Dallas Brass will perform "Dallas Brass Holiday" on December 12 in Geneseo's Wasdsworth Auditorium
GENESEO, N.Y. -The State University of New York at Geneseo's School of the Arts' calendar is full of events in December, many without charge.
Dec. 3 - 5 - GENseng, the college's Asian/American performance ensemble, presents: "A Nanking Winter" by Marjorie Chan, directed by Randy Barbara Kaplan, professor music at Geneseo.
Performances are Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday at 4 p.m.; and Saturday at 2 p.m. All performances are in the Robert Sinclair Theatre in Brodie Hall. Tickets are $7 and are available at the Brodie Box Office (245-5833) or online at bbo.geneso.edu.
Dec. 4 - The Geneseo Wind Ensemble and Spectrum Women's Chorus will present its "Home for the Holidays" concert at 8 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium. Gerard Floriano, professor music at Geneseo, will conduct the choristers and James Walker, distinguished service professor of music, will conduct the wind ensemble. The concert is free and open to the public.
The concert will feature works such as "Dies Natalis" by Howard Hanson; "Variants on a Medieval Tune" and "Scenes from the Louvre" by Norman Dello Joio. Also scheduled is music of Ralph Vaughan Williams; three Hanukkah pieces set originally by Joseph Dechario for harp and voices and arranged by Walker for women's chorus and winds; "In Praesepio" -- three Christmas settings by Glenn McClure for women's chorus and percussion; and Leroy Anderson's "Christmas Festival" performed with the Wind Ensemble.
Dec. 6 - The Geneseo Chamber Singers will perform Handel's "Messiah," an endowment fund concert, at 3 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium. The concert will feature four renowned soloists: Soprano Laura Heimes, a 1990 Geneseo graduate, who performs all over the world and has eight vocal CDs to her credit; mezzo-soprano Jami Tyzik, who has performed internationally in various opera, pops and orchestral venues; tenor Gregory Kunde from Penfield, who has performed in some of the most well-known opera houses in the world; and baritone Derrick Smith, who has sung in various orchestral and stage performances around the world. Tickets for the performance are $10 for the general public and $8 for students and senior citizens with proceeds supporting the Geneseo Chamber Singers. A discount of $2 per ticket will be given for a purchase of ten or more in any combination. Tickets are available at the Brodie Hall Box Office (245-5833) with cash or check only.
Dec. 10-13 - The Geneseo Dance Ensemble will perform its fall showscase, "Stepping Into Time," featuring new choreography by faculty and student artists. The performance is directed by Jonette Lancos, professor of dance at Geneseo, and the associate director is Ruben Ornelas, assistant professor of dance. The Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m.; the Sunday matinee begins at 2 o'clock. All performances are in the Alice Austin Theatre in Brodie Hall. Admission is $7. Tickets are available at the Brodie Hall Box Office (245-5833) or online at bbo.geneseo.edu.
Dec. 11 - The Thursday and Monday night jazz ensembles will perform its "All Jazz!" concert at 8 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium. School of the Arts faculty members Jonathan Kruger and David Gibson direct the ensembles. The concert is free and open to the public.
Dec. 12 - The Dallas Brass will ring in the holidays with a performance an 8 p.m. performance in Wadsworth Auditorium. The six-member ensemble uses a unique blend of brass instruments and percussion to celebrate the season. Admission is $16 for the general public; $13 for faculty, staff and alumni; $8 for children up to age 12; and $6 for Geneseo students. They are available by calling (585) 245-5873 or (800) 525-2070 or by visiting the Student Association Ticket Office on the first floor of the MacVittie College Union.
Dec. 13 - The Geneseo Festival Chorus and Geneseo Symphony Orchestra will feature Poulenc's "Gloria" and music from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcraker" ballet at 3 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium. Gerard Floriano, professor of music, will conduct the Festival Chorus. James Walker, distinguished service professor of music, will conduct the orchestra. The concert is free and open to the public.
Dec. 14 - Faculty member Jim Tiller will conduct the Geneseo Percussion Ensemble at 8 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public.