BGSU Arts Events through April 24

BRAVO! BGSU a celebration of and fundraiser for the arts on campuswill be stagedApril 7. See details below. Paul Verdell paints in a second floor hallway at 2017 event..

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April 6 — Academy Award-winning actress Eva Marie Saint will attend a special showing of “The Trip to Bountiful,” the 1953 television production she starred in with Lillian Gish, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater at BGSU’s Hanna Hall. Gish and Saint reprised their roles on Broadway the following year, earning Saint the Drama Critics Award and the Outer-Circle Critics Award. Following the screening, Saint, a BGSU alumna, will discuss her career and her work with Gish. Free

 

April 6 — World Percussion Night will feature multiple drumming styles, including performances by the Taiko and Steel Drum ensembles from the College of Musical Arts. Advance tickets are $7 for students and $10 for other adults; tickets the day of the concert are, respectively, $10 and $13. Tickets can also be purchased at bgsu.edu/arts. For more information, call the box office between noon and 6 p.m.weekdays at 419-372-8171. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center.

April 11 — The Faculty Artist Series presents Matthew McBride-Daline on the viola. Since his debut in Carnegie Hall, McBride-Daline has performed worldwide as a viola soloist. An avid chamber musician, he has performed at numerous international festivals including the Banff Center for the Arts, Verbier Academy, the Music Academy of the West, the New York String Orchestra Seminar and Sarasota Music Festival. His performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

April 12 — Continuing its focus on exile and migration, the International Film Series presents “Balseros (Rafters)” (2002, Spain, 120 minutes, directed by Carles Bosch and Josep Maria Domenech), with an introduction by Dr. Pedro Porbén from the Department of World Languages and Cultures, Latin American Studies. Filmed in Cuba, Guantanamo Bay and the United States, this transnational film gives insight into the “human adventure of people who are shipwrecked between two worlds.” The award-winning documentary tracks the lives of Cubans who fled Cuba by raft during the economic depression of the so-called “Periodo especial” in the early 1990s. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater, located in Hanna Hall. Free

April 12 — Jazz Lab Band 2 will give a performance at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $7 for students and $10 for other adults; tickets the day of the concert are, respectively, $10 and $13. Tickets can also be purchased at bgsu.edu/arts. For more information, call the box office between noon and 5 p.m. weekdays at 419-372-8171.

April 13 — BGSU doctoral candidates in music perform in response to specific works of art as part of “Ear | Eye: Listening and Looking,” a partnership between the College of Musical Arts and the Toledo Museum of Art. An exploration of the relationship of contemporary music and art, each performance is followed by discussion. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Free

April 13 — The International Film Series presents “Ali: Angst essen Seele auf (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul)” (1974, West Germany, 93 minutes, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder), with an introduction by Dr. Christina Guenther from the Department of World Languages and Cultures, Germany. One of Fassbinder’s masterpieces, this award-winning drama explores the unusual love affair between a young Moroccan guest worker and an elderly German cleaning lady in West Germany of the mid-1970s. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater, located in Hanna Hall. Free

April 13 — The A Cappella Choir and the University Men’s Chorus will present a concert at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $7 for students and $10 for other adults; tickets the day of the concert are, respectively, $10 and $13. Tickets can also be purchased at bgsu.edu/arts. For more information, call the box office between noon and 5 p.m. weekdays at 419-372-8171.

April 14 — The Collegiate Choir and the University Women’s Chorus give a joint concert. Advance tickets are $7 for students and $10 for other adults; tickets the day of the concert are, respectively, $10 and $13. Tickets can also be purchased at bgsu.edu/arts. For more information, call the box office between noon and 5 p.m.weekdays at 419-372-8171. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center.

