School of Music
Special Events

School of Music
Mason Hall
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3151

Masterworks in Rosch Masterworks:
Lord Nelson Mass

Sunday, April 26 at 4:00 p.m.
Rosch Recital Hall (reserved seating)
$15 general / $8 students with ID


Robert Moran – Eclipse (U.S. Premiere)
Franz Schubert – Six German Dances, D. 820, orch. by Anton Webern
Arthur Foote - Air
Franz Joseph Haydn – Lord Nelson Mass

This powerhouse event features the Fredonia Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. David Rudge, and the Fredonia Masterworks Chorus directed by Dr. Gerald Gray, with soloists Janet Brown (soprano), Laurie Tramuta (alto), Gerald Gray (tenor), and Jan Opalach (bass) for Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass. The program also includes the US premiere of Robert Moran's Eclipse, Air by Arthur Foote, and Schubert's German Dances, orchestrated by Anton Webern.

Quartetto Gelato Quartetto Gelato

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

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.


Hillman Opera 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

Tickets Nov. 7 @ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets Nov. 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
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 The Third Annual Madrigal Feaste

Williams Center (general seating)
$65 for multiple-course feaste, musical and theatrical program Tickets must be purchased by November 24

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
Williams Center
Tickets: $65 (must purchase by November 30)
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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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Choral Festival Fifth Annual
Intercollegiate Choral Festival

Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Rosch Recital Hall (general seating)
$10 general / Free for students with ID

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Fredonia's Chamber, College and Women's choirs, conducted by Dr. Gerald Gray and Dr. Vernon Huff, will be joined by the Eastman Chorale under the direction of Dr. William Weinert for an afternoon of extraordinary choral music.

This performance features a live moderated Twitter conversation with Fredonia alumna Nicki Peets and audience members before the concert, at intermission and post concert.

Rachel Lee Priday

College Symphony Orchestra
with Rachel Lee Priday, violin

Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m.
King Concert Hall (general seating)
$15 general / $8 students with ID

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Combining a fierce intelligence with an imaginative curiosity, virtuoso Rachel Lee Priday is acclaimed for her beauty of tone, riveting stage presence, and "irresistible panache" (Chicago Tribune). An artist who seeks contemporary resonances with masterworks of the past, she has been praised by critics for her "dazzling, forceful technique," "rich, mellifluous sound" and "silvery fluidity." Priday joins forces with the Fredonia College Symphony under the direction of Dr. David Rudge for one of the most beloved concertos in the violin repertoire.

GLINKA: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, op. 39

Fredonia Campus Ticket Office
(716) 673-3501
Williams Center G-140 

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