April

APRIL

Continuing Through April  18

Bones: Representing the Macabre

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

This exhibition considers the ways in which skulls and skeletons are used in the pictorial arts to represent relationships between the living and the dead. A curatorial project by art & art-history major Lindsay Kearney ’15, it illuminates a wide range of associations regarding life and the afterlife.

 

Continuing Through April 11

The Spirit of the Sixties: Art as an Agent for Change

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

This exhibition considers the role of postwar artists who explored printmaking, particularly posters, as tools of social change. It is curated by senior art & art-history majors Kyle Anderson, Aleksa D’Orsi, Kimberly Drexler, Lindsay Kearney, Callie Marx, Gillian Pinkham, and Sebastian Zheng, under the direction of Elizabeth Lee.

Thursday, April 2, noon

Noonday Concert

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

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

April 10, 11, 13 and 14, 8 p.m.

Our Country's Good

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

 

our country's good graphic

 

 

 

In 1788 Australia's first penal colony opened, sending criminals from Britain into exile for "our country's good." Timberlake Wertenbaker's play is based on Thomas Keneally’s novel The Playmaker, which was based on a convict production of The Recruiting Officer. It won the 1988 BBC Award (Play of the Year) and was a 1991 Tony nominee for Best Play. This dramatic and witty play-within-a-play presents a vibrant argument for the power of theatre to transform, inspire and break down barriers of all kinds. 

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Sunday, April 12, 4 p.m.

Using the Past, Composing the Future …

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Corner of Bedford and High streets

 

reading the aneid

 

The Dickinson Collegium, under the direction of Blake Wilson, will perform musical settings of texts from Virgil's Aeneid by Josquin des Prez, Orlando di Lasso, Cipriano de Rore and others. Recordings of the performances will be part of a new multimedia edition of the Aeneid, developed collaboratively for the Dickinson College Commentaries series by Dickinson faculty and students in the classical-studies, art & art-history and music departments. Conductorless, the orchestra will perform the delightful Rumanian Dances by Bela Bartok, Five Variants of Divers and Lazarus by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 with Brian Rotz (harpsichord). The program also will feature Gustav Mahler’s Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 under the baton of guest conductor Cheng Chau, director of the Utah Valley University and Sinfonietta Polonia (Poland) orchestras.

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April 14 Through May 1
Reception/Artist’s Talk:
Tuesday, April 14, 5-7 p.m.

Emily Lehman '14: Post-Baccalaureate Investigations

Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 3-5 p.m., Saturday 2-5 p.m.

Lehman, the Department of Art & Art History’s 2014-15 post-baccalaureate artist-in-residence, will exhibit a collection of 2-D work, including oil and acrylic paintings, mixed-media constructions and prints. During the April 14 reception, the artist will discuss her creative vision and process.

Thursday, April 16, noon

Noonday Concert

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

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

Friday, April 17, 8 p.m.

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony:
Dickinson College Choir with the Hershey Symphony

Hershey Theatre, 15 E. Caracas Ave, Hershey, Pa.

Under the direction of Sandra Dackow, the Dickinson College Choir joins the Hershey Symphony Orchestra and the Hershey Symphony Festival Chorus for a performance of Beethoven's sublime Ninth Symphony. For tickets, please call the Hershey Theatre box office at 717-534-3405 or visit the online box office.

Saturday, April 18, 7 p.m.

Leaping Lizards to the Moon

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

 

relache

 

Relâche, in residence at Dickinson, performs Paul Lansky's “Leaping Lizards” (Comix Trips) and Kyle Gann's “Moon” (The Planets, with video). The acclaimed ensemble also selects and premieres a piece written by a Dickinson student composer. While on campus, Relâche will present student-composition workshops as well as master classes for Dickinson students.

“As usual, Relâche played with great comprehension. It also rocked.”
—David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“I don’t know of any other live musical experience that can elicit such an explosive range of reaction.”
—Peter Burwasser, Philadelphia City Paper

 

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Friday, April 24, 7 p.m.

Big Bands and Big Ideas

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

 

jazz band

 

Dickinson Jazz Band and DICE (Dickinson Improvisation & Collaboration Ensemble) present music that explores important trends in 20th-century jazz and classical music. 

April 24 and 25, 8 p.m.; April 26, 2 p.m.

Freshworks: An Evening of Student Choreography

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

 

 

Dance Theatre Group

 

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, director of dance.

 

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April 24 Through May 17
Opening Reception: Friday, April 24, 5-7 p.m.

Senior Studio-Art Majors’ Exhibition

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m

 

studio art majors' exhibition

 

 

Thesis projects by Meghan Abercrombie, Anna Ersenkal, Jenna Hess, Lauren Holtz, Shelby Kalamar, Cassie Lier, Molly Thorne, and Carley Zarzeka are exhibited under the direction of Anthony Cervino, with Todd Arsenault, Andrew Bale, Ward Davenny and Barbara Diduk.  

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Tuesday, April 28, 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.