Celebrate the Arts – 2013-14 Calendar

July 9, 2013

2014 SPRING SEMESTER (Ticket information)

Continues thru Sunday, May 18
Art Exhibit: Deeply Rooted

Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Deeply Rooted exhibition will feature three visual artists working in a variety of mixed media who draw inspiration from their deeply rooted spirituality, an inextricable part of their lives and creative explorations. Sandra Bowden uses three-dimensional books as her painting surface to alter image and text into her personal iconography. Randy Horst plays with visual information in his drawings and mixed media collages to reveal how an object or shape can mean more than one thing at the same time. Justin Johnson conveys historical, classical, and spiritual subjects as contemporary icons utilizing graphite, acrylic wash, gold on glass, and collage.

Artists Justin Johnson and Randy Horst will give gallery talks on Monday, March 31st, at 7:30 p.m., during the opening reception of the Deeply Rooted exhibit in the Eric Dean Gallery. 

 

Continues thru Sunday, May 18
Art Exhibit: Senior Art Major: Mark Shaylor

Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 
This annual exhibit will celebrate the artistic accomplishments of senior art major Mark Shaylor.
 
 
Wednesday, April 23 – Saturday, April 26
Wabash Theater presents Stage Lights by Jack Moore
Directed by Jessie Mills
Experimental Theater or Ball Theater, Fine Arts Center
8 p.m. each evening

(Audition dates are March 3 & 4 in Experimental Theater, Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. each evening.)
 
Inspired by the work of Charlie Chaplin, Stage Lights is a silent, physical comedy set to live music. Playwright Jack Moore adapts the charm of classic film and reimagines Chaplin’s universe for a modern audience in this vibrant new work. Stage Lights follows the Tramp, Chaplin’s iconic character, as he enters the dizzying world of the Vaudeville Theater in search of a job and to woo his love, a beautiful stagehand. As the possibility of romance blooms, a new act comes to town—Max, a kind and sensitive strongman whose charm and talent threaten to steal the Tramp’s love, as well as jeopardize his newfound employment at the Vaudeville Theater. In this bittersweet comedy, the Tramp must encounter love, heartbreak, success, and failure in the only way he knows how—with an enduring spirit of hope, persistence, and adventure.
 
 
Sunday, April 27
Chamber Orchestra Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Alfred Abel, the program comprises two classical masterpieces, opening with La Scala di Seta overture by Gioacchino Rossini, and concluding with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major


Ticket Information

Admission to the art galleries, theater productions, music events, and Visiting Artists Series programs is FREE. Tickets are not required to view exhibits in the art galleries or to attend Music Department concerts. FREE tickets are required for Theater Department productions and Visiting Artists Series programs.
 

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.

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

 


Past Events

2014 SPRING SEMESTER

Friday, January 31
Visiting Artists Series presents Jessica Phillips: One Night Only
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
8 p.m.

Jessica Phillips: One Night Only will be presented by the Visiting Artists Series on Friday, January 31, at 8:00 PM in the Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center. Drawn from the past six years of her on- and off-Broadway work, the songs Ms. Phillips will share with the audience are about life and love, ranging from the deeply introspective to the lighthearted.

Jessica is best known for her role as Sheriff Marla in Alan Menken's Leap Of Faith, where she starred opposite Raul Esparza last season. Other original Broadway credits include Marion in Priscilla, Queen of the DesertNext To Normal (OBC), Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Television viewers will recognize Jessica as the indefatigable A.D.A. Pippa Cox on NBC's Law & Order SVU. She has upcoming guest lead appearances on Unforgettable (CBS), and the pilots The Ordained (CBS) and Bronx Warrants (FX). She is featured as The Singer in the film La Vida Inesperada, premiering next year. Jessica was recently honored to perform as the guest vocalist for "Broadway Today and Tomorrow" in ASCAP's 100th Anniversary celebration at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and appears on concert stages across the country. In addition to her Broadway cast albums, Jessica can be found on iTunes singing with her country band "10th & Carlisle." 

