From BGSU OFFICE OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
At the galleries – The School of Art hosts the annual BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition through April 14. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 6-9 p.m. and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
April 3 – Cole Burger, a lecturer of class piano and piano pedagogy at BGSU, will present a Faculty Artist Series recital at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
April 4 – The Creative Writing program welcomes spring 2019 Distinguished Visiting Writer Rebecca Morgan Frank, who will present a craft talk during the weekly Prout Reading Series. Frank is the author of “Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country” and “The Spokes of Venus,” both from Carnegie Mellon University Press, and “Little Murders Everywhere,” a finalist for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She has published poems in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, New England Review, Harvard Review and elsewhere, and her collaborations with composers have been exhibited and performed across the U.S. She is co-founder and editor of the literary magazine Memorious. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Prout Chapel. Free
April 4 – The International Film Festival presents “The Edge of Heaven” (“Auf der anderen Seite”), a 122-minute film that shifts back and forth between Germany and Istanbul. Directed by Fatih Akin, the film tells the story of Ali Aksu (Tuncel Kurtiz) who takes a Turkish prostitute, Yeter (Nursel Köse), into his German apartment to protect her in spite of his disapproving son, Nejat (Baki Davrak). When Yeter dies in an altercation with Ali, Nejat goes to find her daughter in Istanbul. Ayten, Yeter’s daughter, escapes from Turkey when her political activism threatens her life. In Germany, she falls for a girl, Lotte (Patrycia Ziolkowska), who follows her to Istanbul when she is deported. The film, which won the Best Screenplay award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Free
April 5 – The BGSU Opera Theater and the Department of Theatre and Film present the spring opera, “Semele,” the story of the ill-fated love of the mortal Semele and god Jupiter. Handel’s masterpiece of his mature period is considered something of an anomaly in his career: it is an English-language work with a secular text, written at a time when Handel was concentrating on the composition of sacred oratorios. Though never staged in Handel’s lifetime, the sensuous story, based on Ovid’s “Metamorphoses,” lends itself to an operatic treatment. The vocal writing is virtuosic, tuneful and thrilling, and the choral movements are some of Handel’s most beautiful and exciting. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and children. All tickets are $20 on the day of the performance. There is no charge for BGSU students with ID card. Tickets are available at bgsu.edu/arts or by calling 419-372-8171.
April 8 – The College of Musical Arts welcomes guest artists Julian Ross and Samuel Rotberg on violin. Ross is a professor of violin and Rotberg is a lecturer in violin, both at Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio. The duo will perform a recital at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center.
April 8 – The College of Musical Arts presents guest artist Frank Lloyd, horn, who is known for his technical virtuosity, musicality and willingness to share his expertise. He has been on the faculty of the Guildhall School of Music, Trinity School of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, and since 1998, professor for horn at Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany, following in the footsteps of the legendary Herman Baumann. He has toured as a soloist, chamber musician and clinician and has recorded much of the horn solo and chamber literature. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.
April 9 – Winners of the College of Musical Arts’ Wayland Student Chamber Competition will perform in the Music at the Manor House series. The recital will begin at 7 p.m. at the Wildwood Metropark Manor House, 5100 Central Ave., Toledo. Free
April 9 – The BGSU Department of Theatre and Film presents “Screen-Play,” featuring staged readings of two student screenplays. Thoughtful discussions involving the author, the audience and the performers will follow each reading. The conversations will explore the authors’ visions to facilitate revisions that will strengthen story structure, characterizations, tone, dialogue and the translation into actual production. The staged readings will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Free
April 9 – The College of Musical Arts welcomes Alex Lapins, tuba, as part of its Guest Artist Series. He will present a recital at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
April 9 – The Jazz Lab Band 2 will present a concert at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hal, Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students and children. All tickets are $10 on the day of the performance. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.
