2008-2009 Calendar of Events

Year-at-a-Glance 2010-2011
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2008-2009 Year-at-a-Glance

September

September 1-3

Student Exhibition: Selections for the SUNY Student Exhibition in Albany
Mon-Fri 9 AM-5 PM, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, School of Art+Design Bldg.
Free
The School of Art + Design presents a diverse collection of recent undergraduate student work in all media. It represents the accomplishments of students in all visual arts degree programs at Purchase College. The exhibition provides a window into the range of offerings at the College and the directions in which painting, sculpture, photography, time-based media, and graphic design are moving. After the exhibition closes the work will be submitted for consideration in the SUNY Student Art Exhibition held in Albany each semester and the Best of Show in the New York State Museum and the Governor's Mansion. Phone 914-251-6750 or e-mail art+design@purchase.edu.

September 8, 15, and 22

8th Annual Jewish Studies Film Festival
7:30 PM, Humanities Theatre, Durst Family Humanities Bldg.. $8
The Purchase College 8th Annual Jewish Studies Film Festival, co-sponsored by Hillels of Westchester, brings to campus films of Jewish interest from Israel and around the world. Films will be screened on September 8, 15 & 22 in the Humanities Theatre of the Durst Family Humanities Building. The film series is open to the public. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call 914-251-6516.

September 8

Noon Music
Sept. 8 at 12 PM, Recital Hall, Music Building, Free
Voice and Opera Students Perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

September 10

Visiting Artist Lecture: Melanie Baker--Drawings
6:30 PM, Room 1016, Visual Arts Bldg., School of Art+Design , Free
Melanie Baker creates charcoal and pastel drawings of overwhelming scale that investigate symbols and the nature of imagery used as propaganda. In the past, her drawings have focused on American government officials and cropped portraits of the president and his cabinet. Most recently she has focused on historical images from other empires such as the Roman eagle, weapons and other paraphernalia. Baker received her BFA from Pratt Institute in 1977 and her MFA from Stony Brook University in 2001. Baker is a New York Foundation of the Arts fellow and was the 2003 NYFA Prize recipient, and has exhibited her work at numerous venues in New York City. For information call 914-251-6750.

September 17

Visiting Artist Lecture: Pablo Helguera, Interdisciplinary Artist and Writer
6:30 PM, Room 1016, Visual Arts Bldg., School of Art+Design Bldg., Free
Pablo Helguera is a visual artist and writer. His work in both areas deals with analyzing the context in which art is presented and transmitted to audiences. His visual art ranges from experimental symposiums, phonograph recordings, exhibition audio-guides, publications or nomadic museums. In his recent project, The School of Panamerican Unrest, Helguera drove in a van with a portable school house to dozens of cities across the Americas, from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Setting up his school house in each city, Helguera held collective discussions with local art communities around issues of globalization. His works and performances have been presented in major institutions and biennials in the United States and abroad. For information call 914-251-6750.

September 22-October 24

David Schwarz Project 9: Tom Burckhardt
9-5 PM, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, School of Art+Design, Visual Arts Bldg.
Reception: 5-7 PM, October 17
Presents the recent work of Purchase Alumnus Tom Burchhardt '86 who invites viewers to enter a world, referred to by Alexi Worth as "Burckhardtistan", made up of juxtaposed commonplace objects, precariously balanced, sometimes covered with meticulous patterns that comment humorously on consumerism and contemporary culture. He is represented by Tibor De Nagy Gallery and Caren Golden Fine Art. A recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, A New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Grant and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Studio Grant.

Burckhardt will give an artist talk on November 12 in room 1016 in the School of Art+Design Building. For more information, call 914-251-6750.

September 22

Noon Music
12 PM, Recital Hall Music Bldg., Free
Voice and opera students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

September  23

Artist-In-Residence Lecture: Wendy Maruyama, Woodworker
4:30 PM, Room 1016 Art+Design Bldg., Free
Trained as a traditional woodworker, Wendy Maruyama's work deviates from the norm in the field of studio furniture. She uses unexpected materials and imagery inspired by visits to France, England, Japan, Korea, and China. Ms. Maruyama is the Fall 2008 Artist-In-Residence in the School of Art+ Design. In addition to her talk, she will exhibit in the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery from January 12-February 6, 2009. Her closing reception will be on Thursday, January 29, 5-7 PM. Save the date. For information call 914-251-6750.

September 24

Visiting Artist Lecture: Sue Coe, Illustrator, Journalist, Artist
6:30 PM, Room 1016, School of Art+Design Bldg., Free
Sue Coe is a "graphic witness" to realities often overlooked or avoided. In using images in preference to words, she has explored factory farming, meat packing, apartheid, sweat shops, prisons, AIDS, and most recently, war. As an illustrator for such publications as the New York Times and Time Magazine, Coe engages her audience in a visual discourse on subjects that may not receive thorough coverage in news media. For more information, call 914-251- 6750.

October

Saturday, October 4

Savion Glover, Tap Dance Innovator
8 PM, The Performing Arts Center.  Box Office: 914-251-6200.

Family First Saturday
1 PM, Neuberger Museum. Free. 914-251-6100.

Sunday, October 5


The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
3 PM, The Performing Arts Center. Box Office: 914-251-6200.

Gallery Talk: Faces & Figures in 20th Century Art. 
2 PM, Neuberger Museum. Free with admission. 914-251-6100.

Monday, October 6

Noon Music – Voice and Opera Students Perform
12 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg.  Free. Call 914-251-6700.

Wednesday, October 8

Visiting Artist Lecture: Beth Campbell, Interdisciplinary Artist
 6:30 PM, Room 1016, Art+Design Bldg. Free. Call 914-251-6753.
Her work investigates the banal and everyday made strange and unfamiliar through personal exploration. Her work is represented in collections such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. 

Friday, October 10

Purchase Symphony Orchestra
8 PM, Purchase College Performing Arts Center (“Environment is Everything” at 7:30 PM). Tickets $20. Box Office: 914-251-6200.
The Purchase Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Paul Lustig Dunkel, presents a concert featuring the music of Britten, Rachmaninoff, and Beethoven.  A pre-concert performance of Crumb’s “Idyll for the Misbegotten for Amplified Flute and Three Percussionists” will be presented at 7:30 as part of the College’s campus-wide theme “Environment is Everything.”  The evening’s program includes Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes,” Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 2” featuring Sehee Chae, co-winner of the 2008 Concerto Competition, and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 6.”

Saturday, October 11

Hamlet – Shakespeare & Company
8 PM, The Performing Arts Center. Box Office: 914-251-6200.

Saturday, October 12

Gallery Talk: Women in Art
2 PM, Neuberger Museum. Free with admission.  Call 914-251-6100.

October 14-19

The Purchase Repertory Theatre presents The Last Days of Judas Escariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis.
8 PM, Purchase College Performing Arts Center.
Also 2 PM on October 18 and 19 -- no 8 PM show on the 19th,
In a courtroom in Purgatory, the conviction of Jesus’ betrayer is being appealed.  With a witness list including Satan and a Southern hanging judge from the nineteenth century, the author of Jesus Hopped the A Train and Our Lady of 121st Street creates a wild comic fantasia. At issue is not only the fate of Judas’ soul, but the meaning of love and the nature of God Himself. Tickets are $20; $15 for seniors and students. Box Office: 914-251-6200. Tickets also available online at www.artscenter.org.

Tuesday, October 14


Percussion Concert: IKTUS: Percussion Quartet In-Residence
8 PM, Recital Hall Music Bldg. Free. Call 914-251-6700.
A New York ensemble of Purchase graduates who are committed to expanding the boundaries of percussion and are influenced by the vibrant forces of contemporary music and the synthesis of diverse musical traditions from around the globe.  They will perform works by Random Access Music. Composers: B. Allen Schulz, David Fetherolf, Erin Rogers, Jonathan Pieslak, Manly Romero, and Stefan Weisman.

