ARTS @ Oswego

February – March 2016

Feb
13
Sat
Musician Cooper Boone: “Sideshow” @ Frances Marion Brown Theatre, Fort Ontario Complex, Oswego
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm

Sideshow

Award winning Country Singer/Songwriter, Chef, Actor, Producer, Clinical Psychologist and Entrepreneur Cooper Boone brings music to Oswego that he calls Country BlueGlam (where bluegrass meets glammed-out fashion) from his third album, Sideshow. He and his band are joined onstage by a ringmaster and a cast of characters (played by SUNY Oswego students and faculty).

“Circus: Sideshow” Video

Feb
14
Sun
Focus on Faculty: Trevor Jorgensen, saxophone and clarinet and Robert Auler, piano @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm

Jorgensen-Auler

Trevor Jorgensen and Robert Auler of the music faculty perform the Dahl Saxophone Concerto, the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto, and other masterworks from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Feb
17
Wed
Brazilian Film Series: “Elite Squad 2” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Brazilian Film Series

Feb
22
Mon
Spanish Film: “Amores Perros” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Amores Perros

Spanish Movie Series: Amores Perros
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages
IST Approved
All of the films are in Spanish with English Subtitles

Amores Perros is a 2000 Mexican triptych anthology film containing three distinct stories, which are connected by a car accident in Mexico City.
Each of the three tales is also a reflection on the cruelty of humans towards both animals and other humans, showing how humans may live dark or even hideous lives. But the film’s theme is loyalty, as symbolized by the dog, “man’s best friend”. Dogs are important to the main characters in each of the three stories, and in each story various forms of human loyalty or disloyalty are shown.

Feb
24
Wed
Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: The Afiara Quartet @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
Photo Credit: Daniel Ehrenworth

Photo Credit: Daniel Ehrenworth

Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 PM
Host: Ahreum Kim

The Afiara Quartet is a dynamic ensemble, described as “a revelation” (La Presse) with performances balancing “intensity and commitment” with “frequent moments of tenderness” (Montreal Gazette). After residencies at The Juilliard School and San Francisco State University, the Afiara is Fellowship Quartet at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto– embracing their role as ambassadors for the genre in the 21st century.

Afiara plays Dvorak “Dumka(s)” on YouTube

“Quicksilver and delicate…electric and filled with sentiment…”
–San Jose Mercury News

“Moments of sheer transcendent beauty abounded from both the music and the musicians.”
–Seen and Heard International (Montreal Chamber Music Festival review)

The Afiara Quartet Website

Mar
2
Wed
German Film: “Woman In Gold” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm

Woman in Gold

Woman in Gold, USA, 2015
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
IST Approved

The film is based on the true story of the late Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee living in Cheviot Hills, Los Angeles, who, together with her young lawyer, Randy Schoenberg, fought the government of Austria for almost a decade to reclaim Gustav Klimt’s iconic painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which was stolen from her relatives by the Nazis in Vienna just prior to World War II. Altmann took her legal battle all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States, which ruled on the case Republic of Austria v. Altmann (2004).

Film Trailer

Mar
9
Wed
Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Jazz Bassist Larry Grenadier @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm

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Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 PM
Host: Eric Schmitz

One of contemporary jazz’s most respected and accomplished players, Larry Grenadier provides his trademark upright bass work for the bands of pianist, Brad Mehldau and guitarist, Pat Metheny. In a distinguished recording career, he has performed with many other jazz luminaries. Joined by the Oswego Jazz Project, Grenadier showcases the tone and creative curiosity that keep him in demand.

Larry Grenadier Website
Read more about Larry Grenadier
Larry Grenadier on YouTube

Mar
14
Mon
Spanish Film: “Machuca” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Machucha

Spanish Movie Series: Machuca
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages
IST Approved
This film is in Spanish with English Subtitles

Pedro, who comes from modest means, gets a free ride to an elite Catholic boarding school run by the forward-thinking Father McEnroe. Gonzalo, one of the wealthy boys at the school, quickly takes a shine to Pedro and the two become fast friends. But as the boys spend more time with one another, their relationship is strained by the turbulent social and political upheaval happening in their native Chile.

Movie Trailer

Mar
16
Wed
Spanish Film: “Bread & Roses” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bread & Roses

Spanish Movie Series: Bread & Roses
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages
IST Approved
This film is in Spanish with English Subtitles

In Los Angeles, illegal Mexican immigrant Maya finds work as a janitor through her sister, Rosa. However, since both work for a non-union company, conditions are grim. After putting up with abuse from her bosses, Maya is open to the pro-union rhetoric offered by organizer Sam Shapiro. Rosa, however, is far less interested in clashing with management, given the needs of her family, and a rift begins to form between the sisters.

Movie Trailer

Sam Green & Yo La Tengo: “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm

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Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green presents his multi-media homage to the visionary architect, engineer and philosopher of sustainability, Buckminster Fuller. Accompanied live on stage by legendary indie band, Yo La Tengo, Green weaves video from Fuller’s extraordinary life into an engaging evening of “live cinema”.

IST APPROVED

The documentary project premiered at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and has played at creative venues and festivals from The Kitchen in New York City to the Barbican in London.

“…a movie being born as you see it and hear it – as alive as music.” Writer, historian & activist Rebecca Solnit

Project Webpage

Band Webpage