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UofR on the Fringe

The University of Rochester is a sponsor of the 2014 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival from September 18 to September 27.

Thursday, September 18

Rochester Laptop Orchestra
The concept of the laptop orchestra started at Princeton in 2005. Musicians use their personal computer connected to speakers to generate algorithmic compositions in real-time using what is known as "live coding." The laptop orchestra came to Rochester in early 2014 when students learned how to connect Wiimotes and other sensors to their laptops in their audio software design course. Come learn how this new art combines the best of music and engineering through live performance and audience demonstrations!
6 p.m. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium
Admission: $5

The Little Vikings ROC the Fringe
The Little Vikings is a genre bending jazz group formed in Rochester NY by Eastman School of Music students. They perform all original music by band members Matt Krol, Joe Kozlowski, and Wills Mckenna.
9 p.m. Geva Theatre Center: Nextstage
Admission: $12

Friday, September 19

Grey Light

Grey Light
Following the release of their first album, Grey Light will be performing original songs that blend rock, pop and classical music.
5 p.m. Java's Cafe
Admission: free

After Hours - A Cappella Hour
singers performing on stage After Hours, a co-ed a cappella group from the University of Rochester, will offer a night of a cappella, with covers of old classics and modern hits.
6 p.m. Bernunzio Uptown Music: Main Space, 122 East Ave.
Admission: $10

musician holding a cello bow

Cello Show
What do you get when you combine cellists, a drummer, and sock-rocking vocals? The answer is: a show of epic proportions only attainable by the juicy sound of a pop-cello group?in other words, CELLO SHOW. With original tunes by Audrey Q. Snyder and some great pop covers, this set will leave you wishing that all pop artists could be so fierce.
6 p.m. Java's Cafe
Admission: free

01 X: Digital Intersection of Music, Art and Audience
01 X is the digital intersection of music, audience and art. This interdisciplinary collaboration between Sound ExChange musicians and faculty and students from Rochester Institute of Technology invites the audience to participate in blending the music and visual arts. Intertwining the roles of technology and music by using digital technology to expand the concert experience, 01 X spans genres and moods and includes works by Sound ExChange musicians along with electroacoustic music by contemporary composers. http://www.soundexchangeproject.com
8:30 p.m. Geva Theatre Center: Nextstage
Admission: $12

Saturday, September 20

string quartet performing

Sticks, Strings, and Paint
Theatric and athletic percussion, canonical Handel for strings, Piazzolla tangos, French film scores, and live improvisation with visual artists come together for an imaginative performance of music across the ages. This collaborative show fuses the talents of Detour Percussion and quartet442 with Rochester's finest painters, cultivating invigorating, in-the-moment creativity. The program culminates in an interactive improvisation in which the artists' resultant work is available for purchase/silent auction post-performance.
1 p.m. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium
Admission: $8

Diversity of Dance
Diversity of Dance shares a wide range of dynamic dance forms created, arranged and performed by students at the University of Rochester. Celebrating Celtic Dance, Hip Hop Choreo, African Dance, Contemporary, Step and more, this cultural, artistic expression is not to be missed.
1:30 p.m. RAPA: East End Theatre
Admission: $8; students with ID: $5

Rochester Laptop Orchestra
2:30 p.m. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium
Admission: $5

English Country Dancers
Dance Like Jane Austen! Join the English Country Dancers of Rochester as they demonstrate Regency-period English country dancing in period costume. Those attending will have the opportunity to learn several dances accompanied by wonderful musicians, so put on your dancing shoes and join us as we step back into early 19th-century England. No experience or partner necessary, but plan on an exquisite trip back in time!
4 p.m. Eastman School of Music: Sproull Atrium at Miller Center
Admission: free

