Fairfield University announces the 2010-2011 season of arts, culture and the opening of a new museum


The 2010-2011 season of Arts & Minds at Fairfield University is poised to begin and it promises to be a memorable one. The new season celebrates the 20th anniversary of the opening of a Fairfield County cultural icon, the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts and in October, the University introduces a new art venue to the community as The Bellarmine Museum opens.

The Quick Center for the Arts celebrates its anniversary with a dynamic season that includes the highest levels of classical, popular, blues, jazz and world music; classical, ethnic and contemporary dance featuring a premiere by Doug Varone and Dancers; the comedy of Jim Breuer, Kathleen Madigan and Bobby Collins; live drama with the Acting Company and Radio Dramas; new high definition broadcast seasons of The Met: Live in HD, NT Live and TimesTalks LIVE and an acclaimed young audience series of plays and musicals. The Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery opens with Joel Carreiro's vision of the transformation of past cultural objects, "Seeing Things." Open VISIONS Forum returns with a line-up of provocative speakers meant to challenge, beginning with David Brooks of The New York Times. In addition, there are author book signings and lectures planned, film series and an exceptional variety of student art exhibitions, plays, films and music.

More information will be forthcoming about The Bellarmine Museum as the time draws near for the official opening.

As a seat of learning and a place for questioning and reflection, the University has adopted Global Citizenship as its focus of the year and many of the arts and cultural events explore the increasingly complex interconnectivity of a 21st century world.

Subscriptions and tickets to the Quick Center for the Arts season are on sale Monday, July 19 and can be purchased online at fairfield.edu/quick or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396. The Quick Center's e-mail list provides up-to-date information and discount offers. To sign up for e-mail blasts go to fairfield.edu/quick.

The Quick Center event sponsors include New England Foundation for the Arts, WFUV, the Herman Goldman Foundation, Fairfield County Community Foundation and the Frank Jacoby Foundation.

A detailed list of events follows:

Classic Impressions

  • Orin Grossman, The Romantic Piano: The Music of Chopin and Albéniz -Saturday, September 25 at 8 p.m. - $35
    Fairfield University's resident professor of music and a concert pianist presents an evening of Chopin ballades in celebration of the composer's 200th anniversary and selections from Iberia by Isaac Albéniz.
  • Christopher O'Riley, Out of My Hands - Friday, October 15 at 8 p.m. - $35
    A prestigious artist, pianist and national media personality. O'Riley has re-defined the possibilities of classical music.
  • Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - Saturday, February 5 at 8 p.m. - $35 David Finckel and Wu Han, artistic directors - Pre-concert Art-to-Heart with Robert Sherman, journalist.
    An evening of Beethoven and Brahms with Jeffrey Kahane (piano), Cho-Liang Lin (violin) and David Finckel (cello).
  • Guitar Orchestra of Barcelona - Friday, April 8 at 8 p.m. - $35
    Twenty-five of Spain's most gifted guitarists, led by director Sergi Vencente. Charming, passionate and heartwarming with a mastery and humor that is a delight.
  • Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. - $35 David Finckel and Wu Han, artistic directors - Pre-concert Art-to-Heart with Michael Lawrence, CMSLC director of artistic programs
    Wu Han (piano), Philip Setzer (violin), David Finckel (cello) play Schubert.

