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Fall, 2014 Events

September

 

 

 

4

Visual and Performing Arts Center Official Ribbon Cutting, 10:30 AM, West Entry, Lobby

 

8

Visiting Artist Lecture: Illustrator/Writer/Animator Zina Saunders, 11:00 AM, VPAC 144

 

25

Visiting Artist Lecture: Multi-disciplinary Artist Ray DiCapua, 11:00 AM, VPAC 144

 

28

Visual and Performing Arts Center Gala Opening: Behind the Scenes, 1:30 PM, VPAC Lobby

October

 

 

 

2

WCSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble, featuring Jimmy Greene, 8:00 PM, CH, (D)

 

2

VPAC Art Gallery Gala Opening: Corrugated Worlds: the work of James Grashow,JamesGrashow is a renowned sculptor and woodcut artist known for his large-scale installations and delicate menageries 
constructed out of cardboard. 6:00 - 8:00 PM, AG.  On view through December 7th, Mon-Thurs, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Sat-Sun 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

5

Alexander Korsantia, pianist, 3:00 PM CH ($$)

 

6

Visiting Artist Lecture: Painter Fritz Drury, 11:00 AM, VPAC 144

 

10

2nd Annual High School ChoralFest: An adjudicated choral festival that invites chamber choirs from across the state to come sing, receive a clinic, and watch other ensembles perform, including a performance by the WCSU Choirs. (All Day), CH

 

11

Department of Art Community Workshop: Corrugated Flowers with James Grashow, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, VPAC 248. Pre-registration required.  For further information contact Lori Robeau at (203) 837-8403

 

11

Ives Festival Symphony Orchestra: The Ives Festival Symphony Orchestra presents a concert of light classical music by Johann Strauss (Overture from Die Fledermaus), George Gershwin (An American in Paris), Arturo Marquez (Danzon No.2), and others. Fernando Jimenez, conductor, 7:00 PM CH

 

12

WCSU Symphonic Band and New Music Ensemble. Contrasts: British Bands and New Music. A salute to the classic literature of Percy Grainger and Vaughan Williams, featuring Lincolnshire Posy as well as contemporary music by Vinizio Meza, Carlos Surinach, David Hauser.  Timothy Wiggins and Fernando Jimenez, Conductors, 3:00 PM, CH (D)

 

15

Twelfth Night.Gender bending in the 16th century?  Shakespeare’s play, Twelfth Night, is the original take on sexual identity and the vagaries of love.  It combines mistaken identity with the plights of a cross-dressing aristocratic woman and her missing twin brother, an intoxicated uncle and his foolish friends, a beautiful lady-in-waiting, and all types in between. Fun for the whole family -- not to be missed! Pamela McDaniel Director, (Student Preview), 7:00 PM, ST

 

16

Twelfth Night, 7:00 PM, (High School Night), ST, ($$)

 

17

Twelfth Night, 8:00 PM, (Opening Night), ST, ($$)

 

17

WCSU Jazz Combos, 8:00 PM, CH, (D)

 

18

Twelfth Night, 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM, ST, ($$)

 

18

Faculty Recital featuring Russell Hirshfield, piano 8:00 PM, CH, ($$)

 

19

Twelfth Night, 2:00 PM, ST, ($$)

 

19

Danbury Concert Association presents pianist Roman Rabinovich, 3:00 PM, CH (DCA Subscription)

 

22

WCSU Percussion Ensemble, David Smith Conductor, 8:00 PM, CH, (D)

 

23

Visiting Artist Lecture: Artist/Curator/Writer Richard Klein, 11:00 AM, VPAC 144

 

24

Twelfth Night, 8:00 PM, ST, ($$)

 

25

Twelfth Night, 8:00 PM, ST ($$)

 

26

Twelfth Night, 2:00 PM, ST ($$)

 

31

Oktoberfest Jazz featuring: Frankensax, Andrew Beals Conductor; Jazz Ensemble, Jimmy Greene Conductor; and Jazz Orchestra, Jamie Begian Conductor, 8:00 PM, CH (D)

 

 

 

November

 

 

 

2

Danbury Music Center, 3:00 PM, CH

 

3

Visiting Artist Lecture: Multi-disciplinary Artist Amber Scoon, 11:00 AM, VPAC 144

 

