March 2014 events at Goshen College

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

Sunday, March 2
Women’s World Music Choir Home Concert
7:30 p.m., Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Women’s World Music Choir will conclude their spring break tour to eastern Pennsylvania with a home concert in Sauder Concert Hall. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The ensemble, directed by Debra Brubaker, professor of music, will present their tour program. The tour theme is “Songline: Community, Identity, Blessing,” featuring music that celebrates the sustaining power of community, blessing and identity through taught and shared song. Admission is free; a free-will offering will be held to help offset tour expenses.

 

Monday, March 3
C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture: “The Already Peaceable Kingdom”
7:30 p.m., Administration Building Room 28

Working from specific stories of animals across domestic and wild spaces, Dr. Trevor Bechtel of Bluffton University argues that peace is found wherever we discover right relationships. His work aims at understanding the ecology of our relationships and seeking the full flourishing of all life. Surprising answers to questions of domestication, vegetarianism, hunting and pet owning will be considered.

 

Wednesday, March 5
Eric Yake Kenagy Lecture and reception
7:30 p.m., Administration Building Room 28 

Scott Dooley, accomplished ceramicist and chair of the Wittenberg University Art Department in Springfield, Ohio, will be the Eric Yake Kenagy Visiting Artist for the 2013-14 academic year. Dooley will speak about his work, including clay vessels inspired by metal artifacts from the rural Midwest landscape where he grew up. A reception will follow.

 

Friday, March 7
Faculty Recital Series: Jennet Ingle, Oboe
7:30 p.m., Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall 

Goshen College adjunct instructor of oboe Jennet Ingle will present a recital of solo works for oboe in Rieth Recital Hall. Her program, titled “Music that Should Have Been Written for the Oboe, Part 2,” will feature transcribed works for organ and piano by Mendelssohn, Gershwin, Bach and Ravel. She will be accompanied by pianist Paul Hamilton.

Tickets: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID. Available at the door one hour before the concert.

 

Saturday, March 8
International Student Club Coffeehouse dinner and concert
5 p.m., dinner, Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall; 7 p.m., concert, Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall 

The annual International Student Club Coffeehouse features a dinner with cuisine from around the world at 5 p.m. in the Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall and a family-friendly international variety show at 7 p.m. in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall. This entertaining event promotes international friendship and will also raise money for Rwandan orphans.

Tickets are available by calling the Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566, or online at www.goshen.edu/tickets. Adults: $17 (dinner & show), $10 show only; students & children: $10 (dinner & show), $5 show only.

 

Sunday, March 9
Art Senior Show I reception
2-4 p.m., Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery

Senior art majors Jess Sprunger, Liz Reese and Sunday Mahaja will present artwork in an exhibit that is the culmination of their studio work at Goshen College. This exhibit will run through March 23, 2014.

 

Sunday, March 9
Community School of the Arts Faculty Recital: Mary Rose Norell, Piano
4 p.m., Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall

Community School of the Arts piano faculty member Mary Rose Norell will present a recital of piano works at 4 p.m. in Rieth Recital Hall. Norell’s program is highlighted by a performance of Modest Musorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” and also includes works by Edvard Grieg, Joseph Haydn, Fryderyk Chopin and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Tickets are $7 adults, $5 seniors/student available at the door one hour before the concert. Goshen College faculty/staff/students free with valid ID. CSA students and their immediate family members are also free.

 

Tuesday, March 11
March Afternoon Sabbatical: Percussion Á La Carte with Dr. Christopher Fashun, assistant professor of music, and Ben Runkel, percussion
1 p.m. Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall 

During the first half of the 20th century, composers turned to the field of percussion because of the endless possibilities of experimentation and sounds. Percussionists soon established their own solo and chamber repertoire. Western Classical tradition opened to sounds of world percussion and other cultures as well as various combinations with non-percussion voices. Percussion Á la Carte is exactly what is says – an afternoon of sound combinations that include both Western and Brazilian percussion. For more information, call (574) 535-7565 or email aftsabb@goshen.edu.

