Wednesday Recital Series

We have moved our beloved Steinway pianos to two new venues for our Wednesday Recital Series this season: Park Central Presbyterian Church (504 E Fayette St) and Grace Episcopal Church (819 Madison St). Both have lovely acoustics, gracious hosts, safe environments for our artists, audiences and pianos, and excellent access. See Parking Info Below.


All Recitals will begin at 12:15 PM ~ Admission is free!

13 September, 2017 | Grace Episcopal Church

Lana Stafford, flute; Sabine Krantz, piano

The season gets off to a sublime start with a program of mostly French music for flute and piano by Eldin Burton, Sergei Prokofiev and J.S. Bach!

20 September, 2017 | Grace Episcopal Church

Elizabeth Bouk, mezzo-soprano; Rami Sarieddine, piano

“Women on the Edge”

Thoughtful and provocative music of Benjamin Britten (the opera, The Rape of Lucretia, and the song cycle, A Charm of Lullabies) and Dominick Argento (From the Diaries of Virginia Woolf, 1975).

27 September, 2017 | Park Central Presbyterian

Phil Eisenman, bass; Maryna Mazhukhova, piano

“Beloved Opera Arias…and more!”

Beloved opera arias for basso from Der Freischütz, Macbeth, The Tales of Hoffmann, Eugene Onegin and Tannhãuser, and some songs of lighter fare.

4 October, 2017 | Park Central Presbyterian Church

Sezi Seskir, piano; Colleen Hartung, clarinet; Lisa Caraven, cello

Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano by Nino Rota; Fantasy Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, op. 26 by Robert Muczynski; Trio for Clarinet, ‘Cello and Piano in A-minor, op. 114; by Johannes Brahms.

11 October, 2017 | Grace Episcopal Church

Lake Effect Winds

Beth Scott, flute; Kathryn Dimmel, oboe; Tom McKay, clarinet; Margie Hawthorne, horn; Jill Bushnell, bassoon

The Lake Effect Winds perform music for wind quintet including: La Cheminé du Roi René by Darius Milhaud; Quintet for Winds by Robert Muczyniski; and Bethena: A Concert Waltz by Scott Joplin (arr. Russell Denwood)

18 October, 2017 | Park Central Presbyterian Church

Lyrica Chamber Orchestra // Laura Bossert, leader

This outstanding ensemble of faculty and current and former students of the Setnor School of Music at SU play Tchaikovskii’s Serenade for Strings, Vivaldi’s Concerto alla rustica, and 2 surprises!

25 October, 2017 | Park Central Presbyterian Church

The Ithaca Opera

Dawn Pierce, mezzo-soprano and Lynn Craver, soprano, will perform a program of duets and arias from Candide, Lakmé, and The Tales of Hoffmann, with a narration offered by Joey Steinhagen that captures the relationship between mezzo-soprano and soprano in a light-hearted, comical way.  Dawn will also sing an aria from Carmen to highlight her upcoming performance of Opera Ithaca’s March 2018 production of Carmen.

1 November, 2017 | Grace Episcopal Church

Piano Studio of Ida Tili-Trebicka

Performances from Zoe Curewitz, Lorivert Cobo and Kelyth Tang.


8 November, 2017 | Park Central Presbyterian Church
Christopher Spinelli, piano
Fantasie in C Major, D. 760, "Wanderer Fantasy" by Franz Schubert, Sonata in Bb Major, K. 333 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

15 November, 2017 |Grace Episcopal Church

Jim Hardy, cello, Uliana Kozhevnikova, piano

Suite No. 3 for Solo ‘Cello, BWV 1009, by J.S. Bach; Prayer, “From Jewish Life,” No. 1, by Ernest Bloch; and Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 32 by Camille Saint-Saëns.

13 December, 2017 | Park Central Presbyterian Church

Holiday Concert

Gayle Ross and Jerry Exline, Co-Directors

A Festival of the Music of the Season offered by choral and instrumental performers

10 January, 2018 | Park Central Presbyterian Church

Martha Grener, flute; Sar-Shalom Strong, piano

"Beautiful works for Flute & Piano"
Beautiful works for flute & piano, performed by Martha Grener, flutist and Sar-Shalom Strong, pianist. Composers include Astor Piazzolla, Ian Clarke, Samuel Barber, Georges Bizet, and Benjamin Godard.


17 January, 2018 | Grace Episcopal Church

Lucia Helgren, soprano; Julianna Grabowski, soprano; pianist to be announced

Selections from the music of J.S. Bach (St. John Passion), Gaetano Donizetti, Ernest Chausson, Richard Strauss, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Puccini, Claude Debussy,

Gian Carlo Menotti and others.


24 January, 2018 | Park Central Presbyterian Church

The John Spradling Piano Studio

The rising artists from the studio of John Spradling will offer solo and ensemble works with high musical understanding, skill and energy.


31 January, 2018 | Park Central Presbyterian Church

Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano; Eunmi Ko, piano


Tracing the Path of the Year as expressed through the music of more than twenty composers, including Alexander von Zemlinsky, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Johannes Brahms, Frederick Delius, Franz Schubert, Edvard Grieg, Claude Debussy, Joaquín Rodrigo and Paulene Viardot.


