Arts Preview

Jonathon Roberts

Here are some upcoming highlights of the Lawrence creative and performing arts:November 16, 8pm. Chapel. Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert. See Article.

November 18, 8pm. All Saints Episcopal Church. Collegium Musicum concert. This is an ensemble of instrumentalists and singers devoted to the study and performance of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music.

November 19, 9:15pm. Harper Hall. An Intro to West African Keyboard Music. See Article.

November 23, 8pm. Chapel. Bridget-Michaele Reischl fills the Chapel with sound for the second LSO concert of the season. The last concert featured world-renowned guest composer Augusta Read-Thomas. This concert features the works of *****************************DEVIN?******************.

November 24, 3pm. Chapel. Versatile percussion virtuoso and world music aficionado, Dane Richeson leads the Lawrence University Percussion Ensemble. LUP concerts have been known to use the entire space of the chapel and even bring audience member up on stage to play and dance.

November 25, 8pm. Harper Hall. Professor Monte Perkins, Lawrence professor of Bassoon since 1987, plays a solo concert. Principal bassoonist with the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, Perkins also is a program host, interviewer, and arts commentator for WFMR-FM, Milwaukee’s classical music radio station.

December 2, 11:10am. Stansbury Theatre. “Hearing the Score: The Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble Plays the Duke” Fred Sturm, the returning director of jazz studies, leads LUJE in a live demonstration of Duke Ellington’s ********Concerto for Cootie**********. This Freshman Studies lecture swings.

December 4, 4:30pm. Main Hall Forum: “What is Postmodernism, Anyway?” This panel discussion is a unique opportunity to see the beauty of Lawrence liberal arts education in action as five academic departments combine to tackle this elusive topic.

December 5, 8pm. Harper Hall. New Assistant Conductor of the LSO Seong-Kyung Graham, leads the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra. Graham is also currently assistant conductor of the Starling Chamber Orchestra in Cincinnati and music director at Crestview Presbyterian Church in West Chester, Ohio.

December 6, 8pm. Chapel. “Celebration of Psalms.” The choral department, with conductors Richard Bjella and new faculty member Phillip Swan, has its second concert of the year. This concert features Concert Choir, Women’s Choir, and Chorale singing a wide variety of exceptional Psalm settings.