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.

Mar
9
Sat
Pre-Saint 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

 

Mar
10
Sun
Faculty Recital: Megan Kyle, Oboe @ Doty Recital Hall
Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm

Geneseo Oboe Instructor Megan Kyle presents her faculty recital, assisted by pianist Nicholas Emmanuel. The concert is an exciting showcase of the transformational possibilities of the oboe, and will feature three pieces written within the past two years by Buffalo-based composers Meredith Gilna, Ethan Hayden, and Jeffrey Stadelman, as well as 20th century pieces by Eugene Bozza and Simon Bainbridge.

While Eugene Bozza’s Fantaisie Pastorale epitomizes the late Romantic expressive mode of oboe playing, Jeff Stadelman’s Old Sawtooth for oboe and fixed media puts this characteristic expressiveness in dialogue with strikingly electronic qualities latent in the instrument. Meredith Gilna’s Box Black Cherry, also for oboe and fixed media, explores the computer-like facet of the oboe as well, diving even deeper into gritty, digital-sounding techniques. Ethan Hayden’s Violetear for solo oboe transmutes the oboe into several different species of hummingbird, using microtonal double trills to jaw-dropping effect. Finally, in Simon Bainbridge’s Music for Mel and Nora, the oboe/piano duo becomes a faulty, volatile machine taking an unpredictable route from extremely quiet undulating patterns to jackhammering fortissimo outbursts.

Free admission / all are welcome.

Band of Friends: A Celebration of Rory Gallager @ The Geneseo Riviera
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm

Doors open at 5 PM / Performance at 6 PM.

Not just the notes  but the sound, energy and feel of Rory Gallagher, delivered by people who helped define it. To read more, go to: www.soundtrex.com/epk/band-of-friends-a-celebration-of-rory-gallagher/

With Nick Schnebelen Band opening
One of the first things you discover about Nick Schnebelen is his commitment to his music. He does not tippy-toe or wade in; he plunges right into the deep end.  Forceful and determined succinctly describe Nicks approach to guitar-playing and singing.

Mar
13
Wed
Exhibition – Contemplative Interiors: Furniture and Ceramics @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

By artist James Johnson

Curator: Alla Myzelev
Artists: James Johnson & Kala Stein

Exhibit Dates: February 6 through March 13, 2019

Opening Reception: February 6, 5-7 PM

Curator Alla Myzelev writes: French philosopher Gaston Bachelard once talked about the idea of a house as “imagination augmented by the values of reality”. The idea of the domestic interior as a place where we conceive of our world, where the outside world is reflected back to us through a prism of safety and enclosure. The interiors of a house then are spaces where our understanding of the world is crystalized, where we return at night to reflect upon our lives and activities of the day. While many authors have talked about the house in a metaphorical or realistic sense, Bachelard’s understanding of the poetics of the house as a space is especially relevant to the work of Johnson and Stein. Bachelard understands domestic interiors as not places that could or should be described, but as places that transcend the simple physicality of objects so as to understand the essential qualities of one’s house. It is in the feeling created by the contents of the dwelling that the real poetics of the space resides. The interchange between modernist lines and the warmth of colors and materials contributes to the object’s potential to be more than just well- designed. These works help their makers, viewers, and owners reflect on the nature of the craft- making itself.

James Johnson is a furniture maker, a sculptor and a woodburner. His work reflects and merges American, Scandinavian, and Japanese influences with the American tradition of shaker furniture and art and craft sensibilities. When making furniture James is primarily interested in highlighting the natural beauty of the material and making objects that are both simple and functional. His work is exhibited locally and nationally. His work ethic and approach to materials expresses his profound respect for simplicity and balance.

Kala Stein is an artist and designer noted for innovative molding and casting techniques. Her work explores dynamic systems and sustainable practices within the intersection of design, production, and the handmade. Kala exhibits her work widely, notably she recently received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 2017 with her collective. She taught ceramics at Alfred University for five years and at various universities and art centers across New York and California. Kala lives and works in Sonoma, California where she is the Director of Ceramics & Arts at Sonoma Community Center, and frequently visits her camp in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

By artist Kala Stein

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.

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

Mar
14
Thu
Geneseo Festival Chorus @ Central Presbyterian Church
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm

Music notes on old paper background. Retro music background. Vector background with music notes on old paper background.

Gerard Floriano, director

The Festival Chorus is comprised of Geneseo students, faculty, staff, and community members. The chorus will be performing Johannes Brahms’ “Love Song Waltzes” as well as music by PDQ Bach (one of the forgotten – and somewhat odd – sons of J.S. Bach) whose music was recently re-discovered by the irreverent and irascible musicologist Peter Schickele.

