ETHEL + Robert Mirabal

The River

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 7:30PM
Waterman Theatre

ETHEL and Robert Mirabal, Native American musician, instrument builder, and three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, present their evolution of the cross-cultural concert experience. The inspiration is Water as the embodiment of Spirit, and its essential role in Life on Earth. The audience is immersed in a flow of music, narrative, and ritual that evokes timeless Native American traditions through contemporary musical artistry. 

Funded in part by a Grand Challenges Mini-Grant.

$5 Students of All Ages $15 SUNY Oswego Faculty, Staff and Alumni $20 General Public

 

The Mark Lomax Quartet

400: An Afrikan Epic

Monday, September 23, 2019, 7:30PM
Sheldon Hall Ballroom

This quartet embodies the fire and passion of John Coltranes’ great Classic Quartet of the mid 1960s, while also presenting a modern sensibility that allows the ensemble to generate a sound for the times. 400: An Afrikan Epic explores thousands of years of the history that is pre-colonial Afrika, the Ma’afa (the 400 years between 1619 and 2019), and Afro-futurism expressing a vision of what Blacks in America will heal toward in the next 400 years; a healthy, high functioning, and united block of the African diaspora.

Co-sponsored by the ALANA Student Leadership Conference and the Student Association.

$5 Students of All Ages  $15 SUNY Oswego Faculty, Staff and Alumni  $20 General Public

Squonk Opera

Pneumatica

Friday, October 4, 2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Campus Lawn

A family-friendly event about air, made of air and powered by air, showcasing an immersive approach to merging art, design, music, poetry, science, math and engineering. Watch as a 40-foot Lady Pneumatica inflatable comes to life, powered by giant blowers and vortex fans. Featuring live original music, the site will be filled with electronic bagpipes, visual puns, wild guitar and bass riffs, boisterous music and surreal images.

FREE

Ke-nekt': David Cook

Commercial and Jazz Piano

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7:30PM
Sheldon Hall Ballroom

Pianist, composer and musical director David Cook is equally at home in commercial and jazz music working with 10-time Grammy Award-winner Taylor Swift, Lizz Wright, Thomas Rhett, Shoshana Bean, Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, Kesha, Utada Hikaru, and jazz artists Christian McBride, Marcus Miller and Donny McCaslin. The Oswego Jazz Project will join him on this program.

A pre-concert talk will begin at 7 p.m.

$5 Students of All Ages  $12 SUNY Oswego Faculty, Staff and Alumni  $15 General Public

Ke-nekt': Michael James Olson

Electronic Music

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 7:30PM
Sheldon Hall Ballroom

Michael James Olson uses electronic music, video, guitar and Tibetan Singing Bowls to create lush ambient landscapes drawing heavily on life in the upper Midwest. His concert music and commercial productions are featured in performances throughout the world, on 25 albums, and in films and television including programs on MTV, VH1, E!, Spike, ABC, NBC, PBS and CBS.

Pre-concert talk at 7 pm.

$5 Students of All Ages  $12 SUNY Oswego Faculty, Staff and Alumni  $15 General Public

Ke-nekt': Hugo Vera

Tenor

Friday, February 7, 2020, 5:30PM *Special Date and Time
Sheldon Hall Ballroom

Tenor Hugo Vera is described as possessing a “truly heroic voice” that is both “beautiful and brilliant.” Increasingly in demand and a recent addition to The Metropolitan Opera artist roster, Vera has performed 34 roles and 20 choral orchestral works with distinguished companies in the US as part of his musical and artistic development of the full lyric and spinto tenor repertoire.

$5 Students of All Ages  $12 SUNY Oswego Faculty, Staff and Alumni  $15 General Public

Cie Hervé KOUBI

What the day owes to the night

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 7:30pm
Waterman Theatre

This company of outstanding men from North Africa, the Middle East and Europe deliver a jaw-dropping performance packed with backflips, head spins, and a transcending emotional intensity. Created by French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi, What the Day Owes to the Night (Ce Que le Jour Doit à la Nuit) is danced to an eclectic score including Johann Sebastian Bach, Hamza El Din & the Kronos Quartet, and traditional Sufi music.

This engagement of Cie Hervé KOUBI is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

$5 Students of All Ages  $15 SUNY Oswego Faculty, Staff and Alumni  $20 General Public

Blue Jupiter

Twisted Broadway

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 7:30PM
Waterman Theatre

Featuring SUNY Oswego Alumnus Diana Preisler, Blue Jupiter is the cutting edge of a cappella, soaring pop and Broadway leads, tight harmonies, unbelievable beatboxing, and most importantly, no instruments. This NYC- based quartet is just four mouths and four mics. Listeners will immediately recognize the hits from classic shows like Wicked, Pippin, Porgy and Bess, The Sound of Music, Chicago, The Wizard of Oz, and more. 

Sponsored in part by Stewart's Shops

$5 Students of All Ages  $15 SUNY Oswego Faculty, Staff and Alumni  $20 General Public

Ke-nekt': Finger Lakes Trio

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 7:30PM
Sheldon Hall Ballroom

The Finger Lakes Trio is a group of Symphoria musicians consisting of assistant concertmaster Sonya Williams, principal cellist Heidi Hoffman and pianist/SUNY Oswego music faculty member Robert Auler. The ensemble collaborates with clarinet to perform Beethoven Trio Op. 11, Bartok Contrasts, Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time and traditional piano trio repertoire. Pre-concert talk at 7.

$5 Students of All Ages  $12 SUNY Oswego Faculty, Staff and Alumni  $15 General Public

Ke-nekt': Ray Vega

Trumpet

Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 7:30PM
Sheldon Hall Ballroom

Trumpeter Ray Vega is a veteran of the bands of Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Mario Bauza, and Luis "Perico" Ortiz.  Ray has performed and recorded with an invariable who’s who of jazz including Joe Henderson, Poncho Sanchez, The Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Jazz at Lincoln Center Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Eddie Palmieri, The Mingus Big Band, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Paul Simon.

$5 Students of All Ages  $12 SUNY Oswego Faculty, Staff and Alumni  $15 General Public