ARTS @ Oswego

February – April 2015

Feb
18
Wed
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!

Listen to Voice sing “Go Lassie, Go”

More about Voice

Feb
22
Sun
Focus on Faculty: Ahreum Kim, Violin; Robert Auler, Piano @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm

Kim-Auler

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.

Feb
26
Thu
Circle Mirror Transformation @ Hewitt Ballroom
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm

Blackfriars-SA-Theatre Logos

See exact dates & times listed below.

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

Mar
3
Tue
Natalie Daise: “Becoming Harriet Tubman” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm

Natalie Daise - Becoming Harriet Tubman

The Story of Harriet Tubman

A highlight at last summer’s Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, actor and storyteller Natalie Daise brings to life the compelling story of the slave-turned abolitionist, Union spy, and conductor of the Underground Railroad. Told from the perspective of five characters, Becoming Harriet Tubman is a rich amalgam of history, personal narrative and song.

Natalie Daise was born in Rochester and grew up in Syracuse. Her career has included educational programming for children (including Emmy-nominated Gulah, Gulah Island, Nickelodeon 1994-97) and a range of projects with husband, Ron Daise, preserving and celebrating South Carolina Sea Island language and culture. She is a recipient of the Jean Lacy Harris Folk Heritage award for lifetime achievement, and the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest honor.

A talk-back with the audience follows both performances.

Natalie Daise in Becoming Harriet Tubman

Natalie Daise Website

Mar
4
Wed
Natalie Daise: “Becoming Harriet Tubman” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm

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The Story of Harriet Tubman

A highlight at last summer’s Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, actor and storyteller Natalie Daise brings to life the compelling story of the slave-turned abolitionist, Union spy, and conductor of the Underground Railroad. Told from the perspective of five characters, Becoming Harriet Tubman is a rich amalgam of history, personal narrative and song.

Natalie Daise was born in Rochester and grew up in Syracuse. Her career has included educational programming for children (including Emmy-nominated Gulah, Gulah Island, Nickelodeon 1994-97) and a range of projects with husband, Ron Daise, preserving and celebrating South Carolina Sea Island language and culture. She is a recipient of the Jean Lacy Harris Folk Heritage award for lifetime achievement, and the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest honor.

A talk-back with the audience follows both performances.

Natalie Daise in Becoming Harriet Tubman

Natalie Daise Website

Mar
25
Wed
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”

Apr
8
Wed
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

Apr
12
Sun
Focus on Faculty: Trevor Jorgensen, Clarinet; Robert Auler, Piano @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm

Jorgensen-Auler

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.

Apr
15
Wed
Vague de Cirque @ The Bright Yellow Tent by the Marano Campus Center
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm

Vague de Cirque 1

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.

“…lose yourself in this joyous, enchanting, amazing and astounding spectacle…”
Sharu Delilkin, theatrescenes.co.nz.au, Aukland

Vague de Cirque on YouTube

Apr
23
Thu
Arcadia @ Hewitt Ballroom
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – May 3 @ 2:00 pm

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See exact dates & times listed below.

Oswego State Theatre Department presents
Arcadia
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