Concerts

  • An Acoustic Performance by Richard Marx/Matt Scannell - Saturday, October 2 at 8 p.m., $45, 40, 35
    Grammy® winner Richard Marx, singer/songwriter who made his mark in the pop music world joins singer/songwriter/producer Matt Scannell (Vertical Horizon) who rocks audiences worldwide with passionate vocals and rich versatile guitar talents.
  • Buika, vocalist - Friday, October 29 at 8 p.m., $25
    Hailed as the "Flamenco Queen," Buika is the daughter of political refugees from the African nation of Equatorial Guinea and 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!"
  • They Might Be Giants - Saturday, October 30 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., $25
    Brooklyn, New York band TMBG, started creating innovative work for young people and won the 2009 Grammy® for Best Children's Album for Here Come the 123s. Family show at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.); 8 p.m. show (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) for 14 years & older.
  • New Orleans Nights with Allen Toussaint, Nicholas Payton and Joe Krown Trio - Friday, November 12 at 8 p.m., $40, 35
    Allen Toussaint is heralded as a seminal influence on the music of New Orleans. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "producer, bandleader, arranger, songwriter, session musician and all-around musical eminence." Nicholas Payton is a composer, a bandleader and an extraordinarily talented trumpet wizard. The Joe Krown Trio, with Krown on piano and Hammond B-3 organ, Walter Wolfman Washington on guitar and vocals and Russell Batiste, Jr. on drums brings a combination of soulful vocals with the big Hammond B-3 sound.
  • Hot Club of San Francisco, Silent Surrealism - Sunday, November 21 at 2 p.m., $20
    The Hot Club of San Francisco plays the gypsy jazz music of guitarist Django Reinhardt, violinist Stephane Grappelli and the original Hot Club de France. This unique jazz form recalls 1930s Paris. The band accompanies and presents Silent Surrealism, a series of four black and white films from the 1930s.
  • New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Holiday Extravaganza - Saturday, December 18 at 8 p.m., $40, 35
    Gerald Steichen, conductor, celebrates the season with an enchanting blend of holiday favorites.
  • Festejo: Perú Negro and Eva Ayllon, Ambassadors of Peruvian Culture - Saturday, January 29 at 8 p.m., $40, 35, 30
    Formed more than 35 years ago to preserve Perú's African heritage, Perú Negro has performed all over the world and been appointed "Cultural Ambassadors of Peruvian Culture" by the Peruvian Government.
  • Hot Tuna Blues, Featuring Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale - Friday, February 4 at 8 p.m., $40, 35, 30
    This Blues show features Hot Tuna with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers: Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady; blues icon Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica and guitar and two-time Grammy®-winner Jim Lauderdale. The program includes acoustic and electric programs.
  • Isra-Alien - Sunday, February 13 at 2 p.m., $15 - Walsh Art Gallery - exhibit
    Isra-Alien is a band with innovative compositions and imaginative arrangements deeply rooted in Israel's diverse musical traditions. A unique combination of traditional Greek, Balkan, Eastern-European and Jewish/Klezmer music with daring improvisations and inventive textures.
  • Asleep at the Wheel - Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m., $40, 35
    The nine-time Grammy® winner Asleep at the Wheel, is a western-swing band that's still on the upswing. The group has been around for nearly 40 years and has made over 25 albums while keeping up with one tour after the next.
  • Shawn Colvin and Loudon Wainwright III - Saturday, March 12 at 8 p.m., $45, 40
    Winner of three Grammy® Awards including Record of the Year and Song of the Year, Shawn Colvin has maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule and had her songs featured in major motion pictures. Wainwright's performances take audiences on a roller coaster of emotions from deeply moving introspective songs to knee-slapping hilarity.
  • Alex de Grassi, guitar, accompanying Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu's film, A Story of Floating Weeds - Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m., $20
    Often cited as one of the world's top finger-style, steel-string acoustic guitarists, Grammy® nominee Alex de Grassi brings a unique voice to the art of acoustic guitar. He weaves together melody, counter-melody, bass, harmony, rhythm and cross-rhythms creating a canvas of sound unheard in solo guitar performance.
  • Piano Jazz Summit with Cedar Walton, Jacky Terrasson and Hiromi Uehara - Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m., $40, 35, 30
    Legendary jazz impresario, George Wein, unites three generations of solo virtuoso jazz pianists in one unique concert event. Walton is a hard pop jazz pianist and one of the most universally respected jazz pianists active today. Terrasson, two-time Grammy® nominee and winner of the distinctive Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, was acclaimed as "one of 30 artists under the age of 30 most likely to make an impact on American culture in the next 30 years." Keyboardist-composer Hiromi has electrified audiences and critics with an energy that defies conventional parameters of jazz.
  • Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks with John Hammond - Friday, April 15 at 8 p.m., $40, 35
    Singer/songwriter Dan Hicks is widely acknowledged as one of the central defining figures in American roots music. He brings an irresistible sense of rhythm, hip lyrical styling, laid-back vocalizing and infamous on-stage wit to every performance. Hicks and his band have blended elements of Swing, Jazz, Folk and Country music to create the appealing sound of "Folk Jazz."
  • Rockapella - Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m., $40, 35, 30
    Known as regulars for five seasons on the award-winning PBS program, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, Rockapella returns to offer proof of their boundless ability to inspire and attract devoted fans. Close Harmony, an a cappella group from Fairfield Ludlowe High School under the direction of Kevin Cotellese, will open for Rockapella.
  • The Young Artists Series - Sundays at 3 p.m., October 24 (Egan Chapel), February 6, April 10 (Wien Experimental Theatre), free admission
    Fairfield University, in association with The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation presents this series featuring prizewinners and finalists of The New York International Piano Competition.

