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The Arts at HWS CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2009 – 2010
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THE FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS— painting, sculpture, photography, theatre, creative writing, dance and music— are fundamental to the rich, interdisciplinary education and social experience at the Colleges. They sit at the intersection of literature, human behavior, history and science. They are a living laboratory of active learning where students can experience intense, imaginative exploration while gaining self-confidence and mastering teamwork under pressure. The fine and performing arts are central to a liberal arts education. They engage our sensibilities and stretch our imagination, stimulating a dialogue about our place and responsibilities in the world. Indeed, they are at the heart of what defines us as fully human. Participation in the arts, whether on stage or in an audience, compels us to be inventive in our lives and critical in our thinking. Art challenges us to see both difference and interconnectedness. This year, the Hobart and William Smith community invites all to participate in a variety of art exhibits, dance recitals, theatrical performances and musical concerts.
Cover Image: The Art of Sue Daykin
2009 – 2010
SHINY TOY GUNS
SHINY TOY GUNS Friday, Sept. 4 8 p.m., Smith Opera House Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Live from Geneva Series presents SHINY TOY GUNS, the Grammynominated electronic-infused indie rock band that brought you hits like “You Are the One,” “Le Disko,” “Ghost Town” and “Ricochet!” Tickets: $25, general admission; $15, students. THE ART OF SUSAN DAYKIN Friday, Sept. 11-Saturday, Oct. 24 Davis Gallery, Houghton House The HWS Art Department sponsors an exhibit by painter Susan Daykin, a professor of fine arts at FIT in New York City. Daykin’s mixed media paintings have been likened to artist Jackson Pollock and capture, with flashes of brilliant color, the images and objects endlessly produced by our society. A reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Gallery. EVERY LITTLE STEP Friday, Sept. 11-Tuesday, Sept. 15 Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m., Smith Opera House The Smith Opera House presents “Every Little Step,” a film following the plight of real-life dancers as they struggle through auditions for the Broadway revival of “A Chorus Line.” Tickets: $5. SEN & HIBIKI Friday, Sept. 18 7:30 p.m., Smith Opera House The Smith Opera House and Hobart and William Smith Colleges, with the New York State Council on the Arts, co-sponsor SEN & HIBIKI Upstate NY Tour 2009, “Taiko History: To the Future of Music and Disabilities.” This concert features SEN & HIBIKI, the acclaimed Taiko drumming team from Tokyo, Japan, delivering their authentic and progressive Taiko music to U.S. for the first time, with Ryouta Kataoka, a blind professional Taiko player, and Ryuji Tomono, a developmentally disabled professional Taiko player. Tickets: $5.
STUDENT BAND THE SCOPE
HWS GUITAR DAY Saturday, Sept. 19 All Day, various locations on HWS Campus Hobart and William Smith Colleges present the Third Annual HWS Guitar Day, featuring performances from some of the most talented guitarists in upstate New York. Performers include HWS applied instructors Kenneth Meyer and Greg Wachala. GUITARIST’S MASTER CLASS Saturday, Sept. 19, 12 p.m. Geneva Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library Headliner guitarist Gene Bertoncini offers a master class. Bertoncini retains the individual spirit of every song he plays while imbuing each with his own style rooted in melodic invention and harmonic nuance. He has won international praise and accolades as the “Segovia of jazz.” EL KA BONG AND THE SCOPE Saturday, Sept. 19, 3 p.m., The Quad El Ka Bong (with Aaron Holland ’07) blends reggae, jazz, rock and Latin influences to create it own original sound. With upbeat funk-rock beats and jazz and reggae influences, HWS student band The Scope has opened for notable acts such as Robert Randolph and the Family Band and GirlTalk. The current band lineup includes guitarist Sarik Kumar ’11, drummer Andrew TarnasRaskin ’11 and bassist Andrew Mahoney ’11. ROGER STEPTOE Saturday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. Smith Opera House American Landmark Festivals and the Smith Opera House present Roger Steptoe on the premiere night of his latest tour commemorating the 130th anniversary of the birth of the English composer, John Ireland. Stefan Reuss, principal cellist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, is the soloist. Also in the program will be Ireland’s Cello Sonata and a number of Ireland’s songs with Jimi James, a principal baritone with Syracuse Opera. Tickets: $15, adults; $10, students and seniors.
GUITAR DAY FINAL PERFORMANCE Saturday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m. St. John’s Chapel Gene Bertoncini, Rick Balestra, and HWS Guitar instructors Ken Meyer and Greg Wachala conclude with a performance. H WS G U
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SYRACUSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Thursday, Sept. 24 8:15 p.m., Smith Opera House Geneva Concerts presents the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, with Daniel Hege, conductor, and soloist Joyce Yang, piano, who, in June 2005 at just 19 years of age, was awarded the silver medal at the Twelfth Van Clliburn International Piano Competition. The program includes Joan Tower’s “Made in America,” Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1” and Aaron Copland’s “Symphony No. 3.” Tickets: $25 adults, $10 for college students with ID, free for students through Grade 12.
