The Arts at HWS CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2010 – 2011
HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH COLLEGES
2010 – 2011
THE FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS— painting, sculpture, photography, theatre, creative writing, dance and music— are fundamental to the rich, interdisciplinary education and social experience at the Colleges. They sit at the intersection of literature, human behavior, history and science. They are a living laboratory of active learning where students can experience intense, imaginative exploration while gaining self-confidence and mastering teamwork under pressure. The fine and performing arts are central to a liberal arts education. They engage our sensibilities and stretch our imagination, stimulating a dialogue about our place and responsibilities in the world. Indeed, they are at the heart of what defines us as fully human. Participation in the arts, whether on stage or in an audience, compels us to be inventive in our lives and critical in our thinking. Art challenges us to see both difference and interconnectedness. This year, the Hobart and William Smith community invites all to participate in a variety of art exhibits, dance recitals, theatrical performances and musical concerts.
KORESH DANCE COMPANY
FACULTY ART SHOW
FACULTY ART SHOW Friday, Sept. 3, to Friday, Oct. 1 Gallery hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 1 - 5 p.m. Davis Gallery, Houghton House The Department of Art and Architecture Faculty Show offers a view into the diverse and dynamic practices of Hobart and William Smith faculty members. Ranging from the conceptual to the formal, and from the digitally manipulated to the manually constructed, the work of the faculty engages contemporary discourses about art, culture and the human need to invent. Opening reception is Friday, Sept. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Davis Gallery. Admission to this event is free. KORESH DANCE COMPANY Friday, Sept. 10 7:30 p.m., Smith Center for the Arts Renowned for their powerful stage presence, this Philadelphiabased company has been hailed as a vital force both nationally and internationally. Their repertory includes more than 60 works by founder Ronen Koresh. Tickets: $25 general / $10 students / free for children under grade 12. EASTMAN UP CLOSE SERIES-IGOR LIPINSKI Sunday, Sept. 12 2 p.m., Smith Center for the Arts The first in this series, Igor Lipinski is “The Unknown: Music and Magic.” Lipinski is currently pursuing a master’s of music in piano performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, where he studies piano under the tutelage of Professor Douglas Humpherys. Seating is on stage with the musician and limited to 75. The series continues on Sunday, Oct. 10, with Dr. George N. Abraham ’59 and friends, “Music for the People”; and Sunday, Nov. 14, with The Ben Thomas Trio, “Jazz - up close.” Tickets: $12 or all three concerts for $30.
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RA RA RIOT Saturday, Sept. 18 7:30 p.m., Cracker Factory, 35 Lehigh St. Ra Ra Riot is an American Indie Rock band from Syracuse, N.Y., consisting of vocalist Wes Miles, bassist Mathieu Santos, guitarist Milo Bonacci, cellist Alexandra Lawn, violinist Rebecca Zeller and drummer Gabriel Duquette. Concert will benefit the Cracker Factory. Tickets: $20. HOMAGE TO THEODORE ROOSEVELT & PABLO CASALS Saturday, Sept. 18 7:30 p.m., Smith Center for the Arts Homage to Theodore Roosevelt and Pablo Casals is performed by world renowned pianist Roger Steptoe, cellist Stefan Reuss and baritone Jimi James. Tickets: $15 general, $10 senior, free for students in grades 12 and under. STEVE GREENE, JAZZ GUITAR Wednesday, Sept. 29 1 p.m., Scandling Campus Center Steve Greene is a gifted musician whose voice is the guitar. As a composer he specializes in writing for modern dance companies. He has worked with the critically acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance and most recently with the Boston Dance Collective. He teaches, writes and performs regularly around Rochester and western New York. What stands out the most about Greeneâ€™s playing though, is not just his skill on the instrument, but his rich, warm melodic tone, a sound that is not common today. Greeneâ€™s playing possesses a quality that goes beyond his just playing a great sounding instrument. He consistently maintains a beautiful sound that transcends the guitar he chooses to play. Admission to the event is free. JIMMY STURR AND HIS ORCHESTRA Wednesday, Sept. 22 2 p.m., Smith Center for the Arts The No. 1 Polka band in the country for the past 10 years will be live on stage with a special matinee performance. This 18-time Grammy Award winner is returning to The Smith with fast-paced entertainment and showmanship. Tickets: $33.
