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March 2012

Noonday Concert
Thursday, March 1, noon
Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts
This concert features students in Dickinson’s performance-studies program.
A Confluence of Worlds: Balinese Paintings From the 1930s

March 2 through AugustThe Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
This exhibition, curated by art-history major Emily Rother ’12, examines continuity and style changes in 1930s Balinese paintings, which artists made for colonial patrons and themselves.
Public Lecture: Friday, March 2, 4:30 p.m., Weiss 235 
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 5 to 6 p.m., The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Faculty Recital: An Evening With the Music of Gabriel Fauré

Saturday, March 3, 7 p.m.
Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts 
Contributing faculty Eun Ae Baik-Kim (piano) presents a selection of vocal and instrumental chamber music by French composer Gabriel Fauré. Works to be performed include the vocal song cycle La Bonne Chanson, op. 61, with Lynn Helding (soprano), and Piano Quartet no. 1 in C Minor, op. 15, with Jennifer Sacher Wiley (violin), Blanka Bednarz (violin) and Cheung Chau (cello).
Body and Soul: A Celebration of the Spirit

Friday, March 19, 8 p.m.
Rubendall Recital Hall 
2011 marked the 200th anniversaries of the births of Franz Liszt and Gustav Mahler, and the choir of the College of William and Mary will celebrate with a program featuring these great composers' works. The program will be highlighted by Liszt's "Missa Choralis" and a new setting of Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric" by William & Mary alumnus Simon Sun, commissioned for the choir's spring tour.
Kristopher Benedict: The Phenomenal Ocean

March 20 through April 7
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 20, 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. 
Presenting a new group of paintings, Kristopher Benedict draws upon a diverse assortment of cultural references, including Better Homes and Gardens magazine, group yoga classrooms, The Firesign Theatre’s 1969 album "How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You’re Not Anywhere at All," Earthship Biotecture, Max Ernst, wave-particle duality, Gnostic mysticism and the rabbits of Cumberland County.
Noonday Concert
Thursday, March 22, noon
Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts 
This concert features students in Dickinson’s performance-studies program.
Faculty Recital: Daniel Brye With esprit!

Sunday, March 25, 4 p.m. 
Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts 
Contributing faculty Daniel Brye (viola) and esprit! (Mary Hannigan, flute, and Rebecca Kauffman, harp) present an afternoon of music for viola, flute and harp. The program will include works by Debussy, Bax, Rameau, Lodge, Vieuxtemps and Glazunov.
The Arsonists by Max Frisch

Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, 8 p.m. 
and 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.
Faculty Recital: Music and Conversation

Saturday, March 31, 7 p.m.
Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts 
Dickinson faculty Blanka Bednarz (violin) and Carnegie Mellon artist lecturer Matthew Bengtson (piano) present a festival of Karol Szymanowski works for solo piano and for violin and piano. The artists will interlace playing with speaking, revealing to the audience a world of romanticism, impressionism, unique sensitivity and vitality, lush color and emotional richness in the music of the greatest figure in Polish music of the first half of the 20th century.


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Published January 5, 2012