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2012 Fall


All events are free unless otherwise indicated.

august Aug. 17 through Feb. 9 Opening Reception: Friday, Aug. 31, 5 to 7 p.m.

The Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

During Japan’s Edo or Tokogawa period (1615–1868), the art of ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking reached a high-water mark in quality, brilliance and innovation. Ukiyo-e (lit. “floating world”) printmakers working during this period produced a number of epoch-defining images, many of which are included in this selection. The exhibition features a range of subjects including theatrical actors and musicians, genre scenes, still lifes and landscapes. Of particular importance are works from Utagawa Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo. This exhibition is on loan from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Miss. Exhibition courtesy of Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, Mo. Utagawa Hiroshige, O ¯ ji, Taki no Kawa #88 (The Waterfall ¯ ji #88) from the series Meisho Yedo Hyakkei River at O (One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), 1856, color woodblock print, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, gift of Wallace B. Rogers.

Aug. 31 through Oct. 27 Opening Reception: Friday, Aug. 31, 5 to 7 p.m.

Paris:Toujours The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Paris: Toujours explores the history and architecture of the City of Lights in a selection of prints and photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition highlights the enduring beauty of the city through images of its bridges, churches, boulevards and famous monuments.

september Sept. 4 through 23 Opening Reception: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 5 to 7 p.m.

Salon Refuse:The Aesthetics of Failure Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance) Tuesday through Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m.

Naive art, a genre characterized by its rejection of artistic conventions and its celebration of extraordinary materials and techniques, fascinates artists and collectors alike. Fresh, childlike and surprising, this exhibition focuses on prints, paintings and drawings culled from private collections.


Saturday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m.

Béla Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

Percussionists Barry Dove and Christopher Rose of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra join duo pianists Barry Hannigan and Eun Ae Baik-Kim to perform Béla Bartók’s 20th-century masterpiece. The program also includes Schumann’s Andante and Variations and La Valse by Ravel.

Barry Hannigan Photo © cardoni

Eun Ae Baik-Kim

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m.

The Harold and Ethel L. Stellfox Visiting Scholars and Writers Program David Henry Hwang, Award-Winning Playwright: Reading, Award Presentation and Book Signing Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) Auditorium

For 30 years award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang has explored the complexities of forging Eastern and Western cultures in contemporary America. His extraordinary body of work is marked by a deep desire to reaffirm our common humanity. He is best known as the author of M. Butterfly, which ran for two years on Broadway, won the 1988 Tony Award and was a finalist for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize. His play Golden Child received a 1997 OBIE Award for playwriting and three 1998 Tony nominations, including Best New Play, and his play Yellow Face won a 2008 OBIE Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Sunday, Sept. 23, 4 p.m.

Dickinson Faculty Woodwind Quintet: Legacy and Looking Ahead Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

Faculty members Mary Hannigan (flute), Elisabeth Stimpert (clarinet), Jill Marchione (oboe), Kimberly Buchar Kelley (bassoon) and Tyler Ogilvie (horn) are joined by senior performance majors Ryan Karr (clarinet) and Matt Orwitz (horn). They will perform music for winds, including Janacek’s Mladi and Beethoven’s Sextet, Op. 71.

Photo by Lia Chang


Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.

An Evening of Jazz With the Faculty Jazz Quartet and Guest Vocalist Erin Cruise Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

Faculty members Steve Strawley (trumpet/flugelhorn), Tim James (piano), Jim Miller (bass) and Dave Zygmunt (drums) and guest vocalist Erin Cruise present jazz favorites, including tunes from the great American songbook, in a relaxed and jazzy atmosphere.

october Wednesday, Oct. 17 through Saturday, Oct. 20

Artists-in-Residence: Master Classes, Workshops, Lectures and Discussions Various locations

Artists-in-residence D’Anna Fortunato (mezzo-soprano), Peter H. Bloom (flute, alto flute, bass flute and piccolo) and Mary Jane Rupert (piano and harp) and composer Elizabeth Vercoe will join the Dickinson community for a series of master classes, workshops, lectures and roundtable discussions. For more information please contact Stacy Rohrer at 717-245-1568 or rohrers@dickinson.edu.

Mary Jane Rupert, D’Anna Fortunato and Peter H. Bloom Elizabeth Vercoe

“D’Anna Fortunato gave a lovely and feeling performance … affecting … superb.” —The New York Times

Saturday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.

Artists-in-Residence: Gala Vocal Chamber Concert Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

D’Anna Fortunato Photo by Susan Wilson

Grammy-nominated vocalist D’Anna Fortunato (mezzo-soprano), Peter H. Bloom (flute) and Mary Jane Rupert (piano) perform vivid chamber works from the European baroque to 21st-century America, including music by Handel, Schubert, Ravel, Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn and Elizabeth Vercoe. Vercoe, named by The Washington Post as “one of the most inventive composers working in America today,” will join the ensemble’s weeklong residency at Dickinson and will attend the concert.


Sunday, Oct. 21 through Thursday, Oct. 25

Semana Poética XI: International Poetry Festival Great Room, Stern Center

Semana Poética (Poetry Week) is an annual international poetry festival. Renowned poets from around the world unite to present their work and engage in lively, productive dialog with students and community members. In its 11th year, Semana Poética includes poets from countries such as Turkey, Brazil, Russia and Germany. Dickinson students also will share their work. For the complete event schedule, please visit go.dickinson.edu/semana-poetica2012.

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m.

Faculty Recital: Kimberly Buchar Kelley Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

Contributing faculty members Kimberly Buchar Kelley (bassoon), Jill Marchione (oboe) and Jennifer Blyth (piano) will present an evening of trio music inspired by the prevailing popularity of this delicate combination of instruments.