Friday, February 7
The Theater Department and Visiting Artists Series presents: laundry.room, a solo performance installation by Chelsea Pace
Experimental Theater

8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
laundry.room, a solo performance installation by Chelsea Pace. Participate in an immersive theater installation - you'll be part of the action. Please dress comfortably. Participation will be limited to 50 persons for each entrance time. 

Sunday, February 9
15th Annual Roger Ide Organ Recital by Paul Jacobs
Pioneer Chapel
3 p.m.
 
Paul Jacobs, America’s most celebrated concert organist, is the only organ soloist ever to receive a Grammy Award (2011). The New York Times calls him a “Brilliant young organist and evangelist for the instrument.” He made musical history at the age of 23 when he performed the complete organ works of J.S. Bach in an 18-hour non-stop marathon performance, and has subsequently performed the complete organ works of Olivier Messiaen in nine-hour marathon concerts around the country. He had performed in all 50 states by the age of 31, and has also toured in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia, and appeared with major orchestras. He is chair of the organ department at The Juilliard School in New York City.

 

Continuing through Saturday, March 22
Art Exhibit: 20th Century American Photographers in the Capital Group Foundation Collection
Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
20th Century American Photographers in the Capital Group Foundation Collection will feature seven premier photographers, including Ansel Adams, Edward Curtis, John Gutmann, Helen Levitt, Wright Morris, Gordon Parks, and Edward Weston, who have been recognized for creating some of the finest photographic images of the 20th century. The exhibit highlights quintessential images of America, from landscapes to urban scenes, and is made possible through the generous support of Wabash Trustee Kevin G. Clifford ’77, President and CEO, American Funds Distributors, Inc.
 

Wednesday, February 19

Art Gallery Presentation by Keith Davis
Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center
7 p.m.
Keith F. Davis, author, lecturer, critic, will give a gallery presentation in the Eric Dean Gallery. He will address the content of the current exhibition: 20th Century American Photographers. Mr Davis is the chief Curator of Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and the author of two pivotal books in the field: The origins of American Photography, and An American Century of Photography.
 
Monday, February 24
Visiting Artists Series presents Project V.O.I.C.E.
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
8 p.m.
 
Project V.O.I.C.E. (Vocal Outreach Into Creative Expression) celebrates and inspires self-expression through spoken word poetry. The co-directors of Project VOICE, Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye, have performed at such diverse venues as TED 2011 (with a presentation that Wired Magazine noted: “blew down the house”), Lincoln Center, the United Nations, and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. Conceived in 2004, Project V.O.I.C.E. encourages young people to engage with the world around them and use poetry as an instrument through which they can explore and better understand their culture, their society, and ultimately themselves. Project V.O.I.C.E. presents a variety of subjects from the personal to the political, and draws from traditions of storytelling, stand-up comedy, song, and lyricism.
 
 
Wednesday, February 26–Saturday, March 1
Wabash Theater presents Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Directed by James M. Cherry
Experimental Theater or Ball Theater, Fine Arts Center
8 p.m. each evening

(Audition dates are January 20 & 21 in Ball Theater, Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. each evening.)
 
A supernatural tragedy of desire, madness, and bloody slaughter, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most rousing, action-packed, and beloved plays. First performed in 1603—quite possibly with Shakespeare himself in the role of Lady Macbeth—“The Scottish Play” has graced the stage and screen unceasingly since then. The universal theme of ambition gone awry has led directors to place the tale in settings as disparate as medieval Japan (Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood) and rural Pennsylvania (Billy Morrissette’s Scotland, PA). While productions have been mounted most recently on Broadway (with Alan Cumming) and London’s West End (with James McEvoy), Macbeth has not been staged at Wabash since the 1956-57 season. Now is the time for something wicked to this way come, for as the old adage goes: Blood will have blood.
 
