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Fine & Performing Arts Events
Upcoming Events at the State University of New York at New Paltz

Box Office: 845.257.3880

by William Shakespeare

Nov. 14-16, 21-23 at 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 17 & 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $18. $16, $10

A storm, a shipwreck and a powerful sorceress named Prospera (Prospero) set in motion a story of banishment, betrayal, fantasy and love. Richly appointed with sorcery, romance, and intrigue, director Nancy Saklad’s version of The Tempest combines elements of Elizabethan, Victorian, and SteamPunk styles with a contemporary twist. Several characters switch genders from male to female roles resulting in their gender attributes taking on new meanings and allowing the audience to look at the nature of gender as it relates to positions of power. The Tempest is classic Shakespeare for a contemporary audience.


Art Lecture
Shahzia Sikander
Multi-media artist

November 6, 11 a.m. - noon
Coykendall Science Auditorium, free

November 15, 6-9:00 p.m.
The Student Art Alliance helps to host the Open Studios Arts Day, an event where all the BFA and MFA studios across campus are open to the general public. Live music and arts activities on the Old Main Quad. Studios located in the Old Library, Smiley Art Building and the Fine Arts Building.


Film Screening: Tibet in Song
November 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Rosendale Theatre, Main St., Rosendale, NY
$5 suggested donation
Director and musicologist Ngawang Choephel presents his film, Tibet in Song. Winner of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize, as well as other awards.

Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art

Thru December 15


Chamber Jazz Ensembles 1, 2, 3
November 11, 12, 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Julien J. Studley Theatre
Tickets: $8, $6, $3 at the door
Students in the Jazz program showcase their improvisational skills in an energetic evening of great music. Each evening features a new program.

Symphonic Band
November 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Julien J. Studley Theatre
Tickets: $8, $6, $3 at the door
The SUNY New Paltz Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Jol Evans, will present a concert performing the works of James Barnes, Gustav Hoist and Aaron Copland.

Recital Hour 1
November 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Nadia & Max Shepard Recital Hall
Music students showcase their classical solo and chamber music accomplishments.

Collegium Musicum
November 24 at 3:00 p.m.
Nadia & Max Shepard Recital Hall
Tickets: $8, $6, $3 at the door
Collegium Musicum, the university ensemble for early music presents pieces from Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Included will be instrumental dances, French chansons, English lute songs, troubadour music and early plainchant settings.