GENESEO CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Geneseo provides residents and visitors with a wide variety of activities that appeal to all ages and interests. Please browse through our many events, which we attempt to keep as current as possible. Our sister website, www.geneseony.org, contains schedules of governmental organizations and meetings.

If you would like to submit an event, click HERE.

Apr
30
Sun
LCHS Program: WWI Presentations – 100 Years Later @ Livingston County Historical Society and Museum
Apr 30 @ 1:30 pm

After a brief LCHS semi-annual meeting, Presenter Dr Joe Cope will present along side talented SUNY Geneseo students who recently completed a semester learning about WWI.
• Light refreshments and beverages provided.
• Additional parking available in church lot next door.
• Free and open to the public.

2017 Program of the Livingston County Historical Society and Museum

Student Directed Production – “Rashomon” @ Robert Sinclair Theatre in Brodie Hall, SUNY Geneseo
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm

By Fay and Michael Kanin
Directed by Alexandr Lyutenskov

April 26, 27, 28 and 29 at 7:30 PM
April 29 and 30 at 2 PM

Based on Akira Kurosowa’s cinematic masterpiece and set in a bayou in post-nuclear America, the Rashomon tale begins with an unlikely gathering of a Priest, a Woodcutter, and a Wigmaker (who uses the hair of corpses to ply his trade) beneath Rashomon Gate as their surroundings are engulfed in a brutal storm. The Priest and Woodcutter are still in shock, having attended a murder trial the day before in which testimony is given about a samurai who had been found brutally stabbed within a grove. The prime suspect is the infamous Tajomaru, a bandit of the region. The drama revolves around the debate of whom to believe because every suspect and victim (including the Samurai’s Ghost) had a completely different story to tell. Rashomon digs deep into the human ego, and explores how we recreate the past to fulfill our own desires.

Verdi Requiem @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm
Geneseo Symphony Orchestra, Jim Tiller Conductor
Geneseo Festival Chorus, Dr. Gerard Floriano Conductor
Giuseppe Verdi’s Grand Requiem Mass will be performed by the Geneseo Festival Orchestra, Geneseo Chamber Singers, and the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra, with soloists Elena O’Connor, soprano, Ashley Hibbard, mezzo-soprano, Joshua Bouillon, tenor, and Alan Cline, baritone, all under the direction of conductor Gerard Floriano.

Composed by Verdi in Paris in 1873, the Requiem is the most popular and often-performed major choral work alongside Mozart’s Requiem.

Verdi composed the final movement, the “Libera me”, first as a tribute to Gioachino Rossini who died in 1868. It was to be part of a collaboration on a Requiem in Rossini’s honor alongside twelve other famous Italian composers of the time. When this project was abandoned by the organizers, Verdi was inspired to finish the work five years later upon hearing of the death in 1873 of the Italian writer and humanist Alessandro Manzoni, whom Verdi had known and admired. For this reason, the work is sometimes called the Manzoni Requiem.

The performance will take place on Sunday, April 30 at 3:00pm in Wadsworth Auditorium on the campus of SUNY Geneseo. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, available only at the door.

May
1
Mon
Geneseo Percussion Ensemble @ Wadsworth Auditorium
May 1 @ 8:00 pm

The Geneseo Percussion Ensemble will perform an exciting free concert, featuring Marimba Quartet by Daniel Levitan, Steve Reich’s Music for Pieces of Wood, and the concert will end with an unpredictable and surprising work – Phantom Dances by Michael Hennagin!

Jim Tiller, Conductor

This concert is free and open to all.

May
5
Fri
May Day Wine Stroll @ Geneseo Main Street District
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Save the date and watch for more about the May Day Wine Stroll brought to you by Geneseo Community Main Street.

Enjoy our Wine Stroll along the Historic Main Street District of Geneseo. Enjoy our beautiful and unique shops, boutiques, and eateries. Offering May Day Specials and Treats.

 

May
6
Sat
Bluebell Walks @ Bridge on Nations Road
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bluebellssmall

Bluebell hikes begin at 10 AM and again at 2 PM.

This 3.5 mile walk takes place on trails that will be muddy and includes hiking through fields and over uneven surfaces.  The hike features working agricultural fields and a forest along the Genesee River that is host to a spectacular sea of Common Bluebell flowers.  The walk will take between 1.5 and 2 hours; please arrive early.

The hike will depart rain or shine.  There is no transportation available.  Participants must be able to complete the round trip.

The hike takes place on private property.  Please help us continue this event by only visiting with us during these scheduled times.

*Event supported by Steuben Trust Company

 

Bluebell Walks @ Bridge on Nations Road
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bluebellssmall

Bluebell hikes begin at 10 AM and again at 2 PM.

This 3.5 mile walk takes place on trails that will be muddy and includes hiking through fields and over uneven surfaces.  The hike features working agricultural fields and a forest along the Genesee River that is host to a spectacular sea of Common Bluebell flowers.  The walk will take between 1.5 and 2 hours; please arrive early.

The hike will depart rain or shine.  There is no transportation available.  Participants must be able to complete the round trip.

The hike takes place on private property.  Please help us continue this event by only visiting with us during these scheduled times.

*Event supported by Steuben Trust Company

 

May
29
Mon
Memorial Day Observed: Ceremony in Geneseo @ Village Park & Main Street
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Memorial-DayParade begins from the Village Park at 10:30 AM

Procession forms at 10:00 AM

The “Line of March” will be north on Main Street to the Civil War Monument (near St. Mary’s Church and the Court House), and return following services, to the Village Park. A ceremony will be held at the Village Park following the parade.

Click HERE for last year’s program (will be updated when information is available).

Jun
4
Sun
Genesee River Float @ Transit Bridge
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

RiverFloatEnjoy the beautiful waters of the Genesee River. Bring you canoe or kayak and float from Transit Bridge River Access Site to the Caneadea River Access Site!

• Drop your craft at Transit Bridge (County Route 16 and County Route 19; someone will keep an eye on your gear as you go to park).
• Proceed to the Caneadea Access Site on County Route 19 to park your vehicle (this will be the ending point of the float).
• Transports will bring you back to Transit Bridge to start the float.
• Meetup and parking will begin at 9am and we’ll get started on the water at 10am.

*There is no cost, but you will be asked to sign-in and complete a waiver at the event.

Hosted by our partners at Genesee River Wilds

Jun
23
Fri
Summer Concert @ Geneseo Village Park
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

concerts

Fun for everyone!
All concerts are 7 – 9 PM on Fridays.
June 23, 30
July 14, 21, 28
Aug. 4, 11, 18
Sept. 1

Presented by Geneseo Productions, Inc.
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