RUSTED ROOT Friday, Sept. 25 8 p.m., Smith Opera House The Smith Opera House presents Rusted Root, whose worldly style has charmed fans of roots music and world rock, selling more than three million albums worldwide. After debuting in 1992 with the self released “Cruel Sun,” Rusted Root signed with Mercury Records and released the 1994 platinum-selling breakthrough album “When I Woke,” featuring the hit songs “Send Me On My Way,” “Ecstasy” and “Martyr.” Not long after, the band scored on tours with Toad the Wet Sprocket, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, HORDE Festival and, perhaps most notably, the highly coveted support role on the landmark Jimmy Page/Robert Plant reunion tour. Also presenting guest artist The Kin. Tickets: $25. FOOD, INC. Saturday, Sept. 26-Tuesday, Sept. 29 Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m., Smith Opera House The Smith Opera House presents “Food, Inc.”, in which filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Tickets: $5.
SYRACUSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
PIANIST DI WU
PIANIST DI WU Monday, Sept. 28 8 p.m., Geneva Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library The HWS Music Department presents pianist Di Wu. A rising star in the classical world, Wu was a recent finalist at the XIII Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She won her first competition at the age of six, and debuted with the Beijing Philharmonic at 14. Since then, she has performed with various U.S. orchestras and has been a featured soloist across the globe. THE BOYS: THE SHERMAN BROTHERS’ STORY Friday, Oct. 2 – Tuesday, Oct. 6 Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Tuesday, 7 p.m., Smith Opera House The Smith Opera House presents “The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story,” a documentary about Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman— a.k.a. The Sherman Brothers—the Academy and Grammy-winning songwriters. If you grew up in the 20th Century, odds are you’ve been singing along to the Sherman Brothers’ songs— maybe without even knowing it. While their songs were cherished by both audiences and Walt Disney himself, outside the public eye the boys’ personal relationship with each other was far less harmonious. The film is a unique yet universal story of two brothers pursuing true passion, battling personal differences and working as a team to walk, ultimately, with giants. Tickets: $5. USAF BAND OF LIBERTY’S CONCERT BAND Wednesday, Oct. 7 7:30 p.m., Smith Opera House The Smith Opera House presents USAF Band of Liberty’s Concert Band, a select group of professional Airmen-musicians dedicated to using the power of music to inspire our Air Force members and the general public, producing innovative musical programs and products, and communicating Air Force excellence around the globe. MUNNELLY Saturday, Oct. 10 8 p.m., Smith Opera House The Smith Opera House presents Munnelly, a Celtic sextet, which combines button accordion, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, piano, bodhrán and flute for a high-spirited instrumental sound, colored with a bit of jazz, ragtime and extraordinary percussive dancing, topped with the singing of All-Ireland champion Shauna Mullin. Tickets: $15.
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STEPPIN’ OUT ON BROADWAY Tuesday, Oct. 13 2 p.m., Smith Opera House Carrie’s One Day Fun Days presents “Steppin’ Out on Broadway,” a musical celebration with show stopping songs from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Carousel,” “My Fair Lady,” “Chicago,” “Sound of Music” and more. Also featured are the most popular hits of legendary composers such as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Steven Sondheim, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Lowe and Cole Porter all performed by a 20-piece Latshaw Productions Swing City Orchestra, singers and dancers. Tickets: $31. A COSTUME PARTY CONCERT Wednesday, Oct. 14 7 p.m., Smith Opera House Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes presents “A Costume Party Concert.” Dr. Peter Alsop is a certified experiential therapist and a nationally known singer/songwriter, lecturer and humorist who has trained hundreds of thousands of human service professionals over the past 30 years. Come testdrive your Halloween costume at a fun-filled concert filled with humor, insight and healthy living ideas.
BUTTERFLY: THE STORY OF A LIFE CYCLE Thursday, Oct. 15 10 a.m., 7 p.m., Smith Opera House The Smith Opera House presents “Butterfly: The Story of a Life Cycle.” Take a microscopic look at the insect world on the big stage, from a tiny egg we will follow the Monarch Butterfly as she grows through her caterpillar state and makes the amazing metamorphosis in the chrysalis and her incredible 1,500 mile journey to Mexico. Supported by a startup grant from the Jim Henson Foundation. Tickets: $4.50. THE COVE Friday, Oct. 16-Tuesday, Oct. 20 Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m., Smith Opera House The Smith Opera House presents “The Cove,” a documentary in which a group of activists, using state-of-the-art equipment and led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan, to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health. Tickets: $5.
