Music

9 Feb 20181 Folk music legend Tom Paxton comes to the Rolling Hills Radio stage on Monday, February 26 at 6:30 at Shawbucks for a one-night-only performance. He will be accompanied by the Don Juans. Tom Paxton has performed worldwide in venues as diverse as Greenwich Village coffee houses, Albert Hall in London and Carnegie Hall in New York. In addition to his own fifty albums of original songs, hundreds of artists have recorded his songs including Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Joan Baez, Willie Nelson and Judy Collins.   Even the opera star, Plácido Domingo incorporated Paxton into his repertoire. In 2009, Paxton received a Grammy Lifetime...

9 Feb 20180 The School of Music will bring famed Cuban composer/guitarist Leo Brouwer to the State University of New York at Fredonia for a residency on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 13 and 14. A pre-eminent composer for the classical guitar with over 100 commercial recordings, Mr. Brouwer is known for many other compositions, including film scores for "Like Water for Chocolate" and "A Walk in the Clouds." "Leo Brouwer is one of the most important composers for classical guitar in the history of the instrument,” said Rob Deemer, associate professor of Music Composition and Ethos New Music Society advisor. “We are all extremely excited and delighted...

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 20181 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...
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