BGSU arts events through Feb. 20

Early music ensemble Apollo’s Fire presents “A Night at Bach’s Coffeehouse” at 8 p.m. Feb. 6 as part of its two-day Hansen Musical Arts Series residency. See details below.

Jan. 30 – The Faculty Artist Series welcomes Brittany Lasch on trombone. Lasch is an assistant professor in the College of Musical Arts. As the second-place winner of the 2017-18 American Prize, she has appeared as soloist with numerous ensembles including the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the Queens Symphony and the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass. She also was a winner of Astral Artist’s 2017 National Auditions and the 2015 national Collegiate Solo Competition hosted by the U.S. Army Band. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free.

Jan. 31 – The Prout Reading Series presents poet Julie Webb and fiction writer Ali Miller during the first reading of the semester. Both women are MFA students in the BGSU Creative Writing program. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free.

Feb. 1 – The Center for Women and Gender Equity presents “Women, Gender and Poetry Open Mic,” featuring 1997 BGSU alumna Kayla William as the keynote speaker. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in 207 Bowen-Thompson Student Union, includes collaborative poetry activities, blackout poetry tables and open mic time. Free

Feb. 1 – The BGSU Department of Theatre and Film’s Elsewhere Productions presents “I Didn’t Want a Mastodon” by Halley Feiffer and directed by Melissa Snyder. The production will begin at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. A second performance will begin at 8 p.m. on Feb. 2. Free 

Feb. 2 – The College of Musical Arts will host the eighth annual David D. Dubois Piano Competition, which features accomplished high school pianists competing for prizes. Mariana Lomazov, a Ukrainian-American pianist, is this year’s guest artist for the piano competition. One of the most passionate and charismatic performers on the concert scene today, she is the Ira McKissick Koger Professor of Fine Arts at the University of South Carolina School of Music, where she is founder and artistic director of the Southeastern Piano Festival. She will present a solo piano recital at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. The competition semi-finals take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 2, and the finals will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 3, both in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. For more information about the competition and a full schedule, visit bgsu.edu/dubois. All events are free except Lomazov’s Saturday night recital. Tickets for the concert are $7 for adults and $3 for children and non-BGSU students in advance, $10 for all tickets on the day of the performance. Students with BGSU ID card, and the festival participants will get in free. Tickets are available at our website

Feb. 3 – Praecepta, the BGSU student chapter of the Society of Composers Inc., presents “24/24,” which pairs performers and composers randomly to collaborate over a period of 48 hours. During the first 24 hours, the composer writes a piece for his or her paired performer. For the second 24 hours, the performer learns the piece. The resulting concert, with the performances of the newly composed and learned pieces, will begin at 4 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free 

Feb. 5-7 – Early music ensemble Apollo’s Fire presents “A Night at Bach’s Coffeehouse” at 8 p.m. Feb. 6 as part of its two-day Hansen Musical Arts Series residency. Inspired by the lively coffeehouse concerts led by J.S. Bach in 18th century Leipzig, Apollo’s Fire revives the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts, or passions, in listeners. In addition to holding master classes, the group will open two rehearsals to the public, at 2:15 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5, before presenting the concert Feb. 6. The rehearsals and the concert will be in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center.  For more information and a full schedule, visit bgsu.edu/hansenseries. All events are free. 
 
Feb. 7 – The Office of Multicultural Affairs and campus affiliates host the fourth annual “MLK Spoken Words, Songs, and Theatre” program for the BGSU community and external community. This program celebrates the life and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the artistic delivery of songs, spoken word poetry, dance and dramatic interpretation. Students, alumni, community members and staff perform for a diverse audience beginning at 7 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Free

Feb. 7 – Bowling Green Opera Theater presents world premiere performances of chamber operas written by BGSU student composers. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Feb. 7 – Creative writing MFA students Sherrel McLafferty and Aryanna Falkner will present readings as part of the Prout Reading Series. McLafferty, an associate editor for Flapperhouse, will read poetry and Falkner, a teaching associate at BGSU, will read fiction at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

Feb. 8 – BGSU College of Musical Arts doctoral students will perform at the Toledo Museum of Art’s EAR | EYE: Listening and Looking: Contemporary Music and Art. Now in its fourth year, the performance and discussion series explores the relationship of contemporary music and art through music performances in response to specific works of art. The performance begins at 7 p.m. in various galleries of the museum at 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. The event is free; on-site parking for nonmembers of the museum is $7. 
 
Feb. 8-9 – The BGSU Dance program will host its annual winter concert at 8 p.m. on both days in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.

Feb. 10 – The Faculty Artist Series welcomes Michael Gartz on organ. The adjunct assistant professor and accompanist for the BGSU choirs will present an off-campus recital at St. Aloysius Church, 150 S. Enterprise St. in Bowling Green. Free

Feb. 12 – “Exploring Our Blackness” through music, voice and storytelling features black students of BGSU as they tell their stories of how they came to discover, understand and accept their blackness. During the event, the community will experience how to grieve, celebrate and progress through time and space. The performance will start at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Feb. 13 – The Faculty Artist Series presents Robert Satterlee, professor of piano at BGSU since 1998. He has developed a reputation as an accomplished and versatile solo recitalist and chamber musician, performing throughout the U.S., in China, Romania, Greece, Sweden, Holland, Germany, Thailand and Kenya. He has earned many prizes in competitions and has premiered several works. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Feb. 14 – The Prout Reading Series welcomes Distinguished Visiting Writer Rebecca Morgan Frank, author of “Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country,” “The Spokes of Venus” and “Little Murders Everywhere,” which was a finalist for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems have appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, New England Review, Literary Imagination, Harvard Review, The Missouri Review online and Guernica. Her reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free
 
Feb. 16 – The Bowling Green Philharmonia will present its 52nd annual Concerto Concert. Winners of the Competitions in Music Performance will perform concertos with the Philharmonia. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets for the event are $7 for adults, $3 for children and students. All tickets are $10 on the day of the performance.  Tickets are available at bgsu.edu/arts or by calling the box office at 419-372-8171.

Feb. 17 – The Annual Undergraduate Art and Design Exhibition opens its two-week run with a reception from 2-4 p.m. A juried selection of art in all media by students in the BGSU School of Art will be displayed in the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman galleries in the Fine Arts Center. The exhibition runs through March 3. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Free

Feb. 17 – Members of the BGSU College of Musical Arts faculty will perform at the Great Gallery of the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. The chamber music concert will begin at 3 p.m. The performance is free; onsite parking is $7 for nonmembers of the museum.

Feb. 18 – The BGSU College of Musical Arts welcomes guest artist Robert Weirich on piano. Weirich, who recently retired from university teaching, has performed at venues including Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Tanglewood, Ravinia and Marlboro. He is a past president of the College Music Society and twice received the Educational Press Achievement Award for his writing. His piano recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
  
Feb. 19 – Director Jordan Peele’s 2017 debut film “Get Out” is the featured screening at the Department of Theatre and Film’s Tuesdays at the Gish series. The 103-minute film is a jump-scare thriller and a masterpiece of social analysis. The screening will start at 7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Free

Feb. 19 – The student Chamber Jazz Ensembles will perform at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

 Feb. 20 – Compositions by BGSU faculty members will be performed as part of the Faculty Artist Series. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Feb. 20 – BG Reel and University Film Organization (UFO) host a 48-Hour Film Festival for spring semester. Students have 48 hours to create a film based on a prompt. The screening of the films will begin at 9 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Free

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