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The Ancia Saxophone Quartet 

Friday, October 13, 2017 • 7:30 PM

First United Methodist Church
66 Chestnut St.
Oneonta, NY 13820

Founded in 1990 and heard on NPR’s Performance Today, the Ancia Saxophone Quartet is dedicated to the performance of traditional repertoire and to the creation of new works for saxophone quartet. They have performed and recorded works by such diverse composers as Gershwin, Bach, Duke Ellington, Piazzolla, Ives, Libby Larsen, Scarlatti, and “Jelly Roll” Morton. Known for their artistry and virtuosity, they have also premiered numerous compositions written expressly for the Ancia Saxophone Quartet.

www.anciaquartet.com

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Tess Lark, Violin 

Friday, November 3, 2017 • 7:30 PM

First United Methodist Church
66 Chestnut St.
Oneonta, NY 13820

This budding superstar, winner of the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Naumburg International Violin Competition, is praised consistently by critics and audiences alike for her astounding range of sounds, technical agility, captivating interpretations, and multi- genre programming, from classical to bluegrass. She has performed as soloist with renowned orchestras here and abroad, and plays the 1683 “ex-Gingold” Stradivari violin on generous loan from the Josef Gingold Fund for the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.

www.tessalark.com

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Misha and Cipa Dichter, Pianists 

Friday, March 16, 2018 • 7:30 PM

First United Methodist Church
66 Chestnut St.
Oneonta, NY 13820

Acclaimed for their “phrasing and virtuosic command” (The Chicago Tribune), the “stylistic elegance, technical ease, and interpretative unanimity” of their execution (The New York Times), pianists Misha and Cipa Dichter met at the Juilliard School and have performed together ever since. In addition to the Dichters’ performance together, our concert will also feature a solo program by Misha Dichter, who is noted for playing with “stupendous strength and brilliance… combining romantic fervor with princely self-discipline” (The Times, London).

www.mishadichter.com

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The Verona String Quartet 

Friday, April 20, 2018 • 7:30 PM

First United Methodist Church
66 Chestnut St.
Oneonta, NY 13820

Winner of the 2015 Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Verona Quartet has performed across four continents, garnered top prizes at numerous prestigious competitions worldwide, and is the Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School. Come see why this impassioned, dynamic and engaging ensemble has earned a stellar reputation for delivering a “sensational, powerhouse performance” (Classical Voice America) every time they take the stage.

www.veronaquartet.com

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OCA’s mission is to present world-class cultural offerings at an affordable price. Since 1928, OCA, based in Oneonta, NY, has hosted hundreds of acclaimed programs, from early works to contemporary. Artists have included: Grammy winners Ron Carter and Mark O’Connor; the Vienna Boys Choir; Count Basie Orchestra; Scotland’s Battlefield Band; the Trapp Family Singers; Cantus; Manhattan Brass; Boston Chamber Music Society; Alvin Ailey dance; the Senegal ballet, and other celebrated artists the world over.

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