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.

60 years of hand-painted Christmas cards

Artist James Mullen has produced a large body of work, and has been an educator for many years at SUNY-Oneonta. In those years he has also created a Christmas card almost every year, and collected cards from other important artists — some are whimsical, some are abstract, some are mystical, some are unabashedly sentimental. Mullen talks about this and his other work, and a coincidental meeting that took him to Oneonta.  



Photo courtesy James Mullen


SUNY Oneonta Boosts Adjunct Pay

SUNY Oneonta is giving its adjunct professors a raise, to a starting salary of $3,000 per course. Adjuncts nationwide work under short-term contracts and make notoriously low salaries. Oneonta’s move comes after its adjuncts petitioned the administration earlier this year. Before today, Oneonta adjuncts were close to the bottom in terms of salary, compared to area colleges. A WSKG analysis last summer found their $2,500 per-course minimum below that at community colleges like SUNY Broome and Tompkins Cortland.

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.


Picture courtesy Oneonta Concert Association