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Gather safely and converse inspiringly at The Smith Salon

GENEVA, NY – On Friday, December 4th at 6:00pm, the Smith Center for the Arts will launch a brand new, in-person series called The Smith Salon. This new series is meant to inspire and spark conversation amongst our attendees. Our first host will be Matthew Craig, vocal music teacher at Geneva High School, and he will talk about “Teaching Music During A Pandemic.” Our second salon event will be Friday, December 11th at 6:00pm with host Joyce Jacobsen, president of Hobart & William Smith Colleges, who will talk about “Higher Education’s Pandemic Pivot and a Look to the Future.” 

Tickets to this event will be free, but donations are appreciated. Advanced registration for this event will be required. Doors open one hour before the event. 

To register for these events, use the following links:

A salon, by definition, “is a gathering of people held by an inspiring host. During the gathering, they amuse one another and increase their knowledge through their conversations.” The Smith Salon will feature scintillating speakers who spark inspiring conversations! 

By registering for this event, you  agree to abide by The Smith Opera House’s COVID-19 policies. These policies include, but are not limited to: pre-assigned seating, wearing a face covering while at the venue, maintaining 6 feet physical distance between yourself and other patrons, following the directions of staff, and abiding by all signage posted at the venue. If you, or any member of your party, is feeling ill or has been in close contact with anyone with a known case of COVID-19, please stay home.