ARTS @ Oswego

August 2015 – April 2016

Aug
5
Wed
Arts on the Waterfront Series: “Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire” @ H. Lee White Maritime Museum
Aug 5 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 10:30 pm

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H. Lee White Maritime Museum presents the Caravan Stage Company performance of Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire, as part of the Arts on the Waterfront Series.
This live 90-minute performance takes place on a 90-foot tall ship, the Caravan Stage Tall Ship Theatre
and is the contemporary tale set in a futuristic and dystopic world of pirate hacker activists taking on the largest global bank on the planet – the Mammon Corporation, residing in a “house-of-horrors”-esque superstructure.
Lawn seating only; audience members should bring chairs and blankets.
(The show is rated PG-13; parental guidance is suggested)

“Experimental Opera-Cirque meets Occupy Wall Street” – NY Times

For more information and ticket orders, call 315-342-0480 or visit the H. Lee White Museum Website

Caravan Stage Company Website

Sep
16
Wed
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

Sep
20
Sun
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.

Sep
26
Sat
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”

Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra Website

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

Oswego Jazz Project

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!”

Oct
28
Wed
Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Pianist Helen Yorke @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm

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Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 PM
Host: Mihoko Tsutsumi

Helen Yorke’s international reputation as a vocal coach and consultant developed from her role as a pianist in close collaboration with top-level singers. Her most enduring partnership was with Renee Fleming, performing as her exclusive recital pianist for over a decade of concerts. Join the London-based artist for an engaging program of solo piano literature.

Helen Yorke Website

Nov
11
Wed
The Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: The Bacchus Saxophone Quartet featuring Dr. Robert Young @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm

Saxophone Quartet

Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 PM
Host: Trevor Jorgensen

Dr. Robert Young of the SUNY-Potsdam Crane School of Music has garnered awards and recognition at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition (NYC), the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition. He performs with fellow saxophonists Trevor Jorgensen, Dan Blumenthal, and Marilee Blumenthal in a delightful evening of quartet music for the instrument.

World Premiere Performance of Gregory Wanamaker’s “…unsettled, unphased…” with Dr. Robert Young

Robert Young Website

Feb
24
Wed
Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: The Afiara Quartet @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
Photo Credit: Daniel Ehrenworth

Photo Credit: Daniel Ehrenworth

Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 PM
Host: Ahreum Kim

The Afiara Quartet is a dynamic ensemble, described as “a revelation” (La Presse) with performances balancing “intensity and commitment” with “frequent moments of tenderness” (Montreal Gazette). After residencies at The Juilliard School and San Francisco State University, the Afiara is Fellowship Quartet at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto– embracing their role as ambassadors for the genre in the 21st century.

Afiara plays Dvorak “Dumka(s)” on YouTube

“Quicksilver and delicate…electric and filled with sentiment…”
–San Jose Mercury News

“Moments of sheer transcendent beauty abounded from both the music and the musicians.”
–Seen and Heard International (Montreal Chamber Music Festival review)

The Afiara Quartet Website

Mar
9
Wed
Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Jazz Bassist Larry Grenadier @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm

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Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 PM
Host: Eric Schmitz

One of contemporary jazz’s most respected and accomplished players, Larry Grenadier provides his trademark upright bass work for the bands of pianist, Brad Mehldau and guitarist, Pat Metheny. In a distinguished recording career, he has performed with many other jazz luminaries. Joined by the Oswego Jazz Project, Grenadier showcases the tone and creative curiosity that keep him in demand.

Larry Grenadier Website
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Larry Grenadier on YouTube

Apr
6
Wed
Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Duo Parnas @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm
Photo Credit: Michael Polito

Photo Credit: Michael Polito

Pre-Concert Talk:7:00 PM
Host: Robert Auler

First Prize winners at the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition at Carnegie Hall, Duo Parnas soon earned raves in The New York Times, which cited their “electrifying reading,” “lush tone,” and “pinpoint precision.” Presenting exciting and technically flawless performances, the duo is a collaboration of musical sisters– violinist Madalyn Parnas and cellist, Cicely Parnas.

“The duo parnas…gave the piece an electrifying reading, couching it in a lush tone and executing its complex interplay with pinpoint precision.”
–Allan Kozinn, The New York Times

duo parnas Website
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