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Record label chooses Rosch for recording session

Monday December 1, 2008Christine Davis Mantai

Telarc International, a prominent record label in classical music, has picked the Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall at SUNY Fredonia to record the debut album of 16-year-old violinist Caroline Goulding, a rising talent who has already performed with major orchestras in Cleveland and Detroit and won several young-artist honors.

Ray Stewart records with Natalie Merchant

Monday December 1, 2008Christine Davis Mantai

The next CD to be released by Natalie Merchant, former lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs, will become the newest link between SUNY Fredonia and the beloved alternative rock group founded in Jamestown, N.Y. Raymond Stewart, associate professor of Music and member of Meridian Arts Ensemble, spent a day-long recording session this fall with Merchant in September.

Chamber Orchestra concert features top student soloists

Monday December 1, 2008Christine Davis Mantai

The Fredonia Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Rudge of the SUNY Fredonia School of Music, will perform a mix of classical and contemporary works on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. in the university’s Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall. Special soloists will be students who won the Concerto Competition earlier this semester.

Women's Choir will perform Nine Lessons and Carols

Monday December 1, 2008Christine Davis Mantai

A beloved holiday tradition will combine readings and musical portrayals of the story of Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the First United Methodist Church in Fredonia when the Fredonia Women's Choir presents, "The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols." There is no fee for the event, but freewill offerings to the church are welcomed. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend, as are area community members.

Student testimonials launched on website

Friday November 14, 2008Christine Davis Mantai

Students at SUNY Fredonia talk about what they like about their college experiences in a new series of videos which have been launched on the university website. “Fredonia Live" was produced by students and features some of SUNY Fredonia's most talented student actors, directors and musicians.

New Horizons Band to play in concert Nov. 19

Thursday November 13, 2008Christine Davis Mantai

The New Horizons Band of Western New York will present a Fall Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19 at Fredonia High School Auditorium in Fredonia, N.Y. The concert is free, but the band would appreciate donations of non-perishable food that will be donated to the Food Pantry of the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry.

Campus Latin Jazz Ensemble to perform Dec. 1

Thursday November 13, 2008Christine Davis Mantai

Under the direction of musician and faculty member John Bacon, the Fredonia Latin Jazz Ensemble will perform new arrangements of works by Horace Silver, Duke Ellington, and Pixinguinha in a concert on Monday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. in Diers Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to students, faculty, and the general public.