Campus Artist and Lecture Series (CALS)

Thank you for your patronage during the Campus Artist and Lecture Series 2019 - 2020 Season.
Unfortunately our 35th season ended early due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  We have posted information about free virtual events on our Facebook and Instagram pages.  We are choosing to continue to list the events from this past year so site visitors can see examples of the types of performers/presentations we bring to campus.

Booking update for academic year 2020-2021:   CALS will not bring any performer to campus for the Fall 2020 semester.  Nor will CALS be hosting any virtual events as it is currently unclear how much money, if any, we will have to enable us to book anyone this year.  We also have to see what happens as we welcome students back to campus.  The health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff as well as that of the surrounding community are our top priority.  If all goes well, we intend to book a few artists/presenters for the Spring 2021 semester but will not begin that process until October 2020.  We ask for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.  In return, we wish you and yours nothing but the best. 

Campus Artist and Lecture Series (CALS) 2019 - 2020 Season

All CALS events are open to the public.  Join us as we celebrate our 35th season.
Helps us spread the word to others and as always, thank you for your patronage!

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Fall 2019 Events

Russian String Orchestra (Formerly:  Chamber Orchestra Kremlin)
Misha Rachlevsky, Music Director 

Comprised of some of Russia's finest young string players, the orchestra's warmth and high energy create addictive performances that stay with listeners long after the last note has been played.  Join founder and music director Rachlevsky as he takes musicians and audience alike on a guided tour of Elgar, Shostakovich, and Dvorak.
     Russian String Orchestra 1  Russian String Orchestra 4  Russian String Orchestra 2        

Visit the Russian String Orchestra website.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at 7 p.m.                                           
Where: Old Main, Brown Auditorium
$10 General Admission
$8  Senior Citizens (Age 60 and older)
$3 All Students
Children 10 and Under Admitted Free

An Evening With Bill Miller

Three-time Grammy winning singer/songwriter, acclaimed speaker, activist, and gifted painter Bill Miller has also won six Native American Music Awards, including a 2007 Lifetime Achievement honor.  A Mohican from northern Wisconsin, Miller has long been one of the most admired figures in Native American arts and activist arenas.  Using his heritage, life experience and spiritual path, Miller shares his message of transformation through reconciliation.
                                    *This event is in recognition of Native American Heritage Month       
                       Bill Miller 1   Bill Miller 2   Bill Miller 3

Visit Bill Miller's website.           

When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at 7 p.m.    
Where: Old Main, Brown Auditorium
$10 General Admission
$8 Senior Citizens (Age 60 and older)
$3 All Students
Children 10 and Under Admitted Free

Spring 2020 Events

Andrea Stern, Concert and Celtic Harpist      

Sparkling...warm... delightful... eclectic.  It isn't just Andrea Stern's music but her very presence that inspires a memorable concert.  With tunes ranging from Celtic to classical, Andrea's humor and warmth engages audiences of all ages.  Did you know that the harp is thought to be one of the world's oldest instruments?
                                    This event is included as a part of Women's History Month.

                       Andrea Stern 1                                Andrea Stern 4         

Visit Andrea Stern's website.
Visit Andrea Stern's page on GLBerg's website.

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Where: Old Main, Brown Auditorium
$10 General Admission
$8 Senior Citizens (Age 60 and older)
$3 All Students
Children 10 and Under Admitted Free

Eyewitness to Climate Change:  Melting Ice & Rising Seas  

Presentation will be re-scheduled.

This powerful presentation by photographer and explorer David Thoreson exposes the truth about climate change affecting you and everything on planet Earth.  The program's name essentially says it all.  Join us to experience Thoreson's breathtaking adventures through a stunning multi-media event using photography, humor and storytelling.                   
                          This event is being presented as a part of the College's Sustainability Events Calendar.

                  climate change 4   Climate Change 3   Climate Change 1    

Visit Speaker's website.

When: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Where: Old Main, Brown Auditorium
Cost:  None, this is a free event.

Ticket Information

Tickets for the events can be purchased during business hours in Corey Union, Room 406 or at the venue, beginning one hour prior to the performance. All performances are general admission seating.  Tickets for the first three events will also be sold electronically through The College Store of SUNY Cortland beginning on September 1, 2019.

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 will be accommodated. Advance notification would be appreciated to help us make your experience more comfortable.

For More Information

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


2019-2020 CALS Lecture Grant Parameters Pending are updates for 2020-2021
2020-2021 CALS Lecture Grant Application -- Word  Pending   
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