Season Schedule

Bonus Concert – Free to New Subscribers

( If you subscribe to our 2017-18 series, which starts with the September concert,
you can also attend the Todd Williams concert for free.)

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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. 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.

Sponsored by: New York Central Mutual
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The New York Connection: Traditional Irish Music, Dance and Song 

Friday, September 8, 2017 • 7:30 PM

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

Featuring four-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion Dylan Foley, musicians Josh Dukes, Matt Mulqueen, David McKinley-Ward, and sean-nós step- dancer Jackie O’Riley, this outstanding group of already-accomplished artists of the rising generation carries on with love and respect the vibrant beauty of Ireland’s enduring musical culture, as learned from recognized masters of the traditional style. They met while playing and teaching at the renowned annual Catskills Irish Arts Week in East Durham, NY. Instruments include: fiddle, flute, whistles, piano/ keyboard, concertina, button accordion, bodhrán, bouzouki, banjo, guitar, and voice.

Sponsored by: SUNY Oneonta
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The Ancia Saxophone Quartet 

Friday, October 13, 2017 • 7:30 PM

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

Founded in 1990 and heard on NPR’s Performance Today, the Ancia Saxophone Quartet is dedicated to the performance of traditional repertoire and to the creation of new works for saxophone quartet. They have performed and recorded works by such diverse composers as Gershwin, Bach, Duke Ellington, Piazzolla, Ives, Libby Larsen, Scarlatti, and “Jelly Roll” Morton. Known for their artistry and virtuosity, they have also premiered numerous compositions written expressly for the Ancia Saxophone Quartet.

Sponsored by: Five Star Subaru

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Tessa Lark, Violin 

Friday, November 3, 2017 • 7:30 PM

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

This budding superstar, winner of the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Naumburg International Violin Competition, is praised consistently by critics and audiences alike for her astounding range of sounds, technical agility, captivating interpretations, and multi- genre programming, from classical to bluegrass. She has performed as soloist with renowned orchestras here and abroad, and plays the 1683 “ex-Gingold” Stradivari violin on generous loan from the Josef Gingold Fund for the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.

Sponsored by: Stewart’s Shops

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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 Chestnut 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



Special Thanks to …



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

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.

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.