INSIDE BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY
Binghamton University-Arts schedule
Current exhibits, MUSEUM - From the University Art Museum’s permanent collection, first floor offers highlights of the faculty/alumni collection, tribal masks on loan from the Don Boros private collection, drawings by Italian artist Giuseppe Bernardino Bison, 16th- and 17th-century ink and wash drawings, Asian ceramics and metal work and Rocco style ceramics; on the second floor, an exhibition of antique maps alongside an exhibit of “Subatomic Realm,” photos of the universe; and, on the third floor, the gallery’s latest acquisitions to the African collection, as well as never-before-exhibited Chinese textiles.
September 10, MUSIC “Voices from Home and Distant Lands,” featuring Timothy Perry (clarinet) and Margaret Reitz (piano), at 8 p.m. Friday, September 10, Chamber Hall.
October 1 and 3, FILM - “The Devil’s Backbone,” directed by Guillermo del Toro, Mexico 2001. 7:30 p.m., Lecture Hall 6.
October 3, MUSIC “A Celebration of Women,” featuring Gigi Mitchell-Velasco (mezzo-soprano) and Frank Corliss (piano) at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 3, Casadesus Recital Hall.
October 8, MUSEUM - Alumni weekend exhibit opening for “Binghamton University: Shaping an Image,” the photography of Evangelos Dousmanis ’03 (opening reception 4-7 p.m.)
October 8 and 10, FILM - “Dirty, Pretty Things,” directed by Stephen Fears, Great Britain 2002. 7:30 p.m., Lecture Hall 6.
October 9, MUSIC - Houston Person Quartet at 8 p.m. Saturday, October 9, Osterhout Concert Theater. Tenor saxophonist Houston Person returns to Binghamton University, bringing his quartet of renowned jazz musicians.
October 10, MUSIC - Antonius Bittman has canceled his performance. Another organist will be scheduled for this date, with details to come.
October 15 and 17, FILM - “The Man Without a Past,” directed by Aki Kaurismaki, Finland 2002. 7:30 p.m., Lecture Hall 6.
October 15, 16, 22, 23 & 24, THEATER “A Doll’s House,” directed by Anne Brady, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, October 15-16; and Friday and Saturday, October 22-23; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 24, in FA-Watters Theater. Tickets: general public $14; faculty, staff, seniors $12; students (with I.D.) $8.
October 16, MUSIC “Carnival of the Animals: A Children’s Concert” at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 16, Osterhout Concert Theater. Timothy Perry conducts the University Symphony in a performance of Camille Saint-Saens’ warm and witty work “Carnival of the Animals.” Tickets are $5 for all.
October 21, MUSIC “Czech Mates” at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 21, Roberson Museum and Science Center, 31 Front St., Binghamton. Melodius chamber music featuring the works of Dvorak, Martinu, Husa and Janacek, performed by violinist Patricia Sunwoo, violist Roberta Crawford, cellist Stephen Stalker, pianists Michael Salmirs and Ewa Mackiewicz-Wolfe and soprano Mary Burgess.
October 22, MUSIC - Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. Friday, October 22, Osterhout Concert Theater. The return of Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie, who was here last in 1996.
October 22 and 24, FILM - “The Return,” directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev, Russia 2003. 7:30 p.m., Lecture Hall 6.
October 23, MUSIC Family Weekend Concert: University Wind Ensemble, Women’s Chorus and Harpur Chorale, Timothy Perry, director, at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 23, Osterhout Concert Theater. Admission is free.
October 29 and 31, FILM - “Genesis,” directed by Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Mali 2000. 7:30 p.m., Lecture Hall 6.
November 5, MUSEUM - Opening of the first floor, University gallery, art and geometry exhibit.
November 5 and 7, FILM - “Goodbye, Lenin!” directed by Wolfgang Becker, Germany 2003. 7:30 p.m., Lecture Hall 6.
November 7, MUSIC “Amer-Arcana” at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 7, Chamber Hall. A salute to the spirit of American musical creativity expressed though some of the most original and bizarre works for a wind band. Admission is free.
November 12, MUSIC - Trio Amici at 8 p.m. Friday, November 12, Casadesus Recital Hall. Pianist Margaret Reitz, cellists Hakan Tayga-Hromek and Stephen Stalker, with clarinetist Timothy Perry.
November 12 and 14, FILM - “Satin Rouge,” directed by Raja Amari, Tunisia 2002. 7:30 p.m., Lecture Hall 6.
November 12, 13, 19, 20 & 21, THEATER “Cabaret” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, November 12-13; and Friday and Saturday, November 19-20; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 21, in FA-Watters Theater. Tickets: general public $16; faculty, staff, seniors $14; students $10.
November 13, MUSIC “Viola Fest,” Saturday, November 13, Chamber Hall. Violists from the region gather for a day-long workshop featuring activities for students at all levels. Watch for more details.
November 14, MUSIC “How Can I Keep From Singing?” University Chorus, Bruce Borton and Peter Browne, directors, 3 p.m. Sunday, November 14, Osterhout Concert Theater. A concert of four centuries, paying homage to women and the art of music.
November 15, MUSEUM - Exhibit of highlights from the University’s permanent collection, office of Sen. Thomas Libous, downtown Binghamton.
November 18, MUSIC Harpur Jazz Ensemble Concert, Michael Carbone, director, at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 18, Osterhout Concert Theater.
November 19 and 21, FILM - “Autumn Spring,” directed by Vladimir Michalek, Czech Republic 2001. 7:30 p.m., Lecture Hall 6.
November 21, MUSIC - “Charles Ives Remembered” at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 21, Chamber Hall. A salute to American innovator Charles Ives, who died 50 years ago. Faculty and students perform song and chamber music that captures the energy, wit and freshness of Ives’ scores. Faculty composer Paul Goldstaub offers commentary.
