Friday, March 3, 2017 • 7:30 PM
Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta
Fine Arts Building, Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820
Roop Verma is an internationally known sitarist, composer, and accomplished teacher of Indian Classical music.
Roop Verma is an internationally known sitarist, composer and accomplished teacher of Indian Classical music. He trained under two of the greatest masters of Indian Classical music of our time: Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan. For over 40 years, he has performed in concert halls of Europe, North and South America. He will be joined by his son, Arjun, a brilliant upcoming sitarist who combines innovative techniques drawn from his study with Ali Akbar Khan and his apprenticeship with his father, and by internationally renowned tabla player Naren Budhakar, with Tracy Verma on tamboura. Join us to experience their magic, sublime, and exhilarating music.
Friday, April 21, 2017 • 7:00 PM
Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center
24 Market St.
Oneonta, NY 13820
Saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer/arranger Todd Williams has performed at prestigious venues from the White House to Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl
Saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer/arranger Todd Williams has performed at prestigious venues from the White House to Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl. Now on the faculty at Indiana University, he has recorded extensively with Wynton Marsalis as well as the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Grammy-award-winning Christian McBride Big Band. He is a four-time recipient of ASCAP’s Plus Award for Composers.
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.