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Fredonia School of Music
Season Special Events

Shanghai Quartet

The Shanghai Quartet

in Residence
September 30 – October 4, 2015

in Concert:
Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
King Concert Hall
with Sean Duggan, piano

Concert tickets only: $35 general/ $12 students
Concert ticket with Pre-Concert Dinner: $75

Mix and Mingle (with open bar) 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Dinner served 5:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets
or call 716-673-3501 for tickets

Called "utterly sublime" by The New York Times, the School of Music welcomes The Shanghai Quartet for a week-long residency including class visits, lectures, master classes and a public performance in King Concert Hall, joined by Fredonia piano professor, Sean Duggan. A pre-concert dinner in the Multipurpose Room (Williams Center) with special guest and alumna, Roberta Guaspari-Tzavaras, will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations, The Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world's foremost chamber ensembles. Its elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire, allowing it to traverse musical genres including traditional Chinese folk music, masterpieces of Western music and cutting-edge contemporary works. The Shanghai Quartet is Weigang Li, violin, Yi-Wen Jiang, violin, Honggant Li, viola, and Nicholas Tzavaras, cello.

The ensemble will also be the featured guests at String Experience on October 3, a day-long workshop for high school string players. Details and registration:

This event is made possible thanks to a generous gift from Stanley and Elizabeth Star and the Williams Visiting Professorship endowment through the Fredonia College Foundation.



Gerald Gray, conductor

The Fredonia Masterworks Chorus, Gerald Gray, director
The Chancel Choir of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Buffalo,
James Bigham, Organist/Choirmaster
The Chautauqua Youth Chorus,
Marjorie Bohn, director

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

King Concert Hall

Tickets: $25 general / $10 students
Fredonia Ticket Office: or call 716-673-3501

Tickets on sale soon!

This event is made possible thanks to a generous gift from the Williams Visiting Professorship endowment through the Fredonia College Foundation.


String Experience

with special guests: The Shanghai Quartet
October 3, 2015

String Experience
Join the Fredonia School of Music and special guests, The Shanghai Quartet, for a full day of master classes, clinics and performances designed specifically for high school string players. The day includes master classes (by instrument) with Fredonia faculty, a chamber ensemble master class with The Shanghai Quartet, and workshops that include such topics as: Jazz, Fiddling, Bach, Musician Health & Fitness, Overcoming Performance Nerves, and How to Prepare for College Auditions.

Details and registration at

Double Reed Day

October 25, 2015

Double Reed Day
Double Reed Day at Fredonia is for Middle and High School oboists and bassoonists to come and spend the day working with the double reed faculty and students in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.

Joining Double Reed Day this year will be master teacher and oboe reed maker Robert Sorton.

The day will include master classes focusing on both solo performing and the techniques of playing; coached double reed chamber music reading sessions, and a final double reed ensemble performance for everyone. Participants will have the opportunity to visit exhibitors that will be on-site with double reed instruments, double reed music, and supplies available for sale.

Details and registration at

Next upcoming events:

Faculty Recital: Sonata Duo Recital, Anne Kissel, piano and friends

Thursday, September 3, 2015
8:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall


CANCELED: Guest Artist Recital: Tetraphonics Saxophone Quartet (Event canceled)

Thursday, September 10, 2015
8:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall


CANCELED: Master Class: Tetraphonics Saxophone Quartet (Event canceled)

Friday, September 11, 2015
4:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Guest Artist Recital: David Leung, violin

Friday, September 11, 2015
8:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall


Student Recital: Hannah Kuhn, cello

Saturday, September 12, 2015
1:00 PM, Mason Hall Diers Recital Hall


Faculty Recital: Andrew Seigel, clarinet and Friends "Three is a Magic Number"

Monday, September 14, 2015
8:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall


CANCELED: Faculty Recital: Maureen Yuen, violin and Margaret Evans, piano (Event canceled)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
8:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall


Community Programs

Pathways to Music

Fall classes start on September 15 & 19 for children ages 6 months through 5 years old!

The Musical Journeys Program of the Fredonia School of Music is proud to announce that online registration is now available for Pathways to Music!

Now in its sixth year, Pathways to Music offers an exciting opportunity for children and parents to discover the joy of music while singing, moving, listening, dancing and playing. Each class is a combination of age-appropriate musical activities including songs, finger plays, dances, bouncing games, circle games, instrument exploration, lullabies and more. In a playful manner, children will be gaining a wide appreciation of music while developing language, motor, creative and social skills. The weekly classes are for one child and one accompanying parent or guardian.

More information at

The School of Music at Fredonia: Fredonia's music students enjoy a rich cultural environment and daily interaction with a distinguished faculty renowned for their expertise as teachers, musicians, and scholars. Our diversity, size and facilities all combine to offer an ideal environment for artistic, personal and professional growth. The Fredonia campus and community is a friendly, welcoming place, small enough to make it easy to get to know people, but big enough so you are always meeting someone new.

Fredonia School of Music, Mason Hall, Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3151,

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