Music

17 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony Board Jamestown, N.Y. – The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) is looking for advanced music students from Chautauqua County and surrounding counties who play an orchestral instrument: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Students playing at NYSSMA levels IV, V and VI are invited to apply for the CRYS Chamber Orchestra by the Wednesday, September 19, deadline. Rehearsals begin Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m.-noon, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 35 West Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood. There will be performance possibilities during this fall session as well as...

14 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Jamestown Public Schools – The Jamestown High School Red Raider Marching Band will host bands from around New York and Pennsylvania for its 40th Annual Fall Festival of Bands this Saturday, September 15th at 6:30 p.m. at Strider Field. JHS Marching Band will perform their 2018 show, Canon. The Fall Festival of Bands is the JHS Marching Band’s major yearly fundraiser. Bands performing this year are: Eisenhower, Girard, Northwestern, Iroquois, Falconer/Frewsburg, Pioneer, West Seneca, Orchard Park and Jamestown. Tickets are $6 presale and $8 at the door (gates open at 5:30 p.m.). Tickets for admission can be...

5 Sep 20180 Contributed Article Jamestown Public Schools – The Jamestown PROMISE Fund, in collaboration with the JPS Music Department and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, will hold its first Musical Instrument Drive on Saturday, September 8th at Jamestown High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Jamestown PROMISE Fund Advisory Board is asking the community to search their attics, closets and basements for musical instruments, new or used, to donate to help more Jamestown students continue the wonderful tradition of music in the district. “We know that over a number of years the school budget has not allowed for the regular...

29 Aug 20180 Contributed Article Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony Board Jamestown, N.Y. – With the addition of new members, the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) board anticipates an exciting 2018-2019 season. “We are taking some leaps into new territory,” said President Nancy Larson, “with some great opportunities for our students!” Larson explained that, for starters, the application process is being simplified, with students and parents applying directly instead of having to be recommended by their teachers. Teachers will instead be consulted for guidance on placing applicants into one of CRYS’s three...

26 Aug 20180 Contributed Article Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce The final performance of the 2018 Entertainment in the Park Summer Performance Series will feature Mayville’s own Patty Cook performing a “Come Back Patsy Cline” Tribute. This performance will take place on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Lakeside Park in the Village of Mayville NY from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Community Center also located at Lakeside Park. Remember to bring your own seating for this performance, whether it’s held inside or outside to make sure there is enough seating. This special...

18 Aug 20180 Contributed Article Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce The featured performers for the August 23, 2018 performance of the Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series will be ‘The Lake Effect’, an all-male a cappella group hailing from the Buffalo, NY area. This concert will take place from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Lakeside Park, located along the shores of Chautauqua Lake, in the Village of Mayville NY. Members of the group are Ron Veiders, Matthew Sciara, Andy Pacer, Scott Panfil, and Mark Marinaccio. Now in its 17th year, this 5-member all-male a cappella group uses all vocals to perform originals and covers of...

16 Aug 20180 Contributed Article Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. JAMESTOWN (July 27, 2018) – It’s time once again to fill Downtown Jamestown with a night full of music, all for an excellent cause! Now in it’s 15th year, Infinity’s annual Local Music Showcase has become a staple event in downtown each and every fall. More than 40 local musicians have volunteered to perform throughout 9 Downtown Jamestown venues on Saturday, September 8, 2018, including: Brazil Craft Beer and Wine Lounge, Forte, Labyrinth Press Company, MoJo’s Music Bar, Shawbucks, Tarmac Café, The Chadakoin Club, The Pub, and The Wine Cellar. Infinity’s...

12 Aug 20180 Contributed Article Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce On Thursday, August 16, 2018, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. the smooth sounds of songwriter and jazz crooner Barbara Jean will fill Lakeside Park, located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake along Route 394 in the Village of Mayville, New York. Barbara Jean has been performing for many years, having performed with the original country-rock group Gotham Rose, but since 2000 she has been singing jazz and traditional pop. She has performed with groups such as The Harold Olson Orchestra, Razz and Friends, Jazz Train, and Satin Doll. In 2008 she recorded her own songs in her debut...

21 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Infinity Visual and Performing Arts JAMESTOWN (July 9, 2018) – Infinity Visual and Performing Arts and Whirlybird Music and Arts Festival are excitedly collaborating to bring Guinness World Record holder, and touring musician, Brandon Bailey Johnson to Jamestown for a performance at the Infinity Arts Café on Friday, July 27, 2018. Miki Girts, Festival Director for Whirlybird Music and Arts Festival, approached Infinity with the idea, and the Infinity Arts Café seemed the perfect place to introduce Infinity’s music students and our community to this talented young artist. Miki says, “Brandon is a fantastic...

13 Jul 20180 Contributed Article The 1891 Fredonia Opera House FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the Beatles’ classic 1968 animated film “Yellow Submarine.” It will be screened on Sat., July 14, and Tues., July 17, at 7:30 p.m. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its original release, the film has been restored, remastered and re-released to give Beatles fans of all ages the opportunity to come together and share in this visually stunning movie and soundtrack. “Yellow Submarine,” based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, is a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope,...
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