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.

Dec
8
Sun
Geneseo Chamber Singers and Spectrum Women’s Ensemble @ St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm


Don’t miss the Geneseo Chamber Singers and Spectrum Singers in a festive holiday-themed choral concert, with the Geneseo Baroque Players. 

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Dec
9
Mon
SUNY Geneseo Percussion Ensemble @ Wadsworth Auditorium
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Drums, drums, drums! (And maybe even sleigh bells)

The Geneseo Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Jim Tiller will present a Showcase Concert on Monday, December 9th at 7:30 pm. The concert is free and will take place in Wadsworth Auditorium on campus. Hear music of Rouse, Rosauro, Cirone and more!

Dec
31
Tue
New Year’s Eve Party w/ Johnny Rawls & The Love Machine @ The Geneseo Riviera
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Ring in 2020 with Johnny Rawls and the Love Machine.
Tickets include Hor ‘dourves. Cash bar available.
Opening with Griffith and Martino

Doors open at 6, Music at 7
Tickets: General admission – $30
Tickets no longer available online.

Quality Inn & Suites will be offering rooms for $79 tonight with shuttle service to and from The Geneseo Riviera.

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Jan
16
Thu
Geneseo Central School Fine Arts Festival @ Geneseo Central School
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An evening of performances showcasing student talent at Geneseo Central School.
• From 6-7 PM enjoy the K-12 Art Exhibition and Music Stroll featuring small string ensemble performance groups in the school foyer.
• Beginning at 7 PM the event moves into the McCarthy Auditorium for performances by the Middle School and High School Jazz Bands, Middle School Show Choir and The Pitchforks High School A Capella group.
• Specialty desserts and beverages will be available for purchase during intermission.
• Raffle tickets will be available for a chance to win tickets to upcoming performances at local arts venues (GEVA Theater, RPO, Finger Lakes Opera, Bristol Valley Theater, Geneseo Community Players and more).

Jan
22
Wed
Musical Theatre – Assassins @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm

The Department of Music’s Musical Theatre Program proudly presents Assassins.

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Director: Melanie Blood
Music Director: Don Kot
Stage Manager: Catie Henzel, assisted by Emma Brune and Sandra Kralik
Scene Designer: Brodie McPherson
Costume Designer: Janice Ferger
Sound Designer: Dave LaDue
Lighting designer: Casey McNamara
Technical Director: Sean McGrath.

Wednesday 1/22 through Saturday 1/25 at 7:30 PM and Sunday 1/26 at 2:00 PM

General Admission $15.00 / Geneseo students $10.00

Tickets can be purchased from www.geneseo.edu/bbo/tickets (service fee applies) or at the Wadsworth Auditorium Box Office two hours before each show.

Summary: Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bring together the historical figures of the four successful assassins of U.S. presidents and five more who attempted to assassinate a president. In a thoughtful, provoking, and often funny ninety-minute musical, Sondheim and Weidman muse on American rights and freedoms and how these assassins felt they were denied rights and turned those feelings violently toward a national stage. The show also demonstrates how America’s violent criminals study and copycat earlier crimes, especially in shootings, and prefer notoriety to invisibility, as the nine assassins interact in the fictional stage space.

Cast: Will Snyder as John Wilkes Booth; Patrick Jones as Charles Guiteau; Rocky Nardone as Leon Czolgosz; Jacob Anspach as Giuseppe Zangara; Brett Hammes as Lee Harvey Oswald and Balladeer; Josh DeBell as Sam Byck; Annie Levine as Squeaky Froome; Kelsey Roberts as Sarah Jane Moore; Ben Bernstein as John Hinckley; Tristan Strasser as Proprietor; Kat Berton as Emma Goldman and others; Carl Treiber as David Herold and others; Mick Elliott as Billy Moore and others; and Sydney Lyons as Housewife and others.

Jan
23
Thu
Musical Theatre – Assassins @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm

The Department of Music’s Musical Theatre Program proudly presents Assassins.

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Director: Melanie Blood
Music Director: Don Kot
Stage Manager: Catie Henzel, assisted by Emma Brune and Sandra Kralik
Scene Designer: Brodie McPherson
Costume Designer: Janice Ferger
Sound Designer: Dave LaDue
Lighting designer: Casey McNamara
Technical Director: Sean McGrath.

Wednesday 1/22 through Saturday 1/25 at 7:30 PM and Sunday 1/26 at 2:00 PM

General Admission $15.00 / Geneseo students $10.00

Tickets can be purchased from www.geneseo.edu/bbo/tickets (service fee applies) or at the Wadsworth Auditorium Box Office two hours before each show.

Summary: Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bring together the historical figures of the four successful assassins of U.S. presidents and five more who attempted to assassinate a president. In a thoughtful, provoking, and often funny ninety-minute musical, Sondheim and Weidman muse on American rights and freedoms and how these assassins felt they were denied rights and turned those feelings violently toward a national stage. The show also demonstrates how America’s violent criminals study and copycat earlier crimes, especially in shootings, and prefer notoriety to invisibility, as the nine assassins interact in the fictional stage space.

Cast: Will Snyder as John Wilkes Booth; Patrick Jones as Charles Guiteau; Rocky Nardone as Leon Czolgosz; Jacob Anspach as Giuseppe Zangara; Brett Hammes as Lee Harvey Oswald and Balladeer; Josh DeBell as Sam Byck; Annie Levine as Squeaky Froome; Kelsey Roberts as Sarah Jane Moore; Ben Bernstein as John Hinckley; Tristan Strasser as Proprietor; Kat Berton as Emma Goldman and others; Carl Treiber as David Herold and others; Mick Elliott as Billy Moore and others; and Sydney Lyons as Housewife and others.

