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May 16th Concert featuring Blagomira Lipari, violin, & Lauren Becker, horn

Our next concert is coming up on Saturday, May 16 @ 7:30 at the Pulaski Congregational Church.   This concert will feature two internationally recognized musicians who perform regularly with the Syracuse Symphoria: Blagomira Lipari, violin, and Lauren Becker, horn.

Blagomira LipariLauren Becker

Rob Auler will accompany them on piano and will assist them in presenting one of the mammoth works in all of the chamber music repertoire–the famed Brahms Trio for horn, violin and piano.   According to Rob,  if one work can demonstrate the majesty of the chamber music idiom, it would be this one!  Also included on the program will be works for violin and piano.   Please join us–and please–consider bringing a friend who has never attended!!

The concert starts promptly at 7:30 PM.  Please join us after for a meet-the-artists reception with refreshments.  Suggested donation is $10 adults/$5 students, but no donation is required for admission to the concert and reception.

Please see our Support page to recognize some of our our sponsors and to learn how you can be a LaVeck supporter!

                                   LaVeck Memorial Concert Series
LaVeck Concerts honor the memory of Rhea LaVeck and are sponsored by the Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, the John Ben Snow Foundation and CNY Arts. They are held at the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake St., Pulaski.

Thanks for supporting the music!

 

Thanks for all of your continued support…..and see you at the concert!

May 3, 2015   Comments Off

Past Performances….

May 3, 2015   Comments Off

2015-04-18 LaVeck Concert, Duo Montagnard

The 2014-2015 LaVeck Concert Season continues with this first Spring concert featuring Duo Montagnard. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake St., Pulaski.

Duo Montagnard was formed in 2002 and has performed over 300 concerts in 49 states, 8 Canadian Provinces, and twenty countries on six continents. They have commissioned and premiered twenty pieces and currently play all original music. They have recorded four albums including two devoted entirely to commissioned music. Duo Montagnard includes Matthew Slotkin, guitar and Joseph Murphy, saxophones.Their website is at www.duomontagnard.com

 

Duo Montagnard

Joseph Murphy & Matthew Slotkin

Please plan to attend and bring a friend!  After the concert, stop downstairs for a meet-the-artists reception with refreshments.  Suggested donation is $10 adults/$5 students, but no donation is required for admission to the concert and reception.

Please see our Support page to recognize some of our our sponsors and to learn how you can be a LaVeck supporter!

                                   LaVeck Memorial Concert Series
LaVeck Concerts honor the memory of Rhea LaVeck and are sponsored by the Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, the John Ben Snow Foundation and CNY Arts. They are held at the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake St., Pulaski.

Thanks for supporting the music!

April 6, 2015   Comments Off

2014-11-08: Pianist Rob Auler’s “Reinventions” Concert

LaVeck Concerts Artistic Director and acclaimed pianist Rob Auler takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 8, to perform the coolest Classical concert ever – reinventing J.S. Bach, Franz Joseph Haydn, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, and even Billy Joel!

“This concert should has a lot of entry points –not only for seasoned classical music fans, but also for fans of rock and pop,” Rob said. “I’m excited to bring some new pieces to audiences–and excited also to perform two beloved pieces in a slightly reworked form!”

Rob Auler

Rob is a professor of piano at SUNY Oswego and an internationally known performer whose latest CD got a rave review in The New York Times. (Read it here: http://nyti.ms/1rTCC1g)

His Nov. 8 program includes piano arrangements of three beloved Bach cantatas that we know by their hymn titles, “Sheep May Safely Graze,” “Sleepers Awake,” and “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring.” Each has been recast as a short, four-to five minute piano composition, allowing a solo pianist to convey music originally written for choir and orchestra.

Rob will also perform new music that reinvents Classical, Pop, and Soul tunes — John Liberatore’s beautiful set of variations of a tune by Haydn, Joel Puckett’s five-minute virtuoso etude based on Billy Joel licks, and Mark Olivieri three-movement piece called, “Hommage a Trois,” or–homage to three different artists.  The first movement quotes Aaron Copland, the second is a beautiful treatment of Japanese composer Toru Takamitsu, and the third–a tribute to none other than soul/funk singer James Brown!

Rob will end with a solo piano version of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. As always, the concert will be followed by a meet-and-greet reception with refreshments.

LaVeck Concerts honor the memory of Rhea LaVeck and are sponsored by the Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, the John Ben Snow Foundation and CNY Arts. They are held at the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake St., Pulaski. Suggested donation is $10 adults/$5 students, but no donation is required for admission to the concert and reception.

October 19, 2014   Comments Off

2014-10-11: Hyperion String Quartet

We know you will enjoy this ensemble whose members are on the faculty at The College of St. Rose, acclaimed school of music in Albany, and has performed world-wide.

Here is a story about the Hyperion from the Albany Times Union. http://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/Hyperion-String-Quartet-a-cultural-institution-3546173.php

More information about Hyperion can be found here.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake St., Pulaski.

Please plan to attend and bring a friend!  After the concert, stop downstairs for a meet-the-artists reception with refreshments.

Please see our Support page to recognize some of our our sponsors and to learn how you can be a LaVeck supporter!

Thanks for supporting the music!

