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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

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.


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.


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