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April 2010 Purchase College Events

Date Released: 2/5/2010

April 2010 Purchase College Events

April 2010 Purchase College Events

Purchase College, State University of New York is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY   Web site: www.purchase.edu

Science in the Modern World Lecture
Presented by the School of Natural & Social Sciences
April 6 at 7 PM
Performing Arts Center
Spring Fats/ Fall Fats-A New Understanding of How the American Diet is Promoting Obesity, Diabetes and Heart Disease
Speaker: Award-Winning Author Susan Alport
Free

Susan Alport is an award –winning writer specializing in science, travel, and food.  Her books include: The Queen of Fats; The Primal Feast; A Natural History of Parenting; Sermons in Stone; and Explorers of the Black Box.  Call 914-251-6631.

Chamber Jazz
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
April 6 at 6:30 PM
Choral Hall Music Building
Free

Performances by Conservatory of Music students. Call 914-251-6700

Chamber Jazz
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
April 6 at 8 PM
Choral Hall Music Building
Free

Performances by Conservatory of Music students. Call 914-251-6700

Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Presented by the School of Art + Design
April 7 at 6:30 PM
Dasha Shishkin, painter/printmaker
Visual Arts Building, Room 1016
Free

Moscow born, painter/printmaker Dasha Shishkin, earned her MFA from Columbia and creates a world populated by bathers, servants, police, armless lovers, mutant animals and severed heads.  Her images are part allegory, part macabre carnival and always captivating.  Call 914-251-6750.

Purchase Jazz Orchestra
April 8 at 7:30 PM
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20

Purchase Jazz Orchestra with guest solo artist Jon Faddis performing the classic collaboration of the Gil Evans/Miles Davis version of Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess.
Conductor Todd Coolman is a Grammy Award winning jazz bassist who heads the Jazz Program at Purchase College and performs regularly with jazz luminaries James Moody, Ahmad Jamal and others.
Box Office: 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Humanities Theatre
One Thing’s For Sure by Lauren Harris

April 8-10 at 8 PM
Humanities Building
Tickets $2

A production about love, heartbreak and moving on.  Written by Lauren Harris  with music from contemporary musicals and the infamous Getting Over Tom by Purchase faculty member Lenora Champagne. Call 914-251-6591.
Call 914-251-6591

Purchase Faculty String Quartet
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
April 9 at 8 PM
Recital Hall Music Building
Free

Members of the distinguished Purchase College School of the Arts Conservatory of Music perform.  Call 914-251-6700

BFA Dance Concert
Apr. 9 & 10 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Bldg.
Tickets $5

The Conservatory of Dance presents a concert of repertory and original choreography in both ballet and modern dance produced by Pamela Beyer, Adam Jones, Francheska Lopez, Nicole Restani and Hayley Swinburne for their Senior Project Dance Concert.  Tickets $5 at the door.  For information call 914-251-6800.

MFA Graduation Exhibition
April 12-May 1
Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery
Visual Arts Building
Hours Monday-Friday 10-5 PM
Free
Receptions: Thursdays April 15, 22, 29, at 5-7 PM

At the conclusion of their graduate studies the MFA students in the School of Art + Design present a series of rotating thesis exhibitions showcasing their individual skills and  their approaches to creating art. The exhibition includes a wide variety of media and provides insight into the trends in art making today. The shows also illustrate the range of instruction offered at the School of Art + Design.

Chamber Jazz
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
April 13 at 6:30 PM
Choral Hall Music building
Free

Performances by Conservatory of Music students. Call 914-251-6700.

Chamber Jazz
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
April 13 at 8 PM
Choral Hall Music Building
Free

Performances by Conservatory of Music students. Call 914-251-6700.

Masterclass by Kevin Lawrence
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
April 14 at 5 PM
Recital Hall Music Building
Free

Violinist Kevin Lawrence has been praised for his “vibrant intensity” by the Times of London.  His performances throughout the United States and Europe have thrilled audiences at Merkin Hall, Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall.  Educated at Juiliard, he was artistic director of the Killington Music Festival from 1997-2004 and founded the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont. He is chair of the String Department at the North Carolina School of the Arts.  He is performing Professor Laura Kaminsky’s work “Wave Hill” for violin and piano with Margaret Kampeier on the piano in New York City the next evening.  The work was commissioned by the Kenan Institute for the Arts and had its world premiere last year.

Call 914-2512-6700

Visiting Artist Lecture
Presented by the School of Art + Design
April 14 at 6:30PM
Philip-Lorca diCorcia, photographer
Visual Arts Building, Room 1016
Free

Philip-Lorca diCorcia one of the most influential photographers working today is known for creating images that balance precariously between documentary and staged photography, fact and fiction.  His work captures moments that seem arrested in the chaotic flux of the larger world.  From the psychological tension of his staged tableaux to his portraits of pedestrians on city streets to his experimental narrative sequence
A Storybook Life, the ultimate effect of diCorcia’s photographs is a sense of reality hanging in a threshold, uncertain, instable, and poetic.  His work can be found in public and private collections including MOMA, LACMA, the Whitney Museum of Art and the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie.  He has received numerous awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.  DiCorciq lives and works in New York City and is represented by the David Zwirner Gallery.  Call 914-251-6750.

