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For Immediate Release
June 30, 2010

 

Calendar 2010 September Campus Events

Purchase College, State University of New York is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY   Web site: www.purchase.edu
Box Office 914-251-6200


September

Purchase Library Exhibition
September 1 to January 30
Contemporary paintings and sculpture by Mark Nilsson and Nick Greenwald from the School of Art + Design.
Exhibited on three floors of the Library.
Free
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 AM-2 AM
             Friday 8 AM-10 PM
             Saturday 11 AM-8 PM
             Sunday   12 noon -2 AM

A series of 40 contemporary works exhibited in the main art gallery and throughout the Library’s central spaces. 

School of Natural & Social Sciences Fall 2010 Lectures
Tuesday, September 14
7 PM Natural Sciences Building, room 1001
Free
“DNA  at the Dinner Table: Global Politics of Genetically Modified Food”

Lisa Weasel, Professor of Biology, Portland State University
Professor Weasel will discuss agricultural biotechnology, hailed by some as a solution to world hunger and cropland erosion, demonized by others as a source of “genetic pollution,” corporate greed, and environmental destruction. Call 914-251-6631 or e mail sciences @purchase.edu

10th Annual Jewish Studies Film Festival
September 27, October 4, October 11 at 7:30 PM
Humanities Theatre, Durst Family Humanities Building
$8

The Purchase College Jewish Studies Film Festival brings to campus films of Jewish interest from Israel and around the world. The series is open to the public and tickets for $8 can be purchased at the door of the Humanities Theatre. Call 914-251-6516 for information.


School of Natural & Social Sciences Fall 2010 Lectures
Wednesday, September 29
6 PM Natural Sciences Building, room 1001
Free
The John Howard Lecture on Law and Justice
“On the Edge of Justice: Gay Rights in the 21st Century”

John Howard, Professor Emeritus in Sociology, Purchase College will discuss “Gay Rights in the 21st  Century” and lead a discussion involving four panelists including Ross D. Levi, Director of Public Policy and Education, Empire State Pride Agenda and Leigh Howard, MSW.
Call 914-251-6631 or e mail sciences@purchase.edu

 


Calendar 2010 October Campus Events

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

10th Annual Jewish Studies Film Festival
October 4 and 11 at 7:30 PM
Humanities Theater, Durst Family Humanities Building
$8

The Purchase College Jewish Film Festival brings to campus films of Jewish interest from Israel and around the world. The film series is open to the public.  Tickets for $8 can be purchased at the door of the Humanities Building.  Call 914-251-6516 for information.


Purchase Symphony Orchestra
October 8 at 8 PM
Performing Arts Center
Michael Adelson, Conductor
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Maestro Michael Adelson conducts the Purchase Symphony Orchestra in a program of classical music featuring musicians from the renowned Purchase Conservatory of Music. Call 914-251-5925 for information.
 

School of Natural & Social Sciences Fall 2010 Lecture
Thursday, October 14
7 PM, Natural Sciences Building, room 1001
Free
“Stigma Isn’t a Big Deal, But…:The Consequences of Minority Stress For Same-Sex Relationships in a Changing Social Climate”

 David Frost, Assistant Professor of Sexuality Studies, San Francisco State University, will discuss his research which focuses on the impact of stigma, prejudice, and discrimination on the health and well-being of marginalized individuals. Call 914-251-6631 or e mail sciences@purchase.edu


Purchase Repertory Theatre
Three Sisters by Anton Chekov
Directed by A. Dean Irby
PepsiCo Theatre, Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20 
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Friday, October 15 at 8 PM
Saturday, October 16 at 2 PM & 8 PM
Sunday, October 17 at 2 PM
Thursday, October 21 at 8 PM
Friday, October 22 at 8 PM
Saturday, October 23 at 2 PM and 8 PM

One of the greatest plays of the modern era.  Chekhov’s drama traces the lives of the Prozorov family as they marry the wrong people, fall in love at the wrong time, and try to discern the meaning of existence.  Performed by the Senior Acting Company.

Purchase Conservatory of Dance
Senior Dance Projects
October 29, 30 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre lab, Dance Bldg.
Tickets $5 sold at door

The Conservatory of Dance presents a concert of repertory and original choreography by Roseann Baker, Pareena Lim, So Young Park and Kathryn Rhodes in both classical ballet and modern dance. The Conservatory is a preeminent center for training professional dancers and choreographers. Call 924-251-6800.


