Visual and Performing Arts

Ancient Cliff Paintings

September 2014

Geller Jazz Nightclub: Sharel Cassity Sextet
Wednesday, 9/17/2014 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
Higgins University Center, The Grind - Free and Open to the Public
Rising star saxophonist, composer and bandleader Sharel Cassity is quickly making waves on the New York and international jazz scenes with her sophisticated and soulful style of playing. She has two albums out  and a third on the way  as a leader, and has appeared at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Blue Note Jazz Club, the Iridium, the Newport Jazz Festival and Dizzys Club Coca Cola. Besides performing with her own band, Sharel is currently a sideman with some of the most renowned jazz artists today including Jimmy Heath, Nicholas Payton, Joe Chambers, Orrin Evans, the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars, Darcy James Argue and Diva. So, join us for an evening of exciting jazz, sweetened with an ice cream sundae bar!

PERFORMANCE IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF
THE ESTATE OF SELMA B. GELLER.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Clark 20 | 21  new chamber music & CD Release Party Clarks ensemble devoted to contemporary & electronic music
Friday, 9/26/2014 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall - Free and Open to the Public
Were Clarks ensemble devoted to contemporary & electronic music, presenting an evening of new chamber music featuring works by Aylward, Jaskot, Kodaly & Malsky. Performances by Peter Sulski (violin/viola), Ariana Falk (cello) & Matt Jaskot (piano). And join us for a reception immediately following the concert to celebrate the release of Matt Malskys new CD, Geographies & Geometries, on PARMA Recordings.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

October 2014

Sima Kustanovich with Julian Milkis
Sunday, 10/5/2014 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall
Sima Kustanovich with Julian Milkis, clarinet

Clark's Distinguished Artist and Director of the Chamber Music Ensembles, pianist Sima Kustanovich, is joined by clarinetist extraordinaire Julian Milkis. Program to include works by Bach, Caccini, Kancheli, Hyman & Piazzola.

For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu or call 508-793-7356.

Mine Gallery Reception
Wednesday, 10/8/2014 - Friday, 11/21/2014 4:30 PM-8:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Schiltkamp Gallery
The Schiltkamp Gallery is pleased to present Mine, an exhibition of drawing, painting and sculpture deconstructing the architecture of Elmina Castle, the fortified structure where enslaved Africans were held before transport into the Middle Passage and slavery in the Americas. Artist Torkwase Dyson brings her work to Clark University’s Schiltkamp Gallery, opening on Wednesday, October 8 at 4:30. Ms. Dyson will also present a talk entitled Sight on Site about the built and natural environments, re-imagining the historical site of Elmina Castle and the rupturing of geographic belonging. The talk will be presented on Thursday, October 9 at noon in Razzo Hall.

Torkwase Dyson received her MFA from Yale University in painting/printmaking. Her work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art, the Corcoran College of Art and Design, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Dyson has been awarded the Nancy Graves Grant for Visual Artists, Spelman College Art Fellowship, Brooklyn Arts Council grant, Yale University Barry Cohen Scholarship, the Yale University Paul Harper Residency at Vermont Studio Center Prize, Culture Push Fellowship for Utopian Practices, FSP/Jerome and Yaddo Fellowships.

This exhibition is curated by Toby Sisson, Assistant Professor of Studio Art and Director of the Schiltkamp Gallery in the Visual and Performing Arts Department. The Higgins School of Humanities, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the History Department have provided generous support for the exhibition.

Exhibition runs from Wednesday, October 8 through Friday, November 21, 2014.

Opening reception on Wednesday, October 8 @ 4:30pm, Schiltkamp Gallery, Traina Center for the Arts

Artist Talk on Thursday, October 9 @ noon, Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Sight on Site Artist Talk
Thursday, 10/9/2014 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall
The Schiltkamp Gallery is pleased to present Mine, an exhibition of drawing, painting and sculpture deconstructing the architecture of Elmina Castle, the fortified structure where enslaved Africans were held before transport into the Middle Passage and slavery in the Americas. Artist Torkwase Dyson brings her work to Clark University’s Schiltkamp Gallery, opening on Wednesday, October 8 at 4:30. Ms. Dyson will also present a talk entitled Sight on Site about the built and natural environments, re-imagining the historical site of Elmina Castle and the rupturing of geographic belonging. The talk will be presented on Thursday, October 9 at noon in Razzo Hall.

