BGSU Lively Arts Calendar, Feb. 10-24, 2010

Feb. 10—Bowling Green State University’s annual Undergraduate Art and Design Exhibition of juried student work in all media continues in the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman galleries of the Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The free exhibit will remain on display through March 7.

Feb. 10—
The BGSU Faculty Artist Series continues with soprano Ann Corrigan, mezzo-soprano Tina Bunce and pianist Kevin Bylsma at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The program will include works by Samuel Adler, Antonin Dvorak and Ned Rorem. Free and open to the public.

Feb. 11—BGSU’s International Film Series continues with “Qian li zou dan qi (Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles).” The 2005 film is China’s famed director Zhang Yimou’s homage to his childhood idol and iconic yakuza star Ken Takakura. Screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall. Free.

Feb. 13—BGSU’s College of Musical Arts presents Bratsche Bash! (High School Viola Day) in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Violinist Diane Anderson and violist Reed Anderson from the Toledo Symphony will be the featured guest artists. High school and collegiate violists are encouraged to attend. The registration fee for participants is $15, which includes lunch. For more information, contact Dr. Megan Fergusson at 419-372-2428 or email fergusm@bgsu.edu.

Feb. 13—The Young People’s Concerts at BGSU’s College of Musical Arts continue with LEVAS (Lift Every Voice and Sing) at 11 a.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Children and families are invited to sing along with BGSU’s student group LEVAS, celebrating the musical achievements of African Americans. The program is recommended for children age 5 and older. Tickets, $2 for adults and $1 for children, will be available at the door 30 minutes before the performance.

Feb. 14—The BGSU Faculty Artist Series continues with an all-baroque chamber music concert at 3 p.m. in the Great Gallery of the Toledo Museum of Art. Free.

Feb.16—“Music from Bowling Green at the Manor House” will feature piano students from the studio of Laura Melton at 7:30 p.m. in Toledo’s Wildwood Metropark. Free. 

Feb. 16—From the director of “Sabrina” and “Some Like It Hot” comes “One, Two, Three.” In this 1961 film by Billy Wilder, James Cagney stars as the manager of Coca-Cola’s branch in Berlin trying desperately to keep the antics of his boss’s daughter, who has eloped with a Communist, under wraps. The madcap comedy serves up commentary on capitalization, Americanization and culture clash. Part of Bowling Green State University’s “Tuesdays at the Gish” series, the free screening is at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall.

Feb. 17—The BGSU Faculty Artist Series continues with cellist Alan Smith and pianist Thomas Rosenkranz at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The all-Chopin program celebrates the bicentennial of the composer’s birth and will feature preludes, etudes, mazurkas and nocturnes, as well as the “Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 65.” Free.

Feb. 18—
BGSU’s Thursday Night International Film Series continues with “Sturm (Storm),” a 2009 film by director Hans-Christian Schmid. In this drama centering on the trial of a former commander of the Yugoslav National Army accused in the deaths of Bosnian-Muslim civilians, the prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague must persevere despite the suicide of a key witness. The free screening is at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall.

Feb. 18—The Bowling Green State University Brass Choir will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Feb. 18—BGSU master of fine arts students Melissa Shaner and Jessica Vozel will give a free reading of their poetry and fiction, respectively, at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel on the BGSU campus.

Feb. 19—A free master class will be given at Bowling Green State University by violinist Clara Cernat and pianist Thierry Hillet. The class begins at 2:30 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Both guest artists are on the faculty at the National Conservatory of Music in Toulouse, France.

Feb. 21—The fourth annual Bowling Green Chamber Music Competition finals will begin at 3 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free.

Feb. 22—Award-winning actress Adilah Barnes presents “I Am That I Am: Woman, Black,” as part of Bowling Green State University’s celebration of Black History Month. In her jubilant one-woman show, Barnes explores the lives of seven African-American women, including Zora Neale Hurston, Sojourner Truth and Maya Angelou, who have made lasting contributions in the fields of human rights, education, the arts, politics and more. Her performance is at 7 p.m. in 101 Olscamp Hall. Free.

Feb. 23—Bassoon students from the studio of Bowling Green State University faculty member Nathaniel Zeisler will perform in the next “Bowling Green at the Manor House” event at Toledo’s Wildwood Metropark. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 23—Americans’ love affair with beer is the topic of documentary filmmaker Anat Baron’s  “Beer Wars.” Part of Bowling Green State University’s “Tuesdays at the Gish” series, the 2009 film takes a look at the often bitter competition between corporate and craft brewers for consumers. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall. Free.

Feb. 24—Bowling Green State University’s Faculty Artist Series continues with pianist Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free.

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(Posted February 08, 2010 )