Upcoming Events


Cafe Club Surreal

When: September 20-21 (Friday and Saturday) from 10PM to 12AM.

Who: CirqOvation

Where: Free and open to the public at the AXA Towers Patio as part of CRAVE.

Just as you feel the festival has come to a close, don’t rush home to your pajamas just yet! Venture over to the plaza at AXA Towers to experience Surreal, Grotesque, Avant-garde, Absurdist, Dadaist, Futurist, Agit-Prop and essentially any and all modern and post-modern forms. While you sip on a delicious cup of coffee, costumed animators will move through the space interacting in character specific behavior. This interactive environment will evoke risk and spontaneity on the part of the audience. Café Club Surreal invites two local physical theater styled companies, CirqOvation and The Building Company, to bring their varied artists to Downtown Syracuse. Finish out the night under the stars with jugglers, aerialists, clowns, and many other exciting characters!

MonkMeredith Monk: A Celebration Service

When: Saturday October 5 at 7PM

Who: The M6 and a cast of Syracuse community members.

What: Production of A Celebration Service by Meredith Monk.

Where: Plymouth Congregational Church, 232 E. Onondaga St, Syracuse, New York 13202. Plymouth Church is walking distance from the Warehouse stop (or on Warren and Fayette) on the connective corridor bus.

SU Arts Engage is proud to announce a production of Meredith Monk’s A Celebration Service during the first week of October 2013 at Plymouth Congregational Church in downtown Syracuse.

A Celebration Service will be performed by the M6 Ensemble, a vocal ensemble dedicated to continuing the Meredith Monk legacy, and a cast from Syracuse University and the Syracuse community. Celebration Service combines Monk’s compositions, chants and prayers from many different cultures into a celebration of community while emphasizing the search for meaning and connection through ritual.

To reserve tickets for Celebration Service please fill out the form HERE and pay at the door (general admission is $10).


Dick Halligan

When: Friday October 18 at 7pm

Who: Dick Halligan

What: Founding member of the award-winning jazz and rock ensemble, "Blood, Sweat & Tears"

Where: Saint Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, 310 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY, 13202.

There will be a free lecture on October 17 in Lender Auditorim (Whitman 007) from 6:30-8pm. The concert is free for SU, Le Moyne and OCC students with general admission $10.


Kronos Quartet

When: November 2 (Saturday) at 8PM

Who: Kronos Quartet

Where: Setnor Auditorium in Crouse College at Syracuse University.

What: As part of the Belfer Audio Archive 50th anniversary weekend events, Kronos will feature the premiere of a collage-work, exploring recorded sounds and compositions from 1913-1918.

Tickets: On sale at the Schine Box Office: $10 for SU/ESF students, faculty and staff with valid ID and $20 for general admission. Group prices will be available, for those please call our office at 315-443-0296.

Kronos Q

Kronos Quartet Residency

When: Monday, February 24, 2014 until Wednesday the 26

Who: Kronos Quartet in collaboaration with Zeke Leonard and students from Syracuse University. To hear what an intonamori sounds like, click here.

Syracuse University campus

What: Kronos Quartet returns for a residency at Syracuse University to explore the art of noise through the long lost Futurist instrument, the intonarumori. Zeke Leonard, Assistant Professor of Design, has been commissioned to construct a special quartet of intonarumori from the original patent drawings from 1913, and will work with a core group of students to experiment with and learn to play these instruments for the residency with Kronos. For more information on residency activities, contact suartspresenter@syr.edu.

Performance is free and open to the public.

Diavolo Dance Theatre


When: Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7PM

Who: Diavolo

Where: Landmark Theatre

What: Diavolo will be performing two pieces, "Fluid Infinities" and "Trajectoire."

“Fluid Infinities” investigates the persistence of life through struggle and the promise of life to change beyond the space of time. The work is set to Symphony  No. 3 by Philip Glass. Co-commissioned by SU Arts Engage.

“Trajectoire” is a visceral and emotional journey through the ebb and flow of the human experience. As the performers struggles to find their balance on a voyage of destiny and destination, Trajectoire shows the transcendence of the human soul against all odds.

Ticket Information: Tickets available from us or Landmark Theatre (315-475-7979). Prices are $15 for Students, Senior Citizens and Children under 12 and $35 for general admission. BOGO: BUY ONE ADULT, GET ONE CHILD FREE. Group prices are available, please call our office at 315-443-0296 for more information.

Tickets are now available ONLINE here!


Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble

When: Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 7:30pm

Who: Meredith Monk and Bohdan Hilash, Allison Sniffin and Katie Geissinger.

Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral

What: Composer/Performer Meredith Monk has been deemed “a magician of the voice,” and “one of America’s coolest composers”, amazing audiences across the globe with her genre-spanning compositions for more nearly 50 years. Her groundbreaking exploration of the voice as an instrument, as an eloquent language in and of itself, expands the boundaries of musical composition, creating landscapes of sound that unearth feelings, energies, and memories for which there are no words. Monk and her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble - some of the finest and most adventurous performers active in new music - offer a quartet concert showcasing Monk’s range as a composer and her engagement with performance as a vehicle for spiritual transformation.

Ticket Information: $10 for General Admission and Students, Free for Children and Senior Citizens.