Torkwase Dyson received her MFA from Yale University in painting/printmaking. Her work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art, the Corcoran College of Art and Design, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Dyson has been awarded the Nancy Graves Grant for Visual Artists, Spelman College Art Fellowship, Brooklyn Arts Council grant, Yale University Barry Cohen Scholarship, the Yale University Paul Harper Residency at Vermont Studio Center Prize, Culture Push Fellowship for Utopian Practices, FSP/Jerome and Yaddo Fellowships.

This exhibition is curated by Toby Sisson, Assistant Professor of Studio Art and Director of the Schiltkamp Gallery in the Visual and Performing Arts Department. The Higgins School of Humanities, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the History Department have provided generous support for the exhibition.

Exhibition runs from Wednesday, October 8 through Friday, November 21, 2014.

Opening reception on Wednesday, October 8 @ 4:30pm, Schiltkamp Gallery, Traina Center for the Arts

Artist Talk on Thursday, October 9 @ noon, Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Klemperer Trio Concert
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall
Formed in 1980, The Klemperer Trio has performed to critical acclaim in the United States and Europe. The trio consists of Erika Klemperer, violin; Ronald Crutcher, violoncello; and Gordon Back, piano. They are a chamber ensemble of exceptional musicianship, with a repertoire spanning musical styles from classical to contemporary. Music by Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, Haydn & Arensky.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu or call 508-793-7356.

November 2014

Elizabeth Keusch (soprano) with Eric Culver (accompanist) Vocal Recital
Thursday, 11/6/2014 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall
American soprano Elizabeth Keusch is rapidly emerging as an artist to watch! Her voice displays agility, sensitive volume control, and ravishingly beautiful tone. She has performed in music venues across the country, most recently in Disney Hall with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Equally at home with opera through contemporary music, Keusch will perform songs from the Romantic era, accompanied by pianist Eric Culver. The duo will perform a recital of art song featuring works of Monteverdi, Schumann, Debussy and Rachmaninoff.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu or call 508-793-7356.

Peter Sulski, Solo Bach Recital Violin/Viola J.S. Bach: The Complete Solo String Works, Part Seven
Friday, 11/7/2014 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
John and Kay Bassett Admissions Center
Peter Sulski was a member of the London Symphony Orchestra for seven years. While in England he served on the faculty of the Royal College of Music and Trinity College of Music and Drama. He is currently on the faculty as teacher of violin/viola/chamber music at Clark University and College of the Holy Cross.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu or call 508-793-7356.

Duo Orfeo  Guitar Nouveau Cocert
Saturday, 11/8/2014 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall
Playing a rare and eclectic repertoire on electric guitars, Jamie Balmer and Joseph Ricker as Duo Orfeo are emerging as one of the most distinctive voices in the classical music world. "Guitar Nouveau," reflects their "new" approach to the guitar: using electric guitars to play classical music, bringing the sound of an instrument usually connected with rock, pop, or jazz to classical music, bringing a classical sensibility to the electric guitar. The program features their arrangements of music by William Byrd, JS Bach, Frederyck Chopin, Gabriel Faure, Arvo Part and others as well as new music written for and by them.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu or call 508-793-7356.

Clark Universitys Sinfonia Concert
Saturday, 11/22/2014 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall
Peter Sulski, Direcor/Violin
Clark University's Sinfonia will present a dynamic program for string orchestra.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu or call 508-793-7356.

Clark University's Student Recital
Sunday, 11/23/2014 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall
Showcasing Clarks student musicians with an afternoon of concertos, sonatas, chamber works and jazz standards.
Sima Kustanovich, accompanist

For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu or call 508-793-7356.

December 2014

Clark Universitys Student Chamber Ensembles
Thursday, 12/4/2014 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Dana Commons, LEEP Center, 2nd Floor
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu or call 508-793-7356.

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