Massry Center for the Arts Announces 2014-2015 Season

The Massry Center for the Arts announced their schedule for the Premier Performances series for the upcoming 2014-2015 season that kicks off in September.

Premiere Performances is a series of musical presentations that reflects the mission of The College of Saint Rose and calls attention to the importance and the position of the Massry Center for the Arts and the College in the cultural life of the Capital Region.

The schedule showcases a number of gems that include a Grammy Award winner and a number of internationally recognized talent.

John Pizzarelli, the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer, takes to the stage September 27. On March 14, 2-time Grammy Award winning artist, Terrance Simien, brings a taste of Louisiana Creole to Upstate New York. Russian guitarist Anton Baranov has earned numerous accolades in the world of international guitar competitions, including the Koblenz Guitar Competition, Andrés Segovia Competition, Agustín Barrios Competition, Robert Vidal Competition, and Pittaluga Guitar Competition – and he plays to a local audience on April 12. And, come December, Albany can celebrate the holidays with The College of Saint Rose as they present It’s a Jazzy Christmas! A Celebration of Vince Guaraldi’s Holiday Jazz Music, an unforgettable, family friendly evening of Guaraldi’s signature style of jazz made famous in the “Peanuts” holiday specials.

The Massry Center for the Arts, provides a showcase for music and the visual arts at The College of Saint Rose. It is located at 1002 Madison Avenue in Albany. More than an academic facility, the Massry Center is a 46,000 square-foot “cultural focal point” to establish St. Rose’s mission as an engaged urban campus.

Featuring the Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, the Esther Massry Gallery, and the William Randolph Hearst Music Wing, the Massry Center for the Arts serves as the primary venue for concerts and exhibitions by the college’s students and faculty each year, and a performance and exhibition space for talented artists, musicians, vocalists and orchestras from around the world.

To purchase tickets to any of the performances listed below, please visit the school’s website.

Premier Performances 2014-2015


Mehregan – Celebrating Women of the Middle East:  9/12/2014 | 7:30pm | $20 / $10 Student |

Saint Rose Camerata: 9/20/2014 | 7:30pm | FREE

An Evening with John Pizzarelli Quartet: 9/27/2014 | 7:30pm | $30 / $15 Student

Mary Lambert with Howie Day: 10/17/2014 | 7:30pm | $30 / $15 Student

The Weight – Playing the music of The Band with Sean Rowe: 11/14/2014 | 7:30pm | $25 / $15 Student

Saint Rose Camerata: 11/15/2014 | 7:30pm | FREE

It’s a Jazzy Christmas! Massry Center Family Concert: 12/5/2014 | 6:00pm | $20 / $10 Student/ Free for Children 5 and under (ticket required)

An Evening with Tim Reynolds Solo Acoustic: 1/29/2015 | 7:30pm | $25 / $15 Student

Gleb Ivanov— Solo Piano Recital: 1/30/ 2015 | 7:30pm | $20 / $10 Student

Saint Rose Camerata: 2/14/2015 | 7:30pm | FREE

The Bridge Jazz Fest Presented with the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: 2/27 & 2/28/2015 | 5:30 | Massry Center for the Arts and the Troy Music Hall | $40/ $30 student per night or $60 / $40 Student for both nights

NOLA FEST with Terrance Simien: 3/14/2015 | 7:30pm | $20 / $10 Student

Saint Rose Camerata: 4/11/2015 | 7:30pm | FREE

Guitar Foundation of America Concert with Anton Baranov – Presented with the Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York: 4/12/2015 | 7:30pm | $20 / $10 Student

The Funky Meters: 4/16/2015 | 7:30pm | $45 / $20 Student