 
Monday, March 17
Visiting Artists Series presents Amernet String Quartet
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
8 p.m.
 
Lauded for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets. The group was formed in 1991 while its founding members were students at the Juilliard School. They quickly rose to international attention after their first season. Their busy performance schedule has taken the quartet across the Americas and to Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and they have collaborated with many of today’s most prominent artists and ensembles. They always been committed to the music of our time and have commissioned works from many of today’s leading composers, and they also actively advocate for neglected works of the past and aim to enliven the concert experience through innovative programming.

 

Sunday, March 30
Glee Club Campus Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
4 p.m.

The Campus Concert highlights will include Franz Biebl's Ave Maria, a double chorus setting that features a trio singing from “the heavens;” a musical setting of Charles Dickens’ poem, Things That Never Die, first performed by the Glee Club last fall for the inauguration of President Hess; several numbers by the Glee Club March 2014 touring ensemble; a piano selection that features eight hands all at once on a single keyboard; and Dr. John Zimmerman’s video highlights of this year’s Spring Tour. 

 
 

Wednesday, April 9
Wamidan Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.
 
 
Saturday, April 12
16th Annual Glee Club & University of Indianapolis Women’s Chorus Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

The Glee Club will present a joint concert with the University of Indianapolis Women’s Chorus, at 7:30 p.m. in Salter Hall. This year marks the 16th annual collaboration of the Glee Club and the Women’s Chorus.
 
Thursday, April 17
Brass Ensemble Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, April 22
Jazz Band and Jazz Combo Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 


2013 FALL SEMESTER (Ticket Information)
Sunday, September 8
Faculty Recital: Cheryl Everett and Reginald Rodgers, duo-piano

The concert opens with Wolfgang Mozart's Sonata for Two Pianos K. 448. His only composition for two pianos, this finely crafted piece is music of pure joy - graceful, songful, elegant, and virtuosic. The program continues with Johannes Brahms' Variations on a theme by Haydn, which includes almost every possible contrapuntal device and has been described as surpassing J.S. Bach's counterpoint, and music by Argentinian composer Carlos Guastavino and French composer Francis Poulenc. The concert will conclude with the well-known jazz concerto Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin.

 
 
Monday, September 9–Saturday, October 12 
Art Exhibit: Habitat
 
The Habitat group exhibition highlights the artwork of sculptor Stacey Holloway and painters Tammie Brazee and Laura Carpenter Truitt. The exhibiting artists invite the viewer to consider the spaces in which we live and how we live in them at this moment in history from multiple vantage points.
 
Stacey Holloway’s artwork arises from her experience living and working in the Midwest, a place she claims as her home in its entirety, inclusive of native geography and wildlife. Tammie Brazee’s paintings visually investigate the awkward and detached relationship that many Americans have with the natural world as manifested in the way we vacation in National Parks and other naturally beautiful places. Laura Carpenter Truitt’s paintings reference the interaction of architecture and landscape wherein physical space merges with abstract forms.
 
 
Saturday, September 21
Homecoming Concert presented by the Glee Club
 
As part of the College's 2013 Homecoming celebration, the Wabash College Glee Club will present its first concert of the year at 7:30 pm on Saturday evening, September 21, in Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center.

This year's 60-member Glee Club includes 20 new members from the class of 2017. The Homecoming Concert will offer a sampler of Glee Club "chestnuts" as well as several new selections. The program opens with the Glee Club marching into Salter Hall while singing the best and longest fight song in the country, which is, of course, Old Wabash. From the Club's traditional repertoire, the group will present Down by the Sally Gardens, a lyric Irish air that reminds us of the joys—and sorrows—of being young and in love. Brothers, Sing On, regarded as the "national anthem" of men's glee clubs, revels in unmitigated exaltation, ardor, and testosterone-laden camaraderie.

