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Live Performances Celebrate Smith!

Thursday, September 20 at 6:00 PM
Celebrate Smith! is an opportunity for Smith Center for the Arts supporters to celebrate the past year and help fund quality programming, cultural enrichment and educational outreach to … Read more »
Tickets:$100 per person, sponsorship tables are $1,000 (and seat 8)
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Live Performances Smith Opera House Tours

Wednesday, September 19 at 10 AM
Wednesday, September 26 at 10 AM
Wednesday, October 3 at 10 AM
Wednesday, October 10 at 10 AM
Wednesday, October 17 at 10 AM
Wednesday, October 24 at 10 AM
Wednesday, October 31 at 10 AM
While the historic Smith Opera House is a venue where fascinating stories unfold via film and the performing arts, the building itself has its own compelling stories that … Read more »
Tickets:Free, but donations are appreciated

Live Performances Chanticleer: Then and There, Here and Now

Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 PM
Geneva Concerts
Featured composers: Palestrina, Victoria, Byrd, Monteverdi, Padilla, Rodgers, Coltrane, Ellington, Shearer, Jarre, and more! Called "the world's reigning male chorus" by The New Yorker, the San Francisco-based, GRAMMY award winning … Read more »
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The Jersey Tenors singing group are shown walking down a street in red jackets and white hats.

Live Performances The Jersey Tenors

Friday, September 28 at 8:00 PM
The Jersey Tenors™ is the newest Opera/Rock Mash-up sensation that creates an explosive blend of the most iconic Opera classics alongside such Rock ‘N Roll industry greats as Queen, Journey, Elton … Read more »
Tickets:$29.50 (plus service fees) general admission; $49.50 (plus service fees) for VIP package
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Film Animal House

Saturday, September 29 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, September 29 at 7:00 PM
At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him. National Lampoon's Animal House … Read more »
Tickets:$10 adults, $7 youth and students (service fee applies to online orders)
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Film The Breadwinner

Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 PM
Iversen Construction Corp.
From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the Academy Award®-nominated feature based on … Read more »
Tickets:$10 adults, $7 youth and students (service fee applies to online orders)
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Live Performances An Intimate Evening with Bettye LaVette

Saturday, October 6 at 8:00 PM
Featuring Evan Mercer on Keyboards Bettye LaVette is not a song writer. She is a singer in the tradition of great vocalists who have come before her: Ray Charles, … Read more »
Tickets:$29.50-$49.50 (plus service fees)
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Three performers of Galumpha are shown here with silly grins and balls on their heads.

ArtSmart Educational Theatre Live Performances Galumpha: Experiments in Human Architecture

Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 PM
Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle, and merriment. The three performers create a … Read more »
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Three performers of Galumpha are shown here with silly grins and balls on their heads.

ArtSmart Educational Theatre Galumpha: Experiments in Human Architecture

Monday, October 15 at 10:00 AM
Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle, and merriment. The three performers create a … Read more »
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Film The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Saturday, October 27 at 9:00 PM
Iversen Construction Corporation
A cult classic from 1975 returns to The Smith on Halloween weekend, with action-packed romance, thrills, chills, lots of laughs and 16 great singalong songs. The Rocky Horror Picture … Read more »
Tickets:$10 (service fee applies to online orders)
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Black Violin members Wil B. and Key Marcus are pictured here.

Live Performances Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour

Sunday, October 28 at 8:00 PM
Black Violin is lead by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin), and joined onstage by DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band … Read more »
Tickets:$37-$47 (plus service fees)
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Live Performances Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: Carlos Kalmar and Ahrim Kim

Friday, November 9 at 7:30 PM
Geneva Concerts
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor Ahrim Kim, Cello Kodaly: Galanta Dances Schumann: Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129 Haydn: Symphony No. 98 in B-flat Major Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #1 Carlos Kalmar is in his fifteenth season … Read more »
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Live Performances Koshare Dance Collective

Friday, November 30 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 1 at 7:00 PM
Join us as the students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges take the stage for two nights here at The Smith! This concert showcases a wide variety of … Read more »
Tickets:$10 general admission (plus service fees); Free for children and HWS students w/ID
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Live Performances Windham Hill: A Winter Solstice Concert with Liz Story, Sean Harkness, and Samite

Sunday, December 2 at 8:00 PM
Master musicians who made their names on the Windham Hill label, pianist Liz Story, guitarist Sean Harkness, and vocalist/mutli-instrumentalist (kalimba, marimba, litungu, and various flutes) Samite have created a special show in celebration of Winter Solstice. … Read more »
Tickets:$35-$50 (plus service fees)
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Live Performances The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 9 at 2:30 PM
Studio for the Performing Arts
Studio for the Performing Arts, Inc. (SPA) Ballet Company is delighted to present to you their rendition of the Nutcracker. A beautiful and magical tale of a young … Read more »
Tickets:$5-$15
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Actors portray the title characters in Tomas and the Library Lady.

