Performing Arts Calendar
The Genesee Symphony Orchestra presents a “Fall Festival” performance on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Stuart Steiner Theatre with S. Shade Zajac conducting. Guest soloist Raymond Feng, winner of the GSO Young Artist Competition will perform Greig’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Movement 1. The GSO hosts world-class artists and composers as well as a multitude of well-known local soloists that give audiences a professional-level musical experience. Tickets can be purchased in Batavia at the Senior Center, Roxy’s Music and GoArt, and at the Bank of Castile in Le Roy as well as at the door the day of the performance.
The Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet brings together the elemental qualities of four creative jazz musicians: the buoyant lighter-than-air swing of Bill Chattin’s drums; the earthy melodic pulsations of Don Messina’s bass; the oceanic depth of Charley Krachy’s tenor; and the fiery adventurousness of Kazzrie Jaxen’s piano.
Honoring jazz tradition with straight-ahead swing and spontaneous improvisation, this band strives to express the beauty of a melodic line, deriving collective inspiration from the musical philosophies of jazz greats Lennie Tristano and Sal Mosca, as well as Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Bud Powell, Warne Marsh, and many others. The quartet's music includes standard tunes, jazz lines, originals, and occasional excursions into the abstract. Their unusual harmonic approach stretches the music in unique and complex directions, always in service to feeling and to the pure joy of improvising.
Tickets: Adults $8, Seniors (55+), Students (16+), & GCC Faculty/Staff $5, GCC Students with ID $3, GCC Alum with ID $2 Discount
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12-14, 7pm
Sunday, Nov. 15 Matinee, 2pm
Take a trip back to lively Victorian times for a dinner theatre excursion with a distinguished ensemble of actors, the Music Hall Royale. Unravel the unfinished Dickens mystery about the upstanding young Drood who mysteriously disappears. Is he murdered? And if so, who the Dickens did it? In the end, the audience gets to decide! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Genesee County Mental Health Association.
Tickets: All seats $30. Advanced reservations required.
A Rupert Holmes musical with original Broadway production produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival with Joseph Papp as producer and the arrangement by TAMS-WITTMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022.
January 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.-The Rochester Rat Pack invites you to join us in the cocktail lounges of the world as we spend the evening enjoying the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Keely Smith, Etta James, Jimmy Durante, Bobby Darin, Judy Garland, Jerry Lewis, and the gang.
February 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.- Etta Mae - an evening of laughter with the reigning “Queen of Southern Sass” and winner of American Comedy Awards: “Stand-Up Comic of the Year.” (www.ettamae.com)