 
LaVeck Memorial Concert Series

September 29, 2014   Comments Off

2014-09-20: Violinist Geoffrey Herd

Our LaVeck Concert Season for 2014-15 starts Sept. 20 with Violinist Geoffrey Herd performing on violin accompanied byRob Auler on piano.

Concert will be at the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake St., Pulaski.  The concert begins ptomptly at 7:30 PM.

Geoffrey is the founding director of the Geneva Music Festival in Geneva, NY, and has performed internationally at Carnegie Hall, with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Ithaca College Symphony and the Finger Lakes Symphony.  More information about Geoffrey Herd can be found here.

Please plan to attend this concert and invite a friend!

As always, try to stop downstairs after the show for a meet-the-artists reception with refreshments.

Please see our Support page to recognize some of our our sponsors and to learn how you can be a LaVeck supporter!

Also, mark your calendars for Oct. 11 and Nov. 8 for our other Fall 2014 concerts! We will be posting those details in the next couple of weeks.

September 7, 2014   Comments Off

2014-05-31: Trevor Jorgensen – Classical Clarinet & Saxophone

Our next LaVeck Concert features a musician you may have
seen at Jazz & Jambalaya or in Oswego with the Oswego Jazz Project – saxophonist Trevor Jorgensen.

For this Classical concert on May 31, he will  also be performing on clarinet, accompanied by Rob Auler on piano.

The program includes Brahms’ Sonata in E-flat, Schumann’s  Three Fantasy Pieces, Aaron Copland’s Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
(arranged for Clarinet and Piano), and Carl Maria von Weber’s Concertino Op. 26.

The main concert will be at 7:30 p.m. — not sure yet if we
have a student opening performance — stay tuned and we’ll let you know!

May 27, 2014   Comments Off

2014-04-27: Pianist Kevin Moore

Pianist Kevin Moore will perform the next LaVeck Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27.

He will be performing classic pieces by Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin.

Kevin Moore is a professor of music at Onondaga Community College and is also a studio associate at Syracuse University’s Setnor School of music, where he teaches music industry law and ethics. A piano performance graduate of SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, Moore went on to earn his master’s degree in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and his Ph.D. in performance and music theory from New York University. Moore made his New York City recital debut in February 1976 and was reviewed very favorably by Raymond Ericson in The New York Times. He also later earned a law degree magna cum laude from the Syracuse University College of Law. His principal piano teachers have been Liselotte Schmidt, James Ball and Robert Goldsand.

Moore has given more than 270 concerts in the Central and Western New York regions since arriving in Syracuse in 1975, including more than 90 full-length solo recitals and many chamber music, choral and vocal programs. He has collaborated in solo recitals with saxophonist Sigurd Rascher, violist Paul Doktor, violinist Andy Zaplatynsky, and flutists Michel Debost, Leone Buyse, John Barcellona and Jim Walker. Between 2001 and 2003 Moore presented an eight-concert cycle of the 32 piano sonatas of Beethoven. From 1979 to 1992, he served as a classical music critic at the Syracuse Newspapers.

The concert  begins at 3:00 PM. 

As always, please plan to stop downstairs after the show for a meet-the-artists reception with refreshments.  Please see our Support page to recognize some of our our sponsors and to learn how you can be a LaVeck supporter!

 

April 20, 2014   Comments Off

2013-11-23: Rob Auler, Solo Piano, with a pre-concert by the Oswego Community Youth Orchestra

Rob Auler, piano professor at SUNY Oswego & Artistic Director of the LaVeck Concert Series, has performed at 14 LaVeck concerts since he founded the series five years ago, often accompanying other professional musicians without ever taking a fee.

Many audiences have been amazed at his viruosity and masterful style. We are fortunate that Rob once again will be donating his talents to perform at LaVeck, and bringing the 17-member Oswego Community Youth Orchestra, directed by Jacqueline Darvall. Their selections will include the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah from the movie Shrek.

The concert  begins at 7:15 with the Youth Orchestra and Rob’s performance will follow.  

As always, please plan to stop downstairs after the show for a meet-the-artists reception with refreshments.  Please see our Support page to recognize some of our our sponsors and to learn how you can be a LaVeck supporter!

November 8, 2013   Comments Off

2013-10-12: Trombonist, Keith Jackson

Our next LaVeck Concert, Saturday October 12th, stars Trombonist Keith Jackson accompanied by pianist Rob Auler. Keith Jackson is music director at West Virginia University and an acclaimed performer of both Classical and Jazz trombone and euphonium. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra.

His performance credits include: the Phoenix Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony, the West Virginia Symphony, the USAir Jazz Orchestra, the Fiesta Brass, the Crown Chamber Brass, the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, the Gregg Gelb Swing Band, the River City Brass Band and appearances on several recordings and public television.

Once again, we are bringing a world-class concert to Pulaski! Please come and invite your friends! And thanks for supporting the music!

The main event begins at 7:30 and will be preceded by a performer, to be announced, who will start at 7:10.

As always, please plan to stop downstairs after the show for a meet-the-artists reception with refreshments.  Please see our Support page to recognize some of our our sponsors and to learn how you can be a LaVeck supporter!

September 22, 2013   Comments Off