Society for New Music

upcoming concerts

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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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)

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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

New music by Rob Deemer, Octavio Vasquez, Carrie Magin, Mark Olivieri, Ryan Carter, and Natalie Draper with new dance choreographed by six of Upstate New York's finest dancers.

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

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past concerts

Blackmail: Silent Film with New Music
Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 7:30 PM
Coyne Performing Arts Center, LeMoyne College, Syracuse
Tickets: $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, $5 LeMoyne community with ID

Blackmail, 1929, was Hitchcock's last silent film. This screening will be accompanied by the second performance of a commissioned score by Erin O’Hara, performed by the Society All-Stars: Sonya Williams and Ann McIntyre, violins; Kenneth Meyer, guitar; Heidi Hoffman, cello; Rob Bridge, percussion; Darryl Pugh, double bass; Erin O’Hara, vocals.

Presented in collaboration with LeMoyne College.


The Odyssey: Stories of the Boat People
Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:30 PM
Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University campus, Syracuse
Tickets: $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, free at the door for ages 12 and under and for SU students and faculty with ID

Featuring Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ, filmmaker/guest artist

Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ, who performs on dan tranh zither and other traditional Vietnamese instruments, will be joined by the Society All-Stars for this incredible journey told in film and music, inspired by hearing about Syrians fleeing their war-torn country by boat.

Presented in collaboration with Syracuse Symposium.


21st Century Prize Winners
Sunday, September 30, 2018, 2:30 PM
Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette St., Syracuse
Tickets: $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, free for ages 12 and under

Kevin Ernste Chorale, 2018
Jack Frerer Downloads, 2017 (2018 Israel/Pellman winner)
Ryan Chase Stargazer, 2015,
Missy Mazzoli Still Life with Avalanche, 2009
Texu Kim Co.Ko – un poco loco, 2017
Eric Nathan Threads, 2011

Performed by the Society All-Stars: Kelly Covert, flute; John Friedrichs, clarinet/bass clarinet; John Raschella, trumpet; Sonya Williams, violin; Arvilla Rovit, viola; Greg Wood, cello; Sar Shalom Strong, piano; Andrea Scheibel, percussion


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