8

WCSU Symphony Orchestra. Music by Beethoven, Bocherinni, and othersfeaturing Richard Vaudrey, cello.  Fernando Jimenez, Conductor 8:00 PM, CH, (D)

 

8

First Annual J.Y. Park Piano Competition  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CH

 

9

WCSU Jazz Combos, 3:00 PM, CH (D)

 

11

WCSU Piano Studio Recital, 8:00 PM, CH, (D)

 

12

Little Women, the Broadway Musical. Experience Louisa May Alcott's creative imagination at work in the adventures of the lively quartet of sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy March -- and their passage from childhood to womanhood during Civil War America in Little Women.  This exciting musical production will feature a surprise Broadway actress in the role of the hilariously judgmental and uptight Aunt March.  A holiday show for the entire family with music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindy Dickstein, and book by Allan Knee. Julio Agustin (Matos, Jr)  Director and Choreographer, (Student Preview) 7:00 PM, MS

 

13

Little Women, (High School Night), 7:00 PM, MS, ($$)

 

14

VPAC Mainstage Theatre Gala Opening: Little Women, 8:00 PM, MS, ($$)

 

15

Little Women, 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM, MS, ($$)

 

16

Danbury Concert Association presents Prima, 7:30 PM, CH (DCA Subscription)

 

16

Little Women, 2:00 PM, MS, ($$)

 

17

Visiting Artist Lecture: Painter & Art Critic John Goodrich, 11:00 AM, VPAC 144

 

20

Exhibiting Artist Lecture: James Grashow, Corrugated Worlds, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, VPAC 108 

 

21

Little Women, 8:00 PM, MS, ($$)

 

22

Little Women, 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM, MS, ($$)

 

23

WCSU Symphonic Band and New Music Ensemble. Earth Dancing: A journey into the rituals of dance to the joys of the earth with modern works of David Maslanka, Eric Whitacre, Douglas O’Grady, Aaron Copland, David Hauser and Warren Benson, Timothy Wiggins and, Fernando Jimenez Conductors, 3:00 PM, CH (D)

 

25

Chamber singers, Kevin Isaacs, Conductor & Concert Choir Cory Ganschow, Conductor. Come listen to choral music that is diverse in era, tonal color, and style. You may even see steel guitar, a string quartet, and African percussion, 8:00 PM, CH (D)

December

 

 

 

2

Frankensax & WCSU Jazz Ensemble, 8:00 PM, CH (D)

 

4

Little Women, 10:30 AM, MS, ($$)

 

5

Little Women, 10:30 AM, MS, ($$)

 

5

VPAC Concert Hall Gala Opening: WCSU Jazz Combos with Jimmy Greene Quartet, 8:00 PM, CH ($$)

 

6

Opera Scenes, featuring the WCSU Opera Ensemble and accomplished WCSU alumni in favorite opera scenes and excerpts. Margaret Astrup, Director 8:00 PM, CH ($$)

 

7

WCSU Jazz Orchestra - Holiday Jazz:  A salute to the classic holiday television variety shows of the late 60’s featuring holiday music associated with vocalist Andy Williams and pop music of that era including artists such as Laura Nyro, Jimmy Webb and the 5th Dimension. Jamie Begian Conductor, 3:00 PM, CH (D)

 

7

Danbury Music Center, 7:00 PM, CH

 

8

WCSU Percussion Ensemble, David Smith Conductor, 8:00 PM, CH (D)

 

10

Student Directed 10 minute plays - Group A, 7:30 PM, ST

 

11

Student Directed 10 minute plays - Group B, 7:30 PM, ST

 

12

Final performance of Student Directed 10 minute plays - Groups A & B, 7:00 & 9:00 PM, ST

D    = Donation Suggested
$$   = Tickets for these events may be purchased at the door or at www.wcsu.edu/tickets, or by calling (203) 837-TIXX (8499)
CH   = Concert Hall, Visual and Performing Arts Center on WCSU’s
WS Campus, 7 University Blvd, Danbury, CT  06811
MS   = Main Stage Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center on WCSU’s
WS Campus, 7 University Blvd, Danbury, CT  06811
ST   = Studio Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center on WCSU’s
WS Campus, 7 University Blvd, Danbury, CT  06811
AG   = Art Gallery, VPAC on WCSU’s WS Campus,
7 University Blvd, Danbury, CT  06811

 

 

 

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