POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam’s Community Performance Series will include a quartet, puppet show, organ recital, orchestral performance, and poetry, among other acts this year.
The series will kick off Oct. 4 with Jerusalem Quartet in Hosmer Hall at 7:30 p.m. The string quartet will celebrate 20 seasons of worldwide performances this year.
Concert organizst Nathan Laube will give the 14th annual Ranlett Organ Recital will perform Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. at Hosmer. The Idan Raichel Project, featuring music from multiple ethnic groups and diverse languages, will appear Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Maxcy Hall.
“Swazzle: Dream Carver Puppet Show” will be featured Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. and noon for kids in grades kindergarten through sixth grade, with a repeat performance Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. in Snell Theater. The show, based on the book “Dream Carver,” follows a boy growing up in Mexico.
Gregory Porter will perform Jan. 23 in Hosmer Hall at 7:30 p.m. Porter is a Grammy nominated jazz and soul singer with a baritone voice.
The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet will appear Feb. 23 in Hosmer Hall at 3 p.m.
March performances will include “A Symphony of Dinosaurs” by the Orchestra of Northern New York Friday, March 7 at noon in Hosmer Hall, along with the Stearns-Cottrell “Instrument Petting Zoo” at 9:30 a.m. for kids in grades three through five.
The Glenis Redmond Tributary Poetry Project will perform March 28 at 9 a.m. and noon in Snell Theater for kids in grades four through eight. The project focuses on place-based, regionally centered poetry.
Danú will share traditional music and songs from Ireland March 17 in Hosmer Hall at 7:30 p.m.
The Vinyl Cafe with Stuart McLean will be featured April 5 in Hosmer Hall at 7:30 p.m. McLean is known as “Canada’s favorite storyteller,” and the café was named the best audio podcast in Apple’s Best of the Year awards, according to the series’ website.
Pilobolus Dance Theatre will perform April 29 in Snell Theater at 7:30 p.m. The group uses the human body to express witty, collaborative performances.
The American Place Theater: Black Boy performance will round out the season May 9 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building for kids in grades eight to 12. The performance features fifty minutes of adaptation of the autobiography “Black Boy,” describing Richard Wrights’ childhood in the Jim Crow South.