November 23, DANCE - Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 23, Osterhout Concert Theater. This performance is the third of a special dance trilogy for the Anderson Center - the previous two being the Georgian State Dance Company and the Krasnoyarsk.
December 2-4, MUSIC “Madrigal Dinner” at 6:30 p.m. each day, Friday and Saturday, December 3-4 (with the Thursday, December 2 date a student performance), Mandela Room, University Union. Lords and ladies of the Harpur Chorale, the Singing Wenches (aka the Women’s Chorus), the Royal Brass and the Renaissance Consort join in a return to medieval times. Tickets are $35.
December 5, MUSIC “Ho-Ho Holidays!” at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 5, Oakdale Mall, Johnson City. A seasonal celebration by Binghamton University student arrangers. Admission is free.
December 9, MUSIC University Symphony Orchestra Concert, Timothy Perry, director, “Field, Forest and Fiacre” at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 9, Osterhout Concert Theater. The music of Bohemia takes center stage.
January through March, MUSEUM - faculty art exhibit.
January 30, MUSIC “Choral Music of the British Isles,” University Chamber Chorus, Bruce Borton and Peter Browne, directors, 3 p.m. Sunday, January 30, Chamber Hall. Graduate choral conducting student Corry Shimer leads Handel’s coronation anthem “My Heart is Inditing” and other works. Admission is free.
February 11, MUSIC - Dena DeRose Quartet at 8 p.m. Friday, February 11, Chamber Hall or Osterhout Concert Theater (to be determined). A dynamic and innovative jazz pianist, original singer and sophisticated composer and arranger, DeRose brings her outstanding quartet to her hometown, celebrating the release of a new CD.
February 13, MUSIC - Gerre Hancock at 4 p.m. Sunday, February 13, First Presbyterian Church, Binghamton. Hancock is known as the finest organ improviser of his generation. The performance is the climax of a weekend of events including a hymn festival on Friday night (February 11) and a Saturday (February 12) master class on hymn playing.
February 19, MUSIC - Prague Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 19, Osterhour Concert Theater. One of Europe’s prestigious orchestras, its special Dvorak Gala is under the direction of Serge Baudo, one of the world’s great conductors.
February 26, MUSIC - Timothy LeFebvre (baritone) and Duane Skrabalak (piano), at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 26, Chamber Hall. Featuring favorites of the art-song repertoire.
February 27, MUSIC “Cinematic Signatures III: Great White Way to the Silver Screen” at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 27, Chamber Hall. The University wind ensemble focuses on the great movie musicals of the post-war era (1945-65). Admission is free.
March 4, 5, 11, 12 & 13, THEATER - “Twelfth Night” or “What You Will,” directed by Theodore Swetz, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 4-5; and Friday and Saturday March 11-12; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13, in FA-Watters Theater. Tickets: general public $14; faculty, staff, seniors $12; students (with I.D.) $8.
March 5, MUSIC University Symphony Orchestra Concert, Timothy Perry, director, “Around the Horn” at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Osterhout Concert Theater. Student soloists Greg Cecere, Emie Epelman, Al Jacobsen and Patrick Lokken featured.
March 6, MUSIC - Patricia Sunwoo (violin) and Ewa Mackiewicz-Wolfe (piano) at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, Casadesus Recital Hall. Sunwoo and Mackiewicz-Wolfe present an eclectic program of compositions written over the last 50 years.
March 12, MUSIC - Marina Lomazov (pianist) at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 12, Chamber Hall. Praised by critics as “the diva of the piano” by The Salt Lake City Tribune, Lomazov is one of the most passionate and charismatic performers on today’s concert scene.
March 13, MUSIC - Harpur Chorale/Women’s Chorus, Bruce Borton and Peter Browne, directors, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13, Chamber Hall. Admission is free.
April and May, MUSEUM - student art exhibit.
April 3, MUSIC - Jonathan Biggers at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3, First Presbyterian Church, Binghamton. Biggers performs the “Passion Symphony” of Marcel Duprι, originally improvised by the composer at the mighty six-manual organ of the Wanamaker (now Lord & Taylor) store in Philadelphia.
April 5, DANCE - St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, Osterhout Concert Theater. One of the most mesmerizing ballet theaters on the planet.
April 10, MUSIC “Chamber Music Masterpieces” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, Chamber Hall. BU’s string faculty violinist Patricia Sunwoo, violist Roberta Crawford and cellist Stephen Stalker join soprano Mary Burgess, pianist Michael Salmirs and guest violinist Rebecca Ansel.
April 16, MUSIC “Coronation and Confrontation,” University Chorus and Orchestra, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16, Osterhout Concert Theater. Timothy Perry leads the University Chorus and Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s seldom-heard oratorio “The First Walpurgis Night” and conducts the orchestra in Modest Mussorgsky’s magnificent “Coronation Scene” from Boris Godunov, with bass soloist Todd Robinson.
April 21, MUSIC Harpur Jazz Ensemble Concert, Michael Carbone, director, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 21, Osterhout Concert Theater.
April 22, 23, 29, 30 & May 1, THEATER - “A Raisin in the Sun” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 22-23; and Friday and Saturday, April 29-30; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Tickets: general public $14; faculty, staff, seniors $12; students (with I.D.) $8.
May 1, MUSIC “We Band of Brothers,” University Wind Ensemble at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, Chamber Hall. Associate conductor Stephen Boel leads a program of Anglo-American folk, military and academic traditions in music. Admission is free.
May 5, MUSIC - Harpur Chorale/Women’s Chorus, Bruce Borton and Peter Browne, directors, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, Chamber Hall. Admission is free.