C U L T U R A L S E R E S
Each year, York College hosts diverse events that are designed to entertain and enlighten members of the campus and regional communities Our goal is to provide something for everyone's taste â€“ a variety of concerts, art exhibits, films, lectures, and theatrical performances. In addition to showcasing the talents of our faculty and students, we also host guest experts to promote discussion of topics that are important to our community. In keeping with our educational mission and our mission to serve the community, the College makes every effort to allow for a spectrum of ideas and to encourage open and respectful dialogue. We welcome community members to campus for these programs; it is always our pleasure to host you. Enjoy browsing through these listings; admission is free unless otherwise specified.
THERE MAY BE CHANGES TO EVENTS AFTER WE GO TO PRESS, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO VISIT YCP.EDU/CULTURALSERIES FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.
York College Gallery Hours (on campus): Mon., Tues., Fri., 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. and Thurs., 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays, Holidays, and when campus is closed. (Summer Gallery Hours will be announced June 1, 2018)
Go to ycp.edu/culturalseries for up-to-date information. For more information about Art events and exhibits, call 717-815-1354.
YORK COLLEGE GALLERIES
The adjacent Cora Miller and Brossman Galleries located inside Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall are where most of our major exhibitions are held. In recent years, we have hosted exhibitions by New York-based MacArthur Fellow Judy Pfaff; a major installation by Los Angelesbased Wayne White of Pee-wee’s Playhouse fame; and an incredible five-channel video installation and timely street performance by Chicago-based Jefferson Pinder. You will also find remarkable work by students on display, especially during senior exhibitions.
Amy Boone-McCreesh: Taste and Privilege
November 8 - December 20, 2017 York College Galleries Lecture/Reception: November 8, 5:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
Amy Boone-McCreesh is a York County native now based in Baltimore whose work has been featured in 11 solo and two-person exhibitions and 29 group exhibitions since earning her MFA six years ago, including shows in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. She has won several significant awards and in 2016-2017 served as Visiting Professor at Dickinson College. Taking inspiration from celebratory and funerary displays in various cultures, Amy explores decoration and human relationships in her work, which tends toward visual density with saturated color and abundant texture that sometimes challenges viewers’ spatial awareness.
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The York College Galleries provide opportunities to explore the visual arts in settings that promote learning, discovery, and appreciation. Comprising five exhibition spaces, two on campus in Wolf Hall and three at Marketview Arts in downtown York, the York College Galleries serve a vital role in our community by attracting nationally and internationally renowned artists to York.
Kate Kretz: Common Denominator
January 24 - March 24, 2018 Opening Reception: January 24, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Cora Miller Gallery Lecture/Reception: March 8, 5:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall Kate Kretz is an award-winning realist painter and mixed-media artist based in the Washington, D.C. region. In this exhibition, Kretz combines several series, each exploring different subjects and mediums, to present a cohesive body of work that identifies a common denominator at the heart of much of the violence and oppression in the world. Kretz studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and earned a BFA from SUNY-Binghamton and MFA from the University of Georgia. Her work has appeared in nearly 100 international newspapers and has been featured in exhibitions at museums and galleries throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Chaz Maviyane-Davies: Creative Defiance January 24 - March 24, 2018 Brossman Gallery Lecture/Reception: March 7, 5:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
Born in Zimbabwe, Chaz Maviyane-Davies ran a design studio in Harare from 1983-2000 before leaving due to the political climate there. Through graphic design, he has addressed issues of consumerism, health and nutrition, social responsibility, environmentalism, human rights, and politics for more than 30 years. He is Professor Emeritus of Design at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and his work is included in several international permanent collections. This exhibition features a selection of posters from his series, A World of Questions, that addresses a wide range of interdisciplinary issues that are of vital importance to humanity. Graphic Design Senior Exhibition • April 13 - 21, 2018 • York College Galleries Presentations/Reception: April 13 • 5:00 p.m. • DeMeester Recital Hall The Graphic Design Senior Exhibition features the work of Graphic Design majors in their final semester of study at York College. The students present their senior projects, demonstrating the artistic and conceptual growth they have achieved in our program before leaving to pursue careers as professional graphic designers. The projects exhibited begin with the introduction of a common design problem, which the students interpret individually and then spend a semester conceiving of and developing their projects. This event begins with PechaKucha-style slide presentations in DeMeester Recital Hall followed by a reception and portfolio review in the York College Galleries.
Fine Art Senior Exhibition • April 27 - May 5, 2018 • York College Galleries Presentations/Reception: April 27 • 5:00 p.m. • DeMeester Recital Hall The Fine Art Senior Exhibition features the work of Fine Art majors in their final semester at York College. The students present their senior bodies of work, demonstrating the artistic and conceptual growth they have achieved in our program before leaving to pursue careers in the arts. Award winners are selected by Division of Art faculty based on a variety of considerations including conceptual strength, skillful and inventive use of materials, thematic coherence, and the formal qualities of the work. This event begins with PechaKucha-style slide presentations in DeMeester Recital Hall followed by a reception in the York College Galleries. Page 2 • 2017-2018 York College of Pennsylvania Cultural Series
The Appell Arts Fellowship is a one-year residency program awarded to a graduate of York College’s art program. Our 2017-18 Appell Fellow is Matthew Apol, a 2007 graduate who ran his own business in New York before returning in early 2016 to immerse himself in York’s burgeoning art scene. Apol, the First Place Award winner in the 2006 Juried Student Exhibition and Graphic Design Senior Exhibition, has exhibited at Collage Gallery in New York and recently the national juried exhibition Vessels at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg.
Typorama 8.0 • June 7 - July 7, 2018 • Brossman Gallery • Reception: June 7, 5:00 p.m. Showcasing students' typographic work, Typorama demonstrates the varied media use and experimentation of our Graphic Design program. Well-steeped in typographic history, usage and process, students engage in wordplay, expression and analysis of form, all in a distinctively letterbased way. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, and always with the viewer in mind, students challenge themselves to create pieces that push the limits of their creativity, ability and command of language. Graphic Designers at York are taught the importance of self-initiated creative work as an integral part of doing excellent client-driven work. Typorama gives us a peek at their inquiry.
MARKETVIEW ARTS - 37 West Philadelphia Street, York, PA
Located in downtown York's historic Market District, Marketview Arts is the hub for culture and creativity for York College in the community. Fine Arts majors have the opportunity to hone their craft in the York College Studios while finding inspiration in the numerous art galleries throughout the building. Graphic Design majors have access to an extensive collection of historic printing presses in the letterpress studio. Spanning 2,000 square feet, the rotating arts exhibitions in Gallery Hall are the perfect backdrop for performing arts recitals and community events.
