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JU College of Fine Arts 2013-14 Performing Arts Series


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  1. 1. Pricing for all Performances noted by * (Otherwise Free) Adults: $ Seniors (62+): $ Military: $ Students: $ Children (-17): $ JU: Free (per ID) All Gallery and Symposium Events are Free Complete Season Pass: $100.00 The College of Fine Arts 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville, FL 32211 904.256.7677 PhotographbyJimBenedict 2013 - 2014 SEASON c15.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 a
  2. 2. FALL: September Phonography, Camera Phone Show Alexander Brest Gallery September 5 – October 2 Opening Reception September 5 from 5-7 PM The smart phone, and its application software, has increased a presence in the creation of photographic artworks. Many photog- raphers and artists now use their smart phones, and a number of different apps, to modify and manipulate image capture. This tell- ing exhibition showcases the work of a number of photographers, invited from around the world, who use the smart phone to assist in the creation of their work. Breaking Boundaries * Swisher Theater September 6, 7 at 7:30 PM Jacksonville University Dance will host the three most innovative professional contemporary dance companies on one stage: Braided Light, Jacksonville Dance Theatre and Kavin Grant Productions. Music Faculty Showcase Terry Concert Hall September 13 at 7:30 PM Come and enjoy the considerable talents of the Music Division Faculty in an evening featuring various styles and genres. Adam Blackstock, Marimba Guest artist performance Terry Concert Hall September 17 at 7:30 PM Troy University’s Dr. Adam Blackstock will perform a guest artist recital featuring invigorating repertoire written for the marimba. Andrew Cummings, Saxophonist Terry Concert Hall September 20 at 7:30 PM Cummings will present a program of recital works from the clas- sical saxophone repertoire. He will also present a masterclass at noon in Terry Concert Hall. JUMU: Students’ Recital Terry Concert Hall September 26 at 7:30 PM New to the Performing Arts Series this year are the Music Student Nomination Recital evenings.  These special recitals are created to recognize members of the student body selected by the faculty to illustrate individual prowess throughout the academic year. Tony Steve, Percussion Terry Concert Hall October 5 at 7:30 PM Professor Steve plays with the exciting new percussion trio, Ground Floor. JUMU: Students’ Recital Terry Concert Hall October 10 at 7:30 PM The second installment in the series of recitals that feature nomi- nated music students for special recognition as performers and composers. Hackers and Painters Alexander Brest Gallery October 10 – November 6 Opening Reception October 10 from 5-7 PM Interpretations of nomadism, power structures, and relationship exploration are at the core of Florida State University’s art faculty Joelle Dietrick’s and Judy Rushin’s current body of work. Dietrick produces two-dimensional and time-based artworks that consider contemporary nomadism and 21st century power structures. Rushin’s work explores the relationships between people and spa- tial environments through painting, sculpture, and installation. A Grand Night for Singing * Terry Concert Hall October 11 and 12 at 7:30 PM October 13 at 3:00 PM Jacksonville University’s Division of Music presents A Grand Night for Singing, the 1994 Tony award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein revue packed with innovative musical arrangements of all of your favorite R&H tunes.   Featuring JU voice majors and musicians. PhotographbyJimBenedict FALL: October