Dance America

  • Doug Varone and Dancers - Friday, October 1 at 8 p.m., $45, 40, 35
    Since its founding in 1986, the internationally-celebrated company has commanded attention for its expansive vision, versatility and technical prowess. This program includes the premiere of a new repertory dance, Chapters from a Broken Novel, set to a commissioned score by David van Tiegheim and with a scenic design by Jon Bausor (Abbey Theatre).
  • Martha Graham Dance Company - Friday, November 19 at 8 p.m., $45, 40, 35
    Founded in 1926 by dancer and choreographer Martha Graham, the Company is the oldest and most celebrated contemporary dance company in America and it has received international acclaim from audiences in over 50 countries.
  • Russian National Ballet Theatre, Swan Lake, Artistic Director: Elena Radchenko - Friday, March 11 at 8 p.m., $45, 40, 35
    Founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s. Many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union's ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies dedicated to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet and to new developments in dance from around the world.

World Music & Dance

  • Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company, Bayanihan: A National Treasure- Saturday, November 6 at 8 p.m., $40, 35, 30
    The Bayanihan story spans 43 years of performances all over the world. Founded by Dr. Helena Z. Benitez, the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company was formed to pursue and preserve ethnic rights, tribal folklore, regional folkways and collect indigenous art.
  • Tango Buenos Aires - Saturday, February 19 at 8 p.m., $40, 35, 30
    One of Argentina's greatest cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Middle East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the tango.

Drama

  • Live Radio Dramas - Private Eye Mysteries - Friday, September 24 at 8 p.m., Saturday, September 25 at 3 & 8 p.m., $25
    Whether they're getting framed for murder, shot at, or hit on the head with a pistol, they're always ready with a wisecrack and usually get their man. Joining the usual fedora-wearing fellas is a rare PI who's a dame!
  • Live Radio Dramas - Vintage Radio Oddities - Friday, January 21 at 8 p.m., Saturday, January 22 at 3 & 8 p.m., $25
    From a strange comedy here to a downright disturbing horror show there, tune in to an odd collection of shows you won't see anywhere else.
  • William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet co-produced by The Acting Company and The Guthrie Theater - Friday, February 18 at 8 p.m., $40, 35, 30
    The Acting Company promotes theater and literacy by bringing classical productions, talented young actors and teaching artists into communities across America. Performing each year in over 50 cities to audiences of 70,000 and reaching more than 25,000 students with its arts education programs, the Acting company has earned critical acclaim for 36 seasons and 133 productions of great classics and the best of contemporary theater.
  • Live Radio Dramas - Murderers and Other Bad Guys - Friday, May 6 at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 7 at 3 & 8 p.m., $25
    The meanest, nastiest and cruelest villains on the air. Their motivation might be money, or they might just enjoy being evil.

Theatre in HD - NT Live, Season 2

  • Complicite's A Disappearing Number directed by Simon McBurney - Thursday, October 14 at 2 p.m., Encore performance TBA, $22 general $20 seniors, $15 children and students
    Multi-award-winning play: 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).
  • Shakespeare's Hamlet directed by Nicholas Hytner -Thursday, December 9 at 2 p.m., Encore performance TBA, $22 general $20 seniors, $15 children and students
    Featuring Rory Kinnear in the title role, David Calder as Polonius, Clare Higgins as Gertrude, Patrick Malahide as Claudius and Ruth Negga as Ophelia.
  • Fela! - Thursday, January 13 at 2 p.m., Encore performance TBA, $22 general $20 seniors, $15 children and students
    Broadway's Tony® Award winning musical with Sahr Ngaujah as Fela Anikulpao-Kuti.
  • Danny Boyle's production of Frankenstein - Thursday, March 17 at 2 p.m., Encore performance TBA, $22 general $20 seniors, $15 children and students
    Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) directs a play by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley.
  • Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard directed by NT Associate Director Howard Davies - Live spring 2011 performance and encore performance TBA, $22 general $20 seniors, $15 children and students
    Davies recent productions of Russian plays (including Philistines, Burnt by the Sun and The White Guard) have earned huge critical acclaim. Zoë Wanamaker will play Madame Ranevskaya.

