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Piano festival at Fredonia to recognize underrepresented composers

A series of virtual experiences celebrating the lives and works of underrepresented composers will be showcased at the State University at Fredonia School of Music’s second annual Robert Jordan Piano Festival during April. Named in the memory of Professor Emeritus Robert Jordan, who taught ...

Poet to give virtual craft talk, poetry reading

Meg Day, a poet and author of the award-winning “Last Psalm at Sea Level,” will present a craft talk on Wednesday, April 7, and a poetry reading on Thursday, April 8, both at 7 p.m., via Zoom, as part of the Mary Louise White Visiting Writers Series at the State University of New York at ...

Opera House to stream internationally recognized bluegrass band

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center will present the internationally acclaimed bluegrass band Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road in concert on Saturday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be streamed live from the mountains of North Carolina, home of the band. “We’re ...

Chautauqua Symphony, Institution reach agreement

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution has reached a new agreement with the musicians of the resident Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. The agreement extends the current Collective Bargaining Agreement through September 2021, but makes some important adjustments that provide for flexibility and ...

Acclaimed violinist Koh to give virtual residency

The student-run Ethos New Music Society at the State University of New York at Fredonia will present renowned violinist Jennifer Koh in a virtual residency that will feature two discussions, “Decolonizing Western Music,” on Thursday, April 1, at 6 p.m., and “Creativity in the Time of ...

Opera House to stream Chautauqua Brass concert

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center will live stream a performance with local favorites, Chautauqua Brass, on Friday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. “We’re so excited to be hosting performances on our stage once again, even if it is to an empty theatre,” notes Opera House ...

Sign-ups now underway for virtual Harp Day at Fredonia

The State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music will host an online Harp Day, a free event, on Sunday, May 2, beginning at 10:30 a.m., for harpists of all ages and levels. “Fredonia Harp Day has always been an exciting time to fill Mason Hall with harps of every size and ...

‘Easter Bunny Train’ events set

GOWANDA — The New York & Lake Erie railroad (NY&LE) is kicking off the season with a special “Easter Bunny Train” on Saturday, March 27 and April 3. Also, one train will depart on Sunday, March 28 at 2 p.m. only. Two train rides are scheduled each date departing at 11 a.m. and 2 ...

Piorkowski to be honored at GuitarFest at APSU

GuitarFest 2021 at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., will be dedicated to the music of SUNY Distinguished Professor James Piorkowski, who heads the guitar program at the State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music. Austin Peay’s guitar studio will present a ...

New films added to 1891 Fredonia Opera House Screening Room

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center has launched its latest round of films that can be streamed in the Opera House Screening Room. In addition, an illustrated lecture by JCC Associate Professor Traci Langworthy about two area women involved in the Suffrage Movement is available ...

Fredonia faculty recital to feature works by female composers

Music by female composers that spans the 19th century to the present will be performed by three State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music faculty members – Assistant Professor Leonidas Lagrimas (piano), Adjunct Lecturer Laurie Tramuta (mezzo soprano) and Adjunct ...

Classic country music film presented by Opera House

Country music fans are in for a treat as the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center presents a remastered version of the classic country music documentary Heartworn Highways, streaming through March 4 in the Opera House Screening Room. In the mid-1970s, filmmaker James Szalapski ...

Fozzie Bear exhibit on display at National Comedy Center

JAMESTOWN — As the original “Muppet Show” has made its debut on Disney+, the show’s resident stand-up comedian and beloved Muppet, Fozzie Bear, makes his debut at the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York and is on exhibit for visitors to enjoy during their museum experience. ...

Fredonia to host Day of Percussion for area students

The State University at Fredonia Percussion Guild will host a free virtual Day of Percussion for middle school, high school and college students on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 9 a.m. Evelyn Glennie, a solo percussionist who has performed with orchestras around the world, will open the program with ...

Conversation to explore photographic exhibition

SUNY Distinguished Professor Alberto Rey of the State University at Fredonia Department of Visual Arts and New Media, and En Foco Executive Director Bill Aguado will discuss the traveling Dos Mundos photography exhibition, its conceptual journey and the critical role En Foco plays in supporting ...

Concerto Competition winners to perform

The State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music will present live streamed performances by Lauren Henning (bassoon) and Allison Dana (oboe), winners of the School of Music’s Concerto Competition held last fall, on Friday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. Both are seniors with dual majors ...

New films added to Opera House Screening Room

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center recently launched the third round of films that can be streamed in the Opera House Screening Room. The Opera House Screening Room provides movies and other digital programming to its patrons in the wake of the continued COVID restrictions ...

Bass Fest expands master classes, goes virtual

Bass Fest is going virtual at the State University of New York at Fredonia and expanding with three master classes, with each session on a separate day and led by a special guest artist. “We are excited to be able to offer three master classes for Fredonia students and the public, free of ...

Opera House screening room debuts

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center this week launches a new program to provide movies and other digital programming to its patrons in the wake of the continued COVID restrictions which prevent the theater from opening. The Opera House Screening Room will offer patrons ...