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Special Events

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


Buy Tickets Nov. 7 @ 7:30 p.m.
Buy Tickets Nov. 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
Buy Tickets Nov. 9 @ 2 p.m.


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 sterbajd@fredonia.edu. This event is supported by the Faculty Student Association.

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Workshops & Community Programs

Double Reed Day

Double Reed Day
Sunday, October 26


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 highly acclaimed bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson. The day will include: master classes focusing on both solo performing and the techniques of playing, a Meet the Composer session which includes a performance of a newly composed double reed octet by Margi Griebling-Haigh; coached double reed chamber music reading sessions and a final double reed ensemble performance for everyone conducted by special guest, Lisa Rice. 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
www.fredonia.edu/music/community/drd.asp


String Experience

String Experience
Saturday, November 15


String Experience is a seminar for high school violinists, violists, cellists and bassists that brings you in contact with Fredonia's conservatory-trained string faculty. The String Experience exemplifies the unique one-on-one relationship that is fostered between students and teachers at Fredonia.

Young musicians will be given the chance to improve performance and practice techniques, interact with other string players, and attend a recital with our distinguished faculty artists. String players will work in small sessions, developing performance skills, working on issues of stage fright and the audition process, improving technical skills such as shifting, intonation, tone production, and more. The atmosphere is designed to be a fun, supportive learning environment for students, but teachers and parents are also encouraged to attend - we hope you'll join us for this exciting event.

Details and registration at
www.fredonia.edu/music/community/string.asp


Ensemble Touring News

Chamber Orchestra

Fredonia Chamber Orchestra Fall 2014 Tour
Long Island, New York
October 19-22, 2014

The Fredonia Chamber Orchestra will visit high schools of East Islip, Syosset, Northport High School, East Meadow, Port Washington, Half Hollow Hills, Smithtown East, Ward Melville & Commack on their fall tour. The 45-member student ensemble, under the direction of Dr. David Rudge, is joined by faculty members David Colwell (violin) and Dmitri Novgorodsky (piano).



Next upcoming events:

Master Class: Michael Colgrass, percussion

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
3:00 PM, Mason Hall 1080

The Michael Colgrass residency is sponsored by the following Student Association groups: Percussion Guild, Woodwind Association, and Conductor's Guild; a grant from the 2014 - 2015 Convocation Series, and the School of Music. Free.

Guest Artist: Michael Colgrass "Excellence in Performance"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
7:00 PM, Mason Hall 1080

Michael Colgrass, award-winning composer (Pulitzer Prize, Emmy Award, Guggenheim Fellowships, Barlow Prize, among others) joins The State University of New York at Fredonia for a multi-day artist residency as part of the 2014-15 Convocation Series. In 'Excellence in Performance,' Colgrass presents on a series of exercises for public speakers, managerial people, instrumentalists, and singers who need to communicate persuasively with groups. Exercises include anchoring confidence with a simple touch, stepping in front of people with comfort and ease and establishing your personal circle of excellence, includes how to deal with stage fright, concentrate under pressure and perform at your best. The Michael Colgrass residency is sponsored by the following Student Association groups: Percussion Guild, Woodwind Association, and Conductor's Guild; a grant from the 2014 - 2015 Convocation Series, and the School of Music. Free.

Guest Artist: Michael Colgrass "Life Levels Alignment"

Thursday, October 23, 2014
6:30 PM, Mason Hall 1080

Michael Colgrass, award-winning composer (Pulitzer Prize, Emmy Award, Guggenheim Fellowships, Barlow Prize, among others) joins The State University of New York at Fredonia for a multi-day artist residency as part of the 2014-15 Convocation Series. In 'Life Levels Alignment' Colgrass presents a spatial exercise showing you how to align your primary activity with your capabilities, your values, your identity and your spiritual self--all in relation to your environment. This exercise helps people focus priorities and even make career decisions. The Michael Colgrass residency is sponsored by the following Student Association groups: Percussion Guild, Woodwind Association, and Conductor's Guild; a grant from the 2014 - 2015 Convocation Series, and the School of Music. Free.

Hillman Opera Lecture Series: Michael Ching

Friday, October 24, 2014
6:00 PM, Mason Hall Diers Recital Hall

Free.

Mason Safe Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 25, 2014
9:00 AM, Mason Hall Venues (Other)

Parents and guardians are invited to bring their children, ages 12 and under, through the practice room hallways (second and third floors) of Mason Hall for a fun, trick or treating experience, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Costumes are encouraged! Hosted by the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia student group. Free.

Children's Concert Series: Oboe Trio

Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:30 AM, Darwin R. Barker Library (7 Day St., Fredonia)

The concerts are designed to introduce very young audiences (from infants to 6-year-olds) to musical instruments. The child-friendly environment will invite the children to sit on the floor close to the musicians; family members are encouraged to bring blankets or carpet squares to sit on. Strollers can be parked around the edges of the seating area. Free.

