BGSU arts events through March 3

Feb. 23—The Creative Writing Program’s Reading Series features visiting writer Callista Buchen. The BGSU MFA alumna and author of chapbooks “The Bloody Planet” and “Double-Mouthed” will share her work. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m.in Prout Chapel. Free

Feb. 23 – The Department of Theatre and Film presents the second week of performances of “The Penelopiad,” Margaret Atwood’s version of Homer’s “Odyssey told through the voices of Penelope and her 12 hanged maids. Speaking from beyond the grave, Atwood’s characters explore this mythic tale of love, betrayal, responsibility, and power. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre, Wolfe Center for the Arts. Tickets are available at bgsu.edu/arts, 419-372-8171 or at the Wolfe Center Box Office, and cost $5 for students and $15 for adults in advance, and $20 for everyone on the day of the performance. Additional performances are at 8 p.m. Feb. 24 and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
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Feb. 23 – The Hansen Musical Arts Series features the Grammy-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth. Through study with masters from singing traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Feb. 25The BG Philharmonia celebrates the 50th annual Concerto Concert. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $3 for students and children and $7 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the box office in the Wolfe Center, at 419-372-8171, or online at www.bgsu.edu/the-arts. All tickets the day of the performance are $10.

Feb. 27Music at the Forefront features the Quince Vocal Ensemble. Described as “a new force of vocal excellence and innovation” by The Brooklyn Rail, Quince continually pushes the boundaries of traditional vocal ensemble literature. The group will perform David Lang’s “Love Fail.” The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Feb. 28Tuesdays at the Gish continues with the 1974 film “From These Roots,” directed by William Greaves. Recipient of 22 international awards, this film explores the extraordinary artistic, cultural and political flowering that took place in Harlem during the Roaring 20s. This remarkable portrait of the “Harlem Renaissance” is created entirely with period photographs. Narrated by Brock Peters, with music especially composed and performed by Eubie Blake. The screening includes “The First World Festival of Negro Arts,” the official documentary of the festival held in Dakar, Senegal in 1966. There also will be a Q and A session with special guest, Louise Archambault, filmmaker and curator of William Greaves Productions. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

Mar. 1The Faculty Artists Series features the compositions of faculty members. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Mar. 2The Creative Writing Program’s Reading Series features the work of graduate students Nathaniel Meals and Jen Pelto. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m.in Prout Chapel. Free

Mar. 3The Brown Bag Music Series features a recital of flutes, oboes and bassoons. The performance will begin at 11:45 a.m. in the Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut Ave., Bowling Green. Free

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