ARTS @ Oswego

October 2014 – April 2015

Oct
10
Fri
Third Rail Projects: “Anthem” @ Fort Ontario, One East Fourth Street
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm

Third Rail Projects2

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

New York City’s award-winning multidisciplinary performance company, Third Rail Projects, creates Anthem, a new site-specific dance/theater work for Fort Ontario. Drawing upon the fort’s architecture and history, Anthem is a haunting rumination on invasion, surrender, desire and defense. It blurs the boundaries of national, geographic and personal identities by posing the question “Who exactly is protecting whom and from what”

Third Rail Projects Website

YouTube Video

Oct
15
Wed
Senegal St. Joseph Choir @ St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 103 West 7th Street
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm

Senegal St. Joseph Choir

Senegal St. Joseph Choir
Direct from Dakar, this chorus of sixteen singers and four traditional drummers performs repertoire ranging from familiar spirituals and traditional African songs to the magnificent masses composed by their noted founder, Julian Jouga.

Senegal St. Joseph Choir, Tapha Chorale

More about Senegal St. Joseph Choir

Oct
29
Wed
Ke-nekt’ Series: Sybarite5 @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm

Sybarite5 Photo Credit: Brian David Braun

Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Sybarite5
Host: Robert Auler | Pre-concert Talk: 7:00 PM

“Their rock star status… is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all out passionate attack transfixes the audience…” The Sarasota Herald Tribune

Sybarite5, the first string quintet ever selected as winners of Concert Artists Guild International
Competition in its 60 year history, is comprised of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela
Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass. The group has taken audiences by storm all across the US, forever changing the perception of chamber music performance. From the moment their
bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules.

Sybarite5 Website

Nov
12
Wed
Ke-nekt’ Series: Bassoonist Gregory Quick @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm

greg quick pic

Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series: Bassoonist Gregory Quick
Host: Trevor Jorgensen | Pre-concert Talk: 7:00 PM

Greg Quick joined the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra as its principal bassoonist in 1977 and has had several concerto performances with the SSO, including John Williams Five Sacred Trees in 1999. Additionally, he served as the Symphony personnel manager for 11 years from 1995 to 2006.

He was principal bassoon of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Orchestra Symphonique de Montreal, and the Toledo Zoo Band. Greg is an instructor and lecturer of Bassoon at Syracuse University and Hamilton College and has participated in the Skaneateles Festival and Lake Placid Sinfonietta.

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