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GENEVA LATINO FILM FESTIVAL Presented by the Smith Center for the Arts and Hobart and William Smith Colleges. All events are held at the Smith and free and open to the public. Friday, Oct. 1 6 p.m. Opening reception of a photo exhibit by Spencer Tulis, titled “Latinos Perspectives.” 7 p.m. Screening of “La Cuidad,” directed by David Riker. Introductory remarks by Alejandra Molina, director of Intercultural Affairs at HWS. A panel discussion on immigration will be held after the screening with Michael G. Bersani as moderator. Saturday, Oct. 2 6:30 p.m. Tango demonstration by Libertango, a local Tango dance group. 7 p.m. Screening of Oscar-nominated “Tango” directed by Carlos Saura. Set in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the film tells the story of director Mario Suarez’s quest to make the ultimate tango film. Lonely after his wife has left him, Suarez must find the themes that will hold the film together, while simultaneously permitting his musicians and dancers the freedom of expression that is necessary to satisfy the tango-hungry Argentine audience. Sunday, Oct. 3 7 p.m. Screening of “Broken Embraces” directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Set in Madrid, Harry Caine is a blind screenwriter, assisted by Judit and her son Diego. The past comes rushing in when Harry learns of the death of Ernesto Martel, a wealthy businessman, and Ernesto’s son pays Harry a visit. In a series of flashbacks to the 1990s, we see Harry, who was then Mateo Blanco, a director; he falls in love with Ernesto’s mistress, Lena, and casts her in a film, which Ernesto finances. A community discussion will be held following the show in the Downstairs Cabaret.
GENEVA LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
MILES & MAY FURNITURE WORKS
MANHATTAN PIANO TRIO Tuesday, Oct. 5 8 p.m., Geneva Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library Hailed by critics as a “Grand departure from the usual,” Manhattan Piano Trio is currently one of the most prominent, versatile, exciting and busiest emerging chamber music groups in the country. It is also the grand prize winner of the 2006 Plowman National Chamber Music Competition. The Trio is comprised of Milana Bahl (piano), Dmitry Lukin (violin) and Dmitry Kouzov (cello). Event sponsored by the HWS Department of Music. Admission to this event is free. THE SYRACUSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Thursday, Oct. 7 7:30 p.m., Smith Center for the Arts The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra returns to the Smith Center for the Arts. Led by conductor Daniele Hege and famed South Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son, the orchestra is scheduled to perform Stravinsky’s “Scherzo a la Russe,” Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 21,” Prokofiev’s “Classical Symphony,” and R. Strauss’ “Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks.” Tickets: $25 general / $10 students / free for children under grade 12. MILES & MAY FURNITURE WORKS Friday, Oct. 8, to Friday, Nov. 12 Gallery hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 1 - 5 p.m. Davis Gallery, Houghton House Now in its 14th year, and managed by founding member Brandon Phillips and his wife Amy, Miles & May Furniture Works produces high-quality, handcrafted furniture using eco-friendly methods. Started by three graduates of the Art Institute of Chicago, the company’s original mission of creating accessible, artistic and welcoming home environments has broadened to include an important ecological component. With nearly 90 percent of their wood coming from waste, recycled, and local sources, Miles & May creates innovative furniture without relying on scarce wood resources. Opening reception: Friday, Oct. 8 from 7 - 9 p.m. Admission to this event is free.
