ARTS @ Oswego

September – November 2015

Sep
9
Wed
Theatre Talk: Alum Julianna Hannett @ Room 107, Lanigan Hall
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Juliana Hannett

SUNY Oswego Alum Juliana Hannett received her BA in Theatre (with a minor in Business Administration) from SUNY Oswego in 1995 and her MA in Theatre from Hunter College in 2014. She has been press agent for many Broadway productions including Take Me Out, The History Boys, Beauty and the Beast, and Into the Woods. In 2008, she headed up the Broadway and National Tour campaigns for Billy Elliot and Memphis along with the 2010 and 2012 productions of the hit musical Elf. In December 2014, she was Senior Press Agent for the the hit Broadway revival of David Hare’s Skylight and Larry David’s Broadway debut as playwright and star of Fish In the Dark. Her upcoming projects include A View From the Bridge, Shuffle Along, and Groundhog Day.

The SUNY Oswego Alumni Association will host a reception following the event.

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”

View on YouTube: “Salsa Dancing for Beginners”

Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra Website

Oct
4
Sun
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!”

Oct
7
Wed
Theatre Talk: Alum Dan Walker @ Room 107, Lanigan Hall
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Dan Walker

SUNY Oswego Alum Dan Walker’s design credits include Gypsy, Barack on Broadway 2012, Leading Matters, Elton John & Friends, Spring Concerts for the Department of Theatre & Dance at Bucknell University, a Benefit performance of Master Class for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, The Irish…and how they got that way, by Frank McCourt, in New York, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco.

As Associate Lighting Designer Dan has worked on many Broadway plays and musicals including Macbeth, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Evita, Billy Elliot, and Brief Encounter.

The SUNY Oswego Alumni Association will host a reception following the event.

Oct
18
Sun
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.

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
4
Wed
Dorrance Dance Performance: “SOUNDspace” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm
Photo Credit: Lois Greenfield Photography

Photo Credit: Lois Greenfield Photography

Michelle Dorrance is one of the brightest stars in contemporary tap dance. A featured choreographer at Jacob’s Pillow for the past two summers, she will re-stage one of her most original and exciting works— SOUNDspace— in SUNY Oswego’s Hewitt Union Ballroom. She’s paid her dues with popular touring shows like STOMP, and now leads her own gifted company. An exciting treat for the eyes and ears!

“Inventive, imaginative take on tap!” —Boston Globe

“Michelle Dorrance is not only a dynamo in tap shoes but a compelling, imaginative choreographer as well. She and her company… performed… works that stretch the boundaries of tap.”
-Karen Campbell, The Boston Globe

“Ms. Dorrance makes full use of tone, timbre, volume, tempo and, of course, rhythm, constructing patterns that lock together thrillingly…The main emotion that “SOUNDspace” produced was excitement: excitement about sounds, and about the development of this talented choreographer, the most promising one in tap right now.”
-Brian Seibert, The New York Times

Dorrance Dance “SOUNDSPACE” Excerpts
Dorrance Dance Website

Michelle Dorrance Website

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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