Create Memories - York College's Marketview Arts
York College is pleased to offer for lease one of the most unique venues in downtown York's thriving art district. Plan your next reception, business retreat, or birthday party in Gallery Hall, our 2,000 square-foot art gallery and event space. Contact us at email@example.com or 717-815-1213.
Marketview Arts Hours: Tues. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Wed. 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Thurs. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. York Community Art Scholars Exhibition (YCASE 2.0)
November 2 - 11, 2017 • Marketview Arts • Public Reception (First Friday): November 3, 2017, 5:00-8:00 p.m. The 2nd annual York Community Art Scholars Exhibition (YCASE 2.0) builds on last year’s very successful inaugural event. YCASE 2.0 is a juried finalist exhibition drawn from a series of smaller exhibitions featuring the best artwork being made by high school students within 5-10 miles of downtown York. The initial round of exhibitions showcases student work selected to represent each participating high school by their respective art teachers. A high-profile juror then chooses work for the finalist exhibition and selects award winners that are announced at the opening. 2017-2018 York College of Pennsylvania Cultural Series • Page 3
Matthew Apol '07: 6th Annual Appell Fellowship Exhibition • June 7 - July 7, 2018 Cora Miller Gallery • Artist Talk/Reception: June 7, 5:00 p.m.
Fall Senior Exhibition • November 30 - December 20, 2017 • Coni Wolf Gallery (2nd Floor), Marketview Arts • Gallery Talks/Opening Reception: November 30, 4:00 p.m.
This year's Fall Senior Exhibition features the work of three students, Nick Gorbey, Tori Parks, and Allison Maldeis, in their final semester of study at York College. Maldeis, a Fine Art major focusing on photography, will display her final body of work, which is typically organized around cohesive thematic and/or formal concerns. Gorbey and Parks, Graphic Design majors, will exhibit their Senior Studio final projects, which began with a class-wide common design problem that each student interpreted and solved individually in consultation with their professor and peers. The three seniors will give artist talks at 4:00 p.m. followed by a reception.
Chris Dacre: Man Up!
December 1, 2017 - January 20, 2018 Marketview Arts Opening Reception: December 1, 5:00 p.m. Man Up!, a site-specific installation at Marketview Arts, is in many ways the long-awaited follow-up to Wayne White’s 2014 exhibition, FOE. Like White, Chris Dacre's work is large-scale, playful, and involves community participation in the creation process. Dacre will be Artist-in-Residence for November. His work draws on his experiences as a U.S. Army veteran, making satirical commentary on the complexities of war. Man Up! will explore American notions of masculinity and patriotism and how that intersects with the military/industrial complex. Dacre will also deliver the 3rd Annual Perspectives on Peace lecture on November 9 in DeMeester Recital Hall (see Special Events section).
Visionaries: The Work of Thornton Dial and Purvis Young
February 2 - March 3, 2018 Marketview Arts Lecture/Reception: February 2, 5:00 p.m. Visionaries pairs the work of two important, selftrained, expressionist artists, Thornton Dial and Purvis Young, whose work often communicates the experience of Black Americans in the South. Dial grew up in Alabama's rural western flatlands and lived in Alabama his whole life. Young was born and died in Miami. Both artists combined painting with collage, often using found objects that in the case of Dial were used to create large-scale relief assemblages. There is a storytelling aspect to both artist's work, with common themes, including war, racism, and other sociopolitical issues. These works are on loan from the Grumbacher Collection.
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Annual Juried Student Exhibition • March 23 - April 21, 2018
This annual exhibition features selected work from students taking courses in Fine Art and Graphic Design at York College. Students submit their work for consideration and our guest jurors select works that are exceptional, represent our program, and exhibit well together. This year our Graphic Design juror is Chaz Maviyane-Davies, graphic designer and Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, and our Fine Art juror is Kate Kretz, realist painter/mixed- media artist based in the Washington, D.C. region. Awards chosen by the jurors will be announced at the opening reception at 5:30 p.m.
May 4 - 25, 2018 Marketview Arts Opening Reception: May 4, 5:00 p.m. Generations is an exhibition where regional artists of varying ages are paired according to similarities in the conceptual and/or formal qualities of their work. Co-curated by York College Gallery Director Matthew Clay-Robison and professional artist and educator Ophelia Chambliss, this exhibition seeks to make intergenerational connections between artists in our community that provide opportunities to expand individual networks and establish new bonds of friendship and respect that provide learning opportunities for both artists and their audience. This concept builds on an exhibition Chambliss curated in 2017 called 12 Black Women Artists that brought together artists ranging in age from 15-65.
War of the Roses • June 1 - 26, 2018 • Marketview Arts • Opening Reception: June 1, 5:00 p.m.
Some 560 years after the original Wars of the Roses began in medieval England, a new clash is brewing between the House of York and the House of Lancaster. Wearing the badge of the White Rose, select artists of York will engage in a visual skirmish with their counterparts of Lancaster, who march west on Route 30 under the banner of the Red Rose. An occasion more for revelry than rivalry, participants will be selected by curators from York and Lancaster who will raid each other’s vibrant art community to assemble a group of artists worthy of their royal inheritance.
Erin Fostel: New Drawings
July 6 - August 18, 2018 Marketview Arts Opening Reception: July 6, 5:00 p.m. Baltimore-based artist Erin Fostel creates gorgeous, large-scale drawings. Her subjects tend to be people, places, and things drawn with detailed perfection. Her recent series of architectural drawings began as she mourned the loss of her father, an architect, in 2014. Fostel set about exploring parts of Baltimore City she did not know well, places she thought would interest her dad, and this process of discovery became the foundation of her new work. Her interest is not in simply documenting buildings, but in capturing feeling. By exposing the drawing’s framework, she reveals both immensity of the structure and her own grief.
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Marketview Arts • Opening Reception: March 23, 5:00 p.m.
York College's Division of Music proudly presents another season of exciting performances in the 700-seat Waldner Performing Arts Center and the 200-seat DeMeester Recital Hall. All events are free and open to the public. The 2017-2018 series will be highlighted by several exciting guest artist performances, made possible by a generous gift from the Boustead Family Foundation. The season will include residencies and performances by acclaimed composer Judah Adashi, distinguished violinist Odin Rathnam, and rising opera star Ashraf Sewailam. The season will also feature performances by talented faculty artists and student ensembles, culminating in spring performances of The Addams Family.