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EASTMAN UP CLOSE SERIES GEORGE ABRAHAM ‘59 AND FRIENDS Sunday, Oct. 10 2 p.m., Smith Center for the Arts The second in this series sponsored by Dr. George N. Abraham ’59 and Friends is called “Music for the People.” Young vocal stars from the Eastman School of Music will entertain with vocal classics from the standard repertoire including songs by Aaron Copeland, spirituals that are part of the cultural heritage, and songs from Broadway musicals and by George Gershwin and Mozart. Seating is on stage with the musicians and limited to 75. The final performance in this series is on Sunday, Nov. 14, featuring Ben Thomas Trio-Jazz. Tickets: $12. RICK BALESTRA, JAZZ GUITAR Wednesday, Oct. 13 1 p.m., Scandling Campus Center Rick Balestra received his master’s degree in music from Ithaca College in 1992. A professor of guitar at SUNY Oswego, Colgate University and Hamilton College, Balestra has performed as a featured soloist with the Syracuse Symphony and Pops Orchestra along with playing in the pit for the Syracuse Opera Company and all of the professional theater companies regionally. He has performed in a number of local and regional jazz festivals including the Syracuse M&T Jazz Festival, the SUNY Oswego Jazz Guitar Festival, Glenora Wine Jazz Series and Rochester’s Cornhill Festival. Admission to this event is free. APRIL VERCH BAND Saturday, Oct. 16 8 p.m., Smith Center for the Arts April Verch is emerging as one of the top female artists in the roots music genre. Her fiddling and step dancing styles were shaped by the diverse roots of the immigrants drawn to the region’s lumber camps in the mid-1800s. She studied at Berklee College of Music and simultaneously captured two fiddling championships – Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion and Canadian Open Fiddle Champion. The April Verch Band delivers traditional roots tunes, bluegrass and newgrass melodies, jazz-influenced compositions, and country music. Tickets: $20 general / $15 senior.
APRIL VERCH BAND
CHRISTÒPHEREN NOMURA, BARITONE
VOICE MASTERCLASS WITH CHRISTÒPHEREN NOMURA, BARITONE Thursday, Oct. 21 5 p.m., Geneva Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library American baritone Christòpheren Nomura has been described by The Boston Globe as “a face to watch -- and a voice to hear. His musical intentions are both subtle and direct. He has a wonderfully expressive face and a first-class baritone voice -- warm, robust and clear.” Nomura made his professional operatic debut in the boys’ choir of the San Francisco Opera at age 6, performed his first solo role in Die Zauberflöte at age 11, and continues to perform in traditional and contemporary operatic roles. He was the 1992 Young Concert Artists International Auditions winner, the recipient of the Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize, the first place winner in the Internation Vocal Competition Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and a recipient of the J. William Fulbright grant to pursue musical studies and performance in Germany. Admission to this event is free. “CARMINA BURANA” BY SYRACUSE VOCAL ENSEMBLE/HWS CHORALE Sunday, Oct. 24 3 p.m., Smith Center for the Arts “Experience first, then intellectualize,” composer Carl Orff may have said in reference to his philosophy of music education, but the statement applies well to his best-known composition “Carmina Burana,” the emotional impact of which is deep and lasting. Beloved by audiences far and wide, this at times explosive work, a collection of medieval poems that alternate themes of love, humor, drink and general bawdiness, is a fitting centerpiece for SVE’s first concert of 2010-11. The Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Chorale joins SVE for this performance which will feature soprano Janet Brown, baritone Christòpheren Nomura, pianists Steven and Amy Heyman, and five area percussionists. Tickets: $16 general / $14 senior / $5 student.
