Concert Schedule Announced for the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center

The Massry Center at the College of Saint Rose in Albany has announced its Premiere Performances schedule for the 2012-2013 season with a slate of music that ranges from jazz to classical, from folk to funk.

Here’s the complete line-up of concerts:

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DOC SEVERINSEN & THE SAN MIGUEL 5
Friday, September 14, 7:30pm
$30
Led by the trumpeter and former “Tonight Show” bandleader

MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD
Saturday, October 6, 7:30pm
$30
A special acoustic performance by the jazz ‘n’ jam band trio

THE BEN ALLISON QUARTET
With THE LEE SHAW TRIO
Thursday, November 15, 7:30pm
$20
Bassist-composer Allison leads his eclectic jazz combo.

IT’S A JAZZY CHRISTMAS!
Sunday, December 2, 3 & 5pm
$20
A family-friendly holiday concert featuring the music of Vince Guaraldi

ANNA LEE
Sunday, January 27, 3pm
$30
Solo violin recital by the teenage prodigy

THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND
Saturday, February 9, 7:30pm
$30
Trumpeter Gregory Davis leads the New Orleans musical ambassadors as they celebrate their 35th anniversary.

LIVINGSTON TAYLOR & THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE ORCHESTRA
Friday, February 22, 7:30pm
$25
The folk-pop singer-songwriter-educator will be backed by the orchestra conducted by Saint Rose music professor David Bebe.

VLADIMIR GORBACH
Saturday, March 2, 7:30pm
$20
A performance by the internationally acclaimed classical guitarist and Guitar Foundation of America winner

PONOCHEVNY & ZYL
Sunday, March 10, 3pm
$35
An afternoon of classical piano duets by the husband-and-wife team of Andrey Ponochevny and Elena Zyl

STEFON HARRIS & 90 MILES
Thursday, April 18, 7:30pm
$30
“90 Miles” is a jazz album and documentary film recorded in Havana, Cuba in featuring trumpeter Christian Scott, vibes master (and Nippertown native) Stefon Harris and saxophonist David S├ínchez. UPDATE (August 2): Nicholas Payton replaces Christian Scott in the touring band.

The College of Saint Rose Camerata is also scheduled to offer free performances at the Massry Center on Saturday, September 22; Wednesday, October 10; Saturday, October 27; Saturday, February 16; and Friday, April 19.

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