Thursday, Oct. 25, noon

Noonday Concert Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

This concert features students in Dickinson’s performance-studies program.

Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m.

Fall Musical: The Spitfire Grill Mathers Theatre, Holland Union Building. Tickets $7 or $5 with student ID

The departments of theatre & dance and music jointly present the uplifting and inspiring musical The Spitfire Grill. After five years in prison, Percy Talbott chooses to start over in the tiny town of Gilead, Wis. Percy doesn’t know a soul in town and doesn’t have a job or a place to stay. Hannah, the cantankerous owner of the Spitfire Grill, reluctantly takes Percy in, and the town is never the same. The Spitfire Grill celebrates hometown life with soul-stirring melodies and infectious rhythms that will warm and inspire even the most cynical heart.


november Sunday, Nov. 4, 4 p.m.

Women’s Work Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

Guest artists L’Ensemble present a program of music from Maria Theresia von Paradis, Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, May Irwin and Geraldine Dobyns. The concert also will feature a commissioned work by Heidi Jacob of Haverford College, set to poetry by Julia Alvarez of Middlebury College. L’Ensemble includes acclaimed performers Ida Faiella (soprano), Charles Abromovic (piano) and Barry Finclair (violin).

“Faiella sings with considerable intelligence and an apt intimacy and warmth.” —The New York Times

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m.

The Department of Art & Art History presents the Jane L. and Robert H. Weiner Lecture in the Fine Arts: What is Going On in Jacques-Louis David’s “Sappho and Phaon?” Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts.

Distinguished art critic and art historian Michael Fried is the J.R. Herbert Boone Chair in the Humanities and professor of art history at The Johns Hopkins University. He has written and lectured extensively about abstract painting and sculpture since World War II, specializing in French painting and art criticism from the mid-18th century to the advent of Edouard Manet and his generation, as well as the works of Bernd and Hilla Becher and contemporary photographers Jeff Wall, Thomas Struth, Adreas Gursky and Thomas Demand, among others. Recent research examines Caravaaggio and the transformation of 17th-century Italian painting.

Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.

Sounding Political Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

The Dickinson Jazz Ensemble, directed by Michael Clayville, and the Dickinson Improvisation and Collaboration Ensemble (DICE) present a concert of politically motivated music featuring works by John Adams, Charles Mingus, Louis Andriessen, Fela Kuti and others.


Nov. 10 through March 23

Legacy: Recent Acquisitions at The Trout Gallery The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This exhibition celebrates recent gifts of art to the museum by the Friends of The Trout Gallery. It features important works ranging from vintage photographs and prints to anthropological artifacts from West Africa.

Thursday, Nov. 15, noon

Noonday Concert Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

This concert features students in Dickinson’s performance-studies program.

Friday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m.

Five Under Forty: Dance Works by Five Emerging Female Choreographers Mathers Theatre, Holland Union Building. $7 or $5 with student ID

Each fall the Department of Theatre & Dance brings new choreographic voices to campus, attracting visiting artists who are at the apex of their careers. This concert will feature works by five emerging female choreographers and by faculty members. It will explore a host of diverse contemporary concerns.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m.

Dickinson College Choir and Dickinson College Orchestra Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

The orchestra, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Robert Pound, and the choir, under the direction of Visiting Instructor Dana Gorzelany-Mostak, present a variety of works including Mozart’s 25th Symphony and his Piano Concerto No. 24, featuring Associate Professor of Music Jennifer Blyth as soloist.


Nov. 27 through Dec. 7 Opening Reception: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 5 to 7 p.m.

Senior Studio-Art Seminar: Works in Progress Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance) Tuesday through Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m.

Senior studio-art majors will exhibit works in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, video and ceramics. During the opening reception the artists will be available to discuss their ongoing work, which will culminate in an April exhibition at The Trout Gallery.

Thursday, Nov. 29, noon

Noonday Concert Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

This concert features students in Dickinson’s performance-studies program.

december

Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, 4 p.m.

Dickinson Collegium Holiday Concert Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts Sunday, Dec. 2, 4 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church (1-A North Hanover Street)

The Dickinson College Collegium, under the direction of Professor of Music Blake Wilson, will perform a concert of seasonal choral music. Freewill offerings at both events will benefit Project S.H.A.R.E.


Events listed in the Calendar of Arts are subject to change. Please contact the appropriate department prior to an event to confirm that it will take place as listed.

For changes and more detailed descriptions of the events listed in this brochure, visit the online Calendar of Arts at

www.dickinson.edu/arts. All arts events listed in the Calendar of Arts are open to the public and are free, unless otherwise noted. Assistive listening devices are available to our patrons with hearing impairments. If you have questions about the events, schedule or tickets, please call the appropriate number. All numbers use the 717 area code.

Art & Art History Department: 245-1053 Information Desk: 243-5121 Music Department: 245-1568 The Trout Gallery: 245-1344

Goodyear Gallery: 245-1689

G  allery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m.

Mathers Theatre Box Office: 245-1327 The box office is open beginning Monday of show week.

Theatre & Dance Department: 245-1239 Media Relations/Arts Promotion: 245-1289 The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues: 245-1875

Dickinson College is an intellectual and social community that values justice, free inquiry, diversity and equal opportunity. It is a fundamental policy of the college to respect pluralism and to promote tolerance, civility and mutual understanding within its community. The college does not discriminate on such bases as race, color, sex, political and religious beliefs, marital status, age, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, veteran status or disability.

Calendar of Arts Fall 2012  

The Calendar of Arts Fall 2012 lists major arts events at Dickinson college during fall 2012.

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