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April blooms with music, art, drama and more at Kansas State University

Thursday, April 30, 2017

 

MANHATTAN — April is a time to celebrate Earth Day and see student and faculty musical, theatrical and dance performances at Kansas State University.

The following events, sponsored by the McCain Performance Series, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Artand School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, are all free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

• Enjoy gallery activities and art projects based on spring exhibitions at the Beach Museum of Art as part of the All-University Open House on Saturday, April 1. The museum's activities will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• "Spring Dance '17," featuring K-State dance faculty's choreography performed by students, will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in McCain Auditorium. Tickets are available at k-state.edu/mtd/tickets or by calling 785-236-8638.

• Jackie Kerstetter, associate professor of horn, will present Part 1 of her Horn Studio Recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall, while Part 2 will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, also in Kirmser Hall.

• Mnozil Brass, an Austrian brass septet, performs at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2, in McCain Auditorium as part of the McCain Performance Series. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• J.S. Bach's "Goldberg Variations" will be performed by 30 pianists, including community members and K-State students and faculty, at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Guest performer Sarah Holman, mezzo-soprano, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Homeschool Tuesday is 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Beach Museum of Art. The theme will be "A Life of a Veterinarian." Homeschool families are invited to participate, with sessions for early elementary and upper elementary offered. Cost is $3 per child, $1.50 for military families. Reservations are required. Call 785-532-7718 or email klwalk@k-state.edu for reservations. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you need to cancel your reservation let the museum know for its waiting list.

• St. Louis-based artist Damon Davis will discuss his All Hands on Deck project and screen excerpts from his documentary film "Whose Streets?" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in 101 Thompson Hall. All Hands on Deck was created through the Black Lives Matter movement and demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, after the police shooting of Michael Brown. Davis' presentation is organized by the Beach Museum of Art in partnership with the Black Student Union and co-sponsored by the art department. The event is funded in part by the Student Governing Association's fine arts fee; K-State Libraries' Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies; and American ethnic studies department.

• K-State's Janie Brokenicky and Cheryl Richt, instructors of voice, will present vocal studio recitals at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• The Konza Wind Quintet will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in All Faiths Chapel.

• A blind date turns into a woman's loss of control in the K-State Theatre production of "Boy Gets Girl" at 7:30 p.m. April 6-8 and at 2:30 p.m. April 9 in West Stadium's Purple Masque Theatre. Tickets are available at k-state.edu/mtd/tickets or by calling 785-236-8638.

• Jason Scuilla, the 2017 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art gift print artist and associate professor of art at K-State, will give an artist talk about his work and innovative printmaking technique at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Beach Museum of Art. A reception will follow.

• Aquila Theatre and members of The Warrior Chorus, a national program that trains American combat veterans to the highest levels of the arts and humanities, combine forces to offer "The Trojan War: Our Warrior Chorus," where classic myths of ancient Greece and Rome are set against the compelling narratives of modern war. The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, in McCain Auditorium as part of the McCain Performance Series. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• The K-State music program's Honors Recital will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Slow Art Day will be the Beach Museum of Art's Second Saturday Selection program on April 8. Join Kathrine Schlageck, the museum's senior art educator, at 1 or 2:30 p.m. for engaging conversation about selections from the permanent collection or current exhibitions at the museum.

Guest artist Nikodem Wojciechowski presents a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Henry Law, a Manhattan Municipal Band member, will present a trombone recital at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• Studio students of Anna Marie Wytko, associate professor of saxophone, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 10, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Tod Kerstetter, professor of clarinet; Steven Maxwell, associate professor of tuba/euphonium; and Susan Maxwell, instructor of bassoon, will direct the Clarinet Ensemble, the Tuba/Euphonium Ensembles and the Bassoon Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Keli Rylance, head of the Morse department of special collections at K-State Libraries, will present "Anthrax & Abattoirs: The Archive of Colonel Frank Caldwell Hershberger" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Beach Museum of Art. The presentation looks at the archived collection of Hershberger's travels, horsemanship and service in two world wars.

• Guest artist Oystien Bandsvik performs on tuba at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The K-State Trumpet Ensemble will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, in All Faiths Chapel.

• K-State's Patricia Thompson, associate professor of voice and mezzo-soprano, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The K-State Orchestra Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in McCain Auditorium.

• The K-State Percussion Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The General Student Recital for April will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 20, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Collegium Musicum will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in All Faiths Chapel.

• K-State Theater brings fear and paranoia to stage in "Unity (1918)" at 7:30 p.m. April 20-22 and 27-29 and at 2:30 p.m. April 30 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall. Tickets are available at k-state.edu/mtd/tickets or by calling 785-236-8638.

• Earth Day will be celebrated in The Meadow, which is by the Beach Museum of Art, from 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Reservations are not required, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

• Percussion studio performances, directed by Kurt Gartner, professor of percussion, will be at 5:45 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• The Flute Ensemble, directed by Karen Large, assistant professor of flute, and the Trombone Ensemble, directed by Paul Hunt, professor of trombone, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Get ready to swing with the K-State Big Bands at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the Main Ballroom of the K-State Student Union.

• K-State Jazz Combos will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the Main Ballroom of the K-State Student Union.

• A reading and discussion of "Primitive: The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin" will be presented by author Janice N. Harrington at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Beach Museum of Art.

• The whole family is invited to the Week of the Young Child Open House from 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Beach Museum of Art. Gallery activities and art projects will be available.

• On Sunday, April 30, the K-State Wind Symphony and the K-State Wind Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. and the K-State Concert Band and University Band will perform at 7:30 p.m., all in All Faiths Chapel.



Sources

Theresa Breymeyer
785-532-3800
mus@k-state.edu

Cindy Friedrich
785-532-1126
cindyle@k-state.edu

Todd Holmberg
785-532-6425
trholm@k-state.edu

Jui Mhatre
785-532-7718
jmhatre@k-state.edu

Websites

McCain Performance Series

Beach Museum of Art

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Written by

Sarah Keegan
785-532-2535
media@k-state.edu