Entertainment

Opera House to present Grammy-nominated Bluegrass band

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present three-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award winner and Grammy nominee The Special Consensus in concert as part of the Folk in Fredonia Music Series on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, The Special Consensus ...

Facelift, energetic new sounds for the Kokomo Time Band

With a beautiful summer that we’re all looking forward to with such eager anticipation, the Kokomo Time Band enters its 19th season. The 2018 edition of the Kokomo Time Band brings new exciting and dynamic changes. Billy Eckstrom (virtuostic guitarist and bassist) of Germaine Pappalardo ...

Yoga and a movie

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “The Leisure Seeker,” starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland. It will be screened on Saturday, April 21, and Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. Ella and John Spencer (Mirren and Sutherland) go on one last unforgettable journey in ...

Future artists

The second senior art exhibition of the spring semester at the State University of New York at Fredonia will feature the work of nine graduating majors from the Department of Visual Arts and New Media. Titled "&2: Senior Show II," the exhibition opens in the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art ...

Immersive environment

JAMESTOWN — Artist Ryann Cooley uses polished stainless steel, polyethylene micro-fibers, digital projectors and audio components to completely envelope and transform the entire JCC Center Gallery into a singular work of art. Experience “Kinesthesia (2),” an immersive environment in which ...

Iconic flutist Ian Clarke to visit Fredonia for mini residency

A master class followed by a recital by internationally recognized British flutist/composer Ian Clarke are slated for Thursday, April 19, at the State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music. At 3 p.m. in Mason Hall Room 1080, Mr. Clarke will conduct a master class featuring ...

Opera House presents National Theatre Live’s ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a riveting new production of the Tennessee Williams masterpiece, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, captured live via satellite from the stage of London’s National Theatre. It will be presented on Saturday, April 21, at 1 p.m. On a steamy night in ...

Opera House presents Placido Domingo in Met’s ‘Luisa Miller’

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2017-18 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday, April 14, at 12:30 p.m., with Giuseppe Verdi’s “Luisa Miller,” ...

Teacher turned comedian

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present former elementary teacher turned comedian, Lucas Bohn, in a special one-man comedy show called “Lesson Plans to Late Night” this Friday at 7:30 p.m. To celebrate educators, the Opera House is offering discounted admission to area ...

Haydn the focus of WNYCO April concerts in Fredonia and Buffalo

The Western New York Chamber Orchestra will present its Classics No. 3 "The Musical Life of Haydn" on Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, and at King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia on Sunday, April 15, at 4 p.m. The ...

Yoga and a movie

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” starring Annette Bening and based on the story of real-life actress Gloria Grahame. It will be screened on Saturday, April 7, and Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. Based on Peter Turner’s ...

‘Harp Day’

The State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music is hosting “Harp Day” on Sunday, May 6, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., in Mason Hall on campus. The deadline for registration is this Friday, April 6, and can be made online at ...

Albert A. Dunn Day of Poetry and Prose slated for Saturday at Fredonia

It is nearly 11 years since Dr. Albert A. Dunn, a beloved member of the State University of New York at Fredonia Department of English, passed away. A gifted teacher, he shared his passion for the literature he loved with his students and changed many lives in positive ways in the doing. His ...

Lake Shore Center for the Arts has memorable first year

By SUE POSTER Special to the OBSERVER Lake Shore Center for the Arts celebrated the one year anniversary of its home with a reception for members complete with a delicious, beautiful cake prepared by board member Barb Johnson. Members and guests enjoyed the latest “Unplugged in the ...

Jazz at Domus Fare coming to Fredonia

The Domus Fare Restaurant in downtown Fredonia is hosting “Jazz at Domus Fare,” a subscription series at their location near the village square. In partnership with the Fredonia Jazz Society, the restaurant will be transformed on four Thursday nights between September 2018 and April 2019 ...

Playing with the best

Internationally recognized jazz vibraphonist Christos Rafalides will visit the State University of New York at School of Music on Wednesday, April 4, to participate in an afternoon rehearsal of the Fredonia Student Association Percussion Guild, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Mason Hall Room 1080, and ...

A winning cast

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high-definition opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2017-18 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House this Saturday at 1 p.m., with Wolfgang Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte,” updated and set in ...

Saxophone specialist alumni to present recital, master class

Saxophonist Jeff Humphrey, ‘15, will present a recital with School of Music pianist I-Fei Chen on Thursday, March 29 at 6 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall. He will be joined by alumnus saxophonist Dr. Lawrence Gwozdz, ‘75. In addition, Dr. Gwozdz will present a master class in Diers Recital ...

Award-winning rock musical next offering in Fredonia theatre series

An award-winning Broadway musical that offers a powerful and frank look at the journey from adolescence to adulthood is the next offering in the Walter Gloor Mainstage Series at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance will present six ...

Movie and exercise

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the historically based and Oscar-nominated “The Post,” starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. It will be screened this Saturday and Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. Oscar winners Steven Spielberg, Streep and Hanks team up for the ...