Go to ycp.edu/culturalseries for up-to-date information. For more information on music events, please call the Department of Communication and the Arts at 717-815-1354. Guest Band: Port Ellis September 15, 2017 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
In 2013, what began as three cousins playing songs at family gatherings throughout their adolescence bloomed into a five-piece band with a knack for emotive soundscapes. With ethereal vocals soaring above textured, melodic song arrangement, Port Ellis delivers ambient dream pop tempered with contemporary indie-rock influence.
Guest Ensemble: Simple Gifts - Crossing Borders September 29, 2017 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
Two women plus 10 instruments! Drawing on an impressive variety of ethnic folk styles, this award-winning duo plays everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer freilachs and haunting Gypsy melodies, spicing the mix with the distinctive rhythms of Balkan dance music, the lush sounds of Scandinavian twin fiddling, and original compositions written in a traditional style. Combining tradition with innovation, Simple Gifts creates some of the finest arrangements in folk music today.
PRISM Concert: A Division of Music Showcase
October 7, 2017 • 4:00 p.m. • Waldner Performing Arts Center Enjoy the many talents of student and faculty performers from the Division of Music. The concert will feature a variety of styles through solo, small ensemble, and large student ensemble performances. Page 6 • 2017-2018 York College of Pennsylvania Cultural Series
Music Industry Panel Discussion
October 11, 2017 7:30 p.m. Weinstock Lecture Hall, Willman Business Center
This panel of music industry professionals will explore various intersections between music, e-commerce, the concert industry, and activist movements. The panel will include David Sestak, founder of Media Five Entertainment and manager for the rock bands LIVE and Fuel; Michael Kealey, owner of Lancaster, PAbased company Motor Scout Music Publishing; Cameo Carlson, former Executive Vice President of Universal Motown Republic Group; and Jeremy Weiss, founder and owner of The CI Companies, the umbrella brand of his career endeavors which include CI Records (label), LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, and The Champ venue.
Faculty Recital: Alicia Kosack, Flute
October 27, 2017 • 7:30 p.m. • DeMeester Recital Hall Music has a way of transporting us on many levels: painting mental images, eliciting emotions, and creating a soundscape for the listener. From the exotic sounds of Ian Clarke’s Spiral Lament to Anne Boyd's gamelan-inspired Bali Moods, flutist Alicia Kosack and pianist Kenneth Osowski will present a recital of flute soundscapes.
York College Rock Bands
October 30, 2017 • 7:30 p.m. • Waldner Performing Arts Center Join the York College Rock Bands to kick off your Halloween celebration! The performance will feature a Black Sabbath tribute. Come hear the music of this English group that marked the beginning of Heavy Metal music. Note: No bats will be harmed in the production of this concert! The concert will also feature a Classic Rock cover band presenting a diverse set list that everyone can enjoy.
Guest Composer Concert: The Music of Judah Adashi November 4, 2017 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
This event is made possible thanks to a generous gift from the Boustead Family Foundation. The music of composer Judah Adashi is grounded in the classical tradition, and imbued with soul and pop influences ranging from Nina Simone to Björk. His most recent work is focused on the interplay between art and activism, guided by a belief that the creation and performance of new music can bear witness to injustice, bring together diverse constituencies, create space for empathy, and serve as a call to action. Dr. Adashi is the founder and artistic director of the Evolution Contemporary Music Series, and a faculty member at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
Fall Choral Concert: Tempus Fugit: Reflections on the Passing of Time
Grace Muzzo and Christine Kates, Conductors November 12, 2017 • 3:00 p.m. • DeMeester Recital Hall "How did it get so late so soon?" (Dr. Seuss). Join the York College vocal ensembles in reflecting on the passing of time through the stages of life. The York College Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Voca Bella (Women’s Ensembles) will feature contemporary American composers and songwriters and their musical explorations of time. 2017-2018 York College of Pennsylvania Cultural Series • Page 7
Faculty Recital: The York Chamber Players – Neue Liebesliederwalzer
November 17, 2017 • 7:30 p.m. • DeMeester Recital Hall The York Chamber Players perform the charming Neue Liebesliederwalzer by composer Johannes Brahms. Loosely translated, these "New Love Song Waltzes" were completed in 1874 and employ various European folk song texts. Composed for the unique combination of four-hand piano and four voices, the Neue Liebesliederwalzer will be the central work of this concert featuring pianists Gretchen Dekker and Kenneth Osowski and vocalists Sarah Altman-Kopko, Erin Lippard, José Holland-Garcia, and Randal Woodfield.
York College Wind Symphony Concert
November 19, 2017 • 3:00 p.m. • Waldner Performing Arts Center Comprised of the College's finest student instrumentalists, this group performs repertoire spanning a wide range of styles and historical periods. Marches, British band classics, transcriptions, medleys, and contemporary music are performed every semester.
York College Groove Ensemble – Jeff Stabley, Director
November 30, 2017 • 7:30 p.m. • DeMeester Recital Hall The York College Groove Ensemble is a percussion ensemble with a twist. It includes many traditional percussion instruments, as well as guitars, basses, keyboards, digital samplers, electronic drum machines, and turntables. Groove performs traditional music from around the world, including West Africa, South Africa, and Indonesia. A typical concert may feature anything from Zimbabwean dance music to hip-hop.
Nittany Trombone Quartet – Holiday Concert December 3, 2017 3:00 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
The Nittany Trombone Quartet was formed by four freshmen at Penn State University in 1988, who became frequent performers on campus and the East Coast. The NTQ was one of the national finalists in the MTNA Wurlitzer National Chamber Music Competition representing the northeast region. Following graduation, the members' individual careers sent them in four different directions, but they remain in close contact and perform whenever possible. This concert of holiday music, from the group's CD Christmas with the Nittany Trombone Quartet, features all-original contemporary arrangements by members of the Quartet and colleagues who have been associated with the ensemble.
Henry Diltz, Folk Musician and Rock n' Roll Photographer
December 7, 2017 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall In the world of rock n' roll photographers, there are none as extraordinary as Henry Diltz. A founding member of the Modern Folk Quartet, Diltz is as much at home as a musician on tour, as he is a visual historian of the last four decades of popular music. His work has graced hundreds of album covers and has been featured in books, magazines, and newspapers. Diltz's unique artistic style has produced powerful photographic essays of Woodstock, The Monterey Pop Festival, The Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jimi Hendrix and scores of other legendary artists.
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York College Jazz Ensemble – Jeff Stabley, Director
December 8, 2017 • 7:30 p.m. • DeMeester Recital Hall
The York College Jazz Ensemble performs a wide variety of music by the jazz greats, including Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington. Students are featured in both written arrangements and spontaneous improvisations. The ensemble performs in various jazz idioms, including swing, bebop, and fusion.
