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Fine Arts Events Calendar 2013-2014

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August 2013

August 29 – October 13

Department of Art Faculty Exhibition

The Department of Art faculty is comprised of noted artists working in a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramics and mixed media while also incorporating new technologies. This exhibition is a survey of their recent scholarly work.

August 29 – October 13
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 29, 4–6 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery

Free
Click here for Gallery hours and information.

SEPTEMBER 2013

Through October 13

Department of Art Faculty Exhibition

The Department of Art faculty is comprised of noted artists working in a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramics and mixed media while also incorporating new technologies. This exhibition is a survey of their recent scholarly work.

Through October 13
Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery

Free
Click here for Gallery hours and information.

September 5 and 6

Duets

Faculty artists join with professional partners to present duets from nationally recognized choreographers.

 

Thursday, September 5 at 7:30pm
Friday, September 6 at 4:00 and 7:30pm
Hartwell Dance Theater

$16, $11 (Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff), or $8.50 (Students)
Click here to purchase tickets online.

September 11

New York Klezmer Orchestra

At the turn of the last century, the sounds of klezmer reverberated through the Lower East Side of New York City. Brought to America by Eastern Europeans, the jubilant music of their beloved shtetls became intertwined with new American jazz syncopations. NYKO goes one step further by adding rock and swing influences for a fun, buoyant night of music.

Wednesday, September 11 at 7:30 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage

$16 • $11 Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff • $8.50 Students
Click here to purchase tickets online.

September 12

Stage Whispers:
Conversations with Theatre Professionals

As part of the Department of Theatre and Music Studies' alliance with Geva Theatre Center, this series of interactive panels allows attendees to discover various aspects of making theatre.

In a healthy dose of happenstance, Almost, Maine playwright John Cariani will appear as the initial guest at this year’s "Stage Whispers: Conversations with Theatre Professionals" series three weeks prior to the opening of that play at The College at Brockport’s Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage. Cariani will speak about the mythical, mystical Northeast town where several of his plays take place, his transition from actor to playwright and the pre-production process for his play, Last Gas, which will be seen later this season at Geva Theatre Center. "Stage Whispers" takes place on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at 10 am, in the College’s Tower Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 180 Holley Street. The talk is free and open to the public.

Cariani, who was nominated for a Tony Award® for his performance in the most recent Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, has also appeared in many television series, including his recurring appearances as “Beck” on Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and in several feature films, including Kissing Jessica Stein. His evolution from onstage to offstage artist stemmed from what he considered a dearth of decent audition material for men. So he took it upon himself to create his own. That audition piece begat a series of monologues that were presented at an NBC-sponsored event for budding playwrights. Eventually, he realized that some of the monologues (which had numbered more than 20 at the time) were thematically related, drew on his childhood in Presque Isle, ME, and were all a bit fantastical. In their review of Almost, Maine, The New York Times indicated that Cariani “is working from the notion that the remoter expanses of the country are the natural harbor of the adorably lovelorn, the touched and the irretrievably lost.”

The “Stage Whispers” series is sponsored by The College at Brockport’s Department of Theatre and Music Studies in conjunction with their educational partnership with Geva Theatre Center. The series gives community members insight into the process of professional theatre artists. For more information, please call (585) 395-2787.

Thursday, September 12, 10 am
Tower Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre

Free

OCTOBER 2013

Through October 13

Department of Art Faculty Exhibition

The Department of Art faculty is comprised of noted artists working in a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramics and mixed media while also incorporating new technologies. This exhibition is a survey of their recent scholarly work.

Through October 13
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 29, 4–6 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery

Free
Click here for Gallery hours and information.

October 3

Brockport Symphony Orchestra

A Night on Broadway
Under the baton of Jonathan Allentoff, this concert will feature vocalist Mary Wojciechowski and trumpet soloist Buddy Colaneri. Wojciechowski has sung with the Philadelphia Pops Festival Chorus, under the direction of Peter Nero. She has also appeared with the Gateswingers Big Band and the Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra.

