Concert Dates

Spring 2019 Concert Dates

Faculty Jazz Night

Thursday, February, 14, 2019
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free
Join SUNY Schenectady School of Music Faculty Jazz Combo for an evening of jazz standards and original compositions performed by Dylan Canterbury, trumpet, Brian Patneaude, saxophone, Kevin Grudecki, guitar, David Gleason, piano, Bobby Kendall, bass, Cliff Brucker, drums, and Mia Scirocco, vocals.

Shadow A Music Student

Monday, February 18-21, 2019
School of Music Building
Interested in the School of Music at SUNY Schenectady? Please visit www.sunysccc.edu/shadowastudent to set up a date during February 18-21, 2019. High school students will be matched up with a School of Music student to follow for the day. Observe audio technology, theory, history classes and ensembles. Meet our artist faculty.

Gangstagrass

GangstagrassPerformance with Q&A after
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

12:00 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
Full Concert
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

7:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
Tickets are free to the public, but you must register. Tickets will be on a first-come first-serve basis.
New York City musician and beats producer Rench imagined what bluegrass and hip-hop combined might sound like. The result was a genre-demolishing recording called Rench Presents: Gangstagrass. FX Network came to Rench looking for the Gasgstagrass sound for the series Justified, which included rapper T.O.N.E-z. The result was Emmy nominated “Long Hard Times to Come,” the song which opened every episode of six seasons of the hit series.

SUNY Schenectady Jazz Showcase

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
7:30 p.m., Van Dyck Restaurant & Lounge
237 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
518-348-7999
Join the SUNY Schenectady Student Jazz Combos and Big Band in an evening of jazz music.

SUNY Schenectady Chamber Series Concert-Clarinet Through the Ages

Thursday, March 14, 2019
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free
Join our faculty members, Paul Green, clarinet, Petia Kassarova, cello and Mark Evans, piano, in a delightful evening of works to include Debussy, Brahms and Beethoven.

Capital Region Wind Ensemble “Of the Highest Rank”

James HoulikFeaturing James Houlik, saxophone soloist
Sunday, March 24, 2019

3:00 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
General Admission $10, students $8, SUNY Schenectady Students w/ID free
This concert explores the intersection of Classical music and Wind Ensemble literature as world famous tenor saxophonist, James Houlik joins CRWE to unveil the Classical Concerto, for tenor saxophone and wind ensemble by Eric Ewazen. The program starts with Normal Dell Joio’s Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn and concludes with Vincent Persichetti’s Symphony No. 6 for Band as twenty-five select high school students join CRWE for our annual side-by-side performance.

Musicians of Ma’alwyck – American Dreams of Russia

Three members of Musicians of Ma'alwyckWednesday, March 27, 2019
12:00 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free
American Dreams of Russia is a program devoted to Russian and American music featuring Daniel Godfrey’s Dreams of Russia for clarinet, violin and piano and Glinka’s Trio Pathetique for clarinet, violoncello and piano. Also on the program will be music of Gliere, Maude Powell and Ric Sowash. Musicians of Ma’alwyck core members Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz and Petia Kassarova are joined by guest artists Paul Green, clarinet and Noah Palmer, piano. The preview will feature excerpts from the full-length program.

Marimba Music Medley Vol. 3 – An Evening of Marimba

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free
From classic to contemporary, from east to west, from the mallets of young to old—join us for a night of marimba, vibraphone melodies to enjoy, featuring Cliff Brucker, Andrew Janack, Nachiko Maekane, SUNY Schenectady percussion students and guest artists, Eriko Mochizuki and Hiroko Kita.

Paul Quigley, guitar soloist

Paul QuigleyThursday, March 28, 2018
7:30 p.m., Lally Mohawk Room, Elston Hall, free
Paul Quigley is an alumni of SUNY Schenectady and received his BM, and MM at Manhattan School of Music. Paul will be performing works by Bach, Giuliani, Rodrigo and more.

 

 

 

Chamber Series Concert

Thursday, April 18, 2019
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

SUNY Schenectady Chorus Ensemble

Monday, April 29, 2019
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

SUNY Schenectady Percussion and Jazz Ensembles

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

SUNY Schenectady Guitar Ensembles

Monday, May 6, 2019
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

SUNY Schenectady Vocal Chamber Ensemble

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

SUNY Schenectady Jazz Combos

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:30 p.m., Carl. B. Taylor Auditorium, free

Musicians of Ma’alwyck – The Match

Friday, May 10, 2019
12:00 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free
The Match is a program devoted to the music of the Chevalier de Saint-George, who was a champion fencer, classical composer, virtuoso violinist, and conductor of the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, and his contemporaries. The Chevalier was born in Guadeloupe, he was the son of George Bologne de Saint-Georges, a wealthy planter, and Nanon, his African slave. During the French Revolution, Saint-Georges was colonel of the Légion St.-Georges, the first all-black regiment in Europe, fighting on the side of the Republic. Today the Chevalier de Saint-Georges is best remembered as the first classical composer of African ancestry. Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz and flutist Norman Thibodeau will be joined by a guest harpist.

SUNY Schenectady Wind Ensemble

Friday, May 10, 2019
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

SUNY Schenectady Chamber Ensemble

Monday, May 13, 2019
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free

Capital Region Wind Ensemble “Color”

Philip PandoriFeaturing Philip Pandori, trombone soloist
Sunday, June 2, 2019

3:00 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
General Admission $10, students $8, SUNY Schenectady Students w/ID free
CRWE spends a little time on the blue-green side of the color wheel with this kaleidoscopic program featuring SUNY Schenectady trombone instructor, Philip Pandori performing Bert Appermont’s Colors for Trombone and Wind Ensemble. We’ll also present Vaughan Williams Folk Song Suite, Samuel R. Hazo’s Blue & Green Music and Frank Ticheli’s monumental Blue Shades.