April 2, 1998......Volume 27, Issue 26

News . . . . Arts . . . . Calendars . . . . Letters . . . . Links . . . . Deadlines . . . . Archive

This week's arts briefs:
Odyssey Through Literature
Philharmonic concert
Bach's Lunch
Cultural Expo at Hazleton
Lipizzaner Stallions

Other arts-related sites:
Bryce Jordan Center

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

What dancing!

John Carey wowed the sold-out audience during an encore performance
of "Lord Of The Dance," March 25 at The Bryce Jordan Center on the
University Park campus. For a complete schedule of upcoming events,
check the Web at http://www.bjc.psu.edu.
Photo: Greg Grieco

Coming this summer

Anthony Irons, left, Kristin Rossi, Nicole Peterman and Chrissy Ames practice
a dance number from "Children of Eden." The play is one of the summer offerings from
Pennsylvania Centre Stage, and will run July 17 through Aug. 1.
For tickets, call (814) 863-0255 or (800) 278-7849.
Photo : Greg Grieco

Odyssey Through Literature

On "Reporting Disaster," the next episode of Odyssey Through Literature, host Leonard Rubinstein and R. Thomas Berner, professor of journalism and American studies, discuss Berner's article "Disaster Reportage." Comparing reports on two major disasters -- one by an American writer on the bombing of Hiroshima and one by a Chinese writer on the Great China Earthquake of July 28, 1976 -- Berner examines the difference in attitudes toward a moral calamity and a natural calamity.

Odyssey Through Literature is produced as a continuing education service of the Department of Comparative Literature. It airs Sundays at 6:30 on WPSU, 91.5 FM from University Park and 106.7 FM in Altoona, and on WPSB, 90.1 in northern Pennsylvania.

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Philharmonic concert

The Penn State Philharmonic, under the direction of music director Pu-Qi Jiang, professor of music, will present its final concert of the season at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in Eisenhower Auditorium on the University Park campus.

Tickets are $4.50 for adults and $2.50 for students and will be available at the door.

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Bach's Lunch

The Penn State Horn Ensemble will perform for the Bach's Lunch concert at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 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.

Lisa Bontrager, associate professor of music, and Kim Reese, a doctoral student in the music education program, direct the 21-member ensemble. The principal conductor of the group is Kevin Tutt, a master's candidate in the conducting program. Members of the ensemble are music and non-music majors from the studios of Bontrager and Reese.

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

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Cultural Expo at Hazleton

The Penn State Hazleton Diversity Committee will conduct a Cultural Expo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in the campus gymnasium. The public may attend the event, which is being held to promote greater awareness of cultural diversity. Members of various ethnic groups from the campus and the community will have the opportunity to give 20- to 25-minute presentations about their heritage. A celebration featuring the music, dances and food of the cultures represented will follow.

For more information or to participate, call Sue Cervasio at (717) 450-3194 before April 6.

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Lipizzaner Stallions

The "Wonderful World of Horses," starring the world famous Royal Lipizzaner Stallions, will be at The Bryce Jordan Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1. Tickets are $17.50 and $15.50 for reserved seating. There is a $2 discount for children (12 and under) and senior citizens (60 and over). Group rates also are available at (814) 863-1812.

The Lipizzaner breed, originally bred as a horse of war, will be performing intricate equine ballet and stunning maneuvers and leaps to create an equestrian work of art.

This year represents the 29th anniversary season of The "Wonderful World of Horses" with a special salute to the world famous Spanish Riding School of Vienna.

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

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