Colaneri is the lead trumpet in the Gateswingers Big Band and performed for many years with the bands of Gene Krupa, Louis Prima, and Boyd Raeburn. He appears on many recordings that are distributed internationally.

The program includes selections from Show Boat, Porgy and Bess, The Music Man, Carousel, West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast, and My Fair Lady with new arrangements by Allentoff and Dr. William Hullfish, professor emeritus of music.

Thursday, October 3, at 7:30 pm
Seymour College Union Ballroom

Suggested donation: $3

October 4 – 6 and 17 – 19

Almost, Maine

by John Cariani

“A whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance.” – The New York Times

On a cold, clear winter’s night, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Similar in structure to the department’s Festival of Ten, the eight interconnected vignettes allow us to take a look at the poignancy of relationships.

October 4 – 6 and 17 – 19
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm
Sunday matinee at 2 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage

$16, $11 (Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff), or $8.50 (Students)
Click here to purchase tickets online.

October 17 – 19

DANCE/Strasser

The Strasser Studio is an alternative venue used by the Department of Dance, recognized nationally as one of the most distinctive college dance programs. With the audience surrounding the stage on three sides, they enjoy a multi-faceted view of some extremely talented dancers.

October 17 – 19
Thursday – Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm
Saturday Matinee at 2 pm
Rose L. Strasser Studio, Hartwell Hall
Post-performance discussions follow the Thursday and Saturday evening performances.

$16, $11 (Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff), or $8.50 (Students)
Click here to purchase tickets online.

October 23

Music Ensembles Series

A concert featuring the various musical ensembles from the Department of Theatre and Music Studies, including the Xylophone Ensemble, the Clarinet Ensemble, the Jazz Ensemble and the Saxophone Ensemble, amongst others.

Wednesday, October 23, at 7:30 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage

Suggested donation: $3

October 24 – December 8

Mush Hole Remembered: R. G. Miller
Curated by Neal Keating

The paintings by Mohawk artist R. Gary Miller are a testament to his life while at the Mohawk Institute Indian residential school in Brantford, Ontario, from 1953–1964. The exhibit is one of several research projects by Keating, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology.

October 24 – December 8
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 24, 4–6 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery

Free
Click here for Gallery hours and information.

October 25

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

For more than 90 years, the RPO has been one of the cornerstones of both the arts in our community and the community itself. In addition to its annual concert, the RPO has a presence on campus throughout the year, providing course instructors and guest lecturers. At this concert, Paul Shewan will conduct the orchestra in a program of Russian composers.

Friday, October 25, 7:30 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage
Add this concert to your subscription and receive a complimentary ticket for a post-concert reception featuring wine, artisan cheeses and other delectables, catered by Garnishes. Additional tickets are $10 and will be available until October 18.

$16, $11 (Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff), or $8.50 (Students)
Click here to purchase tickets online.

October 31 – November 2

DANCE/Hartwell

With dynamism, athleticism, and grace, these concerts feature graduate and undergraduate student choreography. MFA thesis works shown at these performances can help propel these dance-makers into their professional lives.

October 31 – November 2
Thursday – Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm
Hartwell Dance Theater

$16, $11 (Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff), or $8.50 (Students)
Click here to purchase tickets online.

October 31 – November 2

Harlequins Student Theatre Organization Productions

Fall Production:          
Thursday – Saturday, October 31 – November 2, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 3, 2 pm

Tower Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre
Tickets: Brockport Student Government Box Office: (585) 395-2487

NOVEMBER 2013

Through December 8

Mush Hole Remembered: R. G. Miller
Curated by Neal Keating

The paintings by Mohawk artist R. Gary Miller are a testament to his life while at the Mohawk Institute Indian residential school in Brantford, Ontario, from 1953–1964. The exhibit is one of several research projects by Keating, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology.

Through December 8
Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery

Free
Click here for Gallery hours and information.

November 1 and 2

DANCE/Hartwell

With dynamism, athleticism, and grace, these concerts feature graduate and undergraduate student choreography. MFA thesis works shown at these performances can help propel these dance-makers into their professional lives.

