OCA Welcomes the Todd Williams Quartet

The Oneonta Concert Association presents the Todd Williams Quartet on Friday, April 21 at 7pm.  A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and music educator Todd Williams brings his quartet to the Foothills Performing Arts Center. http://wskg.org/audio/Williams.mp3

 

Photo credit: Todd Williams

The Verma Family Presents Music for Sitar at the Goodrich Theatre

The Oneonta Concert Association presents renowned sitarist Roop Verma in concert on Friday, March 3 at 7:30 in the Goodrich Theatre on the SUNY Oneonta campus.  We hear from his son Arjun Verma, also a noted sitarist, and Tracy Verma, the tambourist. “Roop Verma is an internationally known sitarist, composer and accomplished teacher of Indian Classical music. He trained under two of the greatest masters of Indian Classical music of our time: Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan. For over 40 years, he has performed in concert halls of Europe, North and South America. He will be joined by his son, Arjun, a brilliant upcoming sitarist who combines innovative techniques drawn from his study with Ali Akbar Khan and his apprenticeship with his father, and by internationally renowned tabla player Naren Budhakar, with Tracy Verma on tamboura.

The Early Music Ensemble ‘Rebel’ Performs in Oneonta

The Oneonta Concert Association presents the early music ensemble ‘Rebel’ on Friday, October 7 at 7:30 in the First United Methodist Church of Oneonta.  Ensemble founders Jörg-Michael Schwarz and Karen Marie Marmer tell about how the ensemble got its unexpectedly successful start and a little about the French composer who supplied their name. “The New York Times hailed them as “sophisticated and beguiling.” The Los Angeles Times calls them “flamboyant” with “astonishingly vital music-making.” Originally formed in The Netherlands in 1991, REBEL has performed widely in Europe and the US, and is featured regularly on NPR’s Performance Today. REBEL has recorded for all the major European national radio networks and is well known in this country for its longterm residency from 1997-2009 at historic Trinity Church in New York City. Come see why the Boston Globe praised REBEL for “performances that lacked nothing in inwardness, charm, or brilliance, as required.”

 

 

Photo credit: Chris Fanning for Rebel

The Early Music Ensemble 'Rebel' Performs in Oneonta

The Oneonta Concert Association presents the early music ensemble ‘Rebel’ on Friday, October 7 at 7:30 in the First United Methodist Church of Oneonta.  Ensemble founders Jörg-Michael Schwarz and Karen Marie Marmer tell about how the ensemble got its unexpectedly successful start and a little about the French composer who supplied their name. “The New York Times hailed them as “sophisticated and beguiling.” The Los Angeles Times calls them “flamboyant” with “astonishingly vital music-making.” Originally formed in The Netherlands in 1991, REBEL has performed widely in Europe and the US, and is featured regularly on NPR’s Performance Today. REBEL has recorded for all the major European national radio networks and is well known in this country for its longterm residency from 1997-2009 at historic Trinity Church in New York City. Come see why the Boston Globe praised REBEL for “performances that lacked nothing in inwardness, charm, or brilliance, as required.”

 

 

Photo credit: Chris Fanning for Rebel

Jazz Musician and Composer Mike Holober Returns to Oneonta

The Oneonta Concert Association presents jazz musician and composer Mike Holober at the Foothills Performing Arts Center.  Mike is a graduate of SUNY-Oneonta and Binghamton University and he brings his Gotham Jazz Orchestra for a concert of some of his own compositions. http://www.wskg.org/audio/holobermix.mp3

 

Photo credit: mikeholober.com

A Program of 'Glorious Sextets' Comes to Oneonta

The Oneonta Concert Association presents an ensemble from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Led by cellist David Finckel, they perform sextets by Richard Strauss, Antonin Dvorak, and Johannes Brahms in the First United Methodist Church in Oneonta. http://wskg.org/audio/finckel.mp3

 

 

Photo credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco for Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale Performs in Ithaca and Oneonta

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale is performing at Ithaca College and as part of the Oneonta Concert Association series this week.  They are Canada’s first professional choral group dedicated to Afrocentric music of all styles, including classical, spiritual, gospel, jazz, folk and blues, and was named in honor of the late-19th-century composer and musicologist Nathanial Dett.  We talked with conductor Brainerd Blyden-Taylor who was in Toronta before the Chorale started their tour. http://wskg.org/audio/nathanieldett.mp3

 

Photo credit: Nathaniel Dett Chorale

Oneonta Concert Association presents pianist Gleb Ivanov

Pianist Gleb Ivanov performs a concert of music by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Liszt as part of the Oneonta Concert Association season. Mr. Ivanov comes from a family of musicians, and began to accompany his father’s vocal recitals at the age of eight. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 2005. After moving to the United States Mr. Ivanov earned his Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music. http://wskg.org/audio/ivanovoca.mp3

 

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The Oneonta Concert Association present the Vanaver Caravan

Livia Vanaver speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about Turn, Turn, Turn: A Tribute to Pete Seeger, coming to the Goodrich Theatre on Saturday, September 20th at 7:30. They are a unique dance ensemble in that they perform in a wide variety of dance styles and travel with their own musicians. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1036358.mp3

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