May 23, 2013
On Thursday, May 23, please join us for the annual Senior Oral and Poster Presentations, honoring our best senior thesis and research papers. The Oral Presentations will be in Spiro 4 in two sessions: from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The Poster Presentation will be in the hallway of Spiro Hall from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
The annual Senior Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. in the Main Dining Hall. By invitation only.
May 24, 2013
June 1, 2013
On Saturday, June 1, at 3 p.m., the New York Consort of Viols will present a free concert honoring the memory of Wagner College’s late music professor, Ronald Cross, at St. Paul’s–St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 186 Decker Ave., Port Richmond, Staten Island. Cross, a Wagner faculty member for over 40 years, was instrumental in introducing the viola da gamba, the Renaissance ancestor of the cello, to Staten Island.
The concert, entitled “Three Centuries of Viol Consort Music,” will feature music by some of the most famous composers of the Renaissance: Byrd, Gibbons, Josquin, Lupo, Pipelare, Purcell, Tomkins and Tye.
The New York Consort of Viols is one of the nation’s premiere early music ensembles. The Consort’s members are Artistic Director Judith Davidoff, Lucy Bardo, Larry Lipnik and Lesley Retzer. For further information about the performers, visit the Consort’s website.
The concert is free and will be followed by a reception. All are invited.
On Saturday, June 1, 7:30 p.m., please join Barbara Wesby for the premiere of her “Antiphon and Six Psalms” for adult mixed choir and children’s choir. This a cappella work received a 2013 DCA Art Fund grant from Staten Island Arts. Wesby and Voyces’ director Beth Johanning developed the work collaboratively to complement other works on the program (Bach, Schutz, Buxtehude and Porpora). Texts are drawn from Hildegard von Bingen (Laus Trinitati) and psalms that develop themes found in the antiphon. The style is a contemporary tribute to the late Renaissance. At Christ Church, 76 Franklin Ave., Staten Island. Admission: adults, $15; under 18, free.
June 4, 2013
On Tuesday, June 4, 8 p.m., please join Barbara Wesby for a concert of chamber music by living composers, sponsored by the National Association of Composers USA, East Coast division. The concert will feature the premiere of Wesby’s revised string quartet, “Camaraderie,” performed by the prestigious Momenta String Quartet. The work was originally commissioned by the String Quartet of the Staten Island Chamber Music Players and received a 2007 grant from Staten Island Art. At Christ and St. Stephens Church, 120 W. 69th St., Manhattan. Admission free; donations accepted.