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.

Jan
29
Wed
Opening of Concurrent Exhibitions – Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories / Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Exhibit Dates: January 29 – March 11, 2020

Stories from the Attic: A Handful of Geneseo Histories

Stories from the Attic explores aspects of Geneseo and Livingston County that might not be evident to students of the university. Spanning as far back as the Treaty of Big Tree, students will be able to see and touch an actual part of the ancient oak–while also being able to learn about slightly more recent things, such as the largest manufacturer of croquet sets in the United States and the Geneseo Normal School. Stories from the Attic will also explore Geneseo salt mines–one of the most important in the US–and the little known existence of German Prisoner of War camps that existed during World War II.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Preservation Project Exhibit: Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady

This preservation project was made possible with support from the Office of the Provost.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Jan
31
Fri
Geneseo Community Players Presents “The Sunshine Boys” @ Ivan F. Hilfiker Auditorium at York Central School
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm

The winter show for Geneseo Community Players is THE SUNSHINE BOYS by legendary comedy writer Neil Simon! The play centers around two retired vaudville performers who worked together for over forty years, but haven’t spoken in over a decade. Will they reunite for one last performance or will old disagreements keep them apart? The script is clever, fun and absolutely hilarious!

Tickets are $10 and available online and at David Mann Jewelers, 86 Main Street, Geneseo.

Show Dates
• Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1 at 7:00 PM
• Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 PM

Venue: Ivan F. Hilfiker Auditorium at York Central School

Ken Luk, Faculty Guitar Recital @ Doty Recital Hall at SUNY Geneseo
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

The SUNY Geneseo Department of Music presents a guitar faculty recital by Ken Luk on Friday, January 31 at 7:30 PM in the Doty Recital Hall.

As a guitarist, teacher, and an arranger, Ken Luk actively performs in different solo and chamber music settings. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Ken studied with Dr. Nicholas Goluses and finished his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music. This first half of the recital will feature solo guitar works of the Brazilian musical tradition, and the second half will feature Trio Ghidorah – a classical guitar trio formed by Dr. Luk and two fellow Eastman graduates – Dr. Erik Gibelyou and Dr. Bernardo Marcondes Rodrigues. The trio will perform compositions and arrangements from the classical canon, contemporary works, and Latin American music.

Admission is free / all are welcome.

Feb
1
Sat
Geneseo Community Players Presents “The Sunshine Boys” @ Ivan F. Hilfiker Auditorium at York Central School
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm

The winter show for Geneseo Community Players is THE SUNSHINE BOYS by legendary comedy writer Neil Simon! The play centers around two retired vaudville performers who worked together for over forty years, but haven’t spoken in over a decade. Will they reunite for one last performance or will old disagreements keep them apart? The script is clever, fun and absolutely hilarious!

Tickets are $10 and available online and at David Mann Jewelers, 86 Main Street, Geneseo.

Show Dates
• Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1 at 7:00 PM
• Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 PM

Venue: Ivan F. Hilfiker Auditorium at York Central School

Geneseo Community Players Presents “The Sunshine Boys” @ Ivan F. Hilfiker Auditorium at York Central School
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm

The winter show for Geneseo Community Players is THE SUNSHINE BOYS by legendary comedy writer Neil Simon! The play centers around two retired vaudville performers who worked together for over forty years, but haven’t spoken in over a decade. Will they reunite for one last performance or will old disagreements keep them apart? The script is clever, fun and absolutely hilarious!

Tickets are $10 and available online and at David Mann Jewelers, 86 Main Street, Geneseo.

Show Dates
• Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1 at 7:00 PM
• Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 PM

Venue: Ivan F. Hilfiker Auditorium at York Central School

Geneseo String Band Square Dance @ MacVittie College Union Ballroom
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Square Dance with the Geneseo String Band
• 7 – 10 PM
• Jim Kimball, Director
• Everyone welcome, no experience required
• General Admission $3, students & spectators $1, 12 and under free
• Cash only, sold at the door.
• Refreshments available (enjoy the Union Starbucks)
• Parking free in any of the faculty lots
• Old-time Eastern style dancing and basic instruction will be offered.

