Concert Series

Spring 2016


Ticket Information

  • Ticket prices arranged General Public, Senior (62+) and Faculty/Staff, Student
  • Tickets are available one hour prior to each concert in the venue's lobby
  • All tickets are general admission (no reserved seating)
  • Advance tickets are not available unless otherwise noted
  • Cash, check (made payable to "SUNY New Paltz"), or credit card (American Express, MasterCard & Visa)

Blair McMillen, pianist

Tuesday, Feb. 9
McKenna Theatre
8 p.m.

A Bard Conservatory faculty artist, McMillen has established himself as one of the most versatile and sought after pianists today. The New York Times has described him as "riveting, prodigiously accomplished and exciting." McMillen's program will include works of Alexander Scriabin, Joan Tower, and SUNY New Paltz faculty member Nkeiru Okoye.

Tickets: $10, $6, $3 at the door


Popular Goes Classical, Guitar Recital, Gregory Dinger

Thursday, Feb. 18
Shepard Recital Hall
8 p.m.

Faculty classical guitar instructor Greg Dinger presents a program of pieces bridging the "divide" between Popular and Classical styles, including his own "The Wizard of Oz Fantasy," William Foden's "Grande Fantasie of American Songs" (1924), and music for guitar derived from popular sources from the 16th and early 19th centuries.

Tickets $8, $6, $3 at the door


Jazz Faculty Jam

Tuesday, Feb. 23
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

SUNY New Paltz artist faculty present a selection of standards, ballads, originals, and up-tempo blues from America's jazz tradition.

Tickets $8, $6, $3 at the door


We've Got Our Eye On You, (2016) Operatic Comedy by Nkeiru Okoye

Tuesday, March 1 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m.
Studley Theatre

We've Got Our Eye On You. Three sisters, a hunky Greek Demigod, and a Mantrap are part of this operatic comedy with story and music by Nkeiru Okoye and libretto by David Cote. Loosely inspired by Greek myth, We've Got Our Eye on You delivers a family-friendly and humorous but uplifting message about giving in to desire prematurely. Think Monty Python-esque, Gilbert & Sullivan, with a touch of Broadway. World Premiere workshop directed by Off-Broadway's Susan Einhorn, conducted by Edward Lundergan, and performed by singers from the voice studio of Kent Smith and the SUNY New Paltz Chamber Singers with an orchestra of students, faculty, and guest artists. And featuring mezzo-soprano Patrice P. Eaton as Pythia, the Oracle at Delphi.

Tickets: $10, $6, $3 at the door

**Purchase advance tickets online**


Student Honors Recital

Tuesday, March 8
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

Outstanding classical and jazz student performers, selected by the music department faculty, present an evening of musical masterpieces.

Tickets $8, $6, $3 at the door


John Menegon "Look Up" Quartet

Tuesday, March 15
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

Jazz-based original compositions and standards performed by John Menegon (bass), Mark Dziuba (guitar), Aquiles Navarro (trumpet), Tcheser Holmes (drums), and special guest Teri Roiger (synthesizer/voice/spoken word).

Tickets: $10, $6, $3 at the door


Innisfree +

Tuesday, March 29
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

Violinist Carole Cowan, violist Rachel Evans, cellist Susan Seligman, and pianist Sylvia Buccelli perform the Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15 for Piano and Strings of Gabriel Fauré. Baritone Kent Smith will also join the ensemble in vocal works by Beethoven.

Tickets: $10, $6, $3 at the door


Student Jazz Ensembles I

Monday, April 4
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

Performances by Jazz Studies student ensembles featuring jazz classics.

Tickets $8, $6, $3 at the door


Student Jazz Ensembles II

Tuesday, April 5
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

Performance by additional Jazz Studies student ensembles featuring jazz classics.

Tickets: $8, $6, $3 at door


Student Jazz Ensembles III

Thursday, April 7
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

Performance by yet more Jazz Studies student ensembles featuring jazz classics.

Tickets: $8, $6, $3 at door


American Masters – Choral Concert

Tuesday, April 12
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

The Choral Ensembles, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, present a program of music by Billings, Ives, Copland, Ellington, and others.

Tickets: $8, $6, $3 at door


This is your world: you can put anything you want in it

Friday, April 15
The Dorsky Museum
7 p.m.

Bob Ross inspired this live piece combining performance art, experimental music, and visual art by the five-person collective Frogwell. Co-sponsored by the Music Department. This event is co-sponsored by The Dorsky Museum.

Tickets: Free


Spring Vocal Studio Concert

Tuesday, April 19
McKenna Theatre
8 p.m.

The voice students of Kent Smith present an evening of repertoire from Italy, Germany, France, England, and America.

Tickets $8, $6, $3 at door


The Collegium Musicum

Sunday, April 24
Shepard Recital Hall
3 p.m.

Come one, Come all! The ensemble for early music, under the direction of Joël Evans, will present a program of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music, featuring the music of Bernart de Ventadorn, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, and Telemann. All manner of serfs, oafs, louts, and vassals welcome. (swords optional).

Tickets $8, $6, $3 at door


Symphonic Band Concert

Tuesday, April 26
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

The SUNY New Paltz Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Joël Evans, will present a concert featuring the works of James Barnes, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Aaron Copland. This concert will also present outstanding student soloists from within the band.

Tickets $8, $6, $3 at door


Music Therapy Ensemble

Thursday, April 28
Shepard Recital Hall
7 p.m.

Graduate students demonstrate their improvisational and performance skills in an enthusiastic evening of music.

Tickets $8, $6, $3 at door


College Youth Symphony

Sunday, May 1
Studley Theatre
7 p.m.

Directed by Joël Evans, the orchestra will perform classic works by Mendelsson and Mozart and feature soloist winners from the annual College Youth Symphony Competition.

Tickets $8, $6, $3 at door


Requiem in D Minor, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Tuesday, May 3
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

Mozart's final, unfinished masterwork will be performed by the College-Community Chorale with soloists and orchestra directed by Edward Lundergan.

Tickets: $10, $6, $3 at door


All events subject to change.