Comedy

  • Jim Breuer - Friday, November 5 at 8 p.m., $45, 40
    Breuer's consistent wit and creativity, combined with his hilarious physical expressions, keep him in the forefront of comedy.
  • Kathleen Madigan - Friday, February 25 at 8 p.m., $40, 35
    A regular in the clubs, theaters, talks shows and festivals, Kathleen Madigan has proven to be one of the top female comedians today. She delivers irreverence and hilarity while observing everyday occurrences to which we all can relate. Winner of the American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up Comedian, she has made appearances on Letterman and The Tonight Show and on specials on HBO and Comedy Central.
  • Bobby Collins - Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m., $40, 35
    A storyteller, Collins' heartfelt humor engages audiences with a hilarious blend of characterizations and spot-on observations.

Performance Event

  • Joshua Kane, Borders of the Mind, The Psychic Show for the whole family (10 & up) - Saturday, February 5 at 3 & 8 p.m., $20 adults, $15 children
    With warmth and charm, Kane returns to lead audiences through a fun demonstration of the powers of the mind in a show conceived and performed by himself. Like Professor X of the legend, Kane identifies those in the audience with special abilities who will successfully project their own thoughts and tap into the powers of their own intuition.

The Met: Live in HD

Metropolitan Opera members: tickets on sale August 27; Quick Center members and subscribers: tickets on sale September 3; non-members: tickets on sale September 7. Reserved seating; $22 general, $20 seniors, $15 children & students.

  • Wagner's Das Rheingold - New Production - Saturday, October 9 at 1 & 6 p.m. (6 p.m. Encore)
    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. Bryn Terfel sings the leading role of Wotan for the first time with the company. The cast includes Wendy Bryn Harmer, Stephanie Blythe, Patricia Bardon, Richard Croft, Gerhard Siegel, Eric Owens, Franz-Josef Selig and Hans-Peter König.
  • Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov - New Production - Saturday, October 23 at 12 & 6 p.m. (6 p.m. Encore)
    René Pape takes on one of the greatest bass roles in a production by renowned theater and opera director Peter Stein, in his Met debut. Valery Gergiev conducts. Aleksandrs Antonenko, Vladimir Ognovenko, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Evgeny Nikitin and Mikhail Petrenko lead the huge cast.
  • Donizetti's Don Pasquale - Saturday, November 13 at 1 & 6 p.m. (6 p.m. Encore)
    Anna Netrebko revives her sensational turn in this sophisticated bel canto comedy, opposite Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien and John Del Carlo in the title role. Music Director James Levine conducts.
  • Verdi's Don Carlo - New Production - Friday, December 17 at 6 p.m. Encore only
    Director Nicholas Hytner makes his Met debut with this new production of Verdi's profound, beautiful and most ambitious opera. Roberto Alagna leads the cast and Ferruccio Furlanetto, Marina Poplavskaya, Anna Smirnova and Simon Keenlyside also star. Yannick Nézet-Séguin, triumphant after his debut leading Carmen conducts.
  • Puccini's La Fanciulla del West - Saturday, January 8 at 1 p.m., Sunday, January 9 at noon (Encore)
    Puccini's wild-west opera had its world premiere in 1910 at the Met. Now, on the occasion of its centennial, all-American diva Deborah Voigt sings the title role of the "girl of the golden west," starring opposite Marcello Giordani, with Juha Uusitalo. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
  • John Adams' Nixon in China - New Production - Saturday, February 12 at 1 & 6 p.m. (6 p.m. Encore)
    "All of my operas have dealt on deep psychological levels with our American mythology," says Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams whose most famous opera has its Met premiere. Acclaimed director and longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars makes his Met debut with this groundbreaking 1987 work. Baritone James Maddalena stars as Nixon with Kathleen Kim, Janis Kelly, Robert Brubaker, Russell Braun and Richard Paul Fink.
  • Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride - Saturday, February 26 at 1 & 6 p.m. (6 p.m. Encore)
    Susan Graham and Plácido Domingo reprise their starring roles in Gluck's nuanced and elegant interpretation of this primal Greek myth. Tenor Paul Groves also returns to Stephen Wadsworth's insightful production, first seen in 2007. Patrick Summers conducts.
  • Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor - Saturday, March 19 at 1 & 6 p.m. (6 p.m. Encore)
    Natalie Dessay triumphed as the fragile heroine of Donizetti's masterpiece on Opening Night of the 2007-08 season in Mary Zimmerman's hit production. Now, she returns to the role of the innocent young woman driven to madness, opposite, Joseph Calleja, who sings her lover Edgardo. The cast includes Ludovic Tézier and Kwangchul Youn.
  • Rossini's Le Comte Ory - New Production - Saturday, April 9 at 1 & 6 p.m. (6 p.m. Encore)
    Rossini's vocally dazzling comedy stars bel canto sensation Juan Diego Flórez in the title role of this Met premiere production. He views with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, in the trouser role of Isolier, for the love of the lonely Countess Adèle, sung by soprano Diana Damrau. With Susanne Resmark, Stéphane Degout and Michele Pertusi. Bartlett Sher directs.
  • Strauss' Capriccio - Saturday, April 23 at 1 & 6 p.m. (6 p.m. Encore)
    Renée Fleming dazzled audiences when she sang the final scene of Strauss' wise and worldly meditation on art and life on Opening Night of the 2008-09 season. Now, she performs the entire work, in which the composer explores the essence of opera itself. With Joseph Kaiser, Sarah Connolly, Russell Braun, Morten Frank Larsen and Peter Rose. Andrew Davis conducts.
  • Verdi's Il Trovatore - Saturday, April 30 at 1 & 6 p.m. (6 p.m. Encore)
    David McVicar's stirring production of Verdi's intense drama premiered in the 2008-09 season. James Levine leads this revival, starring four extraordinary singers -Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo Álvarez and Dmitri Hvorostovsky-in what might be the composer's most melodically rich score.
  • Wagner's Die Walküre - New Production - Sunday, May 15 at 11 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. (Encores)
    A stellar cast comes together for this second installment of Robert Lepage's new production of the Ring cycle, conducted by James Levine. Bryn Terfel is Wotan, lord of the Gods. Deborah Voigt adds the part of Brünnhilde to her extensive Wagnerian repertoire at the Met. Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek star as the twins, Siegmund and Sieglinde and Stephanie Blythe is Fricka.