Cobbs Hill Consort
The Cobbs Hill Consort features the Native American flute, supported by the living sounds of acoustic guitar, harp, drums and percussion. The music is soothing, emotive, and transporting, and seeks to engage you in a journey of the heart. Performers include Jefferson Svengsouk (Native American flute) and Sandy Gianniny (harp), members of the University of Rochester Medical Center Palliative Care Program. Steve Piper performs on guitar, and Steve Imburgia on percussion. The group performed at the 2013 Rochester Fringe Festival to promote the Native American flute and the Finger Lakes Flute Circle, and returns to share the gift of that creative collaboration.
6 p.m. Bernunzio Uptown Music: Main Space, 122 East Ave.
Admission: $5

Unto Thee I Burn
Art comes alive!!! Most people know the poetry of E.E. Cummings, but few know of his paintings and drawings. This multidisciplinary event brings all of Cummings' gifts together. Soprano Eileen Strempel and pianist Sylvie Beaudette perform song settings of Cummings' poetry, interspersed with reading of original poems by Kitty Jospé that capture the artist's style. All are highlighted by little-known E.E. Cummings artworks from the Hildegarde Lasell Watson Collection at SUNY Brockport, projected during the performance.
6 p.m. Eastman School of Music: Sproull Atrium at Miller Center
Admission: free

01 X: Digital Intersection of Music, Art and Audience
7:30 p.m. Geva Theatre Center: Nextstage
Admission: $12

After Hours - A Cappella Hour
7:30 p.m. Bernunzio Uptown Music: Main Space, 122 East Ave.
Admission: $10

album cover for Luke Metzler's For the Fences

Luke Metzler
Luke Metzler is an explosion of quirky pop sensibilities and catchy melodies that has entertained audiences across the northeast from Penn State to Ithaca to Boston. His show is simple, yet sophisticated. Honed "busking" on street corners for years, it has evolved into intricate pop music that can entertain the hard-to-please college set along with adults who long for true artistry in modern music.
9 p.m. Bernunzio Uptown Music: Main Space, 122 East Ave.
Admission: $6

Sunday, September 21

Cobbs Hill Consort
1 p.m. Bernunzio Uptown Music: Main Space, 122 East Ave.
Admission: $5

Rochester Playwrights II: New Plays and Old Songs of Rochester
The Geriactors, a local traveling troupe of mature actors formed in the year 2000 and performing continuously since then, present new scenes at Fringe. Some are comic, some dramatic, but all are G-rated and written by playwrights living and working in the Rochester area, accompanied by old songs about Rochester taken from nearly forgotten song books.
1 p.m. Writers & Books: Performance Space
Admission: $15

Christina Custode
Christina Custode playing the piano and singing Christina Custode is an Eastman School of Music graduate who was named Buffalo's Best Female Vocalist in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Performing her dynamic original music with "Dylanesque" lyrics and sophisticated composition, Christina has been referred to as the "Carole King of her generation." Her beautiful tone quality and sensitive phrasing helped garner local and national airplay, including Pandora and international exposure on thousands of Internet radio stations. Concert goers can expect a heartfelt, honest, high-quality performance. http://ChristinaCustode.com
1:30 p.m. RAPA: East End Theatre
Admission: $12

Irrera Brothers Piano & Violin Duo
Irrera Brothers The Irrera Brothers Piano & Violin Duo (founded by Joseph and John Irrera) has performed throughout the United States and abroad. Recent appearances include concert tours in Costa Rica, Italy, and in 2013 the brothers made their third Carnegie Hall appearance presented by MidAmerica Productions, Inc. In 2012 the Irrera Brothers released their first CD featuring works of Beethoven and Prokofiev. In addition to their Carnegie Hall debut in 2009, past concert season highlights include appearances at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and New York's Lincoln Center. To learn more about the Irrera Brothers please visit www.irrerabrothers.com
3 p.m. RAPA: East End Theatre
Admission: $12

A Page of Madness: Classic Silent Film by Teinosuke Kinugasa with Live Percussion Music
This milestone film, believed lost to history, was only recently rediscovered. Acted by an avant-garde kabuki theater group, A Page of Madness is one of the most challenging Japanese movies ever produced. The hour-long drama employs pioneering visual devices which lead the audience back and forth between 'irrational' and sane worlds. Live percussion accompaniment (as originally intended by Kinugasa) for the silent movie was composed by NEXUS member, Bill Cahn, who will lead a group of well-known local percussionists.
3 p.m. Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
Admission: $12

