ETHEL + Robert Mirabal

The River

Wednesday, September 11, 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, 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
Saturday, October 5
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

Compagnie Herve KOUBI

What the Day Owes to the Night

Tuesday, February 11, 7:30pm
Waterman Theatre

This company of 17 outstanding men from Algeria and Burkina Faso 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 Compagnie HERVE KOUBI is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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

Blue Jupiter

Twisted Broadway

Saturday, March 7, 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. 

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