Release Date: February 12, 2009
March 2009 arts events at Kennesaw State
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KENNESAW, Ga.—The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University will present the following public events in March 2009:
Continuing through July 2
Visual Arts. “Athos Menaboni: Conversations with Nature.” Works from the KSU Permanent Collection and on loan from other collections are featured in this exploration of this prolific artist’s love of nature. From his renowned portraits of birds to his inspiring landscapes, each piece reflects a profound admiration of nature’s wonder. Don Russell Clayton Gallery, Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. Free.
Continuing through March 16
Art. Annual Art and Staff Exhibition. Showcase exhibition of the artists of the Kennesaw State University Department of Visual Arts, demonstrating a wide range of media including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, mixed media, printmaking and graphic design. Opening reception: January 27, 5-8 p.m. Art Gallery, Sturgis Library. Free.
Classical Music. Premiere Series: Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano and Antoine Palloc, piano. Jennifer Larmore, originally from Marietta, is returning to Kennesaw State University for her fourth appearance. With more than 70 recordings and performances with the most renowned opera companies and orchestras of the world, Larmore is known for the astonishing range, flexibility and color of her voice as well as her insightful interpretations of the operatic repertoire. Larmore won a 2008 best opera Grammy for her performance of Humperdinck's “Hansel and Gretel” directed by Sir Charles Mackerras. 3 p.m. Performance Hall, Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. $40.
Classical Music. KSU String Trio & Friends. Performance features Steve Reich’s “Different Trains” with Helen Kim, violin, Sou-Chun Su, violin; Cathy Lynn, viola and Charae Kruger, cello. 8 p.m. Performance Hall, Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. Free.
Classical Music. Vocal Chamber Music Recital. 8 p.m. Performance Hall, Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. Free.
Classical Music. Guest Artist Recital: Jeri-Mae Astolfi, piano. 8 p.m. Performance Hall, Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. Free.
Classical Music. Guest Artist Master Class: Jeri-Mae Astolfi, piano. 5 p.m. Performance Hall, Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. Free.
Classical Music. Piano & Choral Concert. Marietta Master Chorale performs with featured pianists Sarah Stedman and Joseph Meeks. 8 p.m. Performance Hall, Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. Free.
Classical Music. KSU Chamber Singers. Featuring John Lawless, percussion, and Ted Gurch, clarinet. Program features David Maslanka's “A Litany for Courage and the Seasons.” 8 p.m. Performance Hall, Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. $5.
Classical Music. KSU Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. 8 p.m. Performance Hall, Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. $5.
March 19-April 30
Art. ATA Turk: Chantal Zakari and Mike Mandel in Collaboration. Curated by Will Hipps. Contemporary artists Chantal Zakari and Mike Mandel will present their most recent collaborative work as part of the Year of Turkey programming at Kennesaw State University. Opening reception: March 19, 5-8 p.m., dialogue with the artists 6 p.m. Art Gallery, Joe Mack Wilson Building. Free.
March 24-26 and March 28-29
Theatre. New Works and Ideas: The Collision Project. Directed by Rosemary Newcott. Featuring the Alliance Theatre’s Collision Project, “Memorabilia,” a piece devised by high school students based on Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie.” This event includes adult themes and language not suitable for children. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Studio Theater, Joe Mack Wilson Building. $5. 770-423-6650.
Theatre. New Works and Ideas: Student Works. Coordinated by Dean Adams. A night devoted to staged readings of ten-minute plays written by emerging artists at Kennesaw State University. This event includes adult themes and language not suitable for children. 8 p.m. Friday. Howard Logan Stillwell Theater, Joe Mack Wilson Building. Free.
Classical Music. KSU Opera Production. What happens when two best friends get identical love letters from the same admirer? Two friends, Alice and Meg hatch a plot to put an end to the shenanigans of John Falstaff in this hilarious operatic version of Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Composed in 1835 by Otto Nicolai, this operatic version has been updated to the 1950s. With a lively melodic score, the action and the music is fast paced and full of fun. Presented by the Kennesaw State Opera Theater, this fully staged and costumed will be accompanied by the KSU Symphony Orchestra conducted by Russell Young. Stage direction by Eileen Moremen. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Performance Hall, Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. $15.
March 26-April 6
Art. Spring Senior Exhibition I. Art Gallery, Sturgis Library. Free.Kennesaw State University is located at 1000 Chastain Road in Kennesaw. For more information about these and other KSU arts events, visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts. For performances, call the KSU Box Office at 770-423-6650. For art exhibitions and gallery information, call the KSU Art Museum & Galleries at 770-499-3223.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.