October 31 – November 2
Thursday – Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm
Hartwell Dance Theater

$16, $11 (Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff), or $8.50 (Students)
Click here to purchase tickets online.

November 1 and 2

Harlequins Student Theatre Organization Productions

Fall Production:          
Thursday – Saturday, October 31 – November 2, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 3, 2 pm

Tower Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre
Tickets: Brockport Student Government Box Office: (585) 395-2487

November 14

Stage Whispers:
Conversations with Theatre Professionals

As part of the Department of Theatre and Music Studies' alliance with Geva Theatre Center, this series of interactive panels allows attendees to discover various aspects of making theatre.

Thursday, November 14, 10 am
Tower Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre

Free

November 14 – 16

DANSCORE

DANSCORE is the perfect opportunity to see pieces created by nationally and internationally renowned faculty members, whom Rochester’s City newspaper calls some of the “top names” in the field. The diverse choreographic voices highlight the talented dancers.

Thursday and Friday, November 14 and 15 at 7:30 pm
Hartwell Dance Theater
and
Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Hochstein Performance Hall
50 North Plymouth Avenue, Rochester
A reception will follow the Saturday evening performance.

$16, $11 (Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff), or $8.50 (Students)
Only cash and checks will be accepted at the door for the Saturday performance.
Click here to purchase tickets online.

November 22 – 24 and December 5 – 7

Avenue Q

Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty

“… jaw-droppingly hilarious.” – Entertainment Weekly
                               
In this Brooklyn neighborhood, humans and puppets live side by side, everyone’s a little bit racist, and the Internet is for… well, it’s for more than Facebook. The side-splitting Tony Award®–winning musical is a 21st-century look at the life lessons that we didn’t learn from Sesame Street.

Avenue Q contains adult language and themes, as well as no-holds-barred puppet sex.
Yes, puppet sex.

November 22 – 24 and December 5 – 7
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm
Sunday matinee at 2 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage

$16, $11 (Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff), or $8.50 (Students)
Click here to purchase tickets online.

DECEMBER 2013

Through December 8

Mush Hole Remembered: R. G. Miller
Curated by Neal Keating

The paintings by Mohawk artist R. Gary Miller are a testament to his life while at the Mohawk Institute Indian residential school in Brantford, Ontario, from 1953–1964. The exhibit is one of several research projects by Keating, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology.

Through December 8
Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery

Free
Click here for Gallery hours and information.

December 5

Brockport Symphony Orchestra

Holiday Concert
Holiday Concert Under the baton of Jonathan Allentoff, this concert will feature a return performance by nationally-recognized marimba soloist Peter Ferry. Hailed by the Democrat and Chronicle as a "percussion genius…presenting percussion in a stunning, thoughtful way," Ferry is quickly gaining recognition for meaningful, entertaining performances of contemporary repertoire. In 2013, he received the prestigious Performer's Certificate from his alma mater, the Eastman School of Music. Ferry will welcome in the holiday season with Ney Rosauro's "Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra," inspired by Brazilian dances. The orchestra will also premiere Allentoff's arrangement of "It Comes Around the Same Time Each Year" by Hollywood composer Van Alexander. The program also includes works by Rodgers, Guaraldi, and Marks, as well as the annual holiday sing-a-long.

Thursday, December 5, at 7:30 pm
Seymour College Union Ballroom
Suggested donation: $3

December 5 – 7

Avenue Q

Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty

“… jaw-droppingly hilarious.” – Entertainment Weekly

In this Brooklyn neighborhood, humans and puppets live side by side, everyone’s a little bit racist, and the Internet is for… well, it’s for more than Facebook. The side-splitting Tony Award®–winning musical is a 21st-century look at the life lessons that we didn’t learn from Sesame Street.

Avenue Q contains adult language and themes, as well as no-holds-barred puppet sex.
Yes, puppet sex.

December 5 – 7
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage

$16, $11 (Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff), or $8.50 (Students)
Click here to purchase tickets online.

