Coming Up!

November 2014

Department of Theatre and Dance Presents:

Tickets: $15

November 13, 14 • 7:30 p.m.
November 152 p.m., and 8 p.m.
November 16 • 2 p.m.
Alexander Kasser Theater
Book, Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Music by Kurt Weill
Directed, Staged by Mark Hardy
Musical Direction, Supervision by Gregory J. Dlugos

This savage, darkly comic classic profiles the 20th century’s most outrageous bad boy, Mack the Knife, in a satirical exposé of bourgeois culture and the poverty and crime that it feeds. With a score that feels at once raw and refined and a book that remains daring, The Threepenny Opera  resonates in surprisingly contemporary ways. 
Memorial Auditorium

Tickets: $15

November 19, 20, and 21 • 7:30 p.m.
November 22 • 8 p.m.
November 23 • 2 p.m.

A must-see event featuring dance works by guest artists and MSU dance faculty, including Larry Keigwin’s Megalopolis, “a divinely well-structured encounter between formalism and club culture…” (New York Times); Continuo, a continuous, fluid, balletic expression by Anthony Tudor set to Pachelbel’s universally popular Canon in D; and choreography by MSU faculty Earl Mosley, Christian Von Howard, Joao Carvalho, and Jessica DiMauro.

John J. Cali School of Music Presents:

MSU Symphony Orchestra 

November 22 • 8 p.m.

Alexander Kasser Theater

Tickets: $15*

Ken Lam, Conductor

Performance includes Debussy's Première Rhapsodie, selections from Cantaloube's Chants d'Auvergne, and Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances.

MSU Jazz Ensemble

November 23 • 7:30 p.m.

Alexander Kasser Theater

Tickets: $15*

Jeffrey Kunkel, Director

The MSU Jazz Ensemble will present a concert featuring the music of the legendary Canadian composer/arranger Rob McConnell. Selections will include classic "Boss Brass" numbers such as Just Friends and Tribute to Art Fern. Our special guests at this concert will be the Mt. Olive High School Jazz Band, providing the opening set under the direction of Montclair State University's alumnus Mr. Darrell Hendricks.

Peak Performances Presents:

November 1 • 7:30 p.m.
November 2 • 3 p.m.
Alexander Kasser Theater

Tickets: $20*

Artistic Director, and Choreography by Richard Alston
Music by Benjamin Britten and W.A. Mozart
Performed live by:

   Nicholas Phan, tenor
   Jason Ridgway, piano
American Contemporary Music Ensemble (Clarice
      Jensen, artistic director)

   Vocal Accord (Dr. Heather J. Buchanan, director)
Richard Alston, dubbed by The Times of London “our most musical choreographer,” makes a triumphant return to Peak Performances after the enormous success of his last visit, when The New York Times named Richard Alston's Dance Company’s Unfinished Business as the year’s best dance performance. The 2014 engagement includes the American premieres of two glorious new works created for the Benjamin Britten centenary, Rejoice in the Lamb and Holderlin Fragments, along with the reprise of Unfinished Business and 1994’s Illuminations, set to Britten’s song cycle based on poems by Rimbaud. Live music is provided for this very special performance.
*No charge for University-enrolled undergraduates
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Pictured, attendees of the MFA Open Studio 2013 event look on at the work of a student in the MFA program.

The Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art (MFA) program is holding its annual Open Studio 2014 November 14, 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 MFA candidates.(Read more here.)
__________________________________  All College Events  - Calendar 
(Note: Subject to changes)
George Segal Gallery - Web page
November 6:
Lecture: "MSU Works on Paper Collection: History and Highlights"
November 6: Lecture: "Owning Art: Creating Collections, Buying Art, Practicalities of Ownership, Becoming a Collector"
November 11: Veteran's Day Lecture by WWII Veteran Bob Max
To December 20: "MSU Works on Paper Collection"

Dept. of Art and Design - Web page
Art Forum/Art Talks...
November 4: Murtaza Vali
November 11: Alyssa Fridgen
November 18: Annabel Daou

Art Forum/Art Talks Web page
MFA Gallery...
November 3: Natalie Jones and Katarzyha Skorynkiewicz
November 14: Open Studio Exhibition
November 17:  Ann-Marie Williams and Ficker, Maryann

MFA Gallery Web page
John J. Cali School of Music - Web page
Complete list of all faculty, student and guest artists' performances.
Dept. of Theatre and Dance - Web page
November 13-16: Three Penny Opera
November 19-23: Works-A-Foot 2014
School of Communication and Media - Web page
Film Forum...
November 4: Louis Levine, Curator
November 11: Beth B, Writer/Director
November 18: Sonja Schenk,Artist, Producer and Director
November 25: Pankaj Rishi Kumar, Filmmaker

Film Forum's Web page
Carpe Diem...
Current Carpe Diem episodes
Peak Performances - Web page
November 1-2: Richard Alston Dance Company

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

To December 18: "Rescue in Budapest Series"
Advance peek at upcoming events for prospective students. Save the date and register now!
November 6: Music Therapy Day
November 7: Communication and Media

November 9: Open House
November 14: Theatre Day
November 21: Dance Day
Campus Visits: Undergraduate l Graduate

For more information about campus visits, and a complete list of Arts Days events for 2014-'15, click here.