ARTS @ Oswego

February – April 2015

Talk: Douglas Blackmon on “Slavery By Another Name” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Book Slavery by Another Name

As part of SUNY Oswego’s observance of Black History Month, Douglas Blackmon, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, talks about his searing examination of how institutionalized oppression of African Americans persisted far into the 20th century.

Douglas Blackmon Website

Free, including parking in the employee and commuter lots behind Hart and Funnelle residence halls. 312-3214. See Parking.

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!

Patterns of Love Video

Listen to Voice sing “Go Lassie, Go”

More about Voice

Rice Creek Story Hour: “Stranger in the Woods” @ Rice Creek Field Station
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stranger in the Woods

Participants learn about nature through the book Stranger in the Woods by Carl Sams and Jean Stoick. Wildlife photographers capture the curious moments of wildlife in the woods as they came upon a snowman.

This program is part of SUNY’s partnership with the Read Aloud 15 Minutes national initiative and is designed for elementary-aged children, though all are welcome.

An adult must accompany children. Program size is limited, unable to accommodate groups. Free. 312-6677

About Rice Creek Field Station

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.

Talk: Vincent Intondi on “African Americans Against the Bomb” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Vincent Intondi

African Americans Against the Bomb

SUNY Oswego alumni, Vincent Intondi discusses his book African Americans Against the Bomb. His book contends that many in the black community viewed nuclear weapons through the lens of race, openly questioning the decision to drop the bomb in Japan and the threats to use nuclear weapons in Korea in the 1950s and in Vietnam a decade later.

There will be a book signing at the end of the talk.

Parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 — See Parking – 312-2170.

Recital: Pianist Juan La Manna With Members of the Oswego College Community Orchestra @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm

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A Piano Recital featuring Juan Francisco La Manna with members of the Oswego College Community Orchestra
This recital of diverse music includes Brahms’ soulful Intermezzi Op. 117, Debussy’s delicate and atmospheric Images, Book 2, and Ginastera’s boisterous Three Argentinean Dances. Rounding out the program will be Mozart’s beautiful Concerto in A major, K. 488.

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.