Motown Performance - Hartwick College

Hartwick Presents “Fall In Love With Motown”

September 24, 2012

The Hartwick College department of music will present a concert titled: "Fall In Love With Motown" at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2012. The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held at the Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center at 24 Market St. in Oneonta, NY.

The Hartwick College Symphony, conducted by Dr. Jason Leo Curley, is pairing up with Las Vegas music director and orchestrator Mariano Longo (Orchestral Events) to bring the local community this world-class production on the Main Stage at Foothills. Together, they will provide a star-studded first half with crowd favorite soul, doo wop, funk, motown, and R&B hits of the 50s-70s. Guest vocalists will include Tamiko Williams, Shawn Speller, and Salina Polanco, who will croon crowd favorites as "Love Train," "Just My Imagination," "Superstition" and more.

Following intermission will be long-standing Las Vegas performer and former lead singer of The Platters, Mr. Sonny Turner. His vocal guests and rhythm band, all backed by the Hartwick College Symphony and Maestro Curley, will headline an action-packed hour full of hits including favorites like "The Great Pretender," "With This Ring," "Only You," and 16 other timeless songs.

View event promo on YouTube.

A schedule of the evening's events will include:

6 p.m. - Atrium Opens: Ticketing, Concessions, Cash Bar
7:30 p.m. - Theatre Opens
8 p.m. - Opening Act: H.C. Symphony w/local stars and Mariano Longo
8:50 p.m. - Intermission: 20 minutes
9:10 p.m. - Headliner: Sonny Turner with rhythm/backup and Hartwick Symphony
10 p.m. - After Party: Poster/Merchandise "meet and greet" with Mr. Turner

Tickets range from $25-75 and are available now at or via phone at 607-431-2080.

For additional information on the performance, contact Curley at 607-431-4802 or

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031