The Rubio Duo
Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

The Rubio Duo

Since 1983, The Rubio Duo has been delighting audiences with crowd-pleasing music for flute and classical guitar. Their innovative concert programs feature both the traditional and the new, with a special emphasis on music from the Americas. Jill and Douglas first began playing together when they were students at the University of Southern California. Since then, they have gone on to perform throughout the United States.

Flutist Jill Rubio performs frequently as a soloist, and as an orchestral and chamber musician. She is principal flute of the Orchestra of Northern New York, principal flute of Northern Symphonic Winds and a member the trio Sweet, Fair and Wise (tenor voice, flute and guitar.) For the past 32 years she has been half of the Rubio Flute & Guitar Duo with her husband Doug. Ms. Rubio is Adjunct Professor of Flute at The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, and Potsdam Central School’s high school and middle school band director. In 2016 she received the SUNY Potsdam President’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching, as well as the Distinguished Service Award from the New York State Band Directors Association. Every summer she is on staff at Crane Youth Music, teaching flute choir and conducting, and assisting with Flute Techniques. A native of Los Angeles, Jill received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Flute Performance from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, in the flute studio of Roger Stevens. She also studied flute and chamber music with James Walker and Mitchell Lurie, respectively, and conducting with William A. Schaefer. She was named Outstanding Graduate of the School of Music upon completion of her studies.

Douglas Rubio is Professor of Classical Guitar at the State University of New York at Potsdam. He has performed as a soloist at music festivals, universities, guitar societies, and concert series throughout the United States. He has been the featured concerto soloist with the Montecito (California) and Pennsylvania Centre chamber orchestras, and the Orchestra of Northern New York. Rubio is especially active in the field of chamber music. Since 1983 his has performed with the Rubio Flute & Guitar Duo with his wife Jill. His Avalon Guitar Duo won First Prize in the 1985 Guitar Foundation of America International Duo Guitar Competition. Dr. Rubio is a noted pedagogue of the classical guitar. His students have been prizewinners in numerous competitions, and many now teach at colleges around the country. In addition to being a performer, Rubio is also an expert in the music of the Beatles. He teaches a very popular course on that subject at SUNY Potsdam. Rubio received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Irvine, and holds both Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in classical guitar performance from the University of Southern California, where he studied with Spanish virtuoso Pepe Romero. Prior to moving to upstate New York, he directed a very successful guitar program at Illinois State University.

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The Dotys Duo
Mar
17
4:00 PM16:00

The Dotys Duo

Karl Doty

Born and raised in Duluth, MN, Karl Doty is one of the most versatile bassists of his generation. Passionate about the musical idiom of the chamber orchestra, Karl is a founding member of the Grammy-nominated self-conducted orchestra, A Far Cry and enjoys frequent collaborations with groups like Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and New Century Chamber Orchestra. Being versed in different musical languages, Karl has shared the stage with Edgar Meyer, Väsen, Darol Anger, Mr. Sun, K2 and Morning Zephyr as well as with his wife, champion fiddler Liesl Doty, in their new duo: The Dotys. Though the bass isn't the most common concerto instrument, Karl has performed as a soloist with orchestras all over the country as well as at home and on national tour with A Far Cry.  Summer appearances regularly include performances with the North Country Chamber Players at the White Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Halcyon and Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festivals, with previous engagements at Ottawa Chamberfest, Verbier, Schleswig-Holstein, Newport Music Festival, Chautauqua and Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival.  Karl received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Don Palma and Jim Orleans.  Previous faculty bass appointments include Bates College, Bennington Chamber Music Conference and Crane Youth music.  Karl is currently on faculty at Dartmouth College.

Liesl Schoenberger Doty

Though originally from quaint Cape Girardeau, MO Liesl’s career has taken her well beyond the banks of the Mississippi River.  Hailed for her "magnetic presence", she has performed across North America and Europe, appearing at major venues including Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Weill Recital Hall, Zankel Hall, The Musikverein, The Kravis Center, The Kennedy Center and performs actively as a soloist having worked with several orchestras in the United States.  She has appeared as a recitalist and chamber musician in numerous festivals and concert series including Yellow Barn, Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival, Ottawa Chamber Fest, White Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, New Music New Haven, Chamber Music at Yale, Orford Centre d’Arts, Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg and Ferme de Villefavard in France.  As a crossover artist, she released three commercial fiddle albums in collaboration with musical legends, Buddy Spicher and David Grier, and has appeared as a guest artist at the Grand Old Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 2009, Ms. Doty has been featured as a soloist in composer/pianist Eric Genuis’ national tours. In 2012, Liesl became a “CRIER” in Boston’s own chair-less, conductor-less chamber orchestra, A Far Cry [GRAMMY nominated in 2015!!] and has enjoyed touring, recording and collaborating with all 16 of her co-artistic directors in the collective.  Her favorite “crier” in the orchestra is her husband, bassist Karl Doty, with whom she performs regularly as part of their classical and crossover duo, “The Dotys”.

