Saturday, October 15, 2016
7:30 P.M.

Symphony Soloists

Sonya Williams, violin

Robert Auler, piano

Auler, professor of piano at SUNY Oswego's school of music, performs around the world and with Symphoria, Syracuse's symphony orchestra. He invited Sonya Williams to join him in presenting The Lark Ascending by Vaughn Williams, considered one of the most popular Classical pieces of all time.

"I have gotten to know Sonya Williams through performing with Syracuse Symphoria, and it's a real treat to be able to bring her in for a LaVeck Concert," Auler said. "She is a terrific musician and person, and I think this concert is going to be incredible."

Auler also will perform Beethoven's Sonata in C, known as the Waldstein Sonata because it was dedicated to his benefactor, count Ferdinand von Waldstein. "A three-movement sonata with fast outside movements and a slow, lyrical middle movement, Waldstein represents the pinnacle of Beethoven's craft," Auler said.

Sonya Stith Williams has been playing violin since age 5. She earned her Bachelor's and Master's in music performance from the Rochester's famed Eastman School of Music. She was a member of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra for 10 years and has also performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Binghamton Philharmonic, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and the Rochester Chamber Orchestra.

While at the Eastman School, she participated in two string quartet rural residencies in Kentucky. "The experience of connecting with a small community was a memorable one and something that has proven to always be relevant, no matter the size of the town," she said.

In Syracuse, she also performs chamber music with many of her Symphoria colleagues, as well as with the Skaneateles Festival, the Society for New Music, Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, and in the Civic Morning Musicals series. She also is a member of the Clinton String Quartet and currently serves on Symphoria's Board of Trustees.

Auler founded LaVeck Concerts in 2008 in memory of Pulaski musician and educator Rhea LaVeck. He has a doctorate in music from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and is a full professor of music at SUNY Oswego. He is the 2016 winner of SUNY Oswego's President's Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity.



Upcoming Performances


                            Saturday, November 19, 2016
                            7:30 P.M.

                            Piano Trio Spectacular

                            Jay Campbell, Cello
                            David Fulmer, Violin
                            Robert Auler, Piano

Contact information

All concerts are held at
Pulaski Congregational Church
27 Lake Street
Pulaski, NY

(315) 298-6486


A donation of $10 adults, $5 students is suggested for the Sept. 24 concert and reception, but no admission is required, and music students are encouraged to attend for free. All are welcome to this opportunity to hear world-class Classical music performed in Northern Oswego County.

Come as you are.
Come if you're wearing jeans.
Come if you have small children.
Come if you've never attended a concert.

LaVeck Concerts provides world-class classical music in Pulaski, NY, to a diverse audience of seasoned concertgoers and first-time attendees. We welcome you with friendly volunteers, performer commentary, and post-concert receptions with the artists. Donations are only suggested and all are welcome regardless of donation.