DOCUMENTARY THE COVE
WORKS ON PAPER
WORKS ON PAPER Friday, Oct. 16 - Monday, Nov. 18: Davis Gallery, Houghton House The HWS Art Department sponsors artist Emily Kenas’s “Works on Paper.” Kenas, who currently lives in Geneva, received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her collages are made from fragments of her drawings and paintings. Cutting, adding, moving, discarding, and layering brings them together until the final image is realized. A reception will be held during Family Weekend on Friday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Gallery. SYRACUSE VOCAL ENSEMBLE Saturday, Oct. 17 8 p.m., St. John’s Chapel HWS Professor of Music Robert Cowles directs the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble in “Titans from the Teens and Twenties.” The Syracuse Vocal Ensemble opens its 2009-10 season with a performance in conjunction with the fall exhibit “Turner to Cezanne” being held at Everson Museum in Syracuse. The exhibit is a stunning array of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and invites this forward-looking program exemplifying the diversity of musical styles flowing out of this era. Composers represented include Ralph Vaughan Williams, Aaron Copland, Maurice Ravel, William Schuman and Béla Bartók. Syracuse pianist Kevin Moore joins the ensemble for this fascinating intersection of art and music. Tickets: $14, adults; $12, seniors; $5, all others. THE DADY BROTHERS Thursday, Oct. 22 6:30 p.m., Smith Opera House Habitat for Humanity presents The Dady Brothers, Western New York’s favorite troubadours, who bring their unique variety of Celtic and folk music to the Smith in this fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. The Brothers’ wide repertoire ranges from Irish folk ballads to original contemporary folk, bluegrass and acoustic blues.
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BARTLETT THEATRE PRODUCTION OF EURYDICE Thursday, Oct. 22-Saturday, Oct. 24 7:30 p.m., Bartlett Theatre, Coxe Hall The fall 2009 Bartlett Theatre Production is “Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl, directed by HWS Assistant Professor of Theatre Lisa Black. This 2003 comic and watery retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice gives us the heroine’s point of view. Blurring the underworld with the one above, Ruhl’s inventive script brings to mind both Fellini’s “La Strada” and Carroll’s “Alice.”
CAMBRIDGE CONCENTUS Friday, Oct. 23 8 p.m., St. John’s Chapel The HWS Music Department presents Cambridge Concentus, with Artistic Co-Directors David Kjar and Marika Holmqvist. Based in Boston, Mass., Cambridge Concentus is known for its performances of classic eighteenth-century works, as well as lesser-known—but equally intriguing—pieces. BALLET JÖRGEN Saturday, Oct. 24 8:15 p.m., Smith Opera House Geneva Concerts presents Canadian dance company Ballet Jörgen, performing “Anastasia.” Created by Ballet Jörgen Canada’s Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen, “Anastasia” is a magical story of a Russian princess set to an original full orchestra score by the Canadian/Russian composer Ivan Barbotin. Widely recognized for its innovation, warmth, humor and beauty, Ballet Jörgen Canada formed in 1987 and is the only major Canadian ballet company with a repertoire exclusively of original works. Tickets: Free for HWS Students with ID.
BARTLETT THEATRE PRODUCTION OF EURYDICE
FILMMAKER JORDAN KLIGERMAN
SACRED SPORT WITH FILMMAKER JORDAN KLIGERMAN Wednesday, Oct. 28 7 p.m., Sanford Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library The HWS Office of Intercultural Affairs welcomes filmmaker Jordan Kligerman to campus for a screening of his film about the history of lacrosse. Lacrosse has no known start date. Instead, the first stories of the origins of lacrosse have to do with the birds and the land animals squaring off in a fierce ball game in honor of the creator. The film allows the viewer to connect the game they play or watch today with the sacred practice of Native Americans. Part of the “Origins of Lacrosse” conference. INVISIBLE CHILDREN Thursday, Oct. 29 7 p.m., Albright Auditorium The Genocide and Human Rights Speaker Series, the HWS campus chapter of Amnesty International, and Student Activists for Darfur host a screening of the documentary film “Invisible Children.” After the screening, students, faculty and staff can speak with representatives of the organization to learn about their role in the conflict in Uganda. “Invisible Children” tells the story of three young filmmakers who traveled to Africa in the spring of 2003 in search of a story. What started out as a filmmaking adventure transformed into much more when these boys from Southern California came upon a tragedy that disgusted and inspired them—a tragedy where children are both the weapons and the victims. HWS ANNIVERSARY CONCERT Saturday, Oct. 31 6 p.m., St. John’s Chapel Directed by Professor of Music Robert Cowles, the HWS Colleges Chorale performs works by Henry Purcell (born 350 years ago), George Frideric Handel (died 250 years ago), Franz Joseph Haydn (died 200 years ago), and Felix Mendelssohn (born 200 years ago).
HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH COLLEGES SIMPLY PIANO Sunday, Nov. 1 2 p.m., Smith Opera House The Smith Opera House presents “Simply Piano,” a live showcase of talented local pianists as they play—and celebrate—the Smith’s Steinway piano. MAD ABOUT THEATRE Tuesday, Nov. 3 – Thursday, Nov. 5 8p.m., Geneva Community Center, Carter Road, Geneva The Geneva Theatre Guild presents an evening of one-acts directed by Professor of Education Pat Collins in the new Black Box Theatre at the Geneva Community Center. “Mad About Theatre” consists of five very short and very funny plays about life in the theatre including: “Mrs. Sorken,” “The Actor’s Nightmare,” and “One Minute Play” all by Christopher Durang; “Top of 16” by Tad Dashow; and “Impromptu” by Tad Mosel. Tickets: $12; students and seniors $10.