  3. 3. FALL: October Eurydice * Swisher Theater October 25, 26 November 1, 2 at 7:30 PM November 3 at 3:00 PM A luminous retelling of the Orpheus myth, Eurydice reframes the ancient tale of ill-fated love to focus not on the bereaved musician but on his dead bride and on her struggle with love beyond the grave.  With direction and staging by Professor Deborah Jordan, production design by Professor Ben Wilson, and original music by Professor Scott Watkins, this play by Sarah Ruhl will prove to be deeply affecting and wildly imaginative. The Art of Clarinet Terry Concert Hall November 3 at 3:00 PM The Jacksonville Symphony clarinet section will present an engaging program of ensemble music, including a performance by the Jacksonville Clarinet Choir. JU Chamber Ensembles Terry Concert Hall November 5 at 7:30 PM Enjoy an evening of varied chamber music performed by our top student groups, including the Honors Chamber Ensembles. The JU Jazz Faculty in Concert Swisher Theater November 6 at 7:30 PM Together again since their last performance at Jazz in the Black Box, John Ricci, Gary Starling, Scott Giddens, Billy Thornton, and Rick Kirkland perform in their first feature concert as a collective of world-class musicians. Their individual talents will be highlighted in different ways throughout the evening, which will host original pieces and arrangements by the members of the jazz faculty. Chamber Music by Brahms Terry Concert Hall November 7 at 7:30 PM Please join pianist Scott Watkins, violinist Marguerite Richardson, cellist Shannon Lockwood, clarinetist Artie Clifton, and hornist Sean Morgan in this program (rescheduled from last season) of some of Brahms’ most vivid works, including his Horn Trio, Clarinet Trio, and his dramatic Quartet in C minor. The JU Student Jazz Combos Swisher Theater November 8 at 7:30 PM In celebration of the Fall Chamber Week, the Student Jazz Combos demonstrate their talents on the big stage. The evening will feature a mixture of traditional and prominent selections, as well as arrangements and original compositions created by the students. Percussion Ensemble Terry Concert Hall November 9 at 7:30 PM The percussion ensemble performs a wide variety of songs, styles, and pieces from around the world. JUMU: Students’ Recital Terry Concert Hall November 14 at 7:30pm The third installment in the series of recitals that feature nominated music students for special recognition as performers and composers. Annual Student Juried Exhibition Alexander Brest Gallery November 14 – December 12 Opening Reception November 14 from 5-7 PM A juried showcase of student work is a reflection of the contempo- rary pulse in art making of Northeast Florida. The eclectic exhibi- tion consists of a variety of media including animation, ceramics, computer generated images, drawings, glass art, graphic design, paintings, photographs, prints and sculpture. Always a favorite among participants and viewers, awards are given for outstanding work. Malfi Swisher Theater November 15 at 7:30 PM Malfi, inspired by John Webster’s classic tragedy The Duchess of Malfi, brings to the screen a modern age story of love, betrayal, rebellion, and…paintball. The feature film was written by Jacksonville University alumni Brian Trumble and Matt Watson, directed by Carolina Conte, and has its original music score composed by Scott Watkins. PhotographbyBillHill FALL: November
  4. 4. Popper Cello Festival * Terry Concert Hall November 16 at 7:30 PM In a celebration of the 100th year anniversary of the death of renown cello pedagogue, performer, and composer David Popper, Jacksonville University faculty members Dr. Shannon Lockwood and Dr. Scott Watkins will be joined by guest artists Richard Slavich and Katharine Knight, both cellists from the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music, in a concert of pieces by Popper. Art of the “Big Band” Terry Concert Hall November 17 at 7:30 PM JU students and faculty will combine to perform an evening of original and eclectic big band jazz. Original compositions by JU faculty members Chris Creswell and John Ricci will be featured along with pieces by Guest Conductor and Boston-based composer Nicholas Urie. LA/Boston based trumpeter Bijon Watson will also perform as a Guest Artist. Senior Choreography Concert * Swisher Theater November 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 PM For this series of performances, graduating dance Seniors will push the boundaries of contemporary choreography with original works produced on the Swisher Theater stage. You don’t