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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Please join the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” The concert will also feature student guest artists and winners of the 2018-2019 concerto competition, Eric Wang with Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on a Rococo Theme” for cello and orchestra, and Annie Levine singing from Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music.”
Dr. Leah McGray, conductor
Admission is free / all are welcome.
Join the Geneseo Wind Quintet for our spring concert featuring a colorful program of dance! Tuneful highlights from the wind quintet canon range from Arnold’s setting of authentic sea shanties to the jazz and Latin rhythms of D’Rivera and a feature for our reed members: Megan Kyle, oboe, Andrew Brown, clarinet, and Martha Sholl, bassoon.
Memorably premiered in an airport hanger in the Southwest of England in 1943, Three Shanties for Wind Quintet by composer Malcolm Arnold opens with the boisterous “What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor?” and a hint of tango, and dramatically shifts to the respectively sweet and rhythmically lively, “Boney Was a Warrior,” and “Johnny Come Down to Hilo.” Renowned bassoonist K. David Van Hoesen’s elegant arrangements of Debussy’s famous impressionistic piano pieces, Deux Arabesques, will be followed by Henri Tomasi’s 1938 reed trio. Tomasi’s brilliant orchestration highlights distinctive rhythms and gestures of the early Renaissance in Concert Champêtre. To close the program, Cuban-born classical prodigy and clarinetist, Paquito D’Rivera showcases his multinational style in selections featuring Latin bass lines, a classic Habanera in the style of Ravel, and a Venezuelan waltz in his exhilarating and toe-tapping quintet, Aires Tropicales.
Admission is free.
Free admission / all are welcome.
Join the Geneseo Wind Ensemble and Music Department Faculty and Friends in an exhibition of experimental music! Using the concept of “Kyklos” used in Plato’s “The Republic” as a way of describing all the different states of government – democracy, aristocracy, monarchy, ochlocracy, oligarchy, and tyranny – we explore these concepts through music construction using graphic design scores, indeterminate music, and serialism. The evening will feature a stunning virtuosic display of the talents of Prof. Megan Kyle, oboe, and the world premiere of a new work by Geneseo’s own Timothy Snyder (’19)!
Limelight & Accents Performing Arts Series 2018 – 2019
Hailing from “America’s Finest City”, San Diego, Presidio Brass is a dynamic force in American brass chamber music. Whether playing popular classical works or jazz standards, adding beautiful piano stylings or drum grooves, this quintet provides an exhilarating ride of music.