The Quick Center for the Arts Announces Dynamic 2016-2017 Season


Jennifer Prat, Jennifer.prat@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000, ext. 2979

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (June 28, 2016) —Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Art’s dynamic 26th season will push the boundaries of art and performance through engaging works and collaborations with artists that are pioneers in their fields. With the new season, The Q will continue to present inspiring performing arts works that are fun, thought-provoking, and designed to engage audiences in important conversations about the world as it is now. Some highlights include:

Interspersed with all of these new offerings are regular audience favorites, The Met: Live in HD, the National Theatre Live, and an Open VISIONS Forum roster that revolves around domestic politics just in time for election season.

For the full schedule, prices and to order tickets, visit quickcenter.com or call the Box Office at 203-254-4010 or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396. Events take place at the Quick Center unless otherwise noted.

Subscription packages go on sale for the general public on July 8. Single tickets go on sale on July 22. To find out how to get tickets earlier by becoming a Quick Center member, call 203-254-4010, or e-mail membership@quickcenter.com

SEPTEMBER

Friday, September 9, 2016, 5:30 P.M. & 6:30 P.M.
BANDALOOP– Experience the arts on Fairfield University’s campus like never before when you join us for this site-specific work. Reimagine dance and the laws of physics with vertical performances of BANDALOOP.
Barone Campus Center
FREE and open to the public.
Watch the Video and Learn More

Friday & Saturday, September 16 & 17, 2016, 8 P.M.
U.S. Premiere MACBETH
Third World Bunfight
Concept, Design, and Direction by Brett Bailey
Experience the U.S. Premiere of this radical and innovative live opera with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The Quick Center is collaborating with the renowned Philadelphia Fringe Festival to bring this acclaimed work to the U.S. and we are honored to be the first to offer this work to American audiences. Watch the Video and Learn More
$65, $55 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $42

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6 P.M.
Global Theatre: A Performance Series
American Music Series Curated by Brian Torff
LISTENING SESSION
Join Brian Torff and special guests as they offer insights into different forms of American music. Listening Sessions will be approximately 75 minutes long.
The Wien Experimental Theatre at THE QUICK
FREE and open to the public.
Please register in advance with the Quick Center Box Office as space is limited.
Watch the Video and Learn More.

Begins Tuesday, September 20 - Ends Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Tuesday mornings: 10:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
Open MINDS Institute – NEW!
Behind the Curtain: Mozart to Saariaho: The Met Opera Season in Depth
Instructor: Dr. Orin Grossman
In this specially designed ‘listening & learning’ class, we focus on this season’s live HD Metropolitan Opera broadcasts. Dr. Grossman’s animated, insightful sessions will include demonstrations of musical sections or themes as he teaches from the piano in a master class style. Learn More

Courses are $290 each. QCA Member price per course is $275. Enroll in two or more courses and enjoy a discounted price of just $250 per course. To enroll, call (203) 254-4010 or e-mail membership@quickcenter.com.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 8 P.M.
Caution Before Voting: LAMPOONING & LAUGHS with P.J. O’ROURKE
Laugh and learn when P.J. O’Rourke brings his sharp satire to the Open VISIONS Forum. Learn More.
$35 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $27

 

OCTOBER

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 8 P.M.
What is a Republican to Do? ROBERT A. GEORGE
Notable columnist Robert George gives insight on the GOP in the midst of changing political landscape.
Open VISIONS Forum: Espresso
The Wien Experimental Theatre at THE QUICK
This event is FREE and open to OVF Subscribers Learn More.

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 11:15 A.M. Pre-talk with Jeffrey Johnson 12 P.M. (live)
The MET Opera HD Live
Tristan und Isolde (Wagner)
This new production is sure to thrill audiences with the tale of love, loss, death, and betrayal. Learn More.
Monday, October 17, 2016, 12 P.M. (encore)

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6 P.M.
Global Theatre: A Performance Series
American Music Series Curated by Brian Torff
LISTENING SESSION
Join Brian Torff and special guests as they offer insights into different forms of American music.
Listening Session will be approximately 75 minutes long.
The Wien Experimental Theatre at THE QUICK
FREE and open to the public. Please register in advance with the Quick Center Box Office as space is limited.
Watch the Video and Learn More.

 

Begins Thursday, October 13, 2016 — Ends Thursday, November 10, 2016
Thursday afternoons: 12:00 P.M. – 1:45 P.M.
Open MINDS Institute – NEW!
Media and Democracy: The Press, Public Opinion and the 2016 Presidential Election
Instructor: Dr. David Gudelunas
The 2016 US presidential election promises to be anything but ordinary. This series of talks will go beyond the headlines to understand how the media shapes public opinion. Learn More.

