ARTS @ Oswego

October 2016 – March 2017

Oswego State Theatre and Music Departments: The Wizard of Oz @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm

The Wizard of Oz 10.20.16

“There’s No Place Like Home.” –Dorothy Gale


L. Frank Baum’s classic and timeless tale of Dorothy Gale, the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion’s search for what lies over the rainbow in The Wizard of Oz (RSC) re-opens our renovated Waterman Theatre. Featuring the songs we love to hear- Over The Rainbow, Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead), If I Only Had A Brain, If I Only Had A Heart, If I Only Had The Nerve, We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road), The Jitterbug, and The Merry Old Land of Oz.

Director Jonel Langenfeld sets Dorothy’s adventure along the train tracks of Midwest and turns up the beat with a steam punk bent. Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

Living Writers Series: Rick Jacobs @ Marano Campus Center Auditorium, Room 132
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Rick Jacobs

Talk by Rick Jacobs, Film & TV Producer and SUNY Oswego Alum

Rick’s work has taken him to London, Paris and Stockholm. As a theatre director and playwright, he has staged productions in London theatres, including the Cole Porter musical High Society in the West End. Currently Rick works as a film and television producer, with his latest show, Tareq Taylor’s Nordic Cookery airing in 122 countries in North America, Europe, Africa and Australasia.

Music Department: Men’s and Women’s College Choirs, State Singers & Youth Choir Fall Concert @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm

We present various styles of music from classical to pop in different languages. At the end of the concert, more than a hundred students are singing along to an African piece “Baba Yetu” which was nominated for the 53rd Grammy Award. Please join us in singing!

Living Writers Series: Marcus Gardley @ Marano Campus Center Auditorium, Room 132
Nov 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Marcus Gardley Hi-Res

Talk by Marcus Gardley, Playwright
Marcus Gardley is a multiple award-winning playwright. His new play X, about the assassination of Malcolm X, will tour nationally as part of the Acting Company’s 2017 season. His works include The House That Will Not Stand (2015 Glickman award), The Gospel of Loving Kindness (2014 BTAA best play/playwright), Every Tongue Confess, And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi, and On The Levee. Gardley has an MFA from Yale School of Drama.

The Acting Company Website

Oswego Opera: The Marriage of Figaro @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm


Mozart’s comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro, will take place in the newly renovated Waterman Theatre at SUNY Oswego. Oswego Opera’s production will be semi-staged, and it will feature a new, modern translation of the dialogues. The vocal sections will be sung in Italian, with supertitles projecting the English translation.

Music Department: Holiday Concert @ St. Mary of the Assumption Church
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm

St. Mary's

The concert features all Christmas songs from around the world, sung by all the choirs on campus and local high-school choirs. More than two hundred singers are making joyful noise!

Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Countertenor Reginald Mobley @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm


Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Countertenor Reginald Mobley
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 • 7:30PM
Host: Mihoko Tsutsumi
Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Pre-concert Talk 7:00PM

Countertenor Reginald Mobley delights audiences with his “crystalline diction and pure, evenly produced tone” (Miami Herald), and “elaborate and inventive ornamentation” (South Florida Classical Review). His natural and preferred habitat as a countertenor soloist is within the Baroque works of Bach, Charpentier, Handel, and Purcell but is equally comfortable in repertoire of later periods, musical theatre, jazz standards, and torch songs.

Reginald Mobley sings Handel’s Crede l’uomo (Disinganno) – II Trionfo del Tempo – EMV
Reginald Mobley Website

Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: David Fulmer, Violin & David LeDoux, Cello @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm


David Fulmer, Violin & David LeDoux, Cello
Host: Robert Auler • 7:30PM
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Pre-concert Talk 7:00PM

Garnering numerous international accolades as a violinist, conductor, and composer, and hailed as “…a dizzyingly skillful violinist…Fulmer’s prodigious playing commanded attention throughout.” (New York Times) with “…absolute solidity and soaring imagination…” (Boston Globe) will collaborate with virtuoso cellist LeDoux, member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and former principal of Syracuse Symphony, to perform exciting Piano Trios by Schubert and Arensky.

David Fulmer Website
Cellist David LeDoux