ARTS @ Oswego

September 2016 – March 2017

Sep
9
Fri
Performing Arts Series: Central Winds @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm

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We begin our season with this talented 50-piece ensemble, composed of music educators from across Central New York. The special concert features SUNY Oswego faculty members Rob Auler and Trevor Jorgensen as piano and saxophone soloists for Stravinsky and Dahl concertos, plus a new work by their faculty colleague, Paul Leary.

“A continuing success story!”
—Syracuse Post Standard

Central Winds Website

Sep
20
Tue
Performing Arts Series: Black Violin @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm
Photo Credit: Colin Brennan

Photo Credit: Colin Brennan

Master violinists Kevin Sylvester and Wil Baptiste celebrate the synergy between hip hop and classical music. Featured on NPR and the PBS News Hour, they’ve partnered with top-tier performers from Alicia Keys to Aerosmith. This appearance with turntable ace DJ TK follows a European tour and their newest release, Stereotypes.

“Brilliant music with a poignant message for the world”
—Essence

Black Violin Music Video “Magic”

Oct
19
Wed
Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Suite For Fred @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm

Suite For Fred

Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Suite For Fred
Host: Eric Schmitz
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 • 7:30PM
Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Pre-concert Talk 7:00PM

This special concert features renowned Rochester-based jazz professionals and Eastman School of Music professors Chris Azzara, piano; Clay Jenkins, trumpet; Mark Kellogg, trombone; Doug Stone, saxophone, from the Eastman Community Music School; and Danny Ziemann, bass instructor at SUNY Oswego. The group will present all new compositions by Eric Schmitz, including a suite dedicated to the memory of jazz composer/educator Fred Sturm.

Oct
20
Thu
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

THE WIZARD OF OZ


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.

Nov
2
Wed
Performing Arts Series: Waterman Theatre Re-Opening Celebration: Ailey II @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm
Courtney Ross & Lloyd A. Boyd III (Photo Credit: Eduardo Patino, NYC)

Courtney Ross & Lloyd A. Boyd III (Photo Credit: Eduardo Patino, NYC)

Waterman Theatre Re-Opening Celebration
Performing Arts Series: Ailey II
One of America’s most beloved dance companies returns to the ARTSwego stage. Sylvia Waters, founding artistic director, received an honorary doctorate from SUNY Oswego in 1996. Her successor Troy Powell carries forward and refreshes the Alvin Ailey vision of artistic excellence and outreach. New works and classic repertoire.

“Amazing young dancers giving their all to choreography…”
— New York Times

Ailey II Website

Ailey II Video “Revelations”

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

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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

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

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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

Mar
27
Mon
Performing Arts Series: The Acting Company: Two Important Plays – Two Nights of Outstanding Theatre @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 28 @ 8:45 pm

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Monday, March 27, 2017 • 7:30PM
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Directed by Devin Brain
America’s premiere touring classical theatre company presents their diverse-cast production of this Shakespeare classic. With a presidential election year and the “Ides of March” just behind us, take time to reflect on ambition, loyalty, love of country, backroom politics, and the historical patterns we can’t stop repeating.

“Delivered…crisply and compellingly”
—New York Times

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 • 7:30PM
X: A New Play by Marcus Gardley
Directed by Ian Belknap
The assassination of Malcolm X—both the story we think we know and details seldom shared—brought vividly and lyrically to life. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar provides the framework for an award-winning playwright to deepen our understanding of this complex, compelling figure in the tumultuous era of the 1960s.

“One of the most promising contemporary playwrights”
—Broadway World

The Acting Company Website