MWPAI Performing Arts Season Features Live Music and Film Series | Community


UTICA, NY – The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute of Utica has announced its lineup for the 2022-23 performing arts season, which will include several live performances and film screenings.

Alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs headline this year with a performance scheduled for March 11, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

The season will include 16 live performances, 10 live-streamed operas, and weekly screenings of independent and foreign films.

Jeffrey Siegel will also be back for Keyboard Conversations, a series where he provides commentary while playing music by prominent composers.

“For the first time in three years, we’ve scheduled a full season of in-person events at Munson-Williams,” said Bob Mortis, Director of Performing Arts at MWPAI. “In addition to beloved programming like Keyboard Conversations and the Film Series, we’re so thrilled to have 10,000 Maniacs perform in our Sculpture Court surrounded by artwork from our collection.”






See the full program below:

film series

Wednesday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., weekdays, $5 to $9

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel–An American Salute!

Saturday, September 10, 7:30 p.m.

“Rhapsody in Blue” by Gershwin, “The Maple Leaf Rag” by Scott Joplin, “Meditation on a Wedding” by Leonard Bernstein, and many more are featured.

$33 Members; $38 General public; $15 Students

Son of Mystro

Saturday, October 1, 7:30 p.m.

This backyard concert features duo Malcolm McNeish, 23, and his brother, Umoja, 20, who use violins to perform pop, reggae and other genres with DJ Venimis and a drummer.

$33 Members; $38 General public; $15 Students

First Friday Happy Hour with live music

Friday, October 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Attend concerts by regional bands and enjoy arts and nightlife activities at the Museum with a cash bar on the first Friday of each month. Tickets range from free to $5.

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel – Immortal Impromptus

Saturday October 29, 2022, 2 p.m.

Beloved melodious masterpieces by Chopin and Schubert, which capture the freshness of an improvisation, and the rustic, melodious gems of the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius are featured$33 Members; $38 General public; $15 Students

First Friday Happy Hour with live music

Friday, November 4, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., free-5$

First Friday Happy Hour with live music

Friday, December 2, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., free-5$

The December event includes the annual Munson-Williams pottery sale.

TAKE3: dancing around the Christmas tree

Saturday, December 10, 7:30 p.m.

With a flair for the wild and the unexpected, December’s Concert in the Court has the genre-defying TAKE3 (Lindsay Deutsch on violin, Jason Stoll on piano, and Mikala Schmitz on cello) bringing the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuses it with rock star charisma. The trio’s holiday program includes catchy renditions of favorites such as “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” and “White

Noël”, as well as the traditional titles “Amazing Grace” and “Silent Night”.

$33 Members; $38 General public; $15 Students

First Friday Happy Hour with live music

Friday, February 3, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., free – $5

Empire chicken wire

Saturday February 4, 7:30 p.m.

Chicken Wire Empire, our third Concert in the Court, mixes genres with half the band steeped in bluegrass and the other half steeped in jamband music. The Wisconsin band is one of the most requested jamgrass bands.

$33 Members; $38 General public; $15 Students

First Friday Happy Hour with live music

Friday, March 3, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., free-5$

10,000 maniacs

Saturday March 11, 7:30 p.m.

Our fourth Concert in the Court goes mainstream! The earthy, soulful rock of 10,000 Maniacs has been a cornerstone of the alternative music scene for over 40 years. The group’s live shows feature four of the six original members.

$45 Members; $50 general public; $20 Students

To make a cake

Saturday March 25, 7:30 p.m.

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton uses baking as an analogy in a multi-layered 50-minute performance exploring American exceptionalism, class and race. The show features vignettes, digital media, live bakers, stories and, of course, cake.

$20 Members; $25 general public; $10 Students

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel–Chopin and Grieg

Saturday April 1, 7:30 p.m.

Engaging short pieces with memorable melodies and driving rhythms – heroic Polonaises and piquant Norwegian dances are presented.

$33 Members; $38 General public; $15 Students

First Friday Happy Hour with live music

Friday, April 7, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., free – $5

First Friday Happy Hour with live music

Friday, May 5, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., free-$5

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel–Mozart and his friends Haydn and Beethoven

Saturday May 13, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Haydn’s humorous “Gypsy Rondo” and deeply touching “Variations in F Minor”, Beethoven’s stormy “Sonata in F Minor” and Mozart’s last sonata, the exuberant and virtuoso “The Trumpeter” are featured.

$33 Members; $38 General public; $15 Students

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD

The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series of operatic performances broadcast live from the Met stage to cinemas around the world. The season runs from October 22 to June 3.

$22 Members; $26 General public; $15 Students

Medea

By Luigi Cherubini

Saturday October 22

La Traviata

By Giuseppe Verdi

saturday november 5

The Hours (world premiere)

By Kevin Putts

saturday 10 december

Felt

By Umberto Giordano

saturday january 14

Lohengrin

By Richard Wagner

Saturday March 18

Falstaff

By Giuseppe Verdi

Saturday April 1

The Rider of the Rose

By Richard Strauss

saturday april 15

Champion

By Terence Blanchard

Saturday April 29

Don Giovanni

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Saturday May 20

Die Zauberflöte

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Saturday June 3

For more information, visit: mwpai.org.

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