John Howard Lecture on Law and Justice: The Long Road Home: Ex-Inmates Talk About Re-Entering Society
4:30 PM, Room 101, Natural and Social Sciences Bldg. Free. Call 914-251-6631.
School of Natural and Social Sciences lecture. John Medina, Founder/Executive Director, Exodus Transitional Community and Bryce Rudert, HIV/AIDS outreach case worker speak.

Talk Cinema 2
7 PM, The Performing Arts Center.  Box Office: 914-251-6200.
Sneak preview a foreign or independent film.

Wednesday, October 15

Visiting Artist Lecture: Matthew Ronay, Sculptor
6:30 PM, Room 1016, Art+Design Bldg. Free. Call 914-251-6753.
Matthew Ronay creates cartoonish sculptural tableaux composed of toy-like handmade objects.  He entices viewers toward a state of mental play in which many possible meanings seep out of the work.  Ronay’s work was featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and in solo exhibitions around the United States and abroad.

Spotlight on Faculty Lecture: The Immigration Mess
4:30 PM, The Red Room, Student Services Bldg., Free
Political Science professor John Gitliz speaks about the current immigration issues facing the country, offering insight into the complex and highly debated subject. The Spotlight on Faculty lecture series is presented by the Purchase College Affiliates.

Friday, October 17

Purchase Wide Open Festival
Various Campus locations
The third annual Purchase Wide Open Festival is a celebration of the best of Purchase – music, theatre, dramatic readings, performance pieces, and films – as presented by Purchase students.  This event includes the opening of the David Schawrz 9 exhibition in the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, as well as student exhibitions in the School of Art+Design Building (Rooms 1019 A and B). Presented in connection with Family Day, there will be performances in the Humanities Theater, The Performing Arts Center, and the Music Building.  Events are free, except for performances in the Performing Arts Center. 914-251-6753. Through Oct. 18.

Christian McBride Band
8 PM, The Performing Arts Center. Box Office: 914-251-6200.

Saturday, October 18

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra featuring Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet
8 PM, The Performing Arts Center. Box Office: 914-251-6200.

Eye On Art: Who Are These People
Neuberger Museum. $10, or free for members. Reserve at 914-251-6113.
Family event – children’s workshop (ages 8-10).

Monday, October 20

Noon Music – Voice and Opera Students Perform
12 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg.
Free. Call 914-251-6700.

Piano Music of Manuel DeFalla
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg. Free. Call 914-251-6700.
Performed by Conservatory of Music alumnus Jason Cutmore, in celebration of the release of his new CD, Piano Music By Manuel de Falla. Cutmore's CD is out October 1st on Centaur Records -- hear it live tonight.

Tuesday, October 21

2008 Royal & Shirley Durst Lecture: Verlyn Klinkenborg,
7 PM, The Performing Arts Center. Free. For tickets, contact the Box Office at 914-251-6200.
Verlyn Klinkenborg, a member of the New York Times editorial board, will be the guest speaker. Klinkenborg writes on agriculture, environment, and culture and is the author of several books including The Rural Life and Timothy, or Notes of an Abject Reptile. His column, “The Rural Life,” appears regularly on the editorial page of the New York Times.

Wednesday, October 22

Concert: Woodwinds: Works in Progress
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg. Free. Call 914-251-6700.
Performed by Conservatory of Music students.

Visting Artist Lecture: Tom Burkhardt, Painter
6:30 PM, Room 1016, Art+Design Bldg.  Free. Call 914-251-6753.
Tom Burkhardt’s David Schwarz Project 9 exhibition in the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery presents the work of the 1986 BFA alumnus. Burkhardt invites viewers to enter a world made up of surprisingly juxtaposed commonplace objects, precariously balanced, sometimes covered with meticulous patterns that comment humorously on consumerism and contemporary culture.

Drama Studies Production: The Marriage Proposal by Anton Chekhov
8 PM, Humanities Theater, Durst Family Humanities Bldg.  Tickets $5, available at the door. Call 914-251-7854. Also Oct. 23, 24, 25.
Drama Studies senior Alexandra Safran directs her senior project, Anton Chekhov’s The Marriage Proposal. The play is one of Chekhov’s short comedies featuring a cast of three characters.

Art Sandwiched-In: Gallery tour of Hannah Wilke: Gestures Exhibition
12 Noon, Neuberger Museum.  Free with museum admission. Call 914-251-6100.


Screening of Frontline / World Social Entrepreneurs:
Fair Trade Coffee, Flower Trade, Sustainable Building
Design
7:30 pm, Library, Room 0001
Join us for a screening and discussion of Frontline/World Social Entrepreneurs Series segments on fair trade coffee in Mexico and Guatemala; impact of the international flower trade; and sustainable building design in India.
We’ll screen:
• Guatemala/Mexico Coffee Country: Can Fair Trade Save the Farm?
• India: Design Like you Give a Damn: Building Sustainable Communities not Trophy Homes
• Ecuador: Flower Power: Fair Trade Roses for Valentine’s Day

Discussion moderated by Professor George Kraemer. Light refreshments will be served. Event is open to the public. This event is possible due to a grant from Frontline/World and the American Library Association. Sponsored by the Purchase College Library. Campus co-sponsors: the Environmental Studies Program, the Sociology Program, and the Office of Sustainability. For more information, contact Leah Massar at (914) 251-6413 or leah.massar@purchase.edu

Thursday, October 23

Poetry – Writing Workshop and Reading
12:30-2 PM, Neuberger Museum. Free with museum admission. Call 914-251-6100.
Poet Linda Simone leads discussion and tour.

Friday, October 24

Neu Nights Out: Celebrating the opening of the Hannah Wilke: Gestures exhibit.
Neuberger Museum. Admission $20 or free to museum or WFUV members. 914-251-6100. Music and drinks; co-sponsored by WFUV Radio.

Sunday, October 26

Garrick Ohlsson, Piano
3 PM, The Performing Arts Center. Box Office: 914-251-6200.

Tom Chapin & Friends
Noon and 3 PM, The Performing Arts Center. Box Office: 914-251-6200.

Topic Tours: Major North American Paintings
2 PM, Neuberger Museum. Free with museum admission. Call 914-251-6100

Monday, October 27


7 PM, The Performing Arts Center.  Box Office: 914-251-6100

Tuesday, October 28

Chamber Jazz Concert Performed by the Conservatory of Music
6:30 PM, Choral Hall, Music Bldg.  Free. Call 914-251-6700.


Social Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion
6:30 pm, Red Room, Student Services Building
Join us for a discussion with a panel of experts including: Scott Edward Anderson - Founder of the popular blog, the green skeptic: blogging the new green economy.™; Robert Katz - Knowledge & Communications Associate at Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. He is the co-founder and co-Managing Editor of www.NextBillion.net, a web site and blog about enterprise and development; and Rex McKenzie - Assistant Professor of Economics at Purchase College, SUNY. Professor McKenzie has worked in the banking industry and served as a Small Business Consultant at the Self Start Fund in Kingston, Jamaica. H

Refreshments will be served. Event open to the public. For more information, contact Leah Massar at (914) 251-6413 or leah.massar@purchase.edu  This event is possible due to a grant from Frontline/World and the American Library Association. Campus sponsors include the Purchase College Library, the Environmental Studies Program, the Sociology Program, and the Office of Sustainability.

Wednesday, October 29

String Concert Presented by the Conservatory of Music
3:30 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg.  Free. Call 914-251-6700.

Visiting Artist Lecture: Mira Schor, Painter and Writer
6:30 PM, Room 1016, Art+Design Bldg. Free. Call 914-251-6753.
Mira Schor’s work balances political concerns with formalist and material passions. The predominant focus has been representation of language in drawings and paintings. She has exhibited widely in museums and galleries in the United States.

Drama Studies Production: Men Always Leave
8 PM, Humanities Theatre, Durst Family Humanities Building.  Tickets $5 at the door. Call 914-251-7854. Also on Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 1.
Drama Studies senior Naima Y. Ince directs her original play, which is co-directed by Ronald Hendricks.  The play begins with the struggle between Maya and Jermaine in their quest to restore their relationship on the threshold of marriage after being separated for two years.  They each bring hidden baggage to the relationship and struggle with their past experiences going back to childhood.  Will they allow their insecurities to destroy true love, or will they conquer them? With the help of their families, they could never go wrong… or could they?