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THE 2010 FINGER LAKES FILM FESTIVAL Tuesday, Nov. 2, Thursday, Nov. 4, Saturday, Nov. 6 8 p.m., Cracker Factory, 35 Lehigh St. The 2010 Finger Lakes Film Festival screenings will be held on Nov. 2 and 4 with Awards Night held on Nov. 6. The film festival spotlights short films (20 minutes or less) made by local and regional filmmakers. There are five categories - animation, documentary, experimental, narrative fiction and music video. Visit http://www.geneva13.com for more information. Tickets: $3 each night. VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION BY LATSHAW PRODUCTIONS Thursday, Nov. 4 2 p.m., Smith Center for the Arts Latshaw Productions is an entertainment and marketing company that, since 1982, has presented nearly 500 concert attractions and staged more than 4,000 dinner theater shows in performing arts centers, dinner theaters and casino showrooms around the country. Tickets: $27.50. THE LARAMIE PROJECT Friday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 7 Friday, Nov. 11, to Sunday, Nov. 13 7:30 p.m., Geneva Community Center, 160 Carter Road HWS Theatre Program and Geneva Theatre Guild present “The Laramie Project,” a compelling docudrama, originally created by Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theatre Project, based on interviews with the residents of Laramie, Wyo., in the aftermath of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay student at the University of Wyoming. The play chronicles the ways in which the residents of Laramie struggled to come to terms with Shepard’s murder. Ultimately “The Laramie Project” forces us to think about our own response to bigotry within our own community and it challenges us to consider how we might prevent similar acts of violence in the future. The production is directed by Professor of Education Pat Collins. Matinees held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7 and Nov. 13. Tickets: $12 general / $10 seniors/ free for HWS students.
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
PIANIST KEVIN MOORE
ARTSMART “RAINBOW FISH” Friday, Nov. 5 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Smith Center for the Arts ARTSMART series presents the musical “Rainbow Fish” for children in grades K-2. With her lovely coloring and shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. So when the other fish ask her for some silver scales, she refuses. How can she sacrifice the one thing that makes her so unique? Tickets: $4.50. KEVIN MOORE, PIANO Sunday, Nov. 14 3 p.m., Geneva Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library Kevin Moore is one of the finest pianists in Central New York. Currently, he is a professor of music at Onondaga Community College, where he has taught since 1975. Throughout his life, he has studied piano with James Ball, Robert Goldsand, Anton Kuerti and Liselotte Schmidt. He holds a B.M. degree from the Crane School of Music, an M.M. degree from the Manhattan School of Music, a Ph.D. from New York University and a J.D. degree from Syracuse University College of Law. Admission to this event is free. EASTMAN UP CLOSE SERIES- BEN THOMAS TRIO-JAZZ Sunday, Nov. 14 2 p.m., Smith Center for the Arts The recipient of the Outstanding Musician award at the 2006 Berklee Jazz Festival, Ben Thomas has received two Downbeat awards for his jazz group and for being part of the award winning Eastman New Jazz Ensemble. He has played with jazz greats Dave Rivello and Ornette Coleman, and this summer with Rick Braun and Chaka Khan. Thomas will be joined by Aaron Staebell on drums and saxophone jazz great Tony Malaby. Malaby’s debut CD “Sabino” made the New York Times and Philadelphia City paper’s top 10 jazz lists. The audience will hear modern improvised jazz as chamber music with structure and exploration going hand in hand. Seating is on stage with the musicians and limited to 75. Tickets: $12.
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RECESS: SURVIVING THE END OF YOUR WORLD Tuesday, Nov. 16, to Friday, Dec. 10 Gallery hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 1 - 5 p.m. Davis Gallery, Houghton House Chad Person’s project engages the fears of a nation where terror alert levels are both ubiquitous and ignored. In this archive of photographs, video, DIY manuals, and prototypes, Person shows his viewers how to survive the end of the world. Dominant themes include the fragility or modern existence, the disaster survival arc and the myth of the individual survivalist. The artistic responses of HWS students to RECESS will be exhibited alongside Person’s works. Opening reception: 7 – 9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16. Admission to the exhibit is free. READING BY FICTION WRITER KAREN RUSSELL Wednesday, Nov. 17 7:30 p.m., Geneva Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library Karen Russell, a native of Miami, will read from her fiction. Russell has been featured in both The New Yorker’s debut fiction issue and New York magazine’s list of 25 people to watch under the age of 26. She is a graduate of the Columbia MFA program and is the 2005 recipient of the Transatlantic Review/ Henfield Foundation Award. Russell is the author of “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves,” and “Swamplandia,” will be released this fall. The event will be followed by a brief reception. Books by the author will be on sale at the event. Admission to this event is free. JOE CHIAPPONE, JAZZ GUITAR Friday, Nov. 19 1 p.m., Scandling Campus Center Joe Chiappone’s desire to play an instrument began at age five during a family jam session. He began guitar lessons when he was eight years old and went on to study with jazz guitarists Dick Longale and Tom Rizzo (Maynard Ferguson/Doc Severinsen). Chiappone majored in jazz guitar at the University of Miami and studied jazz improvisation with Ray Ricker at Eastman School of Music. Besides owning and operating Northfield Music Studios, he is in demand as a studio musician. He performs with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Broadway touring shows, and many well-regarded regional bands. Admission to this event is free.