7 February, 2018 | Park Central Presbyterian Church

Onondaga Community College Choir;

David J. Rudari, D.M.A., director

A concert of excerpts from American composer Randall Thompson’s “Frostiana;” works of local composers including Prof. Philip G. Klein, Dr. Kevin M. Moore and Dr. Donald B. Miller; and selections from Tuskegee spirituals.


14 February, 2018 | Grace Episcopal Church

Kathleen Roland-Silverstein Setnor School of Music

Vocal Studio

The performers for this performance will be singers from the studio of Dr. Roland-Silverstein


21 February, 2018 | Park Central Presbyterian Church

Duo Canfield

Elizabeth & Evangeline Canfield, four-hands piano

Water Music for Two Pianos by George Gianopoulos; Circumnavigator for Two Pianos by Carter Pann; Scaramouche, Suite for 2 Pianos, Op. 165b,

by Darius Milhaud


28 February, 2018 | Grace Episcopal Church

Kevin Metzger, classical guitar

Playing music from the 15th through the 20th centuries, by Francesco Canova da Milano, Fernando Sor, Manuel Maria Ponce, Johann Sebastian Bach, Manuel de Falla, Claude Debussy, Johann Kasper Mertz, and Agustin Barrios Mangore


7 March, 2018 | Park Central Presbyterian Church

Elisabeth Klimek, mezzo-soprano;

Krista Seddon, piano

Music as a Prayer for Peace: musical selections of Jewish/Hebrew Composers, Themes and 20th Century Texts, by Maurice Ravel, Kurt Weill, Jerry Bock and Michael Cohen.


14 March, 2018 |Park Central Presbyterian Church

Andrew King, piano and Tenor to be announced

This DeWitt native and award-winning pianist and an equally accomplished tenor will offer a program consisting of a solo piano and vocal repertoire.


21 March, 2018 | Park Central Presbyterian Church

Timothy Schmidt, classical guitar

Playing the music of Alonzo Mudarra; J.S. Bach;

Mauro Giuliani; Fernando Sor; Augustin Barrios Mangore;

and Leo Brouwer.


28 March, 2018 | Grace Episcopal Church

Pamela Devenport, ‘cello and Pianist TBA

Program to be chosen from:  Sonata Op. 99 in F Major by Johannes Brahms; Beethoven’s Sonata in A major, Op. 69; and Bach’s C Major Suite for Solo ‘Cello


4 April, 2018 | Grace Episcopal Church

Norma Tippett, soprano; Jerry Exline, piano

Celebrating the Great American Songbook: Standards and Jazz from the 1920’s to 1950’s.


11 April, 2018 | Park Central Presbyterian Church

The Onyx Clarinet Quartet:

Alan Woy, Laurie Dobmeier, Terry Gerber, clarinets; Roxanne Woy, bass clarinet

“Classics 4 Clarinets”

This fine ensemble plays arrangements of the works of J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, Franz Joseph Haydn, and Frédéric Chopin.


18 April, 2018 | Grace Episcopal Church

Kathleen Roland-Silverstein, mezzo-soprano;

Lynn Vartan, percussion

The music of Oswego- and Syracuse-trained

George N. Gianopoulos.


25 April, 2018 | Park Central Presbyterian Church

Robbie Padilla, piano

“Solo Piano Music from Four Centuries”

Music of Ludwig van Beethoven (the Sonata No. 27), Johann Sebastian Bach (Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp Major from the Well-Tempered Clavier), Enrique Granados (Los Requiebos), and Marco Giusto(Valses Trieste,

Nobile et Sentimental)


2 May, 2018 | Grace Episcopal Church

Maria Whitcomb, soprano; Nancy James, piano

Escape from Amherst: Emily Dickinson’s Life of Freedom. Songs by Copland, Laotian and Heggie.


9 May, 2018 | Grace Episcopal Church

Emily Martin, soprano; Elizabeth McDonald, soprano; Dr. Kathryn Tremills, piano

“Women on the Verge”

An eclectic compendium of songs utilizing the cries of the Lorelei; the last words of the wives of King Henry VIII;

and the poetry of Emily Dickenson, Jane Kenyon,

Alice N. Parsons and Christina Rosetti.


16 May, 2018 | Park Central Presbyterian Church

Ann Barnes, piano

A collection of classically arranged songs from the Broadway show, “Annie Get Your Gun”


23 May, 2018 | Park Central Presbyterian Church

Lou Lemos, Conductor;

Madrigal Group of 16-20 select singers from the Syracuse Pops Chorus

A variety of composers such as di Lasso, Wilkes, Morley, Byrd, Farmer, and Gibbons.

Parking for concerts at Grace Episcopal:
Do not park in the Grace Episcopal parking lot adjacent to the church
Do not park in the Genesee Grande parking lot adjacent to the Grace parking lot. It is monitored with active towing.

Do park on the street. There is metered two-hour street parking on surrounding streets.
Do park in the Garage adjacent to the Genesee Grande parking lot: The Hill Medical Center Garage on the corner of Madison and S. Crouse with entrance from S. Crouse.
S. Crouse is one-way heading away from Madison St. toward E. Genesee St.
Madison is two-way allowing approach to the garage from either direction.


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