Music

9 Feb 20180 Chautauqua Chamber Singers looking for alum. The Chautauqua Chamber Singers is completing its 40th season this year. CCS is inviting former members and/or apprentice artists to join us in our final concert of the season on May 13, 2018. Our former directors, Lee Spear and Ron Martin, will be joining our current director, Rebecca Ryan, in performing many of our favorites from the last four decades in addition to some other choral gems. If you would like to join us in song, you have two options. Please join us for this entire concert at our first rehearsal on Feb. 19th at the Unitarian Church from 7-9 pm. If you are from out of town or...

9 Feb 20180 The annual Intercollegiate Choral Festival is slated for Saturday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m., in King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Gregory R. Gentry, director of Choral Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will serve as festival clinician and conductor. Dr. Gentry will work with the Fredonia Chamber, Women's and College choirs on pieces that he selected. The College Choir will sing, "Serenity," by Norwegian-born composer Ola Gjelio; the Chamber Choir will sing Claudio Monteverdi's "Dolcemente Dormiva," and the Women's Choir will perform a soon-to-be-published work, "The Composition of a Kiss" by...

29 Jan 20180 The Musical Journeys Program of the Fredonia School of Music announces that online registration is now available for Pathways to Music – classes for children ages 6 months through 5 years old. Established in 2010, Pathways to Music offers an exciting opportunity for children and parents to discover the joy of music while singing, moving, listening, dancing and playing. Designed to be developmentally age-appropriate, each class is for one child and one accompanying parent or guardian. Pathways to Music combines songs, finger plays, dances, bouncing and circle games, vocal and instrument exploration, lullabies and more. What feels like a...

26 Jan 20181 Distinguished American composer John Corigliano will be the special guest of the Western New York Chamber Orchestra when it performs on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. He will also present a free master lecture, open to the campus and community. Mr. Corigliano's Grammy Award-winning work, “Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems by Bob Dylan” will be featured during the concert, with Mr. Corigliano joining members of a WNYCO chamber ensemble on stage to speak about his work. Also on the program will be highlighted American works: “Time Cycles,” by Lukas Foss and “Canso...

24 Jan 20181 “Your support for the Arts in our county is so appreciated and benefits our communities endlessly!” was the enthusiastic report of one of last year’s recipients of a United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) grant. The UAA is now accepting applications from Chautauqua County artists and organizations for its 2018 Projects Pool Grants Program. “Every year a portion of the funds raised through the United Arts Appeal’s fund drive is awarded to individual artists and artistic projects,” explained UAA President Julie Newell. “Our purpose is to assist the careers of working artists and to enhance the cultural life of Chautauqua...

18 Jan 20182 Performing artists of all types are called to The Spire Theater to audition for the ninth annual “Chautauqua’s Got Talent” competition Monday, February 19th, 2018. Auditions will be held over a single session at the theater, where contest hopefuls are invited to display their talents before a panel of judges, beginning at 7 p.m. Co-presented by Big Time Productions, KISS FM, and The Post-Journal, “Chautauqua’s Got Talent” offers Chautauqua area residents a unique opportunity to compete against one another using a variety of skills and abilities. In addition to singers and musicians, the contest also encourages other types...

18 Jan 20181 “Tell me something you are learning about in school?” asked Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Stuart Stotts. “We are learning about communities around the world and how they get books,” said Ring Elementary School third grade teacher Kim Austin. “Can you tell me some specific things you’ve learned?” “In Zimbabwe, they get books by donkey carts,” said a student. “Wow, that is a great line for a song. Instead of in Zimbabwe, could we write, far off in Zimbabwe? Let’s try to sing it and see how it sounds.” Mr. Stotts worked with students at Ring Elementary School on lyric writing in conjunction with what they...

18 Jan 20180 The concert, free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC’s campus life and residence life programs, college programming committee, and the Weeks Gallery. Additional support is provided through the Sarita Hopkins Weeks Jamestown Community College Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. Tropicante’s lead singers, Karin Stein and Ed East, will introduce Mexican and Colombian cumbias, Dominican merengues, Caribbean salsa tunes, Brazilian sambas, and contemporary tunes. Tropicante tours nationwide and internationally. The ensemble members will also interact with JCC students through classroom visits, discussing Latin music...
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