October – November 2014
Join ARTSwego at The CNY Great Pumpkin Festival
as we welcome Open Hand Theater to the event
Founded in 1980, multi-award winning Open Hand Theater has created its own unique style of grand scale puppetry and will add to the fun and entertainment for adults and children alike, at this fun family weekend.
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.
Third Rail Projects Performances:
Friday, October 10 • 6:30 PM
Friday, October 10 • 8 PM
Saturday, October 11 • 6:30 PM
Saturday, October 11 • 8 PM
Third Rail Projects won high praise from New York critics for last season’s Then She Fell, based on the writings of Lewis Carroll. The Bessie Awardwinning ensemble creates their next dance theater work, entitled Anthem, at Oswego’s Fort Ontario, using its intricate architecture as their inspiration and stage!
Third Rail abandons the conventional distance between performer and observer, inviting every participant to deeper immersion in the creative process. Fresh vantage points and surprising juxtapositions are their stock in trade. A thrilling, perspective-changing evening!
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.
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.
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
See exact dates & times listed below.
Oswego State Theatre & Music Department present
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Book, Music & Lyrics by Richard O’Brien
Stage Direction by Jonel Langenfeld
Musical Direction by Todd Graber
Produced under arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
Friday & Saturday, October 31 & November 1 • 7:30 PM
Friday & Saturday, November 7 & 8 • 7:30 PM
Friday & Saturday, November 14 & 15 • 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 16 • 2:00 PM
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.
Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Bassoonist Gregory Quick
Host: Trevor Jorgensen | Pre-concert Talk: 7:00 PM
Greg Quick joined the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra as its principal bassoonist in 1977 and has had several concerto performances with the SSO, including John Williams Five Sacred Trees in 1999. Additionally, he served as the Symphony personnel manager for 11 years from 1995 to 2006.
He was principal bassoon of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Orchestra Symphonique de Montreal, and the Toledo Zoo Band. Greg is an instructor and lecturer of Bassoon at Syracuse University and Hamilton College and has participated in the Skaneateles Festival and Lake Placid Sinfonietta.
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.