Friday, October 31

Dynamic Duos Concert: Purchase Faculty Perform
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg. Free. Call 914-251-6700.
Violinist Cal Wiersma partners with violinist Laurie Smuker, cellist Julia Lichten, percussionist Dominic Donato, and an electronic set-up for a concert of duos by Leclair, Ravel, Colgrass, and Davidovsky.

BFA Dance Concert
8 PM, Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Building. Tickets $5 at the door. Call 914-251-6800. Also Nov. 1.
Conservatory of Dance BFA candidates Torrey Cole, Brittany Dreger, and Allison Jones produce and present their Senior Project Dance Concert featuring repertory performance and original choreography.

November

November 3—November 26

All Fired Up! – Contemporary Clay Exhibition
School of Art+Design Bldg. 
The School of Art+Design is participating in the county-wide celebration of ceramic arts. All Fired Up is sponsored by the Westchester Arts Council and includes contemporary work that uses clay in surprising and innovative ways.  Curated by Dara Meyers Kingsley, the exhibition will also include an Artist’s Talk on November 19 by Kathy Butterly, whose curiously whimsical work has been described by critic Ben Genocchio as making “us think and smile, but in ways refreshingly unpretentious.”

November 3

Noon Music -  Voice and Opera Students Perform
12 PM Recital Hall, Music Bldg. Free. Call 914-251-6700

Concert: French Music - Environment is Everything: En Foret
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg.  Free
Concert features French music inspired by the forces of nature. Faculty member Ann Ellsworth, French horn, is joined by SUNY Plattsburgh piano faculty member. Works by Dukas, Bozza, Gounod and others. For more information call, 914-251-6700.

November 5

Symphony Space: Visionary Sounds: Messiaen at 100
8 PM, 95th Street and Broadway, NYC
Ursula Oppens and Jerome Lowenthal, piano, with Purchase faculty members Tara Helen O’Connor, flute, and Margaret Kampmeir, piano, and members of the New Millenium Ensemble. Works include Le Merle Noir, Quartet for the End of Time, Visions de l’Amen.
For tickets and information, call 212-864-5400 or visit www.symphonyspace.org

November 6-8

Drama Studies Production: A Midsummer's Night Dream by William Shakespeare
8 PM, Humanities Theatre, Durst Family Humanities Bldg., $5
Drama Studies seniors Juliann Rusiewicz and Laura Wilton direct the classic William Shakespeare play, A Midsummer's Night Dream. Tickets are $5, available at the door. For more information, call 914-251-6591.

November 10

Faculty Concert: Environment is Everything: Canyons Aux Etoiles: Music by Messiaen, Maxwell Davies, Stockhausen & Harbison
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
Featuring Purchase Conservatory of Music faculty members Graham Ashton, trumpet and Ann Ellsworth, horn with members of Fires-New York: Daisy Joplin, Alex Sopp, flute; Marianne Glythfeldt, clarinet; Eric Huebner, piano. For more information call, 914-251-6700.

November 11

Chamber Jazz Concert 
6:30 PM, Choral Hall, Music Building. Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information call, 914-251-6700.
 
 School of Natural and Social Sciences Lecture: Climate Consequences of Nuclear Conflict
4:30 PM, Room 1001, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Free
Alan Robock, Professor & Director of Meteorology at Rutgers University; Associate Director, Center for Environmental Prediction  For more information, call 914-251-6631

November 11-15

Purchase Repertory Theatre: The Time of Your Life by William Saroyan
Nov. 11-15 at 8 PM and Nov. 15-16 at 2 PM, The Performing Arts Center
$20, $15 seniors and students
The Purchase Repertory Theatre presents William Saroyan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Time of Your Life. The first play to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, this charming comedy features the eccentric patrons of a San Francisco saloon on the eve of World War II. As they each chase happy endings, a mysterious millionaire learns to appreciate the best qualities in the human spirit. A play that takes “infinite delight” in all aspects of life—from the ridiculous to the profound. Tickets are available from the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online at www.artscenter.org.

November 12

Concert Madera Vox
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music faculty member Dave Gluck leads an ensemble consisting of oboe, bassoon, piano, voice and percussion with repertoire including music by Gluck and Bill Douglas and arrangements of Chick Corea, Kurt Weill and Ravel. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

November 13

Concert: Philip Glass Music
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music faculty member, pianist Jon Klibonoff performs music by Philip Glass and others. For more information,  call 914-251-6700.

November 13-15

Drama Studies Production: Women and Wallace by Jonathan Marc Sherman
8 PM, Humanities Theatre, Durst Family Humanities Bldg., $5
Drama Studies senior Kelly Hawkins directs Women and Wallace by Jonathan Marc Sherman.  The play explores 12 years in the life of Wallace Kirkman from ages 6 to 18.  In the play’s second scene, second grader Wallace comes home and discovers his mother’s body, along with a suicide note that reads “Cremate the parasite.” As Wallace grows up, he interacts with various women including his grandmother, classmates, a psychiatrist, crushes and girlfriends. Interspersed with these scenes are pieces of Wallace’s writing performed as monologues directly to the audience. Tickets are $5, available at the door. For more information, call 914-251-7854.

November 14

Purchase Symphony Orchestra
8 PM (“Environment is Everything” at 7:30 PM), The Performing Arts Center, $20
The Purchase Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Paul Lustig Dunkel, presents a concert featuring the music of Stravinsky, Dvorak and Kaminsky. A pre-concert performance at 7:30 of Crumb’s “Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) for electric flute, electric cello and amplified piano” will be presented as part of the College’s campus-wide theme “Environment is Everything.”

The evening’s program includes Stravinsky’s “Symphonies of Wind Instruments,” Dvorak’s “Cello Concerto” featuring Gozde Yasar, co-winner of the 2008 Concerto Competition, and Kaminsky’s “Terra Terribilis: Concerto for Percussion
and Orchestra.” Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online at www.artscenter.org.

November 17

Noon Music - Voice and Opera Students perform
12 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg.,Free
For more information, call 914-251-6700

November 18

Percussion Concert: IKTUS: Percussion Ensemble in-Residence
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free 
A percussion quartet of recent Purchase graduates, Iktus is influenced by the vibrant forces of contemporary music including electroacoustic music and the synthesis of diverse musical traditions from around the globe.  The group performs and commissions new work from emerging artists. Iktus will perform works by Lukas Ligeti, Julia Wolfe and others.
For more information, call 914-251-6700.

November 19

Noon Concert - Brass Chamber Music
12 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information call 914-251-6700.

Junior Composers Concert
6 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

Concert: Purchase Wind Ensemble
8 PM, Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information call 914-251-6700.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Kathy Butterly, Sculptor
6:30 PM, Room 1016, Art+Design Building
Butterly’s curiously engaging ceramic sculptures are intricately constructed and innovative in their contradictions: beautifully crafted and fragile, but with an emotional effect that has been described by Gregory Volk as “a community of exquisite mutants at once seductive and alarming”.  Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the American Craft Museum; the Carnegie Museum; and the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.  For more information, call 914-251-6753.

November 20

Concert: Contemporary and Percussion Ensembles
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6951.

November 20-21

MFA Dance Concert
7 PM, Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Bldg., $5
The School of the Arts, Conservatory of Dance presents a concert of repertory and original choreography in both ballet and modern dance produced by first-year MFA candidates. Tickets are $5, cash or check only, available at the door. For more information, call 914-251-6800.

November 20-22

Drama Studies Production: Life and Death in Jaffna, the Musical!
8 PM, Humanities Theatre, Durst Family Humanities Bldg., $5
Drama Studies senior Audrey Mae DeRocker directs her senior project Life and Death in Jaffna, the Musical! written by fellow student Ed Cress. The play, a series of short sketches, is a silly and farcical exploration themed around the concept of a tour of community-theatre level amateur actors who are currently playing in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. The cast of six players includes both DeRocker and Cress.  Tickets are $5, available at the door.  For more information, call 914-251-7854.

