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  • Saturday • October 6, 2018 • 7:30 p.m.
    Hunt Union Ballroom • SUNY Oneonta

    The first concert of the season will feature Will Hagen performing the Violin Concerto of Felix Mendelssohn. 25-year-old violinist William Hagen is the third-prize winner of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition, making him the highest-ranking American since 1985. Already a seasoned international performer, William has been hailed as a “brilliant virtuoso…a standout” (The Dallas Morning News) with “an innate command of line and score, and just the right amount of power” (violinist.com).

  • Sunday • November 4, 2018 • 4:00PM
    Hunt Union Ballroom • SUNY Oneonta

    This concert will feature cello soloist Lucas Button performing Four Sea Interludes from “Peter Grimes” Concerto for Cello, No. 1, op.107 (Benjamin Britten/Dmitri Shostakovich). A native of Syracuse, Lucas Button has appeared as soloist with the Syracuse, Catskill, and Schenectady Symphonies and with the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. He has recently performed chamber music at venues including public libraries, the George Eastman Museum, and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. In 2017 he performed Steve Reich’s Triple Quartet with the JACK Quartet at Eastman Theater, works by Charles Wuorinen and David Fulmer at the Cleveland Cello Society, and a premiere of a work by Nico Muhly at Tanglewood. He performs regularly with Groupmuse, a social network that creates a close-up, engaging chamber music experience for audiences in homes, coffee shops, and other intimate performance spaces. Lucas has recently served as principal cellist of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra and the Eastman Philharmonia.

  • Saturday • March 9, 2019 • 7:30 p.m.
    Alumni Field House • SUNY Oneonta

    The Cabaret concert will feature the 2017 JUNO nominees and SiriusXM winners Sultans of String creating “Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn!” (Maverick Magazine UK). Thrilling their audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban, and South Asian rhythms, Sultans of String celebrate musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. Fiery violin dances with rumba-flamenco guitar, while bass and percussion lay down unstoppable grooves. Acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound, while world rhythms excite audiences to their feet with the irresistible need to dance.

  • Saturday • May 4, 2019 • 7:30 p.m.
    Hunt Union Ballroom • SUNY Oneonta

    Selections for this concert will include Scheherazade, by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.