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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.

Program:

  • 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 PM
Tickets: $35, Students $15, College of Saint Rose Student Tickets $10

“Kandace has a voice that could melt snow.” – Prince

One of the premier jazz/soul vocalists of our time, renowned for her unique piano style and soul-drenched, and smoky vocals. She counts such song stylists as Prince, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, and Lauryn Hill, as her heroes. Her latest album, scheduled to come out in 2/20, has her creating music with the likes of Norah Jones, Christian McBride, and more!

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Martha Redbone

Martha Redbone

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8 PM
Tickets: $35, College of Saint Rose Student Ticket: $10, Student Ticket: $15

Martha Redbone is one of today’s most vital voices in American Roots music. A multi award-winning musician, the charismatic songstress with the magnificent voice is celebrated for her tasty gumbo of roots music embodying the folk and mountain blues sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky mixed with the eclectic grit of her teenage years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn. With the power of her gospel singing African-American father’s voice and the determined spirit of her Cherokee/Shawnee/Choctaw mother, Redbone broadens all boundaries of Americana.

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Saint Rose Camerata

George Crumb’s 90th Birthday Celebration
October 26th, 7:30 PM | 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.

Program:

  • Night of the Four Moons
  • Three Early Songs for voice and piano
  • Apparation for soprano and amplified piano
  • CELESTIAL MECHANICS [MAKROKOSMOS IV]
  • 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.

Dallas Brass

Dallas Brass

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 8 PM
Tickets: $35, College of Saint Rose Student Ticket: $10, Student Ticket: $15

Founded in Dallas, TX in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass has become one of America’s foremost musical ensembles. The group has established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion, which creates a performing entity of extraordinary range and musical challenges. They play an eclectic mix of classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music, all with their own unique and sometimes very comical twist!

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Milk Carton Kids

Milk Carton Kids

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8 PM
Tickets: $35, College of Saint Rose Student Ticket: $10, Student Ticket: $15

The Milk Carton Kids are a neo-traditional folk duo from Los Angeles, California. Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryanformed harmonized vocals and tightly entwined guitar lines might conjure shades of the Everly Brothers or Simon & Garfunkel, but their music has a unique American roots-folk flavor. Their witty onstage banter snaps as crisply as their guitar lick. Known on the road for their adversarial, Smothers Brothers-evoking comedic banter as well as their virtuosic guitar skills.

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Saint Rose Camerata

Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Chamber Music
February 15th, 7:30 PM | 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.

Program:

  • 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 PM | 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.

Program:

  • 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.

Kat Edmonson

Kat Edmonson

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 8 PM
Tickets: $30, College of Saint Rose Student Ticket: $10, Student Ticket: $15

“Part bashful debutante, part starry-eyed fiancée, part world-wise seductress, her voice possesses a singular expressiveness.”  – AP

Kat Edmonson forged her sound, an unusually charming and seamless blend of old and new, performing in small rooms and clubs before touring worldwide and performing with the likes of Lyle Lovett, Chris Isaak, and more. She has emerged as one of the most distinctive performers in contemporary American music.  With a sweetly mellifluous soprano echoing Blossom Dearie’s lighter-than-air approach as well as her gift for evocative songwriting, Kat is a rare artist who embodies the spirit of the past while remaining resolutely au courant.

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Martin Sexton

Martin Sexton

Saturday, May 16, 2020, 8 PM
Tickets: $35, College of Saint Rose Student Ticket: $10, Student Ticket: $15

“The real thing, people.” – Billboard

“Outstanding taste in songwriting as well as a soul-marinated voice.” – Rollingstone

Syracuse native Sexton got his start singing in the streets and subways of Boston in the early 90’s. Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series and in numerous films, though it’s his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for more.

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Presenting Sponsor

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Diamond Circle Sponsors

  • George R. Hearst III

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  • President Carolyn J. Stefanco, Ph.D. & McGuire Gordon

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  • Tim & Kathy Owens
  • The Hogarty Family Foundation
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