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April showers art, music, dance and more across campus

Friday, March 30, 2018

 

MANHATTAN — April blooms with a variety of entertainment at Kansas State University. The following events, sponsored by the McCain Performance Series, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, 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; "Water Stories" by Lynn Benson, which runs through May 26 in the Ruth Ann Wefald Gallery; and "Here, and Now," an exhibition of work by K-State art department faculty members, which runs through May 12 in the Hyle Family and Marion Pelton galleries.

• The K-State Trumpet Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Nigerian textile artist Gasali Adeyemo will present an artist's talk at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 5, in the UMB Theater at the Beach Museum of Art. Adeyemo creates fabric using batik designs and the traditional adire technique, a resist-dyed cloth produced and worn by the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria in West Africa.

• Artist Lynn Benson will share details about making the 2018 Beach Museum of Art gift print and other recent projects at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the UMB Theater at the Beach Museum of Art. Light refreshments will be served.

• K-State Dance Day runs from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 6. The event is open to all students ages 9 and up. Information can be found at k-state.edu/dance/dance-day.html.

• Ebony Theater's First Friday will be at 6 p.m. Friday, April 6, in the Purple Masque Theatre at West Memorial Stadium.

• Celebrate the arrival of spring with K-State Dance and "SpringDance '18," a showcase of dance styles, including jazz, tap, modern, ballet and African dance. "SpringDance '18" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 6 and 7 at McCain Auditorium. Tickets are available at ksu.universitytickets.com/, with group discounts available.

• Kansas State University's All-University Open House will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 7, on the K-State campus in Manhattan; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus in Salina; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at K-State Olathe. For a full listing of events, go to k-state.edu/openhouse.

• Learn more about water through the art of Lynn Benson, the Friends of the Beach Museum of Art 2018 gift print artist, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum. The event is part of K-State's All-University Open House.

• Tao: "Drum Heart" will showcase the ancient art of Japanese drumming at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, in McCain Auditorium. Tickets for this McCain Performance Series event are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• The Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble and Bassoon Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The Sticks and Strings student recital will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• The voice studio of Bryan Pinkall, assistant professor of voice, will present the "Songs of Leonard Bernstein" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The K-State Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 at McCain Auditorium.

• The K-State Oboe Studio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in All Faiths Chapel.

• "Legalities of Being" will be presented by artist Fidencio Fifield-Perez at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Beach Museum of Art. Fifield-Perez will describe his commitment to activism through both studio practice and nontraditional art practices embedded in community life. His talk is part of the university's annual Engagement Symposium. More information is available at k-state.edu/cecd/events/symposium/.

• Guest artist Alessandra Ferris will offer a piano master class at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall. Ferris will present a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in All Faiths Chapel.

• "Inn-Dependent," an original student-written musical, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 12-14 and 2:30 p.m. April 15 in West Memorial Stadium's Purple Masque Theater. Tickets can be can be purchased online at k-state.edu/mtd/tickets or by calling 785-236-8638. Tickets may also be purchased one hour prior to the performance at the Purple Masque Theatre.

• The K-State Saxophone Studio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• The voice studio of Patricia Thompson, associate professor of voice, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The voice studio of Janie Brokenicky, instructor of voice, will perform at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• In-A-Chord will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the University Christian Church, 2800 Claflin Road, Manhattan. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door.

• The organ studio of David Pickering, associate professor of music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in All Faiths Chapel.

• "She Kills Monsters" will be presented by K-State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. April 19-21 and April 26-28, as well as 2:30 p.m. April 29, in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall. In this play written by Qui Nguyen, Agnes Evans leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's "Dungeons & Dragons" notebook, she stumbles into a LARP-ing adventure that includes homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and 90s' pop culture in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge. Tickets can be purchased online at k-state.edu/mtd/tickets or by calling 785-236-8638.

• View art by young children at the Beach Museum of Art during the Week of the Young Child Celebration, April 19-21. Join the museum at 1:30 p.m. April 21 for a free afternoon of gallery activities and art projects for the whole family. Additional inspiration will come from the National Endowment for the Humanities' "Picturing America" print set.

• Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, comes to McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20. Tickets for this McCain Performance Series event are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• Rhapsody V, with the K-State Choirs and choirs from area schools, will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Basilica of St. Fidelis, or the Cathedral of the Plains, in Victoria; 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Our Lady of Guadeloupe Cathedral in Dodge City; and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita. Tickets are available at ksu.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx?cid=186.

• K-State's Barrier Free Theater, featuring actors with and without disabilities, will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 20-21 and at 2:30 p.m. April 22 in West Memorial Stadium's Purple Masque Theatre. Tickets can be purchased online at k-state.edu/mtd/tickets or by calling 785-236-8638.

• The piano studios of Slawomir Dobrzanski, professor of music, and Agustin Muriago, instructor of music, will present a recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in McCain Auditorium.

• The K-State Woodwind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble and Wind Symphony Concert will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in McCain Auditorium.

• The Konza Wind Quintet will present a faculty artist recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The K-State Orchestra will perform its "Farwell Concert for David Littrell," university distinguished professor of music and conductor of the orchestra since 1990, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in McCain Auditorium.

• The K-State Wind Ensemble Concert with Blue Valley Northwest High School will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in McCain Auditorium.

• "An evening with David Sedaris" will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in McCain Auditorium. Sedaris, one of America's preeminent humor writers, is the author of a long list of best-selling books, including "Barrel Fever," "Holidays on Ice" and "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls." Tickets for this McCain Performance Series event are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• The Concert Band and University Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Spring concerts by the K-State Collegiate Chorale, Collegium and Women's Choir will start at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The K-State music program's Honors Recital and Competition will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in All Faiths Chapel.

• With three decades of recordings and 23 albums in his distinguished career, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G comes to McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Tickets for this McCain Performance Series event are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• The K-State Faculty Brass Quintet will present a faculty artist recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, in All Faiths Chapel.

Many events listed above, as well as several more being offered at the university, are part of KSUnite, a communitywide movement to uphold the value of diversity and inclusion, k-state.edu/ksunite/events, and the K-State Living Democracy project, k-state.edu/ksunite/livingdemocracy/index.html.



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

Martha Scott
785-532-7718
marthas@k-state.edu

Julie Pentz
785-532-5411
jpentz@k-state.edu

Websites

McCain Performance Series

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

KSUnite

Written by

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