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This Week in Arts and Letters

 

Friday, Feb. 17 – Sunday, Feb. 26

FAU Dept of Theatre and Dance Presents “Spitfire Grill”

Studio One Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Tickets: $20 at www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539. FAU students $12; FAU faculty, staff, alumni $15.

This extraordinarily beautiful and intimate musical which the New York Times called “soul satisfying” celebrates the generosity of the human spirit. When Percy, a feisty parolee, arrives in the small town of Gilead, she gets a job at the Spitfire Grill, meets the local residents, and charms them all so thoroughly that she revitalizes the town’s soul and restores hope to its people. The “Spitfire Grill” has what critics have hailed as “instantly infectious melodies” with music that is “freeing” and that “glows.”

 

Friday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m.

FAU Wind Ensemble Featuring Project Fusion Saxophone Quartet

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Tickets $10 at www.fauevents.com or  800-564-9539

Continuing their residency at FAU, the Project Fusion quartet joins the fabulous FAU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Kyle Prescott, for a performance of a brand new work: Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Winds by FAU’s own professor of composition,  Kevin Wilt!

 

Saturday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.

FAU University Symphony Orchestra

Tenth Annual Concerto and Aria Competition Winners’ Concert

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

The University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Laura Joella, features FAU’s finest instrumental and vocal concerto and aria competition winners for 2016-2017.  Program to be announced.

Tickets $10 at www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539. FAU Faculty, staff, students FREE.

 

Sunday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m.

Two Vibrant Harpsichords!

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Irena Kofman and Raisa Isaacs present a rare performance of two harpsichords on one stage! Enjoy the brilliance, vibrancy and excitement of the most popular European harpsichord duos with insightful commentary.

Tickets $20 at www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539. FAU Faculty, staff, students FREE.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.

Reception and Intimate chat with Melissa Manchester

Living Room Theatres, Parliament Hall

Tickets and information: 561-297-2337

 

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 3:30 p.m.

“Critical Moments of the American Presidency: Past, Present and Future” with Michael Beschloss, Presidential Historian and MSNBC commentator

Kaye Auditorium, FAU Boca Raton campus

Tickets: $35 at www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

FAU faculty and staff $10; students $5 with ID at the Box Office in the Student Union.

Beschloss will examine what qualities through history have made great presidents and, in our own day, what make great leaders of all kinds.

 

Thursday, Feb. 23, 4 p.m.

“Globalization in Antiquity: Augustus, Herod, and the Second Temple” with FAU Professor Byron McCane

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Tickets: $20 at www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124

A prominent historian has remarked that Augustus didn’t create the Empire, but he did see it coming, so he got out front and led the parade. Herod, another astute reader of the signs of the times, quickly fell in step right behind Augustus. Byron McCane, Ph.D., argues that the Second Temple was a prominent part of Herod’s multi-faceted effort to draw the Jews of Palestine willingly into Roman orbit.

 

Thursday, Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m.

Social Justice Exchange

University Theatre Breezeway, FAU Boca Raton

Free and open to the public.

This event, featuring community organizers, service practitioners and social activists along with FAU organizations and student clubs, is a way for community entities and university members to exchange ideas and develop mutually beneficial and socially impactful connections.

For more information, call 561-297-4946.

 

Thursday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

Scholar and Political Activist Angela Davis

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

University Theatre tickets are sold out. Tickets are still available for the livestream of the lecture in Performing Arts Building, room 101.

Tickets: $10 at 561-297-6124

FAU faculty, staff, students $10 with Owl ID at the Student Union.

Davis is currently the Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and of Feminist Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz.

 

Thursday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.

FAU Theatre Lab Playwright’s Forum with Carter W. Lewis

Theatre Lab, Parliament Hall, FAU Boca Raton

Tickets: $20

www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124

Lewis presents a staged reading  of his newest work, “Unlucky Nick.”  The performance will be followed by a discussion with the cast, director, and playwright and help to set the stage for Carter’s Master Class on First Drafts & First Read the following Sunday morning. Directed by Louis Tyrrell. Featuring: Jeni Hacker, Cherise James, Elizabeth Price, Dominic Smith, & Karen Stephens.

 

Saturday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m.

Exhibition opening: David Carson, Space Cowboy

Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space, FAU Boca Raton

Free and open to the public. Information: 561-297-2966

Internationally-known graphic designer David Carson  - a diverse selection of Carson’s pioneering work beginning in the early 1990s in Ray-Gun and Beach Culture magazines that ushered in fresh and unprecedented combinations of image and type just as computer design was also changing designer’s relationships to typography.

 

Sunday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m.

FAU Theatre Lab Master Class with Carter W. Lewis

Theatre Lab, Parliament Hall, FAU Boca Raton

Tickets: $30

www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124

Lewis, Playwright in Residence at Washington University, will explore the steps a writer takes from finishing a first draft to hearing the first read of their work.  Topics include: Who do you let see that first draft? What info should you be looking for in feedback?  Actors as “Truth Monitors”, Audience Response and How to Decipher It, and more…

 

Sunday, Feb. 26, 3 p.m.

Student Piano Gala

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Tickets $10 at www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539. FAU faculty, staff, students FREE.

FAU’s Piano Department students perform a delightful program in solo and chamber settings. Great piano literature will make you realize that the grand piano is an orchestral instrument! Directed by Irena Kofman.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.

Amernet String Quartet and Heather Coltman present “Just Add Piano”

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Tickets $20 at www.fauevents.com , 800-564-9539. FAU faculty, staff, students FREE.

Members of the Amernet String Quartet perform the Gideon Klein string trio and then  "just add piano" with FAU pianist Heather Coltman for chamber music fan favorites--Mendelssohn's D-minor piano trio and Brahms' C-minor piano quartet.

 

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