Concert Series

Fall 2015


Tickets

  • $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.

Cash, check (made payable to "SUNY New Paltz"), or credit card (charges will appear as "Vendini Tickets") accepted.


Fall Foliage

Tuesday, Sept. 1
Studey Theatre
8 p.m.

Oboist Joël Evans, cellist Susan Seligman, and pianist Ruthanne Schempf, faculty artists, present an evening of rich tonal colors with the music of Saint-Saëns, Telemann, and Ravel.


Music Faculty Showcase

Tuesday, Sept. 15
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

Members of the Department of Music perform an evening of virtuosic repertoire from the Baroque era through the 21st century.


Teri Roiger celebrates Billie Holiday

Thursday, Sept. 17
McKenna Theatre
8 p.m.

Celebrate Billie Holiday, the great jazz singer, in her centennial year, with John Menegon (bass), Wayne Hawkins (piano), and other special guests.


Faculty Jazz Concert

Tuesday, Sept. 29
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

Outstanding faculty present an evening of standards, ballads, blues, originals, and up-tempo tunes from America's jazz tradition.


Alex Peh and Friends present Béla Bartók

Tuesday, Oct. 6
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

The evening's program includes Bartók's rarely heard masterpiece, "Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion."


Phyllis Chen, Davenport Artist-in-residence

Tuesday, Oct. 27
Parker Theatre
8 p.m.

Accomplished pianist, composer, and "one of the world's leading proponents of the toy piano" (Chicago Reader), Phyllis Chen uses unconventional instruments and sound-making objects in her compositions. She performs the work "Lighting the Dark," scored for handmade music boxes, clavichord, accordion, and electronics, inspired by the collected photographs of women around the world by Paola Gianturco. The program also includes a world premiere of her newest work for solo piano commissioned by Harvard University FROMM foundation. The work will be performed by faculty member Alex Peh.


Innisfree +

Tuesday, Nov. 3
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.


Student Jazz Ensembles I

Monday, Nov. 9
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

The evening's program features an evening of classics, standards and originals performed by a cast of excellent jazz students from the Jazz Studies area.


Student Jazz Ensembles II

Tuesday, Nov.10
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

Another evening of different jazz works performed by students in the jazz studies area.


Student Jazz Ensembles III

Wednesday, Nov. 11
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

A third evening of varied jazz works performed by students in the Jazz Studies area.


Symphonic Band

Tuesday, Nov. 17
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

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


Student Composers/21st-Century Music

Sunday, Nov. 22
Shepard Recital Hall
3 p.m.

Composition students of Nkieru Okoye and Bob Lukomski present an afternoon of current state-of-the-art compositions.


The Choral Ensembles

Tuesday, Dec. 1
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

Women composers are featured on the evening's program, directed by Edward Lundergan.


Student Honors Recital

Thursday, Dec. 3
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

Outstanding classical student performers from the music department present an evening of musical masterpieces.


Collegium Musicum

Sunday, Dec. 6
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.


Fall Vocal Studio

Tuesday, Dec. 8
Studley Theatre
8 p.m.

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


College Youth Symphony

Sunday Dec. 13
Studley Theatre
7 p.m.

Under the direction of Joël Evans, the symphony will present an evening of classic works for orchestra and celebrate the approaching retirement of Carole Cowan with their performance of Bach's "Concerto for Oboe and Violin."


All events subject to change.