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Fredonia School of Music

String Experience

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

Shanghai Quartet

The Shanghai Quartet

in Residence
September 29-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) 5:00-5:30pm
Dinner served 5:30pm

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 6 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.

String Experience

Bach: St. Matthew Passion with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

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

The Fredonia Masterworks Chorus and the Chancel Choir of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Buffalo join the BPO under the direction of Gerald Gray to present Bach's masterpiece in its original language.

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.

Next upcoming events:

Community Ukulele Jam Session

Friday, August 28, 2015
6:00 PM, Kasia Coffee Shop (183 East Main Street, Fredonia)

Beginners and "brush-up" from 6-6:30pm. Jam Session for all from 6:30-8pm. We welcome everyone, regardless of experience! Don't have a uke? We have extras. Join us for a community strum-a-long. The goal is to have fun and to make music. Questions? Contact Jill Reese at

Faculty Recital: ExSTRINGvaganza

Friday, August 28, 2015
8:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall


Student Recital: Ryan Shanahan, tenor

Saturday, August 29, 2015
2:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall


Student Recital: Rachel Vaugh, horn

Sunday, August 30, 2015
12:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall


Workshop: James DesJardin, music educator

Monday, August 31, 2015
7:30 PM, Mason Hall 1080


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

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


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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