November 24

Noon Concert : African Drumming Ensemble
12 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information call, 914-251-6700.

December

BFA Senior Project Shows
Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm, Free

BFA Senior Project Shows and Opening Receptions are held throughout the month of December. Shows vary from week to week. Artwork on display includes photography, painting, and drawing, sculpture/3D media, printmaking, graphic design, video art, and sound installation.  Please call 914-251-6753 or e-mail artdesign.events@purchase.edu for details.

December 2

Concert: Student Composers
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6951

December 3

Camerata Concert
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. Conducted by Music Director Bradley Brookshire.  For more information, call 914-251-6700.

December 4

Noon Concert: Spotlight on Percussion and Contemporary Music
12 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information call, 914-251-6700.

Purchase Jazz Orchestra: “The Thundering Herds of Woody Herman”
7:30 PM, The Performing Arts Center, $20
The Purchase Jazz Orchestra, directed by Todd Coolman, explores the varied repertoire of the legendary Woody Herman Orchestra with three alumni of the famed orchestra in a concert entitled “The Thundering Herds of Woody Herman.”

Joining the Purchase Jazz Orchestra on stage will be trombonist John Fedchock, drummer John Riley and tenor saxophonist Ralph Lalama, all alumni of the Woody Herman Orchestra. For over 40 years, Herman’s big band spawned many of the major soloists and arrangers of the modern era. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online at www.artscenter.org.


December 4-6

Drama Studies Production: Cut/Uncut: A Play Against Circumcision
8 PM, Humanities Theatre, Durst Family Humanities Bldg., $5
Drama Studies senior James Dier directs his senior project, his original play entitled Cut/Uncut: A Play Against Circumcision. In Cut/Uncut, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, creator of Corn Flakes brand cereal, gives a speech about sexuality from his 19th century ideals as a story unfolds behind him of a young couple about to have their first child, a boy. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 914-251-7854.

December 5-7

Purchase Dance Corps presents Nutcracker ‘08
Dec. 5 at 7:15 PM, Dec. 6 at 2 & 7 PM, and Dec. 7 at 1 & 5 PM.
The Performing Arts Center, $50, $40, $25
Nutcracker ’08 features choreography by the Purchase College Conservatory of Dance faculty, with artistic direction by former New York City Ballet dancer and Conservatory ballet faculty member Bettijane Sills. The Nutcracker ballet is based on the classic tale by E.T.A. Hoffman and is set to music by Peter Tchaikovsky.

Guest artists from the New York City Ballet and over 100 local children join the Purchase Dance Corps in bringing Nutcracker ’08 to life on the Concert Hall stage of the Purchase College Performing Arts Center, December 5 at 7:15 PM, December 6 at 2 PM and 7 PM, and December 7 at 1 PM and 5 PM. Tickets are $50, $40 and $25 and can be ordered by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online by visiting www.artscenter.org.


December 5

Gospel Music Concert: Soul Voices Gospel Ensemble - “A Joyful Noise”
8 PM, Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, $20; $5 for children under 16
The Soul Voices Gospel Ensemble, under the direction of pianist/composer and Jazz Studies Professor Pete Malinverni, presents an evening of music combining Soul, Funk, Gospel, and Jazz.  For more information, call 914-251-6700 or vist http://www.artscenter.org.

December 8-19

MFA Graduate Group Exhibition
Mon.-Fri. 9AM-5 PM, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, School of Art+Design Bldg., Free
Reception: Thursday, December 11, 5-7PM.
Group exhibition featuring the cutting-edge work of current second year graduate Master of Fine Arts degree candidates in a variety of media.  The last exhibition before the thesis shows affords a preview of the student’s culminating work before graduating and entering the professional art world.

December 8

Brass Concert
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

December 9

Woodwinds in Concert
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

December 9-14

The Purchase Repertory Theatre New Plays Repertory:
Marisol by Jose Rivera
Book of Days by Lanford Wilson
The Performing Arts Center $20, $15 seniors and students
The School of the Arts, Purchase Repertory Theatre presents “New Plays Repertory” featuring Jose Rivera’s Marisol, December 9, 11, 13 at 8 PM and December 14 at 2 PM, and Lanford Wilson’s Book of Days, December 10 & 12 at 8 PM and December 13 & 14 at 2 PM, in the Purchase College Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and non-Purchase students and can be ordered by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online by visiting www.artscenter.org.

In Marisol, a war among angels in Heaven turns New York City into an apocalyptic nightmare in this Obie award-winning drama. By turns darkly comic and truly shocking, Rivera’s poetic fantasy is considered the best American play in the style of magic realism.

When the owner of a Missouri cheese factory dies, the plant’s bookkeeper (and star of the local community theater) suspects foul play in Book of Days. But the investigation tears the town apart and exposes truths no one wants to face. More than a murder mystery, this 1999 play explores religion, politics, business and theatre in America.

December 10

Concert: Classical and Jazz Music
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
Faculty member Stuart Isacoff, pianist, offers a program of classical and jazz music, exploring the impulses that bring these worlds together musically, while still retaining their formal and stylistic differences., exploring what binds the music of Wayne Shorter and Olivier Messiaen, or Harold Arlen and Alexandre Scriabin. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

Visiting Artist Lecture: Kirsten Hassenfeld, sculptor
6:30 PM, Room 1016, Art+Design Bldg., Free
Kirsten Hassenfeld was trained in printmaking, papermaking and bookmaking.  She uses the translucency of paper to create sculptures that evoke the quality of gemstones, stained glass and ice, yet remain fragile and ephemeral. The works, inspired by pawnshops, casinos and Faberge eggs do not represent riches but rather the memory or fantasy of plenty. For more information, call 914-251-6750.

December 10-12

Purchase Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Dec. 10, 11 & 12 at 10:30 AM and Dec. 12 at 7 PM, The Performing Arts Center
$15, $5 children
For the first time, the Purchase Opera brings its holiday season classic Giancarlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors to the Purchase College Performing Arts Center December 10, 11 & 12 at 10:30 AM and December 12 at 7 PM. Tickets are $15, $5 children, and can be ordered by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online by visiting www.artscenter.org.

Directed by Jacque Trussel, this classic opera is the story of a young boy and his mother who search for a spiritual identity through sacrifice, love, healing and the rites of passage. This simple story serves to remind us to be thankful for the grace that is possible at the turning of every corner.

December 11

Symphony Space Concert: iO String Quartet
“Envisioning Orpheus: iO String Quartet and Guitarist-Composer David Leisner”
7:30 PM, Symphony Space, 95th Street and Broadway, NYC
Recent Purchase College Billy Joel String Quartet-in-Residence, the dynamic young iO Quartet, makes its Symphony Space debut with internationally renowned guitarist David Leisner.  Program includes Villa-Lobos, Ades and Leisner.  For tickets and information, call 212-864-1414 or  visit www.symphonyspace.org.

Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra: “The Legacy Continues—the Music of Chico and Arturo O’Farrill”
7:30 PM, The Performing Arts Center, $20
The Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra, under newly-appointed director Arturo O’Farrill, presents “The Legacy Continues—the Music of Chico and Arturo O’Farrill,” an amazing survey of the history and evolution of Afro-Cuban Jazz, December 11 at 7:30 PM at the Purchase College Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online by visiting www.artscenter.org. Arturo O’Farrill, director of Symphony Space’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and formerly with Jazz at Lincoln Center, presents the music of his past and present.Concert: Contemporary Ensemble with a Centenary Salute to Composer Elliott Carter
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. The evening's program includes Wood Wind Quintet (1948), Eight Etudes and a Fantasy (1949) , from Eight Pieces for Four Timpani (1949/1966)   Recitative, Improvisation, March, Saëta, Canaries Canon for Three Equal Instruments "In Memoriam Igor Stravinsky" (1971), A Fantasy about Purcell’s “Fantasia Upon One Note” (1974), Canon for 4 "Homage to William" (1984), Scrivo in Vento (1991), Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux II (1994)  with: Eric Braunstein - trumpet, Bridget Colgan - trumpet , Jacob Rensink - French horn, Loudon Cunningham - trombone, Santino Lo - tuba, Alice Jones - flute, Isabel Gleicher - flute, Toshiyuki Shibata - flute, Crystal Zagarello - flute, Danielle Bastone - clarinet, Deborah Lee - clarinet, Matthew Fontana - clarinet, bass clarinet, Elisabeth Brunbauer- oboe, Chiwei Mitch Chang - oboe, chie Carey - bassoon, es Gul Jang - bassoon, Matthew Gaffney - timpani, Phil Gallo - timpani, Maxwell Herzlich - timpani, Zachary Nayer - timpani, Ching-Ping Wang - timpani, marimba, Byron Hitchcock - violin, and Adriana Pera - cello. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

December 11-13

Drama Studies Production: Sill Puddle
8 PM, Humanities Theatre, Durst Family Humanities Bldg., $5
Drama Studies senior Allison M. Malinowski directs her senior project, her original play Sill Puddle, December 11-13 at 8 PM in the Humanities Theatre of the Durst Family Humanities Building. Tickets are $5, available at the door. For more information, call 914-251-7854.

