April 2014 calendar of arts

Stellfox Residency

Tuesday, April 1, 8 p.m.
Stellfox Concert

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

Baritone Jonathan Hays, tenor William Ferguson and pianist Craig Ketter premiere new musical settings of poems by Stellfox awardee Paul Muldoon and by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, a longtime friend of Dickinson College.  The settings were commissioned by the Stellfox Committee and composed by Associate Professor of Music Robert Pound.

Wednesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m. 
Stellfox Lecture and Award Ceremony

paul muldoon

Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium

Each year, the Harold and Ethel L. Stellfox Visiting Scholars and Writers program brings an important literary figure to campus for a weeklong residency that culminates in a lecture and award ceremony. This year’s Stellfox Award recipient is Paul Muldoon.

Muldoon’s collections include Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), for which he won the Pulitzer Prize;The Annals of Chile (1994), which garnered the T.S. Eliot Award; and New Selected Poems (1996), which earned the Irish Times Literature Prize. Muldoon also was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (1990), the Griffin International Prize for Excellence in Poetry (2003) and the European Prize for Poetry (2006).

  • Audio: Paul Muldoon readings
  • Video: Paul Muldoon at Poets.org
  • Thursday, April 3, 10 a.m.
    Q&A With Paul Muldoon

    Stern Center Great Room

    “The most significant English-language poet born since the Second World War.” —The Times Literary Supplement

    Dickinson College Jazz Ensemble

    Friday, April 4, 7 p.m.

    Funk Fusion

    Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

    The Dickinson Jazz Ensemble performs funk, old and new, from James Brown to Randy Brecker. 

    DICE (Dickinson Improvisation and Collaboration Ensemble) rounds out the performance with works by Michael Daugherty and other contemporary composers.

    April 4­ through Oct. 4

    Opening Reception: Friday, April 4, 5 to 7 p.m.

    No-Gotiation: Sculpture by Patrick Strzelec

    Sculpture by Patrick Strezelec

    The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
    Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    This exhibition presents a range of studies and three-dimensional works associated with the artist’s project for a permanent bronze-sculpture commission to be installed in front of Dickinson’s Emil R. Weiss Center for the Arts.

    Strzelec is just one of many visual artists to visit Dickinson during the 2013-14 academic year. Others include printmaker Sue Coe, recipient of the annual Arts Award; muralist Paul Manlove, who led a public-art project; and sculptor Ellen Durkan.

    Arnie Zimmerman's The Garbage Picker.

    Arnie Zimmerman's The Garbage Picker.

    April 8 through May 2

    Opening Reception and Artists' Talk:
    Tuesday, April 8, 5-7 p.m.

    Arnie & Izzy Zimmerman: World Stories

    Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance)
    Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m.

    Ceramic artist Arnie Zimmerman and his daughter, Izzy (Dickinson class of 2014), present a joint exhibition that references the human condition through everyday occurrences.  Arnie’s most recent works are small-scale narrative sculptures that use the abstracted figure as a focal point. Izzy will exhibit photographs she took last year during her travels as a study-abroad student.

    Thursday, April 10, noon

    Noonday Concert

    Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

    This concert features students in Dickinson’s performance-studies program.

    Friday, April 11, 7 p.m.

    Horn, Oboe and Piano Trio

    Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

    The uncommon French horn, oboe and piano trio formation has been explored by few composers over the centuries. In this recital, hornist Tyler Ogilvie, oboist Jill Marchione and pianist Eun Ae Baik-Kim perform the works of composers Herzogenberg and Basler, among others.

    poster for The Burial at Thebes

    Friday, April 11, 8 p.m.

    Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m.

    Monday, April 14, 8 p.m.

    Tuesday, April 15, 8 p.m.

    The Burial at Thebes

    Mathers Theatre, Holland Union Building
    Tickets: $7 or $5 for advance purchase with student ID

    August 30 marked the sudden death of Seamus Heaney, a Nobel Laureate in literature and long-standing friend of Dickinson College

    Although best remembered as one of the world’s finest poets, Heaney also composed beautiful verse translations of classical Greek plays, including The Burial at Thebes

    A timeless classic that gains renewed vigor in this translation by a master of the English language, The Burial at Thebes tells the story of Antigone, the idealistic daughter of Oedipus, who prioritizes her family and her principles above her desire to be obedient to the state. The play raises many questions about social stability, patriotism and religious rigidity.

    Sunday, April 13, 4 p.m.

    The Last Seven Words of Christ

    First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Corner of High and Bedford

    Joseph Golden, university organist at Columbus State University and associate director of CSU’s Schwob School of Music, presents organ improvisations and spoken meditations on the last seven phrases uttered by Jesus Christ from the cross. This concert is co-sponsored by Fine Arts at First.

    Thursday, April 24, noon

    Noonday Concert

    Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

    This concert features students in Dickinson’s performance-studies program.

    the Dance Theatre Group

    Friday, April 25, 8 p.m.

    Saturday, April 26, 8 p.m.

    Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m.

    An Evening of Student Choreography

    Mathers Theatre, Holland Union Building
    Tickets: $7 or $5 for advance purchase with student ID

    Student choreographers team up with Dickinson’s student dance company, the Dance Theatre Group (DTG), to present an evening of new choreographic research. This year's show promises to be personal, political, poetic, punchy and profound. DTG is under the direction of Sarah Skaggs.

    Connect with DTG on Facebook.

    A student studies a work during the 2013 senior studio-art exhibition.

    April 25 through May 17

    Opening Reception:
    Friday, April 25, 5 to 7 p.m.

    Senior Studio-Art Majors Exhibition

    The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts

    The annual Senior Studio-Art Majors Exhibition marks the culmination of a student’s artistic career at Dickinson. 

    This exhibition includes thesis projects by May Abou-Khalil, Tesha Chai, Molly Leach, Emily Lehman and Meagan Sagastume. It is directed by Todd Arsenault with assistance from fellow faculty members Andrew Bale, Anthony Cervino, Ward Davenny and Barbara Diduk.

    The Orchestra and Choir perform Handel's Messiah

    Sunday, April 27, 4 p.m.

    Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem

    First Evangelical Lutheran Church, corner of High and Bedford streets

    The Dickinson College Choir, Collegium and Orchestra unite to perform Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with soloists Anne Jennifer Nash ’96 (soprano) and Damian Savarino (baritone). 

    Sponsored by the Cecil Andrew and Adeleine Ewing Fund, this concert is presented in honor of Professor Emeritus of Music Truman Bullard.

    Tuesday, April 29, 7 p.m.

    Dickinson College Chamber Music Concert

    Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

    This concert features students who have been working in chamber ensembles coached by music-department faculty.