ARTS @ Oswego

October 2016 – March 2017

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.

Oct
22
Sat
Music Department’s Ensembles in Concert! @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm

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The SUNY Oswego Ensembles in Concert!
Orchestra, Choirs, Jazz groups and Wind Ensemble will perform selections at noon in the Hewitt Union Ballroom.

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”

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

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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!

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

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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.

Dec
6
Tue
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!

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