The SUNY Fredonia School of Music kicks off the spring semester with several concerts and events open to the campus and community. The complete calendar listing is available online at www.fredonia.edu/music. Please note that all events are subject to change so consult the online calendar for the most up-to-date information.
February features an impressive lineup, including a performance by Father Sean Duggan of the keyboard concerti of J.S. Bach Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Rosch. The following week, members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra trombone section will join the Fredonia Trombone Choir for a joint performance on Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. in Rosch. Father Duggan returns to the stage on Feb. 15, this time joined by fellow faculty members Natasha Farny (cello) and David Colwell (violin). The three music professors will perform the music of Brahms in Rosch at 8 p.m.
The community is also invited to the Art of the Guitar, supported by the Fredonia Guitar Society. Professor James Piorkowski and friends take the stage in Rosch on Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. for a performance titled The Composer and the Guitarist: An evening of original compositions by James Piorkowski, featuring one of his newest compositions for solo classical guitar, Eucharisteo.
Father Sean Duggan will perform keyboard concerti of J.S. Bach Wednesday.
Piorkowski will be joined by colleagues Julie Newell (soprano) and Daniel Ihasz (baritone), singing music by Ortiz and Piorkowski. Art of the Guitar weekend continues with a guest artist concert featuring prize-winning French classical guitarist Gaelle Solal on Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. (note: $5 admission). Guest pianist Laura Melton will give a solo recital at 8 p.m., also in Rosch.
Also on the calendar in February, the Faculty Showcase concert featuring members of the music faculty on Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. in Rosch; Border to Border Jazz Artists on Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. in Rosch, and three band concerts: Concert Band on Feb. 26, Wind Symphony on Feb. 27, and All College Band on Feb. 28, all in King Concert Hall at 8 p.m.
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