for the 1918 silent film along with members of Musicians of Ma'alwyck performing excerpts from the score.

 

Hudson-Mohawk Chorale
Susan Hermance Fedak, artistic director and Alfred Fedak, organ

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 3 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
Tickets: General Admission, $16 pre-sale, $20 at door; SUNY Schenectady students w/ID free. Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets.
Celebrate America and consider the Four Freedoms through music. The Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want and Freedom from Fear.

 

Mark Evans and Gili Melamed-Lev leaning against a fence.SUNY Schenectady Chamber Series Concert - Four Hands
Lev-Evans Duo CD Release Concert with Pianist Gili Melamed-Lev and Mark Evans, and
Clarinetist Paul Green
Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

Pianists Gili Melamed-Lev and Mark Evans perform works by Brahms, Fauré, Bizet, and Poulenc.

Also, clarinetist and adjunct faculty member Paul Green joins Lev and Evans performing Poulenc’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and traditional Klezmer music.

 

SUNY Schenectady Guitar Ensemble

Monday, December 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

 

SUNY Schenectady Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

 

SUNY Schenectady Chamber Ensembles

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

 

SUNY Schenectady Chorus & Vocal Chamber Ensemble

Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

 

SUNY Schenectady Jazz Combo

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

 

SUNY Schenectady Wind Ensemble

Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

Featuring the music of Grainger, Giroux, Wilson and School of Music Dean, Brett L. Wery.


James Houlik with his saxophone.Capital Region Wind Ensemble “Of the Highest Rank” featuring James Houlik, saxophone soloist

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
Tickets: General Admission $10, Students $8, SUNY Schenectady Students w/ID free

This concert explores the intersection of Classical Music and Wind Ensemble literature as world famous tenor saxophonist, James Houlik joins CRWE to unveil the Classical Concerto, for tenor saxophone and wind ensemble by Eric Ewazen. The program starts with Norman Dello Joio’s Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn and concludes with Vincent Persichetti’s Symphony No. 6 for Band as twenty-five select high school students join CRWE for our annual side-by-side performance.

 

Philip Pandori holding his tromboneCapital Region Wind Ensemble “Colors” featuring Philip Pandori, trombone soloist

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
Tickets: General Admission $10, Students $8, SUNY Schenectady Students w/ID free

CRWE spends a little time on the blue-green side of the color wheel with this kaleidoscopic program featuring SUNY Schenectady trombone instructor, Philip Pandori performing Bert Appermont’s Colors for Trombone and Wind Ensemble. We’ll also present Vaughan Williams Folk Song Suite, Samuel R. Hazo’s Blue & Green Music, and Frank Tichelli’s monumental Blue Shades.