ARTS @ Oswego

September 2015 – April 2016

Matt Haimovitz: A Moveable Feast of Bach Cello Suites @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm
Photo Credit: Stephanie Mackinnon

Photo Credit: Stephanie Mackinnon

In celebration of his newest recording, renowned soloist Matt Haimovitz performs all six Bach cello suites, while visiting four central New York locations! The “moveable feast” begins with a Tuesday live-at-noon broadcast from the studios of WCNY FM (91.3), followed by a 3pm appearance at The River’s End Bookstore. The musical tour resumes 5pm Wednesday at Tyler Gallery in Penfield Library, with the remaining suites offered as a memorable evening concert in Sheldon Hall Ballroom. Join us for a delightful tasting or the entire feast!

“Ardent lyricism” —New York Times

Haimovitz Plays a Bach Suite in “A Moveable Feast” Location

Matt Haimovitz Website

Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm


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The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a thrilling salsa group which plays dynamic true salsa (salsa dura) arrangements of indie rock tunes. This is innovative, astonishing salsa with a new, vibrant aesthetic.

Led by percussionist/arranger Gianni Mano (from the Latin-funk legends Radio Mundial), and fronted by Argentinian chanteuse, Solange Prat, the WSO has found an audience among new and classic salsa lovers, quickly becoming one of the most popular bands in New York City.

Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra “Lonely Boy”

Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra “Young Folks”

Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra Website

Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Pianist Helen Yorke @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm

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Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 PM
Host: Mihoko Tsutsumi

Throughout Helen Yorke’s role as a pianist she has been in close intensive collaboration with top-level singers, including operatic soprano Renee Fleming, performing as her exclusive recital pianist for over a decade of concerts world-wide.

Ms. Yorke has also been an opera and German lyric diction coach at the Juilliard School of Music in NYC, followed by a post as a German song coach at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. During this time, she also developed freelance recording and piano performance projects. She subsequently worked as a vocal coach at the Manhattan School of Music.

Helen Yorke Website

Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Saxophone Quartet @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm

Saxophone Quartet

Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 PM
Host: Trevor Jorgensen

Trevor Jorgensen, of SUNY Oswego’s music department, is joined by Dr. Robert Young, of SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, and well-known Syracuse area saxophonists Dan Blumenthal and Marilee Blumenthal in an exciting musical event.

World Premiere Performance of Gregory Wanamaker’s “…unsettled, unphased…” with Dr. Robert Young

Robert Young Website

Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: The Afiara Quartet @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
Photo Credit: Daniel Ehrenworth

Photo Credit: Daniel Ehrenworth

Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 PM
Host: Ahreum Kim

An ensemble for the 21st century, the Afiara is a string quartet defined by its pursuit of beauty, meaning, and growth as musicians and ambassadors for its genre.

“Quicksilver and delicate…electric and filled with sentiment…”
–San Jose Mercury News

“Moments of sheer transcendent beauty abounded from both the music and the musicians.”
–Seen and Heard International (Montreal Chamber Music Festival review)

The Afiara Quartet Website

Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Jazz Bassist Larry Grenadier @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm

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Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 PM
Host: Eric Schmitz

Larry Grenadier is one of contemporary Jazz’s most respected and accomplished bassists. His trademark upright bass work has been a longstanding fixture in the bands of pianist Brad Mehidau and guitarist Pat Metheny and has graced albums by a broad array of prestigious artists, including Paul Motian, Charles Lloyd, Enrico Rava, Danilo Perez, Chris Potter, Joshua Redman and Kurt Rosenwinkel.

Larry Grenadier Website
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Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: duo parnas @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm

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Pre-Concert Talk:7:00 PM
Host: Robert Auler

Duo parnas is the stunning collaboration of supremely musical sisters, violinist Madalyn Parnas and cellist Cicely Parnas. Their profound artistry speaks of their life-long partnership and performance career.

“The duo parnas…gave the piece an electrifying reading, couching it in a lush tone and executing its complex interplay with pinpoint precision.”
–Allan Kozinn, The New York Times

duo parnas Website
duo parnas performing Kodaly – Duo for Violin & Cello – i

Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Kyle and Laura Pfortmiller @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Apr 27 @ 1:45 pm

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Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 PM
Host: Juan La Manna

A recital featuring Baritone Kyle Pfortmiller and Soprano Laura Pfortmiller. (More details to follow)

View Avant de quitter ces lieux (Faust) live with the Utah Festival Opera Orchestra on YouTube
Kyle Pfortmiller Website