Holiday Festival Concert
December 10, 2017 • 3:00 p.m. • Waldner Performing Arts Center
Student Piano Recital: Preludes and Fugues
December 11, 2017 • 7:30 p.m. • DeMeester Recital Hall The prelude has long been one of the most adaptable of musical genres. While preludes frequently serve as introductions to more substantial works (such as the fugues of Bach and Shostakovich), many composers – Chopin, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff, to name just a few – have elevated preludes to stand-alone works capable of great beauty and expressive power. Students from the York College Division of Music and the York College Preparatory Community Music School will present a recital of preludes and fugues by composers spanning several centuries, from Bach to the present-day.
York College Community Orchestra
December 12, 2017 • 7:30 p.m. • DeMeester Recital Hall The York College Community Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra. The group includes music majors, non-music majors, and musicians from York and the surrounding area. This program will feature both major symphonic works and lighter classics.
Guest Recital: Odin Rathnam, Violin February 2, 2018 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
This event is made possible thanks to a generous gift from the Boustead Family Foundation. Since his critically acclaimed Lincoln Center debut in 1993, violinist Odin Rathnam has established an international career of remarkable versatility and depth. As an orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, he has received unanimous praise from audiences and critics for his "innate musicianship", "brilliant technique", and "recalling the great violinists of past generations." Rathnam's artistry, charisma, and passion are credited by many for leading the outstanding artistic development of the Harrisburg Symphony, where he served as concertmaster with distinction for 21 years.
Do you enjoy the Cultural Series at York College and want to learn more about supporting this program? Please contact Susan Kane, Executive Assistant in the Advancement Division, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-815-1410, and ask how you can make a gift to York College designated to the annual Cultural Series. York College is a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS Code.
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York College’s most popular concert, this annual holiday tradition will feature the Chorale and the Wind Symphony. Bring your family and enjoy the holiday spirit through sacred and secular music of the season, topped off by an audience sing-along at the conclusion of this festive program.
Guest Concert: U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants
February 16, 2018 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall The Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the U.S. Air Force, is one of the world’s most versatile and traveled choral organizations. Originally formed in 1945 from the ranks of the U.S. Army Air Forces Band, the chorus has a long heritage of excellence. It is comprised of 18 professional airmen vocalists, recruited from the finest colleges, universities, and music conservatories to serve as active duty musicians in the U.S. Air Force.
Guest Recital: Ashraf Sewailam, Baritone March 18, 2018 3:00 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
This event is made possible thanks to a generous gift from the Boustead Family Foundation. The New York Times hailed Ashraf Sewailam's début at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall as a "stand out performance" and his stage presence was described by Opera News as "strong, mysterious, and with mesmerizing intensity." His recent engagements include the roles of Mustafa in L'italiana in Algeri with Portland Opera, Alidoro in La Cenerentola with San Diego Opera, and Sparafucile in Rigoletto with New Zealand Opera. A thrilling performer on global opera stages, Ashraf will share his talents with the York community in a recital with pianist Kenneth Osowski.
Faculty Recital: The York Chamber Players – Appalachian Spring March 23, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • DeMeester Recital Hall
The York Chamber Players is a collective of dedicated performing musicians. Most members serve on the faculty at York College, and several teach at the York College Preparatory Community Music School. The centerpiece of the Players' spring program will be Aaron Copland's masterpiece, Appalachian Spring, in its original arrangement for a 13-instrument chamber ensemble.
York College Rock Bands
April 5, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • Waldner Performing Arts Center Here Comes the Sun! Join the York College Rock Bands featuring our Classic Rock cover band and our Beatles tribute band. The performance will feature many of the great hits from the "Fab Four" British invaders who started it all! From the Beatles to Classic Rock, there is something for everyone.
Chamber Voices – Grace Muzzo and Christine Kates, Directors April 6, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • DeMeester Recital Hall
Join us for an informal evening of music-making with York College's smaller vocal ensembles. Faculty-led and student-led groups will present a varied program of primarily a cappella music, ranging from traditional styles to vocal pop. The Chamber Singers, Voca Bella, Rhapsody, and Enharmonix will shine in the lovely acoustics and intimate setting of DeMeester Recital Hall.
York College Wind Symphony
April 8, 2018 • 3:00 p.m. • Waldner Performing Arts Center Comprised of the College's finest student instrumentalists, this group performs repertoire spanning a wide range of styles and historical periods. Marches, British band classics, transcriptions, medleys, and contemporary music are performed every semester. Page 10 • 2017-2018 York College of Pennsylvania Cultural Series
York College Groove Ensemble – Jeff Stabley, Director
April 12, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • DeMeester Recital Hall
The York College Groove Ensemble is a percussion ensemble with a twist. It includes many traditional percussion instruments, as well as guitars, basses, keyboards, digital samplers, electronic drum machines, and turntables. Groove performs traditional music from around the world, including West Africa, South Africa, and Indonesia. A typical concert may feature anything from Zimbabwean dance music to hip-hop.
Spring Choral Concert: Songs of the British Isles – Grace Muzzo, Conductor
April 15, 2018 • 3:00 p.m. • Waldner Performing Arts Center
York College Jazz Ensemble – Jeff Stabley, Director
April 20, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • DeMeester Recital Hall
The York College Jazz Ensemble performs a wide variety of music by the jazz greats, including Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington. Students are featured in both written arrangements and spontaneous improvisations. The Ensemble performs in various jazz idioms, including swing, bebop, and fusion.
Musical Theatre Production: The Addams Family
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa Directed by Erin Lippard April 26, 27, 28, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents. The Addams Family is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, NY, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com
York College Community Orchestra
May 1, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • DeMeester Recital Hall The York College Community Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra. The group includes music majors, non-music majors, and musicians from York and the surrounding area. This program will feature both major symphonic works and lighter classics.
Student Piano Recital: Music by Women Composers
May 3, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • DeMeester Recital Hall For centuries, women were discouraged from entering the male-dominated field of composition. During the 19th century, several remarkable women, including Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Clara Wieck Schumann, and Amy Beach, overcame this uphill battle to make significant contributions to the music world. The 20th and 21st centuries have proven to be more hospitable toward women composers, but their music is still woefully underrepresented in concert and recital programs. Students from the York College Division of Music and the York College Preparatory Community Music School will present a recital of music by women composers. 2017-2018 York College of Pennsylvania Cultural Series • Page11
American music and folk traditions owe a great deal to the music of the British Isles. The York College Chorale and Chamber Singers will explore the rich and beautiful melodic traditions of Great Britain and Ireland, performing settings by composers from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. This program is in anticipation of the first international trip by York College singers to Ireland, planned for June of 2018.
