The 2014-15 arts season at Pitt-Bradford will bring classical music, speakers, art,
theater and more to the university and the community.
open to the public and free unless otherwise noted. For more information or
tickets, contact the Bromeley Family Theater box office at 814-362-5113 or
the longest running of the university’s three arts series, will open its
theater season Sept. 19 with a rollicking look at Shakespeare the first in a
three-part celebration of the Bard of Avon’s 450th birthday. Tickets
for all of the stage productions are $6 for the public and $2 for all students.
The Improvised Shakespeare Company will create
a Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the
Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall. Each of the players has brushed up
on his “thees” and “thous” for an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the
language and themes of the great playwright.
Shakespeare 450 celebration will continue with a Division of Communication and the
Arts presentation of “A Midsummer
Night’s Dream,” directed by Dr. Kevin Ewert, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20-22 and 2
p.m. Nov. 2 in the Studio Theater in Blaisdell Hall. Tickets are $6 for the
public and $2 for all students.
spring, Communications and the Arts finish up the celebration by presenting “Lear,” an adaptation of “King Lear” by
Young Jean Lee, at 7:30 p.m. April 2-4, 2015, in the Studio Theater with an
additional, 9:30 p.m. show April 3. It is also directed by Ewert.
writers’ series begins with screenwriter and filmmaker Sam Zalutsky at noon Oct. 9 in the Mukaiyama University Room of the
Frame-Westerberg Commons. Zalutsky is a creator, director and producer for the
comedy web series “The Go-Getters.”
Novelist Karen Gettert Shoemaker will
visit at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Mukaiyama University Room. She has published
stories in Prairie Schooner, the London Independent, the South Dakota Review,
Fugue, Kalliope and other literary magazines.
Pitt-Bradford’s premier arts series, will offer two presentations this year.
The first will be a production of “To
Kill a Mockingbird” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Bromeley Family Theater. A sleepy Southern town confronts
difference and justice through the eyes of 6-year-old Scout. Based on Harper
Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and presented by the National Players for
the first time in its 65-year history. Tickets are $16-$20 for the public.
Student tickets are $5.
second Prism event will be a vocal recital by DeAndre Simmons at 8 p.m. Feb. 6, 2015, in the Bromeley Family
Theater. The American bass-baritone wowed the audience with his velvety voice
and captivating stage presence when he performed at Pitt-Bradford’s 50th
Anniversary Gala last spring. Tickets are $12-$16 for the public. Students are
$5. An optional pre-show reception will support the Marilyn Horne Archive
Project. Tickets for the reception are $20 per person or $30 per couple.
first Spectrum visual artist will be Ron Geibel, whose exhibition “Picture Perfect” will be in the KOA
Art Gallery in Blaisdell Hall from Nov. 7 through Dec. 5. A gallery talk and
reception will be held at noon Nov. 7 in the KOA Lobby of Blaisdell Hall.
Influenced by the notion of the upper middle-class American family, ceramic
artist Geibel investigates and explores the intersections of the public and
private spheres. For more information, visit rongeibel.com.
can enjoy both Geibel’s show and the music of chamber music ensemble Gibbs and Main at noon Nov. 13 in the
KOA Lobby. Gibbs and Main is five professional musicians dedicated to
performing classical masterpieces side by side with Latin, pop and contemporary
repertoire. For more information, visit gibbsandmain.com.
students in the Vocal Arts Ensemble,
directed by John Liberatore, will present their first concert of the year,
featuring holiday music, at noon Dec. 2 in the KOA Speer Lobby. The group will
also perform at noon April 14, 2015, in the KOA Speer Lobby.
faculty, staff and members of the local community will all have a chance to
show off their photography skills during “PASSION
Photography Exhibit” Jan. 16 through Jan. 30, 2015, in the KOA Art Gallery.
An opening reception will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 16. For more
information on submitting photos, contact Kristin Asinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
on campus and in the community will have the chance to show off their talents
when the 2015 edition of Baily’s Beads
literary magazine is unveiled at its annual celebration at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21,
2015, in the University Room.
second art exhibition of the Spectrum Series will be “From a Black Shore: Field Notes, Iceland” by Burke Jam Feb. 6
through March 6, 2015. A gallery talk and reception will be held at noon Feb.
New York singer/songwriter Ade Adu
will warm up February with a noon performance Feb. 10, 2015, in the Studio
Theater. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Adu has since lived in West and South Africa,
finally moving back to Western New York. He performs a broad range of genres,
including dance, hip-hop, reggae, rock, euro-beat, R&B, contemporary
Christian and more. For more information, visit www.adeadu.com.
weeks later, Strings and Hammers
music trio will perform in the same space at noon Feb. 24, 2015. Strings and
Hammers presents music for piano, violin and double bass.
year’s worth of student art will be on exhibit March 20 through April 17, 2015,
in the KOA Art Gallery in the Affairs of
the Art Student Exhibition. A gallery opening will be held at noon March
Marvin Thomas will present his popular annual history lecture 8 p.m. April 7,
2015, in Rice Auditorium in Fisher Hall. This year he will tackle The Sinking of the Lusitania, which was
one of the major turning points in the First World War.
While not a
part of the Spectrum series, the Southern Tier Symphony brings live classical
music to Pitt-Bradford three times each year. Each concert is at 3 p.m. in the
Bromeley Family Theater and costs $20 for the public, but is free for students.
“Overture across the Ages” on Sept. 27
will present musical epochs from Mozart to Copland and everywhere in between. “Classical Holiday” on Dec. 7 will
feature Archangelo Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto Grosso in G. Minor,” Joseph
Haydn’s “Toy Symphony” and other seasonal favorites. Finally, “Fabulous Finales” will be the theme of
the concert May 3, 2015, and will include selections by Benjamin Britten,
Tchaikovsky and Beethoven.
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