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‘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 ...

Fredonia percussionists win international prizes

The State University of New York at Fredonia Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Kay Stonefelt, won First Place in the Open Small Ensemble category at The Education Africa Virtual International Marimba and Steelpan Festival held Dec. 5 through 13. Fredonia School of Music ...

Audubon schedules Holiday Kids Camps

JAMESTOWN — Children ages 4 to 12 are invited to take a break from the holiday busyness and come to Audubon Community Nature Center for a day or exploration, fun, and learning. Audubon is offering two Holiday Camp opportunities, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, and Thursday, Dec. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 ...

Holiday concert available for viewing through end of month

Rockefeller Arts Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia is making its 2020 virtual Christmas pops concert available for viewing online through the end of December. The “Virtual Alumni Christmas Pops Concert” made its debut online on Tuesday, Dec. 15 with the free event ...

Beethoven’s 250th birthday to be noted with piano performance

State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music faculty member Fr. Sean Duggan will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a streamed performance of three of the composer’s late sonatas, on Wednesday at 8 p.m. The performance will be online through the School of Music website ...

Fredonia holiday concert goes virtual on Tuesday

The Rockefeller Arts Center at the State University at Fredonia will continue its longstanding tradition of presenting a Christmas pops concert this December, albeit in a new format. The “Virtual Alumni Christmas Pops Concert” will make its debut online on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m., ...

SUNY Fredonia has much to celebrate this GRAMMY season

Bernd Gottinger, head of the State University at Fredonia’s Sound Recording Technology program, was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Engineered Album-Classical for his work on the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s recording of Richard Danielpour’s “The Passion of Yeshua.” ...

SUNY grads, sisters plan holiday show

The well-known, hilarious musical-comedy sister duo, Vickie & Nickie, are back this holiday season with a free Facebook livestream of their new show, “Home for the Holidays with Vickie & Nickie” on Sunday at 4 p.m. During this celebration of the holiday season ...