Additional numbers on Saturday's program include a lively arrangement of the spiritual Somebody Got Lost, as well as composer Scott Farthing's stirring invitation, Come Travel With Me - inspired by Walt Whitman's poem Song of the Open Road. Pierce Velderman '15 will present a solo rendition of the well-known Irish song Danny Boy. Glee Club alumni will be invited to join the group onstage for the singing of Alma Mater, directed by Zachary Goldberg '14, the Club's president.

The Wabash College Glee Club is directed by Richard Bowen and accompanied by Cheryl Everett. The program is free and open to the public.

 
Friday, September 27
Visiting Artists Series presents Project Fusion Saxophone Quartet
 
Project Fusion is a saxophone quartet dedicated to advancing the artistic possibilities of collaboration in music-making. Formed at the Eastman School of Music, Project Fusion has attracted national attention and critical acclaim by performing musical programs exclusively from memory, and winning consecutive top prizes in national and international competitions. Recently, Project Fusion won the Senior Wind Division Gold Medal in the 2013 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and is touring the Midwest as part of that prize. Individually, the members of Project Fusion have excelled in the nation’s top solo competitions. They are each founding members of other award-winning and highly regarded chamber ensembles. Each brings his individual experience to Project Fusion, which aptly represents the ensemble’s vision that collaboration among chamber ensembles is one of the most artistically viable and innovative sources of music-making.
 
Wednesday, October 2–Saturday, October 5
Wabash Theater presents Wild Oats by James McLure
(based on the 18th-century Restoration comedy of John O’Keefe)
Directed by Dwight Watson

(Audition dates are August 28 & 29 in Ball Theater, Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. each evening.)
 
Switching the locale of the action from the drawing room of John O’Keefe’s Restoration England to the saloons of the Old West, and transforming the characters from scheming servants and lustful gentry to music hall girls and stalwart cavalrymen, playwright James McLure holds onto the hilariously convoluted structure that has made the original play a timeless delight. As Variety puts it: “Plot elements include standard mistaken identities, long lost son reunited with parents, evil landlord foreclosing at the drop of a tumbleweed, a crusty colonel who’s planted progeny all over the wild west, a hero who stops a speeding train with one hand, a foppish son who’s been kicked out of more military schools than he can count, ad histrionicum.” And so it goes—resulting happily enough, in a slam-bang, wildly funny farce which provides both a field day for performers and an experience of sheer delight for audiences.
 
 
Friday, October 25
Visiting Artists Series presents Omer String Quartet

Praised by the Cleveland Classical for being a “lean and resonant ensemble” with “committed and vivid” interpretations, the Omer String Quartet is the 2013 Grand Prize and Gold Medal winner of the 40th Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. As part of their award, they will be touring America’s Midwest region in October 2013 and the Emilia Romagna region of Italy in the summer of 2014. The OSQ has recently completed chamber music studies as the Apprentice String Quartet at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In addition to performing at the institute, for two years they were the Cleveland Chamber Music Society’s Quartet in Residence through which they performed recitals and presented student programs in numerous Cleveland-area schools. Since its inception in 2009, the quartet has played in masterclasses by members of the Cuarteto Casals, the Albers Trio, and the Takács, Jupiter, Miro, and Juilliard Quartets.
 
 
Monday, October 28–Saturday, December 14
Art Exhibit: Under Construction: Works by Brian McCutcheon
Opening Reception: Monday, October 28, 7–8:30 p.m.
 
An Indianapolis-based con­cep­tual artist, Brian McCutcheon uses video, pho­tog­ra­phy, and sculp­ture to explore the rela­tion­ships between play and mas­culin­ity, often work­ing with ideas derived from commonplace things such as: char­coal grills, sleds, and vehi­cles that sur­round our daily lives. Find­ing a poetic res­o­nance in these com­mon objects is a cen­tral pur­suit in his art practice. Over the past decade, his work has been fea­tured in a wide range of exhi­bi­tions on a national and inter­na­tional scale. McCutcheon is a co-founder and part­ner of Indi­anapo­lis Fab­ri­ca­tions (iFab), a cus­tom fab­ri­ca­tion studio.
 
