Wednesday Recital Series Program    (2015-16)

All Concerts 12:30-1:30PM ~ Free Admission at the Everson Museum, Hosmer Auditorium

The 2016-17 series is now over.   Next season's series is being planned, and will be announced soon. 

16 September, 2015: John Spradling, piano.
Beethoven: Warrior Emeritus.

 23 September, 2015: Sandra Murphy, soprano, Ann Barnes, piano.

Songs of Love and Longing from the Broadway, operatic, art song and jazz traditions.

 30 September, 2015: Julie Newell, mezzo-soprano, Matt Marco, piano.

A Thank you to Helen Boatwright: works by J.S. Bach, Purcell, Handel, Ives, Bacon, Howard Boatwright, Sondheim.

 7 October, 2015: David Hyun-su Kim, piano (CMM Concerto Competition winner), Lauren Basney, violin, from Walla Walla, WA.

David and his wife Lauren present a program of piano-violin duo, and piano solo works by Mendelssohn, Chopin and Ravel.

 14 October, 2015: Alina Plourde, oboe, Jessica Wooldridge King, bassoon, Steve Rosenfeld, piano.

Poulenc’s Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, and other trios and duos.

 21 October, 2015: Martiros Shakhzadyan, violin, Ahreum Kim, violin, Peter Rovit, violin, and 5 other friends.

Mendelssohn’s Octet for strings, and other chamber music.

 28 October, 2015: The Highland Winds Clarinet Quartet (John Flaver, Tom Soccocio, Ed O’Rourke,  clarinets, Tom McKay, bass clarinet).

From Bach to Piazzolla with stops in between: a diverse concert of music for Clarinet Quartet.

 4 November, 2015:  Gayle Ross, soprano, Phil Eisenman, bass-baritone, Maryna Mazhukhova, piano.

German Lieder, Italian songs, songs of Ives, opera arias.

 11 November, 2015: The Lake Effect Winds (Beth Scott, flute - CMM Concerto Competition winner, Kathryn Dimmel, oboe, Tom McKay, clarinet, Margie Hawthorne, horn, Jill Bushnell, bassoon).

Pan American music.

 18 November, 2015: Piano students from the studio of Charis Dimaras.

A celebration of the music of Alexander Skryabin at the centenary of his death in 1915.

 13 January, 2016: Matthew Quayle, piano, from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (CMM Concerto Competition winner).

His own appealing and lyrical compositions: Toccata, Antiques, Songs without Words, Winter Ballad, Wedding Pieces, all featured on the album Songs Without Words: Solo Piano Music of Matthew Quayle (Albany Records, 2015)
CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.  Listen to Matt's playing at

20 January, 2016: Jillian Honn, oboe, Allan Kolsky, clarinet, Julie Bridge, horn, Gregory Quick, bassoon, Sar Shalom Strong, piano.

Symphoria principal wind musicians play music for winds and piano by Mozart: a Quintet and a Sinfonia Concertante

27 January, 2016: Pianists John Spradling & Christopher Spinelli, an emerging artist from John Spradling's Studio.  Beethoven's "Waldstein" sonata, Rachmaninov's Suite No. 2 for two pianos, and pieces by Chopin and Kapustin. 

3 February, 2016: Students from the piano studio of Fred Karpoff at the Setnor School of Music, Syracuse University: Jin Jin, Mengqian Lin, Siying Song, Sarah Thune. 

10 February, 2016: Kirstin Ariel Marsh, soprano; Robert Lawrence Dunlap, tenor; Sabine Krantz, piano.  A varied selection of songs by Mozart, Beethoven, Copland, Weill, Rogers & Hammerstein, and others.

17 February, 2016: Naama Liany, mezzo-soprano (from Paris, France) & Sabine Krantz, piano.  "Italian Romantic Cookbook:" 19th century Italian Bel Canto: Operatic repertoire by Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti.

Diane Jones will interview Naama on WCNY at about 12:08pm, Tuesday 16 Feb, right after the noontime NPR news break.