Sticks, Strings, and Paint
3 p.m. TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium
Admission: $8

The STEEL Double Trio
This sextet is comprised of a traditional jazz chordless trio: bass, drums, and a horn player. However they have taken this traditional instrumentation and doubled it. Inspired by albums from Ornette Colman and Joshua Redman, which utilize the same instrumentation, they play traditional jazz standards by composers such as Sonny Rollins and Wayne Shorter, as well as original pieces written to feature their unique instrumentation. A combination of 2 different traditional jazz rhythm sections allows the STEEL Double Trio to create a unique dialogue that challenges traditional jazz idioms.
5 p.m. Bernunzio Uptown Music: Main Space, 122 East Ave.
Admission: $8

Broadway Melodies
Musical theater revue encompassing a range of songs from golden age musicals to current popular shows. Performed by six college students from the University of Rochester.
7:30 p.m. RAPA: East End Theatre
Admission: $10

The Little Vikings ROC the Fringe
9 p.m. Geva Theatre Center: Nextstage
Admission: $12

Monday, September 22

The STEEL Double Trio
8 p.m. Bernunzio Uptown Music: Main Space, 122 East Ave.
Admission: $8

Tuesday, September 23

Diversity of Dance
8 p.m. RAPA: East End Theatre
Admission: $8; students with ID: $5

Wednesday, September 24

Grey Light
6 p.m. Java's Cafe
Admission: free

Rochester Playwrights II: New Plays and Old Songs of Rochester
7 p.m. Writers & Books: Performance Space
Admission: $15

BIODANCE
dancers on stage BIODANCE will share repertoire from internationally known choreographers including Heidi Latsky, Missy Pfohl Smith, Bill Evans and others.
7:30 p.m. Geva Theatre Center: Nextstage
Admission: $12; students with ID: $8

Thursday, September 25

Cello Show
7 p.m. Java's Cafe
Admission: free

Echoes of '64
Summer 1964 was an ignominious time in Rochester's history. Racial tensions exploded in the city. The National Guard was called in, and the costs were enormous: four deaths, about 350 injured, nearly 1000 arrests, and more than $1,000,000 in property damage. Fifty years later, Rochester still faces many social problems. One of the world's leading photojournalists, Paolo Pellegrin, spent time in 2012 with the Rochester Police Department. His graphic images highlight the poverty and violence that still exist in Rochester.
7 p.m. Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
Admission: $11

The Importance of Being Earnest
actors all wearing the same t-shirt make funny faces for the camera TOOP (The Opposite of People) Presents: Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. TOOP is the only student-run theatre company at the University of Rochester. With over two dozen undergraduate members, they put on two full-length productions every semester, open to the public and free of charge. TOOP is committed to bringing high-quality theatre to the UofR and the greater Rochester theatre community, as well as to giving students interested in theatre an outlet for performative exploration and experience. Because the Fringe Festival falls outside of TOOP's regular season, this production will feature not only members of the group but also a number of students interested in doing theatre and performing, designing, or stage-managing in a company show for the first time. Wilde's Earnest provides an exciting and entertaining opportunity for students, and TOOP hopes to fully foster this opportunity through involvement with the Rochester Fringe Festival.
9 p.m. Writers & Books: Performance Space
Admission: $5

BIODANCE
9 p.m. Geva Theatre Center: Nextstage
Admission: $12; students with ID: $8

Friday, September 26

musicians on stage

Eggs Benedict
Creating funky jams and nasty grooves from the depths of their souls, Eggs Benedict bridges the divide between yolk and white. Whether you prefer your eggs straightforward and extra tight, or lightly scrambled but oh-so-right, their set will be to your delight.
3 p.m. Java's Cafe
Admission: free

The Importance of Being Earnest
10 p.m. Writers & Books: Performance Space
Admission: $5