Young Audiences

  • We the People - Theatreworks/USA production (Grades 4-8)- ArtsBound Schoolday Series - Wednesday, October 13 at 10 a.m., $7
    Theatreworks USA presents a new musical that brings American Civics lessons to life and promises to make Social Studies exciting and accessible. Students learn about the three branches of government, the First Amendment, presidential elections, democracy, the judicial process and more.
  • Charlotte's Web - Theatreworks/USA production (Grades K-5) - Sunday, October 17 at 1 & 3 p.m., $15 adults, $12 children, ArtsBound Schoolday Series, Wednesday, December 1 at 10 a.m., $7
    Charlotte's Web, a play by Joseph Robinette with music by Jeffrey Lunden, is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. This treasured tale, featuring endearing farm animals explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.
  • The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters: The Musical - Theatreworks/USA, Matt Murphy Productions (pre K-3)- Sunday, November 14 at 1 & 3 p.m., $15 adults, $12 children - ArtsBound Schoolday Series - Monday, November 15 at 10 a.m., $7
    Berenstain Bears have enchanted young readers for generations. This fun-filled new musical weaves together three of Stan and Jan Berenstain's most popular books: The Berenstain Bears Learn about Strangers, The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food and The Berenstain Bears' Trouble at School.
  • A Christmas Carol - Theatreworks/USA production(All grades) - Sunday, December 19 at 1 & 3 p.m., $15 adults, $12 children
    Based on the story by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol captures both the humorous and touching moments of the classic story with witty dialogue and fresh new songs, conveying Dickens' original message that the holiday season should be a "kind, forgiving, charitable time."
  • William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - The Acting Company (Grades 4-8) - ArtsBound Schoolday Series, Friday, February 18 at 10 a.m., $7
    The Acting Company promotes theater and literacy by bringing classical productions, talented young actors and teaching artists into communities across America, particularly those where live performance and theater arts education is limited or non-existent.
  • Duck for President, Fancy Nancy & Other Story Books - Theatreworks/USA production (Grades K-4) - Sunday, May 1 at 1 & 3 p.m., $15 adults, $12 children - ArtsBound Schoolday Series - Monday, May 2 at 10 a.m., $7
    A new revue featuring mini-musicals based on best-selling children's books. Stories include Fancy Nancy, Duck for President, Babymouse: The Musical, I Have to Go!, Leonardo, the Terrible Monster and Pirates Don't Change Diapers.

