ARTS @ Oswego

September – November 2014

Sep
14
Sun
Focus on Faculty: Jon Shallit, Violin & Howard Spindler, Piano @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm

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Music of the Romantic Period for violin and piano duo, featuring works by Grieg, Schumann, Franck, Brahms
and Tchaikovsky.

Sep
17
Wed
Ke-nekt’ Series: Violinist Jeremy Mastrangelo @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm

Jeremy Mastrangelo

Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Violinist Jeremy Mastrangelo
Host: Juan La Manna | Pre-concert Talk: 7:00 PM

Jeremy Mastrangelo served as Associate Concertmaster of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra from 2001
until the orchestra’s dissolution in April 2011. In December of 2010, he was appointed to be the orchestra’s next concertmaster. During his tenure with the SSO he was a featured soloist on multiple occasions, including performances of Bach’s Concerto for two violins with Jaime Laredo, Brahms’ “Double“ Concerto, the Sibelius violin concerto, and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

He has been a guest concertmaster with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, the Omaha Symphony, the Oregon Symphony, and the National Ballet of Canada. Since the 2011-2012 season, Jeremy has performed regularly with the National Arts Centre Orchestra as guest principal second violin, under Pinchas Zukerman. He was guest associate concertmaster for the orchestra’s tour to China, and has been guest concertmaster as well.

Jeremy Mastrangelo plays Piazzolla Tango Etude No. 3

Sep
23
Tue
Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm

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Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet
The arrival of Cuban percussionist Dafnis Prieto in the U.S. was greeted as a major event in the jazz and Latin music worlds. With multiple Latin Grammy nominations and a MacArthur “genius” fellowship to his credit, he brings his exciting quartet to Oswego.

Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet

Dafnis Prieto Website

Oct
6
Mon
Concert: Guitarists Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge Concert Free & Open to the Public

The Guitar duo of Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge is a collaborative effort founded in the roots of
acoustic music, exploring the worlds of improvisation and composition.

With Lage’s background in modern jazz and new music, and Eldridge’s deep relationship with bluegrass as well as his being a member of the widely acclaimed band, Punch Brothers, this duo lives at the nexus of improvisation, spontaneous composition, and virtuosic refinement, all performed on their respective 1939 Martin guitars.

Lage & Eldridge at Loveless Cafe

Lage & Eldridge “Boca Grande”

Oct
15
Wed
Senegal St. Joseph Choir @ St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 103 West 7th Street
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm

St. Joseph Choir Large
Direct from Dakar, this chorus of sixteen singers and four traditional drummers performs repertoire ranging from familiar spirituals and traditional African songs to the magnificent masses composed by their noted founder, Julian Jouga.

Senegal St. Joseph Choir, Tapha Chorale

More about Senegal St. Joseph Choir

Oct
19
Sun
Focus on Faculty: Oswego Jazz Project @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm

Oswego Jazz Project

Bassist Danny Ziemann joins OJP regulars Trevor Jorgensen (saxophone), Eric Schmitz (drums) and Rob Auler (keyboards) for a lively program of jazz standards and original compositions.

Oct
29
Wed
Ke-nekt’ Series: Sybarite5 @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm

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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.

Sybarite5 on YouTube playing Led Zeppelin’s “Heartbreaker”

Sybarite5 Website

Nov
9
Sun
Focus on Faculty: Robert Auler, Piano @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Nov 9 @ 3:00 pm

Robert Auler

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.

Nov
12
Wed
Ke-nekt’ Series: Bassoonist Gregory Quick @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm

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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.

Nov
23
Sun
Focus on Faculty: Todd Graber, Tenor; Mihoko Tsutsumi, Soprano; Juan F. La Manna, Piano @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Nov 23 @ 3:00 pm

Graber-Tsutsumi

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.