December 6

Music Ensembles Series

A concert featuring the various musical ensembles from the Department of Theatre and Music Studies, including the Xylophone Ensemble, the Clarinet Ensemble, the Jazz Ensemble and the Saxophone Ensemble, amongst others.

Friday, December 6, at 3 pm
Tower Black Box Theatre

Suggested donation: $3

December 8

Sounds of the Season

Bring your scores to join the Brockport College-Community Chorus for a Handel’s Messiah “sing-in.” Celebrate the holidays by raising your voice in song.

Sunday, December 8, 7:30 pm
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
152 Main Street, Brockport

$5 at the door

JANUARY 2014

January 28 – February 23

Andrew Au: Life Industries
and
Amy Cheng: Irrational Exuberance

The basic principle of assembly-line manufacturing is providing the correct recipe and environment. With those elements, one could construct a computer or other complex machine. In the series Life Industries, Andrew Au imagines an industrial plant that manufactures and markets living things, the necessary construction being merely code that explains a sequence of events to make the organism viable. The series includes paintings, prints, sculpture and a mockumentary about the inner workings inside Life Industries.

In Irrational Exuberance, Amy Cheng brings together a new series of sumptuously intricate ornamental paintings. Loosely anchored on the notion of the mandala, the paintings are richly referential: they call to mind the cosmos, cells, lace, brocade and more. Cheng aligns herself with the long tradition of geometric and floral patterns which the Far East, the Middle East, the Byzantine and the Baroque have long employed.

January 28 – February 23
Opening Reception: Friday, January 31, 4–6 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery

Free
Click here for Gallery hours and information.

January 30

Stage Whispers:
Conversations with Theatre Professionals

As part of the Department of Theatre and Music Studies' alliance with Geva Theatre Center, this series of interactive panels allows attendees to discover various aspects of making theatre.

Thursday, January 30, 10 am
Tower Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre

Free

FEBRUARY 2014

Through February 24

Andrew Au: Life Industries
and
Amy Cheng: Irrational Exuberance

The basic principle of assembly-line manufacturing is providing the correct recipe and environment. With those elements, one could construct a computer or other complex machine. In the series Life Industries, Andrew Au imagines an industrial plant that manufactures and markets living things, the necessary construction being merely code that explains a sequence of events to make the organism viable. The series includes paintings, prints, sculpture and a mockumentary about the inner workings inside Life Industries.

In Irrational Exuberance, Amy Cheng brings together a new series of sumptuously intricate ornamental paintings. Loosely anchored on the notion of the mandala, the paintings are richly referential: they call to mind the cosmos, cells, lace, brocade and more. Cheng aligns herself with the long tradition of geometric and floral patterns which the Far East, the Middle East, the Byzantine and the Baroque have long employed.

January 28 – February 23
Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery

Free
Click here for Gallery hours and information.

February 7

Gibbs & Main

Gibbs & Main is a group of five professional musicians dedicated to performing classical masterpieces side by side with Latin, pop and contemporary repertoire. The musicians like to venture outside the traditional “chamber” of chamber music, covering everything from highbrow to Löwenbräu.

Friday, February 7, 7:30 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage

$16, $11 (Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff), or $8.50 (Students)
Click here to purchase tickets online.

February 17

Monday Nights with the RPO

This semester's theme is "Around the World with Music." Each guest musician will not only demonstrate their instrument, but will also speak about a particular folk culture.

Tonight's Guest:
Herbert Smith, RPO 3rd trumpet.
Herb Smith will cover American Blues music, its origins and outgrowth into many genres, including classical literature. He will also feature a sample demonstration of how to create a blues jam out of a few simple lyrics.

Monday, February 17
6:30 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center, Room 120

Free

February 20 – 22

Dance Awareness Days

Thursday – Saturday, February 20 – 22
Hartwell classrooms, studios and Dance Theater

Free
Participants must be at least 16 years old.

February 20

AlumniDance Showcase

This event has been cancelled.