Percussion Ensemble
Presented by Conservatory of Music
April 15 at 7 PM
Recital Hall Music Building
Free

Performances by students from the Conservatory of Music
Call 914-251-6700

Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra
April 15 at 7:30 PM
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20

Special guest artist NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston performing his own works including African Sunrise Suite, African Village Bed-Stuy, Blues to Africa, plus Orro Incienso Y Mirra, a piece written for Dizzy Gillespie by Chico O’Farrill. 
Composer and Grammy winner Arturo O’Farrill, conducts the Orchestra. Head of the Latin Jazz Program at Purchase College, he created the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra for Jazz at Lincoln Center and performs regularly at leading clubs and concert halls.
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org.

Humanities Theatre
A Night With Fibber McGee and Molly
Directed by Hannah Grybowski
April 15-17 at 8 PM
Humanities Building
Tickets $5, $3 Purchase students

See what’s really in Fiber McGee’s closet.  Spend a night with the McGees and their neighbors, a night of laughter, history and shenanigans.  The production is based on the classic radio style of the era.  Call 914-251-6591.

MFA Dance Concert
Apr. 16 & 17 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Building
Tickets $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 Lauren Gaul, Mya Hardy, Hyungi Yu, Sarah Surber Wagner and Jonathan Riedel. Tickets are $5 available at the door.  For information call 914-251-6800.

Camerata
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
April 19 at 7 PM
Recital Hall Music Building
Free

The Purchase College Camerata composed of music major instrumentalists presents baroque repertoire with a focus on major baroque opera, oratorio and large cantatas.
Call 914-251-6700.

Neuberger Museum
New York Chamber Brass
April 19 at 8 PM
Free

Features some of New York’s finest brass players and is the first group to be named Faculty-in-Residence at Purchase College.  A dynamic and modern ensemble performing contemporary music for brass.  Their repertoire is diverse and encompasses significant quintets written for brass from the 1950’s to the present day, from lyrical quintets of Malcolm Arnold, Charles Collier Jones and Michel Leclerc, to the more complex and virtuosic works of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Luciano Berio and Alvin Etier.  Members are Graham Ashton and Rich Clymer (trumpets), Peter Reit (horn), Timothy Albright (trombone) and Marcus Rojas (tuba).  Call 914-251-6700.

Iktus Percussion Quartet
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
April 20 at 8 PM
Recital Hall Music Building
Free

Featuring the Purchase College and Lehman College Percussion Ensembles performing works by Cage, Zenakis, and Kagel.
The Iktus Percussion Quartet is in residence at Purchase College and is committed to expanding the boundaries of percussion.  The aim is to emphasize the synergy of diverse global influence with new music and contemporary classics. Concerts range from funky, to cerebral, old school to new, plywood and clay pots to carefully mapped electroacoustic mayhem.

Performance includes: Iannis Xenakis’ Okho, a ritualistic trio for djembes and African membranophone; John Cage’s Third Construction, a rhythmically riveting quartet for drums, tin cans, rattles, conch shell, lions roars, and more; and Mauricio Kagel’s Rrrrrr, six delicate and elegant duos for percussion.  Call 914-251-6700.

Visiting Artist Lecture
Presented by the School of Art + Design
April 21 at 6:30 PM
Florencio Gelabert, multimedia artist
Visual Arts Building, Room 1016
Free

Florencio Gelabert’s work focuses on power, destruction and violence as global problems of a new age as well as the relationship between people and the environment. The majority of his work is three-dimensional including sculptures and installations.  In the last decade however he has begun to experiment with drawings and photography.  His current focus is promoting awareness of people’s responsibility to preserve the earth and its natural resources.  His goal is to encourage communication between people and create art that transcends geographic, social and political barriers.   Call 914-251-6750.

Humanities Theatre
Nineteen directed by Devon Armstrong

April 21-24 at 8 PM
Humanities Building

Call 914-251-6591

Humanities Theatre
Film Screening
Jared Weil

April 22-23 at 8 PM
Humanities Building

Call 914-251-6591

Humanities Theatre
24 Hours of the Bard

April 23-24 at 8 PM
Tickets $5, $3 Purchase students

Twenty-four straight hours of live Shakespeare and related performances, readings and films.  Produced by Peter Sprague and Robin Lynch in conjunction with Professor Gary Waller’s Introduction to Shakespeare class and R. A. Margaret Garofalo. Call 914-251-6591.


