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Entertainment

‘Downton Abbey’ next in Opera House Cinema Series

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Downton Abbey,” the long-awaited feature film sequel to the acclaimed PBS series. It will be screened on Saturday, Nov. 2, and Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. The worldwide television phenomenon “Downton Abbey” becomes a grand ...

Sorel Piano Competition finalists set to perform at Fredonia

The 10 finalists in the 2019 Claudette Sorel Piano Competition, who hail from seven U.S. states and two foreign countries, will perform in the live final round on Sunday, Nov. 3, at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The final round is slated for from noon to 4 p.m. in the Juliet ...

Opera House to present the Bolshoi Ballet’s ‘Raymonda’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present one of the world’s greatest ballet companies — the Bolshoi Ballet — performing “Raymonda” on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. It will be presented in high definition, captured live via satellite from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, as part of the ...

Frisson to perform in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Concert Association welcomes the ensemble, Frisson, for its second performance of the 2019-20 season. This concert will take place on Friday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. in downtown Jamestown at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. This New York City ensemble’s name, ...

Reed Library to host international artist book exhibit

The eighth International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius, a unique non-commercial cultural showcase of select artist books, will be displayed at the State University of New York at Fredonia for an entire month, beginning with an opening reception on Friday. Fifty-three artist books from 26 ...

Fredonia Dance Ensemble offers expanded Merrins Chamber Series event

Following a sold-out inaugural run in 2018, the Merrins Chamber Series returns in November for six performances in the James and Marcia Merrins Dance Theatre at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Dates and times for “The Fredonia Dance Ensemble in: The Merrins Chamber Series” ...

Trinity Masterworks Choir performance set for Saturday

Now in its fourth year the Trinity Masterworks Choir will be offering Ralph Vaughn Williams, “Dona Nobis Pacem” on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. This free concert will be given in Trinity Episcopal Church, 11 Day St. Fredonia. English composer Ralph Vaughn Williams wrote this piece as a ...

Fredonia ensemble to perform with German youth orchestra

The Germany Youth Wind Orchestra of Orentau, known as the Sinfonisches Verbandsjugendorchester Ortenau, will be accompanied by the Fredonia Wind Ensemble in a portion of a concert it will present on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. The concert, in King Concert Hall at the State University of New ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club hears paper on Nobel Peace Prize 2018

The first meeting of the 2019-2020 Fredonia Shakespeare Club year was held on Oct. 10 at the Edwards Waterhouse Inn. President Lucille Richardson welcomed 15 members. Priscilla Bernatz read the minutes from the annual picnic held June 20, and from the opening tea held Oct. 3. The minutes were ...

Navy Band Commodores jazz ensemble performs Sunday

America’s Navy is coming to Fredonia, which is one of 20 municipalities in seven states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2019 tour. The U.S. Navy Band Commodores jazz ensemble performance is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday in King Concert Hall at the State ...

Opera House to screen ‘Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice,” a documentary about the retired pop star. It will be screened on Saturday, Oct. 26, and Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice” is a musical biography of ...

Opera House Met Live

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 on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m., with Jules Massenet’s “Manon.” Massenet’s ...

I love the ’80s

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a special high-energy concert tribute to ‘80s artists Journey, Tom Petty and John Mellencamp, all performed by the band Idol Kings on Friday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. For more than a decade, the members of Idol Kings have been amazing audiences with ...

Lake Shore High School presents ‘Miss Holmes’

Submitted Photo The Lake Shore High School presents the play “Miss Holmes” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24, 25, and 26 in the High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door. Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson challenge Victorian society’s norms when they team up to bring criminals to ...

Fredonia Wind Ensemble to present concert

The evolution of the wind band repertoire will be showcased by the Fredonia Wind Ensemble at a concert to be performed on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. in King Concert Hall, during Homecoming weekend at the State University of New York at Fredonia. “Each work in the concert reflects a shift ...

Historic photos of Jamestown in new exhibit

JAMESTOWN — The Fenton History Center and the 3rd on 3rd Gallery are excited to announce a new photo exhibit “The Rapids to Pearl City: Historic Photos of Jamestown, NY”. The public is invited to the Gallery, Friday, October 18 at 6 p.m. for a free reception. 3rd on 3rd Gallery is a newly ...

Uncle Ben’s Remedy, Probables gear up for weekend

JAMESTOWN — The Boys from Versailles are no strangers to sharing the stage. Whether it be local bands such as Furious George, Buffalo brethren Leroy Townes and Rear View Ramblers, or nationally touring acts like Sean Patrick McGraw, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and Shooter Jennings, ...

Honoring JoAnn Falletta

The State University of New York at Fredonia Trombone Choir, under the direction of Jonathan Lombardo, will have the honor of performing at JoAnn Falletta’s 20th anniversary celebration as music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The black-tie affair will be held on Friday, ...

Opera House to present ‘Gauguin in Tahiti — Paradise Lost’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Gauguin in Tahiti — Paradise Lost,” a special cinematic exploration of the French artist’s later works, on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series. “Gauguin in Tahiti — Paradise Lost” traces ...

Fredonia theatre department offers Steinbeck classic ‘Grapes of Wrath’

The Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance will open the 2019-20 Walter Gloor Mainstage Series with six performances of John Steinbeck’s award-winning “The Grapes of Wrath” from October 18 to 26 in the Robert W. Marvel Theatre at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Renowned ...