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Saint Rose Camerata

Saint Rose Camerata

Clara Schumann: 200th Birthday Celebration
September 14th, 7:30 p.m. | Free Tickets | No Reservation Required

Saint Rose Camerata opens their 17th season with a celebration of Clara Schumann’s 200th birthday anniversary (b. September 13th, 1819). The program features her most famous compositions and a work written as a Christmas present from her husband Robert.


  • Three Romances for oboe and piano, Op. 94 by Robert Schumann
  • Lieder by Clara Schumann: Er ist gekommen and Liebst du um Schönheit, Op. 12; Der Mond kommt 13, Geheimes Früstern hier und dort Op. 23; Walzer, Lorelei, and Mein Stern
  • Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17 by Clara Schumann

Performers: Elizabeth Cohen, soprano; Sherwood Wise, oboe; Jamecyn Morey, violin; David Bebe, cello; Josiah Stocker, piano; Michael Lister, piano.

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Kandace Springs

September 28, 8:00pm
Tickets: $35, Students $15, College of Saint Rose Student Tickets $10

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Kandace is touring to promote her new album, Indigo, whose sound has been described as simple while funky. Classic but contemporary. Straightforward in the way it breaks down complex ideas and genres. And, at the end of the day, undeniably human. That said, it isn’t quite a rebirth for the Nashville-born artist, who after stints living in New York and Los Angeles has returned back home to Music City. She’s long had that lithe and smoky voice and an intensely expressive mastery over the piano. For those paying attention, Kandace’s second album finds her unleashing what was there all along, all at once, for the first time.

For Kandace it boils down to a question that connects past to present: “What would Nina Simone do if she had the technology of today? You could never put Nina in a box—she would do a blues followed a classical piece, a jazz standard and then a Beatles cover. This LP took a lot of inspiration from that—it’s a mix of everything that I am.” Indigo offers a fairly plausible answer to that impossible query: songs that swirl classical composition with quiet-storm cool, jazz poise with hip-hop swing, tropical warmth with soulful depth, and earthen groove with airy psych. With all but two of the tracks here produced by the mighty drummer-producer Karriem Riggins—the living bridge spanning Oscar Peterson and Diana Krall to Erykah Badu and J Dilla—Indigo creates a vibe as familiar as it is previously unheard.

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George Crumb’s 90th Birthday Celebration
October 26th, 7:30 P.M.| Free Tickets | No Reservation Required

Saint Rose Camerata honors American composer George Crumb for his 90th birthday (b. October 24th, 1989. The concert includes a group of songs from his early period, works for amplified instruments, and the use of extended techniques. Written in 1969 during the Apollo 11 flight, Night of the Four Moons features extracted texts from poems by Federico Garcia Lorca and an unusual ensemble combination of mezzo-soprano with flute, electric cello, banjo, and an array of ethnic percussion instruments. Celestial Mechanics [Makrokosmos IV], a piano masterpiece of twentieth century, will be performed with special lighting and projected images.


  • Night of the Four Moons
  • Three Early Songs for voice and piano
  • Apparation for soprano and amplified piano
  • Cosmic Dances for Amplified Piano, Four Hands (and Six Hands)

Performers: Suna Gunther, soprano; Susan Boddie, soprano; Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough, alto flute/piccolo; David Bebe, cello; Emily Pinkerton, banjo; Mark Foster, percussion; Young Kim, piano; Akina Yura, piano; Josiah Stocker, piano.

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Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Chamber Music
February 15th, 7:30 P.M. | Free Tickets | No Reservation Required

Saint Rose Camerata presents 19th and 20th– century chamber music including a cello sonata by Beethoven (2020 marks the year of his 250th birthday anniversary), works by Dvořák, Martinů, and American composer Juliana Hall.


  • Bells and Grass, five songs for soprano and oboe by Juliana Hall
  • Madrigal Sonata for flute, violin, and piano by Bohuslav Martinů
  • Sonatina in G Major for violin and piano, Op. 100 by Antonín Dvořák
  • Cello Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2 by Beethoven

Performers: Susan Boddie, soprano; Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough, flute; Sherwood Wise, oboe; Amanda Brin, violin; David Bebe, cello; Young Kim, piano; Josiah Stocker, piano.

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Season Finale: Saint Rose Composers and Façade by Walton
March 28th, 7:30 P.M. | Free Tickets | No Reservation Required

Season Finale: Saint Rose Camerata presents a new work about Chilean artist Violeta Parra by Emily Pinkerton, Assistant Professor of Music Industry, and a work for voice and guitar by American composer Domenic Argento. The program also includes Façade: An Entertainment by British composer William Walton. The work is a clever and entertaining combination of recited poems by Edith Sitwell and Walton’s instrumental music. Saint Rose Camerata will perform selected movements from the collection of over forty poems, which were assembled between 1922 and 1928.


  • Letters from Composers for soprano and guitar by Domenic Argento
  • Selections from Looking for Violeta by Emily Pinkerton (María José Galleguillos, librettist)
  • Façade: An Entertainment by William Walton

Performers: Suna Gunther, soprano; Emily Pinkerton, soprano; Thomas Gunther, reciter, baritone; Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough, flute and piccolo; Paul Evoskevich, saxophone; Jay Stoltzfus, trumpet; Paul Quigley, guitar; Patrick O’Connell, bass; Mark Foster, percussion ; Robert Hansbrough, conductor.



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