Calendar 2010 November Campus Events

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

Purchase Repertory Theatre
American Buffalo
By David Mamet
Directed by Christopher McCann
Performing Arts Center Nov. 3-13
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Wednesday, November 3 at 8 PM
Friday, November 5 at 8 PM
Saturday November 6 at 2 PM
Thursday, November 11 at 8 PM
Saturday, November 13 at 8 PM

A coin collector stumbles across a valuable buffalo nickel in a small Chicago junk shop and purchases it for only $90.  Later, Don the shop owner, comes to believe the coin was worth far more than this and he has been unfairly taken advantage of.  He is determined to steal the coin back and  elicits help from Bobby,  a young friend and Teach, a paranoid and violent braggart.  The three conspirators fancy themselves as businessmen pursuing the legitimate concerns of free enterprise. In reality they are small time crooks. Their plotting erupts in violence when their failure becomes apparent and the frustration becomes unbearable.

Humanities Theatre
November 4, 5, 6 at 8 PM
The Melody Lingers On
By Caliaf St. Aubyn
Humanities Building
Tickets $5 at door, $3 students
 
An original piece filled with live music, song and dance of the Motown era.
Phone 915-251-6591


Purchase Repertory Theatre
House of Bernarda Alba by Garcia Lorca
Directed by Nancy Gabor
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Thursday, November 4 at 8 PM
Saturday, November 6 at 8 PM
Wednesday, November 10 at 8 PM
Friday, November 12 at 8 PM
Saturday, November 13 at 2 PM

In a small Spanish town, adult daughters rebel against the repressive tyranny of their domineering mother, who is intent upon thwarting their dreams of love and marriage in order to preserve the family reputation.  A twentieth century masterpiece, this is a play about the nature of fascism, the power of sexual desire, and the effect of societal rules on the human psyche.

Humanities Theatre
November 11, 12, 13 
Everyman
By Catherine Dominguez
Humanities Building
Tickets $5 at door, $3 students

An update of the classical medieval play of one man coming to terms with death.  Call 914-251-6591

Purchase Percussion Ensemble
November 18 at 8 PM
Recital Hall, Music Building
Conducted by Dominick Donato
Free

Students from the Conservatory of music perform contemporary works.
Concert will feature the premiere of Eric Nathan’s Bright Light-a new quartet written for the Purchase Percussion Ensemble.  Eric is currently a PhD student at Cornell and is originally from Larchmont, NY.  The concert will also include Synchronisms No. 5 by Mario Davidovsky, DaRimiGil by Seung-Ah Oh and others.  Call 914-251-5925 for information

Humanities Theatre
November 18, 19, 20 at 8 PM
The Humanity School aka “School of Life (and some Death)”
By Sylvia Havranbkova
Humanities Building
Tickets $5 at door, $3 students

The great playwrights of early modern and modern eras meet, take lessons and critiques, and learn a bit about each other.  Call 914-251-6591


Purchase Symphony Orchestra
November 19 at 8 PM
Performing Arts Center
Conducted by Michael Adelson
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Michael Adelson, conducts students from the Purchase College Conservatory of Music in a program of classical music. A composer and educator, he is on the staff of the New York Philharmonic and conductor of the Auros Group for New Music.


Purchase College Day of Percussion
November 20 from 9:30 AM-6 PM
Directed by Dominick Donato
Conservatory of Music Recital Hall, Room 0082, Music Building
Free
Conservatory of Music students perform contemporary and traditional percussion music including original compositions. Call 914-251- 5925 for information.

Purchase Dance Conservatory
MFA Concert
November 19, 20 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Building
Tickets $5 sold at door

Conservatory of Dance graduate students Min Ha Cha, Eve Chan, Brett Gafinkel, Jiwon Lee, Eva Martin, Eric Rivera, perform original choreography in both classical ballet and modern dance.  Call 914-251-6800 for information. 


Purchase Dance Corps Presents Nutcracker ’10
Starring Ashley Bouder and Jared Angle Principal Dancers with
the New York City Ballet
Performing Arts Center
November 30-December 5
Tickets $55, 45, 30
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Nutcracker ’10 stars Ashley Bouder and Jared Angle, Principal Dancers with the New York City Ballet, who are returning to perform in the region’s best loved production of this classic tale. The Purchase Dance Corps lights up the Performing Arts Center along with more than 200 area children and nearly 200 Conservatory of Dance students to create a spectacular holiday treat for the entire family. The production features choreography by Conservatory of Dance faculty members Larry Clark, Ted Kivitt, Rosanna Seravalli, Stephanie Tooman, and Megan Williams. Artistic Director is Bettijane Sills, former New York City Ballet soloist and Conservatory ballet faculty member of White Plains, NY. The Conservatory of Dance is recognized as a preeminent international center for training professional dancers and choreographers.



