The SUNY Fredonia School of Music announces highlights for Homecoming Weekend, Sept. 28-30.
Lecture: James Maiello on medi-eval music, 4 p.m., Mason 2140, free
Grammy nominee and Fredonia Alumnus Niel DePonte will perform at the Reunion Jazz Ensemble Concert during Homecoming Weekend.
The Brothers of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia are pleased to sponsor a lecture by Vanderbilt University musicologist James V. Maiello. The title of his presentation is "Plainchant, Politics, and Identity in Medieval Pistoia, Italy."
1970's Reunion Jazz Ensemble Con-cert with Grammy Nominee Niel De-Ponte, 8 p.m., Rosch Recital Hall, free
Fredonia Jazz Ensemble presents its annual Alumni Reunion Concert featuring members of the 1970s jazz ensemble and the 2012 Fredonia Jazz Ensemble. The concert features original compositions and arrangements by members of both ensembles. 2003 Grammy Award nominee and Fredonia alumnus, Niel DePonte, will perform with the group. Currently the Principal Percussionist of the Oregon Symphony, a post to which he was appointed in 1977 at the age of 24, DePonte received his training at the Eastman School of Music where he earned a master of music degree and the performer's certificate, and a degree in education from SUNY Fredonia. He has appeared with the Oregon Symphony and other orchestras numerous times as a marimba and percussion soloist, playing a varied repertoire including his own compositions. He appears regularly as solo percussionist for Chamber Music Northwest. Sponsored in part by the Office of Alumni Affairs.
Faculty Recital: Diane Hunger, saxophone, 1 p.m., Diers Recital Hall, free
Diane Hunger will be joined by pianist Liz Ames to present works by Ibert, Swerts, Bach, Albright, and Decruck.
Master Class: Charles McCracken, bassoon, 2 p.m., Mason 1080, free
Charles McCracken, principal bassoon with the American Symphony Orchestra, The New York Pops, Musica Sacra and Opera Orchestra of New York (among others) gives a master class. McCracken will be the special guest for the 7th annual Double Reed Day on Sunday, September 30 (registration online at www.fredonia.edu/music/community/drd.asp).
Faculty Recital: Natasha Farny, cello and friends, 4 p.m., Rosch Recital Hall, free
Guest artist voice and piano duo, Donald George and Lucy Mauro join forces with the Fredonia Chamber Choir to present art songs and choral music of early 20th-Century Boston composer, Margaret Ruthven Lang. This late Romantic composer's great great niece, Natasha Farny, will accompany on the cello.
Wind Ensemble: Paula Holcomb, di-rector, 8 p.m., King Concert Hall, free
7th Annual Double Reed Day: registration required
A day just for double reed players. Now in its seventh year, Double Reed Day is open to middle school and high school oboists and bassoonists. Enjoy master classes with Fredonia faculty, technique workshops, reed-making, chamber music and more. Don't miss guest artist Charles McCracken in master class. Workshop details and registration information online at