A long, long time ago... all of our ancestors lived, learned, and grew together through the stories they shared generation after generation.Please join us Thursday, April 13th at 8pm in Peterson-Kermani Hall as SoundSandBox celebrates our common heritage, with music and movement featuring the sounds and stories of native North America, Korea, Australia, Haiti, and west Africa. We invite you, your friends and family, to come, reconnect to your imagination, your childlike wonder, and enjoy the ride. Free admission. Open to the public.
Griffiths Arts Center
José Santelices Ormazábal ’17 offers his senior recital, accompanied by Barbara Phillips-Farley.
Dichterliebe, Robert Schumann
Rosa del ciel from Orfeo, Claudio Monteverdi
Après un rêve, Gabriel Fauré
Ann street and Two little flowers, Charles Ives
De’ miei bollenti spiriti from La Traviata, Giuseppe Verdi
Los vareadores from Luisa Fernanda, Federico Moreno Torroba
Free admission. Open to the public.
Everyman is successful, popular, and riding high when Death comes calling. Forced to abandon the life he has built, he embarks on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defense. But Death is close behind, and time is running out. One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives.
Directed by Angela Sweigart-Gallagher.
Meg Chandler ’17 leads a discussion in conjunction with the exhibition Post-911 to Occupy Wall Street to Present Day: A Street Art Installation by Med Chandler '17.
Free admission. Open to the public.
This event was originally scheduled for March 14.
Sonali Skandan is a skilled performer of bharatanatyam, one of the classical dance traditions of India. Bharatanatyam embodies music, dance, drama, poetry and mythology to create a highly stylized artistic experience. She will be accompanied by a small troupe of musicians.
For more information about Sonali Skandan and bharatanatyam, see her website. If you click on the “gallery” tab you will see many beautiful photos, and if you hover your mouse over the pictures you will discover that some of them are videos.
Mirari Brass is Alex Noppe and Matthew Vangjel (trumpets), Jessie Thoman (horn), Sarah Paradis (trombone), and Stephanie Frye (tuba); friends and colleagues who perform an eclectic repertoire spanning many centuries and genres.
David Gaither is an emerging, self-taught artist from Atlanta, Georgia, whose paintings are bursting with multicolored, non-objective shapes that create an optical tapestry. Figurative forms occasionally occupy these half-real, half-fantasy worlds of the artist’s own meticulous creation. A wide range of iconographic allusions, both recognizable and nonspecific, are depicted in vibrant colors and geometric forms. Large-scale, immersive triptychs and tondos are expansive and elaborate, challenging the distinction between ordinary pictorial space and that depicted in the abstract work.
Les Canards Chantants will perform Dowland's Table. Dowland’s Table invites audiences to experience this music as it would have been enjoyed in Dowland’s time: seated around the table alongside the musicians of Les Canards Chantants, with the intimacy and spontaneity of a gathering of friends making music for pleasure. In this context, the music comes alive and the beauty and charm of the words arises naturally out of the atmosphere in the room.
Les Canards Chantants is an American solo-voice ensemble performing renaissance polyphony, and known for their ‘elegant vocalism’ (Philadelphia Inquirer), ‘brilliant and moving programming’ (Early Music America) and ‘liveliness and theatricality’ (Boston Musical Intelligencer).
Please join the Department of Art and Art history in welcoming visiting artist Amanda Chestnut, who will present "Good Hair: Identity and the Archive in Art" on Monday, November 14, from 4:30-5:30 pm in Griffiths 123.