September – October 2014
Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet
The arrival of Cuban percussionist Dafnis Prieto in the U.S. was greeted as a major event in the jazz and Latin music worlds. With multiple Latin Grammy nominations and a MacArthur “genius” fellowship to his credit, he brings his exciting quartet to Oswego.
Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Violinist Jeremy Mastrangelo
Host: Juan La Manna | Pre-concert Talk: 7:00 PM
Jeremy Mastrangelo served as Associate Concertmaster of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra from 2001
until the orchestra’s dissolution in April 2011. In December of 2010, he was appointed to be the orchestra’s next concertmaster. During his tenure with the SSO he was a featured soloist on multiple occasions, including performances of Bach’s Concerto for two violins with Jaime Laredo, Brahms’ “Double“ Concerto, the Sibelius violin concerto, and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
He has been a guest concertmaster with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, the Omaha Symphony, the Oregon Symphony, and the National Ballet of Canada. Since the 2011-2012 season, Jeremy has performed regularly with the National Arts Centre Orchestra as guest principal second violin, under Pinchas Zukerman. He was guest associate concertmaster for the orchestra’s tour to China, and has been guest concertmaster as well.
ORI (the Oswego Reading Intiative) presents a talk on the book selected as the reading for this year’s first-year and transfer students. Professor Eric Cheyfitz of Cornell University discusses his paper (co-authored with Professor Shari Huhndorf of UC Berkeley) “Genocide By Other Means: US Federal Indian Law and Violence Against Native Women in Louise Erdrich’s The Round House.”
Join ARTSwego at The CNY Great Pumpkin Festival
as we welcome Open Hand Theater to the event
Founded in 1980, multi-award winning Open Hand Theater has created its own unique style of grand scale puppetry and will add to the fun and entertainment for adults and children alike, at this fun family weekend.
The Guitar duo of Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge is a collaborative effort founded in the roots of
acoustic music, exploring the worlds of improvisation and composition.
With Lage’s background in modern jazz and new music, and Eldridge’s deep relationship with bluegrass as well as his being a member of the widely acclaimed band, Punch Brothers, this duo lives at the nexus of improvisation, spontaneous composition, and virtuosic refinement, all performed on their respective 1939 Martin guitars.
Third Rail Projects Performances:
Friday, October 10 • 6:30 PM
Friday, October 10 • 8 PM
Saturday, October 11 • 6:30 PM
Saturday, October 11 • 8 PM
Third Rail Projects won high praise from New York critics for last season’s Then She Fell, based on the writings of Lewis Carroll. The Bessie Awardwinning ensemble creates their next dance theater work, entitled Anthem, at Oswego’s Fort Ontario, using its intricate architecture as their inspiration and stage!
Third Rail abandons the conventional distance between performer and observer, inviting every participant to deeper immersion in the creative process. Fresh vantage points and surprising juxtapositions are their stock in trade. A thrilling, perspective-changing evening!
Monday, October 13
Sculptor Edward Kelley of Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, engages campus and community interest as his 10-foot-tall sculpture “Bell Tower”, featuring a ringable cow bell, joins five other large pieces in a grove of maples near the Marano Campus Center for a two-year exhibition.
Other artists whose works grace the triangular site are Drew Goerlitz of Plattsburgh with “Questioning State”; Bob Turan of Earlton with “Pileated Woodpecker Totem”; miChelle Vara of Wilton with “Life”; Coral Lambert of SUNY Alfred with “Shape Shifters”; and Eric Stein of Huguenot with “Cutter”.
Wednesday, October 15
Talk by Kelley, Lanigan 103 • 6 PM
Thursday, October 16 • 6-9 PM
Kelley conducts an outdoor molten-iron pour with students between Oneida Hall and the Village.
Parking is available by Romney Field House (lot EC-7); shuttles run every 15 minutes between the lot and the pour location.