Christina Custode
8:30 p.m. RAPA: East End Theatre
Admission: $12

Saturday, September 27

UR Arts Bus
bus painted greed with decorations The University of Rochester is proud of its commitment to the arts and sustainability. The UR Arts Bus will showcase both all day as a free, Fringy venue on Sept. 27! Parked on Gibbs street in front of Maxwells, audiences can visit the bus and might catch a preview of the UR-affiliated Fringe shows - music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and multi-disciplinary arts will surprise and delight!
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Gibbs Street
Admission: free

Heart and Soul: Medicine and Life
This show will feature a variety of health care clinicians including physicians, nurses, and therapists, reading their original works, published and yet-to-be-published.
12 noon Writers & Books: Performance Space
Admission: $6

BIODANCE
4 p.m. Geva Theatre Center: Nextstage
Admission: $12; students with ID: $8

The Importance of Being Earnest
4 p.m. Writers & Books: Performance Space
Admission: $5

Oliver Brown & His Extra-Ordinary Ukuleles
Oliver Brown playing the ukulele on stage like a rock star Oliver Brown is a singer-songwriter ukulele player described by the Good Times as Santa Cruz's small-time answer to Jonathan Richman, and by Q Magazine as a folk/punk maverick. Performing since 1985, Oliver is best known for his surreal ditties and flirtatious shanties. He was the coordinator for the Big Bang Music Festivals and is the founder of WikiSCUM. He has released three 7" records and two CDs. In 1990, he was commissioned by the Children's Television Network to write a song for Sesame Street. He has opened for The Violent Femmes, Todd Rundgren and Will Oldham. He wrote a song for Sesame Street. He is featured in the rockumentary "Rock That Uke".
4:30 p.m. Bernunzio Uptown Music: Main Space, 122 East Ave.
Admission: $6

Michael Burritt
Michael Burrit playing the xylophone Eastman Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Michael Burritt, presents a program featuring Glen Kotche, the dynamic and innovative percussionist/drummer with the well known group Wilco. Discover why percussion has become one of the contemporary music scene's most fascinating and exhilarating genres, bringing a dramatic physical energy and a fusion of musical styles unlike anything else on today's concert stage.
6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
Admission: $11

Rochester Playwrights II: New Plays and Old Songs of Rochester
6 p.m. Writers & Books: Performance Space
Admission: $15

Irrera Brothers Piano & Violin Duo
6:30 p.m. RAPA: East End Theatre
Admission: $12

The Little Vikings ROC the Fringe
7:30 p.m. Geva Theatre Center: Nextstage
Admission: $12

01 X: Digital Intersection of Music, Art and Audience

01 X is the digital intersection of music, audience and art. This interdisciplinary collaboration between Sound ExChange musicians and faculty and students from Rochester Institute of Technology invites the audience to participate in blending the music and visual arts. Intertwining the roles of technology and music by using digital technology to expand the concert experience, 01 X spans genres and moods and includes works by Sound ExChange musicians along with electroacoustic music by contemporary composers. http://www.soundexchangeproject.com

Friday, September 19, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 20, 7:30 p.m.
Geva Theatre Center: Nextstage
Admission: $12

After Hours - A Cappella Hour

After Hours, a co-ed a cappella group from the University of Rochester, will offer a night of a cappella, with covers of old classics and modern hits.

Friday, September 19, 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 20, 7:30 p.m.
Bernunzio Uptown Music: Main Space, 122 East Ave.
Admission: $10

BIODANCE

BIODANCE will share repertoire from internationally known choreographers including Heidi Latsky, Missy Pfohl Smith, Bill Evans and others.

Wednesday, September 24, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 25, 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 27, 4 p.m.
Geva Theatre Center: Nextstage
Admission: $12; students with ID: $8

Broadway Melodies

Musical theater revue encompassing a range of songs from golden age musicals to current popular shows. Performed by six college students from the University of Rochester.

Sunday, September 21, 7:30 p.m.
RAPA: East End Theatre
Admission: $10

Cello Show

What do you get when you combine cellists, a drummer, and sock-rocking vocals? The answer is: a show of epic proportions only attainable by the juicy sound of a pop-cello group?in other words, CELLO SHOW. With original tunes by Audrey Q. Snyder and some great pop covers, this set will leave you wishing that all pop artists could be so fierce.

