Sounds of the season: End-of-semester concerts through Dec. 18

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

Music Program Concerts

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.