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March at K-State: Music, drama, art and more showcased on campus

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

 

MANHATTAN — Guest and artist recitals, stage versions of classic literature and a Tony-winning Broadway musical are among the many cultural events at Kansas State University during March.

Sponsored by the McCain Performance Series, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, K-State Living Democracy, KSUnite and K-State's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, most of the events following are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted:

• Spring 2018 exhibitions now available at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art include "Fronteras/Frontiers," which runs through April 12 in the Donna Lindsay Vanier Gallery, and "Water Stories" by Lynn Benson, which runs through May 26 in the Ruth Ann Wefald Gallery. Benson is the 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art gift print artist. "Here, and Now," an exhibition of work by K-State art department faculty members, opens March 15 and runs through May 12 in the Hyle Family and Marion Pelton galleries.

• The exhibition "Living Democracy in Print" continues through Friday, March 9, in the William T. Kemper Art Gallery at the K-State Student Union. The presentation is sponsored by KSUnite and the K-State Living Democracy program.

• A screening of "La Mission," a story of a father-son relationship threatened by homophobia, will be presented from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the UMB Theater at the Beach Museum of Art

• Guest artist Ben Sayevich, on violin, and faculty artist Slawomir Dobrzanski, professor of music, on piano, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The Aquila Theatre presents Shakespeare's "Hamlet" as part of the McCain Performance Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in McCain Auditorium. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• Alex Glashausser, a professor of law at Washburn University, will present the discussion "The Role of the Judicial Branch in Our Constitutional Democracy" at 1 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the Union's Wildcat Chamber. The presentation is sponsored by KSUnite and the K-State Living Democracy program.

• Ebony Theater's First Friday will be 5-6 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the lobby of the Purple Masque Theatre at West Memorial Stadium.

• The Aquila Theatre present's Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 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.

• The music program's inaugural K-State Recorder Workshop for students, music educators, recorder players and enthusiasts will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in 105 McCain Auditorium.

• "Who Are We, the People Anyway? Our American Identity and the Current Immigration Climate," a discussion with W. Michael Sharma-Crawford, an immigration attorney, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3 in the Union's Wildcat Chamber. The presentation is sponsored by KSUnite and the K-State Living Democracy program.

• Patricia Thompson, mezzo soprano and associate professor of music, will present a faculty artist recital at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, in West Stadium's Purple Masque Theatre.

• Audrey and David Pickering, associate professor of music, will present a guest and faculty artist recital on the organ at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Karen Large, associate professor of music, will present a flute recital at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in All Faiths Chapel.

• "Kansas: The Epicenter of the Battle for Voter Rights" will be presented by Micah Kubic, executive director of the ACLU of Kansas, from 1-3 p.m. Monday, March 5, in the Union's Wildcat Chamber. The presentation is sponsored by KSUnite and the K-State Living Democracy program.

• The Navy Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, in McCain Auditorium. The premier wind ensemble of the U.S Navy, the band will perform a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire. The concert is free but tickets are required. Drop by the McCain Auditorium box office or call 785-532-6428 for more information.

• Guest artists Graciella and Evangelos Spranos will perform a piano duet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The K-State Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in McCain Auditorium.

• ARTSmart Classes at the Beach Museum of Art will be March 7-10. The theme is "Focus on the Alphabet." Cost is $3 per child and $1.50 for military families each class. For more information, including class times, visit beach.k-state.edu.

• K-State's Concert Band and University Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at McCain Auditorium.

• "Telling Water’s Story: Art, Science and Narrative" will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Beach Museum of Art with Cynthia Barnett, journalist and author; Peter Dorhout, K-State vice president for research and professor of chemistry; and Lynn Benson, the 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art gift print artist. The presentation will be followed by a conversation on how the visual arts, scientific practice and journalism intersect in tackling environmental challenges.

• The K-State Tap Dance Ensemble Showcase will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Purple Masque Theatre in West Stadium. Tickets are free.

• Guest artist C. Keith Collins will perform on the baroque bassoon and curtal for a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• "Kinky Boots," winner of the Tony Award for best musical, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 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.

• LASER Special Edition: Interfacing with the Nonhuman will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the Beach Museum of Art. It is an evening of lectures, demonstrations and exhibitions on the aesthetics of interaction and communication between humans and nonhuman organisms. More information at dxmedialab.org/activities/laser

• The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet comes to McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 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.

• "Speed Dating Tonight," a comical musical/opera by Michael Ching, will be presented by K-State Theatre and Opera in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre at Nichols Hall at 7:30 p.m. March 8-10 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11.

• The voice studio of Amy Rosine, associate professor of music, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The K-State tuba and euphonium studio recital will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Don't miss the international Irish dance phenomenon "River Dance" on its 20th anniversary world tour at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at McCain Auditorium. Tickets for this McCain Performance Series presentation are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• The K-State bassoon student recital will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, All Faiths Chapel.

• The opening reception for the K-State art department faculty exhibition "Here, and Now." at the Beach Museum of Art will be 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the museum.

• Collegium Musicum presents a concert of music composed by women during the 12th-18th centuries at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 601 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan.

• The K-State Big Bands will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

• The K-State Jazz Combos will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the K-State Student Union's Ballroom.



Written by

Sarah Keegan
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