Concert Series

Fall 2016


Ticket Information

  • Ticket: $8 - General Public, $6 - Senior (62+) and Faculty/Staff, $3 -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)

 Shiozaki Duo: Music of the Turbulent Times

Sunday, September 11
Studley Theatre
3 p.m.

Violinist Alex Shiozaki and pianist Nana Shi perform works written during WWI and WWII by Fauré, Satoh, Messiaen, Cowell and Copland.


Music Faculty Showcase                                                                                          

Tuesday, September 13
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

An introduction to the fine musicians in the music department performing music ranging from Baroque to Jazz styles.


Collage, Joël Evans, oboe                                                         

Tuesday, September 20
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

An array of musical colors, with Ruthanne Schempf, piano and other faculty friends.


Jazz Opera Block, The musical

Sunday, September 25
Studley Theatre
2 p.m. & 7 p.m. performances

An exciting musical premiere by Rebecca Coupe Franks (composer, trumpet player, and educator) will be performed by SUNY New Paltz students and jazz faculty.  Combining jazz, blues, and some Broadway styles, the music tells the story of Hubert working to find a cure for Alzheimer’s for his father, Henry. All ages welcome!


Faculty Jazz                                                                                                              

Tuesday, September 27
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

SUNY New Paltz artist faculty perform an evening of standards, ballads, originals, and up-tempo tunes high-lighting America’s great jazz tradition.


Saint Rita

Tuesday, October 4
Shepard Recital Hall
8 p.m.

Saint Rita - Kelly Ellenwood (soprano/accordion), Kathleen Bosman (violin/viola), and Stephen Clair (guitar). The music is a cry from the heart and rooted firmly on the street – whether on la Rue Pigalle of Paris or the Boulevard of Broken Dreams.


Beethoven to Barber
Innisfree

Tuesday, October 18
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

Violinist Carole Cowan, Cellist Susan Seligman, and Pianist Sylvia Buccelli perform trios and sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven and Samuel Barber.


Gypsy Songs
The Romani Diaspora

Tuesday, October 25
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

Alex Peh, piano and Samantha Malk, mezzo soprano perform Zigeunerlieder by Brahms and Dvořák as well as works by Ravel, Rossini, Liszt, and Tchaikovsky.


Vocal Chamber Jazz, Chamber Singers and Concert Choir

Tuesday, November 1
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

Enjoy small jazz and classical vocal ensembles.


Eight Hands playing Symphonies                 

Tuesday, November 8
Shepard Recital Hall
8 p.m.

Alex Peh, Ruthanne Schempf, Sylvia Buccelli, Sofya Maryanova, Nana Shi and piano students play Saint Saëns Danse Macabre, Rachmaninoff Suite, and other extravagances.


Symphonic Band

Tuesday, November 15
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

Under the direction of Joël Evans, the Department of Music presents an evening of new and classic works for wind band.


Student Jazz Ensembles - I, II, III

Monday, November 28 at 8 p.m.                                      
Tuesday November 29 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, November 30 at 8 p.m.
Studley Theatre

Three performances by the Jazz Studies student ensembles featuring jazz classics and more.


Composers’ Workshop and Forum                                                   

Thursday, December 1
Shepard Recital Hall
8 p.m.

Student Compositions performed and workshopped by student and faculty performers.


Music Mix

Sunday, December 4
Studley Theatre
3 p.m.

Department music students from varied styles – jazz, classical, music therapy, third stream and more.


Fall Vocal Studio

Tuesday, December 6
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

Under the direction of vocal professor Kent Smith, the Department of Music presents an evening of works from Italy, Germany, France, England and America.


Choral Concert

Thursday, December 8
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.


Collegium Musicum

Sunday, December 11
Shepard Recital Hall
3 p.m.

The university ensemble for early music presents an afternoon of music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras featuring troubadour music, French chansons, English lute songs and early Italian opera arias.


College Youth Symphony

Sunday December 11
Studley Theatre
7 p.m.

College, student and community performers unite in presenting classic symphonic works.


All events subject to change without notice.