March Arts Calendar

Justin Jones

March 2-4, Stansbury Theatre — The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell

Showing at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, this baroque semi-opera was originally adapted from sections of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Lawrence’s production features an updated libretto by Timothy Troy that features Shakespeare’s original text and shifts the action to a hippie commune outside of Athens, Ga.

March 4, 1 p.m., Harper Hall — Improvisation Group of Lawrence University

IGLU will improvise music to two silent films, Buster Keaton’s “The High Sign” and Charles Bowers’ “There It Is.” Both are slapstick comedies and the latter includes early stop motion animation, providing ample material for musical development.

March 4, 8 p.m., Memorial Chapel — Lawrence Symphony Orchestra

March 5, 8 p.m., Harper Hall — Hybrid Ensemble

March 7, 9 p.m., Julie Esch Studio — Howler w/ Poliça

Raucous, Minneapolis-based garage rock band Howler makes their way to Appleton as a part of their first American tour. Fellow Minneapolis natives, Poliça, which was founded by members of Gayngs, open the show, which is sponsored by the BBC and completely free of charge.

March 8, 8 p.m., Memorial Chapel — Lawrence Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band

March 9, 8 p.m., Stansbury Theatre — Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble

March 10, 3 p.m., Cloak Theatre — Senior Project One-Act Plays

March 10, 8 p.m., Memorial Chapel — Artist Series: So Percussion

Founded at the Yale School of Music, So Percussion has been creating a wide variety of highly-acclaimed percussion-based music. From original compositions and improvisations to collaborations with a number of today’s major composer’s, their output is diverse, communicative and forward-thinking.