The United States Air Force Band of Liberty’s Bay State Winds clarinet quartet will perform at Keuka College Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Norton Chapel.
The program is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.
A chamber ensemble, the Bay State Winds is comprised of members of the Liberty Pops. It provides musical support for a wide variety of military and civilian functions, and performs regularly with the Chamber Winds ensemble. The group’s catalog includes classical, Broadway, patriotic, jazz, and original arrangements.
The Band of Liberty, one of 10 Air Force bands nationwide, is stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base near Boston, Mass. Showcasing the talents of 60 active-duty musicians, the group has performed throughout the New England region and beyond—including Keuka College—for more than 30 years. It has appeared at such venues as Lincoln Center in New York City and the Hatch Shell in Boston.
For tickets or more information on the Keuka College program, contact the Office of Alumni and Family Relations at (315) 279-5238 or [email protected] The ticket deadline is Friday, Nov. 9.
It’s a tragedy that so many of today’s commemorations honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader, have become tame, stately memorials.
So says Rev. James Miller, an emeritus member of the Keuka College Board of Trustees, who will speak at a 7 p.m. ceremony honoring Dr. King, Tuesday, April 5 at Norton Chapel. April 4 is the 43rd anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination.
“The meetings, assemblies, and gatherings that Dr. King always led gave us marching orders,” said Rev. Miller, whose professional service as a Baptist minister started in that era. “We’re into memorial services today, and that’s a tragedy, because that’s not the best [way of] honoring Dr. King’s legacy. We’ve got to continue [carrying out] the marching orders.”
King delivered the baccalaureate address at Keuka College in June 1963.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. in Norton Chapel and is free and open to the public.
Members chose the name AKOMA because it symbolizes their African heritage while highlighting their strong spiritual roots, along with a desire to serve the Rochester community. More than 17 Rochester area churches are represented on AKOMA’s roster of more than 45 members.
Keuka College’s Spotlight Series will continue Thursday, Oct. 23 with a performance by the highly acclaimed Olmsted Ensemble.
The concert, free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Norton Chapel.
Based in Boston, the Olmsted Ensemble performs European and American chamber music from the 18th to the 21st centuries, with wide-ranging repertoire from beloved masterworks to rarely-heard gems. The group takes its inspiration from Frederick Law Olmsted, the great landscape architect (creator of Boston’s Emerald Necklace and New York’s Central Park), whose work was visionary and forward-looking while also honoring and extending traditions of the past.
Pop sensation Blessid Union of Souls will play an unplugged acoustic concert on the Keuka College campus Saturday, Sept. 13, in the Weed Physical Arts Center.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with opening act, Jared Campbell, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Blessid Union of Souls will follow at 8:15 p.m.