Executive Vice President and Provost
UNI School of Music faculty artist Chris Buckholz will present a trombone recital with faculty pianists Sean Botkin and Robert Washut. This recital will feature classical music during the first half and jazz on the second half. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Society for Human Resource Management will have a general meeting.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of viola Julia Bullard, the UNI Viola Studio will offer a fall concert. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artists Sandy Nordahl and Jeffrey Funderburk will present an electronic music concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Screening and discussion of the documentary film Capitalism Hits the Fan in which University of Massachusetts Economics Professor Richard Wolff breaks down the root causes of today's economic crisis. This event is part of Dreams Deferred ... Dreams Held Fast, a film and discussion series sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and the Rod Library in association with the UNI 2012-13 Reaching for Higher Ground project theme The Search for an American Dream. Film will be used as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue in addressing the nature and meaning of “American Dream” relative to issues of marginalization and privilege. Participants will be challenged to examine their own beliefs and assumptions about being American today.
Lecture title: "After Such Knowledge: The Sur-Rational Holocaust Paintings of Fritz Hirschberger." An opening reception will follow. Elowitz is outreach coordinator for the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota. The lecture and art exhibition titled "Fritz Hirschberger: Sur-Rational Paintings and The Fifth Horseman" were organized by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, and funded by the UNI College of Humanities, Art and Sciences and the UNI Faculty Senate.
Lecture: "After Such Knowledge: The Sur-Rational Holocaust Paintings of Fritz Hirschberger" by Jodi Elowitz, 7 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 29, KAB 111. An opening reception will follow. Elowitz is outreach coordinator for the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota, the coordinators of this traveling exhibition. The exhibition and lecture were organized by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, and funded by the UNI College of Humanities, Art and Sciences and the UNI Faculty Senate.
Grammy-nominated Imani Winds redefines the boundaries of the traditional wind quintet. This adventurous group of musicians has carved out a distinct presence in the classical music world. With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African, and Latin American traditions. Guided by their namesake "Imani," Swahili for "faith," their music engages audiences in performances that "sparkle with tonal warmth" and "polished ensemble playing" (The New York Times).
Dror Biran joins the WCFSO for one of the best-loved works of all time, Tchaikovsky's exceptionally romantic and vibrant First Piano Concerto.
The folk-influenced sounds of the Tchaikovsky concerto play off of a pair of rare and exquisite orchestral gems including Zoltán Kodály's Variations on a Hungarian Folksong (subtitled "The Peacock"), a colorful romantic orchestral setting of Hungarian folk music. Ingolf Dahl's Quodlibet on American Folk Tunes and Folk Dances is another uncommon symphonic treasure drawing on American folk songs to encapsulate the exuberant and expansive nature of our own country's cultural history.
Under the diection of Jay Edelnant, David Mamet’s fiendishly funny, over-the-top comedy November offers no mercy in its satirical stab at American politics. Meet President Charles Smith, the most corrupt, inept hack ever to sit in the Oval Office. It’s the final days of his bid for a second term, but the country is a mess and his poll numbers are “lower than Gandhi’s cholesterol.” Toss in a lesbian speechwriter longing to marry her sweetheart on national television, a cynical chief of staff, Thanksgiving turkeys awaiting pardon, and enough shady backroom scheming to make even Bernie Madoff blush, and you’ve got an ideal way to gear up for the 2012 election.