BGSU Arts Events through May 10

The student produced film "The Study" will make its premiere May 10. See details before. (Photo provided)

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April 24 – The College of Musical Arts presents the Middle School Honors String Festival, featuring beginning to advanced middle school string players. The students, who participated in chamber music sessions, master classes, string technique group sessions and chamber orchestra, will perform under the direction of guest conductor Andrew Hire, orchestra conductor at Strongsville High School. The final concert will begin at 5 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

April 25 – The International Film Festival screening of “Diego Star” is also the Pallister Francophone-Canadian Lecture for 2019. This year’s guest is French-Canadian filmmaker Frédérick Pelletier, who will discuss his film after the screening. “Diego Star” tells the story of Traore, a mechanic from the Ivory Coast who is unfairly blamed for a serious accident that occurs on the Diego Star, a dilapidated Russian cargo ship. The ship is towed to the nearest shipyard for repairs. In the interim, crew members find shelter with the inhabitants of the small local village. Far from everyone he loves and knows, Traore is engulfed by the Quebec winter. The talk and screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. A reception will follow. Free

April 25 – BGSU College of Musical Arts student composers will present their works. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

April 26 – The BGSU A Cappella Choir and the Women’s Chorus will present a performance at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students and children. All tickets are $10 on the day of performance. BGSU students with an ID card are admitted free. Tickets are available at bgsu.edu/arts or by calling 419-372-8171. 

April 26 – The BGSU School of Art hosts the opening reception for the MFA Thesis Exhibitions at 7 p.m. in the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries in the Fine Arts Center. The exhibition features the work of 10 Master of Fine Arts students, ranging from animation and sculpture to painting and photography. The show runs through May 12. Gallery hours are 11 am. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Free

April 27 – The BGSU Men’s Chorus will perform at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students and children. All tickets are $10 on the day of performance. BGSU students with an ID card are admitted free. Tickets are available at bgsu.edu/arts or by calling 419-372-8171. 

April 28 – Winners of the Dr. Marjorie Conrad Art Song Competition will perform at the Toledo Museum of Art. The recital will begin at 3 p.m. in the museum’s Great Gallery, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Free

April 28 – The Percussion Ensemble of the BGSU College of Musical Arts will perform at 3 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

April 29 – The College of Musical Arts presents the spring Global Music Showcase, featuring various BGSU world music ensembles in concert. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students and children. All tickets are $10 on the day of performance. BGSU students with an ID card are admitted free. Tickets are available at bgsu.edu/arts or by calling 419-372-8171.

April 30 – The Bowling Green Opera Theater presents an evening of opera scenes. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

May 2 – The Creative Writing program’s Reading Series welcomes three BFA students: Rebecca Gilliam, Jessica Crist and Kaitlyn Russo. Each of the women will present a BFA thesis reading. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

May 2 – The BGSU Department of Theatre and Film presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare for five performances through May 5. This is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved and enduring comedies. First performed in 1596, Shakespeare’s comic fantasy of four lovers who find themselves bewitched by fairies is a sly reckoning with love, jealousy and marriage. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. May 2-4 and at 2 p.m. May 4 and 5. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. All tickets are $20 on the day of the performance. Tickets are available at bgsu.edu/arts, at the Wolfe Center Box Office from noon to 5 p.m. weekdays, or by calling 419-372-8171.

May 2 – The Afro-Caribbean Ensemble will perform a public concert at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

May 2 – The International Film Festival features a 2011 film, “Five Broken Cameras,” directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi. The documentary is a firsthand account of protests in Bil’in, a West Bank village affected by the Israeli West Bank barrier. Filmed almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the film is structured around the destruction of Burnat’s cameras and of one family’s evolution over five years of turmoil. Among its awards was a 2012 Sundance Film Festival award. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Free

May 3 – In honor of Pan-Asian American Month, the Office of Multicultural Affairs presents a screening of “The Debut,” the first known Filipino American feature drama produced in the U.S. Director Gene Cajayon’s seminal film tells the story of a teenager who rejects his Asian heritage in order to assimilate in America. His contentious relationship with his immigrant father comes to a head at his sister’s 18th birthday party. After the screening, English faculty member Dr. Khani Begum will facilitate a talk on the Asian immigrant experience. The screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Free

May 3 – The BGSU Concert and University Bands will perform together in an end-of-the-semester concert. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, 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 are available online at bgsu.edu/arts, in person at the Wolfe Center Box Office from noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, or by calling 419-372-8171.

May 3 – On this date only, prior to the BGSU Department of Theatre and Film’s presentation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” there will be a free, pre-performance promenade event at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Guests will be able to visit with student artists, listen to creative writers, enjoy music, and hear from the play’s production team about the concept development of the costumes, sets, and lights for the production, before they see it. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. May 2-4 and at 2 p.m. May 4 and 5. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. All tickets are $20 on the day of the performance. Tickets are available at bgsu.edu/arts, at the Wolfe Center Box Office from noon to 5 p.m. weekdays, or by calling 419-372-8171.

May 4 – The College of Musical Arts presents the BGSU Wind Symphony concert, under the leadership of Dr. Bruce Moss. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at 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 are available online at bgsu.edu/arts, in person at the Wolfe Center Box Office from noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, or by calling 419-372-8171.

May 5 – The final BGSU premier arts event for the semester is the BG Philharmonia and Choirs’ presentation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. This special event is the culmination of the yearlong celebration of the orchestra’s 100th anniversary. The orchestra will join forces with more than 150 voices from the A Cappella Choir, Collegiate Chorale and University Choral Society to present Beethoven’s iconic and most popular work of classical music. The symphony was first composed to include a chorus. The text, “Ode to Joy” by Friedrich Schiller, is often read as a celebration of our universal common humanity. The popularity and message of the work make it a perfect conclusion to the 100th year celebration. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, 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 are available online at bgsu.edu/arts, in person at the Wolfe Center Box Office from noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, or by calling 419-372-8171.

May 6 – The College of Musical Arts presents a repeat performance of the Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Concert at the Detroit Orchestra Hall, featuring the BG Philharmonia and choirs. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the orchestra hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Free

May 10 – BGSU doctoral music students will perform contemporary music in various galleries at the Toledo Museum of Art as part of “EAR | EYE: Listening and Looking: Contemporary Music and Art,” an ongoing performance and discussion series that explores the relationship of contemporary music and art through performances in response to specific works of art. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Free

May 10 – The BGSU Film program presents the public screening of “The Study,” the 2018-19 Studio Experience. Film students and director Lucas Ostrowski, assistant professor of film, have been working on the web series project. The screening will begin at 8 p.m. in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free

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