ARTS @ Oswego

February – April 2015

Feb
18
Wed
Vocal Ensemble “Voice” @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm

Vocal Ensemble "Voice" Photo Credit: Yoshitaka Kono

Vocal Ensemble “Voice”
For their second American tour, the wonderful British ensemble, Voice, brings a program of songs exploring the beauty, heartache, and humor of love. 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

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

Natalie Daise as Harriet Tubman

The Story of Harriet Tubman

A hit at last summer’s Spoleto Festival, Natalie Daise brings to life the compelling story of the slave-turned abolitionist, Union spy, and conductor of the Underground Railroad.
Through narrative and song, re-experience this great historical figure.

Watch Natalie Daise as Harriet Tubman

Natalie Daise Website

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

Natalie Daise as Harriet Tubman

The Story of Harriet Tubman

A hit at last summer’s Spoleto Festival, Natalie Daise brings to life the compelling story of the slave-turned abolitionist, Union spy, and conductor of the Underground Railroad.
Through narrative and song, re-experience this great historical figure.

Watch Natalie Daise as Harriet Tubman

Natalie Daise Website

Mar
25
Wed
Trombonists Maniacal 4 @ 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 Website

Apr
15
Wed
Vague de Cirque @ The Bright Yellow Tent by the Campus Center
Apr 15 – Apr 18 all-day

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 (Times TBD); 
Saturday matinee, April 18, 2015 (Time TBD)

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

Vague de Cirque on YouTube