want to miss this evening of cutting edge choreography and exciting electrifying dance. JU Wind Ensemble Terry Concert Hall November 24 at 3:00 PM Conducted by Professor Artie Clifton, the Wind Ensemble features the best brass, woodwind, and percussion players on campus. Orchestra Holiday Concert Terry Concert Hall December 6 at 7:30 PM Kick off your holiday celebrations with an evening of traditional holiday music, from classical to pops! Always an audience favor- ite, this concert will have you laughing and singing along with the Jacksonville University Orchestra! FALL: November PhotographbySaraEckman Make We Joy: Songs of the Season Sam Marks Chapel December 7 at 7:30 PM A Jacksonville holiday tradition not to be missed! Featuring the University Singers and the Men’s and Women’s Choirs in a spirited program of seasonal music spanning the centuries and the globe. Two Gather, Work by Brian Frus and Lily Kuonen Alexander Brest Gallery January 16 – February 12 Opening Reception January 16 at 5-7 PM This two-person exhibition will feature works exploring the physicality of layering form, material, and content. Frus, Assistant Professor of Glass at JU, explores the symbiosis of natural artifacts preserved and protected by glass forms. Kuonen, Assistant Professor of Foundations, investigates the synthesis of painting with additional forms and actions, producing works she has coined as PLAYNTINGS. The exhibit can be described as investigative, thought provoking, and a challenge to the tactile nature of materials. JUMU: Students’ Recital Terry Concert Hall January 30 at 7:30 PM The fourth installment in the series of recitals that feature nominated music students for special recognition as performers and composers. JU Chamber Ensembles Terry Concert Hall February 9 at 3:00 PM JU’s top student chamber groups present an exciting concert of varied repertoire. Celebrate the Piano Terry Concert Hall February 11 at 7:30 PM A lively program of music for two pianists at one piano featuring Scott Watkins and Edith Hubert. Program includes Ravel’s wild Rapsodie Espagnole and Schubert’s haunting Fantasy in F minor. SPRING: January FALL: December SPRING: February
  5. 5. SPRING: February The JU Student Jazz Combos Swisher Theater February 12 at 7:30 PM This concert will culminate with the performance of special project arrangements and transcriptions that represent the challenging yet rewarding musical work enjoyed by the jazz ensembles. JUMU: Students Recital Terry Concert Hall February 13 at 7:30 PM The fifth installment in the series of recitals that feature nominated music students for special recognition as performers and composers. MFA In The Works Brest Dance Pavilion February 20 at 12:30 & February 21 at 7:30 PM Set in the JU Dance Pavilion, this informal program presents in- novative academic work of students in the MFA in Choreography program. Function/Dysfunction: Study of Human Condition Alexander Brest Gallery February 20 – March 14 Opening Reception February 20 from 5-7 PM Children possess a distinct ability to see their world through uninhibited perspectives. This two-person exhibition is a view of this phenomenon through the interpretations of Kyungmin Park and Britt Spencer. Park is a ceramic artist who creates figurative sculptures that explore human foibles. Spencer is an illustrator whose quirky characters reveal observational commentaries of human life. The pairing of artistic content creates a platform for viewer investigation, humor, and pity. Jacksonville Private Schools Honor Band Concert James Curnow, guest composer/conductor Terry Concert Hall February 22 at 7:30 PM This 21st annual young artist program features the best instru- mentalists from seven area private schools: Bishop Kenny, Bishop Snyder, Bolles, Episcopal, First Coast Christian, Providence and Trinity Christian Academy. PhotographbyJimBenedict A Traditional Chinese Orchestra* Terry Concert Hall February 26 at 7:30 PM A special evening of music played on traditional Chinese instru- ments by The Qingdao University Orchestra, not often seen in the Jacksonville area. A night not to be missed! Piano Studio