Season Schedule

Our 2024-2025 Season

Rory Block

September 21, 2024 • 7:30 PM

Goodrich Theater Fine Arts Center
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820

Seven-Time Blues Music Award-Winner Rory Block will kick off our new concert season! Reviews of her most recent album Ain’t Nobody Worried call it “an acoustic masterpiece,” and rave that Rory Block “is an important ‘Power Woman of the Blues.’ She is a strong contender for the most influential acoustic artist of our time.”

Sponsored by: New York State Council on the Arts, & SUNY Oneonta

Carsie Blanton

November 1, 2024 • 7:30 PM

Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta
108 Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820

Carsie Blanton is a songwriter with hooks, chutzpah, and revolutionary optimism. With her unique mix of humor, soul, and political wit, and fifteen-plus years on the road, Blanton has amassed a dedicated fan base and a small menagerie of viral hits.

Inspired by artist-activists including Nina Simone and Woody Guthrie, her catalog careens through American popular song from folk and swing to pop-punk protest anthems.

Sponsored by: New York State Council on the Arts, & area businesses, foundations, and individual donors. Thank you!

Castalia String Quartet

March 9, 2025 • 3:00 PM

First United Methodist Church
66 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820

The Castalia String Quartet of the Catskills was formed in 2019 by Uli Speth (violin I), Debrah Devine (violin II), Amy Tompkins (viola), and Ruth Berry (cello). The String quartet performs in our region of New York State, including a recent recital in Binghamton’s Phelps Mansion Museum Series. They perform a wide variety of chamber compositions, from Mozart and Dvorák, to Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Amy Beach, and others.

Sponsored by: New York State Council on the Arts

Paul Blake, Trombone

April 6, 2025 • 3:00 PM

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

Our featured local artist this season will be trombonist Paul Blake, accompanied by Fideliz Sta. Brigida on the piano. Paul serves as an Artist-in-Residence at Hartwick College, where he teaches trombone, directs the trombone choir, and has taught methods courses in brass and percussion. Outside of Hartwick, he teaches instrumental music at Richfield Springs CSD, where he regularly mentors student teachers from Hartwick, and has also served as trombone instructor at the Hartwick Summer Music Festival and Institute.

Sponsored by: New York State Council on the Arts, & New York Central Mutual

Pedro Giraudo Quartet

May 16, 2025 • 7:30 PM

Foothills PACC- Atrium
24 Market Street
Oneonta, NY 13820

The spectacular finale of OCA’s 96th season will be Latin GRAMMY winner Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet, a virtuoso quartet that brings the beauty and passion of the tango repertoire into the world of chamber music. With immense respect for its roots and rich musical past, the ensemble effectively serves as an active ambassador of tango and a proponent of its evolution. The quartet’s fervent and virtuosic musical style takes elements from Argentine tango, European classical music, and American jazz, and combines them gracefully and organically, bringing something new and exciting to the form while retaining all the lushness and beauty that characterizes the genre.

Sponsored by: New York State Council on the Arts, & Rotary International

Special Thanks to …


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Five Star Subaru of Oneonta is proud to support the arts as Lead Sponsor of OCA’s 2024-2025 season.

Our other concert sponsors for this 96th season are: Rotary International, SUNY Oneonta,  New York State Council on the Arts, and New York Central Mutual Insurance.  OCA is also supported by the Dewar Foundation, Future for Oneonta Foundation, Hannaford Community Bag Program, other area foundations and businesses, and many individual donors.

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.  We also thank the many individual donors who have helped keep live music and dance performance thriving in Oneonta.

Oneonta Concert Association programs are made possible in large part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.  Visit NYSCA at