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Vanaver Caravan 

Saturday, September 20, 2014 • 7:30 PM

GOODRICH THEATER, FINE ARTS BUILDING, SUNY ONEONTA
Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820

Though Hudson-Valley based, this troupe of international performers tours worldwide, sharing its mission to “enliven, educate and inspire peace through world dance and music.”

For four decades the group has engaged adults and children with styles ranging from Appalachian clogging to flamenco to Lindy Hop to Japanese taiko drumming. The Caravan opens OCA’s fall season with its tribute to American folk music, a program the late Pete Seeger observed “has the whole audience up and cheering at the end.”

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Musicians From Marlboro 

Saturday, October 11, 2014 • 7:30 PM

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
66 Chestnut St
Oneonta, ny 13820

The Musicians from Marlboro touring program, now in its 50th season, was created as an extension of Vermont’s Marlboro Music Festival, one of the chamber music world’s most noted summer retreats.

This seven-member touring group (five strings, plus flute and harp), is known for its spirited performances, including works by Debussy and Beethoven, and what The Washington Post describes as “impeccable ensemble work … and boatloads of virtuosity.”

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Chris Brubeck's Triple Play 

Friday, March 20, 2015 • 7:30 PM

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

Individually members of this trio are Peter “Madcat” Ruth, Joel Brown and Chris Brubeck (son of Dave). Collectively the group brings a rare joy and spirit to the folk, blues, jazz and classical works they perform.

Downbeat praised this group’s Monterey Jazz Festival set as “what jazz always was and always should be about.” Other projects have included recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra and concerts with orchestras across the U.S.

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String Orchestra of New York City 

Friday, April 17, 2015 • 7:30 PM

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

International competition winners comprise this high-energy urban ensemble, who collaborate and perform without a conductor. The result is the intimacy of a string quartet with the power of an orchestra.

Members of the group stand while performing, and are known for their vibrant bond with audiences. SONYC, founded in 1999, is renowned for its world premieres and frequent outreach in New York’s public schools. In Oneonta, the ensemble reprises its acclaimed 2011 appearance.

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Grace Kelly Quartet 

Friday, May 15, 2015 • 7:30 PM

Oneonta Theatre
47 Chestnut St.
Oneonta, NY 13820

When it comes to Boston singer-saxophonist-composer-arranger Grace Kelly, people seem divided into two groups: those who marvel at her youth and rapid rise, and those who praise her “first-class jazz musicianship.”

With 11 albums to her credit and accolades including “Best National Jazz Act 2012,” Kelly counts Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr. and Ann Hampton Callaway as collaborators and fans. Join the artist and her masterful band for an Oneonta premiere: the May 15 concert marks Kelly’s 23rd birthday.

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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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