JOE CHIAPPONE, JAZZ GUITAR
HWS KOSHARE DANCE COLLECTIVE
ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Friday, Nov. 19 7:30 p.m., Smith Center for the Arts The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 2” and Sibelius’s “Symphony No. 1,” conducted by Christopher Seaman. This marks Pianist Olga Kern’s third time performing at the Smith. Kern has won the Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, played Carnegie Hall and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. Seaman has conducted orchestras on five continents and has received an ASCAP award. Tickets: $25 general / $10 students / free for children under grade 12. KOSHARE DANCE COLLECTIVE Friday, Nov. 19 7:30 p.m., Winn-Seeley Theatre Saturday, Nov. 20 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Winn-Seeley Theatre Koshare Dance Collective presents its annual concert, featuring the choreography and performances of HWS students. Admission to this event is free. HAYDN’S “LORD NELSON MASS” Colleges Community Chorus Tuesday, Nov. 30 8 p.m., Presbyterian Church, 24 Park Place The Community Chorus comprises students, faculty and staff at the Colleges as well as members of the surrounding community. The 50-voice ensemble performs major works from the standard repertoire as well as lesser-known works deserving wider familiarity. Recent programs have included works by J.S. Bach, Handel, Mozart, Benjamin Britten, and others. The Colleges Community Chorus rehearses Monday evenings, 7 - 9 p.m., performing two concerts a year, often with orchestral accompaniment. Admission to this event is free.
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“OTHERWISE KNOWN AS SHELIA THE GREAT” Friday, Dec. 3 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Smith Center for the Arts ARTSMART, a series of shows geared toward children, presents a story that depicts how much of a pain it is to be a 10 yearold kid. Having an older sister is really a pain. Being afraid of everything is ...well, just plain painful! Sheila Tubman, otherwise known as Sheila the Great, comes of age in ArtsPower’s lively and poignant musical about discovering the person within. Tickets: $4.50. COLLEGES GUITAR ENSEMBLE, KENNETH MEYER, DIRECTOR Friday, Dec. 3 8 p.m., St. John’s Chapel The Guitar Ensemble provides performance opportunities for talented student guitarists. Original compositions and arrangements featuring two, three, four and/or more guitars are rehearsed weekly, culminating in a performance at the end of each semester. Admission to this event is free. COLLEGES CHORALE MADRIGAL DINNER CONCERT Saturday, Dec. 4 6 p.m., Vandervort Room Each year, under the direction of Robert Cowles, professor of music, the Colleges Chorale performs a Madrigal Dinner Concert, an annual fundraiser for local non-profit organizations. This year, the proceeds will benefit the Geneva Theatre Guild, which fosters interest in the performing arts through participation in community theatre. Tickets: $25 general admission / $15 HWS Students.
COLLEGES WOODWIND AND STRING ENSEMBLES MARK OLIVIERI AND ANDREW ZAPLATYNSKY, DIRECTORS Tuesday, Dec. 7 8 p.m., St. John’s Chapel The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Woodwind Ensemble is a student chamber group providing a performance opportunity for talented flutists, oboists, clarinetists, bassoonists and saxophonists, as well as French horn and string players. Qualified HWS faculty and local high school students are welcome as well. The group performs arrangements by composers of past centuries, as well as by contemporary composers. Admission to this event is free. COLLEGES JAZZ ENSEMBLE BOB BARBUTO, DIRECTOR Thursday, Dec. 9 10 p.m., Geneva Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library The Jazz Ensemble is a student group providing performance opportunities for talented student jazzers. Arrangements are commonly used to enable various combinations of instrumentation. Admission to this event is free. COLLEGES BRASS ENSEMBLE JIM TROWBRIDGE, DIRECTOR Friday, Dec. 10 8 p.m., St. John’s Chapel The Brass Ensemble is a student group providing a performance opportunity for talented student instrumentalists. In addition, arrangements are used on occasion to enable various combinations of instrumentation. Admission to this event is free.
