Arts & Entertainment
Penn State Intercom......January 30, 2003

 

ARTS_Dill_Kocher_cropped "The Dawn of Magic," by Laurie dill-Kocher, is on permanent display in the circulation area of Pattee Library on the University Park campus.
ARTS_lindsay The exhibit "A Spiritual Retreat" by Carol Lindsay is on display in Art Alley in the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus through March 23.
ARTS_Zolten2 "A Visual History of African-American Blues, Jazz and Gospel," an exhibit by Jerry Zolten featuring selections from his extensive personal collection, is on display in the Diversity Studies Room, 109 Pattee Library on the University Park campus, through March 14.

 

Opera gala

The Opera Theatre will present its annual Opera Gala at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Esber Recital Hall on the University Park campus. Tickets are $4 and are available at the door or by calling (814) 865-0431.

Opera students will sing arias and duets ranging from 18th-century composers Handel and Mozart through the composers of today. The program will include two selections from composer Bruce Trinkley's "York."

Momix takes flight

The Center for the Performing Arts presents Momix in Orbit at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Eisenhower Auditorium on the University Park campus.

The company of seven dance illusionists will present a compilation of a dozen audience favorites spanning the life of the company.

Tickets are $24 for general audience members; $12 for full-time University Park students; and $16 for people 18 and younger. Call (814) 863-0255 or (800) ARTS-TIX.

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal discussion about the performance that provides insight from an artist or expert perspective, is offered in the Eisenhower Auditorium Conference Room one hour before the performance and is free to ticket holders.

For information, check the Web at http://www.cpa.psu.edu.

Recitals

The School of Music has planned the following recitals at the Esber Recital Hall on the University Park campus.

* Wednesday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m.: Diane Helfers Petrella, piano, and Nick Petrella, percussion, guest artists. They will be joined by University faculty members Dan C. Armstrong and Timothy Shafer.

* Thursday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.: Da Capo Chamber Players.

Bach's Lunch

The Double Reed Ensemble will perform at the Bach's Lunch at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Eisenhower Chapel on the University Park campus.

Admission is free to the public.

Bach's Lunch, a 20-minute concert, is sponsored by the School of Music and the University Lutheran Campus Ministry. Following the performance, audience members may take their bag lunches to Memorial Lounge of Eisenhower Chapel. Beverage is provided.

'Madame Butterfly' swoops in

The London City Opera's production of "Madame Butterfly" will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in Eisenhower Auditorium on the University Park campus. The opera tells the tragic story of a shy Japanese bride and her faithless husband, an American naval officer.

Section one and two ticket prices are $39 and $29 for general audience members; $19 and $13 for full-time University Park students; and $23 and $15 for people 18 and younger. Call (814) 863-0255 or (800) ARTS-TIX.

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal discussion about the performance that provides insight from an artist or expert perspective, is offered in the Eisenhower Auditorium Conference Room one hour before the performance and is free to ticket holders.

For information, visit http://www.cpa.psu.edu on the Web.

Exhibit honors Schwab Auditorium

"Schwab Auditorium: 100 Years of Success" will be exhibited through April 10 in the Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library, University Park.

To commemorate the building's centennial, the University Archives exhibit looks at Charles M. Schwab's long relationship with the University. In 1902, Schwab and his wife donated $155,000 to build a new auditorium for the Pennsylvania State College, with a guarantee from President George Atherton that it would be completed for the June 1903 spring commencement. For the past 100 years, the auditorium has served as a premier location on campus for classes, theatre, arts, speakers and numerous other activities. The exhibit utilizes original correspondence, building plans, theatrical programs and posters, photographs and written volumes.

For information, call Jackie R. Esposito at (814) 865-7931 or e-mail jxe2@psu.edu.

New Kensington events

A number of arts/informational events are scheduled for March and April on the New Kensington campus.

* Saturday, March 1: A gospel festival featuring the Penn State choir and three area choirs begins with a brunch at
11 a.m. in the Art Gallery followed by performances at noon in the theatre. The event is free to the public.

* Sunday, March 2: "The Mumford Manor Murder Mystery," an interactive performance in which the audience joins the cast in solving the mystery, will be held at 7 p.m. in the conference center. Call (724) 334-6063 for ticket information and reservations.

* Wednesday, March 19: Erin Weed, founder of "Girls Fight Back," will make a presentation at noon in the theatre. The organization is aimed at empowering young women to "fight back" physically and mentally from abuse.

* Wednesday, March 26: The Sarah Pillow Jazz Quartet will perform at noon in the theatre lobby.

* Wednesday, April 2: "Holocaust, In Remembrance," will be observed at noon in the conference center. The presentation will include a Holocaust survivor relating personal experiences with historical background. Seating is limited.

For information on these events, call Angie Fisher at (724) 334-6062 or Theresa Bonk at (724) 334-6063.

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