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Silver Creek alumni invited to join holiday concert Dec. 18

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Central School District’s Performing Arts Department is seeking choir and band graduates interested in participating in the bi-annual alumni gathering at the Holiday Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. The middle school portion of the concert begins at 6:30 ...

McClurg Street String Band performs at open house

Submitted Photo The McClurg Street String Band of Westfield with Kent Knappenberger provided entertainment at Sunday’s Chautauqua County Historical Society’s Open House, held at the McClurg Museum.

The Working Hands Theatre Collaborative presents ‘Euphoria’

Students at SUNY Fredonia have created their own theater company: The Working Hands Theatre Collaborative. They will be presenting the world premier of “Euphoria” by Emma Goldman-Sherman. The play Euphoria is about a family of three dealing with the effects of drug addiction, growing ...

Randall portrayal of Dickens set for Saturday

Local performer Mike Randall will perform his one-man portrayal of Charles Dickens in his performance of “Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol” at Fredonia First United Methodist Church on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. This live solo performance rings in the Christmas holiday in ...

Expect the unexpected at Fredonia concert

An evening of improvisation in many styles will be presented by the Improv Collective, a collection of musicians at the State University of New York at Fredonia that are dedicated to self-expression through free improvisation, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m., in Rosch Recital Hall. Featuring ...

Danza! Performing Arts presents ‘The Danza! Nutcracker’

Danza! Performing Arts Academy dance studio is pleased to announce their annual Holiday production “The Danza! Nutcracker” will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the historic 1891 Fredonia Opera House. The show promises to be an exciting kick-off to the holiday ...

Fredonia ensembles to ring in the holiday at annual concert

Four State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music student choral ensembles will usher in the holiday season with their annual Holiday Concert, featuring seasonal classics and newer compositions, in King Concert Hall on Sunday, Dec. 8, beginning at 8 p.m. The Camerata, conducted by ...

Christmas Pops to feature Grammy winners The Swingles

For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy winners since they first made waves in the 1960s. At a time when “a ...

Family fun

Chipper Lowell has been described as an “artistic cyclone of talent and comedy.” Onstage, he’s doling out witty remarks, presenting bizarre feats of original magic, ad-libbing with audience members who can’t stop laughing, attempting pointless juggling stunts, and in short, creating an ...

Fredonia theater series offers Pulitzer-nominated ‘The Wolves’

The 2019-20 Walter Gloor Mainstage Series at the State University of New York at Fredonia continues in December with a work that was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. The Department of Theatre and Dance presents six performances of Sarah DeLappe's "The Wolves" from Dec. 5 to 8 ...

Youth Symphony fall concert Sunday

LAKEWOOD — The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) opens its 2019-2020 season on Sunday evening, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m., with their Fall Chamber Orchestra Concert. The Chamber Orchestra, the most advanced of CRYS’s three orchestras, will perform in the Judith Social Hall of Gloria Dei ...

Over 100 Under 100 annual art exhibit opens Saturday

JAMESTOWN — The annual Over 100 Under 100 local and regional art exhibit will open to the public Saturday, Nov. 23 from noon until 6 p.m. in 3rd on 3rd Gallery at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. Each piece of artwork on display is priced at $100 or lower in order to encourage holiday ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Pain and Glory’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Pain and Glory,” the latest film from Spanish Director Pedro Almodovar. It will be screened on Saturday, Nov. 23, and Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Almodovar’s semi-autobiographical “Pain and Glory” tells of a series of ...

Opera House Met Live Season continues with Philip Glass’ Akhnaten

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 2019-20 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m., with Philip Glass’ ...

Woodwind faculty member in spotlight at Fredonia ensemble concert

Barry Crawford, a guest soloist who has performed in major concert halls across the United States and is an assistant professor in the School of Music, will be featured in Mower’s “Concerto for Flute and Wind Orchestra,” the highlight of the Fredonia Wind Ensemble concert on Wednesday at ...

The Music Man, Jr. to be performed at Pine Valley

PINE VALLEY — Need some more music in your life? Need something fun to do indoors now that winter has arrived? We have just the thing for you! Pine Valley Drama Club is putting on The Music Man, Jr. on Nov. 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. at Pine Valley High School. The Music Man, Jr. is about a ...

‘A Christmas Carol’ returns

By DAVID PRENATT editorial@observertoday.com WESTFIELD — Among the two dozen adaptations of Charles Dickens’ 1843 classic tale, “A Christmas Carol,” the version crafted by Grammy Award recipient and music educator, Kent Knappenberger, has become a popular tradition at Westfield ...

Fredonia Middle School to present ‘Wizard of Oz’

Fredonia Middle School will present its eighth annual musical, “The Wizard of Oz,” on at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 3 and 7 p.m. Nov. 23 in the district auditorium. All tickets are $5. Reserved tickets are available at tinyurl.com/fcsdmusic or in the high school lobby from 4 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 19 ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Judy’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Judy,” the fall hit movie starring Renee Zellweger as the legendary performer Judy Garland. It will be screened on Saturday, Nov. 16, and Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. It’s winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in ...

Opera House presents One Man, Two Guvnors

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a captured live via satellite screening of the hilarious stage comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors,” starring James Corden, on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. The event is part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Anniversary season and is an encore screening ...