It’s concert season at SUNY Broome! Click for the complete schedule

Music notesIt’s time for the end-of-the-semester concerts! Enjoy the following performances, both on campus and in the community, from Dec. 7 through 18.

Music Program Concerts

Dec. 7: Join the SUNY Broome Concert Band for a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in Binghamton High School’s Helen Foley Theatre! The concert will feature three major works from American composers Norman Dello Joio, Frede Grofé and John Phillip Sousa, as well as highlight from the “Polar Express,” sections from Tim Burton’s “Nightmare before Christmas,” and holiday and Broadway favorites. You’ll also hear the winners of the 2017 SBCB Vocal Talent Search: SUNY Broome students Marisa Kreidler and Jada Jeremiah. The band is under the direction of Karen Clark. Admission is free.

Dec. 8: Come to the Angelo Zuccolo Little Theatre for our Applied Student recital, featuring students from the studios of Robin Seletsky, Tony Godoy, Pej Reitz, Georgetta Maiolo, Brenda Dawe, Peter Sicilian, Gerald Grahame and Randolph Messing. Program begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is Free.

Dec. 10: The College Choir presents a concert of “Holiday Music – Ancient and Modern” at 3 p.m., in the Sanctuary of Vestal United Methodist Church. Directed by James Gleason, the choir will present two very different settings of a Christmas Mass. One, composed in 1694, is the Messe de Minuit pour Noël (Midnight Mass for Christmas) based on ancient French Christmas carols, by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (163? – 1704). This work will be accompanied by orchestra, soloists, two recorders and feature Dan Rosenau on the pipe organ. The other Christmas Mass was composed in 2014: The Little Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott. This work will be accompanied by Jazz Combo and feature Mike Dubaniewicz on saxophone.The concert will also feature several “lesser known” holiday carols. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. All students will be admitted free.

For more information, contact the SUNY Broome Music Program at 607-778-5061 or email the director at Jpgleason@stny.rr.com.

Dec. 12:  The SUNY Broome Chamber Singers and String Ensemble present an evening of English and holiday music at 7:30 p.m. in the Angelo Zuccolo Little Theatre. The Chamber Singers will be performing contemporary and classic pieces of the 20th century. The String Ensemble brings you a night full of traditional English folk tunes as well as some more modern tunes (any Downtown Abbey fans out there?). They will then team up with the SUNY Broome Chamber Singers to perform the gorgeous ‘O Magnum Mysterium’ by Morton Lauridsen. The concert will end with our traditional Christmas carols arrangement.

Dec. 14:  World renowned New York City jazz trombonist and Binghamton native Steve Davis returns home for a concert with the SUNY Broome Jazz Ensemble 7:30 p.m. in the Angelo Zucollo Theatre. Tickets are $5 at the door. Students are free.

Steve Davis is widely regarded as one of today’s leading improvisers on the trombone. His lyrical, hard-swinging style first gained him broad recognition during the 1990’s while working with the bands of jazz legends Art Blakey, Jackie McLean, Chick Corea’s Origin and the cooperative sextet One For All. Steve has appeared in Downbeat Magazine’s Reader’s and Critic’s Polls numerous times, winning the TDWR (Rising Star) Trombone Category in 1998. Steve has also been recently nominated by The JJA four years in a row 2010-13 as Trombonist of the Year.

Dec. 17: Come join the Music Association at 7:30 p.m. for a concert featuring Contemporary Music, Broadway, Pop, Rap and Jazz. Donations accepted for Health for Haiti.

Dec. 18: The SUNY Broome Guitar Ensemble, directed by Paul Sweeny, will present its Fall concert in the Angelo Zuccolo Little Theatre at 7:30 p.m.  The program will include solo performances by Applied students of Professor Sweeny, duets, and a variety of music from the full group, including two compositions by the director.