Liesl earned her Bachelor and Master of Music from Indiana University under the instruction of Mimi Zweig and Mauricio Fuks and an Artist Diploma from Yale University as a student of Ani Kavafian.  Liesl is a candidate in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at New England Conservatory and was the teaching assistant to Lucy Chapman during her studies there.  Previous faculty appointments include Dartmouth College, University of New Hampshire, Saint Anselm College and Southeast Missouri State University. She is currently Assistant Professor of Violin at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. Liesl plays a 1919 Carl Becker violin.

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The Rustic Riders
Mar
10
4:00 PM16:00

The Rustic Riders

The Rustic Riders craft their sound with music old and new. They invite you to sing, move, reflect and renew with voice, strings and percussion. In concert, the Rustic Riders share new songs with traditional roots and their love of traditional tunes.

In 2006, at age 52, Lisa began writing the songs featured on their 3 CD’s “Hearing Hearts” and “Among These Hills” and 2015's release "Wake Up". She also sings and plays “string things” – cello, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki and tenor banjo. Klaus Meissner provides the percussive foundations. Live Musical Guests have included Joe Dockery on guitar and vocals, Bill Chamberlain on banjo and mandolin, Jeff Couture on fiddle. Musical Guests on Rustic Riders Recordings include Dan Duggan - guitars, hammered dulcimer, acoustic bass and banjo, Bill Chamberlain, Susan Grimm Hanley - flute and Henry Jankiewicz - fiddle.

North Country Public Radio (NCPR) is media sponsor for this concert.

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Barb Heller
Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

Barb Heller

Best known for her role as on-air host for North Country Public Radio in Canton, Barb Heller has been on the air since 1989 in the north country, and as a host for Folk Alley.com, an online music service, since 2005.  She’s also a guitarist/songwriter with five albums to her credit, and has taught hundreds of teens and adults how to play fingerstyle guitar.

Heller has spent most of her life involved in live music and performance.  As a host of the weekly NCPR bluegrass show String Fever, she promotes local and regional venues and performers every week on the air.  During the summer months you are likely to find her emceeing a bluegrass festival, or managing the high tunnel greenhouse for Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County.  

You can hear Barb on the air at 89.5 FM in the Canton/Potsdam area; at www.ncpr.org, and evenings and weekends at www.FolkAlley.com.  String Fever Bluegrass airs on NCPR every Thursday afternoon from 3-5 pm.  

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Miss Angie's Music
Mar
25
4:00 PM16:00

Miss Angie's Music

Miss Angie's music is a fun, kid's concert that features shadow puppets.

Miss Angie Beeler  was born into a musical family in the tiny town of Russell, NY.  She enjoys performing many different styles of music, as reflected in the wonderful variety included in Miss Angie's Music classes. Blues, Jazz, Bossa Nova, Hip-Hop, Punk Rock, Hardcore, Country, Rock-a-Billy, Folk, and Mariachi are a few of the styles which Miss Angie has studied and performed... and the list goes on! 

Miss Angie began teaching music to kids in 2003 in Boulder, CO. There Angie successfully completed the Music Together® Training Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey, and taught for Music Together Boulder. After her son's birth in 2007, she began focusing her energies on creating her own curriculum which developed, five years later, into what is now Miss Angie's Music!

Leon Arguello snuck his first guitar out of the closet at the age of 15. Since then has expanded his musical horizons to include drums, bass, piano, violin, and banjo. He also DJs at our local community radio station WRFI (among other places), and owns and operates Distant Relative Music.  He is the man behind the music of Miss Angie's Music and is Miss Angie's beloved husband.

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Don't Tell Darlings
Mar
11
4:00 PM16:00

Don't Tell Darlings

The Don't Tell Darlings draw their music from a deep well of Appalachian old-time, bluegrass, Western swing and early country, along with a healthy dose of fine originals by Ms. Millie (Camilla Ammirati, now of Canton). Defying genres, their music can be described as "a Depression-era mix tape." Megan and Millie's honey-sweet harmonies meet with Old Man Kelly's fiddle on fire and Lew Burrus' bass-thumping rhythm to bring you a delightful range of new songs that sound old and old songs that sound new. The Darlings have played throughout Virginia, the mid-Atlantic, and the northeast, including Johnny D's in Somerville, Massachusetts, Googie's Lounge in NYC, and a sneak appearance in duo form at the Buccaneer in Canton last spring. Though scattered from Virginia to the North Countries of both New York and Minnesota these days, they get together whenever they can to play music, coordinate their shoes, bake coconut cake, and generally make trouble.

