Higgins School of Humanities

Events Calendar

September 2016

Geller Jazz Nightclub Dave Stryker Band featuring vocalist Carolyn Leonhart
Wednesday, 9/21/2016 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Clark University, The Grind, Higgins University Center, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA - Free and open to the Public
Celebrated jazz guitarist Dave Stryker will be joined on the bandstand by Steve Slagle (alto saxophone), Jared Gold (organ), Freddie Hendrix (trumpet), Willie Jones lll (drums) and special guest Carolyn Leonhart (vocals) for an evening of all-star deeply grooved, soulful music, sweetened with an ice cream sundae bar. This performance is made possible through the generous support of the estate of Selma B. Geller

Whether youve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, you know why the Village Voice calls him one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years and Pat Metheny describes him ...one of the most joyous feels around. Carolyn Leonhart has performed as a backing vocalist for Steely Dan, and toured as an opening act for Al Jarreau.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Worcester Chamber Music Society Presents: Into the Abyss: Pre-concert talk with Rohan Gregory, 7:00 PM
Thursday, 9/29/2016 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall - Free and open to the Public
Pre-concert talk with Rohan Gregory, 7:00 PM

Olivier Messiaen composed his Quartet for the End of Time while incarcerated in a Nazi detention camp. This piece is deeply imbued, not with the anger which those outside felt towards these camps, but with a profound sense of spiritual escape. Combined with the stark and evocative Copland Piano Quartet, the bold and rhythmic And Life Like Froth Doth Throb for Viola and Cello by Eric Moe, and the exuberance of Schulhoffs Flute Sonata, this program is a tour de force of great Twentieth Century musical vision.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

October 2016

Lhistoire du Soldat or "A Soldiers Tale"
Friday, 10/14/2016 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Atwood Hall, Daniel's Theater - Free and open to the Public
Starting in 1995 Dan Butterworth has performed Stravinskys Soldiers Tale with various orchestras. All the characters had to be created both as marionettes and as shadow puppets. A lit, magic violin that travels out into the audience, masks, castles, carriages, inventive imagery, and exhilarating dance numbers make this production highly entertaining.

Igor Stravinsky was a refugee living in Switzerland when he composed LHistoire du Soldat. Not only had he seen many close friends and relations killed by the First World War, but the Russian Revolution of 1917 had deprived him of his income. As he gathered with his fellow countrymen he found himself deeply affected by the abyss of war and the dislocation that appeared all around him.

In our collaborative rendition of LHistoire du Soldat you will see a mixture of humans in costume, shadow and light puppets, as well as wooden, hand-carved Marionettes.

The narrator takes on the many voices as our soldier weaves his way through his ordeals. The musicians will masterfully take us all back to the world of Europe in the year 1918 when many a soldier saw his choices in just as stark terms as our soldier.


Sponsored by: New England Foundation for the Arts
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

November 2016

Solo Bach Recital Violin/Viola J.S. Bach: The Complete Solo String Works, Part 10
Thursday, 11/17/2016 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Dana Commons, Fishbowl, second floor - Free and open to the Public
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.

Clark University Sinfonia
Saturday, 11/19/2016 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall - Free and open to the Public
Peter Sulski, Director
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

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