Entertainment

JCC music ensembles plan concerts in December

Jamestown Community College's music ensembles will perform seasonal concerts on Dec. 11 and Dec. 13. Both concerts begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre. Admission to each concert is $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. ...

Opera House to screen ‘The Polar Express’ for free

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House and Festivals Fredonia will present the animated feature film “The Polar Express” on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Beaver Club as part of the Miracle on Main Street celebration in Fredonia, admission to the film is free. In “The Polar ...

College professor to appear in Buffalo’s production of ‘The Nutcracker’

State University of New York at Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance Professor Paul Mockovak has been invited to play the role of Drosselmeyer for the 10th anniversary performances of “The Nutcracker” at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. The ballet, with Neglia Ballet Artists and the ...

Fredonia theatre series offers modern rock musical that tackles timely issues

Take a flamboyant political figure from America’s frontier days, mix in issues and questions that are as relevant today as they were 200-plus years ago and set it to an emo/punk rock score. What you have is the recipe for an engaging Broadway musical that serves as the next offering in the ...

Lake Shore Students selected to Area All State Ensembles

ANGOLA – At the end of last year several high school and junior high students performed at the New York State School of Music Association (NYSSMA) Solo Festival. These students were adjudicated by experts on their particular instrument, and evaluated on their technique, hand positions, ...

CRYS Fall Chamber Concert Sunday

JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) opens its 2018-2019 season on Sunday evening, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., with their Fall Chamber Concert. The Chamber Orchestra, the most advanced of CRYS’s three orchestras, will perform in the Judith Social Hall of Gloria Dei Lutheran ...

Opera House Series to screen Robert Redford’s final film

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “The Old Man and the Gun,” which Robert Redford has said represents his final appearance in a film. It will be screened on Sat., Nov. 17, and Tues., Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Based on a true story, the film tells the tale of Forrest ...

‘Requiem for Solace’ Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church

‘Requiem for Solace’ by Kim Andre Arnesen , this years Trinity Masterworks Choir fall offering, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 11 Day St., Fredonia. Unlike many Requiems, this one is not dedicated to any particular person or group, but it ...

Opera House to show Bolshoi performance of ‘La Sylphide’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present one of the world’s greatest ballet companies – the Bolshoi Ballet – performing “La Sylphide” this Thursday at 7 p.m. It will be presented in high definition, captured live via satellite from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. On his wedding ...

Opera House presents ‘Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present the newly released concert film experience, “Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams,” this Wednesday at 7 p.m. The special cinematic production offers an in-depth portrait of the band filmed over 20 years. It will be screened one-night only ...

Fredonia launches new dance series with three sold-out performances

The Department of Theatre and Dance successfully launched the Merrins Chamber Series at the State University of New York at Fredonia with three sold-out performances in early November. More than 200 people attended the three performances of this inaugural event, which was presented by the ...

Lukasz Yoder is named Sorel piano competition winner

A highly select group of young pianists competed in the final round of the Claudette Sorel Piano Competition on Nov. 3 in Rosch Recital Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia, with Lukasz Yoder from Los Angeles named as the first prize winner. The pool of 30 talented applicants ...

Fredonia Middle School presents ‘ELF JR.’ Nov, 16 and 17

Fredonia Middle School will present its seventh annual musical, “ELF JR.” on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the District Auditorium. All tickets are $5. Reserved tickets are available at tinyurl.com/fcsdmusic or in the high school lobby from 4 t o 6 p.m. on Nov. 13 ...

Visiting Writer Series welcomes author Anne Valente

The State University of New York at Fredonia Department of English and Mary Louise White (MLW) Visiting Writer series will host Anne Valente, author of the novel “Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down” and the story collection “By Light We Knew Our Names.” A craft talk will be given on Monday, ...

‘Boston’s best performer’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present American singer/songwriter Bill Staines in concert as part of its Folk in Fredonia Music Series tonight at 7:30 p.m. For more than 40 years, Staines has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at ...

Saturday matinee

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 2018-19 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday at 1 p.m., with contemporary composer Nico Muhly’s “Marnie.” ...

Hillman Opera production of ‘Don Giovanni’ to feature modern aesthetic

This November the Hillman Opera will present three performances of “Don Giovanni” at the State University of New York at Fredonia. With a storyline based on the legend of Don Juan, “Don Giovanni” tells of a man who takes advantage of women and is ultimately called to answer for his ...

Westfield High School to present annual dinner theatre Nov. 9-10

WESTFIELD — Westfield High School will be presenting its annual dinner theatre on Nov. 9 and 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Westfield district auditorium. They will be performing a new musical written by Charles Dickens and WACS music teacher Kent Knappenberger entitled “The Adventures of ...

Hillman Opera to present acclaimed ‘Don Giovanni’

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” one of the most widely produced operas, will be presented by the Hillman Memorial Music Association, in collaboration with the State University of New York at Fredonia’s School of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance, at the Robert W. ...