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Picture of the Smith Opera House exterior.

Live Performances Smith Opera House Tours

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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Picture shows singer Bettye LaVette in black hat.

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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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 Santa Train Express (10 am)

Saturday, December 1 at 10:00 AM
Geneva RotaryClub
For the 17th year, the Geneva Rotary Club is sponsoring the Santa Train Express in cooperation with Finger Lakes Scenic Railway. This year, five trains will run on … Read more »
Tickets:$20 (all fees included)
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Live Performances Santa Train Express (11:30 am)

Saturday, December 1 at 11:30 AM
Geneva Rotary Club
For the 17th year, the Geneva Rotary Club is sponsoring the Santa Train Express in cooperation with Finger Lakes Scenic Railway. This year, five trains will run on … Read more »
Tickets:$20 (all inclusive)
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Live Performances Santa Train Express (1 pm)

Saturday, December 1 at 1:00 PM
Geneva Rotary Club
For the 17th year, the Geneva Rotary Club is sponsoring the Santa Train Express in cooperation with Finger Lakes Scenic Railway. This year, five trains will run on … Read more »
Tickets:$20 (all inclusive)
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Live Performances Santa Train Express 2:30 pm

Saturday, December 1 at 2:30 PM
Geneva Rotary Club
For the 17th year, the Geneva Rotary Club is sponsoring the Santa Train Express in cooperation with Finger Lakes Scenic Railway. This year, five trains will run on … Read more »
Tickets:$20 (all inclusive)
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Live Performances Santa Train Express (4 p.m.)

Saturday, December 1 at 4:00 PM
Geneva Rotary Club
For the 17th year, the Geneva Rotary Club is sponsoring the Santa Train Express in cooperation with Finger Lakes Scenic Railway. This year, five trains will run on … Read more »
Tickets:$20 (all inclusive)
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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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Poster shows tree standing in moonlight, promoting Opera Ithaca's A Little Night Music.

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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Photo shows the group Postmodern Jukebox standing around a billiards table.

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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A girl with a helmet and a man standing behind her portray the characters from They Called Her Vivaldi.

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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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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