Cortland New York Music
The days of big country stars performing at Cortland Country Music Park are over, but some are still performing to a sold-out house in 2018. Earlier this year, the biggest names in country music, including George Strait, Hank Williams Jr. and Chris Stapleton, performed to more than 1,000 people at the first ever "Cortland in the Country" festival.
The Syracuse Pops Chorus has played a variety of concerts at Cortland Country Music Park in recent years with the help of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and the New York State Symphony. The now independent Syracuse pop choir is sung by a diverse group of singers, dancers and musicians from around the country and the world.
He has performed with the New York State Symphony, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and the Syracuse Pops Chorus, and has performed at Cortland Country Music Park in recent years. Nick has performed in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. He was a member of the U.S. Chamber Music Association, the National Choral Association of America, and served as executive director of the American Chorale Association for Music Education.
Frisina, who has long supported musicians from central New York through his work with the Cortland Country Music Park, was awarded the SAMMY for lifetime achievement in 2018 and is a member of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, the Syracuse Pops Chorus and the Syracuse Chorale. In 2015, he received the National Choral Association of America Award for Excellence in Music Education for his contributions to choral education.
Benedetti made his debut as a member of the Syracuse Pops Chorus at Cortland Country Music Park and has since performed at the New York State Choral Festival several times. Mozart's "Rite of Spring" and Beethoven's Fifth Symphony will be performed in the next 20 performances in 2019. Other 2019 concerts include the Boston Symphony Orchestra's "Rhapsody in Blue," Porgy & Bess and "Ode to Joy" from the Chicago Chorale.
In a dream come true, the Legacy Commemorative Project musical will host a panel discussion at Cortland Country Music Park on Saturday, January 26, at 2 p.m. The museum also has a special section that pays tribute to the life and legacy of the late composer, conductor and conductor Joseph Benedetti.
There is a Sho - Bud Steel guitar from Nashville owned by Don James of Syracuse, and you can see the work of local and Nashville musicians, including John Riley and his band, as well as some of the greats of the country music scene.
He has since given up his full-time job as a musician, but still plays in the park once a month. In addition to his tour with his band, he has been a member of the New York City Symphony Orchestra, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, and the Rochester Symphony Orchestra.
He studied Music Education at the University of Potsdam and graduated with a BM in Music Education (MA). He studied music theory at the University of Buffalo and took part in master classes with John Leonard and the New York Symphony Orchestra. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Musical Education from the Rochester Institute of Technology and is nearing the end of his Master of Music Education degree from Columbia University.
Dominick recently returned to the Florida Grand Opera, where he sang in the opera "Aida" with the Florida Symphony Orchestra. Webster holds a Master's degree in Music Education from the University of Rochester Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University and a Master of Musical Education from Columbia University. He has conducted the New York Symphony, Boston Symphony and Don Giovanni Orchestra, as well as the San Francisco Symphony.
Mr. Poole is the resident brass ensemble of St. Marys Church in Cortlands and a founding member of the Ithaca Brass Ensemble, a group that performs year-round at the Cortland New York Music Festival and other events. During this time Nick will also be part of an 18-member Big Band, made up of adult members of the Ihaca Greater Community, dedicated to the music and education of young people in the local community and the community as a whole.
He is also a prolific arranger of music, transcribing and arranging music for performing ensembles. Since his appointment as Artistic Director of the Syracuse Opera, he has conducted performances of Carmen, Rigoletto and La Boheme and has conducted many performances. In the coming 2019-2020 season, he will begin his first full-time role at the opera, directing the New York State Opera Orchestra and the Ithaca Brass Ensemble, as well as the Cortland Music Festival.
His other Carnegie Hall appearances included appearances by Vivaldi and Mendelssohn, and his other debuts include conducting a new production of Il Boheme and Mozart's Otello by the New York Symphony Orchestra. Siviglia worked at the Curtis Institute of Music and collaborated with a variety of 20th century composers, including John Lee Hooker, Robert Schumann, George Gershwin, and John Cage. He was founding director of the first academic program of its kind, the School of Business Music, which focused on the music business.