HUMANITIES LECTURE SERIES
Sci-Fi and Social Justice
"The thing about science fiction is that it's totally wide open. But it's wide open in a conditional way." – Octavia Butler, science fiction author
Utopias . . . dystopias . . . robot rights . . . virtual life and death . . . these are just some of the topics explored by scholars who work at the intersection of Sci-Fi and social justice. The 2017-2018 Humanities Lecture Series will feature public talks by national scholars as well as panel discussions with York College faculty on the role science fiction plays in helping us to think about pressing social issues. All lectures and panels are free and open to the public. Go to ycp.edu/culturalseries to learn more.
Panel I: Connecting Sci-Fi and Social Justice September 14, 2017 • 3:30-5:00 p.m. • Humanities 218 Panelists will discuss the history and culture of Sci-Fi as it relates to Afro-futurism, questions of post-colonialism and justice, disability studies, and virtual crime.
Erec Smith, Ph.D., Professional Writing Victor Taylor, Ph.D., English and Humanities Amanda Stuckey, Ph.D., Literary and Textual Studies Suzanne Delle, MFA, Theatre
Panel II: Sci-Fi, Identity, and Social Justice April 19, 2018 • 3:30-5:00 p.m. • Humanities 218 Panelists will discuss the figure of the artificial human in film, television, and literature to explore the questions of identity and social justice as represented in science fiction. Films, T.V. shows, and literature will include: Metropolis (1927), Ex Machina (2014), Battlestar Galactica (2004), Westworld (2016) and The Windup Girl (2010). Each panelist will approach these texts and themes using their own disciplinary lens.
Ian Olney, Ph.D., Film Studies Dennis Weiss, Ph.D., Philosophy Gabe Cutrufello, Ph.D., Professional Writing
Tom Foster, Ph.D. English Department University of Washington Cyberculture and Social Justice November 8, 2017 7:00 p.m. Weinstock Lecture Hall Willman Business Center
Tom Foster writes on issues relating to cyberculture, ethnicity, and posthumanism. He will be discussing the importance of these issues to contemporary science fiction and technological embodiment.
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Walidah Imarisha, MFA Stanford University Octavia’s Brood and Social Justice Philosophy
March 9, 2018 7:00 p.m. Humanities 218 Walidah Imarisha is an historian, reporter, writer, public intellectual, and spoken-word artist. She will be discussing her edited volume entitled Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movement (AK Press), which is a collection of essays on the work of the legendary science fiction author Octavia Butler.
March 22, 2018 7:00 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall Writer-in-Residence Jay Heinrichs, author of The New York Times bestseller Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion, will present a talk on the state of civic discourse in today's polarized political climate. Of critical importance is trust, which as Heinrichs will contend, can be regained using the restorative powers of rhetoric. After 25 years as a journalist and publishing executive, Heinrichs has dedicated himself to studying persuasion by researching ancient and modern rhetoric. Heinrichs will sign copies of his book, which will be on sale at the event, after his talk.
Esperanza Roncero, Ph.D., Professor of Spanish, Nazareth College, NY The Point of Intersection
April 12, 2018 7:00 p.m. Humanities 218 Esperanza Roncero lives out her passion for social justice in her teaching, research, and community service. She authored a successful U.S. Department of Education grant allowing Nazareth College students to travel to Peru to work with children with disabilities and to learn how indigenous communities create a more sustainable, humane future for their children. This talk explores indigenous worlds of Latin America as offering a glimpse to the western world of what a better future could be . . . one where science is at the service of the soul of humanity.
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HUMANITIES LECTURE SERIES
Jay Heinrichs: Writer-in-Residence
The annual Humanities Film Series at York College is an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the English & Humanities Department and the Office of the Provost. Its aim is to promote the humanities on campus and in the surrounding community by fostering a serious and ongoing discussion about cinema. Six events are scheduled throughout the academic year that are free and open to the entire college and the surrounding community. At each of these events, a guest speaker screens a film or delivers a lecture on cinema, and then leads a discussion. We hope you’ll join us at the movies! Go to ycp.edu/culturalseries for up-to-date information. For additional information about film showings at York College call 717-815-1349.
L.A. 2017, with TV Critic David Bianculli September 14, 2017 • 7:00 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center
An episode of the classic NBC television series The Name of the Game directed by Steven Spielberg at the beginning of his career, L.A. 2017 (1971) is about a publisher who is transported to a futuristic Los Angeles where people suffer under fascist rule and live underground to escape widespread pollution. David Bianculli, longtime TV critic for the NPR show Fresh Air and author of The Platinum Age of Television, will present the show, discussing its chilling glimpse of a dystopian future whose year has now arrived and how it hints at the science-fiction filmmaker Spielberg would become.
2001: A Space Odyssey, with Oliver Gaycken, Ph.D.
October 26, 2017 • 7:00 p.m. • Humanities 218 With 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), director Stanley Kubrick sought to create a story about the fate of homo technicus in the space age. In his presentation of the film, Oliver Gaycken, Professor of Film Studies at the University of Maryland and the author of Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science, will focus on its vaunted scientific rigor. Kubrick's attention to detail and his employment of scientists and designers make the film’s verisimilitude one of the best examples of what is coming to be called "design fiction." A Q&A will follow the screening.
Scoring Film and TV with composer Al Sgro November 16, 2017 7:00 p.m. • Humanities 218
When we watch a movie or TV show, what we hear can be as important to our experience as what we see. Just ask Al Sgro, a York native and film and TV composer, who has helped to score recent shows like ABC's Cougar Town and CBS's Rush Hour, as well as past favorites like Lost, One Tree Hill, and Ghost Whisperer. In a special presentation, Sgro will walk the audience through his work as a composer, exploring modern music scoring for TV and film, its imprint on the collective unconscious, and what can be done to keep it vital. Page 14 • 2017-2018 York College of Pennsylvania Cultural Series
13th with Erec Smith, Ph.D.
February 15, 2018 • 7:00 p.m. Humanities 218 The title of Ava DuVernay's searing documentary 13th (2016) refers to the Thirteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits slavery – except as the punishment for a criminal offense. DuVernay examines how the prison industrial complex has profited from this loophole by creating a system of modern-day slavery through the mass incarceration of people of color. In his presentation of the film, Erec Smith, York College Professor of Composition and Rhetoric, will discuss the rhetoric of criminalization and how it works in favor of the prison industrial complex. A Q&A will follow the screening.
