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February 2016

Recital by Pianist Jocelyn Swigger: The Chopin Etudes

Feb 6

Time: February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue: Ford Chapel

Pianist Jocelyn Swigger will perform the complete etudes by Frederic Chopin. The twenty-seven etudes by Chopin are widely regarded as some of the most difficult and beautiful pieces in the classical piano literature. It is rare for a soloist to attempt to play all of them in one evening. Jocelyn Swigger is Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, now celebrating its tenth anniversary at Gettysburg College. She holds undergraduate degrees from…

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High School Band Festival and Free Concert

Feb 12

Time: February 12 - 13

The annual Crawford County-Allegheny College High School Band Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13, with a closing concert at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in Shafer Auditorium. The festival, now in its 33rd year, will involve 142 high school students chosen by their directors to participate in the county-wide honor band. They will work under the direction of Lowell Hepler, director of bands and professor of music at Allegheny College. Armond Walter, director of bands at…

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Year of Meadville Event: Talk by Ben Hewitt

Feb 19

Time: February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue: Ford Chapel

Ben Hewitt is the author of three books: Homegrown: Adventures in Parenting Off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World; Making Supper Safe: One Man’s Quest to Learn the Truth About Food Safety; and The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food. His newest book, The Nourishing Homestead: One Back-to-the-Land Family’s Plan for Cultivating Soil, Skills, and Spirit, will be released February 15. In addition to the talk, a regional food system…

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Playshop Theatre Presents “Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play”

Feb 25

Time: February 25 - 28
Venue: Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre

An audacious comedy by Anne Washburn about survivors, storytelling, mythology, and “The Simpsons” following a post-apocalyptic nuclear event. A musical ensues. An off-the-wall, nerdy, and unapologetically original theatrical feast set amidst the detritus of American television. Following the play’s premiere, the New York Times opined, “Downright brilliant. When was the last time you met a new play that was so smart it made your head spin?” Music by Michael Friedman. Lyrics by Anne Washburn. Mark Cosdon directs. Ticket information can…

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Recital by the Northwest Passage Trumpet Trio

Feb 27

Time: February 27 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: Ford Chapel

Timothy Winfield, of Westminster College, Josh Boudreau, of River City Brass, and Jennifer Dearden, of Allegheny College, will perform works by Britten, Gabrielli, Stephenson, Dubois, and others. The recital will also feature guest students from Pine-Richland, North Allegheny, Hampton, and Deer Lakes schools.

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