ARTS @ Oswego

November 2014 – April 2015

Indie Series Concert: Featuring Hunters, Concord America & Ice Balloons @ Village Commons
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm


Hunters, a Garage/shoegaze/fuzzpunk trio from Brooklyn, NY, met accidentally in a Chinatown arcade. With influences like Hawkwind, Sonic Youth, and L7, this trio creates beautiful fuzzed-out punk vibe for its listeners. After playing in various venues in Brooklyn, Hunters signed with Mom + Pop Records in 2013 and completed their self-titled debut album. 

Hunters Video “Narcissist” on Youtube


Based in Atlanta, GA, Concord America formed after meeting at a pizza joint. Blending garage and punk into a seamless experience that claims influences like Black Lips, Pixies, and Cage The Elephant. Their Latest EP, Suns Out Guns Out, was released on May 27th, 2014 via Post-Echo and retains this classic Pixie like Rock n’ Roll.

Concord America Website

Ice Ballons

Ice Balloons, a psychedelic garage band consisting of a hodgepodge of musicians, and a half–human, half–fly from Brooklyn, NY come together to form a new vein of synth-noise. Differing from any of the members’ previous musical projects, this fuzzed–out act is particularly noted for enhancing maximum spectacle for its viewers.

Ice Balloons on Youtube

Focus on Faculty: Todd Graber, Tenor; Mihoko Tsutsumi, Soprano; Juan F. La Manna, Piano @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Nov 23 @ 3:00 pm


The Focus on Faculty Series presents a concert of selected songs by Schubert and two song cycles by Schumann: the touching, intimate A Woman’s Love and Life and the dreamy The Poet’s Love.

The performance features tenor Todd Graber and soprano Mihoko Tsutsumi, accompanied by Juan La Manna on piano.
Parking is available in lots E-24, E-15 and C-15. See Parking for details.

Concert: College Community Orchestra @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm

College Community Orchestra
On December 5th, the College Community Orchestra will offer a concert featuring music for movies and the stage as well as Haydn’s Symphony No. 104.

The concert, which will take place in Sheldon Hall’s Ballroom, is free, but a donation to the Music Department’s Scholarship Fund will be gladly accepted.

Vocal Ensemble: Voice – “If Music Be The Food of Love” @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm

London Fields 2 - photo cr Yoshitaka Kono

Vocal Ensemble:Voice
If Music Be the Food of Love

For their second American tour, the wonderful British ensemble, Voice, brings a program of songs exploring the beauty, heartache, and humor of love. The trio focuses the program, called If Music be the Food of Love, on the extraordinary role of women in music – as composer, performer and muse.

Extend the Valentine’s season with a perfect evening; hear it with someone you love!

Listen to Voice sing “Go Lassie, Go”

More about Voice

Focus on Faculty: Ahreum Kim, Violin; Robert Auler, Piano @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm


SUNY Oswego’s new Assistant Professor of violin and musicology performs the fiery and passionate Grieg Violin Sonata No. 3, in C minor, Op. 45 and other works for violin and piano.

Trombonists Maniacal 4 @ Marano Campus Center/Various Lounges/Outside Quad TBD
Mar 25 all-day

Maniacal 4

Free and open to the public
Check here for updates on times and locations for Maniacal 4

The Maniacal 4 is an internationally acclaimed group of ‘four great musicians telling one unified, inspiring musical story after another’. Hailed as ‘a force to be reckoned with,’ they have played concerts on three continents, entertaining audiences with a wide range of styles and time periods. Well versed in classical, jazz, Latin and rock music, M4 is also at home playing with a rhythm section or other media. M4 performs its concerts almost exclusively from memory, projecting a ‘clear, unified, uplifting and committed musical vision on par with great CHAMBER ensembles.’ With all four members early in their musical careers, ‘M4 has the goods to become one of the finest trombone quartets performing today.’

Maniacal 4 Website

Maniacal 4 “One Year At a Glance”

Ke-nekt’ Series: Trumpeter Dave Douglas @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm

Dave Douglas

Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Trumpeter Dave Douglas
Host: Eric Schmitz | Pre-concert Talk: 7:00 PM

Dave Douglas arguably is the most original trumpeter/composer of his generation. Douglas’ stylistic
range is broad yet unaffected; his music is not a pastiche, but rather reflects a personal aesthetic of a wide variety of interests. He explicitly cites such diverse influences as Igor Stravinsky, Stevie Wonder, and John Coltrane.

As a composer, Douglas adapts and synthesizes unusual forms and creates his own out of
disparate elements. As a trumpeter, he possesses a comprehensive jazz technique; certainly one hears the ghost of Lester Bowie in Douglas’ expressive manipulations of timbre and pitch, but more pronounced is the integration of distinctive compositional and improvisational conceptions that ultimately defines his work.

Dave Douglas on YouTube

Dave Douglas Website

Focus on Faculty: Trevor Jorgensen, Clarinet; Robert Auler, Piano @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm


Jorgensen and Auler recently performed together at Argentina’s famed Teatro Colon. They reprise their collaboration for this program of 19th and 20th century masterworks.