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 Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Leah McGray.
The Geneseo Wind Ensemble is proud to be partnering with Fairport High School for their first concert of the season. “Transforming Waters” is the program that features the transforming properties of music and the natural elements, including the combined bands performing high energy works by contemporary composers John Mackey and Benjamin Dean Taylor. The Wind Ensemble will be giving the New York premier performance of the emerging Toronto composer, Cait Nishimura’s evocative *Lake Superior Suite.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Ready, Set, Run!
The Ramon Rocha 5K Run/Walk is a fun road race for all ages and experience levels in the historic Village of Geneseo, NY. The race is named in memory of Arc Board of Directors member Dr. Ramon Rocha, who passionately believed in the possibilities of life, and has been an endless source of inspiration for people of all ages and abilities. It is with honor that we walk – and run – in his footsteps.
Long-sleeve t-shirts for the first 300 people to register
Food and beverages
Medals for fastest runners by age group
Halloween costume contest
Part of the Geneseo Trio of races that also includes the Oak Tree Half Marathon & 5K and the Friday Knight 5K
All proceeds benefit The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming Foundation
USATF certified 5K course
“Sounding like no other singer of her generation” (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC- based chamber-pop group October Project. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahls awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. As a solo artist, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon for V2 Records and her wonderful, original studio album The Other Side of Time on Sony Odyssey. She has also written and performed songs for several major motion pictures, including the lead song (Going Home) for the Civil War epic Gods and Generals. Her most recent album Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, winner of the Indie Acoustic Album of the Year award, is a collection of twenty-four tracks recorded live at one of Americas oldest vaudeville theaters that captures the soaring, soul-permeating vocals and musical breadth that makes the Mary Fahl concert experience what the Portland Press called soul-permeating. The show was filmed for PBS and is currently airing on PBS affiliates around the country. Fahl’s elegant, cinematic songs draw on classical and world music sources, American art song, as well as thinking mans folk-pop which she performs with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that Boston Globe critic Steve Morse calls a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms. Her music appeals to a wide range of musical enthusiasts, including a large, loyal fan base of Mary Fahl evangelists.
Doors open at 6 PM.
Matthew Schofield will present on early breeds of livestock and 1825 farming techniques. As the Coordinator of Historic Trades and Agriculture at the Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mr. Schofield oversees the day to day running trades such as the blacksmith, cooper, tinsmith, and tailor shops, as well as pioneer farm activities which includes working with a few critically threatened livestock breeds.. All crops, a number of which are heirloom crops, are grown and managed with early 19th century agricultural implements.
• Additional parking available in church lot next door.
• Free and open to the public.
2018 Program of the Livingston County Historical Society and Museum
Geneseo Chamber Singers, Dr. Gerard Floriano, Director
Geneseo Men’s Choir, Dr. Gerard Floriano, Director
Spectrum Women’s Ensemble, Amy Cochrane, Director
Admission is free and all are welcome.
Artists: Steve BonDurant, Alan Brewen, Keven Feary, Don Grieger, David Huebsch, Gilbert Jordan, Michael Killelea, and William Mancso
Exhibit Dates: October 24 through December 8, 2018
Opening Reception: October 24, 5-7 PM
The Lockhart Gallery is pleased to host an exhibit of landscape paintings by The All Weather Gang. “They are a group of year-round outdoor painters, originally formed as The Group of Two by Don Grieger and John Hodgins in the mid 1980s. With a passion primarily focused on capturing the Western New York landscape, the informal membership grew and became known by its current name. Meeting on Saturday mornings over coffee, members gather to share observations of work they admire, musings over the nuances of changing seasonal conditions which might be captured on the ensuing painting sessions, and other thoughts on the previous week’s effort. From there, The All Weather Gang departs for an impromptu painting session, inspired mostly by the conditions at the time and collective enthusiasm for a particular location. Many of the pieces in this exhibition are a result of those outings.”
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.
Wednesday & Thursday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
WHAT: Screening of Una Mujer Fantástica (Chile, Sebastián Lelio 2017). Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Introduced with a talk by Dr. Ryan Jones of the Department of History, SUNY Geneseo.
Synopsis: Marina’s life is thrown into turmoil following the death of her partner. Mourning the loss of the man she loved, she finds herself under intense scrutiny from those with no regard for her privacy. In Spanish with English subtitles.
With support from the Provost’s Office, the Department of English, and the Department of History. Free and open to the public.
Live at the Geneseo Riviera! Doors open at 7 PM. Tickets are $25.00 and $30 for VIP table service ($29 and $34 at door).
The blues is best served up live, with an enthusiastic audience and a killin’ band, and that’s exactly what guitarist Albert Cummings does[…]. Cummings effortlessly shifts from chimney subdued stylings to raucous roadhouse raunch to soaring yet stinging lead lines, driving his audience to frenzy in all the right places.” – Guitar Edge Magazine
Albert Cummings writes, plays and sings the blues like nobody else. He has played with blues legends B.B. King, Johnny Winter, and Buddy Guy. Taken with Albert’s fire and passion bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton, of the band Double Trouble, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section, volunteered to play on and produce his solo debut recording, 2003’s self-released From the Heart. B.B. King dubbed Cummings “a great guitarist.”
Read more here.
SUNY Geneseo Department of Music Fall 2018 Concert Series
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Book by Rodgers & Hart; adapted by John Guare
Melanie Blood, Director
Don Kot, Music Director
Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM
General Admission $10.00 / Geneseo students $5.00
Tickets can be purchased from www.geneseo.edu/bbo/tickets (service fee applies) or at the Doty Box Office one hour before each show, cash only.
Detailed Description: Rodgers and Hart’s Babes in Arms features an outstanding score including such standards as “My Funny Valentine,” “I Wish I Were in Love Again,” and “The Lady is a Tramp.” Set during the Great Depression, a group of teens, left behind while their parents are on tour performing, emulate their elders by putting on a show to support themselves. The kids try on political philosophies and challenge social ideologies of the 1930’s as they navigate past the sheriff’s attempts to send them to a work farm and face the challenges inherent in putting on their show.
Babes in Arms is produced by the Musical Theatre program of the SUNY Geneseo Music Department. A “page to stage” show, it features all musical theatre majors in a production focused on the work of the performer as singer, dancer, and actor, with minimal visual support and a piano accompaniment. Student performers are Katelyn Brooks, Erin Burris, Miranda Calarco, Erica Milliman, Brian Sousis, Mick Elliott, Brett Hammes, Patrick Jones, Annie Levine, Sydney Lyons, Tristan Strasser, Ben Bernstein, Kat Berton, Kyle Johnson, Sandra Kralik, Kayla McGallian, Roy Nardone, and Kelsey Roberts, with stage management by Zack Engel. In addition to the musical theatre majors, this production features four faculty members in the roles of parents: Gerry Floriano, Joan Floriano, Pam Kurau, and Kurt Fletcher. Musical direction is by Don Kot and stage direction and choreography by Melanie Blood.