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Summer Events 2022


Stewart’s Signature Series Celebrates Community and Partnerships

Stewart’s Signature Series is a line-up of premiere summer events made possible through a generous grant from Stewart’s Shops and the Dake Family. We recognize and celebrate our local partners who work together with us to create community connections and student opportunities. 

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The Medium is the Message: A Legacy Conversation with SITI Company
Friday, June 17
3:45-5:15 pm
Bernard Theater, Skidmore College

FREE and open to the public, Covid vaccination required, registration not necessary.

In the fall of 2020, SITI Company announced the SITI Legacy Plan to include the creation of a robust physical and digital living archive and transition grants for the ensemble members.  Join us as SITI Company celebrates their 30th and finale anniversary season with a lively conversation moderated by SITI Board Chair, Jessica Hanna on what being an artist-driven ensemble means, what it needs to thrive, and the importance of a graceful ending. 

This unique presentation is being broadcast as the plenary session for the Theater Communications Group National Conference and will also feature speakers appearing in Pittsburgh and a virtual, national audience.

Skidmore Jazz Institute Faculty All-Stars celebrate George Wein
Sunday, June 26
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Presented by the Skidmore Jazz Institute in partnership with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center as part of the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival (Absolutely Live Entertainment)

Tickets available here

Music festival pioneer and impresario, George Wein, passed away on September 13, 2021, a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday. One of the many legendary festivals he created was the Newport Jazz Festival in Saratoga, which was launched at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on July 1-2, 1978. The festival, known as the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival since 1998, celebrates its 45th year June 25-26 and will honor Wein’s decades-long impact on Saratoga Springs with a jazz supergroup, led by Grammy Award-winning bassist Todd Coolman, and featuring trumpeter Mike Rodriguez, trombonist Steve Davis, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Greene, pianist Bill Cunliffe and drummer Dennis Mackrel. Not only is each artist known for their own remarkable performing career, but they are also among the best educators in the business and can be found summers at the Skidmore Jazz Institute. 

Kenny Barron Trio
Tuesday, June 28
8 p.m
Arthur Zankel Music Center

This concert is FREE and open to the public. Covid vaccination required.

Kenny Barron, pianist, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and 2022 Grammy Award Nominee for Best Improvised Jazz Solo, leads this trio featuring Kiyoshi Kitagawa (bass) and Jonathan Blake (drums).

Tia Fuller’s Intersections
Thursday, June 30
7 p.m.
Caffe Lena

Presented by the Skidmore Jazz Institute in partnership with Caffe Lena

$10/$5 Tickets and livestream.

Grammy-nominated, Mack Avenue recording artist, saxophonist and composer Tia Fuller leads this group featuring Shamie Fuller-Royston (piano), Lexi Hamner (trombone), Eric Wheeler (bass) and Koleby Royston (drums).

Literary Reading with Joyce Carol Oates and Adam Braver
Tuesday, July 19
7 p.m.

Presented by the New York State Summer Writers Institute in partnership with Northshire Bookstores

Free online link available here.

Celebrated author Joyce Carol Oates (Zombie, Blonde, The (Other) You: Stories) and Novelist Adam Braver (Misfit, The Disappeared and Rejoice the Head of Paul McCartney forthcoming)

Literary Reading with Jamaica Kincaid and Henri Cole
Thursday, July 21
7 p.m.

Presented by the New York State Summer Writers Institute in partnership with Northshire Bookstores

Free online link available here

Novelist-Memoirist Jamaica Kincaid (Among Flowers, Autobiography Of My Mother, Lucy) and Poet Henri Cole (Blizzard: Poems, Nothing To Declare)

For information on other events offered this summer, consult the College’s Online Event Calendar or these program websites: 

Skidmore Jazz Institute

SITI Company Summer Theater Workshop

New York State Summer Writers Institute