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Family Day & Alumni Homecoming

Weekend of  October 16th & 17th

 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (EXCEPT WHERE NOTED)


Friday October 16th



5-7PM
FAUX SHOW (MFA Group Show) | PRESS RELEASEWEBPAGE
OPENING RECEPTION (Refreshments Served)

Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery (Visual Arts Bldg, 1st floor | near W-1 parking lot)

"...Twelve Purchase College Artist... traditional painting to garbage assemblage, from video work to horticulture, from stasis to total kinesis...join us in artifice!"


6pm - Family Weekend Shabbat - Services led by Rabbi Mike Rothbaum, Hillel Lounge, Campus Center North RM 0024

7:15pm - FREE Kosher Dinner, Red Room, Student Services Building

All parents and families are invited to celebrate Shabbat on campus!
RSVP to rabbimike@hillelsofwestchester.org or 914-251-6498


8pm
Lady Windermere’s Fan - Purchase Repertory Theatre Production
Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Should a woman leave her husband if she believes he's been unfaithful?  Or should she invite the other woman to her birthday ball? Oscar Wilde's first produced play has all the legendary wit and melodramatic intrigue of his later works.  No one skewered Victorian manners and hypocrisies more thoroughly.  And no one has written more hilariously about the eternal miscommunication between men and women. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance from the Performing Arts Box Office (914) 251-6200 M - F, 10AM to 6PM.


8:00pm
References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot
Humanities Theatre

References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot by Jose Rivera is a journey through dreams and reality. Experience the sexuality of the desert, imagination, and the subconscious. Directed by Sarah Halliday. Tickets: $3


8:00pm
Re-verb
Dance Theater Lab (DTL)

Reverb Festival in partnership with Purchase College Conservatory of Dance presents the Reverb Choreographic Project featuring the work of 11 compelling choreographers: Adam Barruch (US), Sidra Bell (US), Lane Gifford (US), Jozsef Hajzer (Germany), Tomoko Maeda (Japan/US), Ja'Malik (US), Bradley Shelver (South Africa), Anne Rigney (US), Jin Ju Song-Begin (Korea), Lizzie Thrasher (US), Nelly van Bommel (France/US)
 
Each choreographer had the opportunity to create an original work during a creative residency at Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. Reverb Festival is committed to working with artists of diverse experiences and backgrounds. The mission of the Reverb Festival is to develop new voices in dance. Now in its fifth year, Reverb Festival has presented the work of 50 innovative dance makers to over 2,500 audience members. Our mission is to offer a tightly curated event that showcases a broad spectrum of compelling works and to facilitate an international exchange of artists immersed in dance theater exploration.


THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE ON NOV 20th NOT OCT 16th, SEE INFO BELOW:

Purchase Symphony Orchestra Next Performance:

Friday, Nov. 20, 8pm:
THE RADICAL WIG
Haydn: Symphony no. 39 in g-minor
Koppel: Toccata for Vibraphone, Marimba, and orchestra. Ching-Ping Wang, vibraphone and Phillip Gallo, marimba (winners of the PSO Concerto Competition)
Haydn: Symphony no. 103 in E flat major "Drumroll"

Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Performing Arts Box Office (914) 251-6200 M - F, 10AM to 6PM.

 


Fall Out (Seventh Annual - SEE EVENT UPDATE BELOW)

  • THE 7PM & 3PM DANCE EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED: Music and Dance, 7–8pm, Dance Theatre Lab (& Sat., Oct. 17, 3–4pm, Dance Theatre Lab)
    Professor Stephanie Tooman, Dance Producer
  • Wall-to-Wall Music, 8pm–12 midnight, Student Center (The Stood)
    Professors Dave Gluck and Jim McElwaine, Concert Producers
  • Painting and Sculpture, The Fort Gallery
    (Fri., Oct. 16–Wed., Oct. 21)
    Karin Yamamoto, Curator


Saturday, October 17th


8am-3pm
Welcome Booth
Performing Arts Center  (PAC) | Upper Lobby

Alumni and family members are encouraged to check-in and pick up a schedule of events. Lists for local hotels and restaurants are also available at the table.


 
9:30-10:30am
Tours to the Future
Campus Center North, Mall

Tour the campus and learn about the ongoing renovations as well as the campus theme “Agents of Change” as they collectively impact the future of the Purchase College experience.


9:30am-10:30am
TOUR: Behind the scenes in the Performing Arts Center

The tour, given by the Performing Arts Center’s Director, Wiley Hausam, begins at the Box Office on bottom floor. For more info about the Purchase College Performing Arts Center go to www.artscenter.org.