 
Friday, November 1
Visiting Artists Series presents Suzanne Bona, flute, and Greg Kostraba, piano
 
Mix in music of Bach and an American premiere and you’ve got a concert you’ll talk about for a long time. “Bach and Beyond” features two well-known public radio personalities who are also accomplished musicians: flutist Suzanne Bona, host of public radio’s Sunday Baroque, and pianist Greg Kostraba from WBAA. They’ll perform a varied program of music, ranging from J.S. Bach to John Rutter, infused with the forms and spirit of the Baroque. The program also features the American premiere of the Flute Sonata by English composer Ian Venables. “Venables can certainly pen a memorable memory . . . there’s no missing the emotion slumbering beneath the surface.” Gramophone Magazine
 
 
Thursday, November 7
Visiting Artists Series presents Wakka Wakka
Baby Universe (A Puppet Odyssey)
 
Sometime in the future, a government program to save the population of an unnamed, dying planet in a dying universe is furiously underway. In a race against the clock, scientist-generated baby universes are placed in the care of lonely spinsters in the hope that one might nurture a savior universe capable of birthing a planet that can support the populace of an entire world. An original piece by the NYC-based troupe Wakka Wakka (which has previously performed FABRIK: The Legend of M. Rabinowitz in 2009), Baby Universe is presented with over 30 puppets, 5 actors/puppeteers, masks, a robot, animated video projection, and a space-age score. The New York Times called Baby Universe a “funny and poignant eco-fable” and that “in this age of overproduced spectacle, there’s something magical and refreshing about Wakka Wakka’s low-tech, rough-and-ready aesthetic. ”
 
 
Wednesday, November 13
Visiting Artists Series presents Third Coast Percussion Ensemble
 
Hailed by The New Yorker as “vibrant” and “superb,” Third Coast Percussion explores and expands the extraordinary sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire, delivering exciting performances for audiences of all kinds. Since its formation in 2005, The ensemble has gained national attention with concerts and recordings that meld the energy of rock music with the precision and nuance of classical chamber works. TCP recently assumed the position of Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Notre Dame. Its members hold degrees in music performance from Northwestern, Yale, Eastman, the New England Conservatory, and Rutgers. 
 
Wednesday, November 13 & Thursday, November 14
Wabash Theater presents Studio One-Acts
 
Featuring four world premiere plays written by professional, award-winning playwrights expressly for the Wabash stage, each play is skillfully managed, directed and performed by Wabash students. Based around the theme of masculinity in modern mythology, the 2013 Studio One-Acts Festival production is bound to be an unforgettable event full of humor, pathos, and captivating storytelling.

  
Thursday, November 14
Brass Ensemble and Jazz Band Concert

The Wabash College Brass Ensemble is scheduled to perform Bergerett and Reprise: Sans Roch by Tielman Susato; Pizzicato Polka by Johann Strauss; Canzoni per Sonare (Venice, 1608) by Merulo and Maschera; Beer Belly Polka by Scott Ramsey; and Czech’s in the Mail Polka by Kevin Kaisershot. Under the direction of 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.

 
In its second year under the leadership of Scott Pazera, the Wabash College Jazz Band is venturing into a mix of traditional swing and Latin rhythms while performing the compositions of Miles Davis, Henry Mancini, and Jerome Kern. This young and exciting band is comprised of a blend of a traditional jazz band with the addition of other instruments, including tuba and french horn. Several of this year's selections are taken from the smaller ensemble arrangements of the Art Pepper Orchestra as well as the Dave Pell Octet.
 
 
Wednesday, November 20
Wamidan and Jazz Combo Concert

 
Sunday, December 8
Chamber Orchestra Concert

The Wabash College Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Alfred Abel, will present its winter concert on Sunday,&nbs

 


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