April 10 – The BGSU Chapter of Praecepta welcomes Promenade Sauvage, a contemporary guitar and accordion duo, featuring Luca Piovesan on accordion and Maarten Stragier on the guitar. The duo is committed to sharing the creative energy of a fresh musical generation, and their music is built on close collaborations with talented young composers. The music they play is tailored to the duo in an invigorating exchange of ideas and interpreted with utmost dedication. The pair will present a master class and reading session from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in Kobacker Hall and a performance at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, both in Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
April 10 – The BGSU College of Musical Arts presents a recital by cello professor Brian Snow and piano professor Robert Satterlee for the weekly Faculty Artist Series. This event was rescheduled from March. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in the Marjorie Conrad M.D. Choral Room in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free
April 11 – The BGSU Creative Writing Program welcomes Thrity Umrigar, a bestselling author of eight novels, including “The Space Between Us” and the recent “The Secrets Between Us.” She will read from her works as part of the weekly Prout Reading Series. Umrigar has also written a memoir and a children’s picture book. A former journalist, she has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe and other publications. She is the recipient of a Nieman Fellowship to Harvard and the Cleveland Arts Prize. She is a professor of English at Case Western Reserve University. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Prout Chapel. Free
April 11 – The International Film Series presents “The Farmer of Nathal: Not a Film about Thomas Bernhard” (“Der Bauer zu Nathal: Kein Film über Thomas Bernhard”). The 2018 film, produced by David Baldinger and Matthias Greuling, tells the story of Bernhard, a world-renowned author from Austria who is both acclaimed and sharply criticized. The documentary investigates Bernhard’s curious relationship to the community and its response to him. The film is, however, less about Bernhard and more about us; it is more about the impact of our community and environment on us and how we live and create. Viewing the poet as seismograph of society: even today, the confrontation with the contrarian Bernhard provides insights into the Austrian soul. The 7:30 p.m. screening in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union is co-sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum (New York) and is part of the Austrian Studies Conference being hosted at BGSU. Free
April 11 – Praecepta, the student chapter of the Society of Composers Inc., promotes new music activities at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
April 12 – EAR | EYE: Listening and Looking: Contemporary Music and Art features BGSU doctoral students performing contemporary music in the various galleries at the Toledo Museum of Art. This series explores the relationship of contemporary music and art through performances in response to specific works of art. The recital begins at 7 p.m. in the galleries of the museum, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Free
April 12 – The BGSU Department of Theatre and Film’s Elsewhere Productions presents “Dog Sees God,” a play written by Bert Royal about a teenage boy, CB, who begins to question the existence of an afterlife after his dog dies. Unable to find solace from his friends after his dog’s death, CB turns to an artistic classmate, but their rekindled friendship pushes the bounds of what CB’s friends are willing to accept, forcing CB to consider who he wants to be. “Dog Sees God” is a touching and thought-provoking play about being different in a school filled with people who all pretend to be the same. The play will begin at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre, The Wolfe Center for the Arts. A second performance will begin at 8 p.m. on April 13. Free
April 12 – The BGSU Collegiate Chorale will present a concert at 8 p.m. at the Bowling Green First Presbyterian Church, 126 S. Church St. Free
April 12 – The International Film Festival will present “Down There (“Unten”), a 2016 documentary produced by Djodie Cenic and Hermann Peseckas. Filmmaker Cenic will discuss the documentary, which uses absurdly comic and tragic episodes to narrate his Austrian-Croatian family’s story. Cenic’s own experiences as a child of guest workers in Linz, Austria, provide insight into his political and personal confrontation with his own identity. The documentary screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Free
April 13 – The Falcon Choral Festival Final Concert is the last performance for the participants in the high school Men’s and Women’s Honors Chorus. The concert will begin at 5 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
April 14 – The winners of the Wayland Student Chamber Competition at BGSU will perform at the Toledo Museum of Art. The event will begin at 3 p.m. in the Great Gallery of the museum. Free
April 14 – The BGSU Middle and High School Academy Bands will perform a final concert. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
April 16 – A Cooperative Bands Concert, conducted by BGSU music students, will feature the bands from St. Aloysius Catholic School, St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic School and All Saints Catholic School. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
April 16 – The BGSU Graduate String Quartet will perform on the Music at the Manor House series, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Toledo Metroparks Wildwood Manor House, 5100 Central Ave., Toledo. Free
April 16 – The Tuba Euphonium Ensemble and Horn Club of the BGSU College of Musical Arts will present a recital at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free