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Culture blooms across campus in April

Thursday, March 31, 2016

 

MANHATTAN — April is a month for dance, art, drama, music and more at Kansas State University. The following events, most free and open to the public unless otherwise noted, are offered by the McCain Performance Series, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

• A variety of dance styles and original choreography are featured in SpringDance 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2,  in McCain Auditorium. Tickets are $10-15, plus taxes and fees, and are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain/tickets/ or by calling 785-532-6428.

• A program by students in the voice studios of Janie Brokenicky and Cheryl Richt, instructors of voice, will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 3, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• The tuba studio of Steven Maxwell, associate professor of music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, in All Faiths Chapel.

• "Minidoka on My Mind: Paintings and Prints by Roger Shimomura" will be on display April 5-July 17 at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.

• "Behind the Glass Eye: Photographs by Toyo Miyatake" will be on display April 5-July 31 at the Beach Museum of Art.

• ARTSmart classes focusing on the exhibition "Behind the Glass Eye: Photographs by Toyo Miyatake" will be offered April 5-8 at the Beach Museum of Art. The classes, which include gallery discussion, activities and an art project allowing participants to explore media and techniques, are for preschool children ages 3-5, with a special section for toddlers and 2-year-olds as well as homeschooled children. Cost is $3 per child; $1.50 for Friends of the Beach Museum of Art members.

• "An Evening With Branford Marsalis," a McCain Performance Series presentation, will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in McCain Auditorium. The show features Marsalis, the three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain/tickets/ or by calling 785-532-6428.

• Jos Milton, tenor, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The K-State theatre program presents "The Shape of Things," a modern-day retelling of the fall of man, at 7:30 p.m. April 7-9 in West Stadium's Purple Masque Theatre. Tickets are $5-$8 and are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain/tickets/ or by calling 785-532-6428.

• The bassoon studio of Susan Maxwell, instructor of music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in All Faiths Chapel.

• "Accoustic Africa" with Habib Koite and Vusi Mahlesela, an evening celebrating the richness of African traditions through music and song, will be presented as part of the McCain Performance Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, in McCain Auditorium. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain/tickets/ or by calling 785-532-6428.

• "You People, Mistrust of the Other," a panel discussion inspired by the Beach Museum exhibitions "Behind the Glass Eye" and "Minidoka on My Mind," will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building. Join a panel of scholars and artists for an informed discussion of the lessons we can learn from history, and participate in a dialogue about racial profiling and stereotyping, then and now. Panelists include Roger Shimomura, artist and University of Kansas professor emeritus; Steven Dandaneau, vice provost for undergraduate studies, Kansas State University; and Hirokazu Kosaka, guest curator of "Behind the Glass Eye." Moderator is Zelia Wiley, interim associate provost for diversity, Kansas State University.


• The horn studio of Jacqueline Fassler-Kerstetter, associate professor of music, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• The Trumpet Ensemble Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, in All Faiths Chapel.

• An open house for the Week of the Young Child, sponsored by Head Start and College Hill Preschool, will be 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Beach Museum of Art.

• Michael Lowenstein, bass clarinet, will present a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Sticks and Strings will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• The Tap Dance Ensemble Showcase will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in West Stadium's Purple Masque Theatre.

• The Tony Award-winning musical "Ragtime," a McCain Performance Series presentation, will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in McCain Auditorium. The turn-of-the century classic features the stories of an upper-class wife, determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain/tickets/ or by calling 785-532-6428.

• A concert of chamber music will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in All Faiths Chapel.

• "Saxophone Expressions: An Exploration of Musical Turmoil" will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the Beach Museum of Art's Pelton Gallery. The performance features K-State's Anna Marie Wytko, associate professor of saxophone, with K-State undergraduate and graduate music students. It is in conjunction with the "Minidoka on My Mind" and "Behind the Glass Eye" exhibitions.

• The Honors Recital will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Gallery activities and art projects featuring spring exhibitions will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 16, at the Beach Museum of Art. The events are part of the All-University Open House.

• The McCain Performance Series presents Sharon Isbin, guitar, and Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano, for an evening of Spanish music with guitar and voice, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in McCain Auditorium. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain/tickets/ or by calling 785-532-6428.

• Patricia Thompson, mezzo-soprano and associate professor of voice, will present at concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, in All Faiths Chapel.

• A program of Indian classical music, including Parampara, tabla, sitar and sarod, will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The K-State Orchestra, conducted by David Littrell, university distinguished professor of music, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in McCain Auditorium.

• The K-State Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in McCain Auditorium.

• The Hip-Hop Dance Workshop by professional dancer Katie Oliver, New York, will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the Beach Museum of Art's Pelton Gallery. Cost is $5, and registration in advance is required by calling 785-532-7718. Attendees have the option to participate in a post-workshop photo shoot inspired by the photographs of Toyo Miyatake.

• The Bassoon Ensemble, Clarinet Choir and Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble recital will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Shakespeare's classic "As You Like It" will be presented by the K-State theatre program at 7:30 p.m. April 21-23 and 28-30 and at 2 p.m. May 1 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall. Tickets are $10-$15 and can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain/tickets/ or by calling 785-532-6428.

• The Percussion Studio Recital will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• Collegium Musicum will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Veronique Mathieu, violin, and Shokhrukh Sadikov, viola, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• The spring concert by In-A-Chord and the K-State Singers will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, in McCain Auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door.

• The piano studio of Slawomir Dobrzanski, associate professor of music, will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall on Zeandale Road.

• The Concert Choir and Women's Choir will present a Spring Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The Moscow Festival Ballet presents "Carmen" at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 24, in McCain Auditorium as part of the McCain Performance Series. This famous love story centers on the passionate and free-spirited Carmen, Don José and the bullfighter Escamillo. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain/tickets/ or by calling 785-532-6428.

• Maria Kanyova, voice, and Mark Thompson, piano, will present a guest artists recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The Faculty Brass Chamber Music program will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Bryan Pinkall, tenor and assistant professor of voice, will present a faculty artist concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The K-State Big Bands Jazz Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in McCain Auditorium.

• The Global Food Systems Research Science Communication Symposium will be from 2-6 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Beach Museum of Art. All events are open to the public. Presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral research team members will start at 2 p.m., and National Geographic photo-essayist, Jim Richardson, will deliver a keynote talk at 4:30 p.m. on the Origins of Agriculture. Richardson's photographs are currently on display in the Beach Museum exhibition "Beneath the Prairie Sky."


• The K-State Jazz Combos Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the Little Theatre at the K-State Student Union.

• The Flute Ensemble and Trombone Ensemble Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The voice studio of Bryan Pinkall, assistant professor of voice, will present at recital at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

Sources

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

Nora Lewis
785-532-5740
lewisn@k-state.edu


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

Abigail Howard
785-532-7718
howarda@k-state.edu

Website

McCain Performance Series
School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Beach Museum of Art

Written by

Malorie Wagner
785-532-2535
media@k-state.edu

Beth Bohn
785-532-1544
bbohn@k-state.edu

At a glance

April brings music, drama, dance, art and more to campus.