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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Feb
17
Sun
Geneseo Symphony Orchestra @ Wadsworth Auditorium
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm

Please join the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra for our first concert of 2019 of Mozart’s famous Symphony No. 40. The concert will also feature student guest artists and winners of the 2018-2019 concerto competition, Joseph DiGiorgio with the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto, and Sarah Ploof with a selection from Massenet’s opera, *Manon*. Wadsworth Auditorium, SUNY Geneseo, Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Admission is free / all are welcome.

Feb
23
Sat
Fanatics Presents: Rex and the Rockabilly Kings – All About Elvis @ The Geneseo Riviera
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

Rescheduled from December 8 to this date. December 8, 2018 tickets will be honored. Doors open at 6 PM, show starts at 7PM. General admission is $25 or $29 at the door. VIP with table service is $30 or $34 at the door.

Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step fame has an exciting new show that pays homage to the legacy of Elvis, featuring his band Rex and The Rockabilly Kings performing early Elvis Classics. The Kings perform authentic renditions of Elvis Sun and early RCA Records classics from 1954 into the early 60s, with Rex leading the group on Elvis-style acoustic guitar, compelling lead vocals and historically accurate and often amusing song introductions. He’s backed by a dazzling 3-piece band featuring brothers Billy and Steven Muddy Roues on Scotty Moore-style electric guitar and Bill Black-style slap bass respectively. Muddy also plays a riveting blues harp solo on Mystery Train and both brothers sing their share of inspiring lead vocals. Joe Geary rounds out the band on good vibes and D. J. Fontana-style drums and percussion. The Roues brothers also contribute stirring Jordanaires-style harmonies that were an essential part of Elvis early sound.

Drawing from his Country roots and the African/American traditions of Gospel and Rhythm & Blues that were nurtured in the fertile soil of the Mississippi Delta, Elvis Aaron Presley intuitively created a revolutionary groundbreaking sound that had never been imagined before, inspiring artists such as John Lennon and Keith Richards to form their own bands, changing popular music forever. Elvis musical contribution, cultural impact, and artistic achievement made him an unsurpassed 20th century icon.
Elvis defined Rock & Role: The sneer, the hair, the twisting knees, the thrusting hips, the Pink Cadillac. Dick Clark, American Bandstand

Read more here.

Limelight & Accents: James Sewell Ballet @ Wadsworth Auditorium
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

Limelight & Accents Performing Arts Series 2018 – 2019

 

The James Sewell Ballet was founded in 1992 as a close-knit company of dance artists willing to challenge their physical limits and expand their notions about ballet. Critically acclaimed performances have moved and delighted audiences at more than 300 domestic and international venues.

Mar
1
Fri
Geneseo Wind Ensemble @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm

Please join the Geneseo Wind Ensemble’s “Tonal Twist” concert featuring works by Shostakovich, Persichetti, and Whitacre, and the premiere of a commissioned work by Canadian composer, Cait Nishimura.
• Dr. Leah McGray, Conductor
• Admission is free and open to the public.

Mar
3
Sun
Geneseo Chamber Singers and Spectrum Women’s Ensemble @ Central Presbyterian Church
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm

Geneseo Chamber Singers, Dr. Gerard Floriano, Director

Spectrum Women’s Ensemble, Amy  Cochrane, Director

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Mar
9
Sat
Geneseo String Band Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Concert @ Wadsworth Auditorium
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm

Music and Dance in the Celtic Tradition

The Geneseo String Band, under the direction of James Kimball, will give its 40th annual Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Concert. 

This is a program of mostly Irish music and dance, performed by the Geneseo String Band with SUNY Geneseo’s Sláinte Irish Dancers, soprano Sarah Ploof, uilleann piper Tim Benson, and guest musicians, singers and dancers from Rochester’s very musical Irish community.

Guest performers will include the Drumcliffe Dancers (of Rochester) Ted McGraw, Brian Clancy, Mary Lester, John Ryan, Bill Henrie, Adie Maher, Tim and Stephanie Benson and more.

General Admission $10.00; seniors and Geneseo students $5.00; 12 and under free, cash only at the door

SUNY Geneseo Department of Music 2019 Spring Concert Series

 

Apr
6
Sat
Limelight & Accents: Presidio Brass @ Wadsworth Auditorium
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm

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.

Apr
13
Sat
Easter Egg Hunt @ Highland Park
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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Apr
20
Sat
Limelight & Accents: Jessica Vosk @ Wadsworth Auditorium
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm

Limelight & Accents Performing Arts Series 2018 – 2019

Set to reprise her role performing as Elphaba in the show Wicked on Broadway, Jessica Vosk continues to showcase her incredible voice throughout every performance. Vosk has been a part of numerous Broadway productions such as Finding Neverland and Fiddler on the Roof.

Jun
21
Fri
Geneseo Summer Concert Series – Bob’s Brother’s Band @ Geneseo Village Park
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Eleventh Annual Geneseo Summer Concert Series is being presented to provide musical entertainment to the Geneseo Community at no cost to those attending. We are building on the success of past seasons, which contributed to the lifestyle of our community, as well as bringing people to our downtown area during a traditionally quiet time of the year. The series will begin on Friday June 21st, 2019 in the Village Park from 7 – 9 PM. The remaining concerts will be on consecutive Fridays, with the final concert on August 30th. Each performance will be from 7-9 PM in the Village Park. Food & Drinks from the Café Shiloh are available in the Park. New restrooms in the park are open.

Bob’s Brother’s Band started inconspicuously in August of 2004. While planning for the 2004 Avon Corn Festival, someone mentioned that Bob’s brother had a band that could fill one of the slots at the festival. That left it up to John Barrett (Bob’s brother) to gather some musicians and play at the festival. John doesn’t let little things like not actually having a band prevent him from taking the gig. John loves to play! The inaugural gig included John, Paul, Don, and Dave, with Kyle Leonard on guitar and vocals, and Jared Hobbs on drums. Since that time the band has been having a great time entertaining crowds with their own flavor of classic rock and soul. In addition to having a great time playing music, the band is also involved in a variety of community service efforts.