October 29, 1998......Volume 28, Issue 11

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This week's arts briefs:
Student music concerts
French horn recital
Flamenco Olé at DuBois
Percussion Ensemble
Bach's Lunch
Pianist at Abington
Opera at Eisenhower
An Afternoon at the Opera
"The Clothesline Project"
Dance performance
Jewelry exhibit
Basket exhibit
Andy Williams to appear
Attention country fans

Other arts-related sites:
Bryce Jordan Center

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

Exhibit continues


"Mr. Universe" and other works of Red Grooms are on display at the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus through Dec. 13.

In concert


Billy Joel will perform at 8 p.m. at The Bryce
Jordan Center on the University Park campus on Sunday, Nov. 1.

Student music concerts

William Ferguson, senior saxophone performance major, will present a free saxophone recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, in the School of Music Recital Hall on the University Park campus. Also performing will be Anthony Leach, assistant professor of music, on organ; local musician Kathy Gattuso Cinatl on piano; and a jazz quartet.

Also, Tom Daugherty, senior music education major, will give a free saxophone recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, also in the Recital Hall. Daugherty will be assisted by his father, Warren Daugherty, on alto saxophone and student Matt Bramucci on piano.

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French horn recital

Associate Professor Lisa O. Bontrager's French horn studio will present a free recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the School of Music Recital Hall on the University Park campus.

Students will perform works for solo horn and piano accompaniment. The performers are all music majors.

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Flamenco Olé at DuBois

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m., the Penn State DuBois Cultural and Performing Arts Series presents the Philadelphia-based dance troupe Flamenco Olé live on the Hiller Auditorium stage.

Through the medium of flamenco, Julia Lopez, Carlos Rubio and company have put audiences everywhere in touch with the spirit and excitement of Spain.

The program is free to the public. For more information about the performance, or for a brochure listing all of this year's Cultural and Performing Arts Series events along with additional special performances, call (814) 375-4766.

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Percussion Ensemble

The Percussion Ensemble, directed by Yamaha performing artist Gifford Howarth, will present its annual free concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the School of Music Recital Hall on the University Park campus.

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Bach's Lunch

The Penn State Double Reed Ensemble and Bassoon Band, directed by Tim Hurtz and Daryl Durran, associate professors of music, will perform for the Bach's Lunch concert at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 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 ensemble and band include 18 students, mostly music majors from Hurtz and Durran's studios.

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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Pianist at Abington

Award-winning pianist Anita Chang will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Penn State Abington.

Chang was the Composer's Prize winner in the second annual New Orleans Piano Competition and is on the faculty at Westfield State College in Massachusetts.

The free performance will be held in the Sutherland Auditorium. For more information, call (215) 881-7368.

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Opera at Eisenhower

Ravenshead, an opera co-commissioned by the Center for the Performing Arts, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in Eisenhower Auditorium on the University Park campus.

Ravenshead, a compelling metaphor for how we invent the truth, is a collaboration between librettist Rinde Eckert and composer Steve Mackey, with live music performed by the Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band.

Prices are $22 for general admission, $18 for students and $12 for children ages 12 and younger. For tickets or more information, call the Arts Ticket Center at (814) 863-0255 or (800) 278-7849.

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An Afternoon at the Opera

"An Afternoon at the Opera with Moylan C. Mills" will continue at Penn State Abington on Sunday, Nov. 8, with "Tales of Hoffman." An Afternoon at the Opera allows participants to preview a video and hear a lecture preceding the Nov. 9 opening of the opera company's performance.

In cooperation with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Moylan C. Mills, Penn State Abington professor emeritus of integrative arts, continues his lectures series on this season's featured operas.

Pre-registration for the individual lecture or the remaining three-part series is required. Fees are $15 for a single lecture. All lectures will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in 112 Woodland Building with light refreshments at intermission.

To pre-register for the lecture, call (215) 881-7389. For more information on the series, call (215) 881-7368.

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"The Clothesline Project"

Breaking the silence that traditionally surrounds the impact of violence against women is the purpose of "The Clothesline Project." The national exhibit will be on display at Penn State Abington from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 9-13, in the solarium of the Sutherland Building.

Each T-shirt on the "clothesline" is decorated by a battered survivor or someone who cares about her. In addition to the exhibit, a T-shirt workshop will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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Dance performance

The annual fall dance concert, featuring members of Penn State Abington's dance troupe, will be performed at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20, on the mezzanine of the Physical Education Building. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for children under 12 years of age. For more information, call (215) 881-7368.

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Jewelry exhibit

Jewelry by Denice Ariew is being shown in the exhibition area of the Kern Graduate building on the University Park campus through Dec. 6.

The latest designs by a former area resident for earrings, necklaces, brooches and other jewelry will be shown in this annually recurring exhibition. Ariew works in styles influenced by Native American, Asian and contemporary art. Her materials include precious and semi-precious stones set in silver, gold, brass and copper.

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Basket exhibit

Baskets by Sherry Oberholtzer are being shown in the exhibition area of the Kern Graduate building on the University Park campus through Dec. 6.

Oberholtzer's baskets, woven into a variety of forms, are hand-made from strips of white ash and subtle dyes and stains.

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Andy Williams to appear

The Andy Williams Christmas Show will appear at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at The Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus. Tickets are $35 and $30 for reserved seating.

Williams parlayed his relaxed vocal delivery into pop success and TV stardom during the 1960s.

He is releasing a new holiday album, "We Need A Little Christmas," and is working on a new pop album that will be released later this year. To date, Williams has recorded 64 albums.

Tickets can be purchased at the Bryce Jordan Ticket Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, selected Uni-Mart ticket outlets, commonwealth campus and college ticket outlets, or by calling (814) 865-5555 or (800) 863-3336.

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Attention country fans

Country music's Clay Walker will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at The Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, and are $23.50 for reserved seating. Wristbands will be available from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, for ticket buyers at the Bryce Jordan Ticket Center only.

In the autumn of 1993, "What's It To You," the first single from Walker, hit No. 1. To date, Walker has nine No. 1 songs and has sold more than six million albums.

Joining Walker on this tour is a new group, the Dixie Chicks. A few weeks ago the group won the Country Music Association's Horizon Award and Group of the Year, setting a record as the only act to win both awards in the same year.

Also joining Walker is singer/songwriter Michael Peterson, Billboard's Most Played New Artist of 1997 and also the top-selling new male artist of 1997.

Tickets can be purchased at the Bryce Jordan Ticket Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, selected Uni-Mart ticket outlets, commonwealth campus and college ticket outlets, or by calling (814) 865-5555 or (800) 863-3336.

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