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  November 2013 
College of the Arts - Events Highlights
Department of Theatre and Dance Presents: 
November 14 and 15 • 7:30 p.m.
November 16 • 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
November 17 • 1:00 p.m.

Tickets: $15*
Alexander Kasser Theater

Written by Tennessee Williams
Direction and Choreography by Kari Margolis
Multimedia and Soundscape by Tony Brown
Set Design by Christina Pteffercorn
Lighting Design by Jorge Arroyo
Costume Design by Sarah Acklen Stouff

A Streecar Named Desire’s characters brilliantly capture the tension of its time. The fading, fragile beauty of Blanche embodies the uncertain future of the crumbling iconic old South, while the raw animal magnetism of Stanley theatrically exploits the rapidly changing landscape of American life post World War II.  Both of these characters, and all they represent, stand on shaky ground, fearful of losing what they believe is rightly theirs. With a production based on multiple perspectives and mental angles, Director Kari Margolis returns to Montclair State with a visceral and poetic exploration of Tennessee Williams’ classic tale.

*No charge for University-enrolled undergraduates.

Peak Performances Presents:
Jan Fabre | Troubleyn
November 1 and 2 • 7:00 p.m.
November 3 • 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20*

Alexander Kasser Theater
Performed in English and German with English Supertitles

Concept, Direction, and Scenography by Jan Fabre
Text by Stefan Hertmans
Music by Moritz Eggert
Featuring a recorded score performed by the Flanders
   Opera Symphony Orchestra
Inspired by Richard Wagner’s 13 operatic masterpieces, Jan Fabre is putting his own shocking spin on the composer’s 200th birthday, documenting the friendship and dramatic feud between Wagner and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Racing from humor to horror across the span of Wagner’s works, the piece features extremely graphic imagery and standout vocal performances from tenor Hans Peter Janssens and soprano Lies Vandeweghe. In collaboration with writer Stefan Hertmans and German composer Moritz Eggert, Fabre has constructed a stunning piece of art that is part opera, part theatre, and not for the faint of heart. (Find out more about Jan Fabre here.)
Produced by Vlaamse Opera and Troubleyn | Jan Fabre. Co-produced by Concertgebouw Brugge, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Opéra de Lille, Geneva Wagner Festival and Holland Festival.
Warning: This production contains nudity, graphic imagery and content. It is recommended only for those with strong stomachs, and a taste for the bizarre.

*No charge for University-enrolled undergraduates. 

John J. Cali School of Music Presents: 

Alexander Kasser Theater 
This program, conducted by Thomas McCauley, will include the music of Morten Lauridsen, Paul Hindemith, Igor Stravinsky, Warren Benson, and Felix Mendelssohn.

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November 238 p.m.

Tickets: $15*

Alexander Kasser Theater

This event features music by acclaimed composer and Cali School's artist-in-residence Morten Lauridsen: Nocturnes and Lux Aeterna (accompanied by Vincent Carr, organist). Dr. Lauridsen will deliver a pre-concert presentation at 7 p.m. in Leshowitz Recital Hall. MSU Singers will additionally perform music by Rheinberger, Raminsh, Sedek (world premiere - Longing), and African-American composers of renown.

*No charge for University-enrolled undergraduates.

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about these and additional
College of the Arts' events,
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Art Talks Speaker Series Presents:
Fred Tomaselli, Painter
November 21 • 7:00 p.m.
Montclair Art Museum
Admission free with valid MSU ID*

Fred Tomaselli explores reality dislocation and the broken dreams of utopianism in colorful, complex works that utilize painting, photo collage and unorthodox materials. His paintings were recently the subject of a 20-year survey at the Brooklyn Museum and can be found in many museum collections, including MoMA, the Whitney, MoCA and the Tate Modern. He will talk about how a crisis of faith led to an abandonment of painting for immersive installation art, and how he found his way back to making pictures. 

*Tickets are $10 for MAM members, $15 for non-members, and include admission to the current exhibition, open from 5 to 7 p.m for viewing.
All College Events  - Monthly Calendar
(Note: Subject to changes)
Events for Prospective Students
November 7: Music Therapy Day
November 15: Theatre 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...
November 5: Dawn Clements: Painting/Works on paper
November 12: Kara Rooney: Artist/Critic/Curator
November 19: Nina Chanel Abney: Painting
November 21: Fred Tomaselli, Painter
November 26: David Opdyke: Multimedia/Installation artist

Art Forum/Art Talks Web page
MFA Gallery...

To November 1: "Compulsory Title" by Kristopher Phillips and John Spano
November 4-8: "Kween of the Night” by Jeremy Bell and Daniel Morowitz?
November 11-15: ”San Titulo" by Angela Kelliher and Vazquez
November 18-22: "emergency files” by Dana Hemes
November 25-29: “New Bright Idea” by Christine Soccio and Jacqueline Walsh

MFA Gallery Web page
John J. Cali School of Music - Web page
November 2: Rachel Friedberger, Flute
November 3: Chamber Music at the Van Vleck House
November 3: Faculty Recital: Renée Anne Louprette, organ and Donald Batchelder, trumpet
November 6: Voice Recital
November 8: Jennifer Eom, Violin
November 9:William Amory, Baritone
November 10: Stefani Cracchiolo, soprano
November 10: MSU Singers and Vocal Accord
November 13: Jazz Combos Recital
November 16:Julianne Froehlich, soprano
November 19: Film about Guest Artist Morten Lauridsen
November 20: Chamber Music of Morten Lauridsen
November 22: MSU Wind Symphony and MSU Symphonic Band
November 22: Stefon Gaines, Baritone
November 23: MSU Chorale & MSU Singers
November 24: Ariel Sparrow, soprano
November 26: Jazz Combos Recital
November 27: Collegium Musicum

Dept. of Theatre and Dance - Web page
November 14-17: A Streetcar Named Desire

School of Communication and Media - Web page
Film Forum...
November 5: Ian Olds, Film Director
November 12: Lynne Sachs, Filmmaker
November 19: David Picker, Motion Picture Executive and Producer

Film Forum's Web page
Carpe Diem...
Current Carpe Diem episodes

Peak Performances - Web page
November 1-3: Tragedy of a Friendship


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

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) and the Nazi-orchestrated pogrom targeting German Jewry.  To commemorate what happened in November 1938, there will be a series of events representing a variety of humanities disciplines, including history, culture, religion, philosophy and art, taking place all this month throughout the campus of Montclair State University. This series is presented by: the College of the Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Global Education Center, Harry A. Sprague Library, Jewish American Studies, Office of Equity and Diversity and the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Resource Center of Montclair State University. It is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest and Temple Ner Tamid of Bloomfield.