Sponsored by the SUNY Geneseo Music Department.

Feb
5
Wed
Opening Reception – Recent Collages: Go Back and Fetch It @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In Luvon Sheppard’s new work he continues to use the visual elements that have always played a significant role in his arduous pursuit to understand and experience visual relationships as applied to his studio method, processes, and materials. It involves both juxtapositions and reflections that relate to ideas, shapes, color, places, characters, and its narrative actions and poetics. This work process aides in the development of comparisons and contrasts to provoke an unexpected mix of historic and contemporary elements.

“The collage for me is a natural bridge for integration of history, culture, time chance and is a natural synthesis for my work in watercolor. The transparency of watercolor mixed with the mirrored paper, printed negatives and positives, and photo mixed media allows me the freedom of juxtaposition, mirroring and expression, and the freedom to work with form in a traditional manner or blend watercolor and found material. Sheppard’s major concern and studio practice involve the study of artists such as Joseph Turner, John Singer Sargent, and Winslow Homer, plus bi-weekly Plein-air painting. Special consideration is painting reflective elements, objects, and the water’s reflection on lake and ponds.

Luvon Sheppard is a professor of art at Rochester Institute of Technology and formerly taught watercolor painting in SUNY Geneseo’s art department. He has mentored hundreds of students and exhibits his paintings throughout New York. He and his partner Frances own the Joy Gallery in Rochester. We are pleased to present his latest work to the Geneseo community.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Exhibition dates: February 5 – March 11, 2020
Opening Reception: February 5, 5 – 7 PM

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Feb
8
Sat
Annual Tribute to the Teresa House: “A Celebration from the Heart” @ The Valley Oak Event Center at the Quality Inn
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm


Hosted by Gerry Benjamin and the Teresa House Board of Directors
Music by Bob’s Brother’s Band
Food Stations, Cash Bar
Live Auction of Extraordinary Cake Creations
Silent Auction of Many Wonderful Donated Items
Dress: Business Casual to Formal Attire
RSVP by February 3 to 585-750-5068 or 585-243-1978.

Feb
9
Sun
SUNY Geneseo Wind Quintet @ Doty Recital Hall
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm

Join the Geneseo Wind Quintet on Sunday, February 9th at 3:00 pm in Doty Recital Hall for our spring concert featuring an airy and animated keyboard music program! Colorful transcriptions for the core woodwind quintet members of keyboard works by Bach and Beethoven will precede Poulenc’s tour de force, Sextour, featuring SUNY Geneseo Instrumental Collaborative Pianist, Kurt Galvan.

Enamored with the remarkable instrumental concertos of Antonio Vivaldi, J.S. Bach absorbed the essence of Vivaldi’s clever melodic shaping and confident contrasts between tutti and solo sections as he delved into his own adaptations of the very same music he revered. Bach’s Concerto for Organ No. 2 in A minor, BWV 394, is an adaptation of Vivaldi’s famous Concerto for Two Violins in A minor, RV 522, No. 8, and the Geneseo Wind Quintet lends its colorful timbres to one more degree of transformation, in Mordechai Rechtman’s arrangement of Bach’s work. Felix Skowronek’s transcription of L. van Beethoven’s cheery Pieces for Mechanical Organ for wind quintet, creatively displays the clock-like time and colors of characteristic wooden and metal pipes associated with the 18th century mechanical instrument. To close the program, pianist Kurt Galvan will join the quintet members for a rousing performance of a piece composed in 1931 and continually revised for a decade during a period of wartime anguish, Poulenc’s Sextour.

The Wind Quintet members: Andrew Brown, clarinet; Megan Kyle, oboe; Maura McCune Corvington, horn; Martha Sholl, bassoon; Kathryn Scarbrough flute

Admission is free / all are welcome.