24 February, 2016: Robert Brophy, actor, Julia Ebner, soprano (CMM Voice Competition winner), Kevan Spencer, tenor and piano, Susan Wolstenholme, mezzo-soprano, Darci Prentice, soprano and actor.

Alma Mahler Syracuse: one-act play dramatizing her brief appearance in Syracuse, Dec. 1910, when Gustav Mahler played, her tragicomic life. First staged by Synergy Arts at Red House on the centenary of Mahler in Syracuse 12/10/2010.

2 March, 2016: Gerald Zampino, clarinet, Gregory Wood, cello, Maryna Mazhukhova, piano.

Beethoven’s Trio Op 38: Beethoven’s own arrangement of his septet for string quartet, clarinet, bassoon and horn.

9 March, 2016: Dominick Corbacio (from Brooklyn, NY), tenor; Sar-Shalom Strong, piano.

On Love and Loss in German romantic poetry: Schumann’s Dichterliebe, and songs by Strauss and Schubert.

16 March, 2016: Anouk Lenormand, cello; Sarah Thune, piano.   

Come enjoy your lunch hour with a recital filled with beautiful classical repertoire performed by two good friends sharing their passion!  Bach 2nd Partita for keyboard, Brahms Cello Sonata, Op 99

23 March, 2016: Anita Gustafson, violin, Eric Gustafson, viola, Heidi Hoffman, cello (Symphoria musicians).

Bach’s monumental Goldberg Variations, arranged for string trio.

30 March, 2016: Ahreum Kim, violin, Sophie Jiehea Hong, piano.

Two accomplished musicians, doctoral graduates of the Peabody Conservatory, will perform sonatas by Beethoven and Szymanowski.

Regrettably this was cancelled at the last moment due to a water main break at the Everson.

6 April, 2016: Joyce Ucci, piano.

Franz Schubert: Sonata in A, D 959: A Journey for All Seasons.


13 April, 2016: Norma Tippett, soprano, Jean Loftus, mezzo-soprano, Ken Pease, tenor, Phil Eisenman, basso-cantante, Nancy Pease, piano.

A Program of American Song: work songs, war songs, many more.


20 April, 2016: Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano, Mark Bilyeu, piano, from Minneapolis, MN.

The only Americans to reach the finals of the recent Thomas Quasthoff’s Das Lied Competition in Berlin, Clara and Mark are inspired to offer a voyage through German lieder.


27 April, 2016: Elisa Dekaney, piano and voice, Joshua Dekaney, percussion, and Samba Laranja (an award-winning ensemble from the Setnor School of Music, Syracuse University).

Brazilian music of various styles: Pixinguinha, Villa-Lobos, traditional, folk, and original compositions.
This concert will be FUN and ENVIGORATING!


4 May 2016: Elizabeth Baker, piano, from St. Petersburg, FL.

A concert of contemporary works including new pieces by Florida composers, rarely played works by experimental African-American composers, as well as Ms Baker’s original compositions.

Elizabeth is dedicated to promoting new music and has a passion for making rare concert works accessible to the general public. She firmly believes that every person will encounter music in a unique manner because each person comes from a different set of cultural norms and life experiences.


11 May, 2016: Onyx Clarinet Quartet (Laurie Dobmeier, Terryann Gerber, Alan Woy, clarinets, Roxanne Woy, bass clarinet).

Jazz to Rags: music of Gershwin, Ueday Bowman, Duke Ellington, Scott Joplin, W.C. Handy, etc.


18 May, 2016: The Telos Trio (Rita George Simmons, flute, Debbie Grohman, clarinet, Willie La Favor, piano).

Faces of the Moon: Lunar Tales.  Music of Lieberman, Bimbi, Kennan, Copland, and more that takes us into the beauty of the night and the mystery of the moon.


25 May 2016: Mary Rose Go, soprano, Hao Dong Wu, piano.

"Put a Bird on It."  Songs of the Birds by Ravel, Offenbach, Sondheim, Offenbach and others.

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