Exhibitions

  • Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts -- Admission free
    Seeing Things
    - Thursday, September 23-Sunday, December 5
    This solo exhibition will include 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.
    Norman Gorbaty, To Honor My People - Thursday, January 27-Sunday, March 27
    Throughout his 50 years as a graphic artist, Norman Gorbaty produced sculptures, paintings and works on paper. "In using the forms, shapes and symbolism of Judaism," says Gorbaty, "I honor my people." This exhibition will showcase a dynamic and vital selection of Gorbaty's works never seen before and represents Gorbaty's first comprehensive gallery exhibition of his Judaic works.
    The Flowering of Punk Rock, Photographs by Tom Hearn - Thursday, April 14-Friday, May 27
    This exhibition features the black and white photographs documenting the punk rock scene from 1976-1979 taken by Tom Hearn. Regularly featured in magazines such as Punk, Rolling Stone and Shindig, Hearn's photographs truly capture a scene at the very peak of its power and energy.
    Director's Choice - Works by five local Connecticut artists - Sunday, June 19-Saturday, July 16
    In his portraits of animals and humans, Dr. Anthony Santomauro explores the variety and intensity of the human emotional experience. John J. Rosito's drawings and paintings are inspired by the beauty of Italy's picturesque towns and countryside. Stefan Buda's recent prints, paintings and sculpture represent his newfound freedom to explore creativity, philosophy and the human condition. Buda, self-taught artist, paints small-scale impressionist landscapes and seascapes. Duane Corey commemorates - through his landscape and portrait paintings - the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
  • The Bellarmine Museum of Art - Grand opening in October
    Gifts from Athens: New Plaster Casts from The Acropolis Museum - Monday, November 1-Friday, December 17
    Norman Gorbaty:
    Works in Dialogue - Thursday, January 27-Monday, March 28
    Kells to Clonmacnoise: Medieval Irish Art in Context - Monday, April 18-Tuesday, May 24

Open VISIONS Forum

  • An Evening with David Brooks - Wednesday, September 15 at 8 p.m., $45
    David Brooks, author and Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times
  • Eric Burns: Invasion of the Mind Snatchers: Television's Conquest of America in the 50s - Wednesday, September 22 at 8 p.m., $45
    Media critic and journalist, formerly of NBC News and Fox News Watch
  • hLiz Cheney and Dee Dee Myers: View from the Right and the Left - Wednesday, October 20 at 8 p.m., $45
    Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Richard Cheney, is an attorney and co-founder of "Keep America Safe." Myers, former press secretary to President Bill Clinton, is a political analyst and commentator and a contributing editor of Vanity Fair
  • Jared Cohen: Children of Jihad - Monday, November 8 at 8 p.m., $45
    Author of The Children of Jihad, Cohen will share his perspective on trends in the Islamic world based on his travels in Iran, Syria, Lebanon and Palestinian camps where he interviewed terrorists from various militant groups.
  • Michael Kimmelman: Critical Art Eye - Sunday, January 30 at 3 p.m., $45
    Author and chief art critic of The New York Times
  • A Conversation with Byron Pitts -Wednesday, February 23 at 8 p.m., $45
    Contributor to 60 Minutes and chief national correspondent for The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.
  • Carroll Bogert: A Perspective on Human Rights - Wednesday, March 9 at 8 p.m., $20
    Associate Director, Human Rights Watch; Journalist and Activist
  • Celine Cousteau: People and the Natural World: An Exploration of Connections - Wednesday, April 20 at 8 p.m., $45
    Granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, ambassador of the environment and native cultures.

Lectures

All the following lectures are free.

