Fall 2018 McDaniel College Theatre Performances Announced

McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the fall of 2018.

All events and exhibitions at McDaniel College are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. McDaniel College is located at 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md.

For more information about McDaniel College, visit www.mcdaniel.edu.

FALL 2018 SCHEDULE
* Denotes Cost Associated

Art Exhibitions:
Rice Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Call 410-857-2595 for more information.

THE HUNTER AND THE HUNTED: MADE TO MEASURE
Thursday, Aug. 30-Friday, Sept. 28
Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Opening Reception: Thursday, Aug. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

McDaniel College Assistant Professor of Art Chloe Irla, a 2007 alumna of McDaniel, showcases site-specific work created for this exhibition, such as monumental quilts made from hunting and camping textiles, lenticular prints, projected animated GIFs and a window installation.

Irla of Baltimore teaches digital art and design courses at McDaniel and also maintains an interdisciplinary studio practice grounded in both traditional and alternative approaches to painting.

In addition to her bachelor's degree, she holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Mount Royal School of Art at Maryland Institute College of Art. http://chloe-irla.com/home.html

TAKING TIME: AN INTERNATIONAL VIDEO EXHIBITION ON DEMOCRACY
Thursday, Oct. 4-Friday, Nov. 2
Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct. 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

This international video exhibition focuses on the theme of democracy. It is organized by Izabel Galliera, assistant professor of modern art and contemporary art history and theory at McDaniel and director of the college's Rice Gallery, and curated by Kati Simon of Berlin and Hungarian-based Zsolt Vásárhelyi. The exhibition is on view in conjunction with the two-day "Contemporary Art, Social Justice and Democracy" conference taking place at McDaniel (Oct. 3 and 4).

MULTIPLE TEMPORALITIES, LAYERED HISTORIES: A POST-SABBATICAL SOLO SHOW BY STEVEN PEARSON
Thursday, Nov. 8-Friday, Dec. 7
Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

Painter Steven Pearson, art professor and chair of the art and art history department at McDaniel College, showcases his new body of work that he created on sabbatical during the spring 2018 semester.

He said, "I explore the liminal space between painting and sculpture, and communicate my interest in the sculptural dimension of painting."

Pearson has taught drawing and painting, color theory, printmaking and the Advanced Studio Series of courses at McDaniel since 2004. He has exhibited both regionally and nationally, and his work is in a number of public and private art collections. He was named a semi-finalist for the Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize in 2012 and a semi-finalist for the Bethesda Painting Award in 2013.

A native of Johnstown, N.Y., Pearson served in the United States Navy upon graduation from high school. He received a bachelor's degree in studio art from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y., and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art. http://srpearson.com/home.html

Music Concerts/Recitals:
For more information, call 410-857-2599, unless otherwise noted.

MONDAY NIGHT MUSIC: WASHINGTON'S CAMERATA
Monday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m.
McDaniel Lounge

Washington's Camerata is dedicated to the music of the era of George Washington (the 17th and 18th centuries). Established in 2009 by founding flutists Kelly Kazik and Sarah McIver, other members include McDaniel music faculty members Tim Anderson, cello; and Nicholas Currie, violin.

*CHAMBER MUSIC ON THE HILL: DAVID KREIDER, PIANO; BAGUS WISWAKARMA, VIOLIN; AND MAXIM KOZLOV, CELLO
Sunday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m.
Decker Center Forum

Chamber Music on the Hill, in residence at McDaniel College, presents David Kreider, director of keyboard studies at McDaniel College and founder and artistic director of Chamber Music on the Hill, in addition to violinist Bagus Wiswakarma, a native of Indonesia who founded the Chamber Music Series in Jakarta, Indonesia, and cellist Maxim Kozlov, who has performed with the internationally renowned Chamber Orchestra "Kremlin."

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and active military members and veterans, and free for children, as well as students with valid ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at www.mcdaniel.edu/cmoth.

CHORAL CONCERT: THE THIRTEEN
Thursday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Baker Memorial Chapel

This concert features "The Thirteen," an all-star professional choir known for inspired and powerful live performances. Founded in 2012, the choir performs a repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the Romantic, from Bach to Bruckner; and from Gregorian chant to the world premieres of new American composers. Its artists are from among the finest ensembles in the world, including Chanticleer, Seraphic Fire, Apollo's Fire, Conspirare, I Fagiolini, Opera Philadelphia, Boston Early Music Festival and Trinity Wall Street.

