Society for New Music

upcoming concerts

Regional Invitational Art Exhibit
Monday, July 1, 2019–Tuesday, July 30, 2019,
Various venues, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

The exhibit is on display in various venues along Main Street, including at Cazenovia Library, St. Peter’s Hall, Cazenovia Jewelry, Common Ground (Dave’s Diner), Cazenovia Artisans, and The Key.

Artists include Sherry Spann Allen, Linda Bigness, Dan Bingham, Beth Bischoff, Ellen Blalock, Linda Cohen, Bob Colley, Juan Cruz, Bill Elkins, Sara Felice, Bob Gates, Darcy Gerbarg, Shawn Gilmore, Margie Hughto, Denise Leone, Melissa Montgomery, Robert Niedzwiecki, Renee Rorer, Michael Sickler, Sarah Tietje-Mietz, Katie Turner, Tony Washington, Lucie Wellner, Jeanann Weiners, and Jamie Young


The Quilts of Ellen Blalock
Sunday, July 7, 2019–Sunday, July 28, 2019,
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Stone Quarry Rd., Cazenovia

The Quilt Project is a collection of about 25 quilts illustrating family stories collected by Blalock.

The gallery is open Thursday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm.


Family Arts Day at SQHAP
Sunday, July 21, 2019, 1:00 PM–6:00 PM
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Stone Quarry Rd., Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

1:00 pm: Poetry Round-Robin, with poet David Hitchcock, leader
2:00 pm: Young Composers Corner performance
3:00 pm: YMCA Young Writers; museum video by Elisabeth Groat; OCMEA scholarship-winner Parker Bruce, trumpet; singer/songwriter Jonah Ladd; ice cream and lemonade
400-6:00 pm: Reception for Ellen Blalock’s quilt exhibit in the Gallery.


past concerts

Astronaut's Tale and Larger Than Us
Saturday, July 20, 2019, 7:30 PM
Cazenovia College Theater, Lincklaen Street, Cazenovia
Tickets: $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, free for children 12 and under, $40 maximum per family

Paul Leary Larger Than Us, 2018, with video
Charles Fussell The Astronaut's Tale (staged chamber opera modeled after Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale). Presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Astronaut's Tale dinner at Empire Brewery

Empire Brewery in Cazenovia is offering a special prix fixe buffet-style dinner prior to the Astronaut's Tale concert, 5:30-7:00 pm. Entree choices are vegan buddah bowl served hot with quinoa, roasted vegetables, sliced avocado, and vinaigrette, or herb-roasted chicken breast with pan sauce. Available sides include roasted local potatoes, roasted seasonal veggies, classic Caesar salad. Apple crisp with coffee or tea round out the meal. Cost including tax and gratuity is $30. (Cash bar available.)

Dinner reservations are required by July 17. To reserve, email jpotash1@twcny.rr.com or snm@societyfornewmusic.org, or phone 315-446-9197.


Adventure Lab
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 2:00 PM
Cazenovia Public Library, Albany St., Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Interactive music and science event with pendulum music by Paul Leary's computerized pendulum.

NOTE: This program is incorrectly listed on the Cazenovia Counterpoint flyer as being on July 19.


Premiere Event
Sunday, July 14, 2019, 4:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church, 27 Albany St., Cazenovia
Tickets: $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, free for children 12 and under, $40 maximum per family

Premiere of a piece by Roberto Sierra, plus new works by Ryan Chase, Mons Leidvin Takle, Carson Cooman, and others, along with French organ music, performed by the Society All-Stars and 14-year-old Rising Star organist Dominic Fiacco.


Sonic Abstractions
Friday, July 12, 2019, 7:30 PM
Route 20 Sofa Company, 3208 Route 20, Cazenovia
Tickets: $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, free for children 12 and under, $40 maximum per family

Premiere of a piece by Christopher Cresswell, plus works by Loren Loiacono, Charles Peck, and Andrei Skorobogatykh, performed by the Society All-Stars.


Rising Stars
Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 12:30 PM
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cazenovia
Tickets: Free

Premieres of music by prize-winning young composers Gregg Welcher and Emmanuel Sikora, plus some classics, performed by prize-winning young musicians pianists Dominic Fiacco and Zachary Slade and cellist Katherine Wynn, with Sar-Shalom Strong, piano.


Vision of Sound
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 3:00 PM
Carrier Theater, Civic Center, Syracuse
Tickets: $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, free for ages 12 and under

Composers Ryan Carter, Rob Deemer, Natalie Draper, Carrie Magin, Mark Olivieri, and Octavio Vazquez wrote new music for new dances choreographed by Lynea D’Aprix, Dominique Dawkins, Erika Ruegemer, Hanni Schwarzlander, Missy Pfohl Smith, Mariko Yamada.

Musicians include Rob Auler, piano; Tigran Vardanyan, violin; Zachary Sweet, cello; and Peter Allen, doublebass.

The program will be repeated on April 6 at 7:30 pm at Linehan Chapel at Nazareth College in Rochester.



Larger Than Us and The Astronaut's Tale
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 7:30 PM
Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse
Tickets: $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, free for ages 12 and under

Concert rescheduled from Jan. 20. Tickets purchased for the cancelled performance will be honored.

Paul Leary Larger Than Us, 2018, with video (premiere of SNM commission)
Charles Fussell The Astronaut's Tale (staged chamber opera modeled after Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale)

And earlier in the day at the MOST:

3:00 pm: Playtime with Paul Leary's computerized musical bicycle wheels and pendulum

4:00 pm: Panel discussion with Peter Plumley, Chief Program Officer at the MOST; Peter Saulson, Syracuse University Physics and Astronomy professor and LIGO team member; and composer Paul Leary

The concert and related events are presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8, the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon.


Creation: A Celebration
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2:30 PM
St. David's Episcopal Church, Jamar Drive, Dewitt
Tickets: $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, free for ages 12 and under

A multi-media performance piece, with poetry and concept by David Hitchcock; music by Peter Allen, Saad Haddad, Diane Jones, Marc Mellits, Mark Olivieri, Sam Pellman (with video), and Alex Stephenson; wildlife recordings by Douglas Quin; visuals and projected images by Lorne Covington and David Harper.


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