Jamestown Concert Association

Presents - The 2014-2015 Season

Turn UP the Music

 

Sylvia McNair, vocalist

Friday, October 17, 2014

8:00 p.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

with Kevin Cole, vocalist/pianist

 

Experience the show-stopping vocals of two-time Grammy Award winner Sylvia McNair. A classically trained vocalist, McNair has dabbled in all genres from blue-grass to opera and been applauded for it in The New York Times. This Jamestown performance will be a display of musical ability polished over her three-decade-long career and will highlight pieces by Gershwin, Porter, Sondheim and Bernstein. Though she’ll be retracing her journey back to the classics, her “rebellious impulse” livens up any traditional atmosphere. “There’s a timeless quality in Gershwin’s music that kind of speaks through the ages. We’re still falling in love. We’re still falling out of love. Those things are still happening,” said Kevin Cole, an award-winning pianist known for his Gershwin playing abilities. Performing alongside McNair, the two will no doubt remind us of the timelessness of music.

www.sylviamcnair.com

 

Sylvia McNair

 

 

Andreas Klein

 

Andreas Klein, concert pianist

Friday, November 7, 2014

8:00 p.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

 

To be described as “A pianist who makes silences sound like music” means that Andreas Klein can play a mean Mozart. He distinguished himself as a dynamic performer with his command of a wide range of tonal colors and imaginative interpretations. A German-born pianist and graduate of the Juilliard School, he has performed all over the world from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Berlin’s Philharmonic Hall. His prestige is well-deserved as an orchestra soloist and recitalist, playing the pants off some of the greatest composers in history, and his performance here is not to be missed.

www.AndreasKlein.com

 

Symphor!a

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

7:30 p.m. Reg Lenna Center for the Arts

Sean O’Loughlin, Conductor

 

Light Classics and Holiday Pops

 

The holidays are a mixture of nostalgia, warm wintry smells and tradition, but none is as strong a reminder as music. Symphoria brings this spirit to Western New York with an orchestral performance of winter classics, Harry Potter’s Wondrous World, the Nutcracker, and other holiday favorites. We are delighted to have the incredibly talented composer, arranger, and conductor Sean O’Loughlin return with our favorite, almost-local symphony for an evening of light classics and holiday pops.

www.experiencesymphoria.org

www.seanoloughlin.com

 

Sean O’Loughlin

 

 

 

Prism Saxophone Quartet

Friday, March 20, 2015

8:00 p.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Timothy McAllister, soprano saxophone; Zachary Shemon, alto saxophone

Matthew Levy, tenor saxophone; Taimur Sullivan, baritone saxophone

 

 

In 1984, Prism Saxophone Quartet decided to stop playing traditional (read: boring) French music and embarked on a new journey for the then limited instrument. Fast forward to the now two-time winners of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and you’ll hear the difference. They blend influences from classical, jazz, traditional Chinese instruments, percussion ensembles, and electronic for their most current sound that is nothing short of original. Champions of new music, PRISM has commissioned over 150 works, many by internationally celebrated composers including Pulitzer Prize-winners, Guggenheim Fellows, a MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient, and jazz masters.

www.prismquartet.com

 

 

Western New York Chamber Orchestra

Friday, April 17, 2015

8:00 p.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Glen Cortese, Artistic Director & Conductor and Dmitri Novgorodsky, pianist

 

    

 

W.A. Mozart – Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 414

John Musto – New orchestral work (unnamed as yet)

F. Schubert – Symphony No. 5 in B flat Major, D. 485

 

Western New York has a wealth of arts and music and our Chamber Orchestra plays an integral part in that. This professional Ensemble-in-Residence at the SUNY Fredonia School of Music celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and continues to demonstrate the lasting power of classics. Internationally famed conductor and composer, Glen Cortese, leads the Chamber Orchestra for a tenth season while Ukrainian-born Dmitri Novgorodsky shares his piano playing gift. The Orchestra is also focused on encouraging music in our community through education. WNYCO is active with many school districts in the region, as well as offering unique professional level opportunities for student performers from the Fredonia School of Music.

 

 

 

Borialis Wind Quintet

 

Borealis Wind Quintet

Friday, May 15, 2015

8:00 p.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Katherine Fink, flute; Tamar Beach Wells, oboe; Kathryn Taylor, clarinet;

Daniel Culpepper, french horn; Wayne Hileman, bassoon

 

Joining the traditional sounds of five classic wind instruments, the Grammy nominated Borealis Wind Quintet is an outstanding chamber ensemble. Their love of performing is reflected in a successful 30-year career with praise from critics and audiences alike. What truly sets them apart is their love of music, friendship and goal to make the best music possible. With reviews such as this one from the Philadelphia Inquirer stating “The group demonstrated the sort of rapport that characterizes the very best chamber playing,” it’s clear they’ve achieved what they set out to do.

www.borealiswindquintet.com

 

***The Symphor!a concert at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts begins at 7:30 PM***

All other concerts are at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and begin at 8:00 PM

 

Admission by Season Membership Pass (click to download form)

or

Individual concert tickets are available at the door the evening of the concert

or in advance at Reg Lenna Center for the Arts Box Office,

Chautauqua Music, Trinity Guitars, Germaine & Pappalardo, Wright’s Music Shed,

or call 484-7070 or 487-1522. 

Group rates available.  Kids free w/ paid adult.

 

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the Jamestown Concert Association

315 North Main St., Suite 200, Jamestown, NY 14701

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We hope to hear from YOU!!!

Jamestown Concert Association season tickets also include presentations by

 The Warren Concert Association - Warren, PA

Go to www.warrenconcertassociation.com for more program details

All Warren concerts are held at the Struthers Library Theatre in Warren, PA
and begin at 7:30 PM

The Jamestown Concert Association

is Supported in part by:

 

The Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation

United Arts Appeal in Chautauqua County

The New York State Council on the Arts

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

 

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