McDANIEL UNITED: A CELEBRATION OF LOVE AND UNITY
Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.
WMC Alumni Hall

McDaniel College's Department of Music presents this concert featuring many McDaniel music department faculty members and musical groups. Organized by Shelley Ensor, director of McDaniel College's Gospel Choir, the concert is focused on delivering a positive message. She hopes that the performance will "show love and unity during these divisive times. We want to show the students and community that we support each other and love each other."

MONDAY NIGHT MUSIC: JON SELIGMAN JAZZ TRIO
Monday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
McDaniel Lounge

Jon Seligman, a percussionist and composer who teaches at McDaniel College, performs with his jazz trio.

PIANO MUSIC OF Robert Schumann
Sunday, Oct. 28, 3 p.m.
McDaniel Lounge

Pianists David Kreider, director of keyboard studies at McDaniel College and founder and artistic director of Chamber Music on the Hill, and Ernest Ragogini, professor emeritus at Notre Dame of Maryland University and current founder and director of Arts for Hearts' Sake, perform piano music of Robert Schumann.

STUDENT SOLO RECITAL
Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.
McDaniel Lounge

McDaniel College students perform vocal and instrumental solos of musical selections spanning from classical to contemporary.

*CHAMBER MUSIC ON THE HILL: ALL BAROQUE CONCERT
Sunday, Nov. 11, 3 p.m.
Baker Chapel

Chamber Music on the Hill, in residence at McDaniel College, presents an all Baroque concert featuring McDaniel faculty members Nicholas Currie, violin; Tim Anderson, cello; and Don Horneff, harpsichord; as well as Rodrigo Tarraza, flute.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and active military members and veterans, and free for children, as well as students with valid ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at www.mcdaniel.edu/cmoth.

MONDAY NIGHT MUSIC: ROBERT SIROIS, BASSOON; MINDY NILES, OBOE; RACHEL ANDREWS, PIANO; AND DAVID DUREE, CLARINET AND SAXOPHONE
Monday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.
McDaniel Lounge

This performance includes bassoonist Robert Sirois, who teaches general music and chorus throughout the Howard County, Md., Public School System, oboist Mindy Niles, who teaches at McDaniel and has served as an adjudicator for the Maryland All-State Bands and Solo and Ensemble Festivals; pianist Rachel Andrews, who serves as instrumental accompanist at McDaniel; and clarinetist and saxophonist David Duree, who teaches both instruments at McDaniel College.

FLUTE CHOIR/SMALL ENSEMBLES CONCERT
Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.
McDaniel Lounge

The Flute Choir and small ensembles formed from the Flute Choir perform under the direction of Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music.

STUDENT VOICE AND PIANO RECITAL
Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m.
Levine Recital Hall

McDaniel College students perform vocal and piano solos of musical selections spanning from classical to contemporary.

*MASTERWORKS CHORALE OF CARROLL COUNTY: COMMEMORATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMISTICE ENDING WORLD WAR I
Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m.
Baker Memorial Chapel

Margaret Boudreaux, director of choral activities at McDaniel, leads the Masterworks Chorale, with McDaniel College organist Ted Dix as accompanist. The concert commemorates the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I with the world premiere of "Te Deum," composed by 2009 McDaniel alumna Justine Koontz.

Tickets are $12 for adults and free for children, as well as college students with valid ID. Call 410-871-3371 for additional information or visit www.masterworksofcc.org.

STUDENT AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLE
Thursday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m.
Decker Center Forum

McDaniel College's Student African Drum Ensemble performs under the direction of music faculty member Pape Demba "Paco" Samb, a Senegalese griot.

COLLEGE CHOIR CONCERT: "SONGS OF PEACE"
Sunday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.
Baker Memorial Chapel

The McDaniel College Choir presents "Songs of Peace." In addition to music from diverse locales and historical eras, several familiar carols will be performed. Audience participation is encouraged.

The choir is under the direction of Margaret Boudreaux, director of choral activities at McDaniel, with David Kreider, director of keyboard studies at McDaniel College and founder and artistic director of Chamber Music on the Hill, serving as accompanist. The Madrigal Singers, McDaniel's premier a cappella vocal ensemble, also perform on several selections.

JAZZ NIGHT
Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m.
WMC Alumni Hall

Directed by music lecturer Tim Jenkins, the McDaniel Jazz Ensemble performs diverse styles of jazz, including classic big band swing, bebop, Latin, Funk, Jazz-rock and classic blues.

COLLEGE BAND CONCERT
Friday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
WMC Alumni Hall

Directed by Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music, the College Band features nearly 50 musicians, including McDaniel students, as well as McDaniel faculty members, band alumni and community musicians, performing everything from classical to pops.