Courses are $290 each. QCA Member price per course is $275. Enroll in two or more courses and enjoy a discounted price of just $250 per course. To enroll, call (203) 254-4010 or e-mail membership@quickcenter.com.

 

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 3 P.M.
ORIN GROSSMAN & FREDERIC CHIU
One piano, four hands and two pianos – Audience favorites Orin Grossman and Frederic Chiu return the Quick stage. Watch the Video and Learn More.
$35, $30 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $22

Begins October 19 – Ends November 16, 2016
Wednesday mornings: 10:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
Open MINDS Institute – NEW!
Power, Prestige and Piety: Art in the Venetian Renaissance
Instructor: Fiona Garland
Join us for an in depth look at the Venetian Renaissance in a dynamic, fast-paced series of slide lectures offering you an expert understanding of art history. Learn more.

Courses are $290 each. QCA Member price per course is $275. Enroll in two or more courses and enjoy a discounted price of just $250 per course. To enroll, call (203) 254-4010 or e-mail membership@quickcenter.com.

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 8 P.M.
Old Political Battles, New Media and the Happy Middle
MARGARET HOOVER & JOHN AVALON
11th Annual Student Forum
Open VISIONS Forum
As the election draws near, join us for an evening of political banter and argumentation with Hoover & Avalon. Learn more.
$35 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $27

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 8 P.M.
MARIZA
This international superstar is known as “the new face of Portuguese Fado.”
To describe Mariza’s work as soulful and passionate is simply inadequate. When she comes onto the stage you become transfixed by her exquisite voice and music that honors the traditions of Portuguese Fado while simultaneously redefining Fado of the future. Watch the Video and Learn More.
$45, $40 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $30

 

October 26 — 29, 8 P.M.
October 29 — 30, 2 P.M.
THEATRE FAIRFIELD– Student Performance
Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitemore
Patriots, Traitors, and their Next-Door Neighbors. Learn More.
The Wien Experimental Theatre at THE QUICK

Friday, October 28, 2016, 8 P.M.
‘Truckin’ with The Grateful Dead: Hippies to Highbrows
AN EVENING with DAVID GANS and NICHOLAS MERIWETHER
Open VISIONS Forum
Celebrate the Grateful Dead, America’s greatest road band with a musical performance and rock-inspired conversation. Learn more.
$35 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $27

 

Saturday, October 29, 2016
The MET Opera HD Live
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Mozart’s approach to this classic follows the title character through duels, humor and the depths of hell. Watch the Video and Learn More.
1:00 p.m. (encore) and 6:00 p.m. (encore)
$30 | $25 Seniors | $5 Children/Students

 

NOVEMBER

Friday, November 4, 2016, 8 P.M.
Vertigo Dance Company
VERTIGO 20
Vertigo 20 explores the intersections of creativity, social responsibility and ecological sustainability. Watch the Video and Learn More.
$45, $35 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $27

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 8 P.M.
Timothy P. Shriver:  OVERCOMING THE FEAR OF DIFFERENCE
Open VISIONS Forum, The 19th Annual Jacoby-Lunin Humanitarian Lectureship, in Affiliation with the Carl & Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies
An exemplar of public service, Timothy Shriver joins us to discuss his work for the Special Olympics. Learn more.
$35 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $27

Sunday, November 20, 2016, 1 P.M. & 3 P.M.
Family Fun Series:
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Presentation House Theatre
Let the Wild Rumpus begin with this award-winning production adapted from the classic children’s tale. Watch the Video and Learn More.
The Wien Experimental Theatre at THE QUICK
$20 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $15

 

DECEMBER

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Roseanne Cash with John Leventhal
Grammy-award winning performer Rosanne Cash is joined by her collaborator & husband to perform their original work.
Watch the Video and Learn More.
$60, $50 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $38

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 6 P.M.
Global Theatre: A Performance Series
American Music Series Curated by Brian Torff
LISTENING SESSION
Join Brian Torff and special guests as they offer insights into different forms of American music. Listening Session will be approximately 75 minutes long.
The Wien Experimental Theatre at THE QUICK
FREE and open to the public. Please register in advance with the Quick Center Box Office as space is limited.
Watch the Video and Learn More.

