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Lake Shore Savings returns as season sponsor at Rockefeller Arts Center
Sunday, October 07, 2012

Lake Shore savings supports Rockefeller Arts Center
Daniel P. Reininga, president and chief executive officer of Lake Shore Savings, center, presents a $10,000 sponsorship check to Jefferson Westwood, left, director of Rockefeller Arts Center and Tim Murphy, director of development for the Fredonia College Foundation. Lake Shore Savings will be the 2012-13 season sponsor for Rockefeller Arts Center. 

Lake Shore Savings has once again pledged $10,000 to support the arts in Northern Chautauqua County by returning as the season-wide sponsor for Rockefeller Arts Center at SUNY Fredonia. This marks the sixth consecutive season in which the Dunkirk-based financial institution has made the commitment.

The investment by Lake Shore Savings will once again go to support a lineup of diverse entertainment events. The lineup includes:

  • The DFT Communications Pops Series: The Hit Men, a group of six professional singers/musicians who perform pop hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m., “Big Band Christmas Spectacular” on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. and “Great American Songbook, Part I: Commencement Eve Pops” on May 17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Kaleidoscope Family Series sponsored by the Observer: “Robin Hood by DuffleBag Theatre” on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., “The Gruffalo” on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. and “Pirate School!” on March 1 at 7 p.m.
  • The Walter Gloor Mainstage Series: “Chicago” from Oct. 19-27, “The Piano Lesson” from Nov. 30 to Dec. 8, “Stop the World – I Want to Get Off” from March 8 to 16, the “The Diary of Anne Frank” from April 12 to 20 and “Fredonia Dance Ensemble In Concert” from May 3 to 5.
  • The World Travel Series sponsored by Fredonia Place: “Wales Land of Song” on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and “Burma: Reflections on a Hidden Land” on April 6 at 7:30 p.m. The series opened Sept. 22 with “Lure of Alaska.”
  • The Hillman Opera: “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi” from Nov. 8 to 11.
  • The Western New York Chamber Orchestra Classics Series: “Bach to Basics” on Oct. 28 at 4 p.m.; “Generations” on Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. and “The Consul” on March 17 at 4 p.m. The series opened Sept. 16 with “Musical Portraits.”

Rockefeller Arts Center Director Jefferson Westwood described Lake Shore Savings as a “model corporate citizen” that has done a great deal in support of SUNY Fredonia and the local community.

“I am very pleased to have Lake Shore Savings returning as our flagship sponsor,” Mr. Westwood said. “We are truly grateful for the support they are providing, as it allows us to present another wonderful season of events.”

Tickets to all the events in the 2012-13 Lake Shore Savings Season are on now on sale through the SUNY Fredonia Ticket Office in the Williams Center. Tickets are available by calling 673-3501 and online at

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