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NOTICE: All Fine & Performing Arts events have been canceled due to restrictions on public gatherings imposed by New York State and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Concert Series

The Department of Music at SUNY New Paltz has launched an online video series, Listen Forward, designed to showcase diverse forms of music making taking place on campus and in the broader New Paltz community.

Listen Forward is the work of a broad collective of musicians, designers, digital media students and others seeking new ways of sharing their art at a moment when their ability to perform live and in-person has been severely restricted.

Content will be presented on the Listen Forward YouTube channel and posted on the Department of Music’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Read more about Listen Forward


Department of Music
Listen Forward Celebration

Spring 2021 Concert Series

Performances will include a short ethnographic film created by SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence recipient Alyson Hummer '20 on the Burmese Hsaing Waing ensemble at SUNY New Paltz, a performance by the faculty resident Jazz ensemble “The Professors, " the world premiere of the opening of Phyllis Chen’s newest work “Resonant Echoes” featuring violist Christiana Fortune-Reader, student performances by Alexa-Marie Fini, Robert Vetri, Ryan Stevens, Jennifer Poroye, Darius Beckford, Stephanie Voyard and Hailey Brown.

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Date
Time
Location

Tuesday, March 2

7 p.m.

Virtual

Department of Music
Growing Rhythm: Kyaw Kyaw Naing

Spring 2021 Concert Series

Celebrated Burmese percussionist, Kyaw Kyaw Naing releases the full version of a new work composed for his ensemble, Growing Rhythm, sponsored by New Music USA. 

Date
Time
Location

Tuesday, March 9

7 p.m.

Department of Music
Phyllis Chen performs Sarah Hennies

Spring 2021 Concert Series

Department of Music Assistant Professor Phyllis Chen will give a solo piano performance of Davenport Resident Sarah Hennies’ “SOVT (Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract)." The title refers to a technique in which one “strengthens” their vocal tracts through a straw, a technique Hennies honed in a trans voice class.

Date
Time
Location

Tuesday, March 16

7 p.m.

Department of Music
Guided Imagery Meditation

Spring 2021 Concert Series

A receptive music therapy method where performers improvise on their instruments, experimenting with various timbre and texture to facilitate deep relaxation. 

 

Date
Time
Location

Tuesday, March 23

7 p.m.

Department of Music
Resonant Echoes: Phyllis Chen

Spring 2021 Concert Series

Composer and Assistant Professor of Music Phyllis Chen weaves together sound samples sourced from the community, music boxes, and solo viola to create a new piece that reflects the sounds and environment of New Paltz. This piece was written for Christiana Fortune-Reader who will perform the work on solo viola.

Read more about Resonant Echoes.

Date
Time
Location

Tuesday, March 30

7 p.m.

Department of Music
Department of Music Student Concert

Spring 2021 Concert Series

A spotlight on student pianists, singers, composers and instrumentalists as they make music as soloists or in small and large ensembles. 

Date
Time
Location

Tuesday, April 6

7 p.m.

Department of Music
Department of Music Student Concert

Spring 2021 Concert Series

A spotlight on student pianists, singers, composers and instrumentalists as they make music as soloists or in small and large ensembles. 

Date
Time
Location

Tuesday, April 13

7 p.m.

Department of Music
Davenport Artist-In-Residence Sarah Hennies

Kenneth Davenport Residency for New American Music

Davenport Artist-In-Residence Sarah Hennies premieres a new piece she composed with Department of Music students in a series of workshops held during the spring 2021 semester.

Date
Time
Location

Tuesday, April 20

7 p.m.

Departments of Music and Asian Studies
Chinese Theatre Works

Spring 2021 Concert Series

Chinese Theatre Works (CTW) brings contemporary Chinese performing arts to local New York City, national and international audiences. This is a collaborative project between the Music and Asian Studies departments. 

Date
Time
Location

Tuesday, April 27

5 p.m.

Department of Music
Chamber Jazz Ensemble

Spring 2021 Concert Series

Celebrate the work of our student jazz ensembles led by Teri Roiger and Jeff Siegel. 

Date
Time
Location

Saturday, May 1

7 p.m.

Department of Music
Senior Projects

Spring 2021 Concert Series

Join us as our graduating seniors present their capstone projects.

Date
Time
Location

Tuesday, May 4

TBD

Department of Music
Senior Recitals

Spring 2021 Concert Series

Highlights of senior music majors performing repertoire from their final recitals, live from Studley Theatre on the SUNY New Paltz campus.

Date
Time
Location

Tuesday, May 11

5 p.m.

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