Quick Center Starts New 2022 Season - Live and Virtual

Quick Center Starts New 2022 Season - Live and Virtual

Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts announces an exciting spring 2022 schedule of 21 live performances and more than 40 livestreamed events.

Media Contact: Robby Piazzaroli, rpiazzaroli@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 x2597

Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is thrilled to welcome the public back to campus for a spring 2022 season of live performances, lectures, screenings, and more.

The new season kicks off with a buzz and a bang on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. when Quick Center favorite, the John Pizzarelli Big Band, takes the stage for a gala musical bash. A robust and diverse schedule follows with 20+ live and 40+ virtual programs. High-profile artists include rock star organist Cameron Carpenter; world-class performances feature Circa, Ballet Folklórico de México, and the Russian National Ballet; thought leaders include Isabel Wilkerson, Michael Eric Dyson, John McWhorter, and David Brooks.

With disciplines of art, music, dance, theater, and literature represented, there is truly a way for everyone to return home to the Quick in 2022, and relive the joy of sharing creative and intellectual experiences.

“We are so excited to welcome everyone back in person to the Quick,” said Executive Director Peter Van Heerden. “And now we have offerings both live and virtual, making our season even more robust and engaging than ever before.”

As part of the Quick’s campaign to return to in-person programming, “Let the Real Show Begin – Your Seat is Waiting,” the Quick is offering the best ticket prices in town to make all events accessible. Live performances and lecture tickets are only $30, or $15 for Quick Members. 

In addition to the opening gala with guitarist Pizzarelli, highlights of the live and in-person season, include, but are not limited to: 

The acclaimed Open VISIONS Forum returns to the Kelley Theatre stage with thought-provoking speakers including the Women and Leadership Series presented with Bank of America, featuring acclaimed author Isabel Wilkerson (April 28), and a partnership with the Common Ground Series presented by the College of Arts & Sciences, which will feature Michael Eric Dyson, PhD, and John H. McWhorter, PhD, (March 8) in a head-to-head conversation around “Race, Liberty & Justice: Diverging Perspectives With Eyes on the Prize,” and commentator and author David Brooks (March 23).

In addition to the robust live and in-person performances and lectures, the Quick will continue to present programs on the virtual platform, The Quick Live, to engage with the community in live programs that encourage conversations between presenter and audience. Many of the virtual programs are free of charge, including all six new Open MINDS Institute seminars and the new Literary Salons presented in partnership with Meryl Moss Media, the Inspired Writers Series, programs with the Fairfield University Art Museum, and fascinating lectures from the Frederickson Family Innovation Lab.

Live performances, lectures, The Met: Live in HD, and National Theatre Live screenings will go on sale to the general public on Monday, December 13 with advanced sales options available to Quick Members starting November 29. 

Find details about dozens more live and virtual performances and lectures to which to look forward to on the Quick Center’s website at quickcenter.com including information on how to become a Quick Member.


Posted On: November 16, 2021

Volume: 53 Number: 36

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