ARTS @ Oswego

September – October 2015

Living Writers Series: Jennifer Jackson @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Sep 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Jennifer Jackson

Oswego alum Jennifer Jackson’s debut picture book, The Punkydoos Take the Stage, illustrated by Dan Andreasen, was recently released by Disney Hyperion. Her love of storytelling began in theater, where she wrote and directed original physical theater pieces.

Jennifer Jackson Website

Matt Haimovitz: A Moveable Feast of Bach Cello Suites @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm
Photo Credit: Stephanie Mackinnon

Photo Credit: Stephanie Mackinnon

Renowned Israeli-born soloist Matt Haimovitz performs all six Bach cello suites, while visiting four Central New York locations. The “moveable feast” begins with a Tuesday live-at-noon broadcast from the studios of WCNY FM (91.3), followed by a 3pm appearance at The River’s End Bookstore. The musical tour resumes 5pm Wednesday at Tyler Gallery in Penfield Library, with the remaining suites offered as memorable evening fare in Sheldon Hall Ballroom. Join us for a delightful tasting or the entire feast!

“Ardent lyricism” —New York Times

Haimovitz Plays a Bach Suite in “A Moveable Feast” Location

Matt Haimovitz Website

Focus on Faculty: Composer Paul Leary @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm

Paul Leary

Paul Leary performs electronic music – including his work for blacksmith’s anvil and live processing and, with Robert Auler, the premiere of his latest video project for his award winning piano and electronics piece, Perfume.

Living Writers Series: Michael Raicht @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

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Mike Raicht is a writer whose creator-owned work includes his graphic novel The Stuff of Legend which was picked up by Villard, an imprint of Random House and launched #2 on the New York Times Paperpack Graphic Novel list. Disney recently acquired the feature film rights to the novel. Mike is also a former Marvel Comics editor (X-Men line). He has written stories for multiple publishers including Marvel Entertainment (Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, MAX Zombie), DC Comics (Batman, Superman), IDW (GI Joe, Godzilla), Dynamite (Dark Shadows, Army of Darkness, Raise the Dead II) and BOOM! Studios (Finding Nemo).

Michael Raicht Website

Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm


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The Brooklyn-based WSO has taken New York City by storm! Not your mother’s salsa band, they thrive on pulsating dura arrangements of contemporary indie rock tunes— an adventurous crossover that’s breathing life into the popular genre for a new generation. If you can’t sit still through music with an infectious Latin beat, bring your dancing shoes!

“An unstoppable weapon for the dance floor!” — Vibrations Magazine, Paris

WSO at the Kennedy Center: New Years Eve 2014

Newly Released Music Video: “Lonely Boy”

View on YouTube: “Salsa Dancing for Beginners”

Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra Website

Author Event: Margarita Vargas Lecture and Book Signing @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Sep 30 @ 12:40 pm – 1:35 pm


Margarita Vargas, Associate Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, SUNY Buffalo, will address the question of justice and social responsibility through the analysis of Barbara Colio’s Antigone-type character in the play Usted esta aqui (“You Are Here” 2009).

The play’s central character is based on Miranda de Wallace who sought justice for her son who was kidnapped and killed in Mexico City in 2005.


Living Writers Series: Karen Joy Fowler @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm
Karen Joy Fowler Photo Credit: Brett Hall Jones

Photo Credit: Brett Hall Jones

Karen Joy Fowler, a PEN/Faulkner and California Book Award winner, is the author of six novels (two of them New York Times best sellers) and three short story collections. Her most recent novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014.

Karen Joy Fowler Website

Focus on Faculty: Oswego Jazz Project @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 4 @ 3:00 pm

Eric Schmitz-Trevor Jorgensen-Rob Auler

Eric Schmitz, drums; Trevor Jorgensen, saxophone; and Rob Auler, piano, tackle jazz standards and originals. “Educators and musicians with a drive to help jazz thrive!”

Living Writers Series: Adam Falkner @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Adam Falkner

Artist, educator and scholar Adam Falkner is the Founder and Executive Director of the Dialogue Arts Project. His work has been featured in Painted Bride Quarterly, on HBO, in the New York Times, Time Out New York, and elsewhere. He teaches in the Sociology and Education programs at Vassar College and Columbia University.

Adam Falkner Website

Focus on Faculty: Todd Graber & Friends: Solo and Chamber Vocal Music @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm

Todd Graber

Todd Graber

Carol Cherry Chapman

Carol Cherry Chapman

Carol Chapman, soprano and Lisa Casey, horn (Missouri State University) and Russell Miller, piano (Eastman School of Music) join Todd Graber, tenor (SUNY Oswego) in a recital of art songs by Schubert, Debussy, Rorem, Poulenc and Strauss.