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.

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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.

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
2
Tue
Organ Recital Series @ Central Presbyterian Church
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

April 18 – John Novak
April 25 – Ronald McEntire
May 2 – Malcolm Matthews
May 9 – Judy Congdon

Facility fully accessible – join us.

May
6
Sat
Cinco de Maxo: Destination Long Point Park @ Deer Run Winery
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
May
9
Tue
Organ Recital Series @ Central Presbyterian Church
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

April 18 – John Novak
April 25 – Ronald McEntire
May 2 – Malcolm Matthews
May 9 – Judy Congdon

Facility fully accessible – join us.

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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Jun
30
Fri
Summer Concert @ Geneseo Village Park
Jun 30 @ 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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Jul
7
Fri
2017 SummerFest & Sidewalk Days @ Village Park and Main Street District
Jul 7 all-day

The Geneseo Summer Festival, celebrating its 35th year, will be held on July 7th and 8th in the Village of Geneseo. The event is free and open to the public.

The entire downtown area and Village Park is transformed into an exciting venue of family fun and entertainment for everyone. Festival goers are invited to an exciting schedule of music and entertainment, shopping galore, and a variety of foods.

Activities are planned for all ages – watch for details!

Jul
8
Sat
2017 SummerFest & Sidewalk Days @ Village Park and Main Street District
Jul 8 all-day

The Geneseo Summer Festival, celebrating its 35th year, will be held on July 7th and 8th in the Village of Geneseo. The event is free and open to the public.

The entire downtown area and Village Park is transformed into an exciting venue of family fun and entertainment for everyone. Festival goers are invited to an exciting schedule of music and entertainment, shopping galore, and a variety of foods.

Activities are planned for all ages – watch for details!