ARTS @ Oswego

December 2013 – February 2014

Fall Concert: Jazz Ensembles w/ Trumpeter Brian Shaw @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm

Trumpeter Brian Shaw

Trumpeter Brian Shaw

Oswego State Jazz Ensemble and Latin Jazz Ensemble present their fall concert with special guest trumpeter Brian Shaw.

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm
Carl Whidden A Christmas Carol

Carl Whidden who will perform a one-man performance of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”

Actor Carl Whidden returns to reprise the role of Scrooge that he played as an Oswego State student. This time, he plays all the other roles as well! A 40th Anniversary celebration of that holiday production by local legend and faculty emerita Rosemary Nesbitt.

Carl Whidden Interview on 9WSYR Bridge Street Syracuse, 12/4/13

Parking is available in Lots E-6 & E-18: See Campus Parking Map

Fall, Folk Songs, Fortress, and Featured Artist @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm

New Wind Ensemble

Fall, Folk Songs, Fortress, and Featured Artist
The SUNY Oswego Wind Ensemble presents its fall concert performing the works of Malcolm Arnold, Frank Ticheli, David Holsinger, John Barnes Change, and Fisher Tull’s Trumpet Rhapsody featuring Brian Shaw on Trumpet.

Two Student Art Exhibits: “Painterly Prints” & “GO BIG! go little” @ Oswego State Downtown, 186 West First Street - See Below for Days & Hours
Jan 7 – Mar 1 all-day

Through 2/8/14
Student Art Exhibition – “Painterly Prints”

Oswego State Downtown, 186 West First Street
SUNY Oswego’s art department raises the curtain on the exhibition “Painterly Prints”. Each student in faculty member Mary Pierce’s “Introduction to Printmaking” class exhibits one monotype or monoprint piece.
Free. Open Wednesday 12-5 PM; Thursday & Friday 10 AM-5 PM; and Saturday 1-5 PM.
Call 216-4985 for more information.

Monotype Printmaking at SUNY Oswego

The Art of Printmaking

Go Big, go little!
Oswego State Downtown, 186 West First Street
Ceramic students of Roxanne Jackson and painting students of Christopher McEvoy were given a project entitled GO BIG! go little. The project asked students to challenge themselves to think outside of the box, take risks, try something new and incorporate mixed media. Contrast in scale, concept and the inherent differences in the two mediums feature prominently in the exhibition.
Free. Open Wednesday 12-5 PM; Thursday & Friday 10 AM-5 PM; and Saturday 1-5 PM.
Call 216-4985 for more information.

Vocal Effect Concert: The Roaring 20s @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm

Vocal EffectSUNY Oswego’s show choir presents The Roaring 20s – no, not songs from the Gatsby era but those done by contemporary artists when they were in their twenties. Artists featured include: Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Duffy, Amy Winehouse, Demi Lovato, Paramore, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera and Imagine Dragons.

51st Annual Juried Student Exhibition & Recollections: a Memory Loss Awareness Project @ Tyler Hall Galleries
Jan 31 @ 11:30 am – Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm

Juried Student Exhibit
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, January 31 • 5-7 PM (Awards Ceremony @ 6 PM)

North Gallery: 51st Annual Juried Student Exhibition
This much anticipated exhibition features over sixty artworks by many Oswego student artists and a host of visual surprises.
South Gallery: Recollections: a Memory Loss Awareness Project
This exhibition shows how art can play a vital role in education, engagement and awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.

Tyler Art Gallery Hours: 11:30 AM-3:00 PM, Tuesday-Saturday

Art Exhibition: The Nature of Things @ Oswego State Downtown, 186 West First Street - See Below for Days & Hours
Feb 15 – Mar 22 all-day

Art Exhibition: The Nature of things, color photography by Jeanne Lagergren
Reception: Saturday, February 15, 2-4 PM

Oswego State Downtown, a branch of the College Store, is located at 186 West First Street (at the corner of West Bridge & West First Streets).
The phone number is 315-216-4985 and open hours are:
Noon – 5 PM, Wednesdays
10 AM – 6 PM, Thursdays
10 AM – 5 PM, Fridays
11 AM – 5 PM, Saturdays
For more information about this and other SUNY Oswego art exhibitions, contact Tyler Art Gallery, 315-312-2112.

Celebrating Samuel Barber, featuring Julia Broxholm @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm
Samuel Barber featuring Julia Broxholm

Samuel Barber featuring Julia Broxholm

Hosted by Todd Graber
Pre-Concert talk begins at 7 PM

Samuel Barber was an American composer of orchestral, opera, and choral and piano music. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century, and was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music, for his opera Vanessa (1956-57) and his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1962). Also widely performed is his Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (1947), a work for soprano and orchestra, which sets a prose text by James Agee.
Soprano Julia Broxholm has a career that spans opera to Broadway, oratorio to vocal chamber music, and recitalist to recording artist. Her operatic roles have included Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff, the title role in Floyd’s Susannah, Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme.

Parking is available in King Hall lot E-15 and Sheldon Hall lots E-27 & E-29: See Campus Parking Map

Shakespeare Comes to Oswego: An Evening Celebration of The Bard @ the river's end bookstore, 19 West Bridge Street
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm


In anticipation of the February 26-27 visit by The Acting Company, the river’s end bookstore and ARTSwego present an evening celebration of the Bard, his era and his legacy.

Recently retired SUNY Oswego political science professor Bruce Altschuler (author of Shakespeare and Politics) addresses why today’s audiences should care about Hamlet.

SUNY Oswego English professor Patrick Murphy presents a conversation about Shakespeare and playwright Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead).

In between these discussions, the female vocal ensemble Concinnity entertains with music based on Shakespearean texts.

the river’s end bookstore & The Bard

Oswego Opera Theatre: Rigoletto – The Oswego Story @ Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm

Rigoletto - The Oswego Story
Oswego Opera Theatre Presents Rigoletto – The Oswego Story
Reimagining Giuseppe Verdi’s first true masterpiece, Rigoletto, the Oswego Story plots the well-connected owner of a speak-easy nightclub, the club comic, his naive daughter, a hit man for hire and his seductive sister into the 1920s Prohibition-era Oswego. It’s a timeless and powerful opera five centuries and a continent displaced!

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