So if you are looking for something off-beat and fun to do before spring break, come hear your friends, colleagues, and professors harmonizing together in this FREE, fun-filled, fresh, and flaky concert experience!

Mar
15
Fri
Geneseo Central Drama Club presents “Harvey” @ Geneseo Central School McCarthy Auditorium
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm

The drama club is proud to present Harvey by Mary Chase. Performances will be Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 PM in Geneseo Central’s McCarthy Auditorium.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW. Use the form link or stop by the foyer desk during school hours.

Welcome to the world of Harvey, the funny, chaotic, and thought-provoking Pulitzer Prizewinning play by Mary Chase made famous by the 1950 film starring Jimmy Stewart. Harvey is a powerful look at how we deal with people who are different than we are, the unique power of families to both hold and harm, the complexities of the human mind, and ultimately, the importance of staying true to who you really are.

Elwood P. Dowd is a gentleman whose best friend just happens to be an invisible 6-foot-3 rabbit. When his sister Veta prepares to launch her daughter into society, the family’s reputation is at stake, and the wheels are set in motion for a story that shocks and entertains as the whole town comes together to try and catch this man and his floppy-eared invisible pal. What ensues is a comedy-of-errors that force Veta to question which reality is best – the often-harsh reality the rest of us live in or the “delusional” reality Elwood has created for himself.

Watch for updates at Geneseo Central Drama Club Facebook page.

Mar
16
Sat
Murder Mystery Dinner @ Deer Run Winery
Mar 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for an interactive evening of live dinner theater provided by The Mystery Game as you try to solve the mystery of a murder that has taken place. Includes an Italian buffet dinner.

Dinner Menu
Chicken French
Vegetable Lasagna
Greens & Beans
Tossed salad
Dinner rolls

Dessert
Max Black Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Deer Run wine available by the glass or by the bottle
Beer and cocktails available by the glass

Geneseo Central Drama Club presents “Harvey” @ Geneseo Central School McCarthy Auditorium
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm

The drama club is proud to present Harvey by Mary Chase. Performances will be Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 PM in Geneseo Central’s McCarthy Auditorium.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW. Use the form link or stop by the foyer desk during school hours.

Welcome to the world of Harvey, the funny, chaotic, and thought-provoking Pulitzer Prizewinning play by Mary Chase made famous by the 1950 film starring Jimmy Stewart. Harvey is a powerful look at how we deal with people who are different than we are, the unique power of families to both hold and harm, the complexities of the human mind, and ultimately, the importance of staying true to who you really are.

Elwood P. Dowd is a gentleman whose best friend just happens to be an invisible 6-foot-3 rabbit. When his sister Veta prepares to launch her daughter into society, the family’s reputation is at stake, and the wheels are set in motion for a story that shocks and entertains as the whole town comes together to try and catch this man and his floppy-eared invisible pal. What ensues is a comedy-of-errors that force Veta to question which reality is best – the often-harsh reality the rest of us live in or the “delusional” reality Elwood has created for himself.

Watch for updates at Geneseo Central Drama Club Facebook page.

Mar
17
Sun
Geneseo Central Drama Club presents “Harvey” @ Geneseo Central School McCarthy Auditorium
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm

The drama club is proud to present Harvey by Mary Chase. Performances will be Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 PM in Geneseo Central’s McCarthy Auditorium.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW. Use the form link or stop by the foyer desk during school hours.

Welcome to the world of Harvey, the funny, chaotic, and thought-provoking Pulitzer Prizewinning play by Mary Chase made famous by the 1950 film starring Jimmy Stewart. Harvey is a powerful look at how we deal with people who are different than we are, the unique power of families to both hold and harm, the complexities of the human mind, and ultimately, the importance of staying true to who you really are.

Elwood P. Dowd is a gentleman whose best friend just happens to be an invisible 6-foot-3 rabbit. When his sister Veta prepares to launch her daughter into society, the family’s reputation is at stake, and the wheels are set in motion for a story that shocks and entertains as the whole town comes together to try and catch this man and his floppy-eared invisible pal. What ensues is a comedy-of-errors that force Veta to question which reality is best – the often-harsh reality the rest of us live in or the “delusional” reality Elwood has created for himself.

Watch for updates at Geneseo Central Drama Club Facebook page.

Mar
19
Tue
Organ Recital Series @ Central Presbyterian Church
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm

March 19 – Nicholas Steltzer
Facility fully accessible – join us.