BGSU Lively Arts Calendar, Sept. 23-Oct. 7, 2009
Sept. 23, 2009—Mezzo-soprano Ellen Scholl, tenor Christopher Scholl and pianist Kevin Bylsma team for a BGSU Faculty Artist Series concert at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The program will include works by Richard Strauss, Hanns Eisler, Thomas Pasatieri and “Au fond du temple saint” from “Les Pêcheurs de Perles” by Georges Bizet, featuring baritone Sean Cooper. Free.
Sept. 23—“There Will Be Oil,” an exhibition of paintings by Seth Bordner, continues through Monday (Sept. 28) in BGSU’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union Art Gallery. Bordner is a graduate assistant in the political science department. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. Free.
Sept. 23—“UpScaled/DownSized,” an exhibition of drawings and paintings by 14 artists who portray big subjects in small formats, continues through Oct. 4 in the Willard Wankelman Gallery of the BGSU Fine Arts Center. None of the art in the exhibit is larger than one square foot. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Free.
Sept. 23—A juried exhibition of high school artwork from northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, “FOCUS” continues through Oct. 4 in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery of the BGSU Fine Arts Center. The exhibit features 286 accepted entries from students at 26 schools. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Free.
Sept. 24—Linda Gregerson, BGSU College of Arts and Sciences Visiting Poet, will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel on the Bowling Green campus. Gregerson is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Michigan. Her fourth book of poems, “Magnetic North,” was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. Free.
Sept. 24—A family’s fight for survival on the Iran-Iraq border is portrayed in “Zamani baraye masti asbha (Time for Drunken Horses),” showing at 7:30 p.m. in BGSU’s Gish Film Theater as part of the International Film Series on campus. Director Bahman Ghobadi’s movie won the Camera d’Or for best first film at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. The theater is located in Hanna Hall on the Bowling Green campus. Free.
Sept. 24—The Student Composers’ Forum at BGSU will feature works by graduate and undergraduate composition majors at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free.
Sept. 27—Sunday Matinees at BGSU’s Gish Film Theater open at 3 p.m. with “A Matter of Life and Death.” The 1946 British film, known as “Stairway to Heaven” in the U.S., stars David Niven and Kim Hunter, who are caught in a struggle between heaven and earth during World War II. Dr. Jan Wahl, a film historian from Toledo, will provide commentary on the program, which also includes a 10-minute George Pal Puppetoon in Technicolor. The theater is located in Hanna Hall on the Bowling Green campus. Free.
Sept. 27—Emily Freeman Brown will conduct the Bowling Green Philharmonia, while Sandra Stegman will direct the BGSU Collegiate Chorale in a 3 p.m. concert in Kobacker Hall of BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center. The program will feature music by Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams. Tickets are $7 for students and senior citizens and $10 for other adults in advance, and $10 and $13, respectively, the day of the performance. For tickets, call the Moore Center box office at 419-372-8171 or 1-800-589-2224.
Sept. 29—BGSU’s Tuesdays at the Gish film series continues with “Swoon,” director Tom Kalin’s 1992 take on the 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder case, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater. The theater is located in Hanna Hall on the Bowling Green campus. Free.
Sept. 30—Pianist Prisca Benoit, a member of the music faculty at the Paris National Superior Conservatory, and Dr. Kamal Chemali, a neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic, will present a concert-lecture, “When Music Sings, the Brain Listens and the Heart Modulates,” at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center. The program will cover the effects of music on the autonomic nervous system and include works by Johannes Brahms, Frederic Chopin, Antonio Scarlatti and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Free and open to the public.
Oct. 1—Pianist Prisca Benoit will lead a master class from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center. Benoit is a professor of piano at the Paris National Superior Conservatory. Free and open to the public.
Oct. 1—Ben Percy, a BGSU College of Arts and Sciences Visiting Writer, will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel on the Bowling Green campus. Percy, who teaches creative writing in the master of fine arts program at Iowa State University, is the author of a novel and two books of short stories. His fiction and nonfiction have been read on National Public Radio, performed at Symphony Space and published by Esquire and the Chicago Tribune, among other publications. His reading is free.
Oct. 1—BGSU’s 88th theatre season opens with “Burning Patience,” by Antonio Skármeta, at 8 p.m. in the Joe E. Brown Theatre in University Hall. Subsequent performances are at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 and 3, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4. Translated by Marion Peter Holt, the play is Skármeta’s stage adaptation of his novel, “Ardiente paciencia (Burning Patience),” which is also the source material for the 1995 Academy Award-nominated Italian film “Il postino (The Postman).” Sara Chambers, an instructor of theatre and film, will direct the production, which may not be suitable for all audiences. Tickets are $12 for students and other adults and $5 for senior citizens. For tickets, call the theatre box office at 419-372-2719.
Oct. 1—The BGSU Student Jazz Combos will give a free concert at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.