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  December 2013 
College of the Arts - Events Highlights


December 8 • 3 p.m.

Admission Free but tickets required (see below)

Ken Lam, Conductor

For this year’s annual Beatrice Crawford Memorial Concert, the MSU Symphony Orchestra, led by Ken Lam, will be joined by students of East China Normal University, in Shanghai, China. The performance will also feature the world premiere of a new MSU commission by Roberto Sierra.

This concert is a free public performance supported by a generous grant from the Keating Crawford Foundation. It is presented at Montclair State University in memory of Beatrice Crawford, a Montclair musician who was the director of two choral groups “The Madrigals” and “The Choraliers.”   No cost, but tickets are required for admission.


partment of T
heatre and Dance Presents:

December 4, 5 and 6 • 7:30 p.m.

December 7 • 8 p.m.
mber 8 • 2 p.m.

Tickets: $15**

This star-studded array will feature works by guest artists and MSU faculty. Wonderland by Andrea Miller, of Gallim Dance Company, has been criticallyhailed for its “delicious strangeness, fierce aggression, and raw beauty.” The “New Works Initiative” artist, Claire Porter, will create Sentence, featuring students from the Department of Theatre and Dance blending text with movement. The program will be dramatically completed with works by MSU faculty members Earl Mosley, Kathleen Kelley, Tyler Gilstrap, Maxine Steinman, and Jessica DiMauro.
The “New Works Initiative” of the Department of Theatre and Dance is supported by the enlightened philanthropy of Holly and Robert Gregory. 
**No charge for University-enrolled undergraduates 

* * * 
December 6, 9, 10
   and 11
• 7:30 p.m.

December 8 • 6 p.m.
December 7 • 2 p.m. 
   and 8 p.m.

Tickets: $15**

Book by William Finn and James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Directed by Joe Joyce

A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, acclaimed off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos won 1992 Tony Awards for best book and musical score. It is the jaunty tale of Marvin who leaves his wife and young son to live with another man. His ex-wife marries his psychiatrist, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later, Marvin is reunited with his lover on the eve of his son's bar mitzvah, just as AIDS is beginning its insidious spread.
**No charge for University-enrolled undergraduates 


Peak Performances Presents:

Darkness Is Your Candle
by East of the River

December 21 • 8 p.m.

Tickets: $20**

A Winter Solstice Event with
Daphna Mor, Nina Stern: Recorders, Ney, Chalumeau
Ara Dinkjian: Oud
Tamer Pinarbasi: Kanun
Shane Shanahan, Glen Velez: Percussion
Jesse Kotansky: Violin
Omar Avital: Bass

World Premiere

World music supergroup East of the River has a very different type of holiday concert in store this upcoming season. With a focus on the winter solstice. family, and new beginnings, Darkness Is Your Candle explores music of the Mediterranean, Balkans, Armenia, and the Middle East, presenting the earliest songs of those extraordinary cultures. Taking its name from the work of Persian poet Rumi, the program shifts from a lunar atmosphere in the first half of the program into rebirth and daylight in the second half, creating a unique and unforgettable musical journey for the New Year.

 *No charge for University-enrolled undergraduates
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The Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art (MFA) program is holding its annual Open Studio  December 6, from 6-10 p.m. at the MFA Gallery in Finley Hall, to view completed works and works in progress created by the program's 19 MFA candidates. (Read more here.
__________________________________  All College Events  - Monthly Calendar
(Note: Subject to changes)
Events for Prospective Students
December 6: Dance Day
Campus Visits: Undergraduate l Graduate
George Segal Gallery - Web page
To December 15: Triumph of Philippine Art
Dept. of Art and Design - Web page
Art Forum/Art Talks...
December 3: J.J Sedelmaier, Animation
December 10: Kyle Coniglio, Painting/Printmaking

Art Forum/Art Talks Web page
MFA Gallery...
December 2-6: "People Move," Stephen Douglass and Teresa Braun
MFA Gallery Web page

John J. Cali School of Music
- Web page
December 4: Red Hawk Jazz Band and Vocamotion
December 5:
Cali School Holiday Brass Concert
December 6:
An Evening of Chamber Music
December 7:
MSU Jazz Ensemble
December 7:
Opera's Dysfunctional Families!
December 7:
David Graessle, Classical Guitar
December 8:
Beatrice Crawford Memorial Concert
December 11:
Dennis Cinelli Memorial Concert
December 11:
Iman Coachman, soprano  
December 12:
Guitar Ensembles Recital
December 13:
Guitar Solo Recital
December 13:
Janet Kim, Jazz-alto saxophone
December 14:
Colleen Mander, Violin
December 15:
The Pirates of Penzance
December 15:
Kurt Moreton, Jazz Piano

Dept. of Theatre and Dance - Web page
December 4-8:Works-A-Foot 2013
December 6-11: Falsettos

School of Communication and Media - Web page
Film Forum...
December 3: Ken Bowser, Documentary, TV/Film Director
December 10: Jason Moore, Actor/director
Film Forum's Web page
Carpe Diem...
Current Carpe Diem episodes


Peak Performances - Web page
December 21: Darkness Is Your Candle

Creative Research Center - Web Page
Office of Education and Community Outreach - Web page

The College of the Arts wishes you
and yours a very joyous and
happy holiday season!