February 27 – March 1

DANCE/Strasser

The Strasser Studio is an alternative venue used by the Department of Dance, recognized nationally as one of the most distinctive college dance programs. With the audience surrounding the stage on three sides, they enjoy a multi-faceted view of some extremely talented dancers.

February 27 – March 1
Thursday – Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm
Saturday Matinees at 2 pm
Post-performance discussions follow the Thursday and Saturday evening performances.
Rose L. Strasser Studio, Hartwell Hall

$16, $11 (Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff), or $8.50 (Students)
Click here to purchase tickets online.

February 28 – March 2 and March 6 – 8

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

by Sarah Ruhl
“A beguiling comedy.” – The New York Times
“Ruhl is forever vital in her lyrical and biting takes on how we behave." – The Washington Post

In a café right out of an Edward Hopper painting, a cell phone leads a woman into the world of a dead man’s life. In her attempt to tie up the loose ends of his existence, she unlocks the mysteries that are the sum of one person’s life — a haughty mother, a distant wife, a lonely brother, a mistress and an occupation full of international intrigue — and realizes we are all incomplete without the other lives that touch our own. 

February 28 – March 2 and March 6 – 8
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm
Sunday matinee at 2 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage

$16, $11 (Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff), or $8.50 (Students)
Click here to purchase tickets online.

MARCH 2014

March 1

DANCE/Strasser

The Strasser Studio is an alternative venue used by the Department of Dance, recognized nationally as one of the most distinctive college dance programs. With the audience surrounding the stage on three sides, they enjoy a multi-faceted view of some extremely talented dancers.

Through March 1
Saturday Evening at 7:30 pm
Rose L. Strasser Studio, Hartwell Hall

$16, $11 (Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff), or $8.50 (Students)
Click here to purchase tickets online.

March 1 – 2 and March 6-8

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

by Sarah Ruhl
“A beguiling comedy.” – The New York Times
“Ruhl is forever vital in her lyrical and biting takes on how we behave." – The Washington Post

In a café right out of an Edward Hopper painting, a cell phone leads a woman into the world of a dead man’s life. In her attempt to tie up the loose ends of his existence, she unlocks the mysteries that are the sum of one person’s life — a haughty mother, a distant wife, a lonely brother, a mistress and an occupation full of international intrigue — and realizes we are all incomplete without the other lives that touch our own. 

February 28 – March 2 and March 6 – 8
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm
Sunday matinee at 2 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage

$16, $11 (Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff), or $8.50 (Students)
Click here to purchase tickets online.

March 3

Monday Nights with the RPO

This semester's theme is "Around the World with Music." Each guest musician will not only demonstrate their instrument, but will also speak about a particular folk culture.

Tonight's Guest:
Anna Steltenpohl, RPO 2nd oboe/English horn.
Anna Steltenpohl will introduce the double reed instruments she performs as a professional musician. Having recently returned from a visit to India, she will also talk about her experiences there in learning about Bollywood music and the quadruple reed instrument, the shenai.

Monday, March 3
6:30 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center, Room 120

Free

March 4 – 30

Embracing Function:
Contemporary Approaches to the Utilitarian Vessel

Curated by Lori Mills

Lori Mills, associate professor in the Department of Art, has assembled some of the finest practitioners of functional, yet artistic, ceramic work. Her research for this exhibition focused on artists who deal primarily with vessel forms. Represented are Peter Beasecker, Syracuse, NY; Linda Sikora, Alfred, NY; Hide Sadohara, Fredonia, NY; and several others.

March 4 – 30
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 4, 4–6 pm    
Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery

Free
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March 12 – 16

American College Dance Festival Association Gala Performances

The Gala will present the finest choreographic works of those submitted for adjudication, representing the highest artistic and technical standards of performance and choreography throughout the Northeastern Region.

There will be a limited number of general admission tickets available to the public for this concert.

Wednesday – Sunday, March 12 – 16
Various venues and Gala Performances on Sunday, March 16
12:30 and 3:30 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage

$16 • $11 Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff • $8.50 Students
Click here to purchase tickets online.

