Higgins School of Humanities

Events Calendar

February 2018

Skewed Acuity: The Departure Duo
Friday, 2/23/2018 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall - Free and Open to the Public
Departure is a Boston-based soprano and double bass duo comprised of Nina Guo and Edward Kass. Committed to expanding the repertoire for this high-low combination, Departure commissions new works and researches pre-existing pieces. The duo's long term goal, 30 by '30, is to have 30 hours of repertoire by 2030. Nina and Eddie are particularly interested in how extended technique and theatricality can expand the range of expression for both players and engage audiences. A Departure concert showcases the variety and dialogues within the soprano/double bass universe. By celebrating the diversity found within this small (but growing!) corner of music, Nina and Eddie aim to counter new music's notoriety and promote accessibility for all audiences.
Our program featured pieces whose texts play on the idea of perception. From the pithy musings of 18th century eccentrics (yes, a pair of them!) to Jose Angel Valente's dark visions, all words highlight differences in what reality is and can be. We find ourselves less interested in the subject matter and more fascinated by what it reveals about the author.


For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

March 2018

FEAR
Monday, 3/12/2018 - Thursday, 4/12/2018
Schiltkamp Gallery - Free and Open to the Public
A juried group show conceived, organized, and curated by students in ARTS 296, Gallery Culture & Practice.

Gallery talks: 3/22, 4:14-5:00, Schiltkamp Gallery / Traina Center for the Arts
Opening reception: 5-6:00
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Far Away
Wednesday, 3/21/2018 - Sunday, 3/25/2018 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Little Center, Michelson Theatre - Free with a college ID, $5 general admission
This hour long futuristic nightmare envisions a world where the promise of violence broods and nothing is to be trusted. Written by the celebrated author of Top Girls and Cloud Nine, this innovative work consists of three brief scenes. In the first, a young girl spending her first night in her new guardian's house witnesses a bloody slaughter. Next, the girl, now grown, is spending her first day working in a hat factory. There, she and a young man concoct funny and elaborate hats that are to be worn for a horrific purpose. In the final scene, the boy and girl, now wed, are seeking refuge from a global conflict even the animals are on one side or another.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Whose Streets?
Thursday, 3/22/2018 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall - Free and Open to the Public
Whose Streets? (2017)
Directed by Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis
March 22, 2017 at 7pm
includes Q+A with Damon Davis

An account of the Ferguson uprising as told by the people who lived it. The filmmakers look at how the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.

http://www.magpictures.com/whosestreets/share/

For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Night Musings: Songs on Sleep and Dreams
Saturday, 3/24/2018 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall - Free and Open to the Public
Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano
Donald Berman, piano
Music by Dowland, Berlioz, Brahms, Britten, Debussy, Harbison, Wheeler, and more featuring Soliloquies for an Insomniac by Martin Boykan

Free and open to the public
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu or call 508-793-7356.

Clark University Concert Choir
Sunday, 3/25/2018 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall - Free and Open to the Public
Directed by Dan Ryan.

This concert #ChallengeConvention is all unconventional choral repertoire. The a cappella program uses vocal percussion, break dancing, water glasses, African rhythms, Irish diddies, and so much more to explore the creative reaches choral music, and of course, celebrate brunch. 
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Rebelling Against Empire: Star Wars and the Ubiquity of Resistance Lecture
Monday, 3/26/2018 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall - Free and Open to the Public
Todd McGowan, Associate Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Vermont, will speak on "Rebelling Against Empire: Star Wars and the Ubiquity of Resistance"
at 7PM, Monday, March 26 in Razzo Hall. Audience Q&A to follow.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

April 2018

Geller Jazz Concert 2018 Double: A Two Bass Hit Featuring Christian McBride & the New Jawn Quartet + Linda Oh Quartet
Wednesday, 4/4/2018 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall - General Admission - $25 With a Clark ID - $10 See Link Below
Our Spring 2018 edition of the Geller Jazz Concert brings to campus two extraordinary bass players: Christian MacBride & Linda Oh.
 
Five-time GRAMMY®-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman. Powered by a relentless energy and a boundless love of swing, McBride’s path has described a continuous positive arc since his arrival on the scene. With a career now blazing into its third decade, the Philadelphia native has become one of the most requested, most recorded, and most respected figures in the music world today.
 
Though diminutive in stature, the bassist Linda May Han Oh makes music that is rich and lustrous, with a full, round, clean sound that sounds distinct even through the intensity of her ensemble. She has been critically acclaimed: “Oh controls the bass in such a way that I can only describe as both forceful and graceful – a contradiction of elegance and pure physical power.” An active double bassist, electric bassist and composer, Oh has performed with the musicians such as Joe Lovano, Steve Wilson, Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, Kenny Barron, Geri Allen, Fabian Almazan, and Terri Lyne Carrington. She is currently the bassist with guitarist, Pat Metheny. 
 
Selma Geller was a New York City philanthropist who died in 2007. She was deeply concerned about the lack of musical educational opportunities available to the current generation of students. Her gifts to Clark University for music scholarships and musical performances are a testament to her desire to bring the original American musical art form to the Clark community.
 
Previous featured artists in Geller Jazz Concert series and recipients of the Selma B. Geller Foundations of Jazz award include Ron Carter, Dave Liebman, Tom Harrell, Joe Lovano & Ravi Coltrane.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Clark University Sinfonia
Sunday, 4/15/2018 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall - Free and Open to the Public
directed by Peter Sulski
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

The Extremists
Wednesday, 4/18/2018 - Sunday, 4/22/2018 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Little Center, Michelson Theater - $5.00 Free with College I.D.
The Extremists by CJ Hopkins
directed by Ray Munro


Spin or fact? Theater or reality? A biting, original political satire that challenges audiences of any political affiliation, THE EXTREMISTS is a labyrinth of wordplay and mind games in which a television talk-show host and his guest, author of a book about terrorism, get lost in their own doublespeak ... or are they really double-agents, subversively reprogramming our sound-byte-saturated minds?
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Clark University Jazz Festival
Saturday, 4/21/2018 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Atwood Hall, Atwood Plaza Rain Location The Grind Higgins University Center - Free and Open to the Public
Eric Hoffbaur Director
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Studio Art Senior Thesis Exhibition
Wednesday, 4/25/2018 - Sunday, 5/20/2018 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Schiltkamp Gallery - Free and Open to the Public
Opening reception April 25th at 4PM.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Clark University Concert Band
Thursday, 4/26/2018 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
- Free and Open to the Public
Samantha McGill, Director
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Clark University Student Recital
Sunday, 4/29/2018 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall - Free and Open to the Public
This special event will showcase the achievements of Clark music students who will perform works they have studied throughout the semester. Yelena Beriyeva will accompany.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

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