Season Schedule

Bonus Concert – Free to New Subscribers

( If you subscribe to our 2018-19 series, which starts with the September concert,
you can also attend the Verona Quartet concert for free.)

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THE BIG GALUT(E) 

Sunday, April 7, 2019 • 3:00 PM

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

Award winners at the 2017 International Jewish Music Competition, and with performances that have been hailed as a “vivacious, joyful outpouring of creativity and celebration” and “a real treat for open minds,” Big Galut(e) is a rising force on the world music scene.

The eclectic ensemble performs a dazzling variety of Jewish music spanning five continents and six centuries. Bring the whole family for a program of joyous klezmer, arrangements of the classics, and even some humor.

http://www.biggalute.com/

Sponsored by: New York Central Mutual Insurance
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Ronald K. Brown/ Evidence 

Friday, September 6, 2019 • 7:30 PM

Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta
Fine Arts Building, Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820

Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, Evidence, A Dance Company focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. “Mr. Brown’s meshing of African and modern dance is like an electrical charge that hits the shoulders and draws a line down to the feet amid swiveling hips and slicing arms” (The New York Times); Brown’s company dances with “a sense of grounded spirituality and abiding humanism that runs through his dances like a deep vein”(Boston Globe).

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Brandon Ridenour 

Friday, October 4, 2019 • 7:30 PM

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

Trumpeter, composer, and arranger Brandon Ridenour, a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, was the youngest member to join the Canadian Brass, and has soloed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Loz Angeles Philharmonic, and many others. Classical Source describes his playing as “consistently effortless, steady, and bright”; he and pianist Peter Dugan will perform a range of pieces from classical masterworks to Ridenour’s own arrangements, such as those from his 2019 album “Come Together” which features Beatles songs scored for a diverse array of musicians and instruments.

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Ana Laura González with Fideliz Campbell 

Saturday, November 2, 2019 • 3:00 PM

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

These two artists, native to Argentina and the Philippines, respectively, and each having performed all over the world, have made Oneonta their home and will delight us with a dynamic program of a wide range of Latin American and Philippine works, as well as the classical repertoire. The National Radio of Argentina describes Ana Laura González as a flutist “with infinite sensitivity”; Fideliz Campbell’s piano playing as been praised as “brilliant and full of energy” by the Filipino American Choral Ensemble in New Jersey.

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Lysander Piano Trio 

Friday, March 27, 2020 • 7:30 PM

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

The Lysander Piano Trio (violin, cello, and piano), a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, was praised by The Strad for its “incredible ensemble, passionate playing, articulate and imaginative ideas, and a wide palette of colours.” The Trio has developed a reputation for innovative programming of masterworks from the canon alongside newer works and hidden gems of the repertoire. Their “vivid engagement carried by soaring, ripely Romantic playing” (The Washington Post) will have our March concert going out like a lion!

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Imani Winds 

Friday, April 24, 2020 • 7:30 PM

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

In their career of over 20 years, Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds has discovered what audiences value most from their concerts: a sense of connection– with the music, the performers, the composers, the artistry, and beyond. Extolled by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “what triumph sounds like,” Imani Winds will bring our season to a fantastic conclusion through their dynamic playing, culturally relevant programming, and virtuosic collaboration, seamlessly navigating between classical, jazz, and world music.

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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 2018-2019 season. wedosubaru.com

Special thanks also to the Hartwick College Music Department for sponsoring the Boston Brass concert and supporting a workshop for area brass students. And we also thank SUNY Oneonta for their long-time support of OCA educational and concert programs. OCA collaborations with our local college Theater and Music Departments greatly benefit area residents and help OCA address its mission of promoting arts education.

www.oneonta.edu | www.hartwick.edu

The OCA would like to thank the First United Methodist Church of Oneonta for their support as a wonderful venue for performances and a welcoming space for our board meetings.

Oneonta Concert Association programs have been made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. OCA is also supported by Five Star Subaru, New York Central Mutual Insurance, WSKG Public Radio, the Dewar Foundation, the Eggleston Foundation, and other area foundations.