Feb
15
Sat
Geneseo Symphony Orchestra @ Asbury First United Methodist Church
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm

Please join the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra and conductor Dr. Leah McGray in their celebration of American composers in two concerts this February! Guest artist Dr. Artina McCain, a Gateways Music Festival musician, and professor at the University of Memphis, joins us for performances of the recently discovered Florence Price “Concerto in D Minor” for Piano and Orchestra, written in 1934. Price’s music is currently experiencing a revival, as many of her works were premiered, and then stored in a family member’s basement without being published until a fire revealed the wealth of works, which are finally enjoying new life.

• The first concert (February 15 at 6 PM) will be held at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave., Rochester, and also feature the ROCmusic Collaborative String Orchestra, a free orchestral training program for elementary and secondary students in Rochester. A free will donation accepted at the door will be collected for ROCmusic and Ashbury First Methodist Church.

• The second concert (February 16 at 3 PM) will be held in Wadsworth Auditorium on the SUNY Geneseo campus, and also feature performances from winners from the 2019 Geneseo Concerto Competition, Regina Dziergas, flute, and Kayla McGallian, soprano. This concert is free and all are welcome!

Feb
16
Sun
LCHS Program: In Our Backyard Series – Part I @ Livingston County Historical Society Museum
Feb 16 @ 1:30 pm

Join us in kicking off our “In Our Backyard Series.” How well do you know Livingston County towns? Neighboring towns are rich with history and places to visit, and just a short drive away. Three separate 15 minute presentations may just inspire your next “staycation.”

• Additional parking available in church lot next door.
• Free and open to the public.

2020 Program of the Livingston County Historical Society and Museum

Geneseo Symphony Orchestra @ Wadsworth Auditorium
Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm

Please join the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra and conductor Dr. Leah McGray in their celebration of American composers in two concerts this February! Guest artist Dr. Artina McCain, a Gateways Music Festival musician, and professor at the University of Memphis, joins us for performances of the recently discovered Florence Price “Concerto in D Minor” for Piano and Orchestra, written in 1934. Price’s music is currently experiencing a revival, as many of her works were premiered, and then stored in a family member’s basement without being published until a fire revealed the wealth of works, which are finally enjoying new life.

• The first concert (February 15 at 6 PM) will be held at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave., Rochester, and also feature the ROCmusic Collaborative String Orchestra, a free orchestral training program for elementary and secondary students in Rochester. A free will donation accepted at the door will be collected for ROCmusic and Ashbury First Methodist Church.

• The second concert (February 16 at 3 PM) will be held in Wadsworth Auditorium on the SUNY Geneseo campus, and also feature performances from winners from the 2019 Geneseo Concerto Competition, Regina Dziergas, flute, and Kayla McGallian, soprano. This concert is free and all are welcome!

Feb
20
Thu
Teen/Tween Pizza and Movie Night @ Wadsworth Library
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for this special movie night! We will be watching Detective Pikachu and enjoying delicious pizza and refreshments! Please RSVP at (585) 243-0440 or stop by the service desk so that we know how much pizza to order.

Feb
22
Sat
Limelight & Accents: GAELIC STORM @ Wadsworth Auditorium
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm

Limelight & Accents Performing Arts Series 2019 – 2020

A truly down to earth, working man’s Celtic band, Gaelic Storm continues to tour 200 days a year even after 20 years of success. They attribute their success to their fanatic audience, coming from bluegrass roots, the storytelling as well as the band’s love for the very instruments they play with.

Mar
15
Sun
LCHS Program – History of Livingston County Railroads: The Three P’s @ Livingston County Historical Society Museum
Mar 15 @ 1:30 pm

Michael J. Connor, Principal Railroad Consultant & Advisor, knows everything about railroads….and more! Learn about the history of railroads in Livingston County, what is happening now, and ponder the potential that rail travel could become.

• Additional parking available in church lot next door.
• Free and open to the public.

2020 Program of the Livingston County Historical Society and Museum