Paterson with Jack Ryan, Ph.D.
March 22, 2018 • 7:00 p.m. Humanities 218 The American independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has often been described as a poet of the screen. His most recent movie, Paterson (2016), takes poetry as its subject. It quietly observes the daily routine of a bus driver in Paterson, NJ, who writes poetry in his spare time. Jack Ryan, Vice Provost and Dean of Arts and Humanities at Gettysburg College and the author of John Sayles: Filmmaker, will introduce the movie, discussing how poetry has always informed Jarmusch’s cinema and how it elevates daily life in his most recent film. A Q&A will follow the screening.
April 19, 2018 • 7:00 p.m. Humanities 218 This special presentation by Elsie Walker, Professor of Cinema Studies at Salisbury University and the author of Understanding Sound Tracks through Film Theory, will focus on a variety of films that stress the power of sound to awaken our imaginations and hearts. Walker will explore film sound in an interactive way with the audience, screening a variety of clips from the independent, post-colonial film Code Unknown (2000) and the feminist science fiction blockbuster Gravity (2013), in addition to other movies like Ten Canoes (2006) and The Piano (1993). A Q&A will follow her presentation.
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Hearing Film Soundtracks: Humanity, Violence, and Hope with Elsie Walker, Ph.D.
SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Since its beginning, Sustainability and Environmental Studies has provided a venue for discussions tied to our program. From speakers to films we go beyond the classroom and bring together the campus and larger York community in dialogue and ongoing discovery. This year, rather than focus on one theme, we bring you a sampling of topics. From the impact of fossil-fuel dependency on the U.S. armed forces, to considerations of climate change on Pacific islands, from battles over bottled water to discussion of fire, and from seed to systems, we encourage you to join us as we learn together. Go to ycp.edu/culturalseries for up-to-date information.
The Burden Film Viewing and Discussion September 12, 2017 7:00 p.m., Weinstock Lecture Hall Willman Business Center Co-sponsored by Citizens' Climate Lobby
The Burden is the first documentary of its kind to tell the story of our dependence on fossil fuels as the greatest long-term national security threat confronting the U.S., and how the military is leading our transition away from oil. The troops are crying out, in the words of Gen. James Mattis, "to unleash us from the tether of fuel." But is Congress listening?
Climate Change and Atoll Countries in the South Pacific with David Fyfe, Ph.D.
October 18, 2017 • 7:00 p.m. • Weinstock Lecture Hall • Willman Business Center Atoll countries in the South Pacific will be among the first to experience significant risk from climate-induced sea level rise. Two of these countries, Kiribati and Tuvalu, are listed among the five most vulnerable because of their low elevation. Professor David Fyfe has recently returned from a sabbatical and will share his insights about the impacts of climate change and the plans that these island states have for the future. Kiribati and Tuvalu both have struggling economies that rely heavily on foreign aid. Their future status as UN member states could be impacted if their islands become uninhabitable in the next few decades.
What is an Appropriate Academic Business Model to Drive Commercialization of Sustainable Technology? with Robin D. Rogers, Ph.D., Dept. of Chemistry, McGill University October 25, 2017 Reception: 6:30 p.m. • Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall Lecture: 7:00 p.m. • DeMeester Recital Hall
Green Chemistry supports innovative and evolutionary research and development efforts focused toward developing and sustaining future industrial processes and products based on positive environmental and economic advances. This presentation explores the vision of global sustainability and research and development efforts at McGill University as part of the new Canada Excellence Research Chair in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals. This "Innovation" platform has produced entrepreneurial graduates with firsthand understanding of business ownership and risk. Skill sets gained through the process are highly valued for employability, particularly the broader, more global orientation to student vision. Page 16 • 2017-2018 York College of Pennsylvania Cultural Series
Divide in Concord
Film Viewing and Discussion November 15, 2017 • 7:00 p.m. Weinstock Lecture Hall • Willman Business Center Co-sponsored by Schmidt Library The year was 1775 in Concord, MA, when colonists fired the infamous "shot heard round the world" that began the American Revolution. One hundred years later, the work of local resident Henry David Thoreau began the environmental movement. And now, the spirit of revolution has returned to town. A local, 84-year-old woman is waging another seemingly unwinnable battle. For three years Jean Hill has been trying to rid the town of single-serve plastic bottles of water. Complete with strong opposition from local merchants and the bottled water industry, Jean is once again leading the controversial crusade.
Climate Change, Sustainability, and Wildland Fire with Tatiana Loboda, Ph.D.
March 28, 2018 • 7:00 p.m. Weinstock Lecture Hall • Willman Business Center
SEED: The Untold Story Film Viewing and Discussion April 19, 2018 • 7:00 p.m. Weinstock Lecture Hall Willman Business Center Co-sponsored by Schmidt Library
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. They have been worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. 2017-2018 York College of Pennsylvania Cultural Series • Page 17
SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Climate change is a planetary-level phenomenon, affecting every aspect of Earth. As complex systems, natural ecosystems have some resilience to the gradual pressure imposed by the changing climate. Wildland fire, a crucial component of ecosystem health, can serve as a catalyst of change under climate-imposed pressures leading to rapid, drastic, and irreversible modifications affecting a wide spectrum of ecosystem services, resource management, public health, and cultural identity. An important consideration is the timescale on which fire-induced changes modify the ecosystems. Tatiana Loboda will explore linkages between climate change, wildfire, ecological, and cultural sustainability with a particular focus on boreal and arctic regions of North America.
If "the play's the thing," this season professional directors and designers will join York College students in an exploration of our craft. From a new spin on Shakespeare's most popular comedy, to a dreamer who creates her own path, to a haunted man who enlists the skills of an actor to soothe his troubled soul, to an insider look at one of theatre history’s most important Shakespearean actors, our season offers a rare view into the joys and challenges that actors face. We also continue our tradition of offering a family-friendly holiday matinee. This year's show is a new version of Alice in Wonderland created by our students for your little dreamers. Go to ycp.edu/culturalseries for more information. For additional information or help reserving tickets, contact us at 717-600-3868 or email@example.com. A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare Directed by Suzanne Delle, MFA October 26 - 27, 2017 • 7:30 p.m. October 28, 2017 • 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center Faculty-Directed Join the fairies and dream away the time in this classic Shakespearean comedy about runaway lovers, amateur actors, and the spirits that come out of hiding at night. York College will present a 90-minute, high-octane version of this beloved play that celebrates the hilarity and foolishness of romantic love.
