FALL 2022 - COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE SERIES 33RD SEASON
Created by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 3 pm in Snell Theater
Maresca Family Performance (Performance for Young Audiences - children in Grades Pre-K-3 and their grown-ups)
The premiere of Amy Nam’s “of breath and fire”, supported by a Chamber Music America Commissioning Grant*, as part of an all-glass inspired program featuring music by Missy Mazzoli, Brittany Green, Anthony R. Green, Edie Hill, Patrick Burke, Philip Glass, Kari Telstad Sundet.
Celebrate the art of glassmaking with us.
Join fivebyfive at the end of the concert for a safe audience participation activity, breaking sugar water glass together!
*This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
fivebyfive (flute, clarinet, electric guitar, bass and piano) performs music of today’s leading and emerging composers from around the world, advocates for creators who are underrepresented in the field, and collaborates with artists across the disciplines.
Through its workshops and educational concerts, fivebyfive aims to spark young people’s unlimited creative potential and inspire a deeper understanding of today’s chamber music. With a commitment to accessibility, fivebyfive performs in a variety of settings, offering affordable or free programming and sensory-friendly events.
fivebyfive’s events often involve community-building experiences in real-time during performances. Examples include: “Music/Glass” at the 2019 Rochester Fringe Festival, where audiences were free to move throughout the space during the performance and participate in creating a fused glass art work while hearing the music performed live and Meet the Composer events where audiences were a part of the conversations bringing new works to life. Education programs have included collaborations with students of the RocMusic Collaborative, Strings for Success, and 12 Corners Middle School, among others.
The winner of the 2018 Eastman/ArtistShare New Artist Program and a New Music USA grant recipient for its commissioning project for new works inspired by stained-glass artist Judith Schaechter, fivebyfive was awarded a second New Music USA project grant for a collaboration with the George Eastman Museum, commissioning new works inspired by photographer James Welling’s “Choreograph” collection.
In 2020, fivebyfive was selected as one of 16 recipients for a Chamber Music America Commissioning Grant with composer/harpist Amy Nam. In 2021, the group was chosen as a New Music USA Organizational Development Fund Recipient which recognizes outstanding organizations that work regularly with—and support the development of— music creators and artists, offering a crucial resource in their community. Most recently, fivebyfive was awarded funding from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) including a three-year organization award and an award for artist support for a new work the ensemble will premiere in 2024 by composer Jessica Meyer.
fivebyfive has appeared on WXXI Classical 91.5’s programs “Backstage Pass” and “Live from Hochstein,” featured on Performance Rochester and Performance Upstate, and has also appeared nationally on American Public Media’s Performance Today with host Fred Child.
fivebyfive became a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in 2017. Follow fivebyfive on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Friday, October 28 at 7:30 pm
Celebrating their 13th year making music with a “collective voice driven by real excitement and a sense of adventure” (The Wire), Akropolis has “taken the chamber music world by storm” (Fanfare). As the first reed quintet to grace the Billboard Charts (May 2021), the untamed band of 5 reed players and entrepreneurs are united by a shared passion: to make music that sparks joy and wonder.
Winner of 7 national chamber music prizes including the 2014 Fischoff Gold Medal, Akropolis delivers 120 concerts and educational events each year and has premiered over 130 works. They are the first ensemble of their kind to grace the stage on noteworthy series like Oneppo (Yale University), Chamber Music San Antonio, Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.), Summerwinds Münster (Germany), Flagler Museum (Palm Beach), and many more.
“There’s nothing tentative in [Akropolis’] approach, and that extends to their programming of multifariously challenging and imaginative new works” (The Wire). Currently, Akropolis is collaborating with GRAMMY-nominated pianist/composer Pascal Le Boeuf and drummer Christian Euman on their Are We Dreaming the Same Dream? project, an album and touring program drawing classical and jazz idioms together to reflect on American identity.
Akropolis’ 22-23 season will include premieres of the music of Augusta Read Thomas and Omar Thomas; imaginative renditions of music by Ravel, Bernstein, Rameau, Shostakovich, and Gershwin; and touring their 4th album, Ghost Light, lauded for its “range, agility, and grace” (The Whole Note).
Winner of the 2015 Fischoff Educator Award and a nonprofit organization which has received 5 consecutive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Akropolis runs a festival in Detroit called Together We Sound and an annual, yearlong residency at three public Detroit high schools.
The “pure gold” (San Francisco Chronicle) Akropolis Reed Quintet performs worldwide and is represented exclusively by Ariel Artists.
- PAST PERFORMANCES -
Seventh Cania Visiting Artists
MET Opera Mezzo-Soprano
accompanied by Grammy Award Winning Pianist
SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Snell Music Theatre at SUNY Potsdam
Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Hosmer Hall · SUNY Potsdam
SIERRA BOGGESS has been seen on Broadway in the Tony nominated
musical School Of Rock, It Shoulda Been You directed by David Hyde Pierce, two separate engagements of the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera (the first for the show’s 25th Anniversary and the second opposite Norm Lewis), the revival of Master Class (opposite Tyne Daly) and The Little Mermaid (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations, Broadway.com Audience Choice Award).
Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 3:00 PM
Hosmer Hall · SUNY Potsdam
Public Organ Encounter workshop to learn about the organ Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 3:00 PM in Hosmer Hall
Demers has appeared in recital throughout Europe, Oman, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Canada, including at the Cathedrals of Cologne and Regensburg (Germany); the ElbPhilharmonie (Hamburg); the Royal Festival Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, and Westminster Abbey (London); City Hall (Stockholm); the Royal Opera House of Muscat (Oman); the Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing, China); Victoria Hall (Singapore); Melbourne Town Hall (Australia); Auckland Town Hall (New Zealand); Disney Hall (Los Angeles), Davies Hall (San Francisco), the Meyerson Symphony Center (Dallas), the Kimmel Center, and the Wanamaker Organ at Macy’s (Philadelphia); and the Maison Symphonique (Montréal).
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