Sidney library hosts exhibit
Self-taught Unadilla artist Elijah Brown is exhibiting his work at the Sidney Memorial Public Library at 8 River St.
He will exhibit acrylic and mixed media artwork through October. According to a media release, he said he feels his light-hearted, simple style is reminiscent of Dr. Seuss, and he says he was influenced by the oddity of Dali. Brown’s father , Richard, is also a self-taught artist.
Brown graduated from the Sidney Central School and is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served in Iraq.
Hartwick faculty to perform
The Hartwick College Department of Music Faculty will have a showcase performance at 7:30 p.m. today at the Anderson Theatre on campus.
The concert will feature soprano Johana Arnold, Paul Blake on trombone, Ana Laura González on flute Daniel Hane on bassoon, Dana Huyge on viola, tenor Steven Nanni, Kim Paterson on piano, and Ben Whittenburg on cello.
The public is welcome to this free concert.
Series to feature Alone Together
The Case-Young Concert Series will continue at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Millpond Community Center on state Route 80 in Van Hornesville. The concert will feature Alone Together: The Mollin-Clay Jazz Duo, with bassist Richard Mollin and trumpeter Carleton Clay. The program is free and open to all, andis presented under the sponsorship of the Oneonta-based Catskill Conservatory, in association with the Van Hornesville Community Corporation.
Voluntary donations will be gratefully accepted to assist with flood relief projects in the village. A reception honoring the artists will be held following the hourlong program. For more information, call 436-3419.
‘Othello’ to be performed
Hartwick College Theatre Arts will host theater production ‘Othello’ at 7 p.m. Sunday. The show, which will be performed by the American Shakespeare Center, will be held in Slade Theatre of Yager Hall.
Tickets are free for Hartwick students, $5 for Hartwick faculty, staff and non-Hartwick students, and $10 general admission. WICKit cards are accepted. For ticket reservations, call 431-4227 or visit the Production Manager’s office next to the Lab Theatre on the Hartwick College campus.
The performance is funded by the Hartwick College Department of English and Theatre Arts and the Foreman Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts.
‘The Misanthrope’ performance set
The State University College at Oneonta will present “The Misanthrope,” a comedy written by French playwright Molière and translated by Richard Wilbur, from Tuesday through Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Hamblin Theater in the college’s Fine Arts Center. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.
Tickets, free with SUNY Oneonta student ID and $5 general admission, are available at the Hunt College Union or online at tickets.oneonta.edu.
Originally written to satirize 17th century French society, the comedy tells the tale of what it really means to fit in, stand out and change the unchangeable. SUNY Oneonta’s production is staged in a fresh, contemporary setting: the college’s Milne Library. The curtain opens as Philinte, a polite, patient man and “friend” of Alceste, the protagonist and “misanthrope” of the play, attempts to understand Alceste’s views on the social conventions of society. Alceste refuses to conform to others around him, constantly criticizing and critiquing the shallow, superficial actions of his peers. Despite denouncing all things insincere, he cannot help but love the vivacious Célimène, a serial flirt who indulges in the very flighty, frivolous acts that Alceste detests.
“The Misanthrope” is directed by John McCaslin-Doyle, associate professor of theatre, and produced by SUNY Oneonta’s Department of Theatre and the Mask and Hammer theatre club, with support from the Student Association.
The cast includes Josh Santiago as Alceste, Anthony Ruperto as Philinte, Taylor Weinberg as Oronte, Kat Ricigliano as Célimène, Charlene Beckwith as Basque, Elizabeth Reinertsen as Eliante, William Rubin as Acaste, Michael Perkins as Clitandre, Maria Coppola as Guard), Amanda Vogue as Arisinoe and Avalon McCaslin-Doyle as Dubois.
‘Christmas Carol’ auditions announced
This December, the Smithy Center for the Ats’s Glimmer Globe Theatre will work in collaboration with The Farmers’ Museum to present Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” There will be excerpts performed during Candlelight Evening, on Dec. 14, and the full show on Dec. 21 and 22.
Men, women and children of all ages are needed.
Auditions will be held in the Smithy Pottery Studio from 3:30 to 5 and 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Sides will be provided.
For theater enthusiasts, the group will help Hyde Hall locate anyone interested in being a “scary character” during their Halloween event. Contact email@example.com for details and to volunteer.
White Album to be performed
At 8 p.m. Thursday, the Justice League, led by Darcy Gibson, will re-create, in its entirety, the Beatles’ White Album on stage at the Oneonta Theatre at 47 Chestnut St. Tickets are $10.
Lady Ostapeck photos on display
Lady Ostapeck is displaying her photographs at the upstairs gallery at Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center this month. It is free and open to the public.
Tickets on sale for Lee Greenwood
Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center will present country artist Lee Greenwood at 8 p.m. Nov. 3.
Active since 1962, Greenwood has released more than 20 major-label albums and has charted more than 35 singles on the Billboard country music charts. He is most widely known for his patriotic song “God Bless The USA.”
The atrium doors will open at 6 p.m. with food and drink specials.
Tickets are on sale now at $45 for gold seats and $35 for silver seats. Tickets available online at www,foothillspac.org or by calling 431-2080 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Prism Concert set at Hartwick
The Hartwick College Department of Music will offer a free musical spectra Prism Concert at 7 pm. Oct. 11 in the Anderson Center for the Arts Anderson Theater on campus.
Classical Guitar festival planned
The 13th Annual Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York Classical Guitar Fall Festival will be Oct. 19 and 20 in Oneonta. The event will feature international performers as well as performances by members, an ensemble performance, silent auction, collegiate recital and more. Headlining the event, this year, will be world-renowned lutenist Paul O’Dette. The Sunday afternoon Regional Artist Recital is Argentine guitarist Pablo Cohen of Ithaca College.
Tickets are $35 for general admission and $30 for members at the door. Tickets also will be available online with a $5 discount.
O’Dette will conducting a master class on Sunday morning. The cost is $30 or $15 for members. Email Paul Sweeny at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
For more information, visit www.cgsuny.org/fallfest.html.
Magic to be seen in Middleburgh
Arthur Martello will be perform a magic show at the Middleburgh library at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Martello has been a member of the Society of American Magicians (Order of Merlin) for the past 40 years. He decided to become dedicated to the art of magic in the mid-’70s. He has performed locally for various groups and organizations. He now devotes all of his time to magic and WIOX radio in Roxbury where he has a folk music show and is the office manager.
For more information, visit www.martellomagic.com.