October 2010 Calendar of Events



Concerts, Comedy and Special Events

Saturday, October 2 at 8 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
An Acoustic Performance by Richard Marx and Matt Scannell. Marx is a Grammy® and Billboard award-winning contemporary adult pop/rock, singer/songwriter. Scannell, best known for success with Vertical Horizon is a singer/songwriter/producer with a worldwide audience. Tickets are $45, 40, 35.

Friday, October 15 at 8 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Pianist Christopher O'Riley plays Out of My Hands. O'Riley is a prestigious artist, pianist and national media personality who has been the host of NPR's "From the Top" for the last ten years. He has redefined the possibilities of classical music. Tickets are $35.

Friday, October 29 at 8 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Buika is hailed as the "Flamenco Queen" and is the daughter of political refugees from the African nation of Equatorial Guinea. She grew up in a gypsy neighborhood on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The New York Times calls her unique blend of flamenco, jazz, soul and blues, "luminous ... magnificent ... superb!" Tickets are $25.

Image: They Might Be GiantsSaturday, October 30 at 2 p.m. (Family show) and 8 p.m. (14 years and older), Quick Center for the Arts
Brooklyn, NY band They Might Be Giants (TMBG) adds to its already impressive musical career by creating innovative work for young people and recently won the 2009 Grammy® for Best Children's Album for Here Come the 123s. Tickets are $25 and limited family ticket packages are available for the afternoon show.

Dance

Saturday, October 1 at 8 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Doug Varone and Dancers make connections and tap the complexities of the human spirit with its thrilling dances. The program includes the premiere of a new repertory dance, Chapters from a Broken Novel, set to a commissioned score by David van Tiegheim; scenic design by Jon Bausor (Abbey Theatre). Post-show Art-to-Heart Q&A with the company. Tickets are $45, 40, 35.

The MET: Live In HD

Saturday, October 9 at 1 p.m. and Encore Performance at 6 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
The Metropolitan Opera begins The Met's new Live in HD season with two Image: Boris Godunovunparalleled artists joining forces to create a groundbreaking new Ring for the Met: Maestro James Levine and director Robert Lepage. The cycle launches with Das Rheingold, the prologue to Wagner's epic drama. "The Ring is not just a story or a series of operas, it's a cosmos," says Lepage, who brings cutting-edge technology and his own visionary imagination to the world's greatest theatrical journey. Bryn Terfel sings the leading role of Wotan for the first time with the company, heading an extraordinary cast. Reserved seating. Tickets are $22 adults, $20 seniors, $15 children and students.

Saturday, October 23 at 12 noon and Encore Performance at 6 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov with René Pape in one of the greatest bass roles in a new production by renowned theater and opera director Peter Stein in his Met debut. Valery Gergiev conducts this epic spectacle that captures the suffering and ambition of a nation. Aleksandrs Antonenko, Vladimir Ognovenko, and Ekaterina Semenchuk lead the huge cast. Reserved seating. Tickets are $22 adults, $20 seniors, $15 children and students.

NT Live

Thursday, October 14 at 2 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Saturday, October 16 at 2 p.m. Encore Performance, Quick Center for the Arts

The National Theatre's second NT Live season launches with Complicite's A Disappearing Number, directed by Simon McBurney. Awards include the Olivier Award for Best New Play (2008), the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play (2007) and The Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play (2007). The house opens at 1:30 p.m. for pre-show interviews. Tickets for reserved seating are $22 general, $20 seniors, $15 children and students.

Lectures

Tuesday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m., Dolan School of Business Dining Room
Dr. David Kraemer, professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City speaks on Jewish Identity Through the Ages through the 2010 Judaic Studies Scholar-in-Residence Program. Made possible be a gift from David and Edith Chaifetz. Admission is free.

Wednesday, October 6 at 8 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Dr. Kristen Heyer, associate professor of religious studies at Santa Clara University is The 10th Annual Anne Drummey O'Callaghan Lecture on Women in the Church. Heyer's lecture, Reservoirs of Hope and Resilience: Catholic Women's Witness, highlights the experience of two distinct groups of women: Those engaged in political advocacy and women who struggle to cope with their migrant status. Admission is free.

Tuesday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m., Wien Experimental Theatre, Quick Center for the Arts
In celebration of the 9th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days, Grammy®-nominated musician and leader of the Abayudaya Jewish community in Uganda Joab Jonadeb (JJ) Keki performs and will give a talk entitled, The Music, Traditions and Interfaith Work of the Abayudaya Jewish Community. Admission is free.

Wednesday, October 20 at 8 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Dee Dee Myers and Liz Cheney are guest speakers at Open VISIONS Forum. Tickets are $45.

Young Audiences

Wednesday, October 13 at 10 a.m., Quick Center for the Arts
ArtsBound Schoolday Series presents the Theatreworks/USA production, We the People, a new musical that brings American Civics lessons to life and promised to make Social Studies exciting and accessible. Grades 4-8. Co-sponsored by the Herman Goldman Foundation and Fairfield County Community Foundation. Tickets are $7.

Image: Charlotte's WebSunday, October 17 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Theatreworks/USA presents Charlotte's Web, based on E.B. White's classic, Joseph Robinette has adapted the book into a play with music by Jeffrey Lunden for Grades K-5. The beloved story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 children.

Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery

Thursday, September 23 to Sunday, December 5, Quick Center for the Arts
Seeing Things is a solo exhibition that includes Joel Carreiro's close reading and transformation of cultural objects from the past; Renaissance paintings, European drawings and decorative objects and medieval manuscripts. The alternate image that emerges adopts a new identity; one that is the result of his collaboration with the original artist.

Admission to the gallery is free. The hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m. Closed Monday. The gallery is always open when performances occur at the Quick Center for the Arts.

Lukacs Gallery

Monday, October 18-25, Opening reception October 18, 6:30-8 p.m., Loyola Hall
Shadow Ball in Jasper's Town an art exhibition by painter Duane Corey. He uses Bridgeport, Connecticut as the hub of the Americanization of legacies, which he links with Negro League baseball players like Satchel Paige and local stars like PT Barnum and Igor Sikorsky. Jasper McLevy became synonymous with Bridgeport, serving as mayor from 1933-1957 and is adopted as a mainstay in the painter's vision. Corey's style integrates lucid free flowing painted imagery with bold-edged imagery, thereby creating an illustrative quality. He mixes geometrically correct patterns and sometimes, features anatomy with elongated and exaggerated shapes that capture a moment in history with a colorful stroke that speaks volumes. His work in this exhibition depicts Negro League players in a small city that could have been anywhere, doing what they needed to, to keep the spectators engaged and the seats filled. Opening reception on October 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Studio Art Program, Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Gallery hours: Monday, 1-8 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5 p.m., Closed Sunday. Admission is free.

Unless otherwise noted, tickets are available online at fairfield.edu/quick or call the Quick Center Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396. Special offers and discounts are available through the Quick Center's e-mail list. Join, by contacting boxoffice@quickcenter.com. And become a fan of the Quick Center for the Arts on Facebook! Keep up-to-date with the latest performance news, plus special offers and discounts! Find the Quick Center at www.facebook.com/FairfieldQuickCenter.

Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University
200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

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Box Office: (203) 254-4010; toll free 1-877-ARTS-396
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Tickets available online at quickcenter.com

Directions: Fairfield University is located off I-95, exit 22 at 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. The Quick Center for the Arts is easily accessible through the 200 Barlow Road entrance to the campus.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on July 6, 2010

Vol. 43, No. 2