BGSU Lively Arts Calendar, Sept. 28 – Oct. 12

The Semiosis Quartet will perform a guest recital Oct. 4 and as part of David Bixler's The Hughes Project, Oct. 5.

From BGSU Office of Marketing & Communications 
At the Galleries –“Face It: Reimagining Contemporary Portraits” continues in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery in the Fine Arts Center. “Face It” explores an expanded definition of photographic portraiture. Curated by BGSU art faculty Lynn Whitney and Andrew Hershberger and BGSU Galleries Director Jacqueline Nathan, the exhibit features photos by 27 renowned artists. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Free.

Sept. 29 – Award-winning author and book critic John Freeman will read from his works as a part of the Visiting Writer Series. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

Sept. 29 – TheInternational Film Series continues with “Abrazos (Embraces),” directed by Luis Argueta. A group of children travel from Minnesota to Guatemala to meet their grandparents for the first time. The film documents their pilgrimage, exploring family, heritage and immigration. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

Sept. 29 – BGSU composition students will present their works at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Sept. 30 – TheBGSU Wind Symphony will be in concert at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. On the program are “Skating on the Sheyenne,” by Ross Lee Finney; “Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum,” by Olivier Messiaen, and “First Symphony for Band” by William Bolcom. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students. All tickets the day of the concert are $10. Tickets can be purchased from the BGSU Arts Box Office at 419-372-8171 or visit www.bgsu.edu/arts.

Sept. 30, Oct. 1 &2 – Elsewhere performances continue with “boom,” written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb and directed by Katelyn Carle. All performances will begin at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free

Oct. 2 – The University and Concert Bands will perform a joint concert, featuring works by Ticheli, Bernstein, Grainger, Sousa and more. The performance begins at 3 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students. All tickets the day of the concert are $10. Tickets can be purchased from the BGSU Arts Box Office at 419-372-8171 or visit www.bgsu.edu/arts

Oct. 2 – Pianist Thomas Rosenkranz and violinist Maria Sampen will present a recital at 3 p.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., in Toledo. Free

Oct. 2 – A master class with violinist Hal Grossman will take place at 3 p.m. in the Choral Rehearsal Hall located in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 2 – The Guest Artist Series features violinist Hall Grossman in performance at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 4 – Tuesdays at the Gish present “Cineposium!” The evening features short films created in courses and independent study projects. Screenings of film majors’ individual and group projects will be accompanied by question-and-answer periods with the filmmakers, the audience and members of the film faculty. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall. Free

Oct. 4 – The Semiosis String Quartet will perform as part of the Guest Artist Series. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 5 – ARTalks continue with Aaron Draplin, graphic designer and founder of Draplin Design Co. His clients include Nike, Esquire, Ford Motor Co. and the Obama Administration. In May, the book “Pretty Much Everything,” featuring examples of his work, was released. His presentation will begin at 5 p.m. in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free

Oct. 5 – TheFaculty Artist Series continues with alto saxophonist David Bixler, director of jazz activities at BGSU, in a concert of his multimovement jazz composition “The Hughes Project.” The project consists of music written by Bixler for nine musicians as a reflection on select poems of the American poet Langston Hughes. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Earlier that day, Bixler and his collaborators will discuss and perform part of “The Hughes Project” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Bryan Recital Hall. Both the presentation and concert are free.

Oct. 6 – The Visiting Writer Series features author and poet Jamaal May. His works explore the tension between opposites to render a sonically rich argument for the interconnectivity of people, worlds and ideas. May has received a Lannan Foundation Grant as well as an American Library Association Notable Book Award. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

Oct. 6 – The International Film Series features a renowned classic, “Ladri di Biciclette (The Bicycle Thief),” directed by Vittorio De Sica. The film is a neo-realistic tale of the struggle with poverty set in post-WWII Italy. A means of transportation is a condition of employment, but the poor family man’s hold on both is tenuous. The first day on the job, his bike is stolen, and he and his son embark on a mission to recover it, ending with an attempt to steal a replacement. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

Oct. 6 – Praecepta, the student chapter of the Society of Composers Inc., promotes new music activities in the Bowling Green community. They will perform at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Oct. 12 – The Faculty Artist Series continues with tuba instructor David Saltzman. Salzman also serves as the principal tuba player for the Toledo Symphony as well as the Glimmerglass Opera Festival during its summer opera series. Active among the International Tuba Euphonium Association’s festivals, Salzman has performed solo recitals at many of regional and international festivals and as a featured soloist with the United States Army Orchestra during the 2014 United States Army Tuba Euphonium Conference. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

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