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April 2012

The Arsonists (Continued)

Final shows: Monday and Tuesday, April 2 and 3, 8 p.m.
Mathers Theatre, Holland Union Building
Tickets are $7

Living in a town overrun with arsonists, the good but naive Gottlieb Biedermann simply wants to live an ordinary life, bother no one and stay clear of issues. But things veer from the ordinary when he and his doltish wife let in a couple of strangers who have spurious credentials and rather crude personalities. When the "guests" suspiciously start filling the attic with petrol drums, Biedermann, attempting to avoid the issue, even helps them wire the fuse. The Arsonists is a witty and dazzling parable about accommodating the very thing that will destroy you.

Jennifer Egan to speak at Dickinson.

Morgan Lectureship: A Visit From the Goon Squad

Wednesday, April 4, 6:00 p.m.
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium

Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist, will read from her work A Visit From the Goon Squad and discuss the novel, the characters and her writing process. The event is co-sponsored by the Morgan Lectureship, The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues, Student Senate and the English Department.

Noonday Concert

Thursday, April 12, noon
Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

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

Dickinson College Orchestra and DICE: Families Working in Concert

Orchestra to perform.

Friday, April 13, 7 p.m.
First Lutheran Church, 21 S. Bedford St., Carlisle 

The Dickinson Orchestra, directed by Robert Pound, and Dickinson Improvisation and Collaboration Ensemble (DICE), directed by Michael Clayville, collaborate to feature works that highlight the instrumental families. Selections include works from 17th-century Venetian composers Mozart, Grieg and Sibelius as well as the winner of the Dickinson College Concerto Competition.

 Anthony Wolking: Contextualized

April 17 through May 5
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 17, 5 to 7 p.m.
Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance)Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m. 

Kentucky ceramic artist Anthony Wolking’s most recent exhibitions have explored the economics and consumption of pottery. This installation will further explore these ideas by incorporating mixed media and found objects, while encouraging viewer interaction and participation.

Dickinson College Choir and Jazz Ensemble: Keep a Song in Your Soul

Choir and jazz ensemble to perform.

Sunday, April 22, 4 p.m.
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium 

In celebration of the legacy of Esther Popel Shaw ’19, Dickinson’s first known female African-American graduate, the college choir and jazz ensemble, under the direction of Amy Wlodarski and Michael Clayville, offer a program of works inspired by African-American spirituals, art and music. Selections include works by Harry Burleigh, Keith Tippett, Ellington and Basie.

Noonday Concert

Thursday, April 26, noon
Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts 

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

Spring Dance Concert: Freshworks

Dance to perform.

Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 29, 2 p.m.
Mathers Theatre, Holland Union Building
Tickets are $7 

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

Studio Majors Thesis Exhibition

New exhibit at Trout Gallery.

April 27 through May 20
Opening Reception: Friday, April 27, 5 to 7 p.m.
The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the ArtsGallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

This exhibition features thesis works by Megan Alley ’12, Mary-Ellen Beattie ’12, Rena Collector ’12, Jennifer Crowley ’13 and Samantha Stahl ’12, under the direction of Ward Davenny, with Todd Arsenault, Andrew Bale, Kristopher Benedict, Anthony Cervino, Barbara Diduk and Anthony Wolking.

The Dickinson Collegium: Resonance: Renaissance and Contemporary Choral Music

Sunday, April 29, 4 p.m.
Memorial Hall, Old West  

The Dickinson Collegium, the college’s chamber choir under the direction of Blake Wilson, performs a concert of old and new choral music. The program features a blend of Renaissance works and recently composed choral pieces by Whitacre, Pärt, Lauridsen and others, built around textual and cultural correspondences between the two eras.

Published January 5, 2012