Friday, September 19, 6 p.m.
Thursday, September 25, 7 p.m.
Java's Cafe
Admission: free

Christina Custode

Christina Custode is an Eastman School of Music graduate who was named Buffalo's Best Female Vocalist in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Performing her dynamic original music with "Dylanesque" lyrics and sophisticated composition, Christina has been referred to as the "Carole King of her generation." Her beautiful tone quality and sensitive phrasing helped garner local and national airplay, including Pandora and international exposure on thousands of Internet radio stations. Concert goers can expect a heartfelt, honest, high-quality performance. http://ChristinaCustode.com

Sunday, September 21, 1:30 p.m.
Friday, September 26, 8:30 p.m.
RAPA: East End Theatre
Admission: $12

Cobbs Hill Consort

The Cobbs Hill Consort features the Native American flute, supported by the living sounds of acoustic guitar, harp, drums and percussion. The music is soothing, emotive, and transporting, and seeks to engage you in a journey of the heart. Performers include Jefferson Svengsouk (Native American flute) and Sandy Gianniny (harp), members of the University of Rochester Medical Center Palliative Care Program. Steve Piper performs on guitar, and Steve Imburgia on percussion. The group performed at the 2013 Rochester Fringe Festival to promote the Native American flute and the Finger Lakes Flute Circle, and returns to share the gift of that creative collaboration.

Saturday, September 20, 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 21, 1 p.m.
Bernunzio Uptown Music: Main Space, 122 East Ave.
Admission: $5

Diversity of Dance

Diversity of Dance shares a wide range of dynamic dance forms created, arranged and performed by students at the University of Rochester. Celebrating Celtic Dance, Hip Hop Choreo, African Dance, Contemporary, Step and more, this cultural, artistic expression is not to be missed.

Saturday, September 20, 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 23, 8 p.m.
RAPA: East End Theatre
Admission: $8; students with ID: $5

Echoes of '64

Summer 1964 was an ignominious time in Rochester's history. Racial tensions exploded in the city. The National Guard was called in, and the costs were enormous: four deaths, about 350 injured, nearly 1000 arrests, and more than $1,000,000 in property damage. Fifty years later, Rochester still faces many social problems. One of the world's leading photojournalists, Paolo Pellegrin, spent time in 2012 with the Rochester Police Department. His graphic images highlight the poverty and violence that still exist in Rochester.

Thursday, September 25, 7 p.m.
Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
Admission: $11

Eggs Benedict

Creating funky jams and nasty grooves from the depths of their souls, Eggs Benedict bridges the divide between yolk and white. Whether you prefer your eggs straightforward and extra tight, or lightly scrambled but oh-so-right, their set will be to your delight.

Friday, September 26, 3 p.m.
Java's Cafe
Admission: free

English Country Dancers

Dance Like Jane Austen! Join the English Country Dancers of Rochester as they demonstrate Regency-period English country dancing in period costume. Those attending will have the opportunity to learn several dances accompanied by wonderful musicians, so put on your dancing shoes and join us as we step back into early 19th-century England. No experience or partner necessary, but plan on an exquisite trip back in time!

Saturday, September 20, 4 p.m.
Eastman School of Music: Sproull Atrium at Miller Center
Admission: free

Grey Light

Following the release of their first album, Grey Light will be performing original songs that blend rock, pop and classical music.

Friday, September 19, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, September 24, 6 p.m.
Java's Cafe
Admission: free

Heart and Soul: Medicine and Life

This show will feature a variety of health care clinicians including physicians, nurses, and therapists, reading their original works, published and yet-to-be-published.

