Press Releases

Purchase College Calendar of Events - March 2009

Date Released: 2/5/2009

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 at the door. For more information, call 914-251-6800.

March 11
David Ewing Duncan
Experimental Man: What One Man's Body Reveals About His Future, Your Health and Our Toxic World
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.

School of Art+Design Lecture: Robert Taplin, Sculptor
6:30 PM, Visual Arts Building Room 1016, Free
Robert Taplin  a sculptor and writer whose most recent exhibition, "Everything Imagined Is Real" opened in Chelsea at Winston Wachter Fine Arts and will be exhibited at MASSMOCA.The show consists of nine large dioramas, loosely based on the first nine cantos of Dante's "Inferno."

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.

School of Art+Design Lecture: Stephan Farrall, Graphic Designer
6:30 PM, Visual Arts Building Room 1016, Free
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 at 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
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, March 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.

Annual James Moody Benefit Concert
7:30 PM (doors at 6 PM), B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 West 42 Street, NYC, $100
Legendary jazz saxophonist James Moody headlines the annual Moody & Friends concert to benefit the James Moody Scholarship Fund at Purchase College. The Master of Ceremonies for the event is Michael Bourne, WBGO.

The performance features John Faddis - Trumpet  and Musical Director, Randy Brecker – Trumpet, Todd Coolman - Bass, NEA Jazz Master Paquito D'Rivera – Clarinet, Jon Faddis – Trumpet, 2008 Moody Scholar Duncan Hardy – Saxophone, NEA Jazz Master Hank Jones – Piano, Mike Longo – Piano, Barbara Morrison – Vocals, Adam Nussbaum – Drums, Tim Ries – Saxophone, 2009 Moody Scholar Andy Roninson – Piano, and Yotam Silberstein – Guitar, as well as surprise musical guests.  There will be a full menu and bar available for purchase.  For tickets and more information, call 914-251-6200 or visit www.artscenter.org.