March 24

Monday Nights with the RPO

This semester's theme is "Around the World with Music." Each guest musician will not only demonstrate their instrument, but will also speak about a particular folk culture.

Tonight's Guest:
Linda Sniedze-Taggart, Eastman Community Music School faculty, Hammered Dulcimer.
Linda Taggart will present music of her Latvian heritage in cooperation with course instructor and violinist, Lara Sipols, performing folk music on the kokle and bass kokle, both plucked string instruments with relatives in many cultures, including the hammered dulcimer.

Monday, March 24
6:30 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center, Room 120

Free

March 26

Music Ensembles Series

A concert featuring the various musical ensembles from the Department of Theatre and Music Studies, including the Xylophone Ensemble, the Clarinet Ensemble, the Jazz Ensemble, the Saxophone Ensemble, and the brand new brass ensemble.

Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage

Suggested donation: $3

March 27

Stage Whispers:
Conversations with Theatre Professionals

As part of the Department of Theatre and Music Studies' alliance with Geva Theatre Center, this series of interactive panels allows attendees to discover various aspects of making theatre.

In a case which dates back to 1990, the Arizona-based Havasupai Indians discovered that doctors affiliated with Arizona State University were collecting the DNA of tribe members and testing them for all sorts of genetic information. This case, and its impact on the tribe, is the basis for Deborah Zoe Laufer’s Informed Consent, now onstage at Geva Theatre Center. Jessica Wortham, who appears in the production, will visit The College at Brockport to take part in the Department of Theatre and Music Studies’ Stage Whispers talk on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 10 am, in the College’s Tower Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 180 Holley Street. The focus of Wortham’s talk, which is free and open to the public, will be “Ripped from the Headlines: When Fact and Fiction Blend Onstage.”

Though the Havasupai people did turn to ASU to help them determine why a disproportionate number of them suffered from diabetes, this was as far as the testing should have gone. In 2010, the tribe won a settlement agreeing that the superfluous testing was done without their informed consent, since ASU ran the extra tests without fully disclosing how the DNA would be used.

Wortham is returning to Geva Theatre Center where she previously appeared in The Book Club Play. With her role in Informed Consent, not only is she faced with how to properly convey something that actually occurred, but she is also performing in a brand new play which is still going through its gestation period. While research can help the former challenge, a new play can often present obstacles such a new dialogue, or even more substantive alterations. She will discuss how she stays on her toes, and how her own research may have aided the playwright during her visit.

Thursday, March 27, 10 am
Tower Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre

Free

March 28

Paul Houghtaling, bass-baritone

"Paul Houghtaling has personality and a splendid voice." The Boston Globe

Houghtaling, the director of Opera Theatre at the University of Alabama, has a wide-ranging career as educator, stage director and singer with a repertoire that ranges from Mozart to Gilbert and Sullivan. His Brockport recital is entitled "From Bach to Rock" and will include a Bach cantata ("Ich habe genug"), as well as a series of European art songs, selections from the American musical theatre and some more contemporary sounds. He will be accompanied by Kevin Chance.

Friday, March 28, 7:30 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage

$16 • $11 Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff • $8.50 Students
Click here to purchase tickets online.

APRIL 2014

April 3 – 5

DANCE/Hartwell

With dynamism, athleticism, and grace, these concerts feature graduate and undergraduate student choreography. MFA thesis works shown at these performances can help propel these dance-makers into their professional lives.

April 3 – 5
Thursday – Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm
Hartwell Dance Theater

$16 • $11 Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff • $8.50 Students
Click here to purchase tickets online.

April 3 – 6

Harlequins Student Theatre Organization Productions

Spring Production:
Thursday – Saturday, April 3 – 5, at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 6, at 2 pm

Tower Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre

Tickets: Brockport Student Government Box Office: (585) 395-2487

April 7

Monday Nights with the RPO

This semester's theme is "Around the World with Music." Each guest musician will not only demonstrate their instrument, but will also speak about a particular folk culture.

