From BGSU OFFICE OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
At the galleries —The 67th Annual Undergraduate Art Exhibition, a juried selection of art in all media by students in the School of Art, will remain open through Feb. 19. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday evenings 6-9 p.m., and Sunday 1-4 p.m. The show will be open Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19.
Feb. 15 — Guest artist Mark Fewer will conduct a violin master class. Described as “genre-bending” by the National Post, and “intrepid” by the Globe and Mail, Fewer has performed around the world to critical acclaim, including performances from the early baroque to the avant-garde, with recent performances as soloist with groups as wide-ranging as the Melbourne Symphony, the Fodens-Richardson Brass Band, the Zapp Quartet and the McGill Percussion Ensemble. The class will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
Feb. 15 — The University Band and Concert Band will perform a 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 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.
Feb. 15 — The BGSU theatre department presents the opening performance of “The Language Archive,” playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who perhaps feels more affection for language than for people. 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 6 p.m. weekdays at 419-372-8171. The show opens at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Additional performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Feb. 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24, and 2 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24.
Feb. 16 — Guest artists Phillip Moll and Ursula Oppens will conduct a piano master class. Moll has collaborated over the years with such diverse artists as Kyung Wha Chung, Sir James Galway and Jessye Norman. He has performed and recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the German Symphony Orchestra, the RIAS Chamber Choir and the Berlin Radio Choir. Oppens’s original and perceptive readings of other music, old and new, have earned her a place among the elite of today’s performing musicians. She has been nominated five times for a Grammy Award. The class will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
Feb. 16 — “Ear | Eye: Listening and Looking” explores the relationship of contemporary music and art through music performances in response to specific works of art and discussion. A partnership between the doctoral program at BGSU’s College of Musical Arts and the Toledo Museum of Art, the performances feature BGSU graduate students. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Free
Feb. 17 — The seventh annual David D. Dubois Piano Competition will hold the semi-final round. The competition features accomplished high school pianists as they compete for a number of scholarship opportunities for the BGSU College of Musical Arts. The semi-finals will begin at 9 a.m. in Kobacker Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
Feb. 17 — Guest artists Phillip Moll and Ursula Oppens will give a duo piano performance in conjunction with the BG Philharmonia. 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, in the Moore Musical Arts Center.
Feb. 19 — Music at the Forefront, a showcase for exceptional performers of contemporary music, presents Mantra Percussion. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
Feb. 20 — The Fits (2015) will be screened as part of the Tuesdays at the Gish series at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Theater. Eileen Cherry-Chandler, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Film, will introduce the film shot in Cincinnati, largely the West End’s Lincoln Community Center. This micro-budget production marks the debut of writer-director Anna Rose Holmer, a former crew member on Lena Dunham and Catherine Hardwicke films. Intrigued by accounts of dancing mania in medieval Europe, and inspired by videos of the Cincinnati-based Q Kidz Dance Team, Holmer cast Q Kidz dancer Royalty Hightower as the central character and developed the sometimes-surreal coming-of-age story through collaboration with the Q Kidz.
Feb. 20 —The BGSU Horn Club will give a performance at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
Feb. 21 — The Department of Popular Culture presents guest artist Little Axe with his new CD single “One Man, One Night.” Primarily a studio musician, Little Axe records his own blues albums and has appeared as a guest act on several artists’ albums as well. His most recent albums have been released on Real World Records. There will additionally be a discussion to follow, led by Dr. Matthew Donahue, lecturer in the Department of Popular Culture. The performance will begin at 3 p.m. in 150 Pallister Room in the Jerome Library. Free
Feb. 21 — Filmmaker Beth Castle presents The Warrior Women Project, a discussion on the intersections of scholarship, activism and filmmaking. Castle discusses her new documentary film, “Warrior Women,” which traces the untold history of women’s activism in the Red Power and American Indian Movement and gives an intimate portrait of the American Indian activists who are blocking the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota. Castle will talk about her journey from Ohio-born “indigenous hillbilly” to her hyphenate roles of scholar-activist-filmmaker-
Feb. 21 — College of Musical Arts faculty members will perform chamber pieces as part of the Bryan Chamber Music Series, at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
Feb. 22 — The Graduate Brass Quintet will give a performance at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
Feb. 23-24 — The College of Musical Arts will hold an Audition Day for prospective music students. Audition times and application forms can be found at bgsu.edu/musical-arts/
Feb. 27 — Music at the Manor House presents piano students of Robert Satterlee, College of Musical Arts assistant graduate dean and piano performance faculty member. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Wildwood Manor House, 5100 Central Ave., Toledo. Free
Feb. 27 — Continuing its Black History Month focus, Tuesdays at the Gish presents “Short Term 12,” the 2013 U.S. film directed by indie writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton. This critically acclaimed drama is set in a short-term county group home for teens, featuring Brie Larson as Grace, a counselor in the group home, whose traumatic childhood gives her unique insights into the teens in her care. The film begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater, Hanna Hall.
