Coming Up!
  April 2013 
 
College of the Arts - Events Highlights
 
Department of Theatre and Dance Presents:

April 4 and 5** • 7:30 p.m.
April 6 • 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
April 72 p.m.

Alexander Kasser Theater
Tickets: $15*



Featuring:?

Daughters of the Night chorus from Night Journey
   by Martha Graham (1947)
?Continuous Replay by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane
   (1977, 1991)?
Powers of Ten by May O’Donnell (1984)
?Runaway by Larry Keigwin (2008)
?I See You (Excerpt) by Fredrick Earl Mosley (2012)?
Approaching Silence*** by Rebecca Stenn (2012)
 
The repertory for this concert explores the theme of “Myth and Transformation,” anchored by Martha Graham’s powerful women’s chorus from Night Journey, a choreographic retelling of the story of Oedipus. Also featured will be the architecturally cool Powers of Ten by modern dance pioneer May O’Donnell and the improvisationally-based Continuous Replay by dance master Bill T. Jones, originally created by his late partner, Arnie Zane.
 
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...and Peter/Wendy

April 17, 18 and 19 • 7:30 p.m.
April 20 • 8 p.m.
April 212 p.m.


Adapted and directed by Jeremy Bloom in collaboration
   with the BA Theatre Studies class of 2013


L. Howard Fox Theatre?
Tickets: $15*


“This ought not to be written in ink, but in a golden splash.”
 
A new retelling of the familiar story of Peter Pan, his lost boys, mermaids, anxiety, pajamas, and an old lady with a hooked nose. Peter/Wendy uses J.M. Barrie’s original novels Peter and Wendy and The Little White Bird, as well as new music to uncover a dark emotional underbelly, with low-tech signature stagings of flight. There are no guarantees the windows you fly out of will be open when you come back.

*No charge for University-enrolled undergraduates.

**There will be a post-performance reception in honor of retiring Prof. Linda Roberts after the Friday, April 5 performance
 
***"Approaching Silence" is commissioned by The Department of Theatre and Dance's New Works Initiative, a project made possible with support from Holly J. and Robert S. Gregory.
 

Montclair State University's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Presents:
 
April 29 • 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Memorial Auditorium
Tickets: $15

Montclair State University's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) presents a fund-raising event for Autism New Jersey. Special guest star is Moira Kelly, t he voice of "Nala" from Disney's The Lion King, and "Karen Roe" from the hit TV series One Tree Hill, among other credits. Kelly will be singing with Jody DiPiazza, the young musical prodigy who sang with Katy Perry during last fall's Night of Too Many Stars telethon on Comedy Central. Also starring is Sunda Croonquist (pictured), who may be seen every Wednesday night on JLTV's James and Sunda, and also hosts Mother-tainment on RadioTitans.com, and Hollywood's All Star Comedy at the world-famous Laugh Factory every Saturday night. Performing also is Alan Grant, who has been an active writer and performer, both as a solo artist and with bands for more than two decades.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit here. On campus, tickets are available in Life Hall 050. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night of the show. For more information, e-mail Liz Arrington.




The John J. Cali School of Music Presents:
April 12 • 7:30 p.m.

Alexander K
asser Theater?
Tickets: $15* 

Shanghai Quartet: 
Weigang Li, violin
Yi-Wen Jiang, violin
Honggang Li, viola?
Nicholas Tzavaras, cello

Guest Artists?:
Ying Huang, Soprano?
David Witten, piano


2013 marks the 30th anniversary of The Shanghai Quartet, and the group is celebrating with some of their most beloved selections in this special Friday night concert event. Along with selections by Shostakovich, Dvorak and Mozart, the Shanghais welcome internationally renowned soprano Ying Huang to perform selections from Chinasong. Written and arranged by Shanghai Quartet violinist Yi-Wen Jiang, Chinasong mixes traditional and popular Chinese folk music with the classic string quartet line-up. The result is a bridging of east and west that has been the hallmark of the Shanghai Quartet’s long and storied career. 
 
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Harry Partch Ensemble... 

April 24 • 7:30 p.m.

Dean Drummond, director

Alexander Kasser Theater?
Tickets: $15*


The MSU Harry Partch Ensemble will perform a program of music by Harry Partch, and new music composed by Montclair State’s Dean Drummond for the Newband/Harry Partch Instrumentarium - the collection of original microtonal instruments built by American composer and inventor, Harry Partch.
 
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MSU Symphonic Band and MSU Wind Symphony...

April 26 • 7:30pm

Thomas McCauley, conductor

Alexander Kasser Theater
Tickets: $15*


The first half of this concert will feature the MSU Symphonic Band performing Daniel Bukvich’s The Dream of Abraham and John Williams’ theme from Schindler’s List featuring MSU graduate student Jordan Tarrantino as violin soloist. The second half of the program will feature the MSU Wind Symphony performing David Maslanka’s Symphony No. 4, as well as Igor Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments.

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MSU Choral Ensembles - Spring Concert...

April 27 • 8:00 p.m.


