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ARTSwego Events

Spring 2021

ARTSwego Performing Arts Series Presents

Martha Redbone Roots Project

Tuesday, March 2 at 7PM

Virtual Performance with Live Q&A

Native & African-American vocalist and songwriter, Martha Redbone, is known for her unique gumbo of folk, blues and gospel from her childhood in Kentucky infused with the eclectic grit of pre-gentrified Brooklyn. Inheriting the powerful vocal range of her gospel-singing African American father and the resilient spirit of her mother’s Cherokee/Shawnee/Choctaw culture, Redbone broadens the boundaries of American Roots music. With storytelling that shares her experience as a Native and Black woman and mother in the new millennium, Redbone gives voice to issues of social justice, bridging traditions from past to present, connecting cultures, and celebrating the human spirit.

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Ke-nekt' Chamber Music Series Presents

The Oswego Jazz Project and CNY Jazz

Featuring Melissa Gardiner, Larry Luttinger, and Spencer Phillips

Friday, March 12 at 7PM

Virtual Performance with Live Q&A

The Oswego Jazz Project will collaborate with members of CNY Jazz Central to perform jazz standards and original compositions.

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Ke-nekt' Chamber Music Series Presents

Andrea Cheeseman

Clarinet and Electronics

Wednesday, March 31 at 7PM

Live virtual concert with post-performance Q&A.

Cheeseman’s recital will consist of works from her debut album of music for clarinet or bass clarinet and electronics, Somewhere, which was released in September 2019 on the Ravello label. She treats the computer as a musical instrument and is interested in exploring the relationship between the clarinet lines and the ever-evolving colors, textures and intensities of the electronic soundscapes. 

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ARTSwego Performing Arts Series Presents

Sultans of String and Friends

Tuesday, April 13 at 7PM

Live Virtual Performance and Q&A

Sultans of String band members Chris McKhool, Kevin Laliberté and Drew Birston thrill listeners with their genre-hopping fusion of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy jazz, Arabic, Cuban, and South Asian rhythms, while celebrating diversity and creativity with warmth and virtuosity. Their current work features songs that speak to the challenges facing the world’s displaced peoples–their stories, their songs, their persistence and their humanity. Special guests include Ojibway Elder Duke Redbird, flamenco dancer and singer Tamar Ilana, JUNO Award winning Hungarian pianist Robi Botos, Madagascar’s Donné Roberts and Yukiko Tsutsui from Japan.

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Virtual Program

Ke-nekt" Chamber Music Series Presents

Salt City String Quartet

Wednesday, April 28 at 7PM

Live Virtual Performance and Q&A

Salt City String Quartet is a regional ensemble comprising of concertmasters and principal members of Symphoria dedicated to performing a variety of repertoire. This live streaming event will feature Dvořák’s String Quartet in F major, Op. 96 “American” and clarinetist Trevor Jorgensen will join for Carl Marie Von Weber’s Clarinet Quintet in Bb major, Op. 34.

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Fall 2020

ARTSwego Performing Arts Series Presents

Mandy Gonzalez: More than Fearless

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 7:30PM

Free Virtual Livestream Performance

Join us for a special production of Mandy Gonzalez’s “More Than Fearless,” only available through ARTSwego, live streaming from her studio in New York City.

Currently starring as Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton, Broadway sensation Gonzalez brings her sultry sophistication to the stage and lights up any room, as her breathtaking voice captivates audiences from her very first note.  She is best known for her emotional portrayal of Nina Rosario in the Tony Award winning, Lin-Manuel Miranda Broadway musical “In the Heights”, a role she originally created Off Broadway at 37 Arts and which received a Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble. She starred as Elphaba in the Broadway production of “Wicked”, blowing the roof off of New York’s Gershwin Theatre each night as she belted out signature song “Defying Gravity” and for which she was rewarded with a Award for Best Replacement. More Than Fearless will make you laugh, cry and fall in love again. An unforgettable evening of elegance, romance and celebration not to be missed.

Tickets are free but required to obtain streaming link, sent via email within 3 days of the performance. Get your tickets here!

Part of the ALANA Student Leadership Conference

Ke-nekt' Chamber Music Series Presents

Finger Lakes Trio: Beethoven’s Triple Concerto

Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7:30pm

Free Virtual Livestream Performance

The Finger Lakes Trio is a group of Symphoria musicians consisting of Associate Concertmaster Sonya Williams, Principal cellist Heidi Hoffman, and pianist Robert Auler. The ensemble will be performing Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango and Beethoven’s remarkable Triple Concerto.

Tickets are free but required to obtain streaming link, sent via email within 3 days of the performance.

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ARTSwego Performing Arts Series Presents

Black Violin

Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7pm

Join ARTSwego for this special live, virtual performance with Black Violin. Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.

The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.

A streaming link will be sent within 3 days of the performance.

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ARTSwego and the Ke-nekt' Chamber Music Series Present

Tamar Greene: What is a Legacy

Wednesday, December 2 at 7pm

Virtual Livestream Performance

ARTSwego and the Ke-nekt' Chamber Music Series present SUNY Oswego Alumnus ('09) Tamar Greene, in a special live virtual concert featuring songs that reflect the substantial impact on the African American presence in theater. Selections include "Rain" from Once on this Island, an original arrangement of "Make Them Hear You" from Ragtime, and an original song titled "In My Arms". Currently, Tamar Greene is playing the role of George Washington in the Broadway company of HAMILTON. In 2018, he was part of the First National Tour and North American premiere of LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. As a proud first-generation American, born of Jamaican and British parents, Tamar is a versatile artist whose musical passions mirror his eclectic background. As a writer, arranger, classical pianist and an opera singer, he combines much of his inspiration from Classical music, Reggae, Hip-Hop, R&B, Blues, and Jazz.

Tickets available here.