Celebrate the Arts – 2012-13 Calendar

August 9, 2012

All events and locations are subject to change. Please visit www.wabash.edu/calendar for the latest calendar information.

 

Click here to download a brochure with the year's events (8.5 x 11)

 


2013 SPRING SEMESTER (Ticket Information)

 

March 15-April 12
Art Exhibit: Stefani M. Rossi – Circuitous Center
Opening reception:  Friday, March 15, 4:30-6 p.m.
Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Gallery Hours:  Monday–Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

In her work, Stefani M. Rossi cultivates intimate encounters that invite viewers to contemplate the larger narratives in which they routinely participate. In Circuitous Center, Rossi explores the historic and contemporary rituals that people practice in the course of understanding and establishing their place in the world, both physically and metaphorically. These works represent how “the paths we find ourselves on, and the things we carry with us as we meander, determine how we walk through the world.” Threading together the themes of displacement, itinerancy, and pilgrimage, Rossi's work questions what it means for one to discover and, perhaps maintain, home.
 

March 24
Glee Club Campus Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
4 p.m.

 

 

March 28
Visiting Artists Series presents Todd Green in Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
8 p.m.

A one-man orchestra playing on eclectic blend of jazz, new age, world, and classical music. Thursday's evening program will feature original compositions by Green, drawing on a variety of styles of world music. The selections will be a combination of composed pieces and improvisation. Using various combinations of his many unique and unusual instruments from all over the world, which he will explain throughout the concert, Green will take you on a musical journey, inspired by the styles of many different countries and cultures.

 

 April 1
Visiting Artists Series presents author, Karen Russell
Korb Classroom, Fine Arts Center
8 p.m.

Russell’s debut novel, Swamplandia!, was chosen by The New York Times as one of the “Ten Best Books of 2011,” and was long-listed for The Orange Prize. Russell was featured in The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” list, and was chosen as one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. In 2009, Russell received the “5 Under 35” award from the National Book Foundation. Her latest novel, Vampires in the Lemon Grove, was published in January. Russell received her B.A. from Northwestern University in 2003, and her MFA from Columbia University in 2006.


 
April 3
Wamidan Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

Wamidan, the Wabash College World Music ensemble, will be celebrating its 13th anniversary since its foundation in July 2000. The 50-minute concert program celebration will cover instrumental music, dances, songs, and poems from multiple music cultures including those from Argentina, Brazil, North America, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Taiwan, and Uganda. The musical instruments featured will range from fiddles and guitars, to xylophones, lyres, rattles, and drums. This concert will feature Wabash College students, faculty, and staff as well as Wamidan Children's Ensemble.


 
April 6
15th Annual Glee Club with University of Indianapolis Women’s Chorus
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis
7:30 p.m.
 
April 11
Brass Ensemble Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

The Wabash College Brass Ensemble will present a concert that travels through Europe and references different people and places through the century straddling 1600. From the cathedrals of Venice, to the court of Queen Elizabeth I, to the Town Hall in Leipzig, there is a rich tradition of Renaissance and Reformation era music for brass instruments serving church, monarch and town. The concert also opens with an exciting piece from Music for the Royal Fireworks by G. F. Handel, and culminates with English and U. S. American folk songs. Under the direction of Professor Peter Hulen, the Brass Ensemble has performed a wide variety of works from the Renaissance to the avant-garde, from 16th-century cathedrals and town halls, to the blues and the Beatles. Admission to the concert is free. The public is cordially invited.
 
April 16
Jazz Ensemble Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

The Wabash College Jazz Band Spring Concert features a vibrant set of music covering a broad mix of Latin, swing, and pop rhythms. Several pieces will feature smaller ensembles, including one quartet piece led by Wabash's graduating lead tenor player, Will Drews. Building on the momentum of the fall concert, this program is full of new formats from this young band. As the jazz repertoire continues to expand, arrangers are constantly adding new and exciting tunes to their books. This concert will feature no fewer than four songs arranged from Pop hits of the 1970s. The band will also continue to expand its Latin and Brazilian playbook with new arrangements of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sonny Rollins and Perez Prado.


