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Quartetto Gelato

Quartetto Gelato
Friday, October 3 at 8:00 p.m.
Rosch Recital Hall (reserved seating)
$20 general / $8 students with ID

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Toronto-based Quartetto Gelato performs virtuosic classical, folk and pop music with theatrical flair and a taste of acrobatics. The group, formed two decades ago, has carved out a worldwide audience as a non-traditional ensemble featuring combinations of tenor voice, violin, Celtic fiddle, cello, bass, accordion, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, and guitar. This event is supported by the Fredonia School of Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts, American String Teacher's Association, Fredonia Woodwind Association, and Fredonia's International Education Center.

The Hillman Opera: Susannah
Friday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Marvel Theatre (reserved seating)
$25 general / $10 student or child

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Considered a masterpiece of 20th century American music and theatre, this opera by Carlisle Floyd tells an age old morality tale using stunning Appalachian folk music themes framed in great operatic drama. Directed by Ted Sharon; Music Director David Rudge. This event is made possible thanks to generous support from the Hillman Memorial Music Association.

Madrigal Feaste

Madrigal Feaste
Saturday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Williams Center (general seating
$65 for multiple-course feaste, musical and theatrical program
Tickets must be purchased by November 24

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This scrumptious multi-course feaste heralds in the holiday season in traditional 15th-century style with elaborately costumed performers, rousing music and merriment on a grand scale. Truly a feaste for the senses, the Fredonia Chamber and College choirs and actor troupe, led by Gerald Gray and James Ivey, bring an evening of all-new music and theatre programs for an authentic and entertaining royal banquet experience. This event features open seating; full tables of 8 may be reserved by contacting Jennifer Darrell-Sterbak at 716-673-3686 or This event is supported by the Faculty Student Association.

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Faculty Recital: Amici di Canta with Fredonia and Pescaro faculty

Friday, September 5, 2014
8:00 PM, Rosch Recital Hall

Fredonia voice faculty members Julie Newell and Daniel Ihasz, along with guests from the State Conservatory of Music in Pescara Italy, will present a concert highlighting well-known operatic arias and ensembles from the Italian operatic heritage. Guests artists include Professor Stefania Donzelli, soprano; Professor Sandra Buongrazio, soprano; and Dr. Vincenzo De Blasis, piano. 'Amici del Canto' will be a recital of Italian aria favorites. The collaboration celebrates the development of an academic exchange program between Fredonia and Pescara. The event is free and open to the public and there will be an open reception following the performance with the audience encouraged to greet and welcome the guests from Italy.

Master Class: Stefania Donzelli, soprano and Sandra Buongrazio, soprano

Saturday, September 6, 2014
7:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall


A Morning with Kent Knappenberger

Saturday, September 13, 2014
9:30 AM, Rosch Recital Hall

Grammy-award winning music educator Kent Knappenberger will present a workshop to Fredonia students and the community, demonstrating teaching techniques he has developed over a twenty-five year career. Using his Westfield students in a hands-on workshop setting in Mason Hall, Mr. Knappenberger will discuss training young voices, non-traditional instrumental groups, and arranging music for school ensembles. A light breakfast will be served beginning at 8 a.m., and the workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free.

Student Recital: Lisa Stoneham, bass trombone

Saturday, September 13, 2014
1:00 PM, Mason Hall Diers Recital Hall


Student Recital: Aimee Pelosi, viola & Gabriella Forgit, violin

Saturday, September 13, 2014
5:00 PM, Mason Hall Diers Recital Hall


Faculty Recital: String Faculty Showpiece

Monday, September 15, 2014
8:00 PM, Rosch Recital Hall


Pathways to Music


Pathways to Music begins September 16 and 20 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 fifth 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.

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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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