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October 2018
Tue Oct 2

POSTPONED: Faculty Select Series: Nicole Brockmann, viola, and Friends

Add to Calendar7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


#Music #Arts

Organization: School of Music
Organizer: Hassler, Barbara S Performing Arts Production

Sun Oct 7

DePauw University Band

Add to Calendar4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

In its first concert of the 2018/19 season, the DePauw University Band will present an engaging variety of works for winds, brass and percussion, including “Agua Nocturna” by Jess Langston Turner, in collaboration with DePauw Modern Languages faculty colleague Alejandro Puga, who will share insight and expertise into Mexican poet Octavio Paz, upon whose poem Turner’s piece is based.

 Steve Snyder, director of jazz studies at DePauw, will introduce the audience to jazz influences in “Melodious Thunk” by David Biedenbender, and Ye Liu, class of 2022, will be soloist on his native Erhu for Hardy Mertens’ unique work “Land of Thousand Flavours.” Other pieces include a scenic, musical description of “Yosemite Autumn” by Mark Camphouse, accompanied by a video presentation edited by bassoonist and ITAP intern Sydney Forbes ’21. 

Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/depauw-university-band-tickets-48917168568

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Location: GCPA Kresge
Organization: School of Music
Organizer: Hassler, Barbara S Performing Arts Production

Mon Oct 8

Film: "Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine"

Add to Calendar7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fifteen years ago, on the night of October 6, 1998, two men lured Matthew Shepard, a gay freshman at the University of Wyoming, from a bar in Laramie, WY. He was kidnapped and driven to a field where he was tortured and tethered to a fence and left to die. Never regaining consciousness, Matthew succumbed to the severe injuries from the attack and died on October 12, 1998.

The murder of Matthew Shepard was a devastating tragedy that made countless headlines around the world. As people denounced the hatred and senseless violence that caused Matthew’s death, a much-needed dialogue about hate crimes and intolerance against the LGBT community began and continues to this day. His tragic story brought the reality of inequality and vicious, irrational contempt into the public consciousness and set the stage for the landmark Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in 2009.

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine follows director Michele Josue, a close friend of Matt's, as she travels to pivotal locations in Shepard’s life, interviewing other friends and family members, and gaining insight into the beautiful life and devastating loss of Matthew Shepard.

While we've come a long way in the last fifteen years, LGBT inequality and hate crimes are still very real today, and parts of Matt's story are unfortunately still very much a part of young people's realities. Though framed through a very personal lens, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine tells a universal story that highlights the responsibility we have now to make sure young people around the world are not at risk of falling victim to the same story ending Matt was.

#Arts #DePauwDialogues #Music

Location: GCPA Thompson
Organization: School of Music
Organizer: Hassler, Barbara S Performing Arts Production

Wed Oct 10

Green Guest Artist: Conspirare – "Considering Matthew Shepard"

Add to Calendar8:00 pm – 9:45 pm

Craig Hella Johnson, composer and conductor

Craig Hella Johnson conducts the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Conspirare in a riveting performance of Considering Matthew Shepard, his musical response to the tragic death of a young gay man who has become an American symbol for hope and empowerment. This major new work for chorus, soloists and chamber ensemble sets to music a rich variety of texts by librettist Michael Dennis Browne and poets Lesléa Newman, Rumi and many others, leading listeners from anguish to understanding.

Tickets – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-guest-concert-conspirare-considering-matthew-shepard-tickets-48473118402

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Location: GCPA Kresge
Organization: School of Music
Organizer: Hassler, Barbara S Performing Arts Production

Thu Oct 25

Master Class: Virginia Dupuy, mezzo-soprano

Add to Calendar7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Renowned mezzo-soprano Virginia Dupuy will travel from Dallas to DePauw to work with School of Music voice majors in a master class Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall. For Thursday’s class, six students will each offer two selections from the operatic and art song literature.

A professor of music at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, Dupuy has earned a reputation as one of the nation's finest recital and concert singers. She has championed American music in the recordings of the Grammy-nominated Voces Americanas, and she premiered the role of “Crone” in Conrad Susa’s opera Wise Women. In demand throughout the U.S. as a master class teacher, Fanfare magazine hailed her recording of Dominick Argento’s Pulitzer Prize winner From the Diary of Virginia Woolf as one of the top classical recordings of the year. 