Jan
24
Fri
Musical Theatre – Assassins @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm

The Department of Music’s Musical Theatre Program proudly presents Assassins.

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Director: Melanie Blood
Music Director: Don Kot
Stage Manager: Catie Henzel, assisted by Emma Brune and Sandra Kralik
Scene Designer: Brodie McPherson
Costume Designer: Janice Ferger
Sound Designer: Dave LaDue
Lighting designer: Casey McNamara
Technical Director: Sean McGrath.

Wednesday 1/22 through Saturday 1/25 at 7:30 PM and Sunday 1/26 at 2:00 PM

General Admission $15.00 / Geneseo students $10.00

Tickets can be purchased from www.geneseo.edu/bbo/tickets (service fee applies) or at the Wadsworth Auditorium Box Office two hours before each show.

Summary: Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bring together the historical figures of the four successful assassins of U.S. presidents and five more who attempted to assassinate a president. In a thoughtful, provoking, and often funny ninety-minute musical, Sondheim and Weidman muse on American rights and freedoms and how these assassins felt they were denied rights and turned those feelings violently toward a national stage. The show also demonstrates how America’s violent criminals study and copycat earlier crimes, especially in shootings, and prefer notoriety to invisibility, as the nine assassins interact in the fictional stage space.

Cast: Will Snyder as John Wilkes Booth; Patrick Jones as Charles Guiteau; Rocky Nardone as Leon Czolgosz; Jacob Anspach as Giuseppe Zangara; Brett Hammes as Lee Harvey Oswald and Balladeer; Josh DeBell as Sam Byck; Annie Levine as Squeaky Froome; Kelsey Roberts as Sarah Jane Moore; Ben Bernstein as John Hinckley; Tristan Strasser as Proprietor; Kat Berton as Emma Goldman and others; Carl Treiber as David Herold and others; Mick Elliott as Billy Moore and others; and Sydney Lyons as Housewife and others.

Jan
25
Sat
Musical Theatre – Assassins @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm

The Department of Music’s Musical Theatre Program proudly presents Assassins.

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Director: Melanie Blood
Music Director: Don Kot
Stage Manager: Catie Henzel, assisted by Emma Brune and Sandra Kralik
Scene Designer: Brodie McPherson
Costume Designer: Janice Ferger
Sound Designer: Dave LaDue
Lighting designer: Casey McNamara
Technical Director: Sean McGrath.

Wednesday 1/22 through Saturday 1/25 at 7:30 PM and Sunday 1/26 at 2:00 PM

General Admission $15.00 / Geneseo students $10.00

Tickets can be purchased from www.geneseo.edu/bbo/tickets (service fee applies) or at the Wadsworth Auditorium Box Office two hours before each show.

Summary: Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bring together the historical figures of the four successful assassins of U.S. presidents and five more who attempted to assassinate a president. In a thoughtful, provoking, and often funny ninety-minute musical, Sondheim and Weidman muse on American rights and freedoms and how these assassins felt they were denied rights and turned those feelings violently toward a national stage. The show also demonstrates how America’s violent criminals study and copycat earlier crimes, especially in shootings, and prefer notoriety to invisibility, as the nine assassins interact in the fictional stage space.

Cast: Will Snyder as John Wilkes Booth; Patrick Jones as Charles Guiteau; Rocky Nardone as Leon Czolgosz; Jacob Anspach as Giuseppe Zangara; Brett Hammes as Lee Harvey Oswald and Balladeer; Josh DeBell as Sam Byck; Annie Levine as Squeaky Froome; Kelsey Roberts as Sarah Jane Moore; Ben Bernstein as John Hinckley; Tristan Strasser as Proprietor; Kat Berton as Emma Goldman and others; Carl Treiber as David Herold and others; Mick Elliott as Billy Moore and others; and Sydney Lyons as Housewife and others.

Jan
26
Sun
Musical Theatre – Assassins @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm

The Department of Music’s Musical Theatre Program proudly presents Assassins.

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Director: Melanie Blood
Music Director: Don Kot
Stage Manager: Catie Henzel, assisted by Emma Brune and Sandra Kralik
Scene Designer: Brodie McPherson
Costume Designer: Janice Ferger
Sound Designer: Dave LaDue
Lighting designer: Casey McNamara
Technical Director: Sean McGrath.

Wednesday 1/22 through Saturday 1/25 at 7:30 PM and Sunday 1/26 at 2:00 PM

General Admission $15.00 / Geneseo students $10.00

Tickets can be purchased from www.geneseo.edu/bbo/tickets (service fee applies) or at the Wadsworth Auditorium Box Office two hours before each show.

Summary: Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bring together the historical figures of the four successful assassins of U.S. presidents and five more who attempted to assassinate a president. In a thoughtful, provoking, and often funny ninety-minute musical, Sondheim and Weidman muse on American rights and freedoms and how these assassins felt they were denied rights and turned those feelings violently toward a national stage. The show also demonstrates how America’s violent criminals study and copycat earlier crimes, especially in shootings, and prefer notoriety to invisibility, as the nine assassins interact in the fictional stage space.

Cast: Will Snyder as John Wilkes Booth; Patrick Jones as Charles Guiteau; Rocky Nardone as Leon Czolgosz; Jacob Anspach as Giuseppe Zangara; Brett Hammes as Lee Harvey Oswald and Balladeer; Josh DeBell as Sam Byck; Annie Levine as Squeaky Froome; Kelsey Roberts as Sarah Jane Moore; Ben Bernstein as John Hinckley; Tristan Strasser as Proprietor; Kat Berton as Emma Goldman and others; Carl Treiber as David Herold and others; Mick Elliott as Billy Moore and others; and Sydney Lyons as Housewife and others.

Jan
31
Fri
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 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
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
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!