 

March 14-16
Goshen College Conference on Religion and Science
Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall and Administrative Building Room 28  

The annual Goshen College Conference on Religion and Science is designed to provide maximum interaction with a principal thinker in the dialogue between religion and science. The guest speaker for the 2014 conference will be Joshua Moritz, Ph.D., a lecturer of philosophical theology and the natural sciences at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.

Conference attendance is limited to 50. To register, visit www.goshen.edu/religionscience/registration/. For more information, email carlsh@goshen.edu.

 

Friday, March 14
Performing Arts Series: Pink Martini
7:30 p.m., Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

Since bursting onto the scene in 1997 with the jazzy album Sympathique, this Oregon-based “little orchestra” has gained a national following with an upbeat multilingual repertoire of classical, Latin, jazz, pop and big band music. Led by pianist Thomas Lauderdale, the band has performed with more than 50 orchestras and collaborated with such artists as Rufus Wainwright, Carol Channing, Saori Yuki and the cast of Sesame Street. This performance will feature vocalist China Forbes, as well as special guests, the Von Trapps.

This concert is sold out. To put your name on the waiting list, call the Goshen College Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566.

 

Saturday, March 15
Michiana Monologues 2014
7:30 p.m., Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall

Michiana Monologues is an annual, original theatrical production crafted from local women writers’ stories of life in Michiana. All proceeds from the production will go to local non-profits that work to stop violence against women.

Tickets available at the door: $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.

 

Sunday, March 16
Commemorative Quilts exhibit & reception
3 p.m., Good Library Gallery 

Old and recent Mennonite and Amish quilts record and honor events in the lives of individuals and groups, including birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, retirement and notable achievements. Styles include samplers, crazy patches, embroidered squares and original designs. The makers, recipients and events will be documented with background stories and photographs.

This exhibit will be on display through July 27, 2014. For open days and hours, call (574) 535-7418.

 

Friday, March 21
Lavender Jazz Spring Concert
7:30 p.m., Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall 

Lavender Jazz, Goshen College’s big band, will present their spring concert in Sauder Concert Hall. Lavender Jazz is an ensemble of student music performers and will perform both as a large ensemble and in various small jazz combos. Lavender Jazz is directed by Dr. Christopher Fashun, assistant professor of music.

Tickets: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID. Available at the door one hour before the concert.

 

Saturday, March 22
Solomia Soroka Faculty Recital
7:30 p.m., Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall 

Goshen College Assistant Professor of Music and violinist Solomia Soroka will present a recital of works for violin and piano in Rieth Recital Hall.

Tickets: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID. Available at the door one hour before the concert.

 

Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29
Spring Mainstage Opera
8 p.m., Goshen College Umble Center 

“The Marriage of Figaro” continues the plot of “The Barber of Seville” several years later, recounting a single day of madness in the palace of Count Almaviva near Seville, Spain. Rosina is now the Countess; Dr. Bartolo is seeking revenge against Figaro for thwarting his plans to marry Rosina himself; and Count Almaviva has degenerated from the romantic youth of “Barber” into a scheming, bullying, skirt-chasing baritone.

Tickets: $12 adults, $7 seniors and GC students/employees. Available by calling the Goshen College Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566, or online at goshen.edu/tickets.

 

Sunday, March 30
Spring Mainstage Opera
3 p.m., Goshen College Umble Center 

Tickets: $12 adults, $7 seniors and GC students/employees. Available by calling the Goshen College Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566, or online at goshen.edu/tickets.

 

Sunday, March 30
Art Senior Show II reception
2-4 p.m., Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery  

Senior art majors Phil Scott, Justine Maust, Erin Iverson and Corey Roth will present artwork in an exhibit that is the culmination of their studio work at Goshen College. This exhibit will run through April 13, 2014.

 

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.

Directions to the college and a campus map are available at www.goshen.edu/aboutgc/map/. For ticket information, contact the Welcome Center, at (574) 535-7566, or email welcomecenter@goshen.edu.

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