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Thank you for your patronage.  We are currently in the process of booking next year's season and anticipating posting it in early August.  Read below to see who we were able to bring in this past year.  All were well received!

CALS Presents:  The 2013 - 2014 Season


One of the newest and most exciting groups coming out of New York City, Brass-hoppers is a collaboration between renowned British trombonist Richard Harris and American trumpet player Tom Bergeron.  Accompanied by a pianist, the trio's music portrays an eclectic blend of traditional classical music and jazz-inspired arrangements of standards and popular tunes.

Richard was educated at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England while Tom holds two degrees in music from Yale University.  As classical musicians, Tom and Richard have appeared with many of the United States' top orchestras and with such solo artists as Andrea Boccelli and Luciano Pavorotti.  In the realm of pop music, Tom has performed with The Temptations and regulary appears on Saturday Night Live while Richard has performed with Snoop Dogg and Puff Daddy and can be heard on the upcoming new album from Sting.

Visit Brass-hopper's website.

When:    Monday, September 23, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Where:  Jacobus Lounge, Brockway Hall
Cost:      $3 SUNY Cortland Students
               $5 General Admission
               Children 10 and under admitted free


Mystic Warriors

Dedicated to the preservation of Andean Folk Music, musicians use ancient flutes and panpipes in conjunction with contemporary instruments.  The performers remain true to the art, culture, and heritage of the Quechua and Aymara people in Bolivia and other pre-Inca civilizations.  Crossing musical boundaries and defying definition, Mystic Warriors are proud to share their musical heritage and universal message of peace and harmony.  

"While their music appears to fit into the 'New Age' category, it often sounds like world music, contemporary jazz, Latin, or mainstream popular.  The performers believe their music is a fusion that crosses over all of these without leaving the boundaries of Andean Music."  (Potomac Overlook Regional Park Summer 2013 press release)

Visit Mystic Warrior's website.

When:    Friday, October 11, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Where:  Corey Union Exhibition Lounge
Cost:      $3 SUNY Cortland students
               $5 General admission
               Children 10 and under admitted free


Sonalee's Bollywood Dance Company

The Company specializes in traditional and contemporary East Indian Bollywood dance styles.  Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai, India.  The group uses East Indian Music and Dance as a vehicle for cultural expression. 

Formerly known as Naach Sensation, Sonalee's troupe is the first professional Bollywood dance company in North America and presents a creative mixture of technique, energy, and emotion.  And yes, there will be an opportunity for audience participation.  Visit Sonalee's website.

This event is presented as a part of the College's Family Weekend programming.

When:   Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Where:  Corey Union Function Room
Cost:      $6 General Admission
                All Students and Pre-K Children Admitted Free


Carl Dylan

This South African-born singer-songwriter has an engaging stage presence that stems from his love of storytelling.  You'll laugh one minute at the story behind the songs and in the next you'll be reaching forward to enjoy the richness of a voice that has been compared with Dave Matthews, John Mayer, and Jason Mraz.  Carl always leaves an audience wanting him to stay for a bit longer as his smart, catchy tunes and engaging humorous personality keep people interested.  Visit Dylan's website.  

This event is a collaboration between CALS, the Student Activity Board, and the Health Promotions Office.  Carl's performance will be followed by an open mic session.  There will be free snacks available at this performance.

When:    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Where:  Corey Union Function Room
Cost:      SUNY Cortland students admitted free with College ID
                $3 General Admission
                Children 10 and under admitted free       

Joanne Rile Presents:                     Ahn Trio

The Ahn Trio

The Ahn Trio is comprised of three sisters (Angella, Lucia and Maria Ahn).  Born in Seoul, Korea the sisters moved to NYC in 1981 where they began their training at the Julliard School.  The Ahn Trio brings a new energy and excitement to the chamber music world and are constantly redefining the art and architecture of chamber music.  The group has been successfully touring for over 10 years and we are thrilled to welcome them back to our campus!  FYI, their last concert here was in November, 2004.

Visit Ahn Trio's website.

When:    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Where:  Corey Union Function Room
Cost:      $3 SUNY Cortland students
               $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.


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.