Mary Edwards Lecture
Presented by the School of Natural and Social Sciences

April 22 at 5 PM
On Babies, Bodies and Pregnant Women: What’s Wrong With Maternal Infant Health
Speaker Monica Casper, Arizona State University
Student Services Building, Red Room
Free
Call 914-251-6631
Examines the historical, cultural and political dynamics of infant mortality. 
Monica Casper is Professor of Social and Behavioral Science and Women’s Studies, and Director of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies at Arizona State university’s new College. Her research and teaching interests include bodies, feminist technoscience studies, medical sociology, gender and sexuality, women’s health, environmental justice, cultural politics of reproduction, security and war, disability studies, trauma studies and bioethics-in short, biopolitics and “life itself.” With Lisa Jean Moore, Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at purchase College, she is co-editor of a book series with New York University Press entitled Biopolitics: Medicine, Technoscience, and Health in the 21st Century.


Purchase Opera
The Magic Flute by Mozart

April 23 at 8 PM
April 24 at 8 PM
April 25 at 2 PM
Directed by Jacque Trussel

Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20

Call 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Purchase Opera will present Mozart’s enduring and delightful masterpiece “The Magic Flute” in German with English subtitles and the charming English dialogue of W. H. Auden.  The opera, first presented ten years ago by Purchase Opera, follows in the footsteps of its four Best Opera of the year awards from the National Opera Association, its professional recording of Hioby’s “The Tempest” and last year’s stunning world premiere presentation of “Confession.”  “The magic Flute” is presented in conjunction with the College’s nationally recognized Design/Technology program and its renowned Purchase Symphony Orchestra. Jacque Trussel, past winner of Classical Singer’s Director of the Year Award, and Chair of the Voice Program will direct, and Hugh Murphy, Purchase Opera’s Music Director and conductor for each of it’s award winning operas will conduct. Mozart’s timeless classic promises to be a magical evening for all.

 
Purchase Dance Corps Spring Concert 2010
 The Performing Arts Center, PepsiCo Theatre

Apr. 23, 24, 25 at 8 PM
Apr. 30, May 1, 2 at 3 PM
Tickets $22.50

Classical and contemporary ballet and modern dance by outstanding choreographers.  Premiere of a new work by internationally acclaimed choreographer Luca Veggetti, Artist-in Residence at the Conservatory of Dance for 2009-2010.  For tickets call 914-251-6200 or online at www.artscenter.org

Spring Brass Concert
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
April 25 at 8 PM
Recital Hall Music building
Free

Performances by Conservatory of Music students

Call 914-251-6700

AfterNoon Music
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
April 26 at 12:30 PM
Recital Hall Music Building
Free

Performances by Voice and Opera students from the Purchase School of the Arts Conservatory of Music. Call 914-251-6700.

New York Chamber Brass
Merkin Hall
(129 W. 67th Street, NY, NY)
April 26 at 8 PM
Free

Featuring some of New York’s finest brass players in residence at Purchase College. 
They will perform the New York premiere of the Brass Quintet by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Master of the Queen’s Music.  Performers include Graham Ashton and Rich Clymer (trumpets), Peter Reit (horn), Timothy Albright (trombone) and Marcus Rojas (tuba) who are all on the faculty of Purchase College.  Call 914-251-6700.

Purchase New Music
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
April 27 at 7 PM
Recital Hall Music Building
Free

Performances of new music by student composers from the Conservatory of Music.
Call 914-251-6700.

Visiting Artist Lecture
Presented by the School of Art + Design
April 28 at 6:30 PM
Bright Ugochukwu Eke, environmental artist
Visual Arts Building, Room 1016
Free

Nigerian artist, Bright Ugochukwu Eke’s work focuses on the total disregard for the environment by both the authorities and individuals who litter their communities indiscriminately.  Born in 1976 in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria, he attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he earned his MFA and BA degrees in fine arts.  Call 914-251-6750.

Purchase Symphonic Winds
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
April 28 at 7 PM
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20

Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org


Purchase New Music
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
April 29 at 7 PM
Recital Hall Music Building
Free

Call 914-251-6700.

Humanities Theatre
For the Birds, A New Musical in Two Acts
April 29-May 1 at 8 PM
Directed by Kris Wellman
Humanities Building
Tickets $5, $3 Purchase students

Based on the ancient Greek comedy The Birds by Aristophanes.  This is the story of two
downtrodden philosophy salesmen and a forgotten muse who embark on a search for a mythic sanctuary in the sky inhabited by birds.  Music and lyrics by Andy Roninson, written and directed by Kris Wellman, choreographed by Alana Kyriak and Selena Coburn, set design by Sasha Piltser, costume design by Beth Scorzato, stage managed by Lisa Finger.  Call 914-6591.

Opera Scenes
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
April 30 at 7:30 PM
Free

Featuring Voice and Opera students from the School of the Arts Conservatory of Music.
914-251-6700

 



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