Speech & Debate
by Stephen Karam Directed by Mitchell Nease ‘17 November 9 - 10, 2017 • 7:30 p.m. November 11, 2017 • 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Perko Black Box Theatre Student-Directed When a scandal threatens to erupt in a small Oregon town, three misfit teens band together to investigate the allegations and, in the process, form a speech and debate club in their high school. This dark comedy is a genuinely hilarious and emotional story of the drama found in both real life and on the stage as the characters explore sexuality, identity, and personal power. "Karam comes through as a writer whose voice is clear, laugh-out-loud funny and uncannily tuned to the way teens talk." – NY Daily News
What do you think about these performances and events? Is there an artist, musician, speaker, film, or production you would like to see or hear? If so, please email Gail Huganir at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Directing Class One-Acts
Various Plays Directed by York College Students November 30 - December 2, 2017 7:30 p.m. Perko Black Box Theatre Join student directors and actors as they explore the art of directing. Multiple short plays will be presented as an end-of-semester showcase. Support the artists of the future and see their work today.
Alice in Wonderland
Adapted and Directed by Suzanne Delle, MFA, and Students from the THE380 class December 7 - 9, 2017 • 10:00 a.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center Faculty-Directed Don't be late for this very important date with us for this year’s holiday matinee offering. Fall down the rabbit hole and join the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the Red Queen as they lead Alice on an incredible journey in this 45-minute, family-friendly version of Lewis Carroll's famous story that questions what reality is and what path we should take on our way to adulthood.
by Lolita Chakrabarti Directed by Danielle Drakes, MFA March 22 - 23, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. March 24, 2018 • 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center Professionally-Directed In 1833, famous Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean collapses on stage during a production of Othello. When a young, black actor, Ira Aldridge, is hired to take over, becoming the first African-American actor to play the famous role, audiences, critics, and his co-stars have to re-examine their ideas of what acting is and who should have the opportunity to perform certain roles. "Frankly thrilling. [Red Velvet] burns the place down." – Time Out New York by Stephen Mallatratt Directed by Suzanne Delle, MFA April 12 - 13, 2018, 7:30 p.m. April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Perko Black Box Theatre Faculty-Directed Susan Hill's acclaimed Gothic horror novel comes alive in this chilling adaptation. When a lawyer believes that he’s been cursed by a ghost, he hires an actor to help him retell the story by delving into his darkest memories. This two-person play brings the audience along into the hair-raising world of English marshes and the spirits that haunt them. "A real theatrical spine-chiller…A truly nerveshredding experience." –The Daily Mail 2017-2018 York College of Pennsylvania Cultural Series • Page 19
The Woman in Black
Thanks to generous sponsors, York College will host a variety of outstanding lectures and bring noteworthy speakers such as Piper Kerman and R. David Edelman on campus to address timely and relevant topics. Additionally, Emily Dickinson fans will want to see the award-winning play, The Belle of Amherst. Don't miss the opportunity to attend these free events as they are sure to generate plenty of discussion. Visit ycp.edu/culturalseries for up-to-date information about these events.
An Evening with Piper Kerman
Author of Orange is the New Black September 26, 2017 • 7:00 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center Tickets required. Information available at www.ycp.edu/leadership Made possible by 2017 Vizzi Family Lectureship in Leadership Excellence Piper Kerman's best-selling memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison chronicles what the author calls her "crucible experience" – the 13 months she spent in the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, CT. A brief dalliance with drug trafficking while she was in her early twenties sent Kerman to prison 10 years later on money-laundering charges. In her compelling, moving, and often hilarious remarks, Kerman recounts her prison life in great detail, while sharing the personal leadership lessons that helped her persevere, work hard, and overcome challenges.
Third Annual Perspectives on Peace Lecture: Chris Dacre
November 9, 2017 • 5:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall Sponsored by York College Galleries The Perspectives on Peace Lecture Series takes place on or near Veterans Day and hosts a speaker who will discuss violent conflict, war, global issues, and waging peace. This year's speaker is San Francisco-based artist and U.S. Army veteran Chris Dacre. Dacre uses humor and a critical eye to address the complexities of war, and he creates platforms where discussions of conflict and surveillance can take place. He will also be an artist-in-residence at Marketview Arts, where he will create a site-specific installation, Man Up, exploring American notions of masculinity and patriotism and how they intersect with the military-industrial complex.
Marcia Grant, Ph.D.
Provost, The American University of Paris
Education in a Global Context
November 13, 2017 • 7:00 p.m., Weinstock Lecture Hall • Willman Business Center Visiting International Scholar: Woodrow Wilson/The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Sponsored Program Marcia Grant's Woodrow Wilson/CIC visiting scholar lecture will focus on the cultural and economic opportunities and challenges in 21st century education in a global context. She will discuss her senior administrative experiences in advising, creating, and leading educational institutions in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America. Her lecture is part of a week-long Woodrow Wilson/CIC-sponsored visiting scholars program.
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R. David Edelman, Ph.D.,
Presidential Technology Advisor
Machines that Discriminate: Fairness and Social Justice in the Era of Big Data
November 13, 2017 • 7:15 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center Eichelberger Lecture Chloé Eichelberger Business Education Series Technology advisor to the President during the Obama Administration, R. David Edelman has been one of the government’s foremost voices on how technology is changing our economy, national security, and daily lives. An expert on some of the most pressing challenges facing the world today – from cybersecurity and privacy threats to artificial intelligence (A.I.) and automation – his insights have helped shape national and international policy at the highest levels. He is, perhaps, the only policymaker to have held separate appointments to three White House policy councils: The National Security Council (NSC), the National Economic Council (NEC), and the Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP).
Chandra Manning, Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor of History, Georgetown University
Lincoln Refugees from Slavery, and the Difficult Birth of Freedom
Reception: November 14, 2017 • 6:30 p.m. Lecture: November 14, 2017 • 7:00 p.m. Weinstock Lecture Hall • Willman Business Center Book Signing After Lecture Langston Lincoln Lecture Contraband camps were impromptu refugee camps where men, women, and children fled slavery to take refuge with the Union Army during the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln passed one on his commute to the White House from his family’s summer cottage. In these camps, refugees from slavery aided the Union war effort and struggled to bring about a "new birth of freedom," for themselves, and for the United States. Manning has written two influential books on the Civil War: Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War (2016) and What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War (2008).