Saturday, September 27, 12 noon
Writers & Books: Performance Space
Admission: $6

The Importance of Being Earnest

TOOP (The Opposite of People) Presents: Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. TOOP is the only student-run theatre company at the University of Rochester. With over two dozen undergraduate members, they put on two full-length productions every semester, open to the public and free of charge. TOOP is committed to bringing high-quality theatre to the UofR and the greater Rochester theatre community, as well as to giving students interested in theatre an outlet for performative exploration and experience. Because the Fringe Festival falls outside of TOOP's regular season, this production will feature not only members of the group but also a number of students interested in doing theatre and performing, designing, or stage-managing in a company show for the first time. Wilde's Earnest provides an exciting and entertaining opportunity for students, and TOOP hopes to fully foster this opportunity through involvement with the Rochester Fringe Festival.

Thursday, September 25, 9 p.m.
Friday, September 26, 10 p.m.
Saturday, September 27, 4 p.m.
Writers & Books: Performance Space
Admission: $5

Irrera Brothers Piano & Violin Duo

The Irrera Brothers Piano & Violin Duo (founded by Joseph and John Irrera) has performed throughout the United States and abroad. Recent appearances include concert tours in Costa Rica, Italy, and in 2013 the brothers made their third Carnegie Hall appearance presented by MidAmerica Productions, Inc. In 2012 the Irrera Brothers released their first CD featuring works of Beethoven and Prokofiev. In addition to their Carnegie Hall debut in 2009, past concert season highlights include appearances at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and New York's Lincoln Center. To learn more about the Irrera Brothers please visit www.irrerabrothers.com

Sunday, September 21, 3 p.m.
Monday, September 22, 6:30 p.m.
RAPA: East End Theatre
Admission: $12

The Little Vikings ROC the Fringe

The Little Vikings is a genre bending jazz group formed in Rochester NY by Eastman School of Music students. They perform all original music by band members Matt Krol, Joe Kozlowski, and Wills Mckenna.

Thursday, September 18, 9 p.m.
Sunday, September 21, 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 27, 7:30 p.m.
Geva Theatre Center: Nextstage
Admission: $12

Luke Metzler

Luke Metzler is an explosion of quirky pop sensibilities and catchy melodies that has entertained audiences across the northeast from Penn State to Ithaca to Boston. His show is simple, yet sophisticated. Honed "busking" on street corners for years, it has evolved into intricate pop music that can entertain the hard-to-please college set along with adults who long for true artistry in modern music.

Saturday, September 20, 9 p.m.
Bernunzio Uptown Music: Main Space, 122 East Ave.
Admission: $6

Michael Burritt

Eastman Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Michael Burritt, presents a program featuring Glen Kotche, the dynamic and innovative percussionist/drummer with the well known group Wilco. Discover why percussion has become one of the contemporary music scene's most fascinating and exhilarating genres, bringing a dramatic physical energy and a fusion of musical styles unlike anything else on today's concert stage.

Friday, September 26, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
Admission: $11

Oliver Brown & His Extra-Ordinary Ukuleles

Oliver Brown is a singer-songwriter ukulele player described by the Good Times as Santa Cruz's small-time answer to Jonathan Richman, and by Q Magazine as a folk/punk maverick. Performing since 1985, Oliver is best known for his surreal ditties and flirtatious shanties. He was the coordinator for the Big Bang Music Festivals and is the founder of WikiSCUM. He has released three 7" records and two CDs. In 1990, he was commissioned by the Children's Television Network to write a song for Sesame Street. He has opened for The Violent Femmes, Todd Rundgren and Will Oldham. He wrote a song for Sesame Street. He is featured in the rockumentary "Rock That Uke".

Saturday, September 27, 4:30 p.m.
Bernunzio Uptown Music: Main Space, 122 East Ave.
Admission: $6

A Page of Madness: Classic Silent Film by Teinosuke Kinugasa with Live Percussion Music

This milestone film, believed lost to history, was only recently rediscovered. Acted by an avant-garde kabuki theater group, A Page of Madness is one of the most challenging Japanese movies ever produced. The hour-long drama employs pioneering visual devices which lead the audience back and forth between 'irrational' and sane worlds. Live percussion accompaniment (as originally intended by Kinugasa) for the silent movie was composed by NEXUS member, Bill Cahn, who will lead a group of well-known local percussionists.