April 15 — The Percussion Ensemble will give a performance at 3 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

April 16 — The Guest Artist Series presents Derek Hawkes on the trombone. Hawkes has spent two seasons as second trombone of the Jacksonville Symphony, and has been the first to create and complete a Bachelor of Arts degree focusing on orchestral management. Additionally, he runs Hawkes Arts Consulting, LLC, an arts consulting firm specializing in assisting smaller performing-arts organizations. His performance will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Choral Rehearsal Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

April 16 — Guest artist Derek Hawkes will conduct a trombone master class at 4 p.m.in the Choral Rehearsal Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

April 16 — The Afro-Caribbean Ensemble will give a performance at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

April 17 — Come listen to Nina Simone’s 1958 debut album “Little Girl Blue” and participate in a discussion of the album afterwards, led by Joe Prince, curriculum and outreach educator at the Curriculum Resource Center. The event will begin at 3 p.m. in the Pallister Room (Room 150), Jerome Library. Free

April 17 — The winners of the Wayland Student Chamber Competition will perform as part of the Toledo Metroparks Music at the Manor House series. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Wildwood Manor House, 5100 Central Ave., Toledo. Free

April 17 — The Guitar Ensemble will give a performance at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

April 19 — The International Film Series presents “Dear Pyongyang” (2005, Japan/South Korea, 107 minutes, directed by Yang Hong-Hi) with an introduction by Dr. Ryoko Okamura from the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Filmed in both Osaka, Japan, and Pyongyang, North Korea, in 2004, this deeply moving and intimate documentary features Zainichi (North) Korean immigrants living in Japan and their complex allegiances to family, host country, and their “fatherland.” A daughter interviews her parents as they return to Pyongyang to celebrate her father’s 70th birthday with her brothers. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater, located in Hanna Hall. Free

April 19 — The BGSU Theatre Department presents “The Threepenny Opera,” Bertolt Brecht’s “play with music.” Brecht turned John Gay’s 18th century “The Beggar’s Opera” into a biting commentary on the bourgeoisie and modern morality. Set in Victorian London, this tale of the outlaw Mack the Knife offers a socialist critique of a capitalist world. Advance tickets are $5 for BGSU students and $15 for other adults; all tickets the day of the concert are $20. Tickets can also be purchased at bgsu.edu/arts. For more information, call the box office between noon and 5 p.m. weekdays at 419-372-8171. The show opens at 8 p.m. in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Additional performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. on April 20 and 21, and 2 p.m. on April 21 and 22.

April 20 — The International Film Series presents “La Pirogue (The Dugout)” (2012, Senegal, 87 minutes, directed by Moussa Touré), with an introduction by Dr. Beatrice Guenther, of the International Studies program. In this film, a group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theatre, located in Hanna Hall. Free

April 20 — The Concert Band and University Band will give a performance. Advance tickets are $7 for students and $10 for other adults; tickets the day of the concert are, respectively, $10 and $13. Tickets can also be purchased at bgsu.edu/arts. For more information, call the box office between noon and 5 p.m. weekdays at 419-372-8171. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center.

April 21 — Guest artist Brendan Ige will give a euphonium master class. Ige’s performance experiences range from performing orchestral music to playing the sousaphone in a roving “beach band” at Cedar Point. He has performed with the Toledo Symphony, the Perrysburg Symphony, and the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra. The master class will begin at 9 a.m. in the Marjorie E. Conrad, M.D. Choral Room, located in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free

April 22 — The Bowling Green Philharmonia and University Choirs will perform Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem” (A German Requiem), featuring the University Choral Society, A Cappella Choir and Collegiate Chorale. Advance tickets are $7 for students and $10 for other adults; tickets the day of the concert are, respectively, $10 and $13. Tickets can also be purchased at bgsu.edu/arts. For more information, call the box office between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays at 419-372-8171. Ticket holders may attend a 30-minute pre-concert lecture at 2 p.m. in Kobacker Hall. The performance itself will begin at 3 p.m. in Kobacker, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center.

April 22 — Sunday Matinee Series presents “Münchhausen” (1943, Germany, 110 minutes, directed by Josef von Baky with Hans Albers, Brigitte Horney, Leo Slezak, and Ilse Werner), with an introduction by film historian Dr. Jan Wahl. When, during World War II, Nazi Germany began to face its darkest hours toward the end of the Third Reich, it occurred to Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbels that Ufa, Germany’s giant film company that had produced Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” in the silent days, should make something to compete with his favorite fantasies—Alexander Korda’s “The Thief of Bagdad” and MGM’s “The Wizard of Oz.” Ufa should create, Goebbels insisted, a film grander, more spectacular, than those. It was decided it would be based on the legendary Baron Munchhausen, the teller of tall tales. Ufa had successfully developed its own full-color process, Agfacolor, almost as perfect as the American Technicolor; “Münchhausen” also has a terrific musical score by Georg Hoentschel.

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