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Fall concerts 2017

Sunday, September 17 at 3:00 pm
Hui CoxLaura Roth

IMPROVISATION THROUGH THE AGES

The Hui Cox Ensemble - Hui Cox, guitar; Nioka Workman, cello; Michael Wimberly, percussion; Michael Visio, string bass; and guest artist, Soprano Laura Roth

7-string guitar player, composer, NEA grant recipient and Grammy-nominated producer Hui Cox, has produced and performed with some of the biggest names in the music business. He will lead the ensemble through improvisational explorations of themes by Classical composers known to be great improvisors such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven along with music by great 20th Century jazz composers such as Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and Miles Davis.

Sunday, October 15 at 3:00 pm
Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet

FINGER LAKES GUITAR QUARTET
Joel Brown, Brett Grigsby, Sten Isachsen, and Paul Quigley

The FLGQ presents exciting, eclectic programming spanning five centuries, including original arrangements, as well as works commissioned, and premiered by them. The Quartet has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Past performances include, the Eastman School of Music, Ithaca College Guitar Festival, (World Premiere, Holland), Skidmore College, and the Sandisfield Arts Center, Cleveland Guitar Society, Marietta College, Great Lakes Guitar Society, The Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York, Keuka College, and Utica College.

FLGQ is proud to announce we are now endorsed by D'addario strings.

Sunday, November 12 at 3:00 pm
Duo Marchand

DUO MARCHAND WITH RUTH CUNNINGHAM
Andy Rutherford, lute and theorbo; Marcia Young, voice and harp; special guest Ruth Cunningham, voice, baroque flute and recorder

Duo Marchand surveys a century of English song and dance music with special guest Ruth Cunningham of Anonymous 4. The program begins with a set of lute songs and fantasias from the gilded reign of Elizabeth I and the age of Shakespeare. It concludes with luscious soprano duets heard at the court of King Charles II, drawn from the theatrical works of Henry Purcell, "The English Orpheus."


Spring concerts 2018

Sunday, March 25 at 3:00 pm
Roberto PlanoIrina Muresanu

ROREM, RAVEL AND RAGS
Roberto Plano, piano; Irina Muresanu, violin

First Prize Winner of the 2001 Cleveland International Piano Competition, Finalist at the Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2005, Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition (Calgary, Canada) and the 2006 Axa Dublin International Piano Competition, Italian pianist Roberto Plano has performed all over the world.

Romanian violinist Irina Muresanu has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike with her “irresistible,” (Boston Globe) exciting, elegant and heartfelt performances of the classic, romantic and modern repertoire. The Globe has also come to praise her as "not just a virtuoso, but an artist" and the Los Angeles Times has written that her "musical luster, melting lyricism and colorful conception made Irina Muresanu’s performance especially admirable".

Underwriting for this concert has been provided by Robert and Barbara Rosoff
Sunday, April 15 at 3:00 pm
Pola Baytelman

Pola Baytelman, piano

With sparkling articulation reminiscent of the remarkable Alicia de Larrocha, pianist Pola Baytelman probes deeply to the heart of whatever music she plays. Keeping the composer’s intent foremost, she plays with effortless technique, listening always. The press has called her playing "formidable" and having "a diaphanous touch." Baytelman is an active recitalist with a broad repertory that covers from the 18th to the 21st century.


Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 pm
GX3

GX3
Maria Zementauski, flamenco guitar, guilele, cajon; Ray Andrews, baroque guitar, charango, banjo, dulcimer; Sten Isachsen, classical guitar, mandolin, cajon

Three accomplished musicians with eclectic tastes - fiery flamenco, classical, Baroque, Latin & Appalachian - collaborate to create something totally unique: GX3+. The name GX3+ refers to the fact that we play (at least) three very different guitars: flamenco, classical & Baroque PLUS mandolin, charango, guilele, cajons (percussion boxes), banjo and mountain dulcimer. The result is innovative arrangements of the traditional, classical and Latin repertoire as well as stunning original compositions by Maria Zementauski, arranged for the trio.

"These musicians sounded incredible, blending flamenco, classical and bluegrass, among other things, into a fresh, vibrant and rich sound. Be sure to check them out if you get the chance!" Daily Gazette