ONEONTA – Catskill Symphony Orchestra Music Director Maciej Żółtowski could not be more direct: “Czech composers occupy a very special place in my heart.”
Reflecting on his own graduation concert in 1997, Żółtowski elaborates.
“It opened with Smetana’s Overture from “The Bartered Bride.” I love the downright contagious optimism and inexhaustible energy. Since then, my programs frequently feature symphonies by Dvořák, including those lesser known—like the ‘Fifth’ or the ‘Sixth’—which we are going to play with the CSO.”
This post-season concert is a don’t miss! The American String Quartet is a widely acclaimed ensemble who have been performing for decades. Don’t miss this chance to hear them, along hear flutist extraordinaire Linda Chesis and master cellist Philippe Muller in a program featuring works by Aaron Jay Kernis, Joseph Haydn, and Franz Schubert.
4 pm Sunday, October 2, at Christ Church, Cooperstown.
CONCERT – 5 p.m. The Cooperstown Concert Series presents ‘HEART: A Jazz Ensemble’ featuring the warm, brilliant tones of Melissa Stylianou, Godwin Louis, Chris Dingman and Ike Sturm in an enveloping and powerful quartet. Tickets, $20. Origins Cafe, 558 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. Visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/heart-september-18-2022/
EXHIBIT OPENING – Noon – 4 p.m. Celebrate opening of special exhibit ‘Town & Gown: SUNY Oneonta and the Local Community, Past and Present’ exploring SUNY Oneonta’s long history of partnership and collaboration with the Oneonta Community. Will be displayed thru 11/12. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit facebook.com/OneontaHistory
In these days when so much strife is to be found seemingly everywhere in the world, the genesis of any new orchestra is a unifying element to the human spirit. This was how Thomas Wolf described it on August 27 during the opening celebrations of Fenimore Chamber Orchestra at its debut concert.
Mr. Wolf is Chair of the Governing Board of Directors. Certainly, many in the capacity audience at historic and beautiful Christ Church in Cooperstown must have felt the same. A sense of wonderment at the fact that Fenimore Chamber Orchestra was founded during a pandemic also pervaded the afternoon. This is no small feat considering many musical organizations folded during the pandemic. It is, much to the contrary, a tribute to the vision and tenacity of Mr. Wolf, Director of Operations Rosemary Summers and Maestro Zoltowski, not to mention the Governing Board of Directors.
AUDITIONS – 5 – 6:30 p.m. Catskill Choral Society invites community members to try out to for the group. All voices are welcome, choral experience is helpful, sight-reading not required. Appointments required. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. E-mail CCS@catskillchoralsociety.com or visit catskillchoralsociety.com
CONCERT SERIES – 7 p.m. Bring the kids, a chair and some blankets for fun evening featuring a performance by The Steve Fabrizio Ensemble band. By the bandstand, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-0680 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontarec
CONCERT FEST – 7 p.m. Enjoy the Tom Hovel Summer Music Festival. This week is a performance by the Dan Sales Jazz Trio. Free. Rain or Shine. Meadow Links Golf Course, 476 Co. Rd. 27, Richfield Springs. 315-858-1646 or visit www.meadowlinks.com/#5_News-and-Events
Fenimore Chamber Orchestra is pleased to announce its Inaugural Concert to take place at Christ Church Episcopal in Cooperstown, NY on the 27th of August 2022 at 3:30pm. Despite the impact of world events, a sagging economy and a global pandemic, enthusiastic community support has made this debut possible. Fenimore Chamber Orchestra Inc. is a 501c3, community-focused non-profit arts organization offering high quality orchestral concerts and music education programming in Cooperstown, N.Y. and the surrounding Tri-County Area. To order tickets to this and two other concerts, please visit www.fenimoreco.org.
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Cooperstown Concert Series presents a rare duo performance with guitar masters Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar performing a mix of original songs, contemporary, traditional blues and roots music. Tickets, $20/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-1812 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org
HERITAGE CONCERT – 7 p.m. Public Concert of Love songs celebrating Romance, Service, and America presented by the USAF Heritage of America bands. Free, proof of vaccine, masks, & id required. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.facebook.com/foothillsoneonta/timeline
BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 4:30 p.m. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
SUMMERTIME CONCERT – 3 p.m. Enjoy music that makes us think of warmer temperatures in the big city in this Good Ol’ Summertime in Winter concert. Will feature professional and amatuer community musicians performing selections from ‘Manhattan Beach,’ ‘A West Side Story,’ & ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ Free, open to the public. Pandemic procedures will be followed. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-376-7485 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontacommunityconcertband
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Cooperstown Concert Series presents a modern mashup of Traditional, Bluegrass, Folk, Country & Rock music performed by Nora Jane Stuthers. Tickets, $15/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-1812 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org