Jon Irabagon Jazz Quartet

April 29, 2022 • 7:30 PM

Foothills Performing Arts Center – Main Stage
24 Market St.
Oneonta, NY, 13820

2008 Thelonious Monk Saxophone Competition winner and 2012 New York City Jazz Record’s Musician of the Year, Jon Irabagon combines honoring jazz music’s history with a bold, unique vision for its future direction. Nate Chinen of The New York Times calls him “a musician of intense concentration who wants nothing more than to indulge a spirit of play, emphatic and unreserved,” and Paul Acquaro of the Free Jazz Blog raves, “Saxophonist Jon Irabagon’s playing is a treat. His sax work is restrained and searching at times and scorching and scathing at others throughout this focused program. 5 stars.”

Visit Jon’s website: www.jonirabagon.com

Sponsored by New York Central Mutual Insurance

Pegasus: The Orchestra

September 16, 2022 • 7:30 PM

Foothills Performing Arts Center – Main Stage
24 Market St.
Oneonta, NY 13820

Pegasus: the Orchestra is a nonprofit professional orchestra with a mission to empower rising musicians with artistic freedom and promote innovative repertoire in an environment of creative thought and expression. Founded by Karén Hakobyan in late 2017, the orchestra brings together musicians and audiences of diverse backgrounds and cultural heritages by harnessing the power of music. Their program for us will be “Eight Seasons”: a delightful contrast of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.

More information is available at www.karenhakobyan.com/pegasus.html

Sponsored by Rotary International

Sten & Maria Z Ensemble

October 7, 2022 • 7:30 PM

SUNY Oneonta
Hunt Union, Waterfront Room
Oneonta, NY 13820

Guitarist/mandolinist Sten Isachsen and guitarist/composer Maria Zemantauski have delighted audiences around the globe as soloists and in various ensembles for decades. Together, this dynamic string duo celebrate their eclectic musical tastes — fiery flamenco, classical, Latin, roots and bluegrass — to create a vibrant, rich and refreshing sound. Their rhythmically driven repertoire takes the listener on a journey of traditional classics, innovative arrangements, and stunning original compositions. Spanish and flamenco dancer La Nina and percussionist Brian Melick round out the ensemble for an exciting evening of music and dance.

Visit Maria’s website at www.mariazguitar.com

Sponsored by SUNY Oneonta and New York Skin & Vein Center

Arjun Verma, Sitar

November 4, 2022 • 7:30 PM

First United Methodist Church
66 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820

Arjun has spent his entire life steeped in the tradition of North Indian Classical Music. The son of internationally performing but Oneonta-based sitarist Roop Verma, who was a disciple of Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi Shankar, Arjun began learning sitar from his father at age five. Having studied the Maihar Gharana style of Hindustani classical music, and influenced by innovative sitar techniques inspired by the Maestro as well as by sitarist Nikhil Banerjee, Arjun performs in a style encompassing the deeply contemplative as well as the exhilarating elements of Indian music.

Arjun will be accompanied by Naren Budhakar on tabla.

Visit Arjun’s website at www.arjun-verma.com

Sponsored by Community Bank and Endwell Rug & Floor

Julie Licata and Friends, Percussion

March 31, 2023 • 7:30 PM

Foothills Performing Arts Center – Production Room
24 Market St.
Oneonta, NY 13820

From marimba to drumset, this concert of solo and chamber ensemble music will feature driving rhythms, lyrical melodies and organ-like chorales, quiet contemplative minimalism, extended playing techniques, fixed instruments, and audience-directed improvisations… What more could you ask for!?

Visit Julie’s website at www.julielicata.com

Sponsored by Future for Oneonta Foundation and other local foundations and donors.

Catalyst Quartet

April 28, 2023 • 7:30 PM

First United Methodist Church
66 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820

Hailed by The New York Times at its Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished… playing with earthy vigor,” the Grammy Award-winning Catalyst Quartet was founded by the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Organization in 2010. The ensemble (Karla Donehew Perez, violin; Abi Fayette, violin; Paul Laraia, viola; and Karlos Rodriguez, cello) believes in the unity that can be achieved through music and imagine their programs and projects with this in mind, redefining and reimagining the classical music experience, and bringing the OCA’s 94th season to a forward-looking close.

Visit their website at www.catalystquartet.com

Sponsored by New York Central Mutual Insurance


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COMMITTED TO LIVE PERFORMANCE! 

The Oneonta Concert Association is filled with hopeful anticipation as we prepare for our 94th season of live performances, knowing just how hard these months of pandemic isolation have been on our wonderful artists and on our audiences who crave the sense of community and connection that live performance creates. We are particularly pleased to bring you Pegasus: The Orchestra, whose concert we had lined up before our 2020-2021 concert series was cancelled. The pandemic emergency has gone on longer than any of us expected or wanted, and the OCA will follow all state regulations and venue rules in place at the time of the concerts to keep our artists and audiences safe. We are extremely grateful for the support and kindness you have all shown to the OCA in this difficult time, and we look forward to seeing you at the performances!


The Oneonta Concert Association (OCA), founded in 1928, is the area’s oldest cultural organization. Our mission is to present diverse, audience-engaging, world-class cultural offerings of live music and dance at an affordable price to the Western Catskills region. Over the decades we’ve presented some amazing performers, including: 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 artists celebrated the world over.

OCA programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of New York State’s Governor and Legislature. OCA is also supported by the Dewar Foundation, Eggleston Foundation, and other foundations. For more information about events in Otsego County, call (800) 843-3394.  Visit NYSCA at www.nysca.org