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Lake Shore grad to perform with Velvet Gentlemen

ANGOLA — Lake Shore Class of ’86 grad Dan Willis went on to become one of the top woodwind specialists in the world and a “go-to” musician on the New York City scene who regularly tours with big name artists. He returns to Western New York for performances with Velvet Gentlemen in ...

Met Live season kicks off with Puccini’s beloved ‘Turandot’

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 2019-20 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m., with Giacomo Puccini’s beloved masterpiece ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Before You Know It’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the independent dramedy “Before You Know It.” It will be screened on Saturday, Oct. 12, and Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. This event falls during the Feeding Fredonia Food Challenge, of which the Opera House and the village of ...

Jamestown Concert Association announces new season

JAMESTOWN —  The Jamestown Concert Association (JCA) recently announced its 2019-2020 Season titled “Name Dropping”, featuring numerous classical music artists, groups, and ensembles. On Friday, Oct. 11, the Tesla String Quartet will kick off this new season of musical events. ...

Musical Journeys: A Fall Piano Recital set for Sunday

The Hannah Hasbrouck Petersen Memorial Concert Series is please to announce the second event in this year’s schedule. On Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m., all are invited to “Musical Journeys: A Fall Piano Recital.” Dr. Leonidas Lagrimas and Dr. Brendan Jacklin will perform an afternoon of solo ...

Assistant professor, guest artist teaming for Fredonia recital

“Musical Journeys,” a rare chance for audiences to experience a recital for piano duo and four-hand duet, will be presented by pianist and School of Music Assistant Professor Leonidas F. Lagrimas and guest artist Dr. Brendan Jacklin, a Canadian pianist currently based in Nashville, Tenn., ...

New Horizons Band of Western New York to perform at Kleinhans

The New Horizons Band of Western New York will perform at Kleinhans Music Hall prior to the Sunday, Oct. 6 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s M&T Bank Classics Concert performance entitled “Superstar James Ehnes.” The 75-member New Horizons Band, under the direction of Dr. Katherine ...

‘Lucky Man’ author sets Fredonia readings

Fiction writer Jamel Brinkley will give a craft talk and read excerpts from “A Lucky Man: Stories,” a collection of nine powerful stories set in Brooklyn and the South Bronx that have cast him as a significant new voice in fiction. Brinkley will conduct a craft talk on Thursday, Oct. 3, ...

Opera House to host events for Freedonia Marxonia

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present two events as part of the State University of New York at Fredonia’s Freedonia Marxonia celebration. “Animal Crackers,” the Marx Brothers’ 1930 classic comedy, will be screened on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. The following evening, Friday, ...

Free concert with Navy jazz band Commodores set for Oct. 27 at Fredonia

When Rockefeller Arts Center presents a free concert with the Unites States Navy Band Commodores on Sunday, Oct. 27 at the State University of New York at Fredonia, there will be a familiar face fronting the jazz ensemble. Kristine Hsia, a 2010 Fredonia graduate and a past Rockefeller Pops ...

‘The Biggest little Farm’ screening Saturday

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the documentary “The Biggest little Farm.” It will be screened on Saturday, Sept. 28, and Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The event is being presented in support of Festivals Fredonia’s Farm to Table Community Dinner on ...

Brown Bag Lunch at Fredonia to highlight world music

Music from around the world will take center stage when SUNY Distinguished Professor Karolyn Stonefelt presents the first Brown Bag Lunch of the State University of New York at Fredonia’s fall semester on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Williams Center Room S204. “Through some active participation ...

Guest artists to give recital at Fall String Festival

The annual Fall String Festival will feature two guest artists, violinist Sibbi Bernhardsson and violist Masumi Per Rostad, formerly of the internationally renowned Pacifica Quartet, for a master class and public recital at the State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music on ...

Rebecca McIlvain to perform in Arts On Fire LIVE!

JAMESTOWN — A new free performing arts series — Arts On Fire LIVE! — is set to begin its fall season in Reg Lenna Center for The Arts’ Media Studio. The Friday event will feature music from Rebecca Mcilvain. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the performance will begin at 6 p.m. The performance ...

Butterfly Art & Charity Auction Friday to benefit hospice

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care will host their annual Butterfly Art & Charity Auction on Friday, September 27 at Chautauqua Suites, 215 W. Lake Road, Mayville. Friends, family and art lovers of all ages are invited to join this celebration. This will be the third year ...

Fredonia students to join Georgia Stitt in performance of her compositions

Georgia Stitt, a composer, music director, pianist and music producer, will be joined by members of the Student Opera Theatre Association at the State University of New York at Fredonia in a performance of her music+ at a public concert, sponsored by the Ethos New Music Society, on Wednesday, ...

Concert series to open Sunday with Meraki Trio

The Hannah Hasbrouck Petersen Memorial Concert Series is pleased to announce the first event of the new season. On Sunday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m., the Meraki Trio will present a concert of contemporary and original music. Members of the Meraki Trio have performed extensively throughout Western ...

Folk-in-Fredonia music series returns Sunday

The Folk-in-Fredonia Music Series at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House will kick off its 2019-20 season — its 25th! — with the annual “Free-For-All” on Sunday, Sept. 22. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. and admission is free. The Free-For-All was started 25 years ago by local folk group ...

‘Women’s Voices’

“Women’s Voices,” a program featuring ground-breaking music for cello and piano written by women, will be performed by The Ekstasis Duo at the State University of New York at Fredonia on Friday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. The concert, in Rosch Recital Hall, is free and open to the ...

Back to school

Some have starred on Broadway, others have toured the world with award-winning musical acts and some have found success on television. What they all have in common is they got their start at the State University of New York at Fredonia — and they are all returning for Rockefeller Arts ...