Calendar 2010 December Events

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

Symphonic Winds
December 1 at 7 PM
Conducted by Graham Ashton
Performing Arts Center
Tickets:  $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Performance by members of the Purchase College Conservatory of Music.

Purchase Jazz Orchestra
December 2 at 7 PM
Conducted by Todd Coolman
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Features students from the Conservatory of Music performing selections by big band jazz composers. Conductor Todd Colman is a Grammy award winning jazz bassist who heads the Jazz program at Purchase and performs regularly with jazz luminaries James Moody, Jon Faddis, Ahmad Jamal and others.

Purchase Contemporary Ensemble
December 2 at 8 PM
Conducted by Dominic Donato
Recital Hall, Music Building
Free
Concert features Barbara White’s Lift for flute, viola, harp and percussion with film by Alison Crocetta.  Two pieces by Eric Nathan, an encore performance of Bright Light and a performance of Walls of Light for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion. Call 914-241- 5925 for information.                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Humanities Theatre
December 2, 3, 4 at 8 PM
Bloodlines
An original play by Morgana Watson
Humanities Building
Tickets $5 at door, $3 students

Bloodlines is an original play exploring the cyclical nightmare of inherited habits of abuse.  Call 914-251-6591


Purchase Repertory Theatre
King John
By William Shakespeare
Directed by  XXXXXX
Performing Arts Center
Tickets  $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Friday, December 3 at 8 PM
Saturday, December 4 at 2 & 8 PM
Sunday, December 5 at 2 PM
Thursday, December 9 at 8 PM
Friday, December 10 at 8 PM
Saturday, December 11 at 2 & 8 PM

Stirring, heartbreaking, shocking, and beautiful, Shakespeare’s rarely seen play addresses timely questions such as, when should one nation try to effect regime change on another, and when does disagreement with the government become treason?  It also gives is perhaps the only true hero in the Bard’s canon-the illegitimate son of Richard the Lionheart, known as “the Bastard.”   For tickets call 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Purchase Dance Corps Presents Nutcracker ’10
Starring Ashley Bouder and Jared Angle Principal Dancers with the New York City Ballet
Performing Arts Center
December 1-5
Tickets $55, 45, 30
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Nutcracker ’10 stars Ashley Bouder and Jared Angle, Principal Dancers with the New York City Ballet, who are returning to perform in the region’s best loved production of this classic tale.  The Purchase Dance Corps lights up the Performing Arts Center along with more than 200 area children and nearly 200 Conservatory of Dance students to create a spectacular holiday treat for the entire family. The production features choreography by Conservatory of Dance faculty members Larry Clark, Ted Kivitt, Rosanna Seravalli, Stephanie Tooman and Megan Williams.
Artistic director is former New York Ballet soloist and Conservatory of ballet faculty member Bettijane Sills of White Plains, NY.  The Conservatory of Dance is recognized as a preeminent international center for training professional dancers and choreographers.


Purchase New Music
Presented by Suzanne Farrin and Du Yun
December 7 at 8 PM
Student Center:The Cinema Room
Free

Purchase New Music is an ensemble dedicated to performing works written by composition students.  This concert is dedicated to chamber music and multi-media works.  Call 914-251-5925 for information

Soul Voices
Conducted by Pete Malinverni
December 8 at 7 PM
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Soul Voices is a 60 member choir of students from all over the campus under the direction of Pete Malinverni who perform a foot-tapping, finger-snapping program. Musical selections include Spirituals, Gospel, R & B, Funk and Soul music. The performers are the best and brightest who come together to engage in that most human expression of joy, singing.


Purchase Latin Jazz
Conducted by Arturo O’Farrill
December 9 at 7 PM
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

The Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra features musicians from the Conservatory of Music who study with some of the leading jazz performers and educators in the area. Conductor Arturo O’ Farrill is a Grammy winning musician and composer who heads the Latin Jazz Program at Purchase College and performs regularly at leading clubs and concert halls with his Afro Latin Jazz orchestra.  Mr. O’Farrill has received commissions from Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Big Apple Circus among others. He has also composed music for films.  

