Concerts & Events

2021-2022 Season – Our 33rd Anniversary!

We’re so excited to announce our 2021-2022 concert series with music ranging from 14th century Italian madrigals to the works of Clara Schumann! All events are scheduled to take place in person. Tickets available starting September 1 for fall concerts; winter concert tickets will go on sale in January of 2022.

We are grateful for your support and cooperation as we return to live music! Please feel free to reach out to us at for more information.

Triumph now with Joy and Mirth

Friday September 17 7:30pm First Unitarian Universalist, 109 Waring Road, Syracuse
Saturday September 18, 2021 7:30 pm First Unitarian Society 306 N. Aurora St. Ithaca

Plucky music of the renaissance and early baroque with Laura Heimes, soprano, Michael Leopold, Dan Swenberg, and Deborah Fox, lutes. Music by Dowland, Vallet, Kapsberger, and more.

The Panther and the Rose

Wednesday November 10 2021 7:30pm First Unitarian Society, 306 N. Aurora St. Ithaca
Thursday November 11 2021 7:30pm First Unitarian Universalist, 109 Waring Road, Syracuse

Medieval music from 14th century Italy, featuring dances and madrigals by Ciconia, Landini, and more.
This concert (postponed last year) is free! Patrons may also buy tickets for the virtual version which will be streamed December 1-January 1. This free concert will last 75 minutes without intermission.

Reginald Mobley, countertenor

Friday March 25 2022 7:30pm First Unitarian Universalist, 109 Waring Road, Syracuse
Saturday March 26 2022 7:30 pm First Unitarian Society, 306 N. Aurora St, Ithaca

We are thrilled to present this remarkable singer and Handel specialist, in a fascinating and varied program with music of Handel, Ignatius Sancho, and others. Ignatius Sancho (1729–1780) is perhaps the least well-known composer on our program. Born into slavery in the British colonies, he later went to England where he eventually gained his freedom and became a noted abolitionist, writer, composer, and shopkeeper.

Noted for his “shimmering voice” (BachTrack), American countertenor Reginald Mobley is highly sought after for the baroque, classical and modern repertoire. In March 2020, he became the first ever programming consultant for the Handel & Haydn Society following several years of leading H+H in his community engaging Every Voice concerts. He holds the position of Visiting Artist for Diversity Outreach with the Baroque ensemble Apollo’s Fire. His career takes him around the world for concerts, opera, and recordings. 

A Grand Sound

Virtual tickets available now; concert will be available around May 16 for a month.
Friday April 29 2022 7:30pm First Unitarian Universalist, 109 Waring Road, Syracuse
Saturday April 30 2022 7:30 pm First Presbyterian Church, 315 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca

Glorious German and Italian 17th century music for voices and trombones. Music of Buxtehude, Schütz, Rosenmüller, and more
Laura Heimes, Andrew Fuchs, Andrew Padgett, singers
Julie Andrijeski, Boel Gidholm, violins
Liza Malamut, Ben David Aronson, Garrett Lahr, sackbuts
Patricia Ann Neely, violone; Michael Beattie, organ; Deborah Fox, theorbo

Friday May 20 2022 7:30pm First Unitarian Universalist, 109 Waring Road, Syracuse
Saturday May 21 2022 7:30 pm First Unitarian Society, 306 N. Aurora St, Ithaca

Haydn & Mendelssohn quartets plus song arrangements of Clara Schumann & Fanny Mendelssohn

Our 2020-2021 Online Season is still available to view on YouTube!

Dowland’s Grand Tour

September 25 at 7:30pm and September 27 at 4:00pm EDT

Paul O’Dette, lute

Our regional world-renowned lutenist performs music of English lutenist John Dowland, as well as the music he encountered on his travels around Europe in the early 17th century.

Thorn of the Honey Locust: A Conversation and Reading

October 16 at 7:30pm and October 18 at 4:00pm EDT

Geoffrey Burgess, oboist, musicologist, and now novelist, discusses his new novel, based on the life of Bach’s favorite oboe player, and reads us selections from this work in progress.

Beiliang Zhu Plays Bach

November 20 at 7:30pm and November 22 at 4:00pm EST

Beiliang Zhu, baroque cello

Another musical icon in our community, award-winning cellist Beiliang Zhu, plays an unusual all-Bach program which includes a Bach violin partita on 5-string cello and other virtuosic solos.

At the Court of the Sun King

December 11 at 7:30pm and December 13 at 4:00pm EST

Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, composer and musician

NYS Baroque Director Deborah Fox presents a multi-media presentation on the life and music of this trend-setting independent woman at the French royal court of Versailles.

NYS Baroque Young Artists: Berwick Fiddle Consort

March 5 at 7:30pm and March 7 at 4:00pm EST

“Ayont Yon Glen” : Berwick Fiddle Consortstrings & lute

Brahms From Oz

March 19 at 7:30pm and March 21 at 4:00pm EDT

Daniel Yeadon, cello & Neal Peres Da Costa, keyboards

Program: Brahms Cello Sonata in E minor, piano solos; Schumann Fantasiestucke op. 73

From a Hall of Mirrors

April 16 at 7:30pm and April 18 at 4:00pm EDT

Geoffrey Burgess, oboe & Leon Schelhase, harpsichord

Exile and Connection

ThursdayApril 29 at 7:30pm and Sunday, May 2 at 4:00pm EDT

Incantare, violins, sackbut & organ

Stories of Jewish Musicians and their Contemporaries in Early Modern Europe
Musicians and musicologists Liza Malamut and Rebecca Cypess, and Incantare

The New Consort, Brian Mummert, director

THURSDAY, May 27 at 7:30pm & Sunday, May 30 at 4:00pm EDT

Program:Francesca Caccini, “Che t’ho fatt’io”
Barbara Strozzi, “L’usignolo”
Claudio Monteverdi, Lamento d’Arianna
Ben Rowarth, The Turn

The New Consort is:
Madeline Apple Healey
Julie Bosworth
Elisa Sutherland
Nathan Hodgson
Brian Mummert
Jonathan Woody
with guest Dani Zanuttini-Frank, theorbo