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

Take Flight

October 17, 18, 23 and 25 • 7:30 p.m.
October 19, and 26 • 8 p.m.
October 20 and 27 • 2 p.m.

Book by John Weidman
Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Directed by Mark Hardy

Lift your spirits with this stirring new musical that takes flying, creativity, and American invention to new heights. Take Flight melds fact and fiction to tell the interweaving stories of three pioneers of aeronautics: the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. As their dreams become reality, these aviators discover the real costs of their sky-high ambitions. With style and panache, this lush musical delves into the core of the American experience.

John J. Cali School of Music Presents:
October 11 • 7:30 p.m. 
October 12 8 p.m.

Kaleidoscope is a 90-minute, non-stop extravaganza featuring music of all styles: choral, orchestral, band, jazz, vocal, chamber, musical theatre, and solo instrumental. It is a celebration of the diverse programming and talented faculty and students of the John J. Cali School of Music.
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Faculty Recitals
Cali School facultymembers Vadim Monastyrski, Eric Olsen, Lou Caimano, and Victoria Schwartzman, and faculty and staff from the keyboard division, showcase their talents. (Read here for more information.)

Peak Performances Presents:

October 4 • 7:30 p.m.
October 5 • 8 p.m.

Tickets: $20**

Texts written and performed by Himanshu Suri and
   Teju Cole
Featuring Steve Coleman, Ambrose Akinmusire,
   Graham Haynes,
Hafez Modirzadeh, and many others

World Premiere

Vijay Iyer, one of the most celebrated young jazz pianists and composers of his generation, is thinking big with this world premiere event. Featuring two dozen musicians and artists, OPEN CITY will include spoken text performed live by rap artist Himanshu Suri and Teju Cole, whose 2012 award-winning novel of the same name inspired this wide-ranging work.

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No charge, but tickets required for admission

Before the weekend world premiere, get to know the mind behind the music as Vijay Iyer hosts Peak Performances' seventh annual public forum on the state of the arts as viewed by contemporary artists and prominent thinkers. Join for the discussion that re-considers our relationship to music as an active experience that draws on a complex interplay of physical, social, and cultural awareness.

OPEN CITY was commissioned by Peak Performances.
**No charge for University-enrolled undergraduates.

For more information
about these and additional
College of the Arts' events,
click on the links to your right
Art Forum Speaker Series Presents:
David Henderson, Sculptor

October 22 • 2:30-4:20 p.m.
Calcia Hall C135    Admission Free 

David Henderson, who lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y., received his BA at Bard College, and his MFA at Columbia University. He has shown at Knoedler Gallery, Exit Art, and other locations in the New York City area, and across the country. His modular, reconfigurable installation, "A Brief History of Aviation," is currently at Auburn University in Alabama, and was the subject of a feature article in Sculpture Magazine (January/February 2013).
__________________________________  All College Events  - Monthly Calendar
(Note: Subject to changes)
Events for Prospective Students
October 6: Open House
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...
October 1: Jade Townsend, Painting/Drawing
October 8: George Gittoes, Painter/film
October 15: Doug Bucci, Jewelry design and Educator
October 22: David Henderson, Sculpture
October 29: Karina Skvirsky, Photography/ Video/Performance

Art Forum/Art Talks Web page
MFA Gallery...
To October 5:  "- [ ] -,"?  Natasha Jozi and Carl Glasemeyer
October 7-11: “Reflection,”?Feifei Yang and Irena Pejovic
October 14-18:  “Objects and Such,”?Brian Haverlock?
October 21-25:  “unfolding memory,”  Alexandra Schoenberg
October 28-November 1: "Compulsory Title,"
Kristopher Phillips and John Spano

MFA Gallery Web page

John J. Cali School of Music - Web page
October 2: Brass Recital
October 11-12: Kaleidoscope
October 16: Woodwinds Recital
October 17: Piano Recital: Vadim Monastyrski
October 18: Faculty Recital: Pianist Eric Olsen with saxophonist Lou Caimano
October 20: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier (Book Two)
October 23: Piano Recital
October 24: MSU Symphonic Band and MSU Campus-Community Band
October 24: Faculty Recital: Victoria Schwartzman, piano

October 26: MSU Symphony Orchestra
October 27: MSU Singers and Vocal Accord Fall Concert
October 30: Strings Recital


Dept. of Theatre and Dance - Web page
October 17-27: Take Flight

School of Communication and Media - Web page
Film Forum...
October 1: Michael Pressman, TV/Film Director/Producer
October 8: Georde Gittoes, Artist/Filmmaker
October 15: Liza Bear, Experimental Filmmaker and Photographer
October 22: Tom Donahue,Editor and Documentary Director
October 29: Jonah Green, Film Director

Film Forum's Web page
Speaker Series/Special Projects...
October 2: "LGBT Issues In Sports" Panel Presentation
October 9: “The Crisis in American Criminal Justice -- The Cycle of Injustice: From Arrest and Incarceration to Re-entry”

Carpe Diem...
Current Carpe Diem episodes

Peak Performances - Web page
October 4-5: OPEN CITY
October 6: Shanghai Quartet and Miró Quartet
October 11-12: Kaleidoscope
October 17-20: Motherland

October 17-27: Take Flight
October 24: MSU Symphonic Band and MSU Campus-Community Band
October 26: MSU Symphony Orchestra
October 27: MSU Singers and Vocal Accord Fall Concert


Creative Research Center - Web Page
Office of Education and Community Outreach - Web page
October 28-December 22: "Lost Synagogues of Europe: an Exhibition of Print Illustrations"
October 30: The Tradition of German-Jewish Organ Music Before and After 1938 


 Arts Alumni:
Save the Date!

 Homecoming 2013!

Don't forget to visit your alma mater for Homecoming during the weekend of October 12-13 to meet fellow alumni, and current students and faculty. Here's what's scheduled specifically for the College of the Arts:

For a complete schedule of all Homecoming events, visit here.