ArtsCanisius November Programs



      BUFFALO, NY – ArtsCanisius presents the following performances, which are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified:


  • ·         Sunday, November 3 “Dualities, a Look Back on Michael Colquhoun’s Career,” a Faculty Concert at 3:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The recital features Colquhoun’s compositional and performance careers, including his compositions for flute, oboe, percussion, piano and voice. The performance will include Colquhoun on flutes, several area musicians, the Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble and Unusually Different.


Colquhoun is adjunct professor of music at Canisius College. He is an active soloist and clinician. Colquhoun’s compositions have been published by McGinnis and Marx Music Publishers, and performed by Los Caribes, the Talking Drums and the New Jazz Orchestra of Buffalo, among others.


  • ·         Sunday, November 10Student/Faculty Recital at 3 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The recital features performances by Canisius College students and faculty members.


  • ·         Monday, November 11Meet-the-Faculty Recital featuring Leslie Salathé, viola, at 12:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Salathé will be joined by Alfred Frenning, piano; and Nancy Anderson, cello. The performance will feature duets and trios by Kalliwoda, Bridge, Bartok and Handel. Salathé, a violist with the Parker Quartet and the Quartette Classique, has performed regularly with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra since 1981 and has been a member of the Ars Nova Musicians since 1980.


  • ·         Thursday, November 14 “The Pull between Nationalism and Regionalism in 19th Century Italian Painting,” an Art History Lecture featuring Laura Watts Sommer, PhD, at 2:30 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.  An expert on 19th century Italian art, Sommer is associate professor of art history and director of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Daemen College. During her talk, she will consider Italian painting during the 19th century or the Ottocento, which is often marked by the hybrid condition comprised of both a regionalist identity and a nationalist motive. The struggle between these two approaches is well-represented in the painting of Francesco Hayes (1791-1882).





  • ·         Friday, November 15 ― Opening Reception for Esther Neisen Studio Art Show from 5 p.m.  to 7 p.m. in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.  Neisen’s current body of work focuses on anatomically accurate representations of insects created from reclaimed film, photographic negatives and the occasional found material. The insects are carefully chosen for their behaviors or the mythology of their behaviors to relate directly to human behavioral properties. Neison’s work was the focus of solo exhibitions at both the Carnegie Arts Center and Buffalo Arts Studio. Her creative practice also involves installation and performance, and has been on view at Studio Hart, Hallwalls and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. The show runs through January 10 during regular library hours. For library hours, visit or call (716) 888-2900.


Parking during ArtsCanisius events is available in all Canisius lots except Loyola Hall.


The ArtsCanisius series at Canisius College presents concerts by professional musicians, including members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Canisius faculty, art shows and lectures by professional artists, as well as student recitals. For more information, contact the Fine Arts Department at (716) 888-2536 or visit the web site at


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