Feb. 28 — The Faculty Artist Series presents Brian Snow on the cello. Snow has spent the past decade pursuing a varied performing and teaching career in the New York City area until joining BGSU as assistant professor of cello. In addition to being a member of the NYC-based ensembles Newspeak, OMNI Ensemble and Trio Chimera, Snow has performed and recorded with a variety of artists, including Meredith Monk, The National, Max Richter, My Brightest Diamond, Ratatat, Björk and the Emerson String Quartet and has worked closely with composers including Nico Muhly, David T. Little and Martin Bresnick, premiering dozens of new works The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
March 1 — The New Music Ensemble will give a performance at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
March 12 — Saxophonist Rhonda Taylor is the next performer in BGSU’s Guest Artist Series. Taylor is dedicated to the creation of meaningful sonic art, and has commissioned, premiered and recorded music by composers such as Jeffry Mumford, Bernard Rands, Justin Rubin and Avi Tchamni. She has given lecture recitals on Gérard Grisey’s “Anubis et Nout” at institutions in the United States and abroad, and performances at new and experimental music festivals throughout the U.S. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free
March 13 — Tuesdays at the Gish celebrates Women’s History Month with a series of films beginning with “Carol” (2015, U.S., 118 minutes, directed by Todd Haynes), with an introduction by Mark Hain, an instructor in the Department of Theatre and Film. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s semi-autobiographical novel, “Carol” is set in New York in the 1950s. Cate Blanchett portrays Carol, a glamorous woman in a strained marriage. Rooney Mara plays Therese, an aspiring photographer who falls in love with her. Like other Todd Haynes films, “Carol” features exquisite performances, lush cinematography and compelling sound-production design. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater, located in Hanna Hall. Free
March 15 & 18— Violinist Maria Sampen will conduct a master class. The master class will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. On March 18 at 3 p.m. she and pianist Thomas Rosenkranz will perform a recital of music by Brahms in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Great Gallery. Sampen’s recital and chamber music appearances have brought her to prominent venues including New York City’s Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, Symphony Space and Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Town Hall in Seattle, the Chicago Cultural Center and the Detroit Institute of Art. In addition to her work as a soloist, she concertizes frequently with her new music group, Brave New Works, the Puget Sound Piano Trio and the IRIS Orchestra of Tennessee. Free
March 15 — The Prout Reading Series presents poet Kazim Ali. An associate professor of Creative Writing and Comparative Literature at Oberlin College, Ali was born in the United Kingdom to Muslim parents of Indian, Iranian and Egyptian descent. His books encompass several volumes of poetry, including “Sky Ward,” “The Far Mosque,”“The Fortieth Day: All One’s Blue” and the cross-genre text “Bright Felon.” His novels include the recently published “The Secret Room: A String Quartet” and among his books of essays is “Fasting for Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual Practice.” His new book of poems, “Inquisition,” and a new hybrid memoir, “Silver Road: Essays, Maps & Calligraphies,” will both be released in 2018. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free
March 18 — The Sunday Matinee Series presents “Orphans of the Storm” (1922, U.S., 130 minutes, directed by D.W. Griffith with Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut and Monte Blue) with an introduction by film historian Dr. Jan Wahl. Griffith’s rousing epic drawn from the brutal French Revolution was, in part, inspired by the furor over the Russian Revolution of 1917. In it, he used all those elements he’d employed as America’s grand master of film techniques, including cross-cutting, the close-up, panoramic views and much more. Also, the film reunited Griffith the innovator with both Gishes, Lillian and Dorothy, who play sisters in peril. The Gish Film Theater, named for the Gish sisters, is the perfect place in which to celebrate David Ward Griffith and honor the unique talents of Dorothy and Lillian Gish. The screening will begin at 3 p.m. The theater is located in located in Hanna Hall. Free
March 18 — Soprano Dawn Upshaw will perform a recital with pianist Gilbert Kalish. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Upshaw is the recipient of this year’s Helen McMaster Endowed Professorship in Vocal and Choral Studies. Upshaw has achieved worldwide celebrity as a singer of opera and concert repertoire ranging from the works of Bach to the freshest sounds of today. In 2007, she became the first vocal artist to receive the MacArthur Foundation prize, and in 2008 she was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 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.
March 19 — Pianist Gilbert Kalish will conduct a master class as part of the McMaster Series residency with Dawn Upshaw. The master class will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Kalish was awarded the Peabody Medal by the Peabody Conservatory in 2006 for his outstanding contributions to music in America. Highly regarded as an educator, he is a Distinguished Professor at Stony Brook University and was on the faculty at the Tanglewood Music Center for many years. He was the pianist of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players for 30 years and was also a founding member of the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.Free
March 19-20 — Soprano Dawn Upshaw will hold two master classes as part of her McMaster residency, at 4:30 p.m. on March 19 and 2:15 p.m. on March 20 in the Marjorie E. Conrad, M.D. Choral Room, located in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free
March 20 — Soprano Dawn Upshaw will participate in a question-and-answer session as part of her McMaster residency, covering topics such as the opera industry and Upshaw’s musical career. The session will begin at 1 p.m. in the Marjorie E. Conrad, M.D. Choral Room, located in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free
March 20 — Tuesdays at the Gish continues its celebration of Women’s History Month with a screening of “Certain Women” (2016, U.S., 107 minutes, directed by Kelly Reichardt), with an introduction by film major Taylor Johnson. This film by award-winning writer-director Kelly Reichardt brings together some of the most talented women working today. It features Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart and rising indie star Lily Gladstone. Set in Montana, the film quietly explores the perspectives of a wife in a difficult marriage, a lawyer with a difficult client, a woman who teaches adult education classes and a young woman who works as a ranch hand. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall. Free