10:30am-12pm
Family Day Brunch
The Main Dining Hall

Opening remarks by Damian Fernandez. Jazz provided by The Conservatory of Music.
Cost is $8 per person. Students may use their meal plans.                                                  


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

11pm-12pm
Environmental Trek
Campus Center North (CCN)

Professors George Kraemer and Laura Chmielewski will lead a walk through the woods to Blind Brook.


12pm-2pm
TOUR: Docent-led tours of Neuberger Museum of Art
The Neuberger Museum

The tours, given by the Docents of the Neuberger Museum, begin at the Information desk at the main entrance. For more info about the Neuberger Museum of Art go to www.neuberger.org.


12pm-2pm
British Subjects: Identity and Self-Fashioning 1967-2009
Neuberger Museum of Art

The past 40 years have seen changes both in what it means to be British and in conceptions of selfhood and self-portraiture. These changes are addressed in British Subjects which will present nearly 60 works by artists who draw on and depart from the conventions of self-portraiture, delineate new possibilities of self-fashioning and self-representation and visualize new notions of Britishness, identity, and subjectivity. Works include video, painting and sculpture. Curated by Louise Yelin, Professsor of Literature and Interim Dean of Humanities.


12pm-2pm
Brain Awareness
Neuberger Museum of Art

Professor Nancy Zook and her students will be offering various interactive games to test your skills!


12pm-2pm
Life Into Play
Humanities Theatre

Original works in the form of scenes, poems, stories and performances by students from the School of Humanities and the Art Conservatory programs will be featured. Words! Dance! Music!


12pm-2pm
Soccer
Athletic Fields
Come cheer on the Panthers!


12pm-2pm
School of Art+Design Student Exhibitions
Visual Arts Building (located adjacent to the Neuberger Museum of Art)

The School of Art+Design welcomes you to view a diverse collection of recent undergraduate and graduate student work in all media in the Visual Arts Building:

Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery: FAUX SHOW MFA Group Exhibition | http://bit.ly/hC1dC | http://bit.ly/3PuLHb

2nd floor Hallway: Paintings and Drawings (P&D) | Fall 2009 P&D Coursework.

RM 1019A: On View Through Oct 18th: GRASS FORMS FIGURE: Artists: Gil Riley and Mark Nilsson, Current BFA Painting & Drawing students.
 



2pm–3pm
Open Dance Rehearsals
Conservatory of Dance Studio A


2pm-3pm
Hand Drumming Group (Students from the Conservatory of Music)
Studio L, Dance Building


2pm-4:30pm
Lady Windermere’s Fan - Purchase Repertory Theatre Production
Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Oscar Wilde’s comedy about the eternal miscommunication between women and men.
Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance from the Performing Arts Box Office (914) 251-6200 M - F, 10AM to 6PM.


3pm-4pm
Collaboration of Creativity: Watch it unfold!
Conservatory of Dance Theater Lab (DTL)

Choreographers, composers, dancers, musicians and more…


3pm-5pm
Baseball Game
The Athletic Fields

Come see the baseball team play in an intra-squad game!


3pm-5pm
Student/Alum Film Screenings
Music Building, Choral Hall Rm 1002

A selection of films by current students and alumni from the BFA Film Program in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film. Please note: some material may not be suitable for younger viewers.


4pm
References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot
Humanities Theatre

References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot by Jose Rivera is a journey through dreams and reality. Experience the sexuality of the desert, imagination, and the subconscious. Directed by Sarah Halliday. Ticket: $3


5pm-6pm
Purchase College Soul Voices Ensemble Performance
Music Building, Recital Hall

Under the Direction of Pete Malinverni
Soul Voices is a premiere vocal ensemble unique to Purchase that explores the music of the African-American experience. Their repertoire includes spirituals, gospel, soul, Rhythm & Blues, funk and jazz. Students from all areas of the College come together in the Soul Voices choir to perform rousing renditions of old favorites and new classics.


6pm-7:30pm
Dinner Off Campus
Dine at the restaurant of your choice in the neighboring Westchester area. A list of restaurants will be provided at the Information Table or visit www.purchase.edu/pwo for dining options. Be sure to return campus to enjoy the continuing festivities starting at 8pm.


6pm-8pm
Alumni Reunion Reception with live music
Performing Arts Center | Upper Lobby, Alumni Only

To RSVP for the Homecoming Reception, please call Maria-Cristina Necula ’97, Director of Alumni Affairs, at 914-251-6054 or e-mail: alumni@purchase.edu


6:30pm-7:30pm
48hr Play Festival
Humanities Theater (location subject to change)

Juniors from the Dramatic Writing Program of the Conservatory of Theater Arts and Film invite you to indulge and enjoy! 


