Naples’ Sherwood part of ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at Geva

Carl Perkins is surely the unsung hero of rock and roll. He was there at the beginning, making music for Sam Phillips at Sun Records in Memphis, which also discovered the likes of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. But most casual music fans, if they know him at all, know him simply as the writer of “Blue... more

Dunham nominated for Grammy Music Educator Award

Dundee Central School band teacher Patrick Dunham has been named as a quarterfinalist for the 2019 Grammy Music Educator Award. He is one of just 188 music teachers nationwide and just seven from New York who have been announced as quarterfinalists for the Music Educator Award presented by the Recording Academy and Grammy Museum. In total, more than 2,800 initial... more

Auburn Presents – Music on the Mall & City Summer Concert Series

Music on the Mall Second Fridays June 29 – September 7 from 7 – 10PM Auburn BID and the city are again partnering to sponsor Music on the Mall featuring live outdoor music performances in the State Street band shell from 7 – 10 p.m., second and fourth Fridays June – September. The rain location for Music on the Mall... more

Piano recital with John Liberatore

When: Sunday July 1st at 2PM Where: Willard Memorial Chapel Composer and pianist John Liberatore returns to the Willard Chapel for an eclectic program including works by Haydn, Bach, and Mendelssohn, Fats Waller, a set of Ukrainian Dances, original compositions, and jazz improvisation. An Auburn native, Liberatore now serves on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame. His compositions... more

Front-Row Seat: Strike up the bands for Victor series

That gathering up the road in Rochester may have the name, but there’s many an area community that knows how to “party in the park.” Take Victor, for instance, where the free Sid Partington Memorial Concert Series kicks off its 2018 season Thursday evening, with the country, rock and Irish music of Everheart. That series — named in honor of... more

Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival opens June 16

The Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival (FLCMF) opens its summer season at 7:30 p.m, Saturday, June 16 at Hunt Country Vineyards in Branchport. Guest artists, the Abel Family String Quartet from Indianapolis, and FLCMF artistic director, Richard Auldon Clark, on viola, will perform two music masterpieces: Mozart’s String Quintet in D major, K. 593, and Mendelssohn’s Quintet in B flat... more

The sound of success: Bloomfield musicians take top honors

They have come close in recent years, winning Best in Class eight of the last nine, but this year, Bloomfield Central School music ensembles brought home the coveted Albert E. Whitney Overall Achievement Award. “The Whitney is the highest honor that an individual band can receive at the Sherburne Pageant of Bands,” said Christian Culbertson, a member of Bloomfield Parents... more

Tribute to Bernstein Concert

Genesee Symphony Orchestra Music Director and South Seneca graduate S. Shade Zajac will again bring the Seneca Summer Music Festival Orchestra to-gether at the South Seneca High School Auditorium in Ovid, this time at 7:30PM on Saturday, June 16th with a concert entitled “100 Years of Lenny: A celebration of the life and works of Leonard Bernstein” Featured soloist for... more

Eat, Drink and Be Murphy: Enjoy a bit of an Irish summer

Mark Mansfield will listen to any idea. So when people who visited his Irish Mafia Brewing Co., which opened at Toomey’s Corners last November and did gangbusters during the Bristol Mountain ski season, said they wanted to be outside for the summer, well, that’s coming. An outdoor patio that will seat 63 more people and feature outdoor games such as... more

Seneca Falls 3rd annual Canal Festival

The Seneca Falls Business Association (SFBA) is inviting all groups, organizations, businesses, wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries, restaurants, arts & craft vendors, food vendors, boaters, and watercraft of any kind to participate at this year’s Canal Fest. Last year’s Canal Fest drew an estimated 18,000 visitors over the 3-day event and anticipates that the amount of visitors will grow. SFBA is... more

Musical cheers for Honeoye, Pal-Mac

It may sound cliche, but the hills of Honeoye are truly alive with the “Sound of Music,” and the notes are reverberating beyond school district boundaries. The Honeoye and Palmyra-Macedon central school districts are among area districts to recently be nationally recognized as “Best Communities for Music Education.” “We are excited,” said Grace Wood, Honeoye music department chair. “For some... more

Come experience Auburn’s First Friday event on June 1st

Each venue offers their own spin on entertainment with free admission & refreshments, food & beverage specials and discounted merchandise to contribute to this monthly community celebration. Activities include exhibit receptions, art making & live music. First Friday is organized by Downtown Auburn BID & Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission. Try the Y for FREE Time: 5AM – 9:30PM... more

Tiffany Sunday Concert Series at Willard Chapel

Bassist Zane Carnes and Violinist Jimmy Drancsak When: Sunday June 3rd at 2PM Where: Willard Memorial Chapel Auburn based bassist Zane Carnes enjoys performing in genres ranging through classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, and rock. He is currently a student in Ithaca College School of Music studying Music Performance – Double Bass in the studio of Nicholas Walker, class of 2020. In... more

Zajac brings Genesee Symphony Orchestra to Ovid to perform Elgar’s Concerto for Cello and Hanson’s Symphony No. 2

South Seneca Central School graduate and Music Director S. Shade Zajac will bring his Genesee Symphony Orchestra to his home town for a concert at the South Seneca High School Auditorium on at 5:00 pm on Sunday May 20th that will include Elgar’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, featuring Mimi Hwang on Cello, Howard Hanson’s Symphony No. 2 “Romantic” and other works.   The... more

Seneca Falls Pageant of Bands this weekend

The annual Seneca Falls Pageant of Bands is this Friday and Saturday where Seneca Falls will host 11 different school districts in events including jazz band, concert band, twirling, color guard, percussion and parade band. Friday is when the visiting jazz bands are at Mynderse with all other events  on Saturday including the parade set for 3:00 pm. – Click... more
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