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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 9:57 am

Genesee Chorale rehearses for 'American Bandstand' show Feb. 20

post by Howard B. Owens in arts, batavia, entertainment, Genesee Chorale, music

The Genesee Chorale will perform a show at 7 p.m., Feb. 20, at Northgate Free Methodist Church, south campus, built around the theme of American Bandstand.

A stage set is being built to replicate Dick Clark's old set, Pat McHanon will perform as Dick Clark, and between songs, old clips of Dick Clark interviewing some of the great artists who appeared on American Bandstand will be featured.

The musical selection will include hits by Sam Cooke, Etta James, the Everly Brothers, Dusty Springfield, Bobby Darin, Leslie Gore, the 5th Dimension, the Mamas and the Papas, Peter, Paul and Mary, Otis Redding, among others.

The Chorale is conducted by Ric Jones.

Photos are from last night's rehearsal at St. James.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 4:04 pm

No Blarney - Irish Music with Rich Conroy & Don Bouchard

post by Leslie DeLooze in irish music, music, St. Patrick's Day

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia presents “No Blarney,” traditional Irish music with Rich Conroy and Don Bouchard, on Tuesday, March 10 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.  This free program is for adults.   More information is available in the library and at www.batavialibrary.org.

Event Date and Time

March 10, 2015 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Photo: Solo singers at Batavia Middle School

post by Howard B. Owens in arts, batavia, education, music, schools

Jules Hoepting, a student at Oakfield-Alabama, warms up before her graded soloist performance at Batavia Middle School on Saturday.

Vocal soloists from throughout Genesee County converged on the school for a series of performances that could be part of their grade (depending on the school) and used to determine who will be part of an all-county music recital in March.

The program is organized by the Genesee-Wyoming Music Educators Association.

Sarah Wether, from Batavia, warms up with her instructor David Grillo.

The hallways were filled with students waiting their turn to perform, and parents.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 6:32 pm

Photos: Area student musicians evaluated for solo performances at Le Roy HS

post by Howard B. Owens in arts, education, music, schools

Young musicians from throughout Genesee County traveled to Le Roy High School throughout the day Saturday to show off their chops as soloists for area music instructors.

Some schools use the soloist evaluation as part of the students' grades, but the primary purpose is to help select the musicians who will play in the all-county music festival in March (performances at Attica and Batavia middle schools).

The event is organized by the Genesee-Wyoming Music Educators Association.

Above, Ashley Carli, from Pavilion, practices in the Le Roy gym prior to her solo session.

Katelyn Brown, from Pembroke, plays her solo in the gym prior to her audition.

Dylan Fisher warms up in the bleachers while waiting for his turn to play.

The Le Roy gym served as a rehearsal hall.

Taylor Schofield, from Pavilion, in one of the classrooms where students played their solo for a teacher who evaluated the performance.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:19 am

SHOWCASE 2015! A Medley of Performing Arts

post by Cathy DeBellis in Drama, music, singing, stage

Kick off "Arts Awareness Month" at SHOWCASE 2015!, a medley of performing arts, designed to showcase the artisitic talent of GCC's performing arts students.  Join us for inviting musical performances, exciting dance numbers and dramatic parodies! 

Stuart Steiner Theater, Genesee Community College, Batavia NY

For ticket reservations contact the box office at (585)345-6814 or email [email protected]

www.genesee.edu

 

Event Date and Time

February 28, 2015 - 7:30pm
Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 9:39 am

Cello Fury

post by Cathy DeBellis in concert, music

Feel the vitality and rhythmic drive as this Pittsburgh-based group, that includes three classically trained cellists and a rock drummer, performs its high energy, original, genre-crossing compositions that meld both clssical and rock music.

Thursday, February 5, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m., Stuart Steiner Theatre, Genesee Community College, Batavia NY. 

For ticket reservations please call the box office (585)345-6814 or email [email protected].

Event Date and Time

February 5, 2015 - 7:30pm
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Photos: Country duo Haley & Alexis rock GCC to benefit GO ART!

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, entertainment, GCC, GO ART!, music

Supporters of GO ART! and local music fans enjoyed an energetic show Saturday night at GCC's Stuart Steiner Theatre of the Haley & Alexis Band.

The twin sisters hail from Atlanta, but have roots in Genesee and Orleans counties, and the front row was filled with relatives.

It's the first time the band -- nominated for the Georgia Country Music “Best (Regional) Country Band Award” -- has played north of the Mason-Dixon line. 

Hiram Kasten was the evening's emcee. 

Friday, December 5, 2014 at 10:33 am

The Weekend Lineup: 12.5.2014

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Photos: Serendipity Swing at Terry Hills

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, entertainment, music, terry hills

It's become an annual holiday event for Terry Hills Golf Course -- a great buffet lunch with musical accompaniment from Serendipity Swing, and Terry Hills had another fine turnout today for this year's lunch and show.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Swinging version of a locally written Christmas song

post by Howard B. Owens in arts, batavia, music

On WBTA's Talk of the Town, starring Hiram Kasten and Lucine Kauffman, this morning they had as guests Carmen DelPlato, a teacher at Jackson School in Batavia, and Laura Dubin. They introduced a new recording by the Laura Dubin Trio, with Sage Melcher on vocals, of "Real Old Fashioned Christmas."

The song was written by Mary DelPlato and Anthony DelPlato.

Carmen asked Laura Dubin if she would record the song, and she said she would if she liked it. Obviously, she did. She reworked the arrangement into a more traditional Swing vibe and brought in Melcher to sing it. Both Dubin and Melcher are from Rochester.

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