ArtSmart Educational Theatre Tomás and the Library Lady

Monday, December 10 at 10:00 AM
Tomás loves stories and Papa Grande tells them to him todas las noches! One day while his family is in Iowa picking crops, Tomás meets the Library Lady … Read more »
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Film The Polar Express

Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 PM
A doubting 8-year-old boy is whisked to the North Pole on a magical train for a meeting with Santa. Meanwhile, the train's conductor, along with the other young … Read more »
Tickets:$10 Adults; $5 Children 12 and Under, Lap-sitters are free!
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Live Performances Opera Ithaca: A Little Night Music

Sunday, December 30 at 8:00 PM
Join us for Opera Ithaca's second annual New Year's Eve Weekend celebration performance at the Smith Opera House, this year Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, "A … Read more »
Tickets:$27.50 plus service fees for general admission
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Live Performances Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: Ward Stare and Jon Nakamatsu

Friday, February 1 at 7:30 PM
Geneva Concerts
Ward Stare, Conductor Jon Nakamatsu, Piano Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19 Stravinsky: Rite of Spring The distinguished American pianist Jon Nakamatsu—known internationally … Read more »
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Live Performances Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

Wednesday, February 20 at 8:00 PM
Smith Center for the Arts & DSP Shows
Proving that everything new can be old again, pianist Scott Bradlee has become a viral pop sensation after creating a series of clips for YouTube that finds him … Read more »
Tickets:$38.50-$168.50 reserved seating (plus service fees)
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Live Performances Darrah Carr Dance: Ceilidh: An Evening of Irish Music and Dance!

Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 PM
Geneva Concerts
Join the champion Irish step dancers of Darrah Carr Dance for a whirlwind celebration of Irish music and dance. The Bessie-Award nominated company imbues the Ceilidh—a traditional social gathering … Read more »
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Live Performances Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Thursday, March 7 at 8:00 PM
DSP Shows
Bagpipes with attitude.  Drums with a Scottish accent. A blazing rock band and show so hot, it carries its own health warning! It’s Bagpipes. It’s Rock. It’s Bagrock. AC/DC … Read more »
Tickets:$28.50-$38.50 plus service fees
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Live Performances Memories of Patsy — The Patsy Cline Tribute Show

Saturday, March 23 at 8:00 PM
The legendary Patsy Cline comes to life once again in the national touring show, Memories of Patsy. This incredible tribute concert takes its audience on a trip back … Read more »
Tickets:Reserved seating $29-$39 plus service fees
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ArtSmart Educational Theatre Live Performances They Called Her Vivaldi

Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 PM
M. Haberdasher has crafted very peculiar earmuffs for his very particular daughter Cecilia Maria. Don’t shout about it but Cecilia Maria thinks they make her look fascinating and … Read more »
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A girl with a helmet and a man standing behind her portray the characters from They Called Her Vivaldi.

ArtSmart Educational Theatre They Called Her Vivaldi

Monday, March 25 at 10:00 AM
M. Haberdasher has crafted very peculiar earmuffs for his very particular daughter Cecilia Maria. Don’t shout about it but Cecilia Maria thinks they make her look fascinating and … Read more »
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Live Performances Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: Michael Francis and Yekwon Sunwoo

Friday, April 12 at 7:30 PM
Geneva Concerts
Michael Francis, Conductor Yekwon Sunwoo, Piano Walton: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Minor Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 Gold medalist of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn … Read more »
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ArtSmart Educational Theatre The Crucible

Sunday, May 5 at 7:00 PM
No one is safe as a reign of terror rips through 1692 Salem. Led by Abigail Williams, a group of girls who claim to have seen the Devil … Read more »
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ArtSmart Educational Theatre The Crucible

Monday, May 6 at 10:00 AM
No one is safe as a reign of terror rips through 1692 Salem. Led by Abigail Williams, a group of girls who claim to have seen the Devil … Read more »
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