BGSU arts events through April 28

Maria Mercedes Diaz Garcia will conduct a chamber orchestra version of Hamler's "The Song of the earth" Wednesday April 19. See details below.

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April 13The International Film Series continues with the Swedish film “Force Majeure,” directed by Ruben Östlund. An award winner at the Cannes Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, and other internationally recognized venues, the film deftly explores the emotional dimensions of the legal term “force majeure,” an unexpected event (such as a hurricane) that releases both parties from the obligations of a contract. In this story, the ski vacation of a seemingly ideal family takes a sudden turn when an avalanche approaches them as they are having a pleasant lunch at the lodge. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

April 13Prout Readings conclude with B.F.A. student readings at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

April 13Bowling Green Opera Theater presents a variety of opera scenes. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

April 14The University Choral Society and Early Music Ensemble present Bach’s “St. John Passion.” The moving and sacred oratorio of Johann Sebastian Bach is a dramatic representation of the Passion as told in the Gospel of John for the Good Friday Vespers of 1724. Revel in the extravagant, expressive music of the season. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, East Wooster St., Bowling Green. Free

April 14The Toledo Museum of Art and BGSU’s College of Musical Arts present EAR | EYE Listening and Looking: Contemporary Music and Art. The performance and discussion series will feature BGSU doctoral candidates in music performing in response to the work in the Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic exhibit. It begins at 7 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St, Toledo. Free

April 18Music at the Manor House features the Graduate String Quartet. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Manor House in Wildwood Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave., in Toledo. Free

 

Through April 18The M.F.A. I Thesis Exhibition will be on display in the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries located 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 19 – A chamber orchestra, conducted  by Maria Mercedes Diaz Garcia, will perform “Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)” by Gustav Mahler in the  Schoenberg/Riehn version at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall.  The concert will open with a talk by Dr. Eftychia Papanikolaou. Vocalists Laura Reaper and Moises Salazar will be the soloists. Free.

April 20The International Film Series concludes with the Chinese film “The Grandmaster,” directed by Wong Kar Wai. Nominated for two Oscars and a prize winner at many international film festivals, “The Grandmaster” is another visually stunning film by the acclaimed director. The film is a fictionalized account of the man who would eventually train martial arts legend Bruce Lee. It features Tony Leung, star of several of Wong’s films, including “In the Mood for Love,” and Zhang Ziyi, best known for her role in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

April 20Prout Readings will continue with B.F.A. student readings at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

April 20The 2016-2017 theatre season closes with the production of “Twelfth Night,” directed by Jonathan Chambers, theatre and film faculty member. “Twelfth Night” follows Viola, who has been shipwrecked in a violent storm off the coast of Illyria and in the process has lost her twin brother, Sebastian. She disguises herself as a boy and takes the name Cesario for protection. Once disguised, Viola becomes a page in the service of Orsino, the duke. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Advance tickets are $5 for students and children and $15 for adults. All tickets the day of the performance are $20. Tickets can be purchased at the box office in the Wolfe Center, at 419-372-8171, or online at www.bgsu.edu/the-arts Additional performances will be at 8 p.m. on April 21 and 22, and at 2 p.m. on April 22 and 23.

April 21The Brown Bag Music Series features the winners from the Conrad Art Song Competition. The performance will begin at 11:45 a.m. in the Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut Ave., Bowling Green. Free

April 21New music ensemble Alarm Will Sound will perform “10,000 Birds,” a work commissioned from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, as part of the Toledo Museum of Art’s Music and the Museum series. The performance, sponsored in part by the BGSU College of Musical Arts, will start at dusk (approximately 7 p.m.) in the museum’s sculpture gardens. Free.

April 22An opening reception for the M.F.A. II Thesis Exhibition will begin at 7 p.m.in the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries located in the Fine Arts Center. Free

April 22The BGSU Wind Symphony will perform at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Through May 2The MFA II Thesis Exhibition will be on display in the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries located 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 23The BGSU Philharmonia will perform at 3 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, at 419-372-8171, or online at http://www.bgsu.edu/the-arts.html. Free

April 23The Sunday Matinee series concludes with the 1942 film “Jungle Book,” directed by Zoltan Korda. During World War II, Sir Alexander Korda, in addition to being a special agent for the Allies, produced in the U.S. for London Films this heroic, lushly photographed Technicolor extravaganza. The stunning, innovative score is by the Hungarian compatriot of both Kordas, Miklos Rozsa. The screening will begin at 3 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

April 27 – The Creative Writing Program’s Reading series concludes with readings from B.F.A. students at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

April 28The premiere of “Well Born,” directed by Lucas Ostrowski, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre located in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. The film follows Ann, a reproductive specialist who lives in a perceived utopia and must maintain the strict protocol of the United World while also caring for her unborn child. Free