Local entertainment news

Fredonia Wind Ensemble to perform Saturday

The Fredonia Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Paula Holcomb, opens the school year with exciting music of the world that includes "Folk Song Suite," by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, and "Symphony in B Flat Major," by Paul Hindemith from Germany, on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. ...

Season kicks off at Opera House with Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde

Opera House Live at the Met Season Kicks Off with Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, kicks off its 2016-17 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on ...

Dramatization ‘SEVEN’ to feature local performers

"SEVEN," the internationally acclaimed dramatization of global abuses against women, will be presented at the State University of New York at Fredonia and Jamestown Community College.The Fredonia event is slated for Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall, with the JCC event on Friday, ...

Prendergast Gallery to feature photographer

JAMESTOWN - The Prendergast Library Art Gallery will present "Altered Perspectives," a photography exhibit by Brad M. Bielawski, from Oct. 7 through Nov. 11, with an opening reception from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 8."Each of the photographs in this collection has a certain 'twist' to it. ...

‘Zweig at Fredonia’ begins Monday

Continuing the surge of interest in the Austrian-Jewish author Stefan Zweig since Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," including the premiere of a new film in Europe this summer, "Vor der Morgenrote"/"Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe," and a host of new critical studies worldwide, a ...

Virtual Reality experience

The Octagon building in Lily Dale was the site of a Virtual Reality Installation Sept. 17. The experience, created by multimedia arts collective Flatsitter, was a hit, with a steady stream of participants from as far away as Milwaukee. "I absolutely was touched, physically, emotionally, and ...

Reception set for Swedish artist, author on Saturday

JAMESTOWN - The Prendergast Library Art Gallery will host a reception from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday for Swedish artist and author Nils R. Caspersson of Victor.Visitors can view The Tomte Series, an exhibit of paintings by Caspersson, and see samples of his book, "Silver Hastsvans" (Silver ...

Opera House to present ‘A View From the Bridge’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present the 2016 Tony Award-winner for Best Revival of a Play, Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge," in a captured live via satellite screening on Saturday at 1 p.m.The double Tony Award-winner it also won for Best Direction of a Play for Ivo van Hove "A ...

Professor participating in three art exhibits

The art work of Professor Timothy Frerichs of the Department of Visual Arts and New Media at the State University of New York at Fredonia will be displayed on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in three exhibitions scheduled during September and October.Exhibits include: "Wanderlust," part of a ...

Pay what you can

A limited number of Pay What You Can tickets for balcony seats will be available tonight, Sept. 24, when doors open at 7 p.m. before the Jason Bishop Show at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts (8 p.m. curtain). Interested patrons may mention this offer at the box office while seats are available and ...

Jason Bishop to perform at Reg Lenna Center

JAMESTOWN - An up and coming illusionist is returning to Jamestown after wowing an enthusiastic audience here 17 months ago. Jason Bishop will perform at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts on Saturday at 8 p.m.From his breathtaking Double Levitation to his cutting edge Op-Art and Plasma illusions, ...

Playground Academy offers theatre, movement classes

Students of all ages as well as adults can learn fundamentals of theatre from professional instructors at the Playground Academy, a client of the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk.In addition to creating dramatic characters, adults can attend Zumba classes held throughout ...

Opera House to present meet the filmmaker event

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a recent film from Filmmaker Michael Maglaras titled "Enough to Live On: The Works of the WPA" Friday at 7:30 p.m. Maglaras and Producer Terri Templeton will introduce the film and will lead a talk-back and Q&A following its screening.In May ...

Western New York Chamber Orchestra opens season Sunday

The Western New York Chamber Orchestra, professional ensemble-in-residence at SUNY Fredonia, opens its 2016-2017 concert season on Sunday at 4 p.m. in King Concert Hall on the SUNY Fredonia campus.The concert features Fredonia School of Music faculty members David Colwell, violin, and David ...

New rainforest exhibition on display at RTPI

JAMESTOWN - RTPI is pleased to present its next exhibition titled "Rainforest Adventures: Works by artist Jan Lutz." This stunning collection of works, on view through Nov. 13, will immerse visitors in tropical visions as rendered by this talented painter.In this unique exhibition, Jan's ...

‘Captain Fantastic’ to show at Reg Lenna

JAMESTOWN - The dramatic film "Captain Fantastic" shows Saturday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. The film stars Viggo Mortensen ("The Lord of the Rings"). Admission is $5.Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo ...

Opera House music series to start with Free-For-All

The Folk-in-Fredonia Music Series at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House will kick off its 2016-17 season with the annual "Free-for-All" on Sunday. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. and admission is free.The Free-For-All was started 22 years ago by local folk group The Newton Street Irregulars as a ...

Lake Shore Center for the Arts presents ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

WESTFIELD - The Lake Shore Center for the Arts has scheduled four performances of the beloved American classic "To Kill a Mockingbird."The production will be held in a picnic theater venue at the Westfield Moose Beach Pavilion on Sept. 23 and 24 starting at 6:30 p.m. A traditional southern ...

Dance program hosts residency by Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

Students in the State University of New York at Fredonia's Dance program are literally "following the footsteps" of one of the leading forces in modern dance during a two-week residency by the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company.Highlights of the residency, which concluded Friday, include observing ...

Elton John/Billy Joel tribute opens pops concert series at Fredonia Sept. 23

Rockefeller Arts Center presents an evening of Grammy Award-winning rock 'n' roll featuring the piano stylings of Elton John and Billy Joel to kick off the 2016-17 DFT Communica-tions Pops Series at the State University of New York at Fredonia."Piano Men: A Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel" ...