Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts announces 2009-10 season

Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts announces 2009-10 season

Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, known for its eclectic choices and the highest levels of visual and performing arts, announces a season that audiences of all ages will embrace. The Quick Center events are part of Fairfield University's Arts & Minds schedule of cultural and intellectual offerings. Subscriptions are currently available online at fairfield.edu/quick or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010 or Toll Free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For up-to-date information and discount offers, sign up for e-mail blasts at fairfield.edu/quick .

Quick Center Executive Director Tom Zingarelli, commenting on this year's lineup said, "We have researched many artists, listened to our patrons, and responded with what I believe will be another season of entertaining and inspiring presentations in both the visual and performing arts." The rich collage of dynamic artistic and cultural events of which he speaks, includes Los Lobos, Leon Redbone, Alexei Volodin, Shaolin Warriors, Pilobolus, Marc Cohn, "Seussical," live radio dramas, the new Met Live in HD season, provocative art exhibitions and exclusive Connecticut screenings of NT Live, the highly acclaimed debut series in high definition broadcast from the UK's National Theatre.

Quick Center event sponsors include The National Endowment for the Arts - American Masterpieces, WPKN, Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, New England Foundation for the Arts, Fairfield County Community Foundation, WFUV and the Herman Goldman Foundation.

Fairfield University's strategic vision stresses the importance of "integration" as a way of approaching education. This year, the Fairfield community has selected three areas on which to focus major academic and cultural enrichment programming: Latin America - Images, Dialogue and Action (LA); The R&J Project: Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" (RJ); Communities in Action: A year of activism (CA). Quick Center events that correspond to a particular focus are indicated with abbreviations. A detailed listing of events follows:

Classic Impressions

The popular and informative pre-concert Art-to-Heart discussions with Robert Sherman continue for select performances. Single tickets are available for all and a flexible "pick four or more" plan can also be purchased.

Dance America

Post-show Art-to-Heart Q & A with the company follows each performance. Single tickets are $45, $40 and $35. Full and flexible subscriptions are also available.

Concerts, Comedy and Special Events

Flexible pricing available - Pick 4 or More plan.

Live Radio Dramas

NT Live - the UK's National Theatre live broadcast in high-definition

The National Theatre Live is a new initiative to broadcast live performances of National Theatre plays onto cinema screens around the world. Subsequent to the exclusive Conn. summer broadcast of Helen Mirren's "Phèdre," the pilot season continues. Reserved seating. House opens one half hour prior to show for broadcast of pre-show interviews. Tickets are $22 adults, $20 seniors, $15 children/students.

TimesTalk LIVE in HD - New Event!

The New York Times , in association with BY Experience, Inc., presents TimesTalks LIVE - a new live high-definition digital cinema initiative featuring one-of-a-kind, intimate discussions with some of today's most fascinating film, TV and literary talents, interviewed by prize-winning New York Times journalists, in front of a live audience at The TimesCenter in New York. This pilot program features two well-known authors in sold-out New York City events. House opens 30-minutes prior to the show for a unique introductory video to the TimesTalk LIVE. Reserved seating. Tickets are $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 children, $12 students. Discounts for groups of 20 or more. Call the Box Office for pricing.

Young Audience Sunday Series and ArtsBound Schoolday Series

The Young Audience Sunday Series is available as a full subscription (6 events); flexible pricing is available through the Box Office. Single tickets are $15 adults, $12 children. The ArtsBound Schoolday series is sponsored in part by the Herman Goldman Foundation and Fairfield County Community Foundation. Tickets are $7. Outreach Program Study Guides are available on the Quick Center website at quickcenter.com.

Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery

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.

The Met Live in HD

Individual tickets to the 2009-10 Metropolitan Opera Live in HD season are available online Tuesday, September 8. Reserved seating. Individual tickets $22 adults, $20 seniors, $15 children/students.

Posted On: 08-03-2009 10:08 AM

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