February – April 2015
Student Association, Blackfriars & the Oswego State Theatre Department present
Circle Mirror Transformation
Written by Annie Baker
Directed by Alyssa Otoski
A student honors production
Produced under arrangement with Dramatists Play Service
Preview: Thursday, February 26 • 7:30 PM
Friday & Saturday, February 27 & 28 • 7:30 PM
Friday & Saturday, March 6 & 7 • 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 8 • 2 PM
The Story of Harriet Tubman
Tuesday, March 3 • 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 4 • 7:30 PM
Hewitt Union Ballroom
A Talk-Back with the audience follows both performances.
This theatrical storytelling presentation allows the audience to follow the development of Araminta Ross as she becomes the iconic heroine Harriet Tubman. Five characters, all played by Natalie Daise, share their perspective on the events that shaped Harriet. Coded message songs, as well as a haunting melody by Kim and Reggie Harris, add texture to her unique and uplifting story.
Parking in the Culkin Hall lot (E-6) and nearby lot E-18.
The Syracuse Post-Standard calls it one of five “not-to-miss” theatre events of 2015!
A masterful storyteller! –Charleston City Paper
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.
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.’
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.
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.
Vague de Cirque comes to SUNY Oswego for four spectacular and thrilling performances:
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evenings, April 15-17, 2015 • 7:30 PM
Saturday matinee, April 18, 2015 • 2 PM
Vague de Cirque (“Circus Wave”) offers the nomadic spirit of the fairgrounds, the intimacy of a cabaret and deep traditions of the circus. These world-traveled Quebecois will bring and erect their own heated bigtop – just right for spring nights in Oswego.
This event is IST Approved.
“…lose yourself in this joyous, enchanting, amazing and astounding spectacle…”
Sharu Delilkin, theatrescenes.co.nz.au, Aukland
See exact dates & times listed below.
Oswego State Theatre Department presents
Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Henry Shikongo
Produced under special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Preview: Thursday, April 23 • 7:30 PM
Friday & Saturday, April 24 & 25 • 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 2 • 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 3 • 2:00 PM