Music Productions

Spring 2018

SUNY Ulster's own chorus and instrumental music groups are well known in the area for their public presentations. Two or more concerts are scheduled each year. SUNY Ulster also hosts musical events presented by nationally known musicians and performers from the area and beyond.

The Music Department presents concerts during December as part of an annual holiday tradition, and concerts and recitals end the academic year in April and May.

Music Concerts

MUSIC EVENTS

 

HERRINGTON BENEFIT CONCERT

Wednesday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
The music ensembles of SUNY Ulster perform a benefit concert to support music scholarships to honor the memory of Lee Herrington, former band director at SUNY Ulster. The scholarship is awarded annually through the SUNY Ulster Foundation to an entering or returning SUNY Ulster music student.
Suggested donation: $5 Adults, $3 Students & Seniors, Family $10. (Snow date: February 28.)


FACULTY RECITAL

Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Members of the SUNY Ulster Music Faculty present solo and chamber music.


CHAMBER CONCERT

Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.,
College Lounge, Vanderlyn Hall 203
SUNY Ulster music ensembles present chamber works for wind and strings.


VISITING ARTIST SERIES MICROTONAL FESTIVAL

Saturday, March 24, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
College Lounge, Vanderlyn Hall 203
SUNY Ulster is offering a special day of new sounds in its first Microtonal Festival. This event is for musicians and non-musicians, children and adults alike. There will be hands-on activities, performances, and lectures. Skip La Plante will build musical instruments from scratch. Jon Catler and Meredith Borden of the 13 O’clock Blues Band, show how to play instruments in ways you’ve never imagined. Henry Lowengard shows a presentation on microtonality and technology. All of this is preparing for the evening concert featuring the microtonal blues band, 13 O’clock. Free to the public. The instrument building workshops will have a $10 materials fee and require prior registration.
For more information and to register contact Chris Earley, Chair of the Arts, at 845-688-1949 or earleyc@sunyulster.edu.


HONORS RECITAL

Friday, April 27, 3:00 p.m.
The concert will feature faculty-selected solo and chamber performances by students in its applied lesson program chosen based on outstanding performances at the convocation series.


WIND ENSEMBLE & PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Tuesday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.
Attend a concert of outstanding wind ensemble selections performed by the SUNY Ulster Wind Ensemble under the direction of Victor Izzo, Jr. and the Percussion Ensemble directed by Chris Earley.


CHORAL ENSEMBLES & GUITAR ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Friday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.
A tapestry of many moods, musical genres, and themes performed by the College Chorus and Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Janet Gehres and accompanied by Edward Leavitt, and the College Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Greg Dinger.


STRING ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Monday, May 7, 7:30 p.m.
The College String Ensemble performs its spring concert under the direction of Anastasia Solberg.


COMMUNITY BAND & JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 p.m.
Members of the SUNY Ulster Community Band under the direction of Victor Izzo, Jr. join members of the SUNY Ulster Jazz Ensemble/Hudson Valley Youth Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Robert Shaut and Dan Shaut in this invigorating annual concert.


 

ULSTER COUNTY MUSIC EDUCATORS EVENTS

ALL COUNTY CHORUS

Saturday, March 3, 4:00 p.m.
Senate Gymnasium
The Ulster County Music Educators Association (UCMEA) is an affiliate of the New York State School Music Educators Association (NYSSMA) and sponsors a county-wide Chorus festival culminating in this concert. Selected students from over 9 school districts get together for two days to practice with guest conductors, and then put on a concert.
Tickets: $5 Adults, $3 Students & Seniors.


ALL COUNTY BAND

Saturday, March 10, 4:00 p.m.
Senate Gymnasium
The Ulster County Music Educators Association (UCMEA) is an affiliate of the New York State School Music Educators Association (NYSSMA) and sponsors a county-wide Band festival culminating in this concert. Selected students from over 9 school districts get together for two days to practice with guest conductors, and then put on a concert.
Tickets: $5 Adults, $3 Students & Seniors.


 

Fall 2017

Showcase Concert
Wednesday, October 11, 7:30 p.m. 
Quimby Theater, Vanderlyn Hall

Many of the performing ensembles of SUNY Ulster including the Wind Ensemble, Community Band, Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble, and Choral Ensembles come together for a memorable night of music that spotlights our student talent in this Showcase Concert. Suggested donation $10 Family, $5 Adult, $3 Student.

 

College Wind & Percussion Ensembles
Tuesday, November 28, 7:30 p.m. 
College Lounge, Vanderlyn Hall

Attend a concert of outstanding wind ensemble selections performed by the SUNY Ulster Wind Ensemble under the direction of Victor Izzo, Jr. and the Percussion Ensemble directed by Chris Earley.

 

Honors Recital
Friday, December 1, 3:00 p.m. 
Quimby Theater, Vanderlyn Hall

The concert will feature faculty-selected solo and chamber performances by students in its applied lesson program chosen based on outstanding performances at the convocation series.

 

String Ensemble Concert
Monday, December 4, 7:30 p.m. 
Quimby Theater, Vanderlyn Hall

The College String Ensemble performs its spring concert under the direction of Anastasia Solberg.

 

Community Band / Jazz Ensemble Concert
Wednesday, December 6, 7:30 p.m. 
College Lounge, Vanderlyn Hall

Members of the SUNY Ulster Community Band under the direction of Victor Izzo, Jr. join members of the SUNY Ulster Jazz Ensemble under the co-direction of Robert Shaut and Dan Shaut in this invigorating annual concert. 

 

Choral Concert & Guitar Ensemble Concert
Thursday, December 7, 7:30 p.m. 
Quimby Theater, Vanderlyn Hall

A tapestry of many moods, musical genres, and themes performed by the College Chorus and Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Janet Gehres and accompanied by Edward Leavitt, and SUNY Ulster’s Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Greg Dinger. 

 

Tuba Christmas
Wednesday, December 13, 7:30 p.m. 
Clinton Hall

A seasonal favorite for participants or audience members. Tuba and euphonium players of all ages perform Christmas music from around the world. Participants register at 5:00 p.m., rehearse at 6:00 p.m., and perform the free concert beginning at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

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