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Fall preview listing of Rockefeller Arts Center, Theatre and Dance, and School of Music
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fall preview listing of Rockefeller Arts Center, Theatre and Dance, and School of Music

The Shanghai Quartet

WESTERN NEW YORK CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

“MOZART THE HERO, MOZART THE LEGEND”
Sunday, Sept. 20, 4 p.m., King Concert Hall

Tickets: $22 (students free with ID). Clips from the 1984 film “Amadeus” will be included with narrative in the overarching presentation of Mozart’s brilliant life.

“AN EVENING OF ELLA AND ELLINGTON” WITH THE CLEVELAND JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Saturday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.,King Concert Hall

Tickets: $35, $30, $25 and $20. Featuring Fredonia student Nia Drummond and The Fredonia Voices, a mixed octet including alumni, with the orchestra led by Paul Ferguson. A DFT Communications Pop Series event.

SPECIAL EVENT

THE SHANGHAI QUARTET

Saturday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m., King Concert Hall (general seating)

Concert only: $35 general/$12 students with ID. Concert and Dinner: $75. A week long residency includes lectures, master classes and a public concert. A pre-concert dinner with alumna Roberta Guaspari-Tzavaras will begin at 6 p.m. The quartet includes Weigang Li and Yi-Wen Jiang, violin; Honggant Li, viola, and Roberta’s son, cellist Nicholas Tzavaras. The event is sponsored by Stanley and Elizabeth Star and the Williams Visiting Professorship endowment through the Fredonia College Foundation. The quartet is also the featured guest at the high school string players’ String Experience on Oct. 3. For registration, Interested persons should go to: www.fredonia.edu/music/community/string.asp.

“CABARET”

Oct. 14, 15, 16 and 17, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 17 and 18, 2 p.m., Marvel Theatre

Tickets: $25. In this musical, aspiring writer Clifford Bradshaw meets aspiring cabaret performer Sally Bowles during the waning years of Berlin’s notorious cabaret scene when the Nazi Party was rising to power. A Walter Gloor Mainstage Series event.

“CUBA’S SECRET SIDE” WITH KARIN MULLER

Saturday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., King Concert Hall

Tickets: $8. The film uncovers a truth about this vibrant and often misunderstood country that is not what many would expect. A World Travel Series event.

“SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR”

Nov. 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 8, 2 p.m., Bartlett Theatre

Tickets: $20. An acting company in rehearsal is interrupted by the arrival of six strange people – who turn out to be unfinished characters in search of an author to finish their story. A Walter Gloor Mainstage Series event.

“THE MERRY WIDOW”
THE HILLMAN OPERA

Nov. 13 and 14, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 15, 2 p.m., Marvel Theatre

Tickets: $25. The vivacious operetta with music by Franz Lehar tells of the search for the right husband for a rich widow and features some of the most famous music in opera.

"ROCKY MOUNTAIN RV ADVENTURE, PART TWO” WITH JOHN HOLOD

Saturday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., King Concert Hall

Tickets: $8. Shot in high-definition, wide-screen format, and includes stops at Glacier National Park, Red Rock Canyon, Radium Hot Springs, Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and many more sites. A World Travel Series event.

“SNOW WHITE” WITH DUFFLEBAG THEATRE

Friday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m., Marvel Theatre

Tickets: $12. A humorous take on a classic tale in which random audience members are brought on stage to play pivotal roles. A Kaleidoscope Family Series event.

WHITE CHRISTMAS WITH M-PACT, MALE A CAPPELLA GROUP

Saturday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., King Concert Hall

Tickets: $35, $30, $25 and $20. The smooth soul of Stevie Wonder, the percussive power of Stomp, the funk and drive of Earth, Wind & Fire, the hip licks of Take 6 and the brass bite of the Harry Connick Jr. Big Band – all created by the human voice in the holiday showcase. A DFT Communications Pop Series event.

ART EXHIBITS

CATHY AND JESSE MARION ART GALLERY, MICHAEL C. ROCKEFELLER ARTS CENTER

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Free.

ALBERT PALEY: “HUMANIZING THE MATERIAL”

Sept. 1 to Oct. 18 (Gallery closed Oct. 8 – 11 for fall break). Opening reception: Sept. 11, 7 p.m.

DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS AND NEW MEDIA FACULTY EXHIBITION

Oct. 23 to Nov. 20. Opening reception: Oct. 23, 7 p.m.

SENIOR SHOW

Dec. 4 to 11. Opening reception: Dec. 4, 7 p.m.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS

To learn more, visit www.fredonia.edu/music

RECITALS

All are free, open to the public, at 8 p.m., and in Rosch Recital Hall unless otherwise noted.

FRIDAY, AUG. 28

Faculty Recital: ExSTRINGvaganza

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10

Guest Artist: Tetraphonics Saxophone Quartet

FRIDAY, SEPT. 11

Guest Artist: Dr. David Leung, violin

MONDAY, SEPT. 14

Faculty Recital: Dr. Andrew Seigel, clarinet, and Friends, “Three is a Magic Number”

TUESDAY, SEPT. 15

Faculty Recital: Maureen Yuen, violin; and Margaret Evans, piano

MONDAY, SEPT. 21

Faculty Showcase

THURSDAY, OCT. 15

Guest Artist: Dr. Edward Neeman, piano

FRIDAY, OCT. 16

Faculty Recital: James Welch, piano, and Friends

MONDAY, OCT. 19

Fredonia Wind Quintet

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21

Faculty Recital: String Faculty Trio with Dr. David Colwell, violin; David Rose, viola; and Natasha Farny, cello

FRIDAY, OCT. 23

Fredonia 1970s Alumni Jazz

SUNDAY, NOV. 8, 1 p.m.

Fredonia 1980s Alumni Jazz

MONDAY, NOV. 16, 7:30 p.m.

New Horizons Band, King Concert Hall

ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCES

Free, open to the public, and all at 8 p.m. unless noted.

KING CONCERT HALL

THURSDAY, SEPT. 24 AND NOV. 5

Concert Band

MONDAY, OCT. 5, AND WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4

Wind Symphony

TUESDAY, OCT. 6 AND NOV. 17

All College Band

SATURDAY, OCT. 24 AND THURSDAY, NOV. 19

Wind Ensemble

SATURDAY, OCT. 31

College Symphony

SATURDAY, DEC. 5

University Chorus, Women’s Choir, and College Choir

ROSCH RECITAL HALL

MONDAY, OCT. 12 AND WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4

Student Composers

TUESDAY, OCT. 27

Bassoon Ensemble

THURSDAY, OCT. 29

Flutasia

SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 4 p.m.

Choral Showcase: Chamber Choir, College Choir and Women’s Choir

FRIDAY, NOV. 6

World Mallets Ensemble

TUESDAY, NOV. 10

Chamber Made Guitar

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11

Clarinet Ensemble

MONDAY, NOV. 16

Latin Jazz Ensemble

TUESDAY, NOV. 17 AND THURSDAY, NOV. 19

String Chamber Ensembles

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18

Guitar Ensemble and Quartets

TUESDAY, DEC. 1

Chamber Orchestra

TUESDAY, DEC. 8

Improv Collective

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9

African Drumming Ensembles

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