2009 FINGER LAKES FILM FESTIVAL Tuesday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m., Headless Sullivan Theater, 629 Exchange St., Geneva Thursday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m., The Cracker Factory, Lehigh Ave. and Ave. E, Geneva Saturday, Nov. 7 7 p.m., Red Dove Tavern, Geneva 2009 Finger Lakes Film Festival screenings will be held on Nov. 3 and 5 with Awards Night held on Nov. 7. The film festival spotlights short films (20 minutes or less) made by local and regional film makers. There are five categories – animation, documentary, experimental, narrative fiction and music video. See Associate Professor of Political Science Kevin Dunn for more information or visit http://www.geneva13.com.
FINGER LAKES DANCE! CONCERT Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14 7:30 p.m., Cracker Factory, Lehigh Ave. and Ave. E, Geneva “Finger Lakes Dance! Concert” features numerous professional dance, music and visual artists from the Finger Lakes. HWS dance faculty Cynthia Williams, Missy Pfohl Smith, Michelle Ikle, Donna Davenport, and Cadence Whittier will perform and present choreography in the concert.
FINGER LAKES DANCE!
HISTORIES BY ARTISTS MARY GOODWIN AND ROBERT RAINEY
THE SAMMY KAYE ORCHESTRA Saturday, Nov. 14 7 p.m., Smith Opera House The Smith Opera House presents The Sammy Kaye Orchestra, which lives up to the traditions of the big band era with 16 musicians, including two vocalists, rendering selections from 50 years of Sammy Kaye Orchestra hits and paying tribute to Sammy Kaye friends Glen Miller and Benny Goodman. Now under the direction of Roger Thorpe, the Sammy Kaye Orchestra will take big band lovers on a trip down memory lane with classics such as “Daddy,” “It Isn’t Fair” and “Harbor Lights.” Tickets: $15, adults; $10, students and seniors. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR Monday, Nov. 16 10 a.m., Smith Opera House The Smith Opera House presents “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” which features award-winning children’s book illustrator and writer Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” “Little Cloud” and “The Mixed-up Chameleon” retold on stage in black light. Tickets: $4.50. HISTORIES Friday, Nov. 20-Friday, Dec. 18 Ongoing, Davis Gallery, Houghton House The HWS Art Department sponsors “Histories,” an exhibit by artists Mary Goodwin and Robert Rainey. This new media piece brings together the work of these two artists, showing how their approaches to the use of photographic images can critically and creatively re-examine the history of place and art. A reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 20, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Davis Gallery.
HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH COLLEGES KOSHARE DANCE COLLECTIVE Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21 Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Winn-Seeley Gym/Theatre Now entering its 60th year, Koshare Dance Collective presents its annual concert, featuring the choreography and performance of HWS students. KOSHARE DANCE COLLECTIVE THE BURNING RIVER BRASS Friday, Nov. 20 8:15 p.m., Smith Opera House Geneva Concerts presents The Burning River Brass, who, since 1996, have been dazzling audiences from Alaska to Taiwan with “power and virtuosity,” “harmonious blend,” and “consistently stirring performances.” Composed of 12 of the finest brass and percussion players in the country, Burning River Brass is an ensemble on fire. Tickets: $25 adults, $10 for college students with ID, free students through Grade 12.
PIANIST KEVIN MOORE Saturday, Nov. 22 3 p.m., Geneva Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library The HWS Music Department presents pianist Kevin Moore, who will perform a number of Beethoven Sonatas, including “Op. 10/1 in C minor,” “Op. 110 in Ab Major,” “Op. 14/2 in G Major” and “Op. 31/3 in Eb Major.” Free and open to the public. THE NUTCRACKER Sunday, Nov. 29 3 p.m., Smith Opera House Ithaca Ballet, Ithaca’s resident ballet company since 1961, accompanied by the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra playing the familiar Tchaikovsky score, present the holiday favorite ballet “The Nutcracker.” The cast of “The Nutcracker” includes more than 50 performers including company dancers, guest dancers and a large number of children who train with the Ballet Center of Ithaca. Tickets: $17, adults; $13, students with I.D. and seniors; $8 children 12 and under.
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COLLEGES COMMUNITY CHORUS
COLLEGES COMMUNITY CHORUS Thursday, Dec. 1 8 p.m., Presbyterian Church, 24 Park Place, Geneva Under the direction of Deanna Joseph, the Colleges Community Chorus performs “The Creation” by Franz Joseph Haydn, accompanied by an orchestra, to mark the 200th anniversary of Haydn’s death. FILM SCREENING: “ENTRE LES MURS” Tuesday, Dec. 1 8:30 p.m., Demarest Hall 14 The French and Francophone Studies Department and the students of French 101, 121 and 241 present “Entre les Murs” (The Class.) Directed by Laurent Cantet and winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, “Entre les Murs” is the story of Francois Marin, a teacher armed only with good intentions, as he battles resistant students and teachers in his attempt to educate the innercity students in his Paris classroom. Presented in French, with English subtitles, followed by a discussion and snacks. GERMAN FILM SERIES: “GO FOR ZUCKER” Wednesday, Dec. 2 6 p.m., Office of Intercultural Affairs, 288 Pulteney St. The Office of Intercultural Affairs will sponsor the screening of the first film in the series, winner of the German Film Award and the Ernst Lubitsch Award. In this first German-Jewish comedy since World War II, Jackie Zucker is a former East German sportscaster turned hustler and pool shark. Kicked out by his wife and estranged from his family, he receives a telegram informing him that his mother has died. Jackie and his brother are left a sizable inheritance, but only if the two can reconcile. The film will be preceded by a short introduction and will be followed by a discussion over German sweets and pastries.
