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Richard Fountain, Pianist 

Sunday, December 3, 2017 • 3:00 PM

Anderson Theater, Hartwick College
1 hartwick Dr.
Oneonta, NY 13820

Pianist Richard Fountain has steadily garnered praise for his versatile work as a soloist and collaborator. He is principal keyboardist with both Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. Fountain studied with Leon Harshenin at Taylor University and Paul Barnes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and has also coached with Luiz de Moura Castro. Fountain is Associate Professor of Piano at Wayland Baptist Universityin Plainview, TX. He was named the 2015 Teacher of the Year by the Lubbock Music Teachers Association and received the 2017 Early Achiever Award from the Nebraska Alumni Association. His website is


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Misha and Cipa Dichter, Pianists 

Friday, March 16, 2018 • 7:30 PM

First United Methodist Church
66 Main Street
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).

Sponsored by: WSKG Public Radio



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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.

Sponsored by: New York Central Mutual



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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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