The School’s master classes, which offer opportunities for music majors and audience alike to listen and learn from visiting artists and master teachers, also are open to the public. 

#Music #Arts #ArtsandCulture

Location: GCPA Thompson
Organization: Performing Arts Production
Organizer: Hassler, Barbara S Performing Arts Production

Fri Oct 26

Percussion at Peeler

Add to Calendar6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

The DePauw Percusion Ensemble presents its annual program of contemporary solo and chamber works for percussion, composed and improvised, in a non-traditional concert setting. Directed by Dr. Ming Hui-Kuo, the one-hour performance fuses contemporary art and music in the galleries at Peeler. Refreshments will be served following the event. All are welcome to attend. 

#Music #Arts

Organization: School of Music
Organizer: Hassler, Barbara S Performing Arts Production

Sun Oct 28

ArtsFest 2018: Gala Opening Concert

Add to Calendar4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Students, faculty and staff campuswide join in collaboration and celebration of DePauw University’s seventeenth annual ArtsFest. For opening weekend, the School of Music’s major student ensembles — band, choirs, jazz ensemble and orchestra — will present a gala concert inspired by the ArtsFest 2018 theme, “Art and Horizons”:   


 DePauw University Band ~ Craig Paré, conductor

   Jess Langston Turner ~ Agua Nocturna

DePauw Jazz Ensemble ~ Steve Snyder, director

   Bob Meyer ~ Artscape

   Bill Cunliffe ~ El Optimista

DePauw University Choirs ~ Eric Schmidt, director

   Daniel Elder ~ “Lullaby” performed by the University Chorus

   Peter L. van Dijk ~ Horizons, performed by DePauw Chamber Singers

   Runestad ~ We Can Mend the Sky, by University Chorus & Chamber Singers

 DePauw University Orchestra ~ Orcenith Smith, music director

   Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov ~ Capriccio Espagnol

Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/depauw-university-artsfest-gala-concert-tickets-48918126433

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Location: GCPA Kresge
Organization: School of Music
Organizer: Hassler, Barbara S Performing Arts Production

Mon Oct 29

Tokyo Gate One Trio

Add to Calendar6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

One of Japan’s most respected jazz groups, Tokyo Gate One Trio will perform at Music on the Square on October 29th from 6–7pm. While the trio has garnered wide acclaim in their home country, touring and performing regularly, their visit to M2 is a part of their debut U.S. tour! The group consists of members Shinji Hashimoto, guitar; Mariko Kajiwara, vocals; and Junichiro Ohkuchi, piano. Join us for this exciting evening of jazz, which is a part of DePauw’s ArtFest 2018

#Music #Arts #MusicontheSquare #ArtsFest

Location: School of Music Music on the Square
Organization: School of Music
Organizer: Flegal, Christopher D Performing Arts Production

Faculty Select Series: Tony Weinstein and Karina Avanesian-Weinstein, piano

Add to Calendar7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

In response to this year’s ArtsFest theme, “Art and Horizons,” faculty pianist Tony Weinstein and his wife and chamber partner Karina Avanesian, turn to horizons within. During the nineteenth century, music for the piano-four-hand became a medium through which the entire musical world could be captured. For DePauw’s Faculty Select Series, the Weinsteins demonstrate the expanded horizons of the four-hand piano repertoire with performances of Schubert’s great Fantasia in F minor, a masterpiece specifically composed to elevate a genre that had been, up to that point, seen as a pleasant diversion or an acceptable activity for a date; Brahms’s arrangement of the famous Schumann Quartet for piano, violin, viola and cello, which allows two players one instrument to share the interplay of the variety of colors and textures it normally takes four to produce; and the ultimate band-in-a-nutshell, Nadezhda Rimsky-Korsakov’s arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet” Overture-Fantasy – interpreting the sounds of an entire orchestra through the tips of twenty fingers. 

Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faculty-select-series-tony-weinstein-and-karina-avanesian-weinstein-tickets-48849514212

#Music #Arts

Location: GCPA Thompson
Organization: School of Music
Organizer: Hassler, Barbara S Performing Arts Production