October 2014 – February 2015
Family & Friends Weekend: Parent’s Day Concert
Please join the music department in celebrating the student music making in our large music ensembles. An hour long program featuring pieces by Oswego Jazz/Latin Jazz ensembles, Wind Ensemble, College Choir, Community Orchestra and State Singers.
Free and Open to the public.
In this fairy tale, a small family in Spain moves into an old house in 1943 after the rise of Fascism. Their eldest daughter, at age 12, falls in love with a fawn that lives in the old ruined labyrinth behind their decrepit home.
By Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer & novelist Guillermo del Toro
Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Sybarite5
Host: Robert Auler | Pre-concert Talk: 7:00 PM
“Their rock star status… is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all out passionate attack transfixes the audience…” The Sarasota Herald Tribune
Sybarite5, the first string quintet ever selected as winners of Concert Artists Guild International Competition in its 60 year history, is comprised of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass.
The group has taken audiences by storm all across the US, forever changing the perception of chamber music performance. From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules.
Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others), directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, is a multi-award winning film, including the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
At once a political thriller and human drama, this film begins in East Berlin in 1984, five years before Glasnost and the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately takes us to 1991, in what is now the reunited Germany. THE LIVES OF OTHERS traces the gradual disillusionment of Captain Gerd Wiesler, a highly skilled officer who works for the Stasi, East Germany’s all-powerful secret police. His mission is to spy on a celebrated writer and actress couple, Georg Dreyman and Christa-Maria Sieland.
An afternoon of solo piano music with commentary. The solo piano version of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and three piano transcriptions are highlights.
In the 2005 film Al Otro Lado (To the Other side) writer and director Gustavo Loza, weaves a heart-wrenching tale that follows the complexities of migration through the eyes of children who have been left behind. Three countries, three cultures, and three realities serve as the stage to delve into the lives of three kids (a Mexican boy, a Cuban boy, and a Moroccan girl), each of whom must endure the absence of their father who has left them in search for a better life.
Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Bassoonist Gregory Quick
Host: Trevor Jorgensen | Pre-concert Talk: 7:00 PM
Greg Quick joined the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra as its principal bassoonist in 1977 and has had several concerto performances with the SSO, including John Williams Five Sacred Trees in 1999. Additionally, he served as the Symphony personnel manager for 11 years from 1995 to 2006.
He was principal bassoon of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Orchestra Symphonique de Montreal, and the Toledo Zoo Band. Greg is an instructor and lecturer of Bassoon at Syracuse University and Hamilton College and has participated in the Skaneateles Festival and Lake Placid Sinfonietta.
Jenseits der Stille, directed by Caroline Link, tells the story of Lara, who grows up as the daughter of deaf parents, though she can hear and is fluent in sign language.
Through the years her parents become more and more dependent on Lara as an interpreter, and
a family conflict finally develops as Lara discovers the world of music, a world where her parents cannot follow.
Selected songs by Schubert and two song cycles by Schumann: the touching, intimate A Woman’s Love and Life and the dreamy The Poet’s Love.
Vocal Ensemble “Voice”
For their second American tour, the wonderful British ensemble, Voice, brings a program of songs exploring the beauty, heartache, and humor of love. The trio focuses the program, called If Music be the Food of Love, on the extraordinary role of women in music – as composer, performer and muse.
Extend the Valentine’s season with a perfect evening; hear it with someone you love!