Recital Terry Concert Hall March 2 at 3:00 PM The Seventh Annual Piano Studio Class Recital features music by American composers with current students, faculty, and alumni. Florida State University’s Eppes String Quartet * Terry Concert Hall March 4 at 7:30 PM A program of music for string quartet by American composers Samuel Barber, Dan Locklair, and Carlisle Floyd. Music by Carlisle Floyd and Samuel Barber Terry Concert Hall March 5 at 7:30PM Favorite arias from the operas of Carlisle Floyd, plus Floyd’s dra- matic Piano Sonata, and Samuel Barber’s Cello Sonata and Dover Beach for Baritone and String Quartet. Features soprano Kimberly Beasley, baritone Jay Ivey, pianist Scott Watkins, cellist Shannon Lockwood, violinist Marguerite Richardson. Howard Hanson’s opera Merry Mount Terry Concert Hall March 6 at 7:30 PM Composed in 1930 and rarely heard today, American composer Howard Hanson’s Merry Mount is loosely based on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The Maypole of Merry Mount.” Featur- ing soprano Kimberly Beasley and new faculty member baritone Jay Ivey. Concert also includes a premiere performance of a new work for chorus and percussion by composer Donald McCullough. The Jacksonville University Chorus is conducted by Tim Snyder. Student New Music Recital Terry Concert Hall March 7 at 7:30 PM Part of the New Music Festival, innovative student compositions featuring varied instrumentations will be showcased. SPRING: March
  6. 6. SPRING: March PhotographbySaraEckman Faculty New Music Recital Terry Concert Hall March 8 at 7:30 PM Continuing the long-standing tradition of the Composerfest series, compositions by JU faculty are featured, including Jianjun He, Tony Steve, Dennis Vincent, and Thomas Harrison, among others. Hot off the Press! Terry Concert Hall March 10 at 7:30 PM Join the Jacksonville University Orchestra plus faculty, student, and community composers for an evening of newly composed orchestral music in this biennial event. Compositions by the 2012 and 2013 student winners of the Delius Prize in Composition will be featured. Following the concert, enjoy your chance to “get into the heads” of the composers in an informal question/answer session with the audience. This concert caps off the inaugural New Music Festival at JU. Third Annual High School Choral Invitational Terry Concert Hall March 12 at 7:30 PM The JU Choirs share the stage with outstanding high school choruses from throughout the greater Jacksonville area in a celebration of choral music education in our schools. JUMU: Students Recital Terry Concert Hall March 13 at 7:30pm Another installment in the series of recitals that feature nominated music students for special recognition as performers and composers. Schubert’s Trout Quintet * Terry Concert Hall March 27 at 7:30PM Franz Schubert’s epic masterpiece, his Trout Quintet (based upon his song by the same name) and his noble Trio in B-flat major are performed by pianist Scott Watkins, violinist Marguerite Richard- son, cellist Shannon Lockwood, violist Peter Dutilly, and bassist Todd Lockwood. Division of Visual Arts Annual Thesis Exhibition Alexander Brest Gallery March 27 – April 30 Opening Reception March 27 at 5-7 PM The graduating seniors in the Division of Visual Arts will exhibit their faculty-approved Senior Thesis projects in this annual show. A variety of media will be represented including 2-dimensional artworks and commercial applications, 3-dimensional sculptural representations or installations, animated shorts, screenplay views, and film productions. An added bonus, the seniors will present their research and talk about the resulting artworks on March 31, April 1, and 2 at 6 PM in the Phillips Fine Arts Building during the annual Senior Symposium. The Drowsy Chaperone * Swisher Theater April 3, 4, and 5 at 7:30 PM April 6 at 3:00 PM Winner of five Tony Awards in 2006, this show-within-a-show musical comedy is filled with everything from fantastical illusions to mistaken identities. Suitable for all ages. Professor James Ivey will Music Direct and Deborah Jordan will Stage Direct this collaborative production.