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THE SCULPTURES OF TED AUB Wednesday, Jan. 19, to Friday, Feb. 11 Gallery hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 1 - 5 p.m. Davis Gallery, Houghton House The sculptures of Professor of Art Ted Aub are a marriage of clarity and enigma. Like a dream, content seems rational and irrational. The pieces, while singular in form, imply dualities through the metaphor imbedded in the natural bifurcation of the body. The dynamic tension that binds the whole is sometimes created from a dissonance of the parts. The implicit vertical line of division is emphasized by mirroring in the facial features and then offset by the prosthetic treatment of the hairstyles and other external ornamentation. Opening reception: Friday, Jan. 19, 7-9 p.m. Admission to this event is free. KEVIN MOORE, PIANO Sunday, Jan. 30 3 p.m., Geneva Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library Kevin Moore is one of the finest pianists in Central New York. Currently, he is a professor of music at Onondaga Community College, where he has taught since 1975. Throughout his life, he has studied piano with James Ball, Robert Goldsand, Anton Kuerti and Liselotte Schmidt. Moore holds a B.M. degree from the Crane School of Music, an M.M. degree from the Manhattan School of Music, a Ph.D. from New York University and a J.D. degree from Syracuse University College of Law. Admission to this event is free.
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DAVE KAIN, JAZZ GUITAR Friday, Feb. 18 1 p.m., Scandling Campus Center Opening reception Opening receptio Dave Kain studied at SUNY Purchase, Berklee College of th Friday, February 18 Friday, April 15th Music, and holds a bachelor’s degree in jazz improvisation 7:00 to 9:00 pm from Five Towns College of Music. Kain has studied with Joe 7:00 to 9:00 pm Carbone, Joe Monk, Bill Farrish, Greg Bobulinski, Jack Wilkins, Jay Azzolina and Chris Morrison. He has appeared on The Classic American Guitar Show and has appeared twice on WVOX radio as a featured artist. Kain’s music is also about to be published in “The Jazz Guitarists Fakebook,” alongside other guitarists Sheryl Bailey, Jack Wilkins, Leni Stern, Doug Wamble and Jesse Van Ruller. Admission to this event is free. SANDY PLOTKIN: RIVERSCAPES Friday, Feb. 18, to Friday, March 11 Gallery hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 1 - 5 p.m. Davis Gallery, Houghton House An exhibit of Sandy Plotkin’s artwork, featuring the landscape of the Hudson River throughout the seasons, will be on display. “Having lived next to the Croton for more than 30 years, I have delighted in the unexpected mystery of the river’s seasons, its tensions and energy. These ideas I hope to share with the viewer,” she said. Opening reception: Friday, Feb. 18, 7 to 9 p.m. Admission to this event is free.
CAPE TOWN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Sunday, March 6 7:30 p.m., Smith Center for the Arts The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra performs Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide,” Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto,” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” at the Smith Center for the Arts. Featuring two-time Grammy Award nominated violinist Philippe Quint and conductor Martin Panteleev, who has conducted for the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra is the most versatile and active orchestra on the continent of Africa, promoting South Africa as a key part of global culture. Tickets: $25 general / $10 students / free for children under grade 12 READING BY MAJOR JACKSON Wednesday, March 9 7:30 p.m., Sanford Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library Major Jackson is the author of two collections of poetry: “Hoops” (Norton: 2006) and “Leaving Saturn” (University of Georgia: 2002), winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. “Hoops” was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literature - Poetry. He is a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. He served as a creative arts fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and as the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence at University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Jackson is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at University of Vermont and a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars. He serves as the poetry editor of the Harvard Review. Admission to this event is free. MIKE NIRSBERGER, JAZZ GUITAR Friday, March 25 1 p.m., Scandling Campus Center Jazz guitarist Mike Nirsberger will perform an acoustic set that is free and open to the public.
