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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

2019 Hillman Opera a winner in NOA national competition

The National Opera Association announced that the State University of New York at Fredonia’s 2019 Hillman Opera production of “Centrillion” by Jules Massenet, with the libretto by Henri Cain, has earned First Place in Division III of the association’s annual opera production ...

National Comedy Center to receive Johnny Carson archives

JAMESTOWN — The National Comedy Center and the Elkhorn Valley Museum in Johnny Carson’s hometown of Norfolk, Neb., have announced that the National Comedy Center will lead preservation of the historic Johnny Carson archives. “Johnny Carson is one of the most beloved and influential ...

Infinity announces new Pearl City Clay House

JAMESTOWN — The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center is opening a new, community arts center for adults — the Pearl City Clay House. The Pearl City Clay House will be a place to play with clay. It will be an arts community for everyone from novice crafters to artists with years of ...

Author Matt Bell to give virtual craft talk, reading for Fredonia State

Matt Bell, the author of “A Tree or a Person or a Wall” — a collection of short stories with a flavor of the experimental, the apocalyptic and often both — will present a craft talk and fictional reading as part of the Mary Louise White Visiting Writers Series at the State University at ...

Youth Symphony fall rehearsals under way

The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony has started rehearsals again after a long spring and summer quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration can still be accepted for a short time and can be found on the CRYS website at CRYouthSymphony.com. An up-to-date live rehearsal and ...

Mayville Bluegrass Festival to return

MAYVILLE — The Mayville Bluegrass Festival took place from 2002 to 2009 at Lakeside Park in Mayville. The Festival is being resurrected in 2019 at Big Inlet Brewing in a one-day, all day format on Saturday, Aug. 17. Tickets are only $20 for admission and are available on line at ...

Opera House to present acclaimed comedian Tammy Pescatelli

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present acclaimed comedian Tammy Pescatelli on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Arguably one of the hardest working women in comedy today, Tammy Pescatelli brings brassy sexiness with a female voice of witty sarcasm to her audiences, holding her own on topics ...

Fredonia concert to feature French chamber music

French chamber music, featuring contemporary violinist Yuki Numata Resnick and two State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music faculty — pianist Eliran Avni, assistant professor, and cellist Natasha Farny, associate professor — will be presented on Saturday at 8 p.m., in Rosch ...

Music Showcase Saturday

JAMESTOWN — The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center is looking forward to a night full of music and fun in downtown Jamestown during the 15th Annual Local Music Showcase! Local Music Showcase will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. in downtown Jamestown. For only ...