Season Schedule

May 2016 Bonus Concert, Free to new subscribers – Michael Holober’s Gotham Jazz Orchestra image

May 2016 Bonus Concert, Free to new subscribers - 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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Koresh Dance Company 

Friday, September 9, 2016 • 7:30 PM

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

Founded in 1991 by Isreali-born choreographer Ronen Koresh and back by popular demand, Koresh Dance Company dazzles audiences with its unique blend of ballet, modern dance and jazz.

Founded in 1991 by Isreali-born choreographer Ronen Koresh and back by popular demand, Koresh Dance Company dazzles audiences with its unique blend of ballet, modern dance and jazz. Known for its exciting and innovative performances of its vast repertoire of original works by Koresh and other contemporary choreographers, and with dancers whom Dance Magazine hails as “technically superb,” Koresh Dance Company performs works that range from explosive and passionate to intimate and restrained.

www.koreshdance.org

Sponsored by: Stewart’s Shops
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REBEL Baroque Ensemble 

Friday, October 7, 2016 • 7:30 PM

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

The New York Times hailed them as “sophisticated and beguiling.” The Los Angeles Times calls them “flamboyant” with “astonishingly vital music-making.” Originally formed in The Netherlands in 1991, REBEL has performed widely in Europe and the US, and is featured regularly on NPR’s Performance Today.

The New York Times hailed them as “sophisticated and beguiling.” The Los Angeles Times calls them “flamboyant” with “astonishingly vital music-making.” Originally formed in The Netherlands in 1991, REBEL has performed widely in Europe and the US, and is featured regularly on NPR’s Performance Today. REBEL has recorded for all the major European national radio networks and is well known in this country for its longterm residency from 1997-2009 at historic Trinity Church in New York City. Come see why the Boston Globe praised REBEL for “performances that lacked nothing in inwardness, charm, or brilliance, as required.”

REBELbaroque.com

Sponsored by: WSKG
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Narek Arutyunan, Clarinet, and Yun-Chin Zhou, Piano 

Friday, November 4, 2016 • 7:30 PM

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

Our November concert features two First Prize winners of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions who have performed extensively here and abroad

Our November concert features two First Prize winners of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions who have performed extensively here and abroad: Clarinetist Narek Arutyunian, who “reaches passionate depths with seemingly effortless technical prowess and beguiling sensitivity,” and pianist Yun-Chin Zhou, who has been called “a dashing virtuoso complete with dazzling finger work and shapely phrasing.”

 

www.yca.org

Sponsored by: Heritage at the Plains at Parish Homestead
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Roop Verma (Sitar). with Naren Budhakar (Tabla), Arjun Verma (Sitar), and Tracy Verma (Tamboura). 

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.

 

www.roopverma.com
www.arjun-verma.com

Sponsored by: Future for Oneonta Foundation
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The Todd Williams Quartet 

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.

 

www.toddmaxmusic.com

Sponsored by: New York Central Mutual
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Special Thanks to …

 

OCA’S LEAD SEASON SPONSOR

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Five Star Subaru of Oneonta is proud to support the arts as Lead Sponsor of OCA’s 2016-2017 season. wedosubaru.com

The A.C. Molinari Foundation is a Significant Supporter of OCA concerts

Special thanks to SUNY Oneonta for its long-time support of OCA educational and concert programs. OCA collaborations with the SUNY Oneonta Theater and Music Departments greatly benefit area residents and help OCA address its mission of promoting arts learning.
www.oneonta.edu

And thanks to our local concert sponsors: Stewart’s Shops, The Plains at Parish Homestead, WSKG Public Broadcasting, and the Future for Oneonta Foundation, for their generous support.