WESTMINSTER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Saturday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m.
WMC Alumni Hall

Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music, directs the orchestra, which is comprised of McDaniel students, as well as students from Carroll Community College and community musicians.

GOSPEL CHOIR CONCERT
Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m.
WMC Alumni Hall

Under the direction of music lecturer Shelley Ensor, McDaniel College's Gospel Choir performs traditional and contemporary gospel music, as well as spirituals.

Theatre Performances:
Performances are in WMC Alumni Hall. For ticket information, call 410-857-2448.

*SAINTS AND SISTERS
Wednesday, Oct. 3-Saturday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.

McDaniel College theatre arts students perform "Saints and Sisters," a collection of three short plays, "Saints and Singing," "Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters" and "Accents in Alsace," written by American poet, playwright and novelist Gertrude Stein. Richard Sautter, adjunct lecturer in theatre arts at McDaniel, directs the production.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, seniors (over 60), active military members and veterans, as well as those with a McDaniel College ID.

*SPRING AWAKENING
Wednesday, Nov. 14-Saturday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.

This Tony Award-winning rock musical explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood in a powerful celebration of youth and love. The musical follows a turn of the century Romeo and Juliet, Melchior and Wendla, as well as their friends and their families, as they navigate, and are impacted by, teenage self-discovery, first love and coming-of-age anxiety. "Spring Awakening" has a book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik. Elizabeth van den Berg, chair of McDaniel's theatre arts department, directs the production.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors (over 60), active military members and veterans, students, as well as those with a McDaniel College ID. Note: The show contains adult material, including mature language, violence, teenage suicide and sexual situations.

Literary:

BOOKS SANDWICHED IN
Thursday, Nov. 15, noon
McDaniel Lounge

For the 27th year, Jane Sharpe, associate librarian emerita at McDaniel College, provides advice on the best books to give as holiday gifts. During this hour-long session, Sharpe covers more than 20 fiction and non-fiction titles for children and adults, including cookbooks, biographies, and picture books. Call 410-857-2287 for more information.

Film:

FRENCH FILM SERIES part of the FACE Tournées French Film Festival:
All screenings begin at 4:30 p.m. in Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science.
For more information, call 410-857-2460.

"FÉLICITÉ"
Tuesday, Sept. 4
Post-screening discussion TBD

A musical drama by French-Senegalese director Alain Gomis about Félicité, a nightclub singer in a bar in Kinshasa, who lives alone with her teenage son, Samo. When her son injures himself in a motorcycle accident, she must find a way to raise money to pay for his operation. (2017, 129 minutes, not rated)

"L'ATELIER" ("THE WORKSHOP")
Thursday, Sept. 6
Post-screening discussion led by English professor Kathy Mangan

This thriller by acclaimed writer-director Laurent Cantet follows Olivia, a successful Parisian novelist, who has been hired to spend the summer in La Ciotat, a beautiful but economically battered town on the Mediterranean, teaching a writing workshop for a diverse group of twenty-somethings. (2017, 113 minutes, not rated)

"LES MAÎTRES FOUS" ("THE MAD MASTERS")
Monday, Sept. 10
Post-screening discussion led by Greg Alles, professor of religious studies

French film director and ethnologist Jean Rouch shot this documentary, which looks at the possession ritual of the Hauka cult, in which Nigerian migrants outside Accra enter a trance state to imitate the military ceremonies of their British colonial occupiers, in a single day in 1954. Rouch considered the film to be a catalyst for his concept of ciné-transe, in which the camera is recognized as a provocateur, playing its part in causing the trance shared by "actors," filmmakers, and viewers. (1956, 29 minutes, not rated)

"LE GRAND MÉCHANT RENARD ET AUTRES CONTES" ("THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES")
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Post-screening discussion TBD

Adapted from an acclaimed series of comic books written and illustrated by co-director Benjamin Renner, this animated film, also co-directed by Patrick Imbert, consists of three stories featuring a recurring cast of hapless farm animals: the "big bad" fox, a rabbit, a pig, a duck, chickadees and a wolf. (2018, 83 minutes, G-rated)

"UNE VIE VIOLENTE" ("A VIOLENT LIFE")
Monday, Sept. 24
Post-screening discussion TBD

This second feature written and directed by renowned Corsican actor Thierry de Peretti is a revealing look at the political and criminal turmoil that plagues his native island. Set in the 1990s, the film follows Stéphane, a Corsican student who gets sucked into radical nationalist circles and eventually goes underground to join the armed struggle. (2017, 107 minutes, not rated)

"12 JOURS" ("12 DAYS")
Wednesday, Sept. 26
Post-screening discussion led by Paul Mazeroff, senior lecturer of psychology

