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 David DeJesus
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. 

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.