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HWS JAZZ ENSEMBLE Wednesday, Dec. 2 10 p.m., Geneva Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library The HWS Music Department presents the Colleges’ Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Bob Barbuto. MOVIE SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: “A WALK TO BEAUTIFUL” Thursday, Dec. 3 5 p.m., Stern Hall 103 The HWS chapter of Amnesty International will sponsor the screening of the film which tells the stories of five remarkable Ethiopian women who suffer from devastating childbirth injuries. Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women embark on a journey to to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in search of a cure and a new life. Discussion with Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Thelma Pinto to follow.
HWS GUITAR ENSEMBLE Friday, Dec. 4 8 p.m., St. John’s Chapel HWS present the Colleges Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of Kenneth Meyer. HWS CHORALE CONCERT Saturday, Dec. 5 4 p.m., St. John’s Chapel Music provided by HWS Chorale, under the direction of Professor of Music Robert Cowles. HWS CHORALE MADRIGAL DINNER CONCERT Saturday, Dec. 5 6 p.m., Vandervort Room, Scandling Campus Center The HWS Chorale perform at the annual “Madrigal Dinner Concert” under the direction of Professor of Music Robert Cowles. Proceeds will benefit the Ontario/Yates Fund for Women and Girls. For more information, call (315) 781-3404 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets: $25, general admission; $10, HWS students.
HWS STRING AND WOODWIND ENSEMBLES
ARTS COLLECTIVE FASHION SHOW
THE NUTCRACKER Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6 Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Smith Opera House The Studio for the Performing Arts presents a holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker,” featuring the classic Tchaikovsky score. ARTS COLLECTIVE FASHION SHOW Sunday, Dec. 6 7 p.m., Vandervort Room, Scandling Campus Center The Arts Collective will hold the second annual fashion show. HWS STRING AND WOODWIND ENSEMBLES Tuesday, Dec. 8 8 p.m., St. John’s Chapel Andy Zaplatynsky and John Oberbrunner direct the Colleges’ String and Woodwind Ensembles with a varied program, from Mozart to holiday favorites. DANCE DEPARTMENT END-OF-TERM SHOW Wednesday, Dec. 9 7 p.m., Winn-Seeley Gym/Theatre The annual end-of-term performance showcases the work of those students who participated in fall 2009 Dance Department courses. FILM SCREENING: ROUGE Wednesday, Dec. 9 7:30 p.m., French and Francophone House, 412 Pulteney St. The French film is the third in a trilogy by director Krystof Kieslowski titled, “Trois Couleurs.” Each film examines one of the three ideals of the French motto: liberty, equality and fraternity. “Rouge” focuses on fraternity and tells the story of Valentine, a fashion model living in Geneva. She accidentally runs over a dog driving home one evening and from the dog’s collar tag finds the address of its owner, a retired judge who taps his neighbors’ telephone conversations. The film will be shown in French with English subtitles. Light refreshments will be served.
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MUSICALS AND MORE WITH THE HWS BRASS ENSEMBLE Friday, Dec. 11 8 p.m., St. John’s Chapel The HWS Music Department presents the Colleges’ Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Jim Trowbridge. The concert, titled “Musicals and More,” will feature music from “Les Miserables,” “Miss Saigon,” “Wicked” and more. HOBARTONES CONCERT Friday, Dec. 11 8:30 p.m., Albright Auditorium The Hobartones, one of the Colleges’ a capella groups, known for their amazing voices and orange ties, will perform their annual fall semester concert.
EILEEN IVERS’ CELTIC CHRISTMAS Saturday, Dec. 12 8 p.m., Smith Opera House The Smith Opera House presents Eileen Ivers’ “Celtic Christmas.” Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul is a nine time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, who has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony at The Kennedy Center, Boston Pops and more. Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. MOVIE SCREENING: “POLAR EXPRESS” Sunday, Dec. 13 3 p.m., Sanford Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library The Office of Residential Education will sponsor the screening with America Reads children, as part of HWS Winter Fest 2009. All are invited. TIBETAN MANDALA Monday, Dec. 14 – Thursday, Dec. 17 Warren Hunting Smith Library Atrium Students of Tibetan Mandala Painting class will display their individual Painted Mandala and collective work of the Sand Mandala. On Thursday, Dec. 17, students will perform the dismantling ceremony of the Sand Mandala at 1:30 p.m. and offer the sand to Seneca Lake. All are welcome to visit and join the dismantling ceremony.
