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.
Wednesday, October 19, 7:30 p.m. Quimby Theater
All 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 showcases our student talent in this Showcase Concert (formerly the Pops concert).
Suggested donation $10 Family, $5 Adult, $3 Student
COLLEGE WIND AND PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES
Tuesday, November 29, 7:30 p.m., Quimby Theater
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.
Friday, December 2, 3 p.m., Quimby Theater
Hear our very best perform. This concert features faculty selected solo and chamber performances by students in our applied lesson program. Enjoy music from our talented SUNY Ulster Music Department students.
SUNY ULSTER STRING ENSEMBLE
Monday, December 5, 7:30 p.m., Quimby Theater
The College’s heralded string ensemble performs its holiday concert under the direction of Anastasia Solberg.
SUNY ULSTER CHORUS AND GUITAR ENSEMBLE
Thursday, December 8, 7:30 p.m., Quimby Theater
Enjoy a tapestry of many moods and themes performed by the College Chorus under the direction of Janet Gehres and SUNY Ulster’s Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Greg Dinger.
COMMUNITY BAND/JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Wednesday, December 14, 7:30 p.m., Quimby Theater
Members of the SUNY Ulster Community Band under the direction of Victor Izzo, Jr. join members of the SUNY Ulster Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Chris Earley in this invigorating annual concert.
Saturday, December 17, 3:00 p.m., Clinton Hall, Ulster Savings Bank Community Conference Center
Join this seasonal favorite as a participant or audience member. Tuba and euphonium players of all ages perform traditional Christmas music from around the world. Participants register at noon, rehearse at 1 p.m. and perform the free concert beginning at 3 p.m.
VISITING ARTIST Kevin Hays
Thursday, September 8th 2016, 4:00p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Quimby if possible, otherwise VAN 147
Thursday, September 8th 2016, 7:00p.m. Quimby Theater
Kevin Hays is internationally recognized as one of the premier jazz pianists of his generation. Many of his 15 recordings as leader have received critical acclaim from publications such as The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine and Jazz Times, as well as a “Coup de Coeur” from the Académie Charles Cros (France). A prolific sideman appearing on over 60 records, Hays’s long list of notable musical associations include records with Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, and Al Foster.
Kevin’s performance will feature a combination of material from various sources and genres. Being an improviser, he decides on much of the program as he goes along, but it will likely include his original songs, spontaneous interpretations of jazz standards, and improvisations on classical, folk and blues themes. Kevin considers the audience to be a participant in the process and one can expect many delightful surprises along the way.
Learn more about the Music Department at the SUNY Ulster Arts Website Music Department page