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Jon Nakamatsu April 20, 2008, 2pm              photo by Peter Schaaf
Named Debut Artist of the Year (1998) by NPR’s “Performance Today,” Jon Nakamatsu has been profiled by “CBS Sunday Morning” and Reader’s Digest magazine, and is featured in “Playing with Fire,” a documentary about the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, aired naitonwide on PBS. Earlier, in 1995, he was named the First Prize winner of Miami’s Fifth United States Chopin Piano Competition.

He records excluslively for homonia mundi usa, which has released six CDs, including an orchestral album containing performances of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, with Christopher Seaman and the Rochester Philharmonic Ochestra, as well as albums devoted to the music of Chopin, Foss, and Wolff. Mr. Nakamatsu’s most recent release encompasses Brahm’s Sonata No. 3, Op. 5,7 Fantasies, Op. 116, and 4 Piano Pieces, Op. 119.

Read more about Jon at www.jonnakamatsu.com.

Posted: Sunday, September 23rd, 2007 @ 9:55 am by Curt
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Reflections on Peace
November 11th, 2007    4 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William Street
Auburn, NY 13021

Brass Roots Trio is a piano, horn, and trumpet/tenor combo who will present a jazz vespers services on Veterans’ Day Weekend called “Reflections of Peace” in the Westminster sanctuary. Suggested donation is $10.

“If you can imagine Garrison Keillor meeting Aaron Copland on Bourbon Street, you begin to get a sense of “Reflections of Peace,” performed by Brass Roots Trio. Taking traditional hymnody and re-spinning it in the genre of jazz Americana, the trio suspends the listener through the essence of time. Peace is not about the absence of war but the presence of love. The Brass Roots Trio – three musicians whose love connection with music has the capacity to connect and heal the bonds of our humanity.”

- Jennifer Shepherd, The Living Church Magazine 10/22/06

Posted: Sunday, September 23rd, 2007 @ 9:48 am by Curt
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Quilt Show
November 4th – December 30th Tues. – Sun., Noon – 5PM,
Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021

 donations accepted, members & children FREE

Posted: Sunday, September 23rd, 2007 @ 9:43 am by Curt
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History Markers of Southern Cayuga County
Novermber 4th, 2007 2pm
Morgan Opera House, Route 90
Aurora, NY 13026
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2PM, enjoy quirky stories behind some of our local markers, donations welcome

Posted: Sunday, September 23rd, 2007 @ 9:21 am by Curt
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Sunday Poetry Coffeehouse
October 28th 4 pm
Sterling Nature Center, Jensvold Road
Sterling, NY 13156

Sunday October 28 at 4pm. Fall is upon us and so is our monthly poetry gathering, hosted by Jim Pangborn and Charles Itzin. Fine regional poets will read their work and discuss the art of imaginative writing. The program is free and open to the public. There will be famously fabulous refreshments available.

Posted: Sunday, September 23rd, 2007 @ 9:16 am by Curt
Filed under: Events in CNY