Society for New Music

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Vision of Sound
Sunday, April 8, 4:00 PM
Carrier Theater, Civic Center, Syracuse
Tickets: $15 regular, $12 students/seniors, free for children 12 and under

New dance works by six Upstate composers collaborating with six regional choreographers, with electronics and video, performed by the Society All-Stars and regional dancers –- a feast of sight and sound.

Music by Peter Allen, Diane Jones, Sally Lamb McCune, Mark Olivieri, Octavio Vazquez, and Michael "Doc" Woods is paired with choreography by Paige Cummings, Christina D’Amico, Lynea D’Aprix, Molly Naef, Zachary Frazee, and Caitlyn Schrader.

Also performed at Nazareth College's Linehan Chapel on April 6 at 7:00 pm and at Hamilton College's Wellin Hall on April 7 at 7:30 pm.


Many Worlds
Friday, February 16, 7:30 PM
Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette St., Syracuse
Tickets: $15 regular, $12 students/seniors, free for children 12 and under

Premiere of a commissioned work by Kevin Ernste, plus works by Stephen Ferre, Israel winner Simon Frisch, and Alex Burtzos, performed by the Society All-Stars.


Music from the Heart of New York
Saturday, February 3, 8:00 PM
Froehlich Hall, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Hobart and William Smith campus, Geneva

Alex Freeman Blueshift, 2006;
Aristea Mellos Selections from Everything Flowing, 2018 (Premiere this version)
Mark Olivieri Tilt, 2015 (3rd performance)
Greg Wanamaker Out of Mind, Into Body, 2016 (4th performance)
Octavio Vazquez Zeitgeist, 2012

The Society All-Stars performers include Kelly Covert, flute; John Friedrichs, clarinet/bass clarinet; Ann McIntyre, violin; Lucas Button, cello; Rob Auler, piano; and Rob Bridge, percussion


Pushed Aside: Reclaiming Gage (with pre-concert lecture at 3:00)
Sunday, January 21, 4:00 PM
Carrier Theater, Civic Center, Syracuse
Tickets: $15 regular, $12 students/seniors, free for children 12 and under

Premiere of a new opera about Matilda Joslyn Gage, written by Persis Parshall Vehar with a libretto by Gabrielle Vehar.

Stage Director: Victoria King
Set Design: David Harper
Costumes: Jody Luce
Lighting: Bob Dwyer
Stage Manager: Amy Doherty
Conductor: Heather Buchman
Musical Director: Sar Shalom Strong
Producer: Neva Pilgrim
Chorus Director: Richard Fields

Matilda Joslyn Gage: Danan Tsan
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Laura Enslin
Susan B. Anthony: Juliane Price
Frederick Douglass & John, runaway slave: Gregory Sheppard
Dr. Electa Thomas: Jennifer Stevens
Dr. Isaiah Thomas: Jonathan Howell
Maud Baum: Julia Ebner
L. Frank Baum: Steve Stull
Chorus: Kelli Wright, Carole Brzozowski, Gayle Ross, Sue Fields, Carol Rothbart, Richard Fields, Richard Pilgrim, Mike Chellis, David Hitchcock, Dan Williams

Pushed Aside: Reclaiming Gage was commissioned by the Society for New Music, part of a series of events marking the centennial of women's suffrage in New York State, continuing until 2020, a century after the ratification of the 19th amendment.


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