October – November 2013
Hosted by Rick Balestra
Pre-Concert talk begins at 7 PM
Known for his clean, warm tone and lyrical melodic lines, Bernstein is one of New York’s most in-demand guitarists. His career was launched with an invitation to perform with John Scofield and Pat Metheny. Since then he’s worked with jazz masters including Larry Goldings, Lou Donaldson, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Joshua Redman. Guests may park in King and Sheldon Hall lots.
Tickets: General Public $15; Students $5.
For venue and parking locations go to Campus Event Map
The Focus on Faculty series continues with the Oswego Jazz Project (OJP) and special guest trombonist Keith Jackson, music director at West Virginia University and an acclaimed performer of both classical and jazz trombone and euphonium. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra.
Celebrating its eighth year as SUNY Oswego’s jazz quartet-in-residence, OJP performs original compositions and works by Dexter Gordon, Slide Hampton and Ahmad Jamal.
Tickets: General Public $8; Students $5.
Guest may park in King and Sheldon Hall lots.
For venue and parking locations, go to Campus Map
Syracuse Vocal Ensemble, one of New York’s finest choral organizations, joins forces with sparkling bluegrass instrumental talents for a genre-blending performance of The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass, by contemporary composer Carol Barnett, along with other works drawing on Appalachian folk traditions. Performed with regional bluegrass luminaries Joe Davoli, Perry Cleaveland, Zachary Fleitz, John Cadley, Nick Piccininni and Maureen Henesey and the Syracuse Country/Contra Dancers. (Audience members are invited onto the dance floor after the concert.)
Guests may park in King, Sheldon & Rich Hall lots E15, E27, E29 & E23; Campus Parking Map
The concert starts with Renaissance a cappella music sung by double choirs. Native American lullaby, Venezuelan dance music, French chanson, Spiritual song and more will be presented.
Free and open to the public.
Doors open at 6:30 PM
WNYO Urban Music Showcase showcases the talents of indie-urban artists.
Featuring Hip-Hop/Pop/Electro duo SoHo Kings, Hip-Hop rapper Aarick Urban accompanied by DJ Dame and student aspiring artist Lucki Caesar.
SoHo Kings “Kiss the Sky”
SoHo Kings Artist Website
Aarick Urban ft. DJ Dame Artist Website
Windham Hill recording artist Alex de Grassi was commissioned by the New York Guitar Festival to create an original score for Yasujro Ozu’s classic silent film. “A Story of Floating Weeds”. In an engaging multi-media event, he accompanies the film live on the Waterman Theatre Stage.
Parking is available in lots E-6 & E-18: See Campus Parking Map
Hosted by Trevor Jorgensen
Pre-Concert talk begins at 7 PM
Bora Yoon is an avant-garde contemporary composer, musician and performance artist who explores the space where music connects to the subliminal, creating architectural soundscapes from everyday found objects, chamber instruments, digital devices and voice.
Parking is available in King Hall lot E-15 and Sheldon Hall lots E-27 & E-29: See Campus Parking Map
INDIE SERIES CONCERT: Royal Bangs With Nick Cocks & Cemeteries
Doors open at 7 PM.
The headliner Royal Bangs is an indie rock group from Knoxville, Tennessee, that has appeared at events including Bonnaroo in 2008 as well as on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2011.
Nick Cocks is a SUNY Oswego students who frequently plays at Open Mic. He is from Oswego and enjoys creating electronic music and remixes.
Cemeteries is an indie pop band based out of Buffalo, New York. Their sound can be compared to bands such as Youth Lagoon and Teen Daze.
Royal Bangs “Octagon”
Cemeteries “The Wilderness”