 

Friday, December 16, 2016, 8:00 P.M.
American Music Series
New Duke: Curated by Brian Torff
Our Global Theatre Series returns with a focus on American Music! Watch the Video and Learn More.
Wien Experimental Theatre at THE QUICK
$30 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $20

 

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 1:00 P.M. (encore) and 6:00 P.M. (encore)
The Met: L’Amour de Loin (Saariaho)
Described as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score” by the New York Times. Learn More.
12:15 P.M. Pre-talk with Jeffrey Johnson
$30 | $25 Seniors | $5 Children/Students

 

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 3:00 P.M.
John Pizzarelli
Pizzarelli returns to the Quick for a sampling of his new album and a sprinkling of holiday classics. Watch the Video and Learn More.
$60, $50 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $38

 

JANUARY

Saturday, January 7, 2017, 1:00 P.M. (live) and 6:00 P.M. (encore)
12:15 P.M. Pre-talk with Jeffrey Johnson
The Met: Nabucco (Verdi)
Verdi’s third opera catapulted to international fame and reception in response to the fall of ancient Jerusalem. Learn More.
$30 | $25 Seniors | $5 Children/Students

 

The Young Artists Series
In collaboration with the New York International Piano Competition and the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, the Quick Center for the Arts is pleased to bring gifted young pianists in recital three times each year. Learn More.
Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2 P.M.
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2 P.M.
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2 P.M.
FREE (tickets required)
Wien Experimental Theatre at THE QUICK

 

Friday, January 20, 2017, 8:00 P.M.
Alessio Bax
Alessio Bax, the great Italian pianist, returns to the Quick for an outstanding concert of Scriabin and Ravel. Watch the Video and Learn More.
$35, $30 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $23

 

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 1:00 P.M. (live) and 6:00 P.M. (encore)
12:15 P.M. Pre-talk with Jeffrey Johnson
The Met: Roméo et Juliette (Gounod)
Star-crossed lovers are the focus of Gounod’s acclaimed opera. Learn More.
$30 | $25 Seniors | $5 Children/Students

 

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 3:00 P.M.
Family Fun Series: Rock the Presidents
Presented by Childsplay
Just in time for the 2017 Inauguration, this musical sensation spans 223 years of American presidency.
Watch the Video and Learn More.
$20 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA member Price: $15

 

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
Cameron Carpenter
Using a digital organ of his own design, Carpenter smashes the stereotypes of organists and organ music. Watch the Video and Learn More.
$55, $50 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $38

 

Monday, January 30, 2017, 8:00 P.M.
The James Blake Homecoming
Open VISIONS Forum
Blake returns to Fairfield to discuss his journey to the U.S. Open and race relations in America. Watch the Video and Learn More.
In collaboration with Fairfield University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week
$35 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $27

 

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 8:00 P.M.
Pilobolus in Shadowland
Audience favorite, Pilobolus, returns to the U.S. after a world tour of their new work Shadowland. Watch the Video and Learn More.
$50, $45 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $35

 

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 3:00 P.M.
DIAVOLO: Architecture in Motion(R)
Celebrating their 25th Anniversary, DIAVOLO’s incredible athleticism uses dance to explore architecture. Watch the Video and Learn More.
$50, $45 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $35

 

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 1:00 P.M. (encore) and 6:00 P.M. (encore)
The Met: Rusalka (Dvorak)
This definitive example of late Romanticism is Dvoƙák’s only opera to gain an international following to date. Watch the Video and Learn More.
$30 | $25 Seniors | $5 Children/Students

 

MARCH

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 8:00 P.M.
S? Percussion in A Gun Show
Through music, issues of race, economic inequality, public safety, and constitutional rights are explored. Watch the Video and Learn More.
$45, $35 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $27

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 8:00 P.M.
Refusing to be Silenced: My Nomadic Journey from Islam to the West
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Open VISIONS Forum
A story of courage, passion, and persistence at great personal risk, Ayaan Hirsi Ali shares her story. Watch the Video and Learn More.
$35 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $27

 

Tuesday – Thursday, March 7-9, 2017, 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
Adele Myers and Dancers: The Dancing Room
Four athletes of the heart share Adele Myers and Dancers newest work, The Dancing Room. Watch the Video and Learn More.
$40 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $27
Wien Experimental Theatre at The QUICK

 

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 12:15 P.M. Pre-talk with Orin Grossman
1:00 P.M. (live) and 6:00 P.M. (encore)
The Met: La Traviata (Verdi)
One of the most best-loved operas in the Met Opera’s repertoire. Learn More.
$30 | $25 Seniors | $5 Children/Students

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
This inspiring ensemble spreads messages of peace, love, and harmony through their incredible song and dance. Watch the Video and Learn More.
$55, $45 | $5 Fairfield University Students

 

Wednesday – Friday, March 22-24, 2017, 12:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. Daily
Theatre for One: intimate exchanges in public spaces
Enjoy this intimate theatre experience listed as “one of the 10 Best Theatre Events of 2015,” by New York Magazine. Watch the Video and Learn More.
FREE and open to the public
Barone Campus Center