 

Montclair State University Singers and Chorale Spring Concert?with Dr. Heather J. Buchanan, conductor,?and collaborative artists Steven W. Ryan and Nancianne Parrella.

Alexander Kasser Theater?
Tickets: $15*


The University Singers will present repertoire including works by Stanford, Tavener, and Brahms. The Chorale will perform Johannes Brahms’ epic Ein Deutsches Requiem with professional soloists Valerie Bernardt, soprano, and Peter Stewart, baritone, in Brahms’ own piano-four hand accompaniment by Steven W. Ryan and guest pianist Nancianne Parrella, with Taylor Goodson, timpani.

 
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MSU Jazz Band I

April 28 • 3:00 p.m.

Jeffrey Kunkel, director

Alexander Kasser Theater?
Tickets: $15*


Montclair State University’s Jazz Band I performs a wide range of repertoire from classic jazz standards to new creations. This performance will feature a number of compositions and guest performances by MSU Jazz Studies faculty, including Don Braden, Dave Stryker, Holli Ross, and Tony Kadleck.

*No charge for University-enrolled undergraduates.

 
 
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April 23  • 2:30-4:20 p.m.
Calcia Hall C135     Admission Free
 
Geoffrey Chadsey, a figure drawer who lives and works in New York City, received his BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University, and MFA in photography and drawing at California College of the Arts. He has had many shows around the country including solo shows at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, James Harris Gallery in Seattle, Electric Works Gallery in San Francisco, and the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu. Twice, he has been a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, as well as recent NYFA and NEFA fellow.
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Events for Prospective Students
April 5:Dance Day
Campus Visits: Undergraduate l Graduate
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George Segal Gallery - Web page
To April 21: Israel Bernbaum Painting His Story
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Dept. of Art and Design - Web page
Art Forum/Art Talks...
April 2: Carlos Estevez, Multimedia Artist
April 9: Anthony Giocolea, Photographer
April 16: Todd Bartel, Collage Artist and Curator
April 18: Ann Hamilton, Multimedia Artist
April 23: Geoffrey Chadsey, Figurative Drawing
April 30: Angela Dufresne, Painter

Art Forum/Art Talks Web page
MFA Gallery...
April 1-5: John Viggiano and Christine Soccio, Digital Photography, Painting
April 8-12: Jason Roth and Angela Kelliher
April 15-19: Noel Ivanoff, Whitecliff College, New Zealand
April 22-26: Ronit Levin-Delgado and Kristopher Phillips
April 29-May 3: “Untitled,” Kevin McCaffrey and Jeremy Bell

MFA Gallery Web page
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John J. Cali School of Music - Web page
April 3: Chamber Music Recital
April 3: Anastasia Popova, piano
April 5: Delfin Santiago, alto saxophone
April 6: Joseph Christianson, trumpet
April 6: Arielle Perrusio, clarinet
April 6: Composers Chamber Music Recital
April 7: Tessa Dolce, clarinet
April 7: Chris Allen, jazz guitar
April 7: Peter Ncanywa, organ
April 7: Robert Butkowski, jazz guitar
April 7: Lynn Chao, trumpet
April 7: John McLean, baritone
April 9: Marisa Minogue, oboe
April 10: Piano Recital
April 10: Irvin Comanda, tenor sax
April 11: Beatrice Naumann
April 13: Shanna Lin, viola
April 13: Douglas Bender, tenor
April 13: Chamber Music Concert
April 16: Jazz Combos
April 17: Woodwinds Recital
April 19: Laurel Pistey, cello
April 20: Daveda Browne, mezzo-soprano
April 20: Mitsuko Flynn, cello
April 24: Harry Partch Ensemble
April 24: MSU Jazz Band II and Vocal Jazz Ensemble
April 25: Composers Chamber Music Recital
April 25: Eugenia Kim, violin
April 26: MSU Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony
April 27: Young Woong Cho, piano
April 27: Ashley Grutta, clarinet
April 27: Choral Ensembles Spring Concert
April 27: Rebekah Stickler, violin
April 28: Jazz Band I
April 30: Jack Noble, bass trombone


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Dept. of Theatre and Dance - Web page
April 4-7: Danceworks 2013
April 17-21: Peter/Wendy
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School of Communication and Media - Web page
Film Forum...
April 2: Till Schauder and Sara Nodjoumi, Filmmakers
April 9: Cinematography Lecture
April 16: Sam Pollard, Film Editor/Producer
April 23: Dawn Porter, Director/Producer of Gideon’s Army

Film Forum's Web page
Carpe Diem...
Current Carpe Diem episodes
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Peak Performances - Web page
April 4-7: Danceworks 2013
April 12: Shanghai Quartet, Ying Huang and David Witten
April 13: The Grand Gesture
April 17-21: Peter/Wendy
April 18-21: Freedom
April 24: Harry Partch Ensemble
April 26: MSU Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony
April 27: MSU Choral Ensembles: Spring Concert
April 28: MSU Jazz Band I

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Creative Research Center - Web Page
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Office of Education and Community Outreach - Web page
April 26: Theatre Night Awards