Children's Concert Series: Oboe Trio

Saturday, October 25, 2014
11:30 AM, Darwin R. Barker Library (7 Day St., Fredonia)

The concerts are designed to introduce very young audiences (from infants to 6-year-olds) to musical instruments. The child-friendly environment will invite the children to sit on the floor close to the musicians; family members are encouraged to bring blankets or carpet squares to sit on. Strollers can be parked around the edges of the seating area. Free.

Student Recital: Clarinet Quartet (Tim Young, Lauren Kinane, Tyler Pfalzer, Kate Gelsinger)

Saturday, October 25, 2014
1:00 PM, Mason Hall Diers Recital Hall

Free.

Master Class: Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon

Saturday, October 25, 2014
4:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

Student Opera Theatre Association presents: Grand Afternoon of Singing

Saturday, October 25, 2014
5:00 PM, Mason Hall Diers Recital Hall

Free.

Fredonia Wind Ensemble

Saturday, October 25, 2014
8:00 PM, Rockefeller Arts Center King Concert Hall

Paula Holcomb, conductor. The Wind Ensemble will feature artists Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon and Michael Colgrass, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. Repertoire will include Holst's 'Second Suite in F,' 'The Promise of the Living' from 'The Tender Land' by Copland/Singleton, Wilson's 'Avatar,' featuring Nadina Mackie Jackson on bassoon, and 'Old Churches' and 'Winds of Nagual' by Michael Colgrass. Mr. Colgrass will discuss his works prior to their performance. The artists are also involved with other events on campus including the Percussion Guild, Conductors Guild and Double Reed Day. The Michael Colgrass residency is sponsored by the following Student Association groups: Percussion Guild, Woodwind Association, and Conductor's Guild; a grant from the 2014 - 2015 Convocation Series, and the School of Music. Free.

Fredonia Double Reed Day - Faculty Concert

Sunday, October 26, 2014
10:00 AM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

Fredonia Masterworks Chorus & Cheektowaga Symphony - Beethoven's Symphony No. 9

Sunday, October 26, 2014
3:00 PM, Villa Maria College Auditorium (240 Pine Ridge Rd)

John Landis, conductor. The Fredonia College Choir (Gerald Gray, director) joins the Cheektowaga Symphony Orchestra with soloists Holly Bewlay, soprano; Melissa Thorburn, mezzo-soprano; Joe Dan Harper, tenor; and Jeffrey Strauss, bass-baritone to present Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Free, donations accepted.

Fredonia Double Reed Day - Student Concert

Sunday, October 26, 2014
3:15 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

Western New York Chamber Orchestra Classics #2: Music About Music

Sunday, October 26, 2014
4:00 PM, Rockefeller Arts Center King Concert Hall

Featured is a world premiere composition for orchestra by internationally regarded American opera composer John Musto. Also featured on the program are two masterpieces of the symphonic literature - Haydn's Symphony No. 55 in E-flat major (Der Schulmeister) and Schubert's Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major. Tickets: $22 general admission, $5 student/child, free for SUNY students with ID.

CANCELED: Faculty Recital: David Colwell, violin; Maureen Yuen, violin; Sean Duggan, piano; and Dmitri Novgorodsky, piano "Complete Beethoven Sonatas for Violin & Piano" (Event canceled)

Sunday, October 26, 2014
8:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

CANCELED: Fredonia Curricular Jazz Ensemble (Event canceled)

Monday, October 27, 2014
8:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

Fredonia Bassoon Ensemble

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
8:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

CANCELED: Fredonia Curricular Jazz Ensemble (Event canceled)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
8:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

Fredonia Flutasia Flute Ensemble

Thursday, October 30, 2014
8:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

Student Recital: Joseph Bennett, alto saxophone

Friday, October 31, 2014
6:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

Fredonia Woodwind Chamber Ensembles

Friday, October 31, 2014
8:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

Student Recital: Dillon Cerullo, horn

Saturday, November 1, 2014
12:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

Student Recital: Ethan Wojcik, trombone

Saturday, November 1, 2014
2:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

Student Recital: Zachary Busch, tenor trombone

Saturday, November 1, 2014
4:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

Student Recital: Andrea Patti, clarinet

Saturday, November 1, 2014
6:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

RESCHEDULED to January 24, 2015: Faculty Recital: ANA Trio (Event canceled)

Saturday, November 1, 2014
8:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

Student Recital: Jillian Ballow, oboe

Sunday, November 2, 2014
12:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

Student Recital: Jeremy Hachten, horn

Sunday, November 2, 2014
4:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

Student Recital: Christopher Zatorski, tenor trombone

Sunday, November 2, 2014
6:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

CANCELED: Faculty Recital: David Colwell, violin; Maureen Yuen, violin; Sean Duggan, piano; and Dmitri Novgorodsky, piano "Complete Beethoven Sonatas for Violin & Piano" (Event canceled)

Sunday, November 2, 2014
8:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

Fredonia World Mallets Ensemble

Monday, November 3, 2014
8:00 PM, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall

Free.

Fredonia Concert Band

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
8:00 PM, Rockefeller Arts Center King Concert Hall

Free.


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 music@fredonia.edu, www.fredonia.edu/music


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