Each year at The State University of New York at Fredonia, three of our ensembles
have the opportunity to tour the region in a rotation that allows broad exposure for
our groups. The Chamber Choir, the Woodwind Quintet, and the Chamber Orchestra toured in the
Spring of 2013, and they covered much of New York and also part of Pennsylvania.
Fredonia Winds, 2013
The Fredonia Wind Quintet teamed up with a student woodwind quintet on a tour to the
New York City area. Calling themselves The Fredonia Winds, they put together a program
of largely contemporary works, including Ligeti, Nielsen and Berio, and did performances
and workshops at seven different schools in the city and on Long Island. The Chamber
Choir performed and worked with the students at Olean High School and also at Norwin
and North Hills High Schools near Pittsburgh. While there, they took in a performance
at the Pittsburgh Opera and visited the Warhol Museum. The Chamber Orchestra went
to Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and the Hudson Valley area, doing performances and interactions
with students at 11 different schools over a very busy three days.
|Fredonia Brass Ensemble, 2012
The purposes of touring are to attract and recruit students, to expand the reputation
of the music programs, and to give our students an enriching experience. The faculty
believes that the best touring is designed to do all three.
Plans are underway for next year’s tours, which are to include select members of the
choruses, student chamber groups, and the Wind Ensemble. If you would like to inquire
about the opportunity to have one of our ensembles visit your school, please contact
Jennifer Darrell-Sterbak at firstname.lastname@example.org.