Purchase New Music
Presented by Suzanne Farrin and Du Yun
December 9 at 8 PM
Recital Hall, Music Building
Free

Purchase New Music is an ensemble dedicated to performing works written by composition students.  This concert is dedicated to works for piano and chamber orchestra. Call 914-251-5925 for information

Conservatory of Dance
MFA Concert
December 10, 11 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Building
Tickets $5  sold at door

Conservatory of Dance graduate students Lauren Gaul, Mya Hardy, Jonathan Reidel, Sarah Surber-Wagner, Hyungi Yu, present a program of original choreography in classical and modern dance at this international center for training professional dancers and choreographers.  Call 914-251-6800 for information.


Calendar 2011January Campus Events

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


 

Calendar 2011 February Campus Events

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


Purchase Repertory Theatre
Durang Durang
By Christopher Durang
Directed by    (TBA)
The Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY

Thursday, February 10 at 8 PM
Friday, February 11 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 12 at 2 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday , February 13 at 2 PM
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-698-0098 or www.emelin.org

This wacky collection of short plays by America’s master satirist pokes fun at the pretensions of American theatre itself, and it includes the classic spoof of The Glass Menagerie—“For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls.”  The management is not responsible for injuries caused by hysterical laughter. 
For information call 914-251-6830.

Purchase Conservatory of Dance
BFA Senior Projects
February 4 and 5 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Building

Tickets $5, sold at door

Conservatory of Dance students Jenelle Figgins, Megan Martiros, Addison Reese and Elena Valls present their Senior Project Dance Concert featuring repertory performances and original choreography on February 4 and 5 at 8 PM in the Dance Theatre Lab in the Dance Building. Tickets are $5 at the door.  Call 914-251-6800 for information.

Purchase Conservatory of Dance
BFA Senior Projects
February 11 and 12 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Building
Tickets $5, sold at door

Conservatory of Dance students Selena Coburn, David Scarantino, Alexandra Shieron and Juliann Will present their Senior Project Dance Concert featuring repertory performances and original choreography on February 11 and 12 at 8 PM in the Dance Theatre Lab in the Dance Building.
Tickets are $5 at the door.  For information call 914-251-6800.

Humanities Theatre
February 10, 11, 12 at 8 PM
The Seven Keys to Baldpate
Directed by Colline Laninga
Humanities Building
Admission $5 at door, $3 students

A comedy by George M. Cohan.  Baldpate is a summer hotel, normally closed in the winter.  When a writer bets the owner he can write a work in twenty-four hours if left alone there, the owner opens the closed hotel for him.  Also showing up are a gun-toting man, a pretty young newspaper reporter with whom the hero falls in love at first sight, an adventuress,  some politicians and a railroad magnate looking to make a secret deal.  Shots and screams galore seem to interrupt Magee’s work.  Or are they simply the story that Magee is writing?  Call 914-251-6591 for information.

Chamber Music Concert
 Purchase Conservatory of Music Faculty
February 13 at 8 PM
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Renowned musicians on the faculty of the Conservatory of Music perform in concert at the Performing Arts Center. Call 914-251-5925 for information.

Humanities Theatre
February 17, 18, 19 at 8 PM
Aimee Cesaire’s A Tempist
Directed by Bethany Mayes
Humanities Building
Tickets $5 at door, $3 students

This production is a much-anthologized reworking of Shakespeare’s classic through a Caribbean, post-colonial lens. Call 914-251-6591 for information.


Humanities Theatre
February 24, 25, 26 at 8 PM
James Reaney’s adaptation of Through the Looking Glass, And What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll
Directed by Grace Baldelli
Humanities Building
Tickets $5 at door, $3 students

The sequel to the immensely popular Alice Through the Looking Glass, this work explores logic, geometry, mirrors and the challenges one girl faces while growing up.  For information call 914-251-6591

 

Purchase Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Adelson
February 18 at 8 PM
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Students from the Conservatory of Music perform in concert under the direction of Michael Adelson, a composer, writer and educator who is also on the conducting staff of the New York Philharmonic. Tickets $20.  Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org.


