Society for New Music

upcoming concerts

Invitational Regional Art Exhibit
Monday, July 6, 2020–Saturday, August 15, 2020,
Various venues, Cazenovia

The works in this year's Art Invitational will be on display throughout the Village in store windows, banks, and on a large screen in a window at Cazenovia Library. Artists include Carol Adamec, Peter Allen, Sherry Spann Allen, Constance Avery, Lydia Benscher, Linda Bigness, Dona Flaherty, Penny Santy, Eric Schutte, and Ken Stoneburg.


past concerts

American Music
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 7:00 PM–8:00 PM
Lakeland Park Pavilion, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Program includes the world premiere of Persis Vehar's String Quartet No. 3, "Nature Walk", along with music by Vincent Persichetti, Mark Summer, Augusta Read Thomas, and John Corigliano.

Attendance at the park will be limited to 150. Masks and social distancing required. Events will be videotaped and available on SNM's YouTube channel.


Rising Stars Lunch Hour Program
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church, 27 Albany St., Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Premieres of music by young composers by prize-winning young musicians. Zachary Slade, piano; Vita Marie Dean, flute; and Dominic Fiacco, organ, perform works by Alexandria Kemp, Kevin Swenson, and Emmanuel Sikora, plus the classics and American music.

To ensure that capacity stays within guidelines, there will be limited seating for this event with reservations needed. Email snm@societyfornewmusic.org to reserve. Masks and social distancing will be required.

Events will be videotaped and available on SNM's YouTube channel.


Virtual Gala
Sunday, May 17, 2020, 5:00 PM
Online, Anywhere

Join us for the first ever VIRTUAL Gala Benefit for SNM! You can enjoy
* "live" performances by Society Players and composers
* clips of recent performances
* testimonials from former commissioned composers and Israel Prize winners
* toasts to the two outstanding artists/arts leaders receiving tributes: Diane Jones and Rose Viviano
* a sneak preview of coming events

Those attending are invited to dress up, or "dress down" by wearing something whimsical.

If you're interested in attending, please donate, then email snm@societyfornewmusic.org to receive a link to the online festivities. ($20 minimum to attend, $100 saints, $200 angels)


*POSTPONED* Legends and Favorites
Friday, April 3, 2020, 7:30 PM
Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette St., Syracuse
Tickets: $20 regular, $15 seniors/students, $40 family, free for kids 12 & under

Featuring Eliot Fisk, guitar

New date TBD.

Celebrating the centenary of George Rochberg, the 20th century’s musical "traitor" who broke with serialism in the 1960s following the death of his young son. Rochberg’s music performed by Syracuse native Eliot Fisk, guest artist. Also music by SNM commissioned composers Kevin Ernste and Paul Leary.


Vision of Sound
Friday, February 28, 2020, 7:30 PM
Carrier Theater, Civic Center, Syracuse
Tickets: $20 regular, $15 seniors/students, $40 family, free for kids 12 & under

New music and modern dance, with composers Mark Olivieri, Octavio Vazquez, Natalie Draper, Ryan Carter, Nic Scherzinger, and Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann collaborating with six of the finest choreographers in Upstate New York -- Maya June Dwyer, Dominique Dawkins, Lynea D'Aprix, Cheryl Johnson, Kelly Johnson, and Zoe Walders. The new works will be performed by nationally renowned dancers and the Society Players: Rob Auler, Ann McIntyre, Zachary Sweet, and Ken Meyer.

The performance will be repeated on Feb. 29 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and on March 1 at Nazareth College.


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