January 29, 1998......Volume 27, Issue 18

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This week's arts briefs:
Bassoon recital
Trumpet recital
Horn recital
Bach's Lunch
Vanbrugh Quartet
Globetrotters return
Bolshoi Ballet coming

Other arts-related sites:
Bryce Jordan Center

College of Arts and Architecture:
School of Integrative Arts
School of Music
Palmer Museum of Art

Setting up

Richard Hall, exhibition preparator, right, and assistant Julie Lewis put the finishing touches on the exhibit "All That is Glorious Around Us: Paintings from the Hudson River School." Included in the installation is a period room recreating a 19th century domestic interior, which allows visitors to view the artwork in a historically appropriate setting. The exhibit will be on display at the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus through May 17.
Photo: Greg Grieco

 

On stage

LeAnne Rimes and Bryan White will be at The Bryce Jordan Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5. For more information, visit the Jordan Center Web site at http://www.bjc.psu.edu/.

Bassoon recital

Daryl Durran, associate professor of bassoon, will present a free recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, in the School of Music Recital Hall on the University Park campus.

Durran will be accompanied by pianist Ann Deighton, instructor of music; violist Timothy Deighton, assistant professor of music; and cellist Stephen Feldman, visiting instructor of music. Also performing are Nesrine Balbeisi, viola; and members of the Penn State Bassoon Studio: Aaron Datsko, Stacey Poorman and Matthew Schell. Dennis Glocke, associate professor of music, will narrate.

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Trumpet recital

John Daniel, associate professor of music, will present a free trumpet recital at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, in the School of Music Recital Hall on the University Park campus.

Daniel will be accompanied on piano by Marylène Dosse, professor of music.

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Horn recital

Members of Penn State's French horn studio will present a free recital at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the School of Music Recital Hall on the University Park campus.

Kathryn Lehr, Erin Stach, Katye Clogg, Carla McDonald, Jaime Thorne and Lara Buchko, horn students of Lisa O. Bontrager, associate professor of music, will perform works for solo horn and piano accompaniment.

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Bach's Lunch

The Penn State Clarinet Choir, directed by Smith Toulson, professor of music, will perform for the Bach's Lunch concert series at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Helen Eakin Eisenhower Chapel on the University Park campus.

The free, 20-minute concert is part of the Bach's Lunch series sponsored by the College of Arts and Architecture School of Music and the University Lutheran Parish.

The Clarinet Choir consists of Joshua Gray, Athena Yeager, Daniel Eichenbaum, Beth Gibbs, Robert Hickey, Jennifer Namey and Julie Niklaus. All are from Toulson's clarinet studio and are students in the School of Music. The group will perform both original and arranged works.

After the concert, audience members may take their bag lunches to the Roy and Agnes Wilkinson Lounge in Eisenhower Chapel. Coffee and tea will be provided.

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Vanbrugh Quartet

The College of Arts and Architecture and the Center for the Performing Arts will present a performance by the Vanbrugh Quartet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, in Schwab Auditorium on the University Park campus. The performance is a gift to the local and regional community, expressing appreciation for support of the arts at Penn State.

As the Vanbrugh Quartet enters its second decade, it is firmly established as one of Europe's finest and most successful chamber ensembles. The quartet has released seven compact discs, and they perform more than 100 concerts each season in more than 20 countries throughout the world. Recently, the members were awarded the National Entertainment Award in recognition of their services to music in Ireland.

The Vanbrugh Quartet will perform a program of classics and more contemporary compositions.

For tickets, call (814) 863-0255.

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Globetrotters return

The Harlem Globetrotters will return to The Bryce Jordan Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. Tickets are $21.50 and $15 for reserved seating. Gold Circle seating also is available. For the $15 tickets, there is a $2 discount for children (12 years old and younger) and senior citizens (60 years old and over). There will also be a $3 discount for Penn State faculty and staff with I.D. Penn State students may purchase the $15 tickets at half-price with I.D. There is a limit of two tickets per Penn State I.D. Group rates are available by calling (814) 863-1812.

The Penn State Dance Marathon Four Diamonds Fund will receive $1 from every ticket sold.

For more than 70 years, the "Magicians of Basketball" have entertained more than 100 million fans in 114 countries while bringing innovations and their spirit of goodwill to the game. The Harlem Globetrotters recently reached another milestone by playing in their 20,000th game, pushing their record to an amazing 19,668-332. The show will feature skyrocketing slam dunks, (two of the current Globetrotters hold the world record in the vertical slam-dunk at a stratospheric height of 12 feet), outrageous comedy skits, team mascot Globie, theatrical lighting and special effects, and more.

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Bolshoi Ballet coming

After numerous performances in various parts of the world, from Russia, comes the world renown ballet company, The Bolshoi Ballet, performing at The Bryce Jordan Center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8. Tickets are $50 and $25 for reserved seating. Limited Gold Circle seating also is available.

"Bolshoi," the Russian word for "big," certainly defines the Bolshoi Ballet. With more than 200 years of history, it is a company numbering in excess of 200 artists with a huge school to provide a constant flow of new talent to draw upon.

This will be the Bolshoi Ballet's sole performance in the entire Mid-Atlantic Region.

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