On the Spot
We walked around campus and put UB students, staff, faculty and alumni on the spot, asking:
Tell us about the most memorable live performance you’ve seen.
Here are some of our favorite answers.
“I saw Othello at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. It was transcending for me.”
—Marshall Glaze, undergraduate English student
“In the late 1980s, I saw James Earl Jones star in the original Broadway production of August Wilson’s drama Fences. I have never seen an actor, before or since, fill a theater with such powerful frustration, rage and regret.”
—Ronald Weich, dean, UB School of Law
“I saw Corinne Bailey Rae— she’s a jazz/soul musician. It was my first concert, so it was really exciting.”
—Sherlda Dufleurand, undergraduate international studies student
“I had just come to the U.S. [from Zambia], and my sister got tickets to UB40 at Wolf Trap in Virginia for my parents’ anniversary. There was a lot of singing and dancing and, most importantly, I was with my family.”
—Wabei Chitambala, B.A. ’14, graduate finance student and financial analyst, Office of University Budget
“The most memorable live performance I’ve seen is anything here during Artscape, but especially on Charles Street when they had the aerial artists.”
—Jessica O’Keefe, assistant director, undergraduate admission
“[Jack’s Mannequin] was performing with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in Massachusetts. I was living in Pennsylvania at the time and thought, ‘Hey, this is a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity.’”
—Pavan Purswani, coordinator, Office of Transitions and Community Engagement