February 2013 events at Goshen College

All events are open to the public and are free unless otherwise noted.

1              7:30 p.m., Goshen College mixed music faculty recital, Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall
Members of the Goshen College music faculty will present a varied recital of musical works in Rieth Recital Hall. Performers will include Kevin Vaughn, organ; Kathryn Schmidt, piano; Beverly Lapp, piano; Jennifer Muñiz and Jorge Muñiz, piano; Chris French, clarinet; Roger Lewis, tuba; and Christine Larson Seitz, piano. The program will feature works by J.S. Bach, J. Ed. Barat, Claude Debussy, Jorge Muñiz, and current GC senior music composition student Levi Smucker.
Tickets: $7 adults, $5 senior/students, available at the door one hour before the concert. GC students/faculty/staff free with ID.

5              7:30 p.m., Yoder Public Affairs Lecture: “Reconciliation in Politics? On The Meaning of Justice in the Wake of Massive Injustice” by Daniel Philpott, Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall
Daniel Philpott, Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, will speak on “Reconciliation in Politics? On The Meaning of Justice in the Wake of Massive Injustice.”

8               4 p.m., Science Speaker: Bioreactors for Rural Cooking Gas: Theory and Field Experience, Science Building, Room 106
Andrew Glick, Goshen College senior, will present his research and findings concerning bioreactors for cooking gas.                           

9              7:30 p.m., 53rd Annual Concerto-Aria Concert, Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Winners of the 2012-13 Goshen College Concerto-Aria Competition will perform with the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Fashun, assistant professor of music at Goshen College, in the 53rd Annual Concerto-Aria Concert. Performing will be:

  • Josh Yoder, violin & Chelsea Wimmer, viola (performing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364)
  • Hillary Harder, violin (performing Sibelius’ Concerto in D minor, Op. 47)
  • Stephen Graber, tenor saxophone (performing Villa Lobos’ Fantasia for Saxophone & Orchestra)
  • Sophie Lapp, piano (performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466)
  • Rachel Mast, mezzo soprano (performing Rossini’s “Una voce poco fa” from Il barbiere di Siviglia)
  • Madeleine Ruth (performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major)
  • Emily Grimes, soprano (performing Puccini’s “Quando me’n vo soletta” from La Boheme)
    Tickets: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, available at the door one hour before the concert. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID. 

10            2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Art exhibit reception: Heritage Works, Good Library Art Gallery
Paintings by Abner Hershberger, emeritus professor of art at Goshen College, explore historical Mennonite and agrarian themes by manipulating images from the family photo album. This exhibit is on loan from the Midwest Museum of American Art in Elkhart. The exhibit runs from Feb. 10 to March 28, 2013. Sponsored by the Mennonite-Amish Museum Committee.

12             1 p.m., Afternoon Sabbatical: Goshen College Chamber Choir: “A limitless Expanse,” Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
The Goshen College Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. Debra Brubaker, Goshen College professor of music, presents sacred and secular sounds and poetry that celebrate our embodiment of our creative source.

12            7:30 p.m., Studio Recital: Students of Solomia Soroka, Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall
Students of Goshen College violin professor Dr. Solomia Soroka will perform sonatas for scordatura violin and harpsichord by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber.

13            4 p.m., Science Speaker: Navigating the immune response: UNC-53/NAV2 mediates multiple aspects of innate immunity, Science Building, Room 106
Dr. Kristopher Schmidt, assistant professor of biology at Goshen College, will present his research on tissue and genetic pathways in the immune systems of worms.

15            8 p.m., Winter One Acts, Umble Center
Student-directed one act plays will feature “Seldom Is Heard” from the 2012 Goshen College Peace Play Contest, among other selections.
Tickets: $3 general admission.

16            3 p.m., Winter One Acts, Umble Center
Student-directed one act plays will feature “Seldom Is Heard” from the 2012 Goshen College Peace Play Contest, among other selections.
Tickets: $3 general admission.

17            7:30 p.m., Winter Chorale Concert, Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
The Goshen College Choirs will present their Winter Choral Concert in Sauder Concert Hall. Performing are the Goshen College Chorale and Men’s Chorus, directed by Dr. Scott Hochstetler, Goshen College associate professor of music, and the Goshen College Chamber Choir and Women’s World Music Choir, directed by Dr. Debra Brubaker, Goshen College professor of music.
Tickets: $7 adults, $5 senior/students, available at the door one hour before the concert. GC students/faculty/staff free with ID.

17            8 p.m., Winter One Acts, Umble Center
Student-directed one act plays will feature “Seldom Is Heard” from the 2012 Goshen College Peace Play Contest, among other selections.
Tickets: $3 general admission.

19            7 p.m., C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest, Umble Center
Goshen College Students will deliver 8- to 10-minute speeches on their chosen topic relating to peace, in a universal or specific context, including war and violence, political policies, agencies of justice and peace, peacemaking strategies or current events. The addresses are judged on originality, the integration of topic and a peace position and general standards of delivery. Participants compete for cash prizes and the top winner may enter the U.S./Canada Mennonite Central Committee-sponsored C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest.

22            7:30 p.m., Visiting Artist Recital: Martin Hodel and Marvin Blickenstaff, Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Goshen College alumnus and music professor Dr. Martin Hodel, trumpet, will be joined by former Goshen College Professor of Music Dr. Marvin Blickenstaff, piano, in a visiting artist recital.
Tickets: $7 adults, $5 senior/students, available at the door one hour before the concert.  GC students/faculty/staff free with ID.

Goshen College’s Administration Building, Church-Chapel, Good Library, Music Center, Newcomer Center and Umble Center are accessible to people using wheelchairs and others with physical limitations.

Find directions to the college or look at a campus map. For ticket information, contact the Welcome Center, at (574) 535-7566, or email welcomecenter@goshen.edu.

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