December 2nd 2013
Dec. 2, 2013 – The Department of Art at Allegheny College will open the annual Senior Projects and Advanced Studio Projects Exhibition with a public reception in the galleries on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. The show is an opportunity to showcase the work of graduating art majors and minors as well as upper-level art students.
Fifteen students will exhibit. (more…)
December 2nd 2013
Dec. 2, 2013 — The Allegheny Choirs will offer a concert of short choral works at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 in Shafer Auditorium at Allegheny College. Admission is free.
The College Chorus, Chamber Choir, Women’s Ensemble, Men’s Ensemble and Choir will perform an assortment of historic and contemporary pieces. The program will include works by G.F. Handel, Johannes Brahms, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eric Whitacre and Randall Thompson, among other composers. (more…)
November 26th 2013
Nov. 26, 2013 – Two ensembles at Allegheny College, the Chamber Strings and the Select Strings, will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 in the Campus Center lobby. The ensembles are under the direction of Robert A. Rudolph.
The Chamber Strings will play “Guard of Honor,” by Elliot Del Borgo; “Classic Bits & Pieces,” arranged by Michael Story; Pachelbel’s “Christmas Canon,” arranged by Larry Moore; Mozart’s “German Dance and Musette”; the English ballad “What Child Is This?” with sophomore Trevor Bittel on guitar; and “King William’s March,” by Jeremiah Clarke, arranged by Bob Phillips. In addition, freshman Brittany Boben will lead a holiday sing-a-long.
The Select Strings will perform John-Joseph Mauret’s “Rondeau,” best known as the theme from Masterpiece Theatre; “Greensleeves,” “Carol of the Bells” and “Por Una Cabeza,” arranged by E. Lyon; “For Unto Us,” by George Frideric Handel, arranged by Robert S. Frost; and music from Handel’s “Water Music Suite.”
November 25th 2013
Nov. 25, 2013 — Allegheny College’s Dance and Movement Studies Program will present its free annual holiday concert, “Cookies and Milk,” for families and children on Sunday, Dec. 8, with performances at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Montgomery Performance Space.
Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center lobby. Members of the Creating Landscapes for Families program are making this year’s cookies, using organic ingredients and healthy recipes.
One highlight of the concert will be “The Cumberland Mountain Bear Chase,” staged by Jan Hyatt and performed to live music. Gretchen Myer’s Allegheny College ballet students will continue the animal theme by performing a version of “Peter and the Wolf.” (more…)
November 19th 2013
Nov. 19, 2013 – The community is invited to an opening reception for “Tool City Voices,” a collaborative community storytelling project, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Meadville Market House. The multimedia installation is a collaboration among Crawford County tool and die shops, Crawford County Career and Technical School, Allegheny College students and a number of other community partners.
Participants will be able to watch multiple short documentaries featuring community members, contribute their own stories to the project and interact with community-produced stories. Families are invited, and activities will be available for children. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
The project tells the stories of work and life in Crawford County, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the work that has sustained the Tool City and showcasing the global reach and impact of the labor performed in Meadville. (more…)
November 18th 2013
Nov. 18, 2013 — The Allegheny College Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble will present its fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3:15 p.m. in Shafer Auditorium. Admission is free.
The ensemble is under the direction of Lowell Hepler, professor of music. The featured trumpet soloist for the concert is Daniel Honeycutt, a senior at Allegheny College. The Saxophone Ensemble will provide pre-concert music in the Campus Center lobby.
The Wind Symphony is a 90-member symphonic band, with membership open by audition to all Allegheny College students. Wind Symphony students have been honored at the state level through acceptance to the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band and at the national level through acceptance to the National Small College Intercollegiate Band and the National Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall. (more…)
November 15th 2013
Nov. 15, 2013 — Robert Skloot, professor emeritus of theatre and drama and Jewish studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will direct and perform in a staged reading of his one-act play “If the Whole Body Dies: Raphael Lemkin and the Treaty Against Genocide” at Allegheny College on Friday, Nov. 22. The performance, at 8 p.m. in the Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre, is free and open to the public. A discussion with the playwright will follow the performance.
A Friday lunch discussion with the playwright, sponsored by the college’s Center for Intercultural Advancement and Student Success, is also free and open to the public. The lunch will begin at noon in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center. Lunch is provided.
In addition to Skloot, the cast for “If the Whole Body Dies” includes Alexis Eldridge, Aviv Land, Philippa Panayiotou, Roberta Levine and Jim Sumerfield. (more…)
November 15th 2013
Nov. 15, 2013 — The Allegheny College Civic Symphony, under the direction of Jennifer Dearden, will perform its fall concert on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. in Shafer Auditorium. Admission is free.
Cellist Susanna Reilly will be the featured soloist on Tchaikovsky’s “Pezzo Capriccioso.” An adjunct cello teacher at Allegheny since 2007, Reilly has performed in cello sections of symphony orchestras in Santa Barbara, California; Wheeling, West Virginia; Youngstown, Ohio; and Erie, Pennsylvania. (more…)
November 15th 2013
Nov. 15, 2013 – The Allegheny College student chamber ensembles will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 in Ford Chapel. The program will include classical as well as contemporary pieces.
Student musicians in the chamber ensembles are also members of the college’s Wind Symphony and Civic Symphony, which is a requirement for chamber music participation. (more…)
November 11th 2013
Nov. 11, 2013 – The Beehive Design Collective — a nonprofit, volunteer-driven political arts organization — will present “Mesoamerica Resiste” on Monday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Quigley Hall at Allegheny College. The public is invited.
“Mesoamerica Resiste” is the final poster in the narrative trilogy “Dismantling Monoculture: Tales of Ants and Economics in the Americas,” an innovative graphic campaign that explores globalization and militarism in the Americas.
A high-energy “picture-lecture,” “Dismantling Monoculture” is an anthology of three giant, educational, visual narratives that illuminate the connections between colonization, militarization and industrial development in the Americas. The featured graphics are the culmination of 10 years of firsthand stories shared with the collective on their travels. (more…)