French filmmaker Raymond Depardon was given exceptional access to film this documentary that looks at several closed hearings for individuals who have been hospitalized against their will in a psychiatric facility near Lyon. A specialized judge determines whether these patients should continue to be hospitalized. (2017, 87 minutes, not rated)

Others:

CONTEMPORARY ART, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY: A TWO-DAY CROSS-DISCIPLINARY BIENNIAL CONFERENCE
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6:30-8:45 p.m., Wahrhaftig Room, Hoover Library
Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30-8:45 p.m., Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall

McDaniel College's Department of Art and Art History presents this two-day cross-disciplinary biennial conference. Organized by Izabel Galliera, assistant professor of modern art and contemporary art history and theory at McDaniel, the conference includes presentations by invited guest artists and curators. In addition, the opening reception for "Taking Time: An International Video Exhibition on Democracy" in Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall, takes place in conjunction with the conference on Oct. 4. Call 410-857-2595 for more information.

HOLLOWAY LECTURE: George Mason UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DOUGLAS EYMAN
Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Decker Center Forum

Douglas Eyman, associate professor of writing and rhetoric at George Mason University, discusses his research on digital literacy acquisition and development, new media scholarship, electronic publication, teaching in digital environments and video games as sites of composition. He is the senior editor and publisher of "Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy," an online journal publishing peer-reviewed scholarship on computers and writing science. Call 410-857-2290 for more information.

*ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARDS BANQUET
Friday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m.
Gill Center

McDaniel College's Alumni Association honors alumni who personify the college's tradition of excellence with the Alumna of the Year, Young Alumnus of the Year, College Service, Community Service and Professional Achievement awards, as well as the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame awards. Cost is $35 per person. Visit www.mcdaniel.edu/homecoming to purchase tickets or for more information.

ALINA FERNÁNDEZ, DAUGHTER OF FORMER CUBAN PRESIDENT FIDEL CASTRO: GUEST SPEAKER
Thursday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m.
Decker Center Forum

Alina Fernández, daughter of former Cuban president Fidel Castro, shares her first-person account of growing up in Cuba and the many changes affecting Cuba as a result of Obama-era politics and social and political reforms. Fernández, who fled the island in 1993, is the author of "Castro's Daughter: An Exile's Memoir of Cuba." Call McDaniel's Student Diversity and Inclusion Office at 410-857-2794 for more information.

"RACE, FAITH AND POLITICS" BY C. ANTHONY MUSE, PASTOR AND MARYLAND STATE SENATOR
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m.
McDaniel Lounge

Maryland State Senator C. Anthony Muse speaks on the intersection of race, faith and politics. Muse, who is also a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, has more than 20 years of political experience in Prince George's County, Md. In addition, Muse is founder and senior pastor of the Ark of Safety Christian Church in Upper Marlboro, Md. Call McDaniel's Student Diversity and Inclusion Office at 410-857-2794 for more information.

RACE FOR HER
Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.
Begins at Gill Center

McDaniel College's Phi Alpha Mu sorority hosts this third annual 5K race to benefit the House of Ruth and the Phi Alpha Mu Endowed Scholarship. For more information and to register, visit http://raceforher5k.eventbrite.com.

*TASTE OF LATIN AMERICA: LATIN GRAMMYS
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m.
Decker Center Forum

In conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month, this annual dinner highlights the food, music, traditions and culture of Latin America. The event is hosted by McDaniel College's Hispano-Latinx Alliance student organization. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets or information, contact Amy McNichols, associate professor of Spanish, at amcnichols@mcdaniel.edu or 410-857-2461.

PHI BETA KAPPA LECTURE: "THE SCOPES TRIAL IN HISTORY AND LEGEND" WITH EDWARD LARSON, PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING HISTORIAN AND THE HUGH AND HAZEL DARLING CHAIR IN LAW AT PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY
Thursday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.
McDaniel Lounge

The annual Phi Beta Kappa lecture features Edward Larson, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and the Hugh and Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University. He speaks on "The Scopes Trial in History and Legend," one of the most famous trials in American history due to the fictional movie "Inherit the Wind." However, he argues that most people who think they know about this trial do not accurately understand what happened in Dayton, Tenn., or appreciate its ongoing significance. Call 410-857-2530 for more information.

*AFRICA'S LEGACY GLOBAL DINNER
Thursday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m.
Decker Center Forum

Sample African dishes and learn more about the African continent at this global dinner organized by McDaniel's Africa's Legacy student organization. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets or information, contact Nyambi Shannon, assistant director of residence life, at nshannon@mcdaniel.edu or 410-857-2237.

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