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Nathaniel Dett Chorale 

Friday, February 19, 2016 • 7:30 PM

Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta
Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale is Canada’s first professional choral group dedicated to Afrocentric music of all styles, including classical, spiritual, gospel, jazz, folk and blues, and was named in honor of the late-19th-century composer and musicologist Nathanial Dett.

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale is Canada’s first professional choral group dedicated to Afrocentric music of all styles, including classical, spiritual, gospel, jazz, folk and blues, and was named in honor of the late-19th-century composer and musicologist Nathanial Dett. The Nathaniel Dett Chorale’s mission is to build bridges of understanding, appreciation, and acceptance among communities of people, Afrocentric and other, by uniting its audiences in a love of Afrocentric
choral music, and by creating an understanding of the complex roots of this music.

http://www.nathanieldettchorale.org/

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center 

Friday, April 15, 2016 • 7:30 PM

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

The sumptuous sonorities of six strings provide the perfect sound palette for the unbounded romantic expression of three of classical music’s favorite composers: Richard Strauss, Antonin Dvořák and Johannes Brahms.

A stellar line-up of CMS artists (including violinist Ani Kavafian) joins CMS Co-Artistic Director and cellist David Finckel in this program titled, “Glorious Sextets.” After a recent Chamber Music Society performance, the News-Gazette of Champaign, IL, reported “an exquisitely perfect program in every
respect. They excelled in choice of repertoire, musicianship and presentation.” This will be CMSLC’s
fourth appearance on the OCA stage, an indication of their popularity here.

www.chambermusicsociety.org

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Michael Holober's Gotham Jazz Orchestra 

Friday, May 13, 2016 • 7:30 PM

Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center
24 Market St.
Oneonta, NY 13820

The Gotham Jazz Orchestra has been described as “a powerhouse big band with an all-star line-up of musicians with a distinct musical identity.”

The band consists of some of the most renowned jaz musicians, and features the writing of award-winning composer and pianist Michael Holober, a stellar graduate of the SUNY Oneonta music program. One review of their recent CD says, “Holober establishes a new benchmark for modern jazz . . . his original writing is seriously brilliant.” Other reviews of the Gotham Jazz Orchestra have recalled the legacies of Duke Ellington and Count Basie.

www.mikeholober.com

Sponsored by: New York Central Mutual
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P.O. Box 244
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 433-7252

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.

OCA programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. OCA is also supported by the Dewar Foundation, A.C. Molinari Foundation, Macy’s and other foundations. For more information about events in Otsego County, call (800) 843-3394.  Visit NYSCA at www.nysca.org

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