 
April 17-20
Wabash Theater presents Jitney by August Wilson
Directed by Dwight Watson
Ball Theater, Fine Arts Center
8 p.m. each evening

Penned by late Pulitzer prize-winning playwright August Wilson, Jitney dramatizes the lives of several African-American men hustling to make a living as jitneys--unofficial, unlicensed taxi cab drivers living in Pittsburgh during the 1970s. As urban renewal threatens to board up the jitney station, men share stories and gossip, two young lovers fight for their future, and the station owner confronts his long-estranged son. Wilson illuminates the human condition with an exquisite sense of the poetry of ordinary life. ''Jitney holds its audience in charmed captivity.”
--The New York Times

 
April 19-May 12
Art Exhibit: 2013 Senior Art Majors Exhibition
Opening reception:  Friday, April 19, 6-7:30 p.m.
Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Gallery Hours:  Monday–Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This annual exhibit celebrates the artistic accomplishments of Patrick Alston, Joey Fogel, Sean Parchman, Patrick Posthauer, and Chase Tichenor.
 
April 21
Chamber Orchestra Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

The Wabash College Chamber Orchestra will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 21, in Salter Hall in the Fine Arts Center. The orchestra opens with a performance of Les Preludes, a symphonic poem by Franz Liszt.  Liszt is remembered primarily for his contribution to piano virtuosity, both through his own performances and a host of students. He was a veritable titan of the keyboard, and it was said of him that once having read a piece for the first time, no subsequent performance of his was limited by the musical notations of its composer. WCCO closes with Beethoven's Symphony # 3 in Eb Major “The Eroica.” One of the staples of the classical repertoire, this colossal work was originally dedicated to Napoleon Buonaparte. The concert is free and open to the public.

 


Time and Locations are subject to change. Please visit www.wabash.edu/calendar for the latest calendar information



 
Ticket Information

Admission to all theater productions, music events, and Visiting Artists Series programs is FREE. No tickets are required except for Theater Productions and Visiting Artists Series programs.
 
Fall semester tickets available Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Spring semester tickets available Wednesday, January 16, 2013
 
Contact the Box Office by:
email: boxoffice@wabash.edu
Phone: 765-361-6411
 
Box Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Box Office will open 90 minutes before curtain time for Theater and Visiting Artists events. Please note: Tickets not claimed at the Box Office 10 minutes prior to curtain will be released to the general public.

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS

 

2012 FALL SEMESTER (Ticket Information)

 
August 26
Faculty Recital: Diane Norton and Patrick Burnette
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
4 p.m.

The afternoon music will feature Diane Maximovich Norton, piano and harpsichord and Patrick Burnette, alto saxophone. The program includes, Jean-Phillipe Rameau’s Les Fêtes de L’Hymen (Sarabande and Rigaudon); Paule Maurice’s Tableaux de Provence; Hans-Martin Linde’s Drei Stücke für Alt-Saxophon und Klavier; and Takashi Yoshimausu’s Fuzzy Bird Sonata.
 
September 7 – October 3
Art Exhibit: Sarah Rockett – Human Climate
Opening reception:  Friday, September 7, 4:30-6 p.m.
Public Lecture: Wednesday, September 5, Korb Classroom, Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m.
Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Gallery Hours:  Monday–Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

During a week-long residency, Visiting Artist Sarah Rockett will collaborate with Wabash College studio art students to install Human Climate in the Eric Dean Galleries. The exhibit explores socially acceptable phobias and the resulting persistence of individual anonymity in American society. Extracting forms and situations from common fears and cinema, Rockett creates work that exposes our complacent participation in systems of social interaction. In the same way that Rockett investigates the fluctuating contradictions of social behaviors, she also collapses boundaries between artistic disciplines as she combines materials such as wire and latex with traditional drawing media. Rockett's works often begin as drawings on the wall and transition to three dimensions to "become drawings in space." Casting shadows, the external elements create additional surface layers imposed upon the originating drawings.

 

September 12

Visiting Artists Series presents Wacongo Dance Company
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
8 p.m.
The WACONGO Dance Company is a traditional ensemble of master drummers, musicians and dancers, residents of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who perform the ancestral songs and dances of Central Africa.

September 22
Visiting Artists Series presents The Bohumir Kryl Project
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
8 p.m.
The General Lew Wallace Study and Museum, the Michigan & International Antique Phonograph Societies, and the Wabash College Visiting Artists Series sponsor this event.

Kryl is an accomplished sculptor and musician with Crawfordsville connections. Original acoustic recordings, antique
phonographs, multi-media history presentation, and concert band.
 
