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
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.

Jordan Bachmann, Sr. Voice Recital @ Doty Recital Hall at SUNY Geneseo
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm
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.

Jun
2
Fri
Reunion Weekend @ SUNY Geneseo
Jun 2 all-day

Reunion 2017 is June 2 & 3 – The Awesome 80s!

Reunion 2017 will celebrate class reunions from the 5th to 75th!  Class years include:
1932, 1937, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982,
1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012.

This year’s reunion decade celebration is all about the Awesome 80s! You’ll notice this theme in the Alumni College topics, party themes, menus, music and featured sitcoms and movie at the Riviera. We invite all alumni from the 1980’s to come back and celebrate with us.

Jun
3
Sat
Reunion Weekend @ SUNY Geneseo
Jun 3 all-day

Reunion 2017 is June 2 & 3 – The Awesome 80s!

Reunion 2017 will celebrate class reunions from the 5th to 75th!  Class years include:
1932, 1937, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982,
1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012.

This year’s reunion decade celebration is all about the Awesome 80s! You’ll notice this theme in the Alumni College topics, party themes, menus, music and featured sitcoms and movie at the Riviera. We invite all alumni from the 1980’s to come back and celebrate with us.

Sep
23
Sat
Homecoming & Family Weekend @ SUNY Geneseo
Sep 23 all-day

Homecoming and Family Weekend 2017 will take place on September 23.

If you have questions, please call 585-245-5506 or send an e-mail to alumni@geneseo.edu.