Concert Dates

2017 Concert Dates

SCCC Chamber Series Concert
Songs of Love
featuring Ava Wing, Tami Papagiannopoulos, Jacob James and Philip Allen
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

Songs of love will fill the air in a performance of Brahms’s New Love Song Waltzes for vocal quartet and piano four hands.  The concert features the Lev-Evans Duo (series director Mark Evans and Gili Melamed-Lev) with four singers who graduated from SUNY SCCC School of Music and went on to study at eminent music conservatories:  Ava Wing ’14, soprano; Tami Papagiannopoulos ’09, mezzo-soprano; Jacob James ’14, tenor; and Philip Allen ’10, baritone.  These young and exciting singers will also perform their favorite songs and arias about love and passion in stirring vocal solos, duets and quartets with Evans and Lev at the piano.

Capital Region Wind Ensemble
“River Song”

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 3:00 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
General Admission: $10, Non-SCCC Students $6, SCCC students w/ID free

Conductor Brett Wery leading the Capital Region Wind Ensemble.Join the Capital Region Wind Ensemble on a river journey beginning on our own Hudson River with Michael Sweeney’s Half Moon on the Hudson and ending with Gustav Holst’s enigmatic, Hammersmith. In between we’ll visit Daniel Elder’s The Heart’s Reflection and Philip Sparke’s exhilarating, Between the Two Rivers.

Musicians of Ma’alywck
“To A Soldier”
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 12:00 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

Musicians of Ma'alwyck pays tribute to artists lost in WW1 with our opening concert, which includes music of Shostakovich, Kroll, Hochstein and Gardner. The centerpiece of the program is the 1916 piano quintet of American composer Samuel Gardner, who dedicated the piece to concert violinist David Hochstein. Hochstein died on the front lines in October of 1918, and his death greatly affected Gardner. Each movement depicts a scene from Hochstein's life. The full concert performance on October 7 will include readings from WW1 soldier's diaries, letters written by Hochstein, and a rare 1915 recording made by Hochstein. Featured artists are Theodore Arm, violinist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Palma Catravas, pianist and reader William Levering.


The Empire Jazz Orchestra
Celebrating 25 years
Tuesday, October 17,  2017, 8:00 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
General Admission $20; Non SCCC students $6; SCCC faculty, staff and students w/ID, free

Logo for the 25th anniversary of the Empire Jazz Orchestra.The Empire Jazz Orchestra Celebrates 25 Years!

The Empire Jazz Orchestra, professional jazz repertory ensemble in residence at SCCC, will start a year-long celebration of its 25th Anniversary with a very special concert on Tuesday, October 17. The performance will include a number of EJO favorites, with music by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Gil Evans, and many more. Come join the EJO for this thrilling night of music from throughout the history of big band jazz.


SCCC Chamber Series Concert
Brass Abbey
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

The Brass Abbey logo - a white musical horn in front of a stained glass window, done is shades of red, purple and yellow.With Halloween just around the corner, the Brass Abbey conjures up thrilling and chilling music featuring Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain as well as music by Paul Dukas, Victor Ewald, and Steve Winstead.  This spirited brass quintet features Allyson Keyser and Omar Williams, trumpet; Catherin Pandori, horn; Phil Pandori, trombone; and Michael Silvagnoli, tuba. Come hear these adventurous players in a delightful mix of classical and contemporary repertoire.

Joel BrownJoel Brown, guitar soloist
Monday, October 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m., Lally Mohawk Room, free

Internationally renowned  touring guitarist, will present a solo classic guitar concert, works to be performed by, Torroba, Bach, Tarrega and more.




Musicians of Ma’alwyck
“The Ruins of Rome” preview

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 12:00 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

The Musicians of Ma'alwyck posing with their instruments.

A concert celebrating the new Ruins of Rome wallpaper recently installed in the Schuyler Mansion. Philip Schuyler traveled to England in the 1760s and ordered this custom wallpaper while there. The Schuylers, along with the van Rensselaers and another family in Salem, Massachusetts, were the only houses in early America to have this stunning paper. Our repertory includes music of Stamitz, Bellini, Telemann and Rossini with a special potpourri of tunes from the opera Norma, set in ancient Rome. Featuring violinist Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, flutist Norman Thibodeau, and guitarist Sten Isachsen, Musicians of Ma’alwyck takes its programming cue from this wonderful and historically accurate wallpaper based on the engravings of Giovanni Pannini.

SCCC Chorus & Vocal Chamber Ensemble
Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

SCCC Percussion & Jazz Ensemble
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

SCCC Chamber Ensembles
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

SCCC Guitar Ensembles
Monday, December 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

SCCC Jazz Combo
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

SCCC Wind Ensemble
Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free