Year-at-a-Glance 2010-2011
Current Events Calendar

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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 Lecuture 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.

Political Science 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.

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.

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.

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

Lecture: Frances Sternhagen with Isaiah Sheffer
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.

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.

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