The play tells the story of Raine, who, at one of the most important times of her life, has been thrown into a whirlwind of sexuality and self-discovery. She finds herself at odds with her own feelings, torn between her conventional boyfriend and secretive best friend. In the midst of an already complicated string of relationships is Raine’s brother, whose disturbing obsession only complicates matters. As a college senior working hard to be recognized for her art, Raine searches for a way to express herself, and find love in the process.

December 12-13

MFA Dance Concert
8 PM, Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Bldg., $5
The Conservatory of Dance presents a concert of repertory and original choreography in both ballet and modern dance produced by second-year MFA candidates Roderick Murray, Mercedes Pablos, Kara Tatelbaum, Jill Vasbinder and graduating MFA candidate Huiying Wills, December 12 & 13 at 8 PM in the Dance Theatre Lab in the Dance Building. Tickets are $5, cash or check only, available at the door. For more information, call 914-251-6800.

December 13

Brandenburg All-Stars Concert
8 PM, Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, $50 and $40, Seniors $45 and $36
Brandenburg All-Stars featuring members of the Conservatory of Music faculty under the direction of flutist Helen O’Connor and harpsichordist Bradley Brookshire with renowned guest artists performing the six Brandenburg Concerti of J.S. Bach. For tickets and information, call  914-251-6200.

December 15

Noon Concert : Woodwinds Repertoire Hour
12 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

Concert: Pianists in Recital
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information call, 914-251-6700.

December 17

Chamber Music Concert
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

December 18

Piano and Strings Concert I
3 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

Piano and Strings Concert II
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music Students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

December 19

Basically Brandenburg with the Symphony Space All-Stars
8 PM, Symphony Space, 95th Street & Broadway, NYC
The New York holiday tradition of Brandenburg Concerti takes an unprecedented and joyous twist when Symphony Space invites the city’s leading musicians to make their own pick-up bank to offer these magnificent works.  Led by flutists Tara Helen O’Connor and Eugenia Zukerman, in collaboration with harpsichordist Bradley Brookshire, these musical friends bring you the most personal performance you will hear this holiday season. Bring the whole family for an informal, heartwarming, exuberant evening.  For tickets and information, call  212-864-5400 or visit www.symphonyspace.org.

January

January 12-February 6

Wendy Maruyama Artist-In-Residence Exhibition
Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, School of Art+Design Bldg.
Free
A professor at San Diego State University, Wendy Maruyama is an acclaimed furniture designer whose work has been featured in leading collections, exhibitions and publications in the United States and abroad.  Her pieces are in the Museum of Craft and Design in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and in nearly 40 private collections.  Trained initially as a traditional woodworker, her work deviates from the norm in the field of studio furniture in the use of unexpected materials and imagery often inspired by visits to France, England, Japan, Korea, and China.  Ms Maruyama is the Fall 2008 Artist-In-Residence in the School of Art + Design.  For more information, call 914-251-6750.

January 22

School of Art+Design Lecture: Brian Gladwell
4:30 PM, Visual Arts Building Room 1016, Free
Brian Gladwell designs and makes furniture in Regina, Saskatchewan.  In addition to client commissions, Gladwell has exhibited work at the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina, the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, the San Francisco Gallery of Craft and Folk Art and the Susan Whitney Gallery (his dealer) in Regina.  He has participated in many regional, national and international group exhibitions and has curated three exhibitions of Craft and Furniture. Gladwell writes for craft and decorative arts publications and is teaching a Master Class in Applied Design: Exploring Metals at the School of Art+Design, Purchase College during the Spring 2009 semester.

January 26

Noon Music - Voice and Opera students perform
12 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg
For more information, call 915-251-6700.

January 28

School of Art+Design Lecture: Ellen Driscoll, Sculptor
6:30 PM, Visual Arts Building Room 1016, Free
Ellen Driscoll makes sculpture, drawings and public art inspired by architecture, the ancient memory arts and primitive imaging techniques such as shadow play.  She utilizes a disparate array of materials including steel, newspaper, cloth and glass to create works that explore topics like decay and regeneration, motion and stasis.

January 28

School of Art+Design Lecture: Mira Nakashima, Woodworker
4:30 PM, Visual Arts Building Room 1016, Free
Mira Nakashima was born in Seattle, Washington in 1942.  She moved to New Hope, PA in 1943, attended the Solebury School in 1959, Harvard University in 1963, and Waseda University in Tokyo in 1966.  She has four children and five grandchildren.  Mira worked under her father, George Nakashima, from 1970 to 1990, and took over running the Studio after his death in 1990.

January 30-31

BFA Dance Concert
8 PM, Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Bldg., $5
Conservatory of Dance BFA candidates Amelia Bielen, Marissa Frey, Austin Jarred, Daniel McArthur and Maura Ryan produce and present their Senior Project Dance Concert featuring repertory performances and original choreography January 30 & 31 at 8 PM in the Dance Theatre Lab in the Dance Building. Tickets are $5, cash or check only, available at the door. For more information, call 914-251-6800.

February

February 3

School of Natural & Social Sciences Lecture: Andrew Revkin
“The Hot Seat : Making Sense of Global Warming, From the North Pole to the White House.”
7 PM, The Performing Arts Center, Free
Andrew Revkin has reported on the global environment for a quarter century from the Amazon to the North Pole chronicling efforts to understand human impact on the Earth and sustain the human adventure without wrecking the planet.  He has been an environmental reporter for the New York Times since 1995 and is the author of three books on the environment.

February 4

Armenian Music
8 PM, Recital Hall
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform as part of this performance-Lecture with visiting composer-pianist Artur Avanesov on Contemporary Armenian Music. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

Launch of the National Teach-In Events on Global Warming: Focus on the First 100 Days of President Obama
7-8:30 PM, The Red Room in the Student Services Bldg., Free
Students, staff, and faculty participate in this national teach-in event that is also open to the public.

February 5

Percussion Concert
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg.
IKTUS: Percussion Ensemble in-Residence performs. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

National Teach-In Events on Global Warming: Focus on the First 100 Days of President Obama Continues
10 AM-9 PM, The Red Room, Student Services Bldg., Free
During the day and evening, there will be panels on global warming-related topics with Q& A sessions; a fair with tables for "green" groups on campus, and career development workshops that focus on green jobs. Students, staff, and faculty will participate; the events are open to the public.

February 6-7

BFA Dance Concert
8 PM, Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Bldg., $5
Conservatory of Dance BFA candidates Nina Hudson, Leah Katz, Jessica Merritt, Christopher Ralph and Jonathan Windham produce and present their Senior Project Dance Concert featuring repertory performances and original choreography. For more information, call 914-251-6800.

February 9

Noon Music
12 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
Voice and Opera students perform. For more information call 914-251-6700.

February 10-15

Purchase Repertory Theatre: “An Evening of One Act Plays”
Feb. 10-14 at 8 PM and Feb. 14-15 at 2 PM, The Performing Arts Center
The Purchase Repertory Theatre presents a selection of exciting new works by noted contemporary playwrights in “An Evening of One Act Plays.”  Tickets are $20, $15 seniors and students and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online at www.artscenter.org.

