BGSU arts events through March 27

From BGSU OFFICE OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

March 7 – The Prout Reading Series presents creative writing MFA students Lucas Fulton, poetry, and Christina Stump, fiction, teaching associates in the English department. Their reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

March 7 – The BGSU Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Bruce Moss, will perform a concert at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets in advance are $3 for students and children and $7 for adults; all tickets are $10 on the day of performance. Tickets are available at bgsu.edu/arts or by calling 419-372-8171.

March 7 – The BGSU Department of Theatre and Film continues performances of “The Wolves,” the debut play by Sarah DeLappe about a girl’s indoor soccer team that navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. The play, which earned DeLappe the 2015 Relentless Award for Playwriting and was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, runs at 8 p.m. on March 7-9, and at 2 p.m. on March 9 in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and children; all tickets on the day of the performance are $20. Tickets are available at bgsu.edu/artsor by calling the Wolfe Center box office at 419-372-8171.

March 9 – The College of Musical Arts hosts the annual Dr. Marjorie Conrad Art Song Competition for BGSU voice and piano students. The semifinal round will start at noon and the final round at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

March 10 – Members of the BG Philharmonia in the College of Musical Arts will present a chamber orchestra concert at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets in advance are $3 for students and children and $7 for adults; all tickets are $10 on the day of the performance. Tickets are available at bgsu.edu/arts or by calling 419-372-8171.

March 11 – The BGSU University Band will present a spring concert. Directed by Dr. Bruce Moss, the band will perform at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets in advance are $3 for students and children and $7 for adults; all tickets are $10 on the day of the performance. Tickets are available at bgsu.edu/arts or by calling 419-372-8171.

March 11 – The College of Musical Arts welcomes Bulgarika, a group of four master musicians with decades of performing experience. They will share the very best of the Bulgarian folk-music tradition. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in 202B Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Free

March 12-15 – Tenor saxophonist Dayna Stephens is the featured artist when the BGSU College of Musical Arts celebrates jazz March 12-15. Stephens has garnered critical acclaim for his playing, compositions and arrangements. DownBeat Critics Poll ranked him second in the 2017 “Rising Star” category, and his Gratitude album was described as “a highly cinematic listening experience, full of rolling seas and shifting skies.” 

Kicking off jazz week will be the BGSU Jazz Faculty performing at 7 p.m. on March 12 at the Wildwood Metropark Manor House, 5100 Central Ave., Toledo. Faculty members include David Bixler, saxophone; Ariel Kasler, guitar and piano, and Jeff Halsey, bass. The recital is free and open to the public. The vocal jazz ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. on March 12 in Bryan Recital Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. On March 13, the student chamber jazz ensembles will perform a free concert in Bryan Recital Hall. The jazz faculty return for a free performance at 8 p.m. March 14 with guest saxophonist Dayna Stephens. On March 15, Stephens will present two master classes at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. They are free and open to the public.

The final concert for jazz week features Stephens and the Jazz Lab Band 1 under the direction of David Bixler. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. March 15 in Kobacker Hall. Advance tickets are $3 for students and children and $7 for adults. All tickets are $10 on the day of the performance. BGSU students with an ID are admitted free.
March 12 – “Raw,” the 2016 debut film of director Julia Ducournau, is this week’s Tuesdays at the Gish feature. A horror film about a brilliant but innocent teenage girl who asserts her true identity as a cannibal, “Raw” celebrates female power. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Free

March 14 – The Prout Reading Series will feature readings by Evan Blake, poetry, and Neeru Nagarajan, fiction. Blake and Nagarajan are creative writing MFA students and teaching associates in the Department of English. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

March 17-23 – There are no arts events scheduled during the BGSU Spring Break.

March 25 – The College of Musical Arts’ Music at the Forefront series features Sarah Cahill, a pianist, composer and producer. The New York Times called her “a sterling pianist and an intrepid illuminator of the classical avant-garde.” She has commissioned and premiered over 60 compositions for solo piano and was named a 2018 Champion of New Music by the American Composers Forum. Her performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

March 26 – Music at the Manor House presents the piano students of BGSU piano professor Robert Satterlee. The recital will begin at 7 p.m. in the Wildwood Metropark Manor House at 5100 Central Ave., Toledo. Free

March 26 – Tuesdays at the Gish presents “Wendy and Lucy,” a 2008 film directed by Kelly Reichardt. This award-winning film is an intimate character study of a young woman, Wendy, and her dog, Lucy. On her way to find work in Alaska, Wendy’s car breaks down in a small town and she finds herself stranded and unable to pay for repairs or even food. This American drama is a simple yet beautifully told narrative of uncertainty and hope in the face of hardship. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Free

March 26 – BGSU composition students will present their works during the Student Composers Forum. They will perform at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

March 27 – The College of Musical Arts presents its Faculty Scholar Series. The event will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.

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