Scythian, which one critic praised for “reinventing folk-rock in America,” will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Rigas Theater of St. Bonaventure’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The concert is free for St. Bonaventure students, faculty and staff. A limited number of tickets are available to the general public at $5 each, and are available by calling the Quick Center at (716) 375-2494.
Scythian, which is based in D.C., was founded about 12 years ago by brothers Alexander and Danylo Fedoryka, sons of Ukrainian immigrants. What began as a group of college buddies playing Celtic music in the streets has matured into a band that is a headliner on Celtic, bluegrass and Americana festival circuits.
The band is known for its energetic performances of what it calls “old time, good time music.” After a recent performance in Winston-Salem, N.C., a review in The Camel-City Dispatch read, “The playing is technically brilliant, but it is the energy that carries the day.”
Other Martine Series performances through this spring semester have been announced. They include:
7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 Jazz ’n’ Wings with Les Sabina and the Septet Campus Rathskeller This event, which is free to all, features the Southern Tier’s best “jazzers” performing contemporary pieces culled from the swing and bepop traditions. Free chicken wings will be served. 7 p.m. Monday, March 25 Sal Andolina’s Mixed Bag, featuring members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Rigas Theater, Quick Center Andolina makes a return visit to campus with his BPO colleagues, presenting a variety of classical musical styles and repertoires. The concert is free to the campus community, with a limited number of tickets available to the general public at $5 each. 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 Repertorio Espanol presents “El Quijote” (in Spanish with English superscript) Rigas Theater, Quick Center New York City-based theater company Repertorio Espanol will present an adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ epic novel that follows the misadventures of Don Quijote and his loyal squire, Sancho Panza. The performance is free to the campus community, with a limited number of tickets available to the general public at $5 each. Additional information will be released prior to each above event. The Martine Performing Arts Series is dedicated to expanding the arts curriculum beyond the classroom walls. “The aim is to bring many different types of musical genres to the campus and local communities,” said Sabina, noting performances are hand-picked by faculty so as to complement the arts curriculum at SBU.
The series is funded by a grant from the James J. Martine Faculty Development Endowment. Named after a longtime former English professor, the endowment funds activities designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning within the core curriculum at St. Bonaventure.
For more information on this event please visit https://www.sbu.edu/about-sbu/sbu-campus-maps-directions/quick-center-for-the-arts