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 Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Bill Tiberio.
Free admission / all are welcome.
About the Jazz Ensemble
Open to all Geneseo students who qualify by audition, Jazz Ensemble provide experience not only in literature for big bands but also in stylistic improvisation and composition for various jazz combos. The group tours annually, sponsors workshops for regional high schools, and regularly hosts renowned guest artists, such as Wes Andersen, Gideon Feldstein, Wycliffe Gordon, Eric Reed, Byron Stripling, and Fred Sturm.
Free and all are welcome.
– SUNY Geneseo’s own Allison Leah
– Jackknife Stiletto
– Geneseo A Cappella*
– The Chowhound
– Tom Wahl’s
– Le Petit Poutine
– J&S Fried Dough
– Cheesed and Confused
– Tuscan Wood Fired Pizza
We are thrilled to be supporting Foodlink at this event and encourage any nonperishable food or monetary donations! Bring along your extra nonperishables (soup, Ramen, mac and cheese, granola bars, etc.) and support your local Rochester, NY food bank.
*The Geneseo A Cappella concert is a ticketed event in the College Union Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 per person.
Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, he has been a force of to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful. An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson,” Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genres most popular figures.
His career has always been about moving forward and carving a place for himself in the imposing terrain of the music business, overcoming odds to continue growing and maturing as a creative force. He has built a constantly increasing base of fans across the world, where in many territories he is a star. A native New Yorker, Horowitz’s first gigs were in the NYC punk scene as a guitarist for what he reflects was a “crazy Japanese special effects performance artist in a kimono called Screaming Mad George who had a horror-movie inspired show.
To continue reading – go to: https://www.popachubby.com/bio
While The Band may be long gone from the stage, The THE BAND Band is keeping their sound and spirit alive and well with authentic, true-to-form renditions of their legendary repertoire. This group of veteran musicians showcases the astounding breadth and depth of The Band’s distinctively original Americana music with classics such as Up on Cripple Creek, The Weight and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, as well as deeper cuts from The Band’s vast catalog. The THE BAND Band brings the songs to life with the energy and excitement of The Bands legendary concerts, earning the praise of audiences and critics alike.
The THE BAND Band players:
Gary Solomon (bass, vocals) – performed with Steve Forbert, John Hall, Maria Muldaur, Jimmy Vivino, original Band members Rick Danko and Levon Helm, and others.
Jack Kraft (keyboards, accordion, mandolin, vocals) – performed with some of rocks legendary icons, including Chuck Berry and Roy Rogers.
Josh Radin (guitar, vocals) – founding member of the Sylvester Brothers, has performed with Genya Ravan, and is featured on Genya Ravan Live at CBGBs.
Loren Korevec – (piano, mandolin, vocals) – house pianist for 12 years at the famous New York City restaurant Elaines, and former member of The Tokens.
Vinny Nicosia – (drums, vocals) – a part of the New York music scene for over four decades, playing rock & roll, country, blues, jazz, and off-Broadway.
Please join the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Leah McGray, Conductor; the Geneseo Chamber Singers and the Geneseo Festival Choir, under the direction of Dr. Gerard Floriano, Conductor for this concert, featuring Johannes Brahms “Requiem” with Keely Futterer, soprano and Jorell Williams, baritone.
$10.00 general admission and $5.00 for students. Tickets sold at the door only.
Cirque Du Percussion!
The SUNY Geneseo Percussion Ensemble will perform a truly unique concert on Monday, April 30th. Featuring “theater music”, the players will come at you from every angle of Wadsworth Auditorium using physical movement, acting, voices, their bodies, and just about every percussion instrument imaginable to create an unforgettable concert experience! This free concert starts at 8:00 pm, but don’t be late. The first piece is a doozy!
About Percussion Ensemble
Open to all Geneseo students who qualify by audition, the purposes of the ensemble are to elevate the level of percussion performance and teaching, increase understanding of the needs and responsibilities of the percussionist, and promote communication among all areas of the percussive arts. Students in the ensemble also may take private lessons in the four basic performance areas: orchestral snare drum, timpani, drum set, and keyboard. Percussionists study the modern performance practices of various styles of music, including that of jazz, rock, ethnic, symphonic, and chamber. Percussion Ensemble sponsors workshops for regional high schools, and regularly performs with master artists, such as John Beck, Evelyn Glennie, Andy Harnsberger, David Mancini, Rich Thompson, and Robert Van Sice.
The Geneseo Riviera presents an evening with Tough Old Bird with special guests Baked Goods.
Doors at 7, Music at 8
$10 (General Admission)
$8 (Student Discount)
TOUGH OLD BIRD (Fillmore, NY)
Formed in the small community of Fillmore, New York by songwriting brothers Matthew and Nathan Corrigan, Tough Old Bird plays modern folk music that reflects the landscape it comes from, a place where the last train just pulled out and the carnival is always on its way to the next town.
“Full and rich…the homespun folk of Tough Old Bird has a dark quality to it, while ultimately serving as a testament to the Corrigan brothers synthesis of their surroundings. With these songs, theyve captured the essence of familiar backroads meandering.” – Buffablog
Bluebell hikes begin at 10 AM and again at 2 PM. If driving please park on north roadside near the bridge on Nations Road, and be sure to carpool if possible.
This 3.5 mile round-trip walk takes place on trails that will be muddy and includes hiking through fields and over uneven surfaces. The hike features working agricultural fields and a forest along the Genesee River that is host to a spectacular sea of Common Bluebell flowers. The walk will take between 1.5 and 2 hours. Please carpool, wear boots, arrive early (this is a VERY popular hike and we leave promptly), and bring $5 for a bluebell print raffle (1 for $5, 3 for $10).
Because we are on private property and will have large numbers, we will need everyone to sign in and travel as a group. The hike will depart rain or shine. There is no transportation available. Participants must be able to complete the round trip.
The hike takes place on the protected Culvert Farm. Please help us continue this event by only visiting with us during these scheduled times.
*Event supported by Steuben Trust Company