BGSU Lively Arts Calendar, Feb. 17-March 3, 2010

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.

Feb. 25—The Bowling Green State University Student Jazz Combos will be in concert at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free.

Feb. 26—The music of Michael Jackson will be featured in Bowling Green State University’s 22nd annual dinner theatre, held in honor of Black History Month. The 8 p.m. performance will be held in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Tickets to “Michael Jackson: The One and Only!” are $12.50, on sale at the Union information desk or by calling the Office of Multicultural Affairs, 419-372-2642.

Feb. 26—The Bowling Green Opera Theater Forum will be held at 7:15 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center, immediately before the performance of Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love.” The forum is free.

Feb. 26—The Bowling Green Opera Theater will present Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love” at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are $13 and $10, respectively, the day of the performance. To reserve seats, call the center box office at 1-800-589-2224 or 419-372-8171.

Feb. 27— Bowling Green State University’s 22nd annual dinner theatre, held in honor of Black History Month, will feature the music of Michael Jackson. The dinner buffet begins at 6 p.m., followed by “Michael Jackson: The One and Only!” at 7 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Advance tickets to are $25, on sale at the Union information desk or by calling the Office of Multicultural Affairs, 419-372-2642. There will be no tickets sold at the door.

Feb. 28— The Bowling Green Opera Theater Forum will be held at 2:15 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center, immediately before the performance of Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love.” The forum is free.

Feb. 28— The Bowling Green Opera Theater will present Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love” at 3 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are $13 and $10, respectively, the day of the performance. To reserve seats, call the center box office at 1-800-589-2224 or 419-372-8171.

March 1—Works by doctor of musical arts students at Bowling Green State University will be showcased at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free.

March 2—“Music from Bowling Green at the Manor House” will feature the winners of Bowling Green State University’s Chamber Music Competition, 7:30 p.m. at Toledo’s Wildwood Metropark. Free.

March 2—Work by Bowling Green State University film students will be showcased in “Cine-Posium,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall. The evening will feature screenings of short films and other material created in production courses, along with discussion. Free.

March 3—Bowling Green State University’s Festival Forum, designed to inform audiences about the performance they are about to see, will be held at 7:15 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center, preceding the 8 p.m. show by Chanticleer. The forum in free.

March 3—Chanticleer, one of the world’s preeminent vocal ensembles, will perform at 8 p.m. in Bowling Green State University’s Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Back by popular demand, the 12-member, all-male group will give the final performance in this year’s Festival Series, with a program ranging from Renaissance to new music. Tickets to the BGSU performance are $36, $28 and $20 for adults and $29, $22 and $15 for students. For ticket information, call the box office weekdays from noon-6 p.m. at 1-800-589-2224 or 419-372-8171.

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(Posted February 15, 2010 )