HWS BRASS ENSEMBLE
LINKAGE BY ARTIST MITCH MESSINA
CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY Friday, Jan. 8 and Saturday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m.; Smith Opera House Michael Moore’s film comes home to the issue he’s been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world).With both humor and outrage, the film explores a taboo question: What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Tickets: $5. LINKAGE Wednesday, Jan. 20 – Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 Davis Gallery, Houghton House Mitch Messina’s work uses the ”tool” as a springboard into sculptural form and as an artifact intended to celebrate the work of human hands. The actual pieces are reminiscent of the forms and functions of pre-industrial tools that have become unfamiliar or lost to us with the rise of industrialization. An opening reception will be held Friday, Jan. 29 from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Davis Gallery. THOMAS WARFIELD Friday, Jan. 22 7 p.m., Vandervort Room, Scandling Campus Center Special guest and award-winning dancer will hold an interactive discussion on campus in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Week. Warfield will discuss peace and the importance of Dr. King’s anti-war speech. He is the founder and artistic director of PeaceArt International and director of dance and faculty member at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, N.Y.
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ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Friday, Jan. 22 8:15 p.m., Smith Opera House Geneva Concerts presents “Handel and Haydn,” with Christopher Seaman, conductor, and New York City Opera star Adina Aaron, soprano. The program includes Elgar: Selections from Wand of Youth, Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Handel: Concerto Grosso in B flat, Op. 6, No. 7 and Haydn: Symphony No. 100, “Military.” Tickets: $25 general admission, $10 college students and free for students through grade 12.
GANDALF MURPHY AND THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS Saturday, Jan. 23 8 p.m., Smith Opera House Singled out as Hudson Valley Magazine’s “Band of the Year” for the past three years, Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams create an enchanting atmosphere, using traditional folk instruments, and a tasty electric guitar. Distinctive singer and songwriter Joziah Longo describes the band’s music as “punk-classical-hillbilly-Floyd,” a mental rollercoaster of whimsical, thought-provoking songs. Tickets: $15.
MALABARI MANORAMA: SCENES FROM KERALA Wednesday, Jan. 27 5:30 p.m., Demarest Hall Lounge HWS’ South Asia Speaker Series presents a photography exhibit by Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Anthony Cerulli. Light refreshments and snacks will be available. This event is supported by the HWS Religious Studies Department. FLUTE-PIANO DUO: EUGENIA ZUKERMAN AND MILANA BAHL Thursday, Jan. 28 8 p.m., St. John’s Chapel The Hobart and William Smith Music Department will present the flute-piano duo Eugenia Zukerman and Milana Bahl. All are invited.
AN EDUCATION Friday, Jan. 29 – Saturday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 31, 2 p.m., Smith Opera House Directed by Lone Scherfig, author Nick Hornby turns to screenplays with this talent-driven drama. Jenny, a young woman full of promise and intent to study at Oxford meets an older man who leads her to believe that she can learn things outside the classroom, casting doubt on her future plans. Tickets: $5.
PUGILIST SPECIALIST Friday, Jan. 29 – Saturday, Jan. 30 and Thursday, Feb. 4 – Saturday, Feb. 6 8 p.m., The Headless Sullivan Theater, 427 Exchange St., Geneva A play by Adriano Shaplin, directed by Gabriela Mrvova, “Pugilist Specialist” is about four Marines, on a mission of assassination. But who is their target? “Pugilist Specialist” is one of the few stage productions of the last 9 years to hold a mirror up to modern American war-making that doesn’t preach, simplify, or choose sides and yet still manages to shatter perceptions and challenges us to think deeply about how we construct “us” and “them.” Tickets: $5.
CLAIRE LYNCH Friday, Feb. 5 8 p.m., Smith Opera House Nominated for two Grammy awards, Claire Lynch’s original songs have been covered by A-list folks in the acoustic world. Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Ralph Stanley and Emmylou Harris, among others, have called on Claire Lynch’s voice to sing on their records. Opening for Lynch will be Bristol Mountain Bluegrass, who interweaves the history and styles of bluegrass and its roots into their show, creating a concert that’s both entertaining and informative. Tickets: $15.
KATE WEARE AND COMPANY PERFORMANCE Wednesday, Feb. 10 7:30 p.m.; Winn-Seeley Gym/Theatre Modern dance that is physically charged and emotionally unguarded. The company will conduct master classes for the HWS Community at 10:10 – 11:40 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8 and at 8:45 – 10:10 a.m. and 3 – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9. THE VAMPIRES Thursday, Feb. 11 – Saturday, Feb. 13 7 p.m., Bartlett Theatre, Coxe Hall A drama critic is determined to become a vampire and his brother is determined to become a playwright. “The Vampires” mixes wicked humor, grotesquerie, and moral indignation in a diabolical theatrical cocktail. The play by Harry Kondoleon will be directed by Professor of Theatre Robert Gross. Tickets: $5 general admisssion, free for HWS students.
WALK ON WATER Monday, Feb. 15, 7 – 10 p.m., Sanford Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library WALTZ WITH BASHIR Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7 – 10 p.m., Sanford Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library FROM MR. BAUM TO WALTZ WITH BASHIR: NEW MASCULINITY IN CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI CINEMA Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., Geneva Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library Film theorist and Israeli documentary filmmaker Dorit Naaman’s research focuses on Palestinian and Israeli cinemas and media, primarily from postcolonialist and feminist perspectives. Her documentary work is about identity politics and the politics of representation. This event is part of the Fisher Center and is cosponsored by the Media and Society Program, the International Relations Program and the Religious Studies Department.