Sunday, September 21, 3 p.m.
Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
Admission: $12

Rochester Laptop Orchestra

The concept of a laptop orchestra has been around for less than a decade after taking root at Princeton in 2005 and Stanford in 2008.  Students at the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music have expanded upon this idea, creating unique, interactive compositions controlled by Wiimotes, Kinect sensors, genetic sequences, and other custom sensors.  Come experience this new art form through live performance and audience demonstrations that creatively blend art and science!

Thursday, September 18, 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 20, 2:30 p.m.
TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium
Admission: $5

Rochester Playwrights II: New Plays and Old Songs of Rochester

The Geriactors, a local traveling troupe of mature actors formed in the year 2000 and performing continuously since then, present new scenes at Fringe. Some are comic, some dramatic, but all are G-rated and written by playwrights living and working in the Rochester area, accompanied by old songs about Rochester taken from nearly forgotten song books.

Sunday, September 21, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, September 24, 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 27, 6 p.m.
Writers & Books: Performance Space
Admission: $15

The STEEL Double Trio

This sextet is comprised of a traditional jazz chordless trio: bass, drums, and a horn player. However they have taken this traditional instrumentation and doubled it. Inspired by albums from Ornette Colman and Joshua Redman, which utilize the same instrumentation, they play traditional jazz standards by composers such as Sonny Rollins and Wayne Shorter, as well as original pieces written to feature their unique instrumentation. A combination of 2 different traditional jazz rhythm sections allows the STEEL Double Trio to create a unique dialogue that challenges traditional jazz idioms.

Sunday, September 21, 5 p.m.
Monday, September 22, 8 p.m.
Bernunzio Uptown Music: Main Space, 122 East Ave.
Admission: $8

Sticks, Strings, and Paint

Theatric and athletic percussion, canonical Handel for strings, Piazzolla tangos, French film scores, and live improvisation with visual artists come together for an imaginative performance of music across the ages. This collaborative show fuses the talents of Detour Percussion and quartet442 with Rochester's finest painters, cultivating invigorating, in-the-moment creativity. The program culminates in an interactive improvisation in which the artists' resultant work is available for purchase/silent auction post-performance.

Saturday, September 20, 1 p.m.
Sunday, September 21, 3 p.m.
TheatreROCS Stage at Xerox Auditorium
Admission: $8

Unto Thee I Burn

Art comes alive!!! Most people know the poetry of E.E. Cummings, but few know of his paintings and drawings. This multidisciplinary event brings all of Cummings' gifts together. Soprano Eileen Strempel and pianist Sylvie Beaudette perform song settings of Cummings' poetry, interspersed with reading of original poems by Kitty Jospé that capture the artist's style. All are highlighted by little-known E.E. Cummings artworks from the Hildegarde Lasell Watson Collection at SUNY Brockport, projected during the performance.

Saturday, September 20, 6 p.m.
Eastman School of Music: Sproull Atrium at Miller Center
Admission: free

UR Arts Bus

The University of Rochester is proud of its commitment to the arts and sustainability. The UR Arts Bus will showcase both all day as a free, Fringy venue on Sept. 27! Parked on Gibbs street in front of Maxwells, audiences can visit the bus and might catch a preview of the UR-affiliated Fringe shows - music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and multi-disciplinary arts will surprise and delight!

11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Gibbs Street
Admission: free



About the Fringe Festival

Last year’s second annual First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival ran September 19–28, 2013, growing from five to ten days in its sophomore year and drawing more than 50,000 attendees to downtown Rochester. A highlight was the return of world-renowned aerial troupe, BANDALOOP, dancing on the side of the 21-story HSBC Plaza, as well as the North American fringe festival debut of the Magic Crystal Spiegeltent, which sold out every performance of its world-premiere Cirque du Fringe. Other headliners were humorist Dave Barry and comedian Marc Maron at Kodak Hall, and there were more than 240 ticketed performances in 25 other downtown venues. Approximately 120 free performances included those at Manhattan Square Park, One Fringe Place and Gibbs Street.