BGSU Arts Events through April 12

Attendees gather in the Wolfe Center for the inaugural Bravo! BGSU. The third Bravo! BGSU will be held Saturday. See information below. (Photo provided by BGSU Office of Marketing and Communications)

From BGSU OFFICE OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

March 31 – Jazz Week continues with a trombone performance from Jazz Lab Band I with Grammy-nominated guest artist Alan Ferber. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased at the box office in the Wolfe Center, by phone at 419-372-8171, or online at www.bgsu.edu/the-arts/. Advance tickets are $3 for students and children and $7 for adults. All tickets are $10 the day of the performance.

April 1 – Bravo! BGSU celebrates the very best of the arts. Experience a magical evening of vocal, instrumental and theatrical performances, plus exhibitions and demonstrations by student and faculty artists in glass, ceramics, metals and digital arts. Enjoy a festive atmosphere and an array of appetizers and tasty treats. The celebration will begin at 7 p.m. in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. To purchase tickets to the event, contact Lisa Mattiace in the President’s Office at 419-372-6780 or by email at lmattia@bgsu.edu

April 1Students from BGSU’s College of Musical Arts will be featured in an afternoon chamber music concert at 1 p.m. at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Hosted by Pro Musica, friends of music at the college, the program will feature students who have received travel grants from the organization. The concert is free and open to the public.

April 2The Gish Sunday Matinee series kicks off with the 1945 film “And Then There Were None,” directed by René Clair. Agatha Christie’s celebrated who-done-it “Ten Little Indians,” under the deft guidance of French director Clair, becomes a delightful, sly, topnotch film noir. The skillful adaptation boasts a strong cast of Hollywood’s most memorable character actors, with a score by esteemed Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The program will also include a Technicolor cartoon. The screening begins at 3 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

April 2The A Cappella Choir and University Men’s Chorus will perform at 3 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased at the box office in the Wolfe Center, by phone at 419-372-8171, or online at www.bgsu.edu/the-arts/. Advance tickets are $3 for students and children and $7 for adults. All tickets are $10 the day of the performance.

April 3Pianist Phyllis Lehrer is the next performer in the Guest Artist Series. Known internationally as a performer, teacher, clinician, author and adjudicator, Lehrer has enjoyed an active concert career as a soloist and collaborative artist in the United States, Canada, Central America, Asia and Europe. Her performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts center. Free

April 4-6The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University will host a residency on the rare, snakelike, historical horn called the serpent, featuring Douglas Yeo, the leading scholar on the instrument. Events include a free public concert, a seminar and a lesson on playing the serpent, plus master classes with college students and faculty members on the serpent and the trombone. The serpent master class, led by faculty member David Saltzman, will take place from 9:30-10:20 a.m.April 5 in 2002 Moore Musical Arts Center, and is open to the public. The seminar will be held from 2-3:15 p.m. April 6 in 2117 Moore. “The Ruth P. Varney Serpent: A Conversation and Concert Led by Douglas Yeo” will begin at 8 p.m. April 6 in Bryan Recital Hall in the Moore Center, with a reception following in the Kennedy Green Room. Yeo’s performance will be accompanied by students and faculty from the College of Musical Arts.

April 4Tuesdays at the Gish conclude with “Screen-Play,” featuring staged readings of two student screenplays. Each reading will be followed by a discussion involving the author, the audience and those who participated in the reading. Participants will discuss the authors’ evolving visions, and aim to facilitate revisions that will strengthen story structure, characterizations, tone, dialogue and visual expression. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

April 4Music at the Manor House features the voice students of Myra Merritt. Merritt has performed with the Houston Grand Opera, National Opera of Finland, Theatre des Westens in Berlin and the Budapest National Opera. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Manor House located at Wildwood Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave., in Toledo. Free

April 6The International Film Series continues with the Columbian film “Embrace of the Serpent,” directed by Ciro Guerra. This mesmerizing film received an Academy Award nomination and won prizes at Sundance and a host of international film festivals. The story follows an Amazonian shaman, who is the last survivor of his tribe, as he interacts with first one, and then years later, another scientist intent on finding a sought-after sacred plant. In its epic sweep, the film explores the impact of colonialism, missionaries, and transnational corporations on the lives of indigenous Amazonian people. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

April 6Visiting writer Scott Hutchins, author of “A Working Theory of Love,”will share his work as part of the Creative Writing Program’s Reading Series. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

April 7The Collegiate Chorale and University Women’s Chorus will perform at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $3 for students and children and $7 for adults. All tickets are $10 the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the box office in the Wolfe Center, by phone at 419-372-8171, or online at http://www.bgsu.edu/the-arts/.

April 7The elsewhere theater season concludes with “Dying City,” written by Christopher Shin and directed by Tanner Lias. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre located in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Additional performances will be at 8 p.m. on April 8 and 9. Free

April 8The Dr. Marjorie Conrad Art Song Competition will take place in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Preliminaries will begin at noon, with finals following at 8 p.m. Free

April 8An opening reception for the MFA I Thesis Exhibition will begin at 7 p.m. in the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries in the Fine Arts Center. Free

Through April 18The MFA I Thesis Exhibition will be on display in the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries in the Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Free

April 9The Sunday Matinee Series continues with the 1925 film “The Lost World,” directed by Harry G. Hoyt. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was not only the creator of Sherlock Holmes, he happened to write imaginative first-rate adventures, including this tale which involves one Professor Challenge who discovers a jungle plateau where prehistoric beasts thrive — all masterfully animated by Willis O’Brien, who would bring to thrilling life King Kong. The screening will begin at 3 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

April 9  – The Douglas Wayland Student Chamber Competition winners will perform at 3 p.m. in the Great Gallery in the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo.

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