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Campus Artist and Lecture Series (CALS)

 

Join  us as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary Season! 

Thank you for your patronage over the years -- we could not have done it with you! 

A big change for the upcoming year:  All SUNY Cortland students will be admitted free of charge!  They just need to show us their College ID.

CALS Presents:  The 2014 - 2015 Season

Mosaic Dance Theater Company

Founded in 2003, the Mosaic Dance Theater Company (MDTC) develops and presents original dance, theater, and educational programs celebrating the rich diversity of cultures and folkloric traditions of the Mediterranean, including the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, Greece, Italy, and Spain.  The dances and music, the stories and myths, and the history and legends of this fascinating area form the wellspring of inspiration for MDTC's creative vision.

"Thematically rich with a luxury of bright colors, glinting ornaments and swirling diaphonous fabrics, these dancers conjured the world of the Arabian Nights."  -- Robert Johnson, The Star-Ledger

Visit MDTC's website.

When:    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Where:  Brown Auditorium, Old Main
Cost:      SUNY Cortland Students Admitted Free w/ College ID
              $5 General Admission
              Children 10 and Under Admitted Free


 Mosaic Dance Theater Company Photo                        Akshara                                  
Akshara

Akshara is an exciting new percussion-based group rooted in Indian classical musical traditions and performs an energetic blend of classical Indian melody and rhythm highlighted with solo and scale based improvisations.

". . .the percussionists were brilliant.  Akshara has proven themselves to be master musicians, whose work is exemplary of beauty and sublimity."  -- Dawoud Kringle, Doobeedoobeedoo

Visit Akshara's website.

When:   Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Where:  Brown Auditorium, Old Main
Cost:      SUNY Cortland Students Admitted Free w/ College ID
              $5 General Admission
              Children 10 and Under Admitted Free

Richter Uzur Duo

The Richter Uzur Duo combines elements of classical music, rock, and Eastern European folk.  Their signature repertoire pairs exquisite originals with blazing improvisations and iconic works by composers such as Bartok, Gershwin, and Rimsky-Korsakov.  Guitarist Brad Richter and Cellist Viktor Uzur are consummate performers and accomplished composers, each having played around the globe to critical acclaim and international awards.         

The Richter Uzur Duo is exclusively represented by Bernstein Artists, Inc.:  www.bernsarts.com            

                Visit Richter Uzur Duo's website.                           Richter Uzur Duo

     When:   Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7 pm
     Where:  Brown Auditorium, Old Main
     Cost:     SUNY Cortland Students Admitted Free w/ College ID
                   $5 General Admission
                   Children 10 and Under Admitted Free

            
                                      

Joanna Maddox -- Life Lessons From the Divas

Life Lessons From the Divas is a celebration of song and dance with Joanna paying tribute to musical legends Diana Ross, Tina Turner, and Whitney Houston.  It is a fast-paced, high energy show that delivers a three part motivational message that is sure to resonate with everyone:
     Part 1:  Love and Respect Yourself       Part 2:  Never Give Up       Part 3:  Believe In Yourself

This event is a part of the College's Black History Month.         Visit Joanna's website

When:   Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Where:  Brown Auditorium, Old Main
Cost:      SUNY Cortland Students Admitted Free w/ College ID
              $5 General Admission
              Children 10 and Under Admitted Free       


   Life Lessons From the Divas                          Six Appeal  

Six Appeal

Featuring vocal dexterity and adventurous song selection, this remarkably talented a cappella sextet navigates multiple genres of music with a wonderfully eclectic repertoire that is guaranteed to captivate and entertain audiences of all ages. 

In Spring 2012 Six Appeal achieved the title of National Champion at the National Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival in San Rafael, CA.  In addition, they also took home awards for "Best Original Song" as well as the coveted "Audience Favorite" award.  Infused with impeccable comedic timing and the energy and vitality of a rock band, Six Appeal brings a diverse arsenal of style and entertainment to the stage.

Visit Six Appeal's website.

When:    Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Where:  Brown Auditorium, Old Main
Cost:      SUNY Cortland Students Admitted Free w/ College ID
              $5 General Admission
              Children 10 and Under Admitted Free

 

The Woods Tea Company

Founded in the early 1980's, The Woods Tea Company has built a solid reputation as a leader in the Irish folk music world.  While membership in the group has changed and the music evolved, the spirit of fun and audience participation on which the group was founded remains as bright and alive as ever.  The Woods Tea Company equals pure folk fun!

Visit Woods Tea Company website.

When:    Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Where:   Brown Auditorium, Old Main
Cost:       SUNY Cortland Students Admitted Free w/ College ID
               $5 General Admission
               Children 10 and Under Admitted Free


Ticket Information

Tickets for the events can be purchased in Corey Union, Room 406, or beginning one hour prior to the performance at the venue.  All performances are general admission seating.

Individual Ticket Events

Tickets for indivual events may be purchased through the evening of the performance pending continued ticket availability.

Group Ticket Sales

For information about group ticket sales please call the Campus Activities and Corey Union Office at (607) 753-5574.

Ticket Exchanges

All ticket sales are final; there will be no refunds or exchanges on tickets.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Access

Needs of patrons with mobility challenges are accomodated through special seating assignments.  Advance notification would be appreciated.

For More Information

For ticket information or questions regarding CALS events, please contact the Campus Activities and Corey Union Office at (607) 753-5574.