KATE WEARE AND COMPANY
NICE PLACE TO VISIT; PRINTMAKING AND THE ANXIOUS LANDSCAPE
ZYDECO VACATION Tuesday, Feb. 16 8 p.m., Smith Opera House Members of “Zydeco Vacation” have been recognized by and performed at events alongside some of Louisiana’s most legendary entertainers. Combining virtuosic blues accordion with the age old scrub board, once this dance party gets cookin’, it becomes a good old-fashioned Louisiana party. Tickets: $15.
NICE PLACE TO VISIT; PRINTMAKING AND THE ANXIOUS LANDSCAPE Friday, Feb. 26 – Friday, March 26 Davis Gallery, Houghton House Chief among the issues that define our cultural discourse is the question of how we as humans relate to the land we live in. This group show of 9 contemporary printmakers samples a variety of approaches to our physical surroundings. Though human presence defines the work by implication, the landscape itself takes center stage. The artists involved include: Kim Beck; Kevin Haas; Mitch Mitchell; Sean Morrissey; Yoonmi Nam; HWS associate professor of art Nicholas H. Ruth; Alan Singer; Ericka Walker and Erik Waterkotte. An opening reception will be held Friday, Feb. 26, from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Davis Gallery. UNCOVER/REVEAL: THE BOOK WORKS OF SARAH BRYANT AND BIG JUMP PRESS Friday, Feb. 26 – Friday, March 26 Davis Gallery, Houghton House Sarah Bryant is a book artist and the owner/operator of Big Jump Press. Under this imprint, Bryant designs, prints and binds intricate and unusual books that explore the concept of representing information that is hidden or buried. To achieve this end, these books incorporate imagery related to anatomy and diagram, as well as structural elements such as layered pages, translucent papers and unusual folds. An opening reception will be held Friday, Feb. 26, from 7 – 9 p.m.
BAYE KOUYATE Saturday, Feb. 27 8 p.m., Smith Opera House “I am griot,” says Baye Kouyaté in a Frenchaccented English, with a centuries-old name to prove it. Kouyaté is part of a cast of people in West Africa who throughout the ages have the honored tradition of acting as the society’s musicians, storytellers, historians and messengers. He is a bandleader and world-class percussionist who specializes in the talking drum and most certainly a storyteller. Tickets: $15. VINCA STRING QUARTET CONCERT Tuesday, March 2 3 p.m., Geneva Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Music Department presents violinists Michelle Lee and Tina Lee Hadari; viola player Jacob Adams and cellist An-Lin Bardin. The Vincas inspire joy and passion through their vibrant, thoughtful presentations as they seek to build relationships and community through the power of live chamber music.
PRECIOUS Friday, March 5 – Saturday, March 6, 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 7, 2 p.m.; Smith Opera House Based on the novel “Push” by Sapphire, Lee Daniels’ film about Claireece “Precious” Jones, a sixteenyear-old African-American girl in Harlem born into a life of hardships. Precious has reached the ninth grade with good grades and the secret that she can neither read nor write. She embarks on a journey that will lead her from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination. Tickets: $5. GLENGARRY BHOYS Saturday, March 13 8 p.m., Smith Opera House The Glengarry Bhoys’ sound is a hybrid of Canadian Highland Scots and French Canadian. Described as bold, unorthodox, vibrant and evocative, their energy and humor are as much a part of the show as their musicianship, crosses all cultures and ages. Tickets: $15.
VINCA STRING QUARTET CONCERT
NO DESTINATIONS BEFOREHAND: THREE ARTISTS WITH AUTISM
SYRACUSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sunday, March 21 8:15 p.m., Smith Opera House Geneva Concerts presents the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra with Gerard Schwarz, conductor and percussionist Colin Currie. The program includes Diamond: Rounds for String Orchestra; Higdon: Percussion Concerto and Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6. Tickets: $25 general admission, $10 students.
PIANO CONCERT: KEVIN MOORE Sunday, March 28 3 p.m., Geneva Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library Pianist Kevin Moore will perform Beethoven Sonatas — “Op. 49/1 in G Minor,” “Op.27/1 in E-Flat Major (“Quasi una fantasia”),” “Op.27/2 in C-Sharp Minor (“Moonlight”),” “Op. 49/2 in G Major,” “Op. 79 in G Major” and “Op. 81a in E-Flat Major (“Les adieux”).” Presented by the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Music Department.
SENIOR CHOREOGRAPHERS DANCE CONCERT Thursday, April 1 and Friday, April 2 8 p.m., Winn-Seeley Theater/Gym The HWS Dance Department presents the Senior Choreographers Concert, featuring original choreography by seven dance majors and minors.
“NO DESTINATIONS BEFOREHAND: THREE ARTISTS WITH AUTISM” Friday, April 2 – Friday, April 23 Davis Gallery, Houghton House An exhibit of painting and drawing by artists Larry Bissonnette, Jonathan Lerner and Jessica Park. Part of Hobart and William Smith’s Festival of Disability and the Arts, this show brings together three widely recognized and influential disabled artists. The works in this show challenge our notions of what it means to be disabled, and offer a model of intelligence, sensitivity and communication.