Purchase Conservatory of Dance 
BFA Senior Projects
February 18 and 19 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Building
Tickets $5, sold at door

Conservatory of Dance students present their Senior Project Dance Concert featuring repertory performances and original choreography by
Christine, Aumiller, Rena Butler, Claire Camp, Francois DesMarteau and Anthony Dionisio. February 18 and 19 at 8 PM in the Dance Theatre Lab in the Dance Building.  Tickets $5 at door. Call 914-252-6800 for information.

Purchase Conservatory of Dance
BFA Senior Projects
February 25 and 26 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Building
Tickets $5, sold at door

Conservatory of Dance students Lauren Camp, Katrina Cunningham, Sarah Mettin, Sarah Stanley present their Senior Project Dance Concert with repertory performances and original choreography by Lauren Camp, Katrina Cunningham, Sarah Mettin and Sarah Stanley on February 26 and 27 at 8 PM in the Dance Theatre Lab of the Dance Building.  Tickets $5 at the door. Call 914-251-6800 for information.

 


Calendar 2011 March Campus Events

Purchase College, State University of New York is located at 7356 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY  Web site: www.purchase.edu

Humanities Theatre
March 3, 4, 5 at 8 PM
At The Cost of Nothing  by Joshua Hernandez
Humanities Building
Tickets $5 at door, $3 students

At the Cost of Nothing is an original adaptation updating the classic tale of King Oedipus, who, in the original killed his dad, was perhaps too fond of his mom, and angered the gods by attempting to avoid his fate. Now he is a contemporary superhero living in the Bronx. Call 914-251-6591


Brass Ensemble Concert
Conducted by Graham Ashton
March 6 at 3 PM
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Distinguished area musicians join Graham Ashton for this concert.

Purchase Conservatory of Dance
BFA Senior Projects
March 4 and 5 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab in the Dance Building
Tickets $5 at the door

Conservatory of Dance BFA students present their Senior Project Dance Concert featuring original choreography and repertory performances by Jennifer Berthelot, Kaylin Carlucci, Steffi Cheong, Mary Page Nance, and Joseph Wamp on March 4 and 5 at 8 PM in the Dance Theatre Lab in the Music Building.  Tickets are $5 at the door.  Call 914-251-6800 for information.

Purchase Repertory Theatre
Three Birds Alighting on A Field
By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by David Bassuk
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Tuesday, March 8 at 8 PM
Wednesday, March 9 at 8 PM
Thursday, March 10 at 8 PM
Friday, March 11 at 8 PM
Saturday, March 12 at 2 & 8 PM
Sunday March 13 at 2 PM

Trying to buy social advancement, a wealthy woman and her Greek husband become art collectors and enter a hilarious world of artists, dealers, and critics in 1990’s London.  Is art only worth what people will pay for it?  Is it okay to marry for money?  Do ex-wives make good business partners?  These questions and more are raised in this witty, Stoppard-esque comedy from the author of Our Country’s Good.

Purchase Conservatory of Dance
BFA Senior Projects
March 11 and 12 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab in the Dance Building
Tickets $5 at the door

Conservatory of Dance BFA students present their Senior Project Dance Concert featuring original choreography and repertory performances by Kaitlyn Hayes, Alana Kyriak, Ren Zin Lee, Vincent Marra, and Christopher Phillips on March 11 and 12 at 8 PM in the Dance Theatre Lab of the Dance Building.  Tickets are $5 at the door.  Call 914-251-6800 for information.

Humanities Theatre
March 10, 11, 12 at 8 PM
Production by Marcus Stewart
Humanities Building
Tickets $5 at door, $3 students
For information call 914-251-6591

Humanities Theatre
March 17, 18, 19 at 8 PM
Production byTrevor Swann
Humanities Building
Tickets $5 at door, $3 students

For information call 914-251-6591

Purchase Opera
To be Announced  conducted by Jacque Trussel
March 17, 18, 19, 20 at 8 PM
March 20 at 2 PM
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Purchase Conservatory of Dance
BFA Senior Projects
March 18 and 19 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab in the Dance Building
Tickets $5 at the door

Conservatory of Dance BFA students present their Senior Project Dance Concert featuring repertory performances and original choreography by Samantha Figgins, Jasmine Johnson, Ashley Mayeux, Laura Montas, and Jillian Sawyer on March 18 and 19 at 8 PM in the Dance Theatre Lab in the Dance Building.  Tickets $5 at the door.  Call 914-251-6800 for information.

