The Quick Center's 2021-22 performance season is a rich array of talent.

St. Bonaventure University

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Masks are required inside campus facilities, including the Quick Center, for all students, SBU employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. All Quick Center visitors ages 3 and up must be masked. 


Performing Arts Series

Concerts and theatrical performances co-presented annually by the Quick Center and Friends of Good Music, a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts in the Olean area.

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A.  Quick Center have teamed up for years to the bring exciting live performances of classical and international music to the Quick Center stage. The series repertoire has expanded over the years to include theatrical performances and other forms of entertainment. 

Season subscriptions and single-performance tickets are available, with St. Bonaventure students offered a discounted rate of just $5 per single-event ticket.


The 2021-2022 Performance Season


Kenneth Overton performs at St. Bonaventure University on Sept. 24, 2021
7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2021
Baritone Kenneth Overton
Been in De Storm so Long
Kenneth Overton’s featured role on the 2021 Grammy Award-winning CD “The Passion Of Yeshua” with the Buffalo Philharmonic is among the most recent outstanding achievements of his international career. This evening’s program, “Been in De Storm so Long,” represents a spiritual journey from the cotton fields to the concert hall. Overton sings spirituals rooted in the African-American traditions including “Deep River,” “Ride on King Jesus,” “I Got to Lie Down” and many others. This will make for a moving and jubilant opening of the return to Friends of Good Music performance season.

Invoke String Quartet performs at St. Bonaventure University on Oct. 16, 2021.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2021
Invoke — String Quartet
2018 International Competition Winners
Invoke successfully dodges even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. The multi-instrumental quartet, winner of the 2018 Concert Artists Gild International Competition, encompasses traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. Fueled by their passion for storytelling, Invoke weaves all of these styles together to form a unique repertoire, featuring contemporary original works composed by and for the group.

Frisson Ensemble performs at St. Bonaventure University on Dec. 3, 2021

Special single ticket price for nonsubscribers: $25

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2021
Frisson Ensemble
Annual Holiday Concert
From New York City, Frisson features the best and brightest of classical music's rising stars. Frisson showcases a myriad of rarely performed masterworks, and the group expands and contracts into a variety of ensembles, including quintets, sextets, and nonets. This holiday program features instrumental works from Bach to Vivaldi and an audience singalong of traditional songs including “Come all Ye Faithful,” “Hark the Herald Angel’s Sing” and “Silent Night.”

Merz Trio performs at St. Bonaventure University on Jan. 21, 2022
7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2022
Merz Trio
2019 International Competition Winners
Formed during a snowstorm in New York City in 2017, the trio has made a sweep of top U.S. competitions, taking gold medals at the 2018 Chesapeake and the 2019 Fischoff competitions, in addition winning the 2019 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. The Merz Trio has performed at major concert venues in New York, Boston, and Chicago, as well as in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Glen Cortese will conduct the WNY Chamber Orchestra in a performance at St. Bonaventure University
2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022
Western New York Chamber Orchestra
With Conductor Glen Cortese and soloists Barry Crawford, flute, and Sonja Inglefield, harp
This popular ensemble from Western New York includes outstanding players from the faculty at the State University of New York at Fredonia's School of Music as well as professional musicians from Buffalo, Rochester, Erie (Pennsylvania) and beyond. The orchestra returns with a program of works by Debussy and Mozart and with an exciting new composition by Maestro Cortese in its world premiere performance: “Voyager, a Journey to the Stars.”

The Konrad Paszkudski Trio performs at St. Bonaventure University on March 11, 2022
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2022
The Konrad Paszkudski Trio
Tunes from the American Songbook
After studying jazz piano in his native Australia, Konrad moved to the U.S. and toured extensively with jazz greats such as trumpeter James Morrison and the John Pizzarelli Quartet, leading more than 1,000 performances in just four years. In 2017 he became artistic director of the legendary Ballroom on the West Coast and founded his own trio. Their focus is on standards — tunes collectively known as the American Songbook. Direct, simple, yet intriguing, they improvise solo narratives with toe-tapping nonchalant grace.

Cuarteto Latinoamericano performs at St. Bonaventure University May 7, 2022
7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2022
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Mexican Music & Painting with guest speaker Benjamin Juarez
Cuarteto Latinoamericano presents a concert focusing on the paintings from the time of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and other artists as well as music by prominent composers of the time. This concert features projections and commentary about the connections among painting, music, and history.

Presented in conjunction with the Quick Center exhibition “Frida Kahlo’s Gardens” produced by NEH On The Road.