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PROSPECT Friday, April 1, to Friday, April 22 Gallery hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 1 - 5 p.m. Davis Gallery, Houghton House The Collections of Hobart and William Smith Colleges include artworks from the 18th to the 21st centuries and from Eastern and Western traditions. In the East, landscape paintings are intimately tied to religion, politics and society. Landscapes in the West sought to illustrate an ideal, while later artists believed that in order to depict nature, they must paint directly from nature. Recently, the genre encompasses concepts of urban, cultural, and industrial landscapes, as well as landscape architecture. Opening reception: Friday, April 15, 7 - 9 p.m. Admission to this event is free. NEW YORK GILBERT & SULLIVAN PLAYERS: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Saturday, April 9 7:30 p.m., Smith Center for the Arts Performed with live orchestra, swashbucklers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome maidens, and a dotty Major General, this comic opera includes the familiar song “Poor Wand’ring One” and the much parodied “I am the very model of a modern Marjor General.” Tickets: $25 general/ $10 students / free for children under grade 12. COLLEGES CHORALE SPRING TOUR CONCERTS ROBERT COWLES, DIRECTOR Wednesday, April 13, and Saturday, April 16 8 p.m., St. John’s Chapel The Colleges Chorale is a mixed ensemble comprising the finest vocal talent on campus. The students accepted into this 45-voice ensemble have gone through a careful audition process involving evaluation of both vocal technique and musicianship. The Chorale performs a wide range of a cappella choral repertoire--music from the Middle Ages to the present day. Admission to this event is free. SPRING THEATER PRODUCTION Thursday, April 14, to Saturday, April 16 7 p.m., Bartlett Theatre The HWS theater program will present a spring production. Tickets: $5 general admission / free for HWS students.
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JOHN VIVIANI, JAZZ GUITAR Friday, April 22 1 p.m., Scandling Campus Center Local jazz guitarist John Viviani is known for jazz riffs with funk and soul undertones. The event is free and open to the public. COLLEGES JAZZ ENSEMBLE-BOB BARBUTO, DIRECTOR Thursday, April 28 10 p.m., Geneva Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library The Jazz Ensemble is a student group providing a performance opportunity for talented student jazzers. Arrangements are commonly used to enable various combinations of instrumentation. Admission to this event is free. FACULTY DANCE CONCERT Thursday, April 28, to Saturday, April 30 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Winn-Seeley Theater Audience members will enjoy the concert’s blend of modern dance, jazz, theatricality, and visual design presented by the HWS Dance Department faculty. Admission to this event is free. COLLEGES BRASS ENSEMBLE-JIM TROWBRIDGE, DIRECTOR Friday, April 29 8 p.m., St. John’s Chapel The Brass Ensemble is a student group providing a performance opportunity for talented student instrumentalists. In addition, arrangements are used to enable different and unusual combinations of instrumentation. Admission to this event is free. STUDENT ART SHOW Friday, April 29, to Sunday, May 15 Gallery hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 1 - 5 p.m. Davis Gallery, Houghton House Outpourings of visual invention in color and in black and white, in large silk screens, and in small photographs, in charcoal and in paint, in sculpture and in digital media from students in studio classes from the beginning to the advanced will be shown. Opening reception: 7 – 9 p.m. on Friday, April 29. Admission to this event is free. COLLEGES GUITAR ENSEMBLE-KENNETH MEYER, DIRECTOR Saturday, April 30 8 p.m., St. John’s Chapel The Guitar Ensemble provides performance opportunities for talented student guitarists. Original compositions and arrangements featuring two, three, four and/or more guitars are rehearsed weekly, culminating in a performance at the end of each semester. Admission to this event is free.
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