Tonight's Guest:
An-Chi Lin, RPO violinist.
An-Chi Lin is a native of Taiwan and will speak about her experience as a professional musician. She will also perform music of China and speak about the bowed folk instruments, such as the erhu.

Monday, April 7
6:30 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center, Room 120

Free

April 11 – May4

Annual Student Art Exhibition

The pinnacle of our exhibition season, and the most anticipated by students and faculty, this is our celebration of our students’ artistic achievements for the current academic year

April 11 – May 4
Opening Reception: Friday, April 11, 7–9 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery

Free
Click here for Gallery hours and information.

April 25 – 27

bobrauschenbergamerica

by Charles L. Mee
“…brashly, unapologetically entertaining.” – The New York Times

Bob Rauschenberg’s “combines” are famous for assembling found objects into art. bobrauschenbergamerica is similar in that it is not a direct biography of the artist but a collection of a different type: simple moments of simple lives captured as the artist himself might have done. The play — at times both comic and touching — reminds us that, “like art, there are no rules here.” But there are an awful lot of chicken jokes.

April 25 – 27 and May 1 – 3
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm
Sunday matinee at 2 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage

$16 • $11 Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff • $8.50 Students
Click here to purchase tickets online.

MAY 2014

Through May 4

Annual Student Art Exhibition

The pinnacle of our season, and the most anticipated by students and faculty, this adjudicated exhibition is our celebration of our students' artistic achievements for the current academic year.

April 11-May 4
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: April 11, 7 – 9 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery

Free
Click here for Gallery hours and information.

May 1 – 3

bobrauschenbergamerica

by Charles L. Mee
“…brashly, unapologetically entertaining.” – The New York Times

Bob Rauschenberg’s “combines” are famous for assembling found objects into art. bobrauschenbergamerica is similar in that it is not a direct biography of the artist but a collection of a different type: simple moments of simple lives captured as the artist himself might have done. The play — at times both comic and touching — reminds us that, “like art, there are no rules here.” But there are an awful lot of chicken jokes.

April 25 – 27 and May 1 – 3
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage

$16 • $11 Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff • $8.50 Students
Click here to purchase tickets online.

May 1 – 4

Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble

Invigorating and life-affirming, the Sankofa troupe brings Carnivale to Brockport. Artistic director Clyde Alafiju Morgan and musical director Khalid N’Faly Saleem meld African, Caribbean and Latin cultures together for a vibrant, energetic production that can’t help putting a smile on everyone’s faces.

May 1 – 4
Thursday – Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2 pm
Hartwell Dance Theater

$16 • $11 Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff • $8.50 Students
Click here to purchase tickets online.

May 2

Music Ensemble Series

A concert featuring the various musical ensembles from the Department of Theatre and Music Studies, including the Xylophone Ensemble, the Clarinet Ensemble, the Jazz Ensemble and the Saxophone Ensemble, amongst others.

Friday, May 2 at 3 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre

Suggested Donation: $3

May 6

Harlequins Student Theatre Organization Productions

A Spring Bonus:
A Night on Broadway: A Musical Revue

Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre

Tickets: Brockport Student Government Box Office: (585) 395-2487

May 7

Dime-a-Dance

Wednesday and Thursday, May 7 and 8, 7:30 pm
Rose L. Strasser Studio, Hartwell Hall

Donations accepted at the door.

May 9 – 10

Carmina Burana

Carl Orff’s masterwork will be presented in a joint concert by the Brockport College-Community Chorus and the Brockport Symphony Orchestra. The oratorio, based on texts from as early as the 11th century, deals with typical themes of springtime — love, lust and other indulgences. Carmina Burana is one of the most popular musical works of the 20th century, crossing over from the concert hall to its use in advertising and popular movies.

Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, 7:30 pm
Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage
(Not Seymour College Union Ballroom, as originally announced)

$16 • $11 Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff • $8.50 Students
Click here to purchase tickets online.

May 12 – 16

Graduation Dances

Commencement Week, May 12 – 16
Hartwell Dance Theater

Donations to the Friends of Brockport Dance scholarship fund accepted at the door.

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