Soul Voices
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
Directed by Pete Malinverni
March 24 at 7 PM
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Soul Voices director Pete Malinverni presents a celebratory concert of music drawn from and inspired by the African American experience. Selections include music from Spiritual, Freedom, R & B, Reggae and African traditions. The 60 voice choir is drawn from all over the campus and is known for its foot- tapping, finger popping big happy sound.  Director Malinverni has written inspiring arrangements for several soloists. 
The March 24 concert is at 7 PM in the Performing Arts Center.  Tickets are $20.  Box office is 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org.

 


Calendar  2011 April Campus Events

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


Humanities Theatre
April 7, 8, 9 at 8 PM
Medea
Adapted by Shauri Johnson
Humanities Building
Tickets $5 at door, $3 students

Shauri Johnson adapts the classic tale of a wife betrayed, taking the almost unthinkable revenge. Call 914-252-6591 for information.

Purchase Conservatory of Dance
BFA Senior Projects
April 8 and 9 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Building
Tickets $5 at the door

Conservatory of Dance BFA students present their Senior Project Dance Concert featuring repertory performances and original choreography by Brooke Herr-Cardillo, Kathleen Hoffman, Sharnice Willis, and Natalia Yepes on March 8 and 9 at 8 PM in the Dance Theatre Lab of the Dance Building.
Tickets $5 at the door.  Call 914-251-6800 for information.

Humanities Theatre
April 14, 15, 16
Dance With Flowers in Your Hair
By Rayelle Bradley
Humanities Building
Tickets $5 at door, $3 students
An original play by Rayelle Bradley about a burlesque night club, Desirae, and a Faustian bargain. Call 914-251-6591


Purchase Percussion Ensemble
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
Directed by Dominic Donato
April 14 at 8 PM
Recital Hall, Music Building
Free

Concert presented by Conservatory of Music students under the direction of Dominic Donato. Premiere of a new piece written for the Percussion Ensemble by Brian Lawler. For information call 914-251-5925

Purchase Conservatory of Dance
MFA Dance Concerts
April 15 and 16 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Building
Tickets $5 at the door

The Conservatory of Dance presents a concert of  repertory and original choreography in both ballet and modern dance produced by first year MFA students Min Ha Cha, Eve Chan, Brett Garfinkel, Jiwon Lee, Eva Martin, Eric Rivera. Performances on April 15 and 16 are in the Dance Theatre Lab in the Dance Building at 8 PM.  Tickets are $5 at the door.  For information call 914-251-6800.

Purchase Jazz Orchestra
Conducted by Todd Coolman
April 20 at 7 PM
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Features music by the legendary innovators of jazz whose music made an indelible impression on jazz.  Conductor Todd Coolman is a Grammy Award winning bassist who heads the Jazz program at Purchase College and performs regularly with jazz luminaries Jon Faddis, James Moody, and others. 

Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra
Conducted by Arturo O’Farrill
April 21 at 7 PM
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

The Grammy Award winning conductor and composer leads the Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra in a concert of Latin and Afro Cuban Jazz.

Purchase Percussion Ensemble
Conducted by Dominic Donato
April 21 at 8 PM
Recital Hall Music Building
Free

Conservatory of Music students perform. Music of Xi Wang, Cheng Yi and others.  Call 914-251-5925 for information.


Purchase Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Adelson
April 26 at 8 PM
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Conductor Michael Adelson leads the Purchase College Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra in a program of classical music. A composer and educator who has conducted many leading orchestras, he is also a conductor with the New York Philharmonic and the Auros Group for New Music.  Tickets are $20.  Box office is 914-251-6200 or visit www.artscenter.org


Purchase New Music
Conducted by Dominic Donato
April 26 at 8 PM
Location to be announced
Free
Conservatory of Music students perform. Call 914-251-5925 for information.


 
Purchase Repertory Theatre
Mother Courage and Her Children
By Bertolt Brecht, adapted by Ntozake Shange
Directed by (TBA)
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6951 or www.artscenter.org

Tuesday, April 26 at 8 PM
Wednesday, April 27 at 8 PM
Thursday, April  28 at 8 PM
Friday, April 29 at 8 PM
Saturday, April 30 at 2 & 8 PM
Sunday, May 1 at 2 PM

This version of Brecht’s great play transfers the action from medieval Europe to the American Civil War.  A black woman tries to profit from selling goods to both sides and protect her adult children from their own heroic impulses. Commissioned by the Public Theatre, this adaptation was created by the author of For Colored Girls Who have Considered When the Rainbow is Enuf.

