BGSU Arts Events through Oct. 5

World guitarist Freed Haque will teach and perform as part of the Orchard Guitar Festival Sept. 29 & 30.

Sept. 27 – The Faculty Artist Series presents Cole Burger on the piano. As a solo and collaborative pianist, Burger has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia – including at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Rome’s Teatro di Marcello, the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest, the Goethe Institute in Bangkok, the American Cathedral in Paris, and the United States Ambassador’s home in Malaysia. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Sept. 28 – The International Film Series presents “Mad Detective” (2007, Hong Kong, 89 minutes, directed by Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai), with an introduction by Thomas Castillo, assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Film. “Mad Detective”exemplifies the stylish visuals, spectacular violence and outrageous humor that have brought a worldwide cult following to Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai’s crime thriller collaborations. Forced into retirement for his erratic behavior, brilliant but possibly unhinged detective Chan Kwai-Bun is tapped by Inspector Ho Ka-On to lend his psychic abilities to solving a series of crimes. Kwai-Bun soon discovers that rather than dealing with one criminal, they must vanquish seven villainous spirits. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

Sept. 28 – The BGSU Wind Symphony will present its first concert of the season, featuring music by Jim Dooley, Paul Hindemith and Steven Mackey, who is one of the featured composers at the upcoming New Music and Art Festival, Oct. 18-21. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets in advance are $3 for students and $7 for adults and available at bgsu.edu/artsor by calling 419-372-8171. All tickets are $10 the day of the concert.

Sept. 29 – The third annual Orchard Guitar Festival, featuring renowned jazz guitarist John Scofield, kicks off its two-day celebration with master classes and a concert. The master classes, all in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center, will be led by Stephen Aron of Oberlin Conservatory at 3:30 p.m.; Craig Wagner of the University of Louisville at 4 p.m. and duo Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovich at 4:30 p.m. All four guitarists will be in concert at 7 p.m., also in Bryan. Free

Sept. 29 – The ARTalk series commences the BGSU digital arts program’s 25th anniversary celebration with 1992 BGSU graduate Chad Greene sharing “A Career Retrospective – Comparing and Contrasting Films and Games.” Greene, one of the first to graduate from BGSU with a digital arts degree, has been responsible for concept art, 3-D modeling, animation 2-D/3-D texturing, lighting and compositing and art direction for broadcast animation, video games and feature films. In addition, he is a fine artist trained in drawing and painting, and has been exhibiting his artwork in galleries throughout the U.S. He will talk about his career in the feature film and gaming industries, going behind the scenes and sharing advice about job hunting and expectations for life in these competitive industries. His talk will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre at The Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free

Sept. 30 – The Orchard Guitar Festival begins its second day with an Electric Guitar Ensembles concert at noon, followed by a 3 p.m. master class led by jazz guitarist John Scofield, both in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Sept. 30 – The BGSU Digital Arts program continues its 25th-anniversary celebration with a panel discussion featuring alumni Gary Davis (B.F.A. 1992), Chad Greene (B.F.A. 1992), Tina Bell Vance (M.F.A. 2002), Mercé Culp (B.F.A. 2006) and Ken Fairclough (M.F.A. 2014). The discussion will begin at 4 p.m. in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell located in The Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free

Sept. 30 – An opening reception for “Milestones: A Celebration of BGSU School of Art Alumni” and “Twenty-five Years of Digital Arts at BGSU: An Alumni Exhibition of Studio Arts and Design and Time-Based and Digital Media” will take place at 7 p.m. in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery in the Fine Arts Center. The exhibitions will be on view through Nov. 9 in the Bryan and Willard Wankelman galleries. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Free

Sept. 30 – The Orchard Guitar Festival concludes with a public concert featuring John Scofield accompanied by the BGSU jazz faculty. Scofield’s guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 1970s with his very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity. He has performed and recorded with jazz greats such as Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Billy Cobham, George Duke, Charles Mingus, Gary Burton and Miles Davis. He has also recorded over 30 albums as a leader. His most recent album, “Hudson,” with Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier and John Medeski, was released in June. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 1 – The Sunday Matinee Series presents “True Heart Susie” (1919, U.S., 90 minutes, directed by D.W. Griffith with Lillian Gish and Robert Harron). Which of D.W. Griffith’s films is his masterpiece: is it “Broken Blossoms,” “Intolerance” or “The Birth of a Nation”? To some of us it may be a smaller work, such as “True Heart Susie,” set in a mythical America and one of what Griffith called his “short story series.” One critic referred to Gish’s face as “a battleground of emotion.” The program will include a short subject introduction by Dr. Jan Wahl. The screening will begin at 3 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

Oct. 1 – College of Musical Arts faculty will present a program of chamber music in the Great Gallery at the Toledo Museum of Art. The performance will begin 3 p.m. The museum is at 2445 Monroe St. Free

Oct. 1 – The Guest Artist Series presents pianist Angelina Gadeliya. Gadeliya is a concert pianist, piano faculty member at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, and a member of the Decoda Ensemble and Ensemble ACJW. Her recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 2 – The Student Composers Forum will feature BGSU composition students as they present their works at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 3 – Tuesdays at the Gish presents “Cineposium,” featuring short films created by BGSU students in their recent film production courses, curated and moderated by Daniel Williams, associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Film. Between screenings, there will be a question-and-answer period with the filmmakers. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

Oct. 3 – Guest Artists Jameson Cooper on violin and Mariah Boucher on piano will present a recital. Cooper has performed as a soloist throughout Europe and the United States, and Boucher has given numerous recitals in both the U.S. and Italy while performing with chamber groups and symphony orchestras alike. The performance will begin at 5 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 3 – The BGSU Chamber Jazz Ensembles will perform at 8 p.m. in the Bryan Recital Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 4 – The Faculty Artist Series presents Associate Professor Susan Nelson on the bassoon. An advocate for new music as well as chamber music for the bassoon, Nelson is the director of the nonprofit organization Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition (BCMCC). She can be heard on “Elements,” the newest CD release from the BCMCC through MSR Classics. The performance will begin at 8 p.m.in Bryan Recital Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 5 – The International Film Series presents “The Mermaid”(2016, China, 94 minutes, directed by Xingchi Zhou [Stephen Chow]), with an introduction by Elizabeth Niehaus, doctoral student in American culture studies.Breaking box office records to become China’s highest-grossing film to date, “The Mermaid“ sees hit director Chow (“Shaolin Soccer,” “Kung Fu Hustle”) bring his zany, comic style to a modern fairytale with an environmentalist message. After their peaceful existence is destroyed by pollution and underwater sonar, a group of merfolk send an alluring mermaid to kill the young businessman responsible. Their revenge scheme hits a snag when mermaid and tycoon fall in love. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

Oct. 5 – The Visiting Writer Series features poet Christopher Kempf, author of “Late in the Empire of Men,” which won the 2015 Levis Prize from Four Way Books. He is also the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. His poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review Online, The New Republic, PEN America and Ploughshares. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

Oct. 5 – The BGSU Trumpet Guild will perform at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

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