The Belle of Amherst
by William Luce Featuring Jennifer Burke, MFA February 9, 2018, • 7:30 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall
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"If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain." You are invited into the world of Emily Dickinson as she struggles to find her unique voice and to be taken seriously as a poet. This one-woman play uses her poems, diaries, and letters to give us a glimpse into the complex life of one of the most prolific poets of our time. Actress Jennifer Burke, Associate Professor of Voice and Speech at the University of Miami, brings her production of this award-winning play to campus for one night only.
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3. Waldner Performing Arts Center and Perko Black Box Theatre
4. The Humanities Center
Visitor Parking Country Club Road
Main Campus Map (above) Marketview Arts / Downtown York (below)
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2017-2018 Cultural Series Calendar
Cora Miller and Brossman Galleries Main Campus
Amy Boone-McCreesh Taste and Privilege November 8 - December 20, 2017 York College Galleries
Kate Kretz, Common Denominator January 24 - March 24, 2018 Cora Miller Gallery
Chaz Maviyane-Davies Creative Defiance January 24 - March 24, 2018 Brossman Gallery
Graphic Design Senior Exhibition April 13 - 21, 2018 York College Galleries Fine Art Senior Exhibition April 27 - May 5, 2018 York College Galleries
Matthew Apol '07: 6th Annual Appell Fellowship Exhibition June 7 - July 7, 2018 Cora Miller Gallery.
Typorama 8.0 June 7 - July 7, 2018 Brossman Gallery
Marketview Arts Downtown York
York Community Art Scholars Exhibition (YCASE 2.0) November 2 - 11, 2017
Fall Senior Exhibition November 30 - December 20, 2017 Coni Wolf Gallery
Chris Dacre: Man Up! December 1, 2017 January 20, 2018
Visionaries: The Work of Thornton Dial and Purvis Young February 2 - March 3, 2018
Annual Juried Student Exhibition March 23 - April 21, 2018 Generations May 4 - 25, 2018
War of the Roses June 1 - 26, 2018
Erin Fostel: New Drawings July 6 - August 18, 2018
Port Ellis September 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
Simple Gifts - Crossing Borders September 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall PRISM Concert A Division of Music Showcase October 7, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center
Music Industry Panel Discussion October 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m., Weinstock Lecture Hall Alicia Kosack, Flute York College Faculty October 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
York College Rock Bands October 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center
The Music of Judah Adashi November 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall
Tempus Fugit: Reflections on the Passing of Time Fall Choral Concert November 12, 2017, 3:00 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
Neue Liebesliederwalzer The York Chamber Players November 17, 2017, 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
York College Wind Symphony November 19, 2017, 3:00 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center
York College Groove Ensemble November 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall Nittany Trombone Quartet December 3, 2017, 3:00 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
Henry Diltz, Folk Musician/ Rock & Roll Photographer December 7, 2017, 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
York College Jazz Ensemble December 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
Holiday Festival Concert December 10, 2017, 3:00 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center
Preludes and Fugues Student Piano Recital December 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
York College Community Orchestra December 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall Odin Rathnam, Violin February 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants February 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
Ashraf Sewailam, Baritone March 18, 2018, 3:00 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
Appalachian Spring The York Chamber Players March 23, 2018, 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
York College Rock Bands April 5, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center Chamber Voices April 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
York College Wind Symphony April 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center
York College Groove Ensemble April 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
Songs of the British Isles Spring Choral Concert April 15, 2018, 3:00 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center York College Jazz Ensemble April 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
Musical Theatre Production: The Addams Family April 26, 27, 28, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center
York College Community Orchestra May 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
Music by Women Composers Student Piano Recital May 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
Panel I: Connecting Sci-Fi and Social Justice September 14, 2017, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Humanities 218
Panel II: Sci-Fi, Identity, and Social Justice April 19, 2018, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Humanities 218
Tom Foster, Ph.D. Cyber Culture and Social Justice November 8, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Weinstock Lecture Hall
Walidah Imarisha, MFA Octavia's Brood and Social Justice Philosophy March 9, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Humanities 218
Jay Heinrichs Writer-in-Residence March 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
Esperanza Roncero, Ph.D. The Point of Intersection April 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Humanities 218
L.A. 2017 with TV Critic David Bianculli September 14, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center
2001: A Space Odyssey with Oliver Gaycken, Ph.D. October 26, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Humanities 218
Scoring Film and TV with Composer Al Sgro November 16, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Humanities 218
13th with Erec Smith, Ph.D. February 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Humanities 218
Paterson with Jack Ryan, Ph.D. March 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Humanities 218
Hearing Film Soundtracks: Humanity, Violence, and Hope with Elsie Walker, Ph.D. April 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Humanities 218
SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
The Burden Film Viewing and Discussion September 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Weinstock Lecture Hall
Climate Change and Atoll Countries in the South Pacific Speaker: David Fyfe, Ph.D. October 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Weinstock Lecture Hall
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What is an Appropriate Academic Business Model to Drive Commercialization of Sustainable Technology? Speaker: Robin D. Rogers, Ph.D. October 25, 2017, 7:00 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
Divide in Concord Film Viewing and Discussion November 15, 2017, 7:00 p.m., Weinstock Lecture Hall
Climate Change, Sustainability, and Wildland Fire Tatiana Loboda, Ph.D. March 28, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Weinstock Lecture Hall
Seed: The Untold Story Film Viewing and Discussion April 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Weinstock Lecture Hall
A Midsummer Night's Dream October 26-27, 2017, 7:30 p.m. October 28, 2017, 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Waldner Performing Arts Center
Speech & Debate November 9 -10, 2017, 7:30 p.m. November 11, 2017, 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Perko Black Box Theatre
Directing Class One-Acts Various Plays Directed by York College Students November 30 - December 2, 2017 7:30 p.m., Perko Black Box Theatre
Alice in Wonderland December 7 - 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center
Red Velvet March 22-23, 2018, 7:30 p.m. March 24, 2018, 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center
The Woman in Black April 12-13, 2018, 7:30 p.m. April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Perko Black Box Theatre
An Evening with Piper Kerman, Author of Orange is the New Black September 26, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center
Third Annual Perspectives on Peace Lecture: Chris Dacre November 9, 2017, 5:30 p.m. DeMeester Recital Hall
Marcia Grant, Ph.D. Education in a Global Context November 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Weinstock Lecture Hall
R. David Edelman, Ph.D., Presidential Technology Advisor Machines that Discriminate: Fairness and Social Justice in the Era of Big Data November 13, 2017, 7:15 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center
Chandra Manning, Ph.D., Lincoln Refugees from Slavery, and the Difficult Birth of Freedom November 14, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Weinstock Lecture Hall
The Belle of Amherst February 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall
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