September 29
Homecoming and Glee Club Reunion Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.
 
October 3 – 6
Wabash Theater presents Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin
Directed by James Cherry
Ball Theater, Fine Arts Center
8 p.m. each evening

It is October 8, 1904. Albert Einstein (he of the “Special Theory of Relativity,” among other things) and Pablo Picasso (he of Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, among other things) are young men on the verge of the world-shifting ideas that will define both them and the century to come. The two find themselves at the bar of the Parisian cafe “Lapin Agile,” where they debate the meaning of genius, art, science, and love—while contemplating what the future might hold for us all. In a riotous comedy of alternate history from Steve Martin, Picasso at the Lapin Agile asks us to consider the nature of “the fundamental end-all, final, not-subject-to-opinion truth, depending on where you’re standing.”
 
October 15-December 7
Art Exhibit: Haitian Art from the Waterloo Center for the Arts: Visions Through Open Eyes
Opening reception:  Monday, October 15, 8-9:30 p.m.
Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Closed During Thanksgiving Recess November 17-25
Gallery Hours:  Monday–Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Visions Through Open Eyes: Haitian Art from the Waterloo Center for the Arts
Despite their nation’s history of poverty and political upheaval, the artists of Haiti flourish and create vibrant works of art. This exhibit, selected from the extensive collection of the Waterloo Center for the Arts, presents highly stylized, visually stimulating, and thought-provoking works depicting scenes of Haitian labor, life, celebration, mythology, beliefs, and practices. Bucolic, mystic, and surreal themes are the subjects of paintings, pierced steel or wooden sculptures, and sequined flags.

Photo: Pierre Augustin, oil on canvas

 
October 24
Visiting Artists Series presents Bonnie Campbell, writer
Korb Classroom, Fine Arts Center
8 p.m.

Campbell is the author of the national bestseller, Once Upon a River.
 
November 1
Visiting Artists Series presents The Flying Karamazov Brothers
Ball Theater, Fine Arts Center
8 p.m.

Wabash College Visiting Artists Series presents the internationally acclaimed quartet, The Flying Karamazov Brothers. The "vaudevillian comedy-and-juggling spectacle," will perform their show, 4 Play, at 8 p.m. in Ball Theater in the Fine Arts Center.

Expect the unexpected with The Flying Karamazov Brothers in 4 Play.  The self-proclaimed eccentric “lunatics” spice things up with a zany showcase filled with the astonishing juggling feats, laugh-out-loud comedy, and wild theatrics that have taken them to Broadway, television, and the big screen.


 
November 7-8
Wabash Theater presents Studio One Acts
Experimental Theater, Fine Arts Center
8 p.m. each evening

The Studio One-Acts provide opportunities for theater students to showcase their skills. These projects - written, directed, and performed by students - emphasize the importance of the collaborative creative process and demonstrate the Wabash College Theater Department’s belief that powerful and imaginative theater can thrive in productions of limited scale.
 
November 7
Brass Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.
 
November 14
Wamidan Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.
 
December 2
Chamber Orchestra Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

The Wabash College Chamber Orchestra, a College and community performing organization, inaugurates its 2012-2013 concert season with a program of musical superlatives, including Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni and Dvorak’s Symphony #9 “From the New World.”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the world's most illustrious musical prodigy, takes on Don Juan, the world's most infamous lover, in what some say is his greatest opera, the immortal masterpiece Don Giovanni. The overture to Don Giovanni distills all of the dark drama and splendor of the opera, and has been a pillar in the classical musical repertoire since its composition.

Antonín Dvorak, the greatest Czech composer, is unquestionably best known for his “New World” Symphony. Once his international reputation had been secured, Dvorak was invited to come to the United States by the Juilliard School, hoping that he would put his European imprimatur on America's nascent classical music. Instead, Dvorak delivered the unwelcome message that America should not look to the Old Country for approval. Rather, it had only to look to its own native music to find inspiration, originality, and meaning:  folk songs, music of recently emancipated slaves, and the rhythms and scales of displaced Sioux, Cheyenne, and Blackfeet. He spent much of his time in the town of Spillville, in eastern Iowa, where the name Dvorak still survives from the early Czech settlers. Inspired by the composer’s brief but memorable sojourn in the United States, the “New World” Symphony embodies all that this perceptive and appreciative guest deemed uniquely wonderful about the young republic:  Negro spirituals, minstrel tunes, melodies and rhythms of the Plains Indians, a remarkable musical rendering of a train pounding down the track, as well as the sounds and music of America’s meadows, streams, and woodlands. It remains one of the most beloved symphonies in the entire body of western music.