VIOLIN-PIANO DUO: ANDREW ZAPLATYNSKY AND KEVIN MOORE Monday, April 5 8 p.m., Geneva Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library The Hobart and William Smith Music Department presents the duo. Zaplatynsky is Director of the Colleges String Ensemble and Applied Instructor of Violin at HWS. Moore is among the finer pianists in Central New York. He is a professor of music at Onondaga Community College, where he has taught since 1975. DIAL H-I-S-T-O-R-Y Wednesday, April 7, 7 – 10 p.m., Sanford Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library MAYBE THE SKY IS REALLY GREEN AND WE’RE JUST COLORBLIND Wednesday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., Geneva Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library The Fisher Center presents Johan Grimonprez, who has achieved international acclaim with his film essay, which eerily foreshadowed the events of September 11. The film tells the story of airplane hijackings since the 1970s and how these changed the course of news reporting. The artist mixes reality and fiction in a new way and presents history as a multi-perspective dimension open to manipulation.
BOILED IN LEAD Saturday, April 10 8 p.m., Smith Opera House Innovators in folk and rock music for over 26 years, BiL’s many instrumental dance tunes incorporate global influences, rhythms and melodies. The players improvise freely yet stay in sync, playing a vital mix of original and traditional material. Tickets: $15. AXIS DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE Wednesday, April 14 8 p.m., Winn-Seeley Gym/Theatre The company’s contemporary dance performances are developed through the collaboration of dancers with and without disabilities. They will change the way you think about dance and the possibilities of the human body forever. Master classes conducted Monday, April 12 and Tuesday, April 13.
PIANIST KEVIN MOORE
HONORS STUDENTS’ ART EXHIBIT
INNOCENT AS CHARGED Thursday, April 15 – Saturday, April 17 7 p.m., Bartlett Theatre, Coxe Hall In this theater production, a young woman falls into disgrace, runs away and becomes an actor. Almost 20 years later, she is touring the provinces, only for her past to re-emerge in some unexpected ways. A touching evocation of theatrical life in 19th-century Russia by Alexander Ostrovsky. Tickets: $5 general admisssion, free for HWS students.
HWS COMMUNITY CHORUS CONCERT Thursday, April 15 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Church, 24 Park Place, Geneva Hobart and William Smith Colleges present the Colleges Community Chorus, under the direction of Deanna Joseph. HWS CHORALE CONCERT Wednesday, April 21 8 p.m., St. John’s Chapel The Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Chorale will perform under the direction of Professor of Music Bob Cowles. FACULTY DANCE CONCERT, PERFORMANCES Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, 8 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2 p.m., Winn-Seeley Gym/Theatre Following a long-standing HWS tradition, faculty members from the Colleges’ Dance Department will leave their audience awe-inspired during the annual Faculty Dance Concert. Tickets: $3 HWS students, $5 faculty and staff, $7 General admission. HONORS STUDENTS’ ART EXHIBIT Saturday, April 24 - Tuesday, April, 27 Davis Gallery, Houghton House Artwork from this year’s Honors students in studio art will be on display. HWS CHORALE CONCERT Saturday, April 24 8 p.m., St. John’s Chapel The Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Chorale will perform under the direction of Professor of Music Bob Cowles. HWS JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT Thursday, April 29 10 p.m., Geneva Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library The Hobart and William Smith Music Department presents the Colleges’ Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Bob Barbuto.
STUDENT SHOW OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE Friday, April 30 - Monday, May 17 Davis Gallery, Houghton House The annual Student Show of Art and Architecture will be on display. The opening reception will be held Friday, April 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Gallery. HWS BRASS ENSEMBLE CONCERT Friday, April 30 8 p.m., St. John’s Chapel The HWS Brass Ensemble will perform the music from Debussy, Ravel and more, under the direction of Jim Trowbridge.
HWS GUITAR ENSEMBLE CONCERT Saturday, May 1 8 p.m., St. John’s Chapel Hobart and William Smith Colleges present the Colleges Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of Kenneth Meyer.
TOMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA Monday, May 3 7 p.m., Smith Opera House Under the direction of Buddy Morrow, the orchestra continues the tradition that started in 1935 with such hits as “The Big Apple,” “Once in a While” and “Marie.” HWS STRING AND WOODWIND ENSEMBLE CONCERTS Tuesday, May 4 8 p.m., St. John’s Chapel The Hobart and William Smith Music Department present the Colleges’ String and Woodwind Ensembles, under the direction of Andy Zaplatynsky and John Oberbrunner. SAYS YOU! Friday, June 4 7:30 p.m., Smith Opera House An episode of the National Public Radio quiz show will be recorded live. Get ready to laugh as the panelists think fast on their feet and smart on their tongues to keep everyone guessing if that ludicroussounding definition for a word is actually real or just calculated to fool everyone. Tickets: $20.
FACULTY DANCE CONCERT
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Published on Feb 18, 2010