Music Productions

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Spring 2019

SUNY Ulster's own chorus and instrumental music groups are well known in the area for their public presentations. Two or more concerts are scheduled each year. SUNY Ulster also hosts musical events presented by nationally known musicians and performers from the area and beyond.

The Music Department presents concerts through December as part of an annual holiday tradition, and concerts and recitals end the academic year in April and May.

 

 

SUNY ULSTER MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS

Community Band

Wednesday, January 30, 7:30 p.m. (Rescheduled from December 5)
Members of the SUNY Ulster Community Band under the direction of Victor Izzo, Jr. 


 

Herrington Benefit Concert

Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 p.m.

The music ensembles of SUNY Ulster perform a benefit concert to support music scholarships to honor the memory of Lee Herrington, former band director at SUNY Ulster. The scholarship is awarded annually through the SUNY Ulster Foundation, Inc. to an entering or returning SUNY Ulster music student.

Suggested donation: $3 Students and Seniors
$5 Adults/$10 Family. (Snow date: Wed., March 6). 


ULSTER COUNTY MUSIC EDUCATORS EVENTS

 

All County Chorus

Saturday, March 2, 4:00 p.m. • Senate Gym

The Ulster County Music Educators Association (UCMEA) is an affiliate of the New York State School Music Educators Association (NYSSMA), and sponsors a countywide Chorus festival culminating in a concert on Saturday afternoon. Selected students from over nine school districts get together for two days to practice literature with guest conductors, and then put on a concert.
Tickets: $5 Adults/$3 Students & Seniors. (Snow Date: Sat., March 23).

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All County Band

Saturday, March 9, 4:00 p.m. • Senate Gym

The Ulster County Music Educators Association (UCMEA) is an affiliate of the New York State School Music Educators Association (NYSSMA) and sponsors a countywide Band festival culminating in this concert. Selected students from over nine school districts get together for two days to practice with guest conductors, and then put on a concert. 

Tickets: $5 Adults/$3 Students & Seniors. (Snow Date: Sat., March 23). 


Faculty Recital

Wednesday, April 10, 1:00 p.m.
Members of the SUNY Ulster Music Faculty present solo and chamber music. 


 

Honors Recital

Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.

The concert will feature faculty-selected solo and chamber performances by students in its applied lesson program chosen based on outstanding performances at the convocation series. 


 

Wind Ensemble & Percussion Ensemble Concert

Tuesday, April 30 7:30 p.m., College Lounge, Vanderlyn Hall

Attend a concert of outstanding wind ensemble selections performed by the SUNY Ulster Wind Ensemble under the direction of Victor Izzo, Jr. and the Percussion Ensemble directed by Chris Earley.

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Choral Ensemble & Guitar Ensemble

Thursday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.

A tapestry of many moods, musical genres, and themes performed by the College Chorus and Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Janet Gehres and accompanied by Edward Leavitt, and the College Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Greg Dinger. 


 

String Ensemble Concert

Monday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.

The College String Ensemble performs its spring concert under the direction of Anastasia Solberg. 


 

Community Band & Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.

Members of the SUNY Ulster Community Band under the direction of Victor Izzo, Jr. join members of the SUNY Ulster Jazz Ensemble/Hudson Valley Youth Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Robert Shaut and Dan Shaut in this invigorating annual concert. 


 

VISITING ARTIST/GUEST CONDUCTOR 

 

conductor with tuxedoJohan de Meij

Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. Quimby Theater, Vanderlyn Hall

Dutch composer and conductor Johan de Meij joins the SUNY Ulster Wind Ensemble as guest conductor. The performance will feature works by de Meij and others. There will be a Q&A session at the performance.

Johan de Meij studied trombone and conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague.  His award-winning oeuvre of original compositions, symphonic transcriptions and film score arrangements has garnered him international acclaim. His Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings (Sudler Composition Prize) has been recorded by The London Symphony Orchestra, The North Netherlands Orchestra, The Nagoya Philharmonic and The Amsterdam Wind Orchestra, among others. His symphonies have been enthusiastically received at many of the world’s finest venues.

Johan de Meij currently maintains posts with both the New York Wind Symphony and the Kyushu Wind Orchestra in Fukuoka, Japan as their principal guest conductor. Johan is founder and CEO of his own publishing company Amstel Music, established in 1989.

For more information contact Chris Earley, Chair of the Arts, at earleyc@sunyulster.edu or (845) 688-1949. 

 

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