  7. 7. The College of Fine Arts 2800 University Blvd North Jacksonville, FL 32211 904.256.7677 Fabulous Fauré—the Jacksonville University Orchestra and Choirs Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Jacksonville November 3 at 6:00 PM The Jacksonville University Orchestra and Choirs team up for an evening of French music including Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and the Cantique de Jean Racine. The program will also include the Pelléas et Mélisande Suite for orchestra. Make We Joy: Songs of the Season Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Jacksonville December 8 at 6:00 PM A Jacksonville holiday tradition not to be missed! Featuring the University Singers, Men’s and Women’s Choirs in a spirited program of seasonal music spanning the centuries and the globe. Verdi Requiem Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts February 27 at 7:30 PM February 28 and March 1 at 8PM The University Singers and the Men’s and Women’s Choruses join the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Maestro Fabio Mechetti in performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s epic symphonic Requiem. Tickets available through the JSO box office: (904) 354-5547 In The Community (additional fees may apply) PhotographbyJimBenedict JUMU: Students Recital Terry Concert Hall April 10 at 7:30 PM The sixth and final installment in the series of recitals that feature nominated music students for special recognition as performers and composers. Percussion Ensemble Terry Concert Hall April 12 at 7:30 PM Under the direction of Professor Tony Steve, enjoy exciting new sounds and music from students and area composers. Wind Ensemble Terry Concert Hall April 13 at 3:00 PM The Wind Ensemble will feature a concerto soloist and works from the standard and contemporary wind band repertoire. Spring Finale Terry Concert Hall April 15 at 7:30 PM From the opening notes of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture until the final strains linger in the concert hall, the spring finale concert of the Jacksonville University Orchestra promises to excite and inspire. JU Choirs in Concert Terry Concert Hall April 17 at 7:30 PM The University Singers and the Men’s and Women’s Choruses wrap up the season with a varied program of choral works high- lighting student and faculty soloists and conductors. JU Chamber Ensembles Terry Concert Hall April 23 at 7:30 PM From saxophones to string quartets, enjoy an evening of chamber music performed by JU student groups, including the Honors Chamber Ensembles. Spring Dance Concert * Swisher Theater April 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 PM Jacksonville University Dance will present their annual popular dance concert filled with variety and versatility. Dance faculty and guest artists will choreograph thrilling, high-energy dance based in theatricality and commercial dance. Contemporary dance themes highlight our student talent and will transport you to an evening of entertainment.
  8. 8. The College of Fine Arts 2800 University Blvd North Jacksonville, FL 32211 904.256.7677 PhotographbyBillHill Friends of Fine Arts Membership Levels: Member Patron Bronze Silver* Gold* (*portions are tax deductible) $100 1 Season Pass $200 2 Season Passes $250 Family Season Pass $500 Family Season Pass & Guests $1,300 + Family Season Pass, Guests & Order of the Dolphin The Friends of Fine Arts is a support organiza- tion for the College of Fine Arts at Jacksonville University. Members who join are those who share a common desire to promote the arts in their lives as well as the community at large. Annual membership and other contributions to the Friends of Fine Arts are enhancement funds used to promote Art, Dance, Film, Music, and Theatre. Please become a member and enrich your life and our community with the arts. Membership includes a pass for ALL the College of Fine Arts Performing Arts Events, includ- ing preferred seating and four special Friends Events* at no additional cost. * Independent Filmmaking September 12, 2013 3:30 pm Fine Arts Hall Bandar Albuliwi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Film and winner of the Creative Promise award from the Tribeca Film Festival, will present his work and approach to film-making in the 21st Century. * Greek Gaze November 1, 2013 Dinner at 6:30 pm Terry Concert Hall Performance at 7:30 pm Swisher Theater During dinner, Deborah Jordan, Associate Professor of Theater, will explain the backstory of the Greek myth and the transformative narrative that has transcended time in this contemporary theatrical production through the eyes of the heroine. * Making Music February 18, 2014 3:30 pm Fine Arts Hall Michael James Olson, Assistant Professor of Music Business will present his creative work and approach to making music in the 21st Century. * Hawthorne’s America March 6, 2013 Dinner at 6:30 pm Swisher Theater Performance at 7:30 pm Terry Concert Hall Join us for dinner with a colonial themed meal, followed by a brief overview and backstory of the music, which will be performed as part of the Merry Melodies concert.