 
December 5
45th Annual Christmas Festival of Music & Readings
Pioneer Chapel
8 p.m.

The 45th Annual Christmas Festival of Music & Readings will take place on Wednesday, December 5 in the Wabash College Chapel. Preludial music of the season will commence around 7:30. The Festival will begin at 8 pm.
 
The Christmas Festival, which started at Wabash in 1968, alternates performances of musical numbers, congregational hymns and carols, and readings from the Bible. It is modeled on the King’s College Festival of Lessons and Carols at Cambridge University in England.
 


January 18 – February 27
Art Exhibit: Works on Paper: Drawings, Prints, and Photographs from the Permanent Collection
Opening reception:  Friday, January 18, 5:30-7 p.m.
Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Gallery Hours:  Monday–Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Admission is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.

The exhibition features a wide range of works on paper from the Wabash College Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art. While curated to enhance teaching and learning of the studio arts and art history classes during spring semester, the exhibition gives viewers an appreciation of the breadth and depth of the permanent collection. The works showcase the artistic vision of numerous contemporary artists, as well as a few well-known masters, including Dali and Picasso. The drawings, prints, and photographs encompass a wide range of media highlighting the diverse formal, material, and conceptual approaches to art making.

An additional collection of contemporary prints is displayed in the Huebner Gallery in conjunction with the Works on Paper exhibition. The prints are a gift from Tom and Marie Stocks ’73, who will join us for formal acknowledgement of their generous gift to the College on Friday, January 18, at 6:30 p.m. during the opening reception.


February 6
14th Annual Roger Ide Organ Recital by Isabelle Demers
Pioneer Chapel
7:30 p.m.

The Wabash College Music Department invites the public to the 14th annual Roger H. Ide Organ Recital at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 6, in Pioneer Chapel. Organist, Isabelle Demers, will play this year’s recital.

A native of Québec, Isabelle Demers is rapidly becoming recognized as one of North America’s most virtuosic organists. She began piano study at age six and at age 11 began piano and organ study at the Montreal Conservatory of Music. She has been hailed as a “musician’s musician,” a “diminutive dynamo” with vehement virtuosity. Critics and audiences have praised her special feel for registration and her idiosyncratic exploitation of the organ’s resources. Her programs, performed entirely from memory, have received rave reviews in leading organ magazines and newspapers such as the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. 

The annual Roger H. Ide Organ Recital is funded by a bequest from Dr. Roger Ide, Wabash Class of 1959, who served as the Wabash College organist while he was a student. The memory of that experience was such a pleasant one for Dr. Ide that he chose to perpetuate the music with a gift that makes it possible to enjoy organ recitals for years to come.

The concert is free and open to the public. A reception will be held immediately following the concert in the Rogge Lounge in Baxter Hall.
 
February 20-23
Wabash Theater presents Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg
Directed by Michael Abbott
Ball Theater, Fine Arts Center
8 p.m. each evening

Darren Lemming, the star center fielder of the world champion New York Empires, is young, rich, famous, talented, handsome and so convinced of his popularity that when he casually announces he's gay, he assumes the news will be readily accepted by everyone. It isn't. "…what an enchanting and enchanted take on baseball Mr. Greenberg has created…passionately personal and lyrically analytical. It's a sensibility that is so smart, raw and sincere all at once that you may find tears in your eyes…an unconditional, all-American epiphany…to cherish." —NY Times. Winner of the 2003 Tony Award for Best Play.

International Hall, Detchon Center
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Reading and discussion of "The Grail: a year ambling and shambling through an Oregon vineyard in pursuit of the best pinot noir wine in the whole wild world." Free and open to the public.

Visiting Writer Brian Doyle
Korb Classroom, Fine Arts Center
8 p.m.

Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland, in Oregon. He is the author of 13 books, among them the novels Mink River and Cat's Foot, the story collection Bin Laden's Bald Spot, the nonfiction books The Grail and The Wet Engine, and many books of essays and poems. Free and open to the pulic.
 

 


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