College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts October Events

Persian Visions

Please note: Events are listed in chronological order.

USM School of Music

Ziegler

Voice Master Class
Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano

2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4
Corthell Concert Hall

Delores Ziegler, American mezzo-soprano, has been heralded as "the mezzo we have been waiting for" by the Los Angeles Times. Her career takes her to every major theater in the world and into collaboration with the great directors and conductors of our time. In her Master Class, Ziegler will work with USM School of Music vocal students and will provide critical feedback and technical instruction. Students from all disciplines and the general public are welcome to attend.
Free and open to the public.
For more information go to: http://www.usm.maine.edu/music.

 

USM Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts

Book Art

Workshop
Coptic & Bookworm Bindings

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5
Wishcamper Center Multi-Purpose Room, Portland Campus 

Bexx Caswell, bookbinder and book conservator from Iowa City will lead a workshop to create three hardcover, non-adhesive bindings in miniature.
Please note: This workshop is full and registration has closed.
For more information about upcoming Book Arts workshops, go to : http://www.usm.maine.edu/bookarts 

 

USM Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts

Book Art

Lecture: Reading Wordless Books
David Berona

4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8
University Events Room, 7th floor, 
Glickman Family Library, Portland Campus

David Berona, dean of the Library and Academic Support Services at Plymouth State University and award-winning author of “Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels,” will present a lecture about wordless picture books.
Free and open to the public.
For more information go to: http://www.usm.maine.edu/bookarts.

 

USM Art Gallery

Persian Visions

Opening Reception
Persian Visions:
Contemporary Photography from Iran 

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 10
USM Art Gallery, Gorham campus

Robert Silberman, USM Art Department visiting scholar and catalog essayist for the Persian Visions exhibition, will present a gallery talk about the exhibition, 5 p.m.–5:45 p.m. A reception with Middle Eastern cuisine will follow. Robert Silberman is an associate professor of Art History and Film Studies at the University of Minnesota.
Free and open to the public.
For more information go to: http://www.usm.maine.edu/gallery.
The “Persian Visions” exhibition continues through Dec. 8 at the Art Gallery, on the Gorham Campus, and the AREA Gallery, on the Portland Campus.

 

USM Department of Theatre

Night Sky

Night Sky
By Susan Yankowitz
Directed by Assunta Kent

7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10
7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12
5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13
Russell Hall, Gorham Campus

A female astronomer, an opera singer and a teen foreign-language learner cooped up in a small New York apartment search for words – to express their yearnings, frustrations and, ultimately, their love. When the pressure gets too high, they explode. What bonds hold us together as lovers, family and friends?  Humans have always looked for answers in the Night Sky!
Tickets: $15, general public; $11, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $8, students. 
Special $5 matinee: 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12
Go to: http://www.usm.maine.edu/theatre and select “Purchase Tickets” or call the USM Theatre Box Office at (207) 780-5151. TTY 780-5646.  

 

USM School of Music

Laura Kargul

Faculty Concert
Pianist Laura Kargul performs
The Beautiful B's: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms

8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18
Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham campus

Laura Kargul, USM professor of Music and director of Keyboard Studies, will perform some of the most dazzling works written for piano by the hallowed "Three Bs." Thrilling and enthralling, Beethoven's “Waldstein Sonata” and Brahms' “Variations on a Theme by Handel” incorporate pyrotechnical techniques that rival those of Chopin and Liszt. Rounding out the Bs, Kargul will delight with two preludes and fugues from Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier,” Book I. This performance is sponsored by Dr. Dahlia and Arthur L. Handman.
Tickets: $15, general admission; $10, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $5, students. Go to: http://www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice or call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555. Special accommodations: (207) 780-5142. TTY: 780-5646.

 

USM School of Music

USM Wind Ensemble

USM Wind Ensemble
Conducted by Peter Martin

2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20
Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham campus

The USM Wind Ensemble, conducted by Peter Martin, USM professor of Music, is an acclaimed collection of students who have established a tradition of performing both classic works and modern experimental combinations. In this performance the ensemble will feature contemporary works by composer John Mackey, a brass and percussion piece by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Karel Husa, and a high-energy piece by John Philip Sousa, among others.
Tickets: $8, general admission; $5, students, seniors, USM employees and alumni. Go to: http://www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice or call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555. Special accommodations: (207) 780-5142. TTY: 780-5646.

 

USM School of Music

Scott Reeves

Jazz Improvisation Master Class
Scott Reeves, Jazz Artist

2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25
Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham campus

Scott Reeves, former USM School of Music faculty member, is an associate professor of Music at The City College of New York, CUNY, and is on the faculty of the Julliard School of Music. He is also the author of jazz improvisation texts, a noted performer, recording artist and clinician. Reeves will work with USM School of Music students on strategies for jazz improvisation and will provide critical feedback and technical instruction. Students from all disciplines and the general public are welcome to attend.
Free and open to the public.
For more information go to: http://www.usm.maine.edu/music.

 

USM School of Music

William Rounds

Faculty Concert
William Rounds, cello
Guest Artist Sayuri Miyamoto, piano

8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25
Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham campus

USM artist faculty cellist Bill Rounds is a member of the Portland Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and plays frequently with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He has performed internationally as a soloist with orchestras, in recital and as a chamber musician. Now, he graces the Corthell Concert Hall stage with the remarkably deep, warm and expressive tones of an instrument in the hands of a master. Sayuri Miyamoto, an award-winning pianist, will accompany Rounds.
Tickets: $15, general admission; $10, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $5, students. Go to: http://www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice or call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555. Special accommodations: (207) 780-5142. TTY: 780-5646.

 

USM School of Music 

Srinivas Krishnan

A Concert of Indian and World Music
USM Composers Ensemble
Guest Artist Srinivas Krishnan
Guest Artist Arjun Chandy

8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26
Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham campus

After an outstanding collaboration in 2012, Srinivas Krishnan, Indian master percussionist, will make his second appearance with the USM Composers Ensemble. Arjun Chandy, Indian vocal coach and singer, will join Krishnan, who is a frequent collaborator with Indian composer A. R. Rahman (“Slumdog Millionaire”). Krishnan and Chandy will work with the USM Composers Ensemble under the direction of Dan Sonenberg, USM associate professor of m usic and resident composer, and will perform pieces from Krishnan’s repertoire.
Free and open to the public.
For more information go to: http://www.usm.maine.edu/music.
Special accommodations:  (207) 780-5142. TTY: 780-5646.