Millie Ammirati: vocals, banjo, guitar, songstress
Lew Burrus: upright bass, occasional voice of God
Liam "Old Man" Kelly: fiddle, resonator guitar, pedal steel, washboard, kazoo
Megan Rose Orwig: vocals, rhythm guitar, mouth trumpet

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Bret Zvacek and Paul Meyers
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

Bret Zvacek and Paul Meyers

Join us for an evening of jazz music with Crane School of Music professor Bret Zvacek and world-renowned guitarist Paul Meyers. 

Bret Zvacek has performed with Kenny Wheeler, Gene Bertoncini, The Woody Herman Orchestra, and numerous other jazz artists. Since September 2005, Bret has served as the Musical Director of the Central New York Jazz Orchestra (Syracuse), collaborating with artists including Phil Woods, Hubert Laws, Bobby Watson, Joe Locke, and others. In 2011, Bret was commissioned to write a multi-movement work for jazz orchestra, “A White Horse From Jerusalem” which featured David Liebman as soloist. His 2001 quintet CD “DAY IN MAY” has been described as being “infused with creative energy” (Cadence Magazine, December 2002). He has written big band music for numerous professional and student ensembles, has written for orchestra, and has arranged/conducted horn & string tracks in various New York studios. He has held teaching positions at University of North Texas, McGill University, and at The Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY, where he currently is Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies. Bret Zvacek is a clinician and performing artist for the Yamaha Corporation of America.

Paul Meyers has performed and/or recorded with an ever growing list of jazz greats such as Geri Allen, Harry Allen, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Ray Drummond, Eliane Elias, Clare Fischer, Sonny Fortune, Eddie Gomez, Annie Ross, Wynton Marsalis, Bill Mays, Rufus Reid, David Sanchez and Steve Wilson. He's also toured for years with two of the greatest jazz singers ever - Jon Hendricks since 1993, and Andy Bey from 1997 to 2008.

International performances include Japan and Hong Kong with the Salute to Duke Ellington Orchestra (along with Bob Brookmeyer, Mel Lewis and Joe Wilder) - Spain with the great percussionist Cafe - Brazil, France, Germany, Switzerland, England, and Italy with Jon Hendricks - Brazil, England, Spain. Portugal, Macedonia, Greece and the Netherlands with Andy Bey - Japan with Karrin Allison, and Argentina with Gary Burton. Mr. Burton also recorded Paul's tune Panama on his "Reunion" CD with Pat Metheny. 

A very active player in New York's vibrant Brazilian jazz scene, Paul was a member of the Terra Brasil, which featured pianist/composer Cidinho Teixeira and vocalist Vera Mara, both veterans of the great Gilberto Gil's band. He later co-led Brasil & Company with Ms. Mara, and they released a highly regarded CD as well. He has performed in New York and Tokyo with the great Tango-jazz pianist and composer Pablo Zeigler (Astor Piazzola's pianist) and is featured along with Stephon Harris on the live CD Tango meets Jazz. He recently returned to Tokyo to play at the Blue Note with vocalist Karrin Allison, performing music from her new Brazilian CD Imagina. Paul is also featured on the soundtrack to the film Bossa Nova (2000) w/Amy Irving, and music by Deodato.

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Rob Morrison and Tomek Regulski
Feb
25
4:00 PM16:00

Rob Morrison and Tomek Regulski

The first concert of the first Cabin Fever Concert Series in the Potsdam Museum. Rob Morrison, SUNY Potsdam graduate, and Tomek Regulsk will perform Indian classical music with their tablas and sitar. Join us for an afternoon of music many have never seen before!

Tomek Regulski, DMA, is a composer, sitarist, and meditation teacher. A senior student of Acharya Roop Verma, he teaches sitar at Ananda Ashram. He has performed on stage with many leading Kirtan artists, and regularly plays for yoga and meditation classes. Tomek’s compositions have been performed throughout the United States, and in Europe and Mexico.

Rob Morrison has been playing percussion in a wide variety of musical settings for nearly twenty years. He’s had the privilege of studying with many great teachers, honing his skills on tabla, cajon, udu and other percussion instruments. On tabla he began lessons with Anand Gadre and went on to study with Devesh Chandra, who he has been learning from for the past eight years. As a performer he enjoys playing diverse styles ranging from Indian Classical to Rock.

North Country Public Radio is media sponsor for this concert.

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