Don’t miss upcoming events from our Fine Arts Series.

>>The 2023-24 Fine Arts Series kicks off with saxophonist John Viavattine… and Friends. John Viavattine, a longtime band director in the Spencerport school district, and a member of the Latin-infused ensemble The Mambo Kings, will treat the audience with classic jazz standards, as well as some pop, funk, and Latin grooves. The concert is on Friday, September 8, at 7:30 pm in Tower Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $17 (General), $12 (Senior Citizens, Brockport Faculty, Staff, and Alumni), and $9 (Students) and are available online, by phone at (585) 395-2787, or at the Tower Box Office.

>>The Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery opens its season with Missing Department. The exhibition, featuring works by artist Ligia Bouton and poet Matt Donovan, is inspired by ads published in Western Story magazine in the 1950s, in which people wrote in searching for their vanished spouses, abandoned children, and separated lovers. Bouton and Donovan turned these pleas into collages, paintings, sculptures, and blackout poems that interrogate the loss and hope of human connection. The exhibition opens September 14 and runs through October 8. Admission to the Gallery is free.

>>Music Studies faculty members Scott Horsington and Tamara Wilcox will each present a recital during September. Horsington will present “This Blows! A Night of Contemporary Music for Clarinet” on Tuesday, September 12, and Wilcox will present “Making the Keyboard Sing: Fortepiano Works of Hélène de Montgeroult” on Thursday, September 28. Both concerts begin at 7:30 pm in the Tower Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $5.

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