ARTS @ Oswego

September – November 2014

Sep
23
Tue
Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm

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Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet
The arrival of Cuban percussionist Dafnis Prieto in the U.S. was greeted as a major event in the jazz and Latin music worlds. With multiple Latin Grammy nominations and a MacArthur “genius” fellowship to his credit, he brings his exciting quartet to Oswego.

Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet

Dafnis Prieto Website

Sep
24
Wed
Ke-nekt’ Series: Violinist Jeremy Mastrangelo @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm

Jeremy Mastrangelo

Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Violinist Jeremy Mastrangelo
Host: Juan La Manna | Pre-concert Talk: 7:00 PM

Jeremy Mastrangelo served as Associate Concertmaster of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra from 2001
until the orchestra’s dissolution in April 2011. In December of 2010, he was appointed to be the orchestra’s next concertmaster. During his tenure with the SSO he was a featured soloist on multiple occasions, including performances of Bach’s Concerto for two violins with Jaime Laredo, Brahms’ “Double“ Concerto, the Sibelius violin concerto, and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

He has been a guest concertmaster with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, the Omaha Symphony, the Oregon Symphony, and the National Ballet of Canada. Since the 2011-2012 season, Jeremy has performed regularly with the National Arts Centre Orchestra as guest principal second violin, under Pinchas Zukerman. He was guest associate concertmaster for the orchestra’s tour to China, and has been guest concertmaster as well.

Jeremy Mastrangelo plays Piazzolla Tango Etude No. 3

Oct
6
Mon
Concert: Guitarists Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge Concert Free & Open to the Public

The Guitar duo of Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge is a collaborative effort founded in the roots of
acoustic music, exploring the worlds of improvisation and composition.

With Lage’s background in modern jazz and new music, and Eldridge’s deep relationship with bluegrass as well as his being a member of the widely acclaimed band, Punch Brothers, this duo lives at the nexus of improvisation, spontaneous composition, and virtuosic refinement, all performed on their respective 1939 Martin guitars.

Lage & Eldridge at Loveless Cafe

Lage & Eldridge “Boca Grande”

Oct
15
Wed
Senegal St. Joseph Choir @ St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 103 West 7th Street
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm

St. Joseph Choir Large
Direct from Dakar, this chorus of sixteen singers and four traditional drummers performs repertoire ranging from familiar spirituals and traditional African songs to the magnificent masses composed by their noted founder, Julian Jouga.

They will be joined by SUNY Oswego’s State Singers who will sing “Vamuvamba” (They Crucified Him) by Boniface Mganga and “Tshotshoroza” arr. by Jeffery Ames.

Senegal St. Joseph Choir, Tapha Chorale

More about Senegal St. Joseph Choir

Boniface Mganga’s “Vamuvamba” (They Crucified Him)

“Tshotshoroza” arr. by Jeffery Ames

Oct
19
Sun
Focus on Faculty: Oswego Jazz Project @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm

Oswego Jazz Project

Bassist Danny Ziemann joins OJP regulars Trevor Jorgensen (saxophone), Eric Schmitz (drums) and Rob Auler (keyboards) for a lively program of jazz standards and original compositions.

Oct
20
Mon
Living Writers Series: Penny Guisinger, “Living a Writerly Life” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Penny Guisinger

Penny Guisinger lives and writes on the easternmost tip of the United States. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in many literary journals and her reviews appear regularly in The Quoddy Tides and The Review Review. Her essay “Coming Out” was named as a finalist in the 2013 Fourth Genre essay contest, and the essay “Provincetown” was awarded an editor’s choice award from Solstice. She is the founding organizer of Iota: The Conference of Short Prose. A graduate of the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine, Penny shares her home with her wife and the two most beautiful, talented children in the world. Guisinger will talk about “Living a Writerly Life.”

Author’s Website

Oct
29
Wed
Ke-nekt’ Series: Sybarite5 @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm

2011 - Brian David Braun Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Sybarite5 Host: Robert Auler | Pre-concert Talk: 7:00 PM “Their rock star status… is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all out passionate attack transfixes the audience…” The Sarasota Herald Tribune Sybarite5, the first string quintet ever selected as winners of Concert Artists Guild International Competition in its 60 year history, is comprised of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass. The group has taken audiences by storm all across the US, forever changing the perception of chamber music performance. From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules. Sybarite5 on YouTube playing Led Zeppelin’s “Heartbreaker” Sybarite5 Website

Nov
3
Mon
Living Writers Series: Andy Breckman, “Writing For the Screen” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

andybreckman

From sketches for Saturday Night Live to creator of Monk, Andy Breckman has written for the small screen and the big screen. Favorite film credits include: Moving, Arthur 2, True Identity, I.Q., Sgt. Bilko, Tourist Trap and Rat Race. Breckman will talk about writing for the screen.

Nov
9
Sun
Focus on Faculty: Robert Auler, Piano @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Nov 9 @ 3:00 pm

Robert Auler

An afternoon of solo piano music with commentary. The solo piano version of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and three piano transcriptions are highlights.

Nov
10
Mon
Living Writers Series: William Trowbridge, “Humor in Poetry” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

William Trowbridge

William Trowbridge’s latest poetry collection, Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems, was published by Red Hen Press in 2014. His other collections are Ship of Fool, The Complete Book of Kong, Flickers, O Paradise, and Enter Dark Stranger. Trowbridge lives in the Kansas City area and was Poet Laureate of Missouri from 2012 to 2014. He’ll speak on humor in poetry.

Author’s Website