Jamestown Concert Association

Presents - The 2013-2014 Season

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Our Next Concert – Symphoria!


Thursday, April 10, 2014 – Symphoria!

8:00 PM – Reg Lenna Center for the Arts


Juan LaManna, conductor

Mayuko Kamio, violin soloist

Vivaldi – The Four Seasons

Grieg – "Last Spring" from Two Elegiac Melodies

Schumann – Symphony No. 1 “Spring”


The Syracuse-based orchestra returns to usher in springtime with Antonio Vivaldi’s well-known The Four Seasons, joined by conductor Juan Francisco LaManna and violin soloist, Mayuko Kamio. This is followed by Edvard Grieg’s mournfully beautiful Last Spring.  The second half of the program will be another seasonal treat, Robert Schumann’s romantic First Symphony.  Mr. LaManna is currently the Director of the Oswego College-Community Orchestra, Guest Conductor for the Naples Philharmonic and Teatro Lirico d'Europa, and Conductor of the Miami City Ballet, as well as a piano recitalist in the US and Europe.  Japanese violinist Mayuko Kamio, the gold medalist of the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition, is widely praised for her luxurious silken tone, long expressive phrasing and virtuoso techniques.


Juan F. La Manna




Juan Francisco La Manna is orchestra director at the State University of New York in Oswego. Prior to his appointment at S.U.N.Y., Dr. La Manna lived in the Kansas City area, where he was conductor for the State Ballet of Missouri. In that capacity, he directed the St. Louis and Kansas City Symphonies, and also conducted the orchestra for the late Rudolf Nureyev.  During his stay in the Kansas City area, Juan Francisco was music director of Northland Symphony, the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra, and conductor at Benedictine College and Washburn University.

Dr. La Manna was principal conductor for Miami City Ballet for four years, receiving rave reviews from newspapers such as The New York Times and The Miami Herald. He directed many performances in Florida, including a gala with the prestigious Cleveland Orchestra and the premiere of Elvis Costello's Nightspot, working with famed choreographer Twyla Tharp. He conducted the Naples Philharmonic for the distinguished opera company Teatro Lirico d'Europa, and was Artistic Director and Conductor of Oswego Opera for many years, presenting wonderful works such as La Bohème, The Magic Flute, and Carousel.  He has directed with orchestras in California, Colorado, and, abroad, in Rumania.

Active as a pianist as well, Dr. La Manna has performed as a chamber musician and as a soloist, both in recitals and with orchestras, playing regionally, nationally, and in England, Venezuela, and Italy. Dr. La Manna attended Indiana University, where he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano performance with high distinction, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he received a D.M.A. in orchestral conducting.


Mayuko Kamio




Japanese violinist Mayuko Kamio*, the gold medalist of the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition, is widely praised for her luxurious silken tone, long expressive phrasing and virtuoso techniques. The New York Times has called Ms. Kamio an "exciting young musician" and "a radiant talent." Ms. Kamio made her concerto debut in Tokyo at the age of ten under the baton of Charles Dutoit, in a concert broadcast on NHK television. Since then, she has appeared as soloist with the Boston Pops conducted by Keith Lockhart, the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich with Mstislav Rostropovich, and the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta.

She has toured with the National Philharmonic of Russia conducted by Vladimir Spivakov, the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Ivan Fischer, the Munich Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, the Prague Philharmonic, the BBC Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, the Oviedo Symphony Orchestra of Spain; and appeared in Japan as soloist with the Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, NHK, Osaka, Sapporo and Yomiuri Nippon symphony orchestras; and the Japan, Tokyo and Tokyo City philharmonics.

Recently she toured with Israel Philharmonic under Ludovic Morlot, the South America with the Munich Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, and Japan with the German SWR Symphony Orchestra under François-Xavier Roth. Other recent orchestral highlights include appearances with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Jiri Belohlavek, Budapest Festival Orchestra under Ivan Fischer, NHK Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy, Israel Philharmonic under Yaron Traub, Calgary Philharmonic under Roberto Minczuk and Colorado Springs Philharmonic under Carl St. Clair.  As a recitalist, she has performed in such major cities as New York, Washington DC, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Frankfurt, Warsaw, and Tokyo.

As a winner of the 1998 Menuhin International Violin Competition, the youngest artist ever to win the award, Ms. Kamio performed with the Orchestra National de Lille with Lord Menuhin conducting. In 2000 she took first prize in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and in 2004 she won the first Monte Carlo Violin Masters Competition. As part of this award, she made concerto appearances at the Salle Gaveau in Paris with the Orchestra of the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris conducted by Jean-Michel Durand, and in Monte Carlo with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monaco, conducted by Eliahu Inbal. That same year, she was awarded the gold medal at the first International David Oistrakh Violin Competition in Ukraine.

She has released four recordings on the SONY and BMG labels, a sonata recording of Franck, Brahms and Strauss, a concerto recording of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev Concerti, a collection of violin solo works with piano of Chausson, Stravinsky, Szymanowski, Waxman and Paganini's 24 Caprices for Solo Violin.

Ms. Kamio was born in Osaka, Japan in 1986, and began to play the violin at the age of four. Her early teachers were Chikako Satoya, Machie Oguri and Chihiro Kudo, and she worked with Koichiro Harada at the Toho Gakuen School of Music. She studied in the U.S. with Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki at the Aspen Music Festival and the pre-college division of The Juilliard School. She completed artist's diploma studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Zurich, where she worked with Zakhar Bron. Ms. Kamio received a grant from the Bagby Foundation for the Musical Arts, and is a recipient of the prestigious Idemitsu Music Award.  Mayuko Kamio plays on the 1735 "Sennhauser" made by Joseph Guarneri del Gesu, kindly offered by the Strad Society in Chicago.


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Friday, May 16, 2014 – Brass-hoppers

Trumpet, Trombone, & Piano

8:00 PM – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church



Mary Elizabeth Bowden, Trumpet

Milana Strezeva, Pianist

Zenas Kim, Trombonist


Take three gifted women from three diverse points on the globe, educate them at some of the finest music schools in the world, and bring them together into one performance hall.  Wow, what an exquisite brass sound, only enriched by a lush keyboard. Illinois-born trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden holds degrees from Curtis Institute of Music and Yale School of Music, and won the 2012 International Women's Brass Conference Trumpet Competition. Moldovan-American pianist Milana Strezeva received her Bachelor and Master degrees from the Juilliard School, and is a founding member of the award-winning Manhattan Piano Trio, one of the most creative and dynamic young ensembles in America. South Korean trombonist Zenas Kim graduated from the New England Conservatory, received her Master of Music from Rotterdam Conservatory, and is currently obtaining her Doctorate at the University of Maryland. She is an international soloist, orchestral trombonist, and avid chamber musician. These "Lady Brass-hoppers" combine for a superlative concert you must attend.


Symphony concerts at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, all others at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Concerts begin at 8:00 PM

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Plus!! Enjoy 2013-14 Warren Concert Association concerts with your JCA membership pass!

Including Dr. Zoot (Music of the 40’s & 50’s) and Ben Baia and the Big City Horns



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