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Grada are based in Dublin and Galway, Ireland, where they began playing together in 2001. Since then, they have taken Irish traditional music forward to a new level, effortlessly blending contemporary music styles, modern songs and other forms of ethnic music into their own natural style. Grada has enjoyed a rapid path to success, based on their infectious, modern take on Irish music. They have an exceptional rapport with audiences, whether it is in concert halls, clubs, or outdoor festivals. Their music encompasses a diverse range of styles and features musicians not only from Ireland, but also from New Zealand, England and Denmark.

Irish music with ?enough steam in its heels to leave most of its peers at the starting blocks (The Irish Times)  If this talented quintet appears anywhere within 100 miles of you, hi thee hence (Sing Out Magazine, USA)

March 14, 2009 8pm

Center for Arts of Homer, Inc.
72 S. Main Street
Homer, NY 13077-0191.
LOCAL: (607) 749-4900
TOLL FREE: (877) 749-ARTS
FAX: (607) 749-4910

Posted: Monday, December 22nd, 2008 @ 3:52 pm by Curt
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masterworks_chorale Central New YorkREQUIEM and MAGNIFICAT
Exciting, New John Rutter Repertoire for Our Chorale
Sunday  March  22, 2008
First English Lutheran Church
501 James St., Syracuse

MasterWorks Chorale was founded as Marcellus Chorale in 1965 by Dr. Joseph Centrone, the Chorale’s first conductor. Dr. Centrone formed a chorus from four church choirs in Marcellus, New York. The present conductor, Maureen McCauley, assumed leadership in 1977.

Throughout the years, Chorale has presented a wide variety of performances. Christmas concerts have ranged from cabarets with choreography and costumes, to joint concerts with local choirs, high school groups, and handbell choirs. Original productions of popular choral arrangements with choreography, dialogue, and costuming were presented for many years. Marcellus Chorale performed jointly with other community choral groups, including the Oneida Area Civic Chorale, Endwell Community Chorus, Oswego Festival Chorus, and Mt. Carmel Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

MasterWorks Chorale, Inc.
PO Box 27
Marcellus, NY  13108

Gradually an increasing emphasis was placed upon performing classical music. In 1988, Marcellus Chorale reorganized and incorporated as an auditioned group with the purpose of presenting choral masterworks.

The Chorale voted to change the name of the musical organization to MasterWorks Chorale in 196 to more adequately describe the music performed and to reflect the fact that members come from a wide geographical area. Since that time, the repertoire has focused upon works of major composers such as Verdi’s Requiem Mass, the Bach’s B Minor Mass, Mozart’s Vespers, and Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer.

In keeping with the goal of presenting the finest in choral music to Central New York audiences, MasterWorks Chorale often employs professional soloists and orchestral accompaniment.

Presently the singers hail from three counties: Onondaga, Oswego, and Cayuga. The hallmark of participation is a desire to aspire to the highest artistic standards.

MasterWorks Chorale welcomes vocalists who embrace the classics. Come join a dedicated group of singers who enjoy performing great works of the masters.
There are generally three major performances each year. The winter concert features one or more major works by classical composers. MasterWorks Chorale is also available for subscription concerts.

MasterWorks Chorale performs throughout Central New York, principally in Onondaga and Cayuga Counties. Performance locations have included Auburn, Aurora, Camillus, Marcellus, Skaneateles, Syracuse and Oswego.

Our orchestra musicians have typically come from the ranks of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. In seasons past, we collaborated with the Auburn Chamber Orchestra to present Mozart’s Requiem, and with the Syracuse Chorale in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and the Berlioz Requiem.

Posted: Sunday, December 21st, 2008 @ 8:33 am by Curt
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Central New York Community Foundation Family Series: Dancin’ with the Stars (And Stripes)
Syracuse Symphony

Rei Hotoda, conductor
Dance Centre North, Cathy Mucci, director
Centre of Ballet and Dance Arts, Deborah Boughton, director

Join us for an exciting morning of music and movement as members of Dance Centre North and Center of Ballet and Dance Arts team up with the orchestra to perform patriotic favorites, such as “Stars and Stripes Forever” and more!

January 10, 2009 10:30am
Free Pre-Concert Activities starting at 9:30 a.m.:
Enjoy complimentary bagles from Brugger’s Bakeries and the Instrument Petting Zoo.

To purchase tickets:

* Call SSO Customer Service at (315) 424-8200 or (800) 724-3810


Posted: Friday, December 12th, 2008 @ 3:06 pm by Curt
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Central New York Indoor Kart RacingCentral New York Indoor Kart Racing

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Gates open 10:30am, Racing 11:00am-6:00pm (race times approximate)

The most intense oval racing imaginable! Come on out, and bring the kids, this is very much a family affair. Between the heats, consolation races, and A and B main events, there are approximately 70 races packed into six hours of non-stop action. The noise never dies down, and the action on the track never stops!
Website:     cnyroadrace.com

Adults $10.00, children $6.00
Building:     Americraft Center of Progress
Phone:     315-676-1061

Posted: Sunday, November 30th, 2008 @ 7:21 pm by Curt
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Apple pie, apple strudel

Celebrate Autumn in the ‘Cuse! Add fall fun activities with the spirit of Halloween and you’ve got the celebration of Falloween!  

Apple pie, apple strudel, candy apples, apple pizza… ok, you might not find the last one here, but it still sounds yummy! Celebrate the most deliciously crisp fruit in New York State, the gloriously red, green and yellow apple at the LaFayette AppleFest October 11 and 12 2008. Apples aren’t the only things ripe for picking this fall – pick out some one-of-a-kind trinkets and tasty seasonal specialties unique to Upstate New York at this premiere arts and crafts show!

Posted: Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 @ 10:51 am by Curt
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