BGSU Lively Arts Calendar, Sept. 11-23, 2009
Sept. 10—Poet Callista Buchen and fiction writer Stephanie Marker, graduate students in BGSU’s Creative Writing Program, will read from their work at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel on the Bowling Green campus. Free.
Sept. 11—BGSU’s College of Musical Arts will hold its annual convocation at 2:30 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free and open to the public.
Sept. 13—The Festival Forum, a pre-concert event in BGSU’s College of Musical Arts, will be held from 2:15-2:45 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The forum will feature a talk on the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra, which is opening this year’s BGSU Festival Series. Free.
Sept. 13—The opening concert of the 2009-10 Festival Series at BGSU features the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra, comprised of top alumni of the national Sphinx Competition for young black and Latino string players. Joining the orchestra for the 3 p.m. performance in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center will be guest violinist Elena Urioste and the Harlem String Quartet, comprised of the orchestra’s principal chairs. Urioste was recently selected by Symphony magazine as an emerging artist to watch. The diverse program will include well-known repertoire by Mozart and Vivaldi, in addition to works by African-American and Latino composers such as Piazzolla, Michael Abels and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson. For tickets, call the Moore Center box office at 419-372-8717 or 1-800-589-2224.
Sept. 14—“Reframing African Art: The Contemporary” will be Dr. Tavy Aherne’s topic for a BGSU ARTalk at 6 p.m. in 1101 Fine Arts Center on the Bowling Green campus. Aherne is an art historian at Indiana University. Free.
Sept. 15—“Tuesdays at the Gish” continues at BGSU with Michael Powell’s “Peeping Tom,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall. The 1960 thriller tells the story of a soft-spoken cameraman with a deadly secret: he murders young women and captures their dying moments on film. Nearly 50 years after its release, the film still has the power to shock and provoke thought. Free.
Sept. 16—BGSU’s Faculty Artist Series continues with trumpeter Charles Saenz (pronounced “signs”) and pianist Solungga (soh-luhn-gah) Fang-Tzu Liu at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The program will include “Sonata for Trumpet and Piano” by James Stephenson and “Concerto” by Charles Chaynes. Free.
Sept. 17—Independent animator Karen Aqua will discuss her films in a BGSU ARTalk at 7 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater. Aqua has been making animated films since her graduation from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1976. She has directed/animated more than 20 segments for “Sesame Street” since 1990. Free.
Sept. 17—Poet Stokely Klasovsky and fiction writer Catherine Templeton, graduate students in BGSU’s Creative Writing Program, will read from their work at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel on the Bowling Green campus. Free.
Sept. 17—Composer and flutist Robert Dick, renowned for his work in redesigning the flute, will perform at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center. The event is part of the Music at the Forefront series sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at BGSU. Free.
Sept. 20—The BGSU Faculty Artist Series continues with flutist Nina Assimakopoulos on a musical tour through the galleries of the Toledo Art Museum, beginning at 3 p.m. in the museum’s Great Gallery. Pianist Thomas Rosenkranz and dancer Tammy Metz Starr will assist with the recital, which will include compositions by Robert Dick, Carl Reinecke, Paul Dukas and Sergei Prokofiev. Free.
Sept. 21—John Owings, the Herndon Professor of Music and chair of piano studies at Texas Christian University, will hold a master class at 3:30 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center. Free and open to the public.
Sept. 21—Laura Donefer, a glass artist from Canada, will discuss her recent work in a BGSU ARTalk at 6 p.m. in 1101 Fine Arts Center on campus. Born in New York and raised in Quebec, Donefer has been president of the Glass Art Association of Canada, which in 2006 presented her with its first Lifetime Achievement Award. Her talk is free.
Sept. 22—“Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” will be screened at 7:30 p.m. in BGSU’s Gish Film Theater as part of the Tuesdays at the Gish series. The 1986 film by John McNaughton is based loosely on the life of infamous serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. The theater is located in Hanna Hall on the Bowling Green campus. Free.
Sept. 22—Violist Misha Galaganov and pianist John Owings will present a guest recital at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center at BGSU. Galaganov and Owings are members of the music faculty at Texas Christian University. Free.