FREDONIA - The 1891 Fredonia Opera House has announced new start times for its live stage performances and cinema series films, beginning in January.
"To satisfy requests from patrons, we are streamlining start times for the majority of our events this coming year to help make them easier to remember and improve convenience," said Rick A. Davis, Opera House executive director.
Beginning with the cinema series film, "The Sessions" on Jan. 5 and Jan. 8, all movies and live event stage performances will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Davis said the only exceptions to the new start times will be the Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival concerts, which will continue to begin at 8 p.m., with pre-concert conversations before each concert at 7 p.m. Davis said start times for Live at the Met transmissions and any other live satellite transmission events will continue to be guided by the hosting organization of the live performance - the Metropolitan Opera for Live at the Met, for example.
This change comes on the heels of patron requests for earlier and more consistent start times.
Chautauqua County's only performing arts center presenting its own programming year-round, the 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported, nonprofit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.