February 11

Concert: Colorado String Quartet and faculty member, pianist Margaret Kampmeier
7 PM, Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, Free
Program includes Barber’s Quartet, Op. 11; Bartok’s Quartet No. 6 in D Major, sz. 114, BB 119; Cowell’s “Mosaic Quartet” and the Shostakovich Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 . Tickets are $40, $30(senior and student discounts are available) and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online at www.artscenter.org.

 

School of Art+Design Lecture: Trenton Doyle Hancock, Painter
6:30 PM, Visual Arts Building Room 1016, Free
Houston Artist Trenton Doyle Hancock creates work in which he discovers his own epic mythology. Hancock is well known for evolving his absurdist narrative of the battle between good and evil executed across a wide variety of media that includes painting, collage, sculpture, print and the performing arts. The artist's densely layered works incorporate text, drawing, collaged paper, plastic, felt, fur and paint to create a collision of symbols and visual tropes that evidence Hancock's singular vision and distinctive means of storytelling.

February 12

Symphony Space: Chamber Music 1939: US and European Counterpoints
The Colorado Quartet with Margaret Kampmeier on piano

7:30 PM, 95th Street and Broadway, NYC
Recognized as one of the finest string quartets on the international scene, the Colorado Quartet and esteemed pianist Margaret Kampmeier return to Symphony Space with a program examining the profound stylistic and emotional differences between the musical worlds of Europe and the US at the outset of World War II. For tickets and information, call 212-864-5400 or www.symphonyspace.org

February 13-14

BFA Dance Concert
8 PM, Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Bldg.,$5
Conservatory of Dance BFA candidates Jamison Goodnight, Cara McMullen, Julianne Pavelle, Chihiro Shimizu and Gilbert Small produce and present their Senior Project Dance Concert featuring repertory performances and original choreography. Tickets are $5, cash or check only, available at the door. For more information, call 914-251-6800.

February 16-March 13

David Schwarz Project 10: The Environment is Everything: Creative Communities, Changing Climates
9 AM -5 PM, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, School of Art+Design Bldg., Free
Reception 5-7 PM. Thursday, Feb. 19
The exhibition will redefine the terms related to the environment and expand the viewers’ assumptions and expectations by focusing on the intersections of community and climate, change and creativity. The exhibition will include the work of emerging artists who are      exploring the sociopolitical effects of humanity on the environment.  For more information call, 914-251-6750.

February 18

Pete Malinverni Performs at Carnegie Hall
8 PM, Weill Recital Hall
Pete Malinverni performs jazz piano compositions and improvisations.  Special guests “Joyful!” Choir from the Devoe Street Baptist Church. Purchase Soul Voices Gospel Choir from Purchase College. Tickets available at Carnegie hall box office at end of December -- $35 adults, $15 for students and seniors. For more information call 914-251-5925.

School of Art+Design Lecture: Nicole Eisenmann, Painter
6:30, Visual Arts Building Room 1016, Free
New York based artist Nicole Eisenmann creates narrative paintings that break down the norms in art and society.  Her style of satirical realism challenges existing social orders, including clichéd male and female roles.  Eisenmann is known for her brilliant humor, which allows her to tackle the darkest commentary.  A recent exhibition titled, A Show Born of Fear, dealt with various forms of anxiety and dread. 

February 19

Noon Concert: Spotlight on Percussion and Contemporary Music
12 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

February 20

Purchase Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Michael Adelson
 8 PM (“Environment is Everything” at 7:30 PM), The Performing Arts Center, $20
The Purchase Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Michael Adelson, presents a concert featuring the music of Haydn and Bartok February 20 at 8 PM in the Purchase College Performing Arts Center. A pre-concert performance at 7:30 by soloists from the Conservatory’s Voice and Opera Studies program will be presented as part of the College’s campus-wide theme “Environment is Everything.”

The evening’s program includes Haydn’s “Symphony No. 103 in E Flat Major” (“Drum Roll”) and Bartok’s “Concerto for Orchestra” featuring the winner of the 2008-2009 Concerto Competition. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online at www.artscenter.org.

February 20-21

BFA Dance Concert
8 PM, Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Bldg., $5
Conservatory of Dance BFA candidates Lauren Ferguson, McKay Montz, Amber Morgan, Jackie Strubberg and Evelyn Wheeler produce and present their Senior Project Dance Concert featuring repertory performances and original choreography February 20 & 21 at 8 PM in the Dance Theatre Lab in the Dance Building. For more information, call 914-251-6800.

February 23

Noon Music
12 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
Voice and Opera students perform.For more information, call 914-251-6700.

Stuart Firestein and Avery Gilbert: "Scents and Sensibility: The Science of Smell in Everyday Life" - Science In the City lecture series co-sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Purchase College School of Natural and Social Sciences
7 PM , Performing Arts Center, $15
How does a particular scent conjure a memory? How does the brain interpret olfactory signals for food, danger, or potential mating partners? Columbia University Professor Stuart Firestein joins fragrance industry expert and author Avery Gilbert for a stimulating conversation on scent and the science of smell. The lecture will examine the cultural implications of scent using examples from literature, art, and music, demonstrating the multifaceted roles these disciplines play in our lives.  A book signing with Avery Gilbert will follow the lecture. For more information or tickets, call 914-251-6200 or visit www.artscenter.org.

February 25

School of Art+Design Lecture: Rirkrit Tiravanija, Installation and Performance
6:30 PM, Visual Arts Building Room 1016, Free
Rirkrit Tiravanija is well known for his installations in which he creates social environments in unexpected places.  His projects have included cooking Thai food for gallery goers and recreating his New York apartment as an installation and gathering place.  The interactive nature of his work allows viewers to become participants in the making of the art, blurring the boundaries between art and life.  The communal aspects of Tiravanija’s projects explore the social roles of the artist and breaks down the formal gallery experience. Tiravanija’s work has been at featured at venues throughout the world including the Museum of Modern Art, The Sao Paulo Biennial, The Whitney Biennial and The Venice Biennial. February 26

Symphony Space: “The Pulse of 1939” With Talujon Percussion String Quartet and Friends
8 PM, 95th Street & Broadway, NYC
The Talujon Percussion Quartet and Friends, including Percussion Ensembles from Purchase Conservatory of Music and Queens College.

In the 1030s-40s, a new kind of music was taking shape in the U.S., spearheaded by experimentalists John Cage, Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison, and others.  New modes of expression unfolded as they explored music of the Far East and Africa, incorporating these exotic sound worlds into their own works.  Challenging convention, they made music on non-traditional instruments and built percussion orchestras out of the detritus of the modern age-car parts, flower pots, slabs of wood, and plumbing pipes.For tickets and information, call 212-864-5400 or visit www.symphonyspace.org.

School of Art+Design Lecture: Katherine Bradford, Painter
6:30 PM, Visual Arts Building Room 1016, Free
Katherine Bradford lives and works in NYC and is an alumna of Purchase college.   She received a BA from Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA) and an MFA from State University of New York (Purchase, NY). Bradford maintains studios in Brooklyn, NY and Brunswick, ME. Her work is in the collections of the Smith College Museum (Wellesley, MA), the Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY, NY). She had a solo exhibition at the University of Maine Museum (Bangor, ME) October , 2008. Her work has most recently been included in exhibitions at the Brattleboro Museum of Art (Brattleboro, VT) and the P.S.1/MoMa Contemporary Art Center (Queens, NY). Bradford will be resident faculty at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture next summer (2009).

February 27-March 1

Purchase Repertory Theatre Presents "All In The Timing" by David Ives
Feb. 27 & 28 at 7:30 PM and Feb. 28 and March 1 at 2 PM, The Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck, NY
This delightful and clever collection of six short farces makes for one of the funniest evenings in the history of modern theatre. The metaphysics of Philadelphia, Leon Trotsky, Esperanto, and monkeys with typewriters all inspire David Ives' hilarious imagination in this witty, side-splitting off-Broadway hit.
Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and students. For tickets, call 914-698-0098 or visit www.emelin.org. For more information, call 914-251-6830.

