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Trevor Jorgensen – Classical Clarinet & Saxophone – Saturday, May 31, 7:30 p.m.

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

Past performances……

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

2013-09-07: Cellist Gregory Wood

We are proud to present Symphoria Cellist Gregory Wood accompanied by Pianist Rob Auler.   Mr. Wood is presenting sonatas for cello and piano composed 100 years apart; the first by Johannes Brahms in 1862 and the second by Benjamin Britten (1961). You’re in for a treat which we will top off with a tango by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla.

The main event at 7:30 will be preceded by a performance by Andrew Kyle, a Classical piano student at OCC so please plan to come early.  Andrew will start at about 7:10.

Saturday, September 7th 7:00 p.m.

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!

Symphoria is Central New York’s professional orchestra which replaced Syracuse Symphony.   Check the bio section for more background on Gregory Wood.

August 9, 2013   Comments Off

2013-05-25: Tenor Todd Graber and Pianist Russell Miller Perform “Winterreise”

Next Up: Tenor Todd Graber performs Franz Schubert’s Winterreise (“Winter Journey” a song cycle for voice & piano, sung in German*) accompanied by pianist Russell Miller.

Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Pre-concert performance by singers from the Pulaski High School select chorus at 7:15 p.m. Main event at 7:30 p.m.

Followed by a German-flavored reception!

* Don’t worry, the libretto will be printed in German & English!

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

 

May 3, 2013   Comments Off

2013-04-27: Pianist Kimball Gallagher

The first spring LaVeck Concert will be Sat., April 27, starring acclaimed young pianist Kimball Gallagher.

He is a 32-year-old Juilliard grad who has made international headlines through two interesting pursuits — an 88 concert tour that includes “salon” concerts in private homes in an effort to restore the intimate connection between performers & audiences of old, and a humanitarian tour of third-world and war-torn nations to aid charities around the globe.
You can check out his website at http://kimballgallagher.com

You are listening to Myrna Setiawan from her November 2012 concert.  You may listen on-line to this and other LaVeck Concerts  at our recordings page.

Kimball Gallagher’s bio (click here)

March 17, 2013   Comments Off

2012-11-03: Myrna Setiawan “A pianistic phenomenon!”

Our next concert offers “An Evening with Myrna Setiawan,” executive director of the Northern California School of Music and an acclaimed pianist.

Setiawan will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 3, at Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake St., Pulaski.

  There will be a student pre-concert performance at 7:15 p.m. and a reception after the concert.

  “The musicality and virtuosity of pianist Myrna Setiawan is well known to American audiences, especially Californians, as well as music aficionados in other part of the world. Reviews of her performances include ‘a pianistic phenomenon … (with) seemingly endless resources of power and brilliance (Fresno Bee), whose irresistable emotional performances ‘literally brought forth tears from some of the audience’ (Auburn Journal).”

Artist Concert @ 7:30; community pre-concert @ 7:15
Location:  Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake Street, Pulaski NY
Suggested donation $10/$5 for children

As always, you’re invited to stay for a reception afterwards!

About Myrna (click!)

 

 

October 24, 2012   Comments Off

2012-10-06: Jaques Lee Wood – Cellist from Yale

Jaques Lee Wood performs on cello accompanied by pianist  Robert Auler on Saturday, October 6th at 7:30 PM.

                    

Our first concert of the 2012-13 season will be on Sat., Oct. 6, starring up-and-coming young cellist Jacques Lee Wood. Wood, a chamber music coach at the Yale University School of Music and acclaimed soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, has performed across the United States, Europe and Korea. His style has been called dynamic, expressive and sensitive.

Wood will team up with pianist Rob Auler, artistic director of LaVeck Concerts, to perform what Rob calls “Wow” works — including Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Sonata for Cello and Piano — as well as Bach’s G Major Cello Suite, a cello solo.

Wood has performed on baroque cello at Carnegie Hall with the Yale Baroque Ensemble, is a principal player with the Trinity Baroque Orchestra in New York and the American Baroque Orchestra, and has taught at Central Connecticut State University and Ulsan University in Korea in addition to Yale.

Artist Concert @ 7:30; community pre-concert @ 7:15
Location:  Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake Street, Pulaski NY
Suggested donation $10/$5 for children

 As always, you’re invited to stay for a reception afterwards!

About Jaques (click!)

 

September 13, 2012   Comments Off