Conservatory of Music
Purchase New Music Concert
April 28 at 8 PM
Recital Hall, Music Building
Free

Purchase New Music is an ensemble dedicated to performing works written by composition students.  This concert will include works for piano and chamber orchestra. For information call 914-251-5925
 
Purchase  Dance Corps Spring Concert  2011
Works by the legendary Twyla Tharp and the Conservatory’s own
 Nelly van Bommel
Performing Arts Center
April 29, 30 and May 1, 6, 7, 8
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM
Tickets: $20, seniors and non-Purchase students $18.
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Repertory for the Purchase Dance Corps Spring Concert features classical and contemporary dance by outstanding choreographers.  Highlights of the concert include works by the legendary Twyla Tharp and the Conservatory’s Nelly van Bommel, one of Dance Magazine’s 2010 “25 to Watch.”  The Purchase Dance Corps is the performing ensemble that presents concerts at Purchase College and has toured nationally and internationally.  The Conservatory of Dance is recognized as a preeminent international center for training professional dancers and choreographers.


Humanities Theatre
Dates TBA  at 8 PM
Behind the Man by Crystal Okorie
Humanities Building
Tickets $5 at door, $3 students

A futurist-themed play that revolves around a political candidate, his wife, the FBI, and an underground special interest group.  For information call 914-251- 6591.

Humanities Theatre
Dates TBA  at 8 PM
Maybe That’s Why He Beats Her--A Selfish Love Story
Written and Directed by Kristyna Serdock
Humanities Building
Tickets $5 at door, $3 students

Kristyna Serdock’s original play is about gender identities, conversation structure, French horror theatre, depression, and other philosophical breakdowns of romantic love.  Call 914-251-6591 for information


 

Calendar 2011 May Campus Events

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

Purchase Repertory Theatre
Mother Courage and Her Children
By Bertolt  Brecht, adapted by Ntozake Shange
Directed by (TBA)
Performing Arts Center
May 1 at 2 PM
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

This version of Brecht’s great play transfers the action from medieval Europe to the American Civil War.  A black woman tries to profit from selling goods to both sides and protect her adult children from their own heroic impulses. Commissioned by the Public Theatre, this adaptation was created by the author of For Colored Girls Who have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.


Purchase Dance Corps Spring Concert  2011
Features works by the legendary Twyla Tharp and the Conservatory’s own Nelly van Bommel
Performing Arts Center
May 1, 6, 7, 8
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM
Tickets: $20. Seniors and non-Purchase students $18
Box Office 914-251-6200 or www.artscenter.org

Repertory for the Purchase Dance Corps Spring Concert features classical and contemporary dance by outstanding choreographers.  Highlights of the concert include works by the legendary Twyla Tharp and the Conservatory’s Nelly van Bommel, one of Dance Magazine’s 2010 “25 to Watch.”  The Purchase Dance Corps is the performing ensemble that presents concerts at Purchase College and has toured nationally and internationally.  The Conservatory of Dance is recognized as a preeminent international center for training professional dancers and choreographers.

Conservatory of Music
New Music Concert
May 3 at 8 PM
Student Center: The Cinema Room
Free

Purchase New Music is an ensemble dedicated to performing works written by composition students.  This concert will present chamber music and multi-media works.  For information call 914-251-5925

Conservatory of Music
Symphonic Winds Concert
Conducted by Graham Ashton
May 4 at 7 PM
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251- 6200 of www.artscenter.org

Performance by the Conservatory of Music faculty conducted By Graham Ashton.


Purchase Conservatory of Dance
MFA Graduation Concert
May 13 and 14 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab, Music Building
Tickets $5 sold at door

Conservatory of Dance graduate students present a concert of original choreography in both ballet and modern dance produced by the graduating  MFA students Lauren Gaul, Mya Hardy, Jonathan Reidel, Sarah Surber-Wagner, and Hyungji Yu on May 13 and 14 at 8 PM in the Dance Theatre Lab in the Music Building.  Tickets $5 sold at door.  For information call 914-251-6800.   

Purchase College Commencement
May 20 at 1 PM
West Lawn adjacent to the Performing Arts Center


Purchase College State University of New York is a major institution of higher education encompassing the liberal arts and sciences, professional training in the visual and performing arts, and continuing education and liberal studies, along with the Neuberger Museum of Art and The Performing Arts Center.