November 2002 calendar of events


Concerts

Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m.
Folk legend Arlo Guthrie, whose 1967 anthem "Alice's Restaurant" helped define the social activism and counterculture vibe of an era, will take to the stage at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The son of folk master Woody Guthrie, Guthrie has found a musical home at such diverse venues as the Woodstock Festival and Boston's Symphony Hall. His warm wit and mastery of piano, guitar, harmonica and many other instruments are sure to make for a magical night of storytelling and song. Tickets are $30. For tickets, call (203) 254-4010 or toll free, 1-877-ARTS-396 or visit the website, www.quickcenter.com.

Friday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Kathy Mattea blends folk, bluegrass, funk, gospel and Celtic sounds in a unique style that's garnered two Grammy Awards and 16 Top Ten Singles, including "18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses." Twice named Top Female Vocalist by the Country Music Association, the spellbinding artist will perform at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Tickets are $30. For tickets, call (203) 254-4010 or toll free, 1-877-ARTS-396 or visit the website, www.quickcenter.com.

Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the nation's premier repertory chamber music ensemble, performs at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University under the direction of artistic director David Shifrin. Violinist Cho-Liang Lin, cellist Gary Hoffman and pianist Andre-Michel Schub will perform the complete piano trios of Johannes Brahms. A pre-concert "Art to Heart" discussion with journalist Robert Sherman will be held from 7 to 7:40 p.m. Concert tickets are $30 with discounts for subscriptions and combined packages. For tickets, call (203) 254-4010 or toll free, 1-877-ARTS-396 or visit the website, www.quickcenter.com.

Open Visions Forum

Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m.
Author, NBC commentator and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, speaks at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. An assistant to Lyndon B. Johnson during the final year of his presidency, she later helped compile his memoirs and followed them with the celebrated "The Fitzgeralds & The Kennedys." While Goodwin's biography of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, "No Ordinary Time," won a 1995 Pulitzer Prize in history, she has also turned her attention to such diverse topics as the Civil War and baseball, most notably consulting with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.

Open VISIONS Forum is a program of University College, formerly the School of Continuing Education at Fairfield University. Tickets for the Goodwin lecture are $18, with discounts available for seniors and students. For tickets and information, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

Young Audience

Monday. Nov. 4 at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Russian youth folk ensemble Rossijanochka delights international audiences of all ages with their skillful dancing, colorful costumes and athleticism. Founded as a small dance ensemble more than 50 years ago, the exhilarating St. Petersburg-based group is now 100 strong. Part of a cultural exchange residency, their performances at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University include a brief video introduction to the dancers and a post-show question-and-answer session. The program is part of the Quick Center's "ArtsBound" Schoolday Series, a program funded in part by Regina A. Quick and the Kiwanis Club of Fairfield.

Sunday, Nov. 17
Monday, Nov. 18

Montreal-based Smythe & Saucier Circo Comedia will blend acrobatic feats with old-fashioned clowning for two performances at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Saucier, a master equilibrist known for his acrobatic prowess, teams up with consummate clown Smythe for a rollicking show featuring juggling, balancing acts, magic and exuberant mayhem. They will delight audiences Nov. 17 at 1 and 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for children. For tickets, call (203) 254-4010 or toll free, at 1-877-ARTS-396 or visit the website, www.quickcenter.com. The pair will perform again Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. as part of the "ArtsBound" Schoolday Series funded by Regina A. Quick and the Kiwanis Club of Fairfield.

Art

Oct. 15 through Nov. 6
The critical voices of a diverse group of writers and artists are given room to breathe in "The Blame Show," an exhibition of political and satirical art at Fairfield University's Lukacs Gallery. Sponsored in part by the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Coalition Against Censorship, the exhibit is, in part, an expression about the political crises created by the Sept. 11 attacks on America. Works include "The Blame Show," a video by Larry Litt; "Your Right Not to Remain Silent" by ACLU design director Sarah Glover; and "Our Grief is Not a Cry for War" by the Artists Network of Refuse & Resist. The Lukacs Gallery is located in Loyola Hall, Room 17, and is open weekday afternoons and several evenings a week. Admission is free. For more information and specific gallery hours, call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2476.

Sept. 19 through Dec. 8
Fairfield University's Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery presents "Sal Sirugo - From the Intimate to the Infinite." The exhibition spans Sirugo's five decades of work and includes examples of his variations on the abstract expressionist sensibility, such as the semi-abstract circular forms he calls "eyes." Sirugo works in ink, graphite, washes and acrylic paints and chooses unusually small formats, just a few inches in height and width. The gallery is located in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Viewing hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2969.

Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Wednesday, Dec. 4
"Selections from Flat Files @ Pierogi 2000" will be on view at the Lukacs Gallery at Fairfield University. Curated by gallery director Tina LaPorta and Eve Andree Laramee, the exhibit includes works on paper from the flat files of Pierogi 2000, one of the first galleries to emerge in the 1990s from the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, N.Y. An opening reception will be held Nov. 12 from 5 to 5:30 p.m. A half-hour lecture will follow. The Lukacs Gallery is located in Loyola Hall, Room 17, and is open weekday afternoons and several evenings a week. Admission is free. For more information and specific gallery hours, call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2476.

Lectures

Thursday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m.
Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, will deliver the ninth annual Christopher F. Mooney, S.J. Lecture in Theology, Religion, and Society at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Her lecture, entitled "From Rabbi to Aryan: The Political Uses of Jesus in Jewish-Christian Dialogue," is sponsored by the Academic Vice President's Office, the Religious Studies Department and the Judaic Studies Program. Heschel's lecture is open to the public free of charge. No reservations are required.

Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Ismar Schorsch, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, delivers the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Lecture in Judaic Studies at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Schorsch will present "The Future of American Judaism." The lecture is open to the public free of charge. For ticket information, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

Monday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.
Judaic Scholar in Residence, Kenneth W. Stein, Ph.D., professor of Contemporary Middle Eastern History and Israeli Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., presents "American Interests and Foreign Policy Toward the Middle East: Past, Present and Future." Stein is Director of the Middle East Research Program and the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel at Emory. This lecture at Fairfield University's Charles F. Dolan School of Business is made possible by the generosity of David and Edith Chaifetz. It is open to the public free of charge. For more information, contact the Center for Judaic Studies at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066.

Theatre

Friday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.

Theatre Fairfield, Fairfield University's student theater production company, presents the musical comedy "Pippin," written by Roger O. Hirson with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. In this delightful theatrical tale, Charlemagne's son, Pippin, faces the greatest challenge of his life: adulthood. The performance takes place in the Wien Experimental Theatre at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $5 for students. For tickets, call (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, contact Lynne Porter, Theatre Fairfield producer, at (203) 254-4000, ext. 3406.

Saturday, Nov. 23 at 3 and 8 p.m.
"High Adventures on the Radio," one of three radio dramas scheduled for this season, will take place at the Wien Experimental Theatre at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. This installment offers three classic radio adventures, including a fantastic story of undercover agents in Nazi territory, ridiculously implausible children's programs and a gripping tale of three men trapped in a remote lighthouse with thousands of hungry rats gnawing their way in. Single tickets are $10. For tickets, call (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, visit the website, www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on July 10, 2002

Vol. 35, No. 8