The University of Scranton Announces Spring 2009 Events

01/28/09

    Concerts, plays and art exhibits are among the events scheduled for this spring on the campus of The University of Scranton.

    On Sunday, Feb. 15, Performance Music will present “Love Songs” by Loren Schoenberg and The National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars at 2 p.m. in The University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

    On Sunday, Feb. 22, David Ostwald’s Gully Low Jazz Band, with special featured guest Wycliffe Gordon, will perform “In Concert” for the inaugural Gene Yevich Memorial Jazz Concert, sponsored by David and Janet Wenzel. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in The University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

    From Friday, Feb. 27, to Sunday, Mar. 1, and from Friday, Mar. 6, to Sunday, Mar. 8,
The University of Scranton Players will present The United States Theatre Project’s Columbinus, written by Stephen Karam and P.J. Paparelli, with a dramaturgy by Patricia Hersch. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays at the University’s Joseph M. McDade Center for the Literary and Performing Arts.

    From Friday, Mar. 6, through Friday, Apr. 3, The Hope Horn Gallery at The University of Scranton will present an exhibition entitled “Building Scranton: The Architecture of George M.D. Lewis.” Opening events on Friday, March 6, include a gallery lecture titled “Architecture of George M.D. Lewis” by Josephine Dunn, Ph.D., associate professor of art history at The University of Scranton, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Brennan Hall on campus. A public reception will be held following the lecture from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hope Horn Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public.

    In conjunction with the works by George M.D. Lewis, The Hope Horn Gallery is offering an Architectural Drawing Workshop based on designs by Mr. Lewis. Using pencil, students will use the basic concepts of linear perspective to produce drawings of Scranton buildings. School and community groups may call 941-4214 to schedule workshop times.

    On Wednesday, Mar. 25, Performance Music will present trumpeter Dominick Farinacci and pianist Aaron Diehl “In Concert” at 7:30 p.m. in The University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

    On Sunday, Mar. 29,
The University of Scranton Singers will perform with St. Joseph’s Choir at St. Joseph of the Holy Family Church in Harlem. Time TBA.

    On Wednesday, Apr. 1, the Carlos Henriquez Trio will perform “In Concert” at 7:30 p.m. in The University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. The concert will be preceded at 6:00 p.m. by a bass masterclass titled “Basic Training at Camp Carlito” for double bassists. Please email music@scranton.edu or call (570) 941-7624 for more information on the masterclass.
 
    On Saturday, Apr. 4,
The University of Scranton Jazz Band will perform “In Concert” at 7:30 p.m. in The University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

    On Saturday, Apr. 18, The University of Scranton String Orchestra will perform “In Concert” at 7:30 p.m. in The University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

    On Friday, Apr. 24, Performance Music will present organist Timothy Smith “In Recital” at 7:30 p.m. in The University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

    From Sunday, Apr. 26, through Friday, May 8,
The Hope Horn Gallery at The University of Scranton will present the 23rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition. Each year, The Hope Horn Gallery sponsors a juried exhibition featuring works by students enrolled at The University of Scranton.  Opening events on Friday, May 1, include a public reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., as well as an awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Hope Horn Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public.

    From Friday, Apr. 24, to Sunday, Apr. 26, and from Friday, May 1, to Sunday, May 3,
The University of Scranton will present Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. All shows will take place in the University’s Joseph M. McDade Center for the Literary and Performing Arts.

    On Sunday, May 3, Performance Music will present the 26th Annual World Premiere Composition Series Concert featuring guest composer/conductor Marcus Printup with The University of Scranton Concert Band and Concert Choir. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in The University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

    On Thursday, May 7, through Saturday, May 9,
The University of Scranton Players will hold a New Director’s Workshop. All performances begin at 8 p.m. in the Studio Theater of the McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public. The New Directors Workshop consists of various ten-minute scenes from a wide selection of plays.

    On Tuesday, May 12, the Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute Civic Symphony Orchestra will perform “In Concert” at The University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free and open to the public.

    On Saturday, May 16, The University of Scranton Singers and Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in The University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission is free and open to the public.
For additional information about The University of Scranton Bands, Choirs, String Ensembles, and Performing Arts Series, call 941-7624, or visit www.scranton.edu/music.

    The Hope Horn Gallery at The University of Scranton is located on the fourth floor of Hyland Hall, on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street. The Hope Horn Gallery is open from Sunday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m., with evening hours on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All exhibitions and lectures are free of charge and are open to the public. For additional information contact Darlene Miller-Lanning, Ph.D., adjunct professor of history and director of The Hope Horn Gallery, at 941-4214.
 
The University of Scranton Players’ general admission tickets are $8 and tickets for University community members, senior citizens, and children under 12 are $5. For more information, call 941-4318.
 

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