February 27-28

BFA Dance Concert
8 PM, Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Bldg., $5
Conservatory of Dance BFA candidates Catherine Cogliandro, Caitlin Fennick, Amanda Miller, Chloe Slade and Danielle Verderese produce and present their Senior Project Dance Concert featuring repertory performances and original choreography. For more information, call 914-251-6800.

March

March 3

The School of Natural and Social Sciences'  Science in the Modern World Lecture Series Presents Dr. David Ehrenfeld - "Truth and Fiction in Modern Science – How Dishonesty Damages our Health and Environment"
7PM, Pepsico Theatre, Performing Arts Center

 Dr. David Ehrenfeld is an author and Professor of Biology in the  Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Cook Campus, Rutgers University. He has written books including Becoming Good Ancestors: How We Balance Nature, Community, and Technology, Beginning Again: People and Nature in the New Millennium, and  Swimming Lessons: Keeping Afloat in the Age of Technology.

March 4

Spring Silent Auction: School of Art+Design
Preview: 12-4 PM, Auction 4-7 PM, School of Art + Design Bldg.
The annual Spring Auction offers the public the opportunity to view and purchase artwork in all media donated by the faculty, alumni, and students from the School of Art+Design.  Proceeds from the event are used to fund the student thesis exhibition series and scholarships. For more information, call 914-251-6750.

March 5

Concert: Contemporary Ensemble - Messiaen Centenary Celebration
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music  students perform. Featuring the music of Messiaen and his students Stockhausen, Boulez, and Xenakis. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

March 6-7

BFA Dance Concert
8 PM, Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Bldg., $5
Conservatory of Dance BFA candidates Malaika Floyd, Giovanna Gamna, Erin Kohout, Phina Pipia, Heidi Skirbe and Xuexin Li produce and present their Senior Project Dance Concert featuring repertory performances and original choreography. Tickets are $5, cash or check only, available at the door. For more information, call 914-251-6800.

March 11

Art+Design Lecture: Robert Taplin, Sculptor
6:30 PM, Visual Arts Building Room 1016, Free
Robert Taplin is a sculptor and writer whose most recent exhibition, "Everything Imagined Is Real (After Dante)" opened in Chelsea at Winston Wachter Fine Arts on January 8, 2008. The entire show will be part of an upcoming exhibition at MASSMOCA , "These Days: Elegies For Modern Times" opening on April 4. The show consists of nine large dioramas, loosely based on the first nine cantos of Dante's "Inferno".

David Ewing Duncan
"Back to the Future: The DNA of an Experimental Man"-Science In the City lecture series co-sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Purchase College School of Natural and Social Sciences
7 PM , Performing Arts Center, $15
The award winning author self-tested himself for hundreds of genes and chemicals associated with disease, emotions and other traits.  His pioneering experiment reveals how genes and environmental chemicals affect our health and how his discoveries have affected his own family’s  traits, and future health.
For tickets call 914-251-6200 or visit www.artscenter.org.

March 12

Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra :“Polishing the Gem: The Aztec Suite and Other Classics”
7:30 PM, The Performing Arts Center, $20
Director Arturo O’Farrill leads the Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra in a concert entitled “Polishing the Gem: The Aztec Suite and Other Classics." O’Farrill leads the Orchestra in a rarely-heard rendition of Chico O’Farrill’s Latin jazz classic ”Aztec Suite” and other significant works featuring guest soloist, trumpet virtuoso Jon Faddis. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online by visiting www.artscenter.org.

March 23

Noon Music
12 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
Voice and Opera students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

March 25

String Concert: String Performance Hour
3:30 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

Woodwinds Concert: Woodwinds Works-in-Progress
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

Art+Design Lecture: Stephan Farrall, Graphic Designer
6:30 PM, Visual Arts Building, Room 1016
Stephen Farrell is a graphic designer, typographer and collaborative writer. With Steve Tomasula, he recently released the imagetext novel, VAS: An Opera in Flatland (University of Chicago Press, 2004). Stephen has been featured in over 50 books and journals internationally including American Book Review, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Emigre, Typegraphics, Design Culture Now, Metropolis, eye (UK) and Wired. He has exhibited his work most recently at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, at the Art Directors Club of New York and as The Volgare Project, a collection of multimedia essays, music and type design investigating his interests in lineage, connoisseurship and the relationship of writing to keystroking.

March 27

Purchase Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Maestro Michael Adelson
8 PM (“Environment is Everything” at 7:30 PM), The Performing Arts Center, $20
The Purchase Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Michael Adelson, presents a concert featuring the world premiere of a new piece by Professor Suzanne Farrin and music by Mendelssohn and Stravinsky. A pre-concert performance at 7:30 by soloists from the Conservatory’s Voice and Opera Studies program will be presented as part of the College’s campus-wide theme “Environment is Everything.” Tickets are $20 and can be ordered by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online at www.artscenter.org.

March 30

Annual James Moody Benefit Concert
7:30 PM, B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, NYC
Legendary jazz saxophonist James Moody headlines the annual Moody & Friends concert to benefit the James Moody Scholarship Fund at Purchase College. For ticket information, call 914-251-5925.

Brass Chamber Music Concert
2 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble “Classics for Brass”
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
Music by Witold Lutoslwaski, Jan Bach, Collier Jones, Andre Previn, Eugen Bozza and Graham Ashton.  Trumpets, Graham Ashton and Alex Holton; Horn, Peter Reit; Trombone, Paul Pollard; Tuba, Marcus Rojas. For more information, call 914-251-6700

March 30-May 1


MFA Graduation Exhibition
9 AM-5 PM, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, School of Art+Design Bldg., Free
Receptions 5-7 PM, Thursdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
As the culmination of MFA study, the series of rotating thesis exhibitions showcases the range of approaches and the individual skills of the graduate students in the School of Art+Design.  The exhibitions span a wide variety of media, illustrate the range of instruction, and provide insight into the trends in art making today.

March 31

Purchase Repertory Theatre: Richard III by William Shakespeare
March 31, April 1-4 at 8 PM, April 4-5 at 2 PM, The Performing Arts Center
Purchase Repertory Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Richard III. Charismatic, funny, moody, Machiavellian—Shakespeare’s villainous king is one of the Bard’s greatest creations. Richard schemes and murders his way to the crown—but can he keep it? Containing some of dramatic literature’s greatest scenes and most memorable poetry, the play provides an object lesson in the cruelty of history and the emptiness of worldly power. Tickets are $20, $15 seniors and students, and can be ordered by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online at www.artscenter.org.

April

 

April 1

Asian Studies Program Lecture: Marilyn Young, "From Vietnam to Afghanistan: American Wars n Southeast & South Asia"
5pm, Natural Sciences Building, Rm 1001, Free
Ms. Young is Professor of History at New York University and the author of The Vietnam Wars and Bombing Civilians (2009).

 

April 1-5

Purchase Repertory Theatre: Richard III by William Shakespeare
April 1-4 at 8 PM, April 4-5 at 2 PM, The Performing Arts Center

Purchase Repertory Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Richard III. Charismatic, funny, moody, Machiavellian—Shakespeare’s villainous king is one of the Bard’s greatest creations. Richard schemes and murders his way to the crown—but can he keep it? Containing some of dramatic literature’s greatest scenes and most memorable poetry, the play provides an object lesson in the cruelty of history and the emptiness of worldly power. Tickets are $20, $15 seniors and students, and can be ordered by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online at www.artscenter.org.