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 12:15 P.M. pre-talk with Orin Grossman, 1:00 P.M. (live) and 6:00 P.M. (encore)
The Met: Idomeneo (Mozart)
The first of Mozart’s operatic masterpieces, Idomeneo explores emotions when fate is beyond one’s control. Learn More.
$30 | $25 Seniors | $5 Children/Students

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 8:00 P.M.
Russian National Ballet Theatre in Cinderella
This incredible performance of the classic Cinderella is sure to excite and entertain fans of the ballet! Watch the Video and Learn More.
$55, $45 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $35

 

Friday, March 31 – Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8:00 P.M.
WAR STORIES: A Veterans Project
Created by Peter Van Heerden, Nina Bentley, and Sonya Huber
This unique collaboration shares the stories of Veterans from Homes for the Brave. Learn More.
$20 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $15
Wien Experimental Theatre at THE QUICK

 

APRIL

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 12:15 p.m. Pre-talk with Jeffrey Johnson
1:00 P.M. (live) and 6:00 P.M. (encore)
The Met: Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
Based on Pushkin’s iconic novel, Tchaikovsky’s tale explores his many moods – tender, grand, and melancholy. Watch the Video and Learn More.
$30 | $25 Seniors | $5 Children/Students

 

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 3:00 P.M.
Family Fun Series: The Little Prince
Produced by Swazzle
A tale for all ages – This iconic masterpiece brings to life the heart-warming story of The Little Prince. Watch the Video and Learn More.
$20 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Members Price: $15

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 10:15 a.m. Pre-talk with Orin Grossman, 11:00 A.M. (encore) and 5:30 P.M. (encore)
The Met: Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss)
Strauss’s most popular opera combines comedy, dreamy nostalgic fantasy, and genuine human drama. Learn More and Watch the Video.
$30 | $25 | $5 Children/Students

 

THE FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM

Pictured: RICK SHAEFER in his studio with The Refugee Trilogy. 

FREE and open to the public. For information on programs and events, visit Fairfield.edu/museum.
Now  — September 16
VAULTS OF HEAVEN: Visions of Byzantium
Bellarmine Hall Gallery

“Vaults of Heaven: Visions of Byzantium” features eight large-scale works by innovative, acclaimed Turkish photographer Ahmet Ertug showing the splendor of Byzantine sacred art, preserved in early Christian churches in both Constantinople (Istanbul), the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of Turkey. The exhibition documents the interiors of four churches — the Karankik Kilise (Dark Church), the New Church of Tokali (Buckle Church), and the Meryem Ana Kilisesi (Church of the Mother of God) in Cappadocia, and the Church of Christ of Chora (Kariye Camii) in Istanbul—each more than 900 years old.

 The photographs include images of the dramatic church interiors and close-up views of elaborate wall paintings and mosaics depicting scenes from the life of Christ and images of saints. Ertug’s descriptive, detailed photographs capture the evocative mystery and grandeur of these ancient structures, all designated UNESCO World Heritage sites.

September 7 – October 21
RICK SHAEFER: The Refugee Trilogy
Walsh Art Gallery at THE QUICK

This three-piece suite is comprised of Land Crossing, dealing with the migration across foreign lands; Water Crossing, addressing the perilous journeys of refugees on the open seas; and Border Crossing, spotlighting the conflicts and hostilities faced at borders. The trilogy employs the artistic lexicon of the Baroque (specifically incorporating heroic figurative elements of paintings by Peter Paul Rubens) to explore this contemporary crisis in a language both familiar and canonical. Such historical quotations underscore the tenacious persistence of this epic human tragedy throughout time.

November 3, 2016 – March 3, 2017
LEONARDO CREMONINI (1925-2010): Timeless Monumentality Paintings
from the Williams Louis-Dreyfus Foundation
Walsh Art Gallery at THE QUICK

Leonardo Cremonini was one of the preeminent Italian painters of the twentieth century. A “spirit of timeless monumentality” (the term formulated by legendary MoMA Director William Rubin) characterizes his haunting, poetic and enigmatic imagery — arid, light-filled, silent interiors, described with a geometric rigor and clarity, and populated by anemic, emotionally detached figures. Featuring some 35 works from the peerless holdings of the William-Louis Dreyfus Foundation, this major exhibition is the first monographic survey devoted to Cremonini in over two decades, and will serve to foster a renewed appreciation of the artist, whose figurative style goes against the conceptual and abstract bent of much contemporary art.

 

#Vol.  48   No. 147


Fairfield University is a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states, 47 foreign countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the University’s five schools.  In the spirit of rigorous and sympathetic inquiry into all dimensions of human experience, Fairfield welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and engage in open conversations. The University is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

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