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Divine Sound Gospel Choir plans concert

The Divine Sound Gospel Choir of the State University of New York at Fredonia will present the “Claiming My Victory Concert,” an evening of beautiful music and worship, on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m., in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room. Also performing will be the Divine Sound ...

Silver Creek Middle School to stage ‘Seussical Jr.’ Nov. 14-15

SILVER CREEK – Remember Dr. Seuss and all those amazing stories from childhood? “The Cat in the Hat,” “Horton Hears a Who,” “Daisy-Head Mayzie,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” the Jungle of Nool, those iconic fish and more hold a special place in many of our early ...

Student recitals to begin in Reed Library

A variety of selections will be performed by students in the School of Music in the first of the series “Reed Recitals” on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., in the Garden area of Reed Library at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The recital series is an opportunity ...

Pulling A Thread exhibition now open at JCC

JAMESTOWN — Pulling A Thread, an exhibition of contemporary fiber works, is now open in Jamestown Community College’s Weeks Gallery. The exhibition is on display until Dec.. 12. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, and by ...

Writers@Work guests to bring GRAMMY credentials, insight to campus

Alumni with GRAMMY credentials will be welcomed back to the State University of New York at Fredonia for Writers@Work this week. Kent Knappenberger, recipient of the GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year Award, along with his wife, Nannette, a Fredonia alumna, and Anthony Casuccio, a ...

Twenty-five years

On Saturday, Nov. 12, 1994, the 1891 Fredonia Opera House reopened its doors after more than nine years of restoration work with a grand re-opening variety show — Fredonia On Stage! Nearly 25 years to the day later — on Sunday, Nov. 10 — the Opera House celebrates its 25th anniversary ...

New Horizons Band to present fall concert Wednesday

The 75-member New Horizons Band of Western New York will present their fall concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The free concert will be held in the Harry A. King Concert Hall on the SUNY Fredonia Campus. Music Director Dr. Katherine M. Levy will start with the conducting of the ...

Thespian Society to stage ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

GOWANDA — Imagine this: You discover a kingdom waiting for its young prince to marry a princess so that all residents may also be married because of this edict: “Throughout the land, no one may wed, till Dauntless to the altar’s lead.” Unfortunately, the queen and her wizard are doing ...

‘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 ...