On Tuesday, April 22 at 2 p.m. in the Campus Hall Performance Center, please join Matthew Hough for a discussion about the process of arranging music for two guitars, touching on many of the issues inherent in guitar composition and transcription. The presentation, which will include performances by Matthew Hough and guitarist Juan Calderon, will relate specifically to material in MU101/212 courses. It will also focus on the musical works of Anna Magdelena Bach.
On Monday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Union 203, join the Center for Leadership and Engagement for a screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary film, “5 Broken Cameras,” which presents “an extended, highly personal view of life in a West Bank village adjacent to Israel’s controversial security fence,” according to the New York Times review by A.O. Scott. Watch the trailer on the film’s website. A Social Justice Dialogue discussion of the film is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23 at 12 p.m. in Union 203.
On Thursday, April 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Reynolds House Coffeehouse, come celebrate National Poetry Month with the Department of Modern Languages as students, faculty and staff members read poetry from around the world. This year’s performances will include readings and performances in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Prizes will be awarded to the best performances. All are welcome! For more information, please email Katica Urbanc.
On Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Hall Performance Center, please join us for a vocal recital by Music Department faculty member Anthony Turner, accompanied by pianist Jean Anderson Collier of the New England and Boston conservatories. Turner’s performance will include material by Scarlatti, Handel, Montsalvatge, Duke, and one of our preeminent African-American composers of classical art song, Charles S. Brown. The program is free, and the public is invited.
No classes after 4:00 p.m.
On Sunday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Harbor View Hall’s Gatehouse Lounge, please join Completely Student Productions for “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” music and lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Jeffrey Lane, directed by Jordan Bunshaft. Based on the film of the same title, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” tells the story of Lawrence Jamieson and Freddy Benson, two men trying to swindle an American heiress out of $50,000 on the French Riviera. Lawrence believes he should corrupt the rich for a cultured and lavish lifestyle of his own, while Freddy just looks for a free meal. For more information, email Brian Falduto.
Saturday, April 12 is a big day on campus. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wagnerstock will be held on the Sutter Oval, with free giveaways, club tables, live music and other activities. And at 8 p.m. in the Spiro Sports Center’s Sutter Gymnasium, it’s time for the Big Name Act performance, this year starring Adrian Lux featuring special guest Kap Slap. Tickets for the Big Name Act are only available online; get yours before Friday, April 11 at 4 p.m.