Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:00 AM to Sunday, December 9, 2012, 10:00 PM
Area Gallery, Portland
207 780 5008
Zuihitsu October 24-December 9
Smudge studio considers Portland’s shoreline in Zuihitsu, an exhibition that addresses the landscape as event—as a continuous streaming of forces, configurations, and undoings. Smudge’s landscape-based workshop with students will also be on view.
Our annual holiday show returns! The "Season of Light" program explores the astronomy and history of our holiday traditions. Was Santa Claus based on a real person?
What is the origin of the Christmas Tree?
How does Christmas relate to the Solstice festivals? What is the history behind Hannukkah?
This program also delves into the discussion about the Star of Bethlehem. If it had been a naturally occuring event, what might it have been? A supernova (exploding star), a planetary conjunction or some other astronomical event?
Narrated by NPR's Noah Adams, "The Season of Light" conveys audiences into the past to examine the rich traditions of the holidays.
December 1, 2012
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Our annual program about the history of the holiday traditions, from the solstice festivals to Christmas to Hannukkah.
On Saturday, December 1 at 5 p.m., vocalist Jeremy Turner will present his junior voice recital. All jazz majors at USM have requirements to fill in classical performance. So, while the community has only heard Jeremy singing jazz, this recital is an opportunity to hear a very different technique in music making with the human voice.
Jeremy explains, "Classical singing is more straight forward and strict, while jazz is more open and free. I've enjoyed doing both, giving me an opportunity to work with other styles and develop more musical skill." Professional vocalists are often expected to audition in various styles, so these requirements assist USM students in persuing professional opportunities.
Jeremy has been singing since he was six years old, and began taking formal lessons in college. His first singing experience was with the Boy Singers of Maine for 2 - 3 years. He has continued singing in choruses through middle and high school, as well as in church and community choirs, where male voices are often difficult to find. Jeremy likes the "power of music--being able to hear something and feel it at the same time, and perform it yourself." He admits that music does as much for the performer as it does for the audience.
The program will include a set of Italian songs, a set of songs in English, and a mixed set including French, German and Spanish. With no particular theme, this is a representation of the classical repertoire that Jeremy has focused on in his academic career at USM.
Student recitals are free and open to the public.
Members of the press, and those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program,contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, email@example.com.Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646
December 1, 2012
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Jazz voice major, Jeremy Turner, presents a recital of classical music to partially fulfill the requirements of his jazz performance degree.
Tennessee Williams took the tragedy of his own family and transformed it into a poetic work of beauty and pain. The dreams of a woman living in a fantasy world and a woman living in the past clash and create spectacular dramatic lightning. The fragile and radiant Laura Wingfield is one of theatre’s most memorable characters.
The University of Southern Maine School of Music Composers Showcase spotlights new music written by USM students under the direction of School of Music faculty member Dan Sonenberg. Free. Parking is free for evening and weekend events.