Music at the Mansion – Sal Salvaggio & Matt Downey
June 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Featuring an open mic, followed by Sal Salvaggio & Matt Downey – members of The Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York.
Salvatore Salvaggio – is a founder of the Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York. He has performed recitals for concert associations as a soloist, accompanist and continuo player for the past 40 years. He has played with early music consorts, chamber ensembles, big bands, dixieland bands and as an orchestral and pit musician. Notable performances have included recitals at the 1999 and 2001 Boston Early Music Festivals, the Long Island, Philadelphia, Upstate New York and New Jersey Guitar and Mandolin Societies, Dreamcatcher Guitars, Georgia, Cafe Lena, Saratoga, NY and the Stamford Performing Arts Center. He has also served as guitarist for Glimmerglass Opera and backline for Proctor’s Theater. In April of 2002 Mr.Salvaggio recorded an hour long program of Renaissance lute music for NPR station WSKG. In addition, he has taught at the college and secondary school level and was the Director of Music/Fine Arts at the Cooperstown Central School District from 1989 till his retirement in 2017 . He also coordinated the Hartwick Summer Music Festival Guitar program for many years. At present he is professor of Classical Guitar at SUNY Oneonta, a position he has held since 2012.
Matthew Downey – has been a member of the CGSUNY for the past 8 years and currently serves as the Treasurer for the society. Matt has an undergraduate degree in music education and masters in classical guitar performance from SUNY Fredonia. While at Fredonia, Matt was a member of the prestigious Fredonia Guitar Quartet and arranged music for the group. He also worked with the Fredonia Guitar Ensemble and helped in the preperation of the 2014 Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and Fredonia Guitar Ensemble performance of “Shiki” by Shingo Fuji. He has played in master classes for Roland Dyens, Macro Feri, Ana Vidovic, Martha Masters, The LAGQ, Paul Odette, and Duo Scarlatti. Matt now works in the Bainbridge Guilford School District as the General Music teacher for grades pre-k through 6th. Matt teaches guitar privately, works a pit musician, gigs locally, arranges guitar ensemble and solo music, and does piano tuning for local school districts.
CANO’s monthly “Music at the Mansion” series presents a variety of musical talent, beginning with open mic & followed by a featured performance. Free & open to the public. Pass-the-Hat donations gratefully accepted. CANO’s performance space in the historic Wilber Mansion, with Kawai baby grand piano, is ideal for musicians and vocalists of all ages and experience levels, performing solo, with accompaniment or in small ensemble. Pre-registration is not required for the open mic. Walk-ins welcomed!
Doors open at 6pm…Please arrive by 6:15. Open mic begins promptly at 6:30 – 7:00pm, followed by a brief intermission & refreshments. Featured performance is approximately 45-60 min. Music at the Mansion takes place the 2nd Thursday each month for 2019: May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14. Contact coordinator Doug Hallberg via FB, or 435-8718 for more information and to be included in the schedule.