8pm
Lady Windermere’s Fan - Purchase Repertory Theatre Production
Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Oscar Wilde’s comedy about the eternal miscommunication between women and men.
Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance from the Performing Arts Box Office (914) 251-6200 M - F, 10AM to 6PM.


8pm-10pm
Screen Scenes
Humanities Theater (location subject to change)

Short works from the Dramatic Writing Program of The Conservatory of Theater Arts and Film.


8pm
Re-Verb
Dance Theater Lab (DTL)

Reverb Festival in partnership with Purchase College Conservatory of Dance presents the Reverb Choreographic Project featuring the work of 11 compelling choreographers: Adam Barruch (US), Sidra Bell (US), Lane Gifford (US), Jozsef Hajzer (Germany), Tomoko Maeda (Japan/US), Ja'Malik (US), Bradley Shelver (South Africa), Anne Rigney (US), Jin Ju Song-Begin (Korea), Lizzie Thrasher (US), Nelly van Bommel (France/US)
 
Each choreographer had the opportunity to create an original work during a creative residency at Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. Reverb Festival is committed to working with artists of diverse experiences and backgrounds. The mission of the Reverb Festival is to develop new voices in dance. Now in its fifth year, Reverb Festival has presented the work of 50 innovative dance makers to over 2,500 audience members. Our mission is to offer a tightly curated event that showcases a broad spectrum of compelling works and to facilitate an international exchange of artists immersed in dance theater exploration.


8pm
The Frank Sinatra Songbook      
Performing Arts Center (PAC)

A musical tribute to perhaps America’s greatest singer of popular songs. Limited number of tickets are 50% off. Tickets are $25-$75 and must be purchased in advance from the Performing Arts Box Office (914) 251-6200 M - F, 10AM to 6PM.


Sunday, October 18th


2pm
Lady Windermere’s Fan - Purchase Repertory Theatre Production
Performing Arts Center

Oscar Wilde’s comedy about the eternal miscommunication between women and men.
Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance from the Performing Arts Box Office (914) 251-6200 M - F, 10AM to 6PM.


3pm
Jason and the Argonauts           
Performing Arts Center

[For  Families] After being banished as a baby, Jason, our wannabe hero returns to claim his rightful throne and make some big changes. Tickets are $27.50 and $15 and must be purchased in advance from the Performing Arts Box Office (914) 251-6200 M - F, 10AM to 6PM.


4pm
Richard Alston Dance Company 
Performing Arts Center

Enjoy the performance of Great Britain’s leading Modern Dance Company!
Tickets are $30 - $60 and must be purchased in advance from the Performing Arts Box Office (914) 251-6200 M - F, 10AM to 6PM


PURCHASE WIDE OPEN FESTIVAL
Purchase Wide Open is a celebration of the extraordinary creativity of the Purchase community, featuring especially the work of students from the visual and performing arts and the liberal arts and sciences. Begun in 2006, the PWO Festival highlights a range of events from the featured presentations of the conservatory programs to the independent work of Purchase musicians, writers, scholars, actors, dancers, artists, and filmmakers.
 
ALUMNI HOMECOMING
The Alumni Homecoming is an opportunity for alumni to come back home to their alma mater. By holding the Homecoming in conjunction with the Purchase Wide Open Festival and Family Day, the Office of Alumni Affairs has established a tradition in inviting alumni to experience the amazing talents and accomplishments of the Purchase community, while reconnecting with their classmates. It is a time of creative energy and excitement - an ideal moment for alumni to return to campus to celebrate their class years and legacy, while supporting the work of current students: Purchase’s future alumni.

FAMILY DAY
Family Day, a Purchase College tradition, invites family and friends to campus to attend the PWO activities that highlight the vibrant community that is Purchase. Throughout the day, those in attendance will be able to experience the various academic and artistic events that make Purchase College unique.
 


Athletics (Physical Education): 914.251.6530
Conservatory of Dance: 914.251.6800
Conservatory of Music: 914.251.6700
Conservatory of Theater Art & Film: 914.251.6830
Performing Arts Center Box Office: 914.251.6200
School of Art+Design: 914.251.6750
School of Humanities: 914.251.6550
School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education: 914: 251-6500
School of Natural & Social Sciences: 914.251.6630


Event Updates were noted in their designated time slots above. 

Here's a listing of the changes:

CANCELLED:

  • 10/16 | 8PM | (PSO) Purchase Symphony Orchestra  | Nov. 20th Tickets Available
  • 10/16 | 7PM | Music & Dance, DTL
  • 10/17 | 11AM -12PM | Evironmental Trek

 

ADDED:

  • 10/17 | 2-3PM | Hand Drumming Group (Students of the Conservatory of Music) - Studio L, Dance Building