  • Thomas Lynch - Tuesday, September 14 at 8 p.m., Dolan School of Business
    Poet, essayist and funeral director speaks on Language Feasts: Breaking Bread with the Dead.
  • 2010 Judaic Studies Scholar-in-Residence Program - Dr. David Kraemer - Tuesday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m., Dolan School of Business
    Professor Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York City.
  • 10th Annual Anne Drummey O'Callaghan Lecture on Women in the Church - Dr. Kristin Heyer - Wednesday, October 6 at 8 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
    Associate professor of religious studies, Santa Clara University speaks on Reservoirs of Hope and Resilience: Catholic Women's Witness.
  • In celebration of the 9th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days - Alula Tzadik- Tuesday, October 12 at 8 p.m., Wien Experimental Theatre Quick Center for the Arts
    From Ethiopia to America: The Music and Message of Alula - Alula Tzadikis a Jewish Ethiopian songwriter and performer who sings in ten different languages and whose music is an expression of the many strands of his life and immigration from Ethiopia to Sudan, to Egypt, and, finally, to the United States. His songs contain Hebrew, Amharic, Latin, and German musical influences overlaid by American hip-hop and reggae.
  • 16th Annual Christopher R. Mooney, S.J. Lecture in Theology, Religion and Society - Dr. Lisa Sowie Cahill - Wednesday, November 10 at 8 p.m., Dolan School of Business
    The J. Donald Monan Professor of Theology, Boston College
  • The Adolf and Ruth Schnuracher Lecture in Judaic Studies - Dr. Richard Freund - Thursday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m., Dolan School of Business
    Professor of Jewish History and Director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, University of Hartford.
  • 2011 Bellarmine Lecture - Rev. John Dear, S.J. - Tuesday, February 8 at 8 p.m., Dolan School of Business
    Peace activist, organizer and lecturer.
  • Samuel and Bettie Roberts Memorial Lecture in Jewish Art - Norman Gorbaty - Wednesday, February 9 at 8 p.m., Dolan School of Business
    Norman Gorbaty's lecture is entitled To Honor My People: Reflections of a Jewish Artist. His paintings, sculptures and works on paper and wood, which are based on Jewish themes will be featured in an exhibition at the Thomas J. Walsh Gallery at the Quick Center for the Arts (January 27-March 28); his works of a secular nature will be shown in the University's new Bellarmine Museum (January 27-March 28).
  • The Carl and Dorothy Bennett Lecture in Judaic Studies - Ruth Messinger - Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m., Dolan School of Business
    Messinger is the CEO of American Jewish World Service. Her lecture is entitled Jews as Global Citizens: Our Responsibility in the World.
  • Samuel Gruber, Ph.D. - Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m., Location: TBA. Dr. Gruber will lecture as a guest of The Judaic Studies Program.
  • The Fourth Annual Commonweal Magazine Lecture - Dr. Eugene McCarraher - Wednesday, March 30 at 8 p.m., Dolan School of Business
    Dr. McCarraher is with the department of humanities and Augustinian tradition, Villanova University.
  • The 5th Annual Lecture in Jewish-Christian Engagement - Dr. Mary C. Boys - Tuesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m., Dolan School of Business
    Dr. Boys is the Skinner and McAlpin professor of practical theology, Union Theological Seminary, New York City
  • Holocaust Commemoration Program and multimedia lecture - Pierre Sauvage - Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., Barone Campus Center, Oak Room
    A child Holocaust survivor, Emmy® Award-winning documentary filmmaker and president of the Chambon Foundation will lecture on A Time for Rescue: America and the Holocaust.

Film Series

"The Irish in Film," a series sponsored by the Irish Studies Committee and shown in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library. Admission is free.

Wednesday, October 6 at 7 p.m.
"Five Minutes of Heaven" (2009), directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel and starring Liam Neeson as the Belfast murderer of 19-year-old Catholic laborer, Jim Griffin who was killed in 1975. The stunned witness to the murder was Jim's 11-year-old brother Joe (James Nesbitt). The two are scheduled to meet some 20 years later on a TV show.

Wednesday, October 20 at 7 p.m.
"An Everlasting Piece" (2000), directed by Barry Levinson and written by Barry McEvoy. A comedy set in Belfast with McEvoy and Brian F. O'Byrne who play Catholic and Protestant barbers in competition with two other salesmen to sell the most toupees in town.

Wednesday, November 3 at 7 p.m.
"The Field" (1990) directed by Jim Sheridan; adapted from his stage play by John B. Keene. A drama starring Richard Harris as an impoverished tenant farmer driven to acquire ownership of a field he has cultivated for years. His son Seamus (John Hurt) does not share his passion and a wealthy Irish-American (Tom Berenger) eyes it for a business opportunity. An inevitable clash ensues.

Wednesday, November 17 at 7 p.m.
"Puckoon" (2002) based on a novel by Spike Milligan. Written and directed by Terence Ryan. A comic satire that depicts the effects of an arbitrary border drawn between the North and the South in the imaginary town of Puckoon. Starring Sean Hughes, Elliott Gould, John Lynch and Richard Attenborough.

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Posted on July 13, 2010

Vol. 43, No. 5