Multi-instrumentalist Charles Pillow will join three SUNY Oswego ensembles for free public concerts in at 7:30 p.m. consecutive days at Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre.
On Tuesday, May 6, the college’s Jazz Ensemble will feature Pillow, an international jazz artist, focusing on Pillow’s de-orchestration of Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures in an Exhibition.”
Pillow will perform on a variety of instruments. The repertoire also will include pieces by jazz greats Pat Metheny, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and an arrangement of Joe Zawinul’s “Birdland” by Stan Gosek, emeritus professor of music at SUNY Oswego.
On May 7, Pillow will sit in on saxophone with the Oswego Jazz Project, generally an all-faculty combo that occasionally invites students and other performers to play.
On May 8, the college’s Wind Ensemble will perform the world premiere of New Zealand-Canadian composer David Lisik’s piece, “The Dogmas of the Quiet Past,” featuring Pillow on alto sax.
The group also will perform works by Percy Grainger, Eric Whitacre and Gustav Holst.
For more information on SUNY Oswego fine arts performances, visit www.oswego.edu/arts. Information on visitor parking is available at www.oswego.edu/administration/parking.
SUNY Oswego’s College-Community Orchestra will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in Sheldon Hall ballroom. The orchestra’s director, Juan F. La Manna of the college’s music department, will conduct.
“Pieces performed will include Purcell’s delightful suite from the opera ‘The Fairy Queen,’ romantic and expressive excerpts from the opera “l’Arlesienne’ by French composer Bizet, and the powerful ‘Lullaby and Finale’ from Stravinsky’s ‘The Firebird’ ballet,” La Manna said. “Beethoven’s joyous, humorous and raucous ‘Symphony No. 8’ will close the program.”
Donations to benefit the SUNY Oswego music department’s scholarship fund will be accepted.
For more information about fine arts events at Oswego, visit www.oswego.edu/arts.
Information on parking is available at www.oswego.edu/administration/parking.
SUNY Oswego students collected six awards at the fifth annual SUNYwide Film Festival and Symposium held in April at SUNY Fredonia.
Peter Myers’ animated film “Gone Fishing” won first place in the animation category. Jeffrey Newell’s “Myopia” received honorable mention in the experimental category as well as the prestigious Audience Choice Award.
“Ekiti Son” by Calvin Nemec won first place in the music video category. These films can be seen on online on Vimeo.
Myers, of Red Hook, is a junior cinema and screen studies major. Newell is from Liverpool and is a graduate student in art who majored in both broadcasting and cinema and screen studies as an undergraduate at Oswego.
Nemec is a junior broadcasting and cinema and screen studies major from East Aurora.
The top awards for student papers went to Oswego students: first place to “Bits of Jeanne Deilman in Irreversible and Hunger” by Michael Fisher and second place to “Spice World: The Masquerade of the Third Wave of Feminism” by Kelsey Titus.
Fisher, of Islip Terrace, graduated in December with majors in technology education and cinema and screen studies. Titus is from Cicero and is a graduate student in technology education who majored in cinema and screen studies as an undergraduate at Oswego.
There were plenty of reasons to celebrate at Fairgrieve Elementary School on Thursday (April 24) as 22 students earned recognition for their good behavior and the Glee Club performed a song.
During the school’s Morning Express program, the fourth-grade Glee Club sang “From the Inside Out,” which underscored the importance of self-control, April’s Virtue of the Month.
They sang about being an architect of their own life and building their own character.
“Self-control is choosing for yourself the things that you do and the things you are responsible for,” said music teacher Hope Lawton.
After the performance, Principal Jean Ciesla recognized the following students for exhibiting exemplary self-control during the month of April: Brianna Stoltz, Josalynn Taylor and Zoe Bechtel (kindergarten); Corbin Cross, Gianna Tucker and Matthias Searor (first grade); Riley Niver, Matisyn Brockway, Hunter Aldasch and Emily Barrett (second grade); Allen Mitchell, Ashlyn Bonnell and Chelsey Latocha (third grade).
Also: Ian Blaine, Joshua Brown and Aiden Demars (fourth grade); Emily Sohoski, Hailly Bourlier and Aryona DiGregorio (fifth grade); and Alyssa Kurak, Sara Burnett and Teara Smith (sixth grade).
Each student received a button recognizing them for their achievement.