April 2

Purchase Jazz Orchestra: “The Artistry of Randy Brecker”
7:30 PM, The Performing Arts Center, $20
Featuring internationally acclaimed jazz trumpet icon, Randy Brecker. 
The Purchase Jazz Orchestra, directed by Dr. Todd Coolman, explores varied repertoire spanning the career of a jazz artist who has been on the cutting edge of both traditional and forward looking movements in jazz music. For over 30 years, Randy Brecker has been a major player in many of the most important collaborations in jazz music.  Come hear an elite jazz artist in his prime. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online by visiting www.artscenter.org
 
Faculty and Composers Concert: Performed by the Percussion and Contemporary Ensembles
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

April 3

Faculty String Quartet Concert
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
The faculty quartet continues its annual exploration series. Featuring Laurie Smukler and Cal Wiersma, violins, Ira Weller, viola, and Julia Lichten, cello. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

April 3-4

BFA Dance Concert
8 PM, Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Bldg., $5
Conservatory of Dance BFA candidates Heidi Busher, Caroline Carbo, Christina Daly, April Johnson, Hsin-Yu Liao and Timothy Ng produce and present their Senior Project Dance Concert featuring repertory performances and original choreography. Tickets are $5, cash or check only, available at the door. For more information, call 914-251-6800.

April 3-5

Focus on French Cinema
The Performing Arts Center
Focus on French Cinema 2009, celebrating the fifth anniversary of this series of French language films, opens on Friday April 3 at the Purchase College Performing Arts Center and runs through April 5. The series presents a weekend of contemporary French and Francophone films, including an opening night gala, U.S. premiere films as well as Meet the Directors/Actors breakfast and film workshops. For more details, visit www.focusonfrenchcinema.org.

April 6

Brass Concert
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg.,Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

April 7

The School of Natural and Social Sciences'  Science in the Modern World Lecture Series Presents: Trevor Corson: "Sexy Lobster, Succulent Sushi: How We Can Save The Seas With Good Eating!"
7PM, Pepsico Theatre, Performing Arts Center

Trevor Corson is a journalist and author of two books, The Secret Life of Lobsters and The Story of Sushi. 

 April 9

Soul Voices Gospel Ensemble: “A Joyful Noise!”
7:30 PM, The Performing Arts Center, $20
The Soul Voices Gospel Ensemble, under the direction of pianist/composer and Jazz Studies Professor Pete Malinverni, presents an evening of music taken from or inspired by the unique contribution of the African-American experience to American and world music and culture.The choir will explore soul, funk, gospel and jazz in this exciting evening of music where they dare you to sit still! The Soul Voices Gospel Ensemble is a diverse 82-voice choir comprised of students from all disciplines at Purchase College.  Tickets are $20 and can be ordered by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online by visiting www.artscenter.org.

April 13

Noon Music
12 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
Voice and Opera students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

Woodwinds Concert: Woodwinds Repertoire Performance Hour
8 PM, Recital Hall, Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

April 14

Chamber Jazz Concert
6:30 PM,Choral Hall, Music Bldg.,Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information call, 914-251-6700.

Concert: Pianists in Recital I
8 PM,Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information call, 914-251-6700.

April 15

Woodwinds Concert: Woodwinds in Recital
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg.,Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform.  For more information, call 914-251-6700.

School of Art+Design Lecture: John Pilson, Photographer and Video Artist
6:30 PM, Visual Arts Building Room 1016, Free
John Pilson’s most recent series, Coliseum (2006), consists of four video works that explore the shifting relationships between work and play, talk and action, the daily and the dramatic. The rhythms of language are constants in each piece: heated discussions of arcane knowledge, theatrical monologues, the physical dialogue between a group of athletes. While previous work has been concerned with the theatricality of space, these new works employ video in an exploration of group portraiture.

April 16

Piano Concert : Pianists in Recital II
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

April 17-18

MFA Dance Concert
8 PM, Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Bldg., $5
The Conservatory of Dance presents a concert of repertory and original choreography in both ballet and modern dance produced by first-year MFA candidates. Tickets are $5, cash or check only, available at the door. For more information, call 914-251-6800.

April 20

Camerata Concert
8 PM,Recital Hall, Music Bldg.,Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music along with Bradley Brookshire, Music Director and Conductor. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

April 21

Chamber Jazz Concert
6:30 PM,Choral Hall, Music Bldg.,Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

April 22

School of Art+Design Lecture: Michael Smith, Video Performance and Installation
6:30 PM, Visual Arts Building Room 1016, Free
Michael Smith is a video/performance/installation artist known for his eponymous performance persona named Mike, the central figure in an ongoing series of large-scale narrative based projects.  Mike, an innocent who continually falls victim to trends and fashions as he negotiates an imperfect landscape, allows Smith to comment on discrepancies and absurdities in our culture while creating an unsettling mixture of humor and pathos.

April 23-26

Purchase Opera: Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica
Plus the World Premiere of "Confession" - a one-act opera  written at Purchase Conservatory of Music With Music by Raphaël Lucas, Libretto by Margaret Vignola / Jacque Trussel
April 23-25 at 8 PM and April 26 at 2 PM, The Performing Arts Center, $25
Celebrating its 10th anniversary season, the award-winning Purchase Opera presents Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica, two tales of secrets and their consequences. Puccini’s music provides a lush musical and dramatic feast for the senses, whether in the comic bedchamber of a wealthy, just deceased Florentine, or in the solemnity of a 17th century cloistered convent.  Tickets are $25 and can be ordered by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online by visiting www.artscenter.org.

April 24-26; May 1-3

Purchase Dance Corps Spring Concert ‘09
April 24-25 & May 1-2 at 8 PM and April 26 & May 3 at 3 PM
The Performing Arts Center, $20
The Purchase Dance Corps presents its Spring Concert 2009, performing works by Bella Lewitzky and stellar alumnus Doug Varone.The season’s modern dance offerings include a rare opportunity to see a dance by the master choreographer and renowned West Coast dance pioneer Bella Lewitzky, as well as a haunting work by alum Doug Varone. Two ballet works, one classical and one new/contemporary, will round out this exciting program. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online by visiting www.artscenter.org.

April 25

The School of Natural and Social Sciences presents its 28th Annual Student Research Symposium
8:45 AM to 1 PM, Natural Sciences Building, Free.
Visit www.purchase.edu/symposium or call 914-251-6631 for more informaton.

April 27

Noon Music
12 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
Voice and Opera students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

April 28

Concert: Student Composers
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information call, 914-251-6700.

April 30

Concert : Percussion Ensemble
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg.,Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

April 30-May 2


Purchase Repertory Theatre: Sophomore Rehearsal Project
8 PM, The Performing Arts Center
The Purchase Repertory Theatre presents the Sophomore Rehearsal Project, April 30 and May 1 & 2 at 8 PM at the Purchase College Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20, $15 seniors and students, and can be ordered by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online at www.artscenter.org.

May

May 1

Concert: Senior Composers
6 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

May 4

Noon Concert: African Drumming Ensemble
12 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

May 5

Chamber Music Concert
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg.,Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

May 6

Concert: Piano and Strings Concert I
8 PM, Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

May 7

Noon Concert: Spotlight on Percussion & Contemporary Music
12 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700.

May 8

Concert: Piano and Strings II
3:30 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music students perform. For more information, call 914-251-6700. 

May 8-9

MFA Dance Concert
8 PM, Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Bldg., $5
The Conservatory of Dance presents a concert of repertory and original choreography in both ballet and modern dance produced by graduating MFA candidates Roderick Murray, Mercedes Pablos, Kara Tatelbaum and Jill Vasbinder. Tickets are $5, cash or check only, available at the door. For more information, call 914-251-6800.

May 9-15

BFA Graduation Exhibition
9 AM-5 PM , School of Art + Design Bldg., Free
Reception 2-5 PM, Sat., May 9
Located throughout the Visual Arts Building of the School of Art+Design, the graduation exhibition features the work of over eight seniors.  Spanning a wide variety of media, the work illustrates the range of instruction available as well as trends in art making today.  For more information, call, 914-251-6750.

May 12

Opera Concert: Italian and German Opera Scenes
8 PM, Recital Hall, Music Bldg., Free
For more information, call 914-251-6700.

May 13

Symphony Space - Purchase Symphony Orchestra: Two Centuries of American Music
10:30 AM and Noon
 
Maestro Michael Adelson conducts.  Program includes works by Joplin,Copland,Gershwin and Bernstein. Part of Symphony Space’s Curriculum Arts Project, serving middle and high school students in New York City who are studying history through the arts. For more information, call 914-251-5925.