May and June 2014 events at Goshen College


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


Thursday, May 1
Rieth Chamber Series: Freimann Chamber Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall

The Fort Wayne Phil extends its chamber music prowess to Goshen, bringing chamber music ensemble Freimann to Goshen College for a concert in Rieth Recital Hall. Freimann is comprised of principal woodwind, string and piano members of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Freimann will perform Kitzke’s “Regina Takes the Holy Road,” Arnold Schönberg’s “Verklärte Nacht” and Mozart’s Piano Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498 (“Kegelstatt”). This event has been rescheduled from its original date in January 2014.

Tickets: $15. Available for purchase at the Goshen College Welcome Center: (574) 535-7566, or online at


Friday, May 2
Poetry Workshop Student Reading
6 p.m., Church-Chapel Koinonia Room

Award-winning poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf will serve as the guest writer for the annual Goshen College English Department writing workshop from April 28 through May 2. Students in this workshop will give a reading from their work on Friday, May 2, at 6 p.m. in the Church-Chapel’s Koinonia Room. For more information contact Ann Hostetler at (574) 535-7469 or


Friday, May 2
The Steel Wheels
7:30 p.m., Umble Center

The Steel Wheels have enthralled audiences across the country with their heady brew of original, soulful mountain music for almost a decade. In a concert sponsored by 91.1 FM The Globe (WGCS), in partnership with the college’s Performing Arts Series, the band will bring their innovative music to the Goshen College Umble Center on May 2 at 7:30 p.m.

This concert is SOLD OUT. To put your name on the waiting list, call the Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566 or email


Sunday, May 4
Juried Art Student Show Reception
2 p.m., Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery

Any student who has taken an art class during the year is eligible to submit work to be selected for this exhibit. Awards and a raffle drawing will take place at 2:30 p.m. The exhibit runs Sunday, May 4 through Tuesday, May 20, 2014. For more information, call (574) 535-7400 or email


Sunday, May 4
Community School of the Arts Spring Showcase Concert
4 p.m., Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

Three Community School of the Arts youth choirs will perform as part of the CSA Spring Showcase Concert in Sauder Concert Hall. Performing will be Rejoice Children’s Choir (grades 3-5), directed by Kristin Kauffman; Shout for Joy Children’s Choir (grades 6-8), directed by Sandy Hill; and the High School Honors Choir (grades 9-12), directed by Marcia Yost.

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


Saturday, May 17
Rieth Chamber Series: Spektral Quartet with Julien Labro
7:30 p.m., Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

Spektral Quartet, one of the nation’s fastest-rising young string quartets and ensemble-in-residence at the University of Chicago, returns to Goshen with accordion and bandoneon phenom Julien Labro, playing a fun and fiery program of South American jazz and tangos. The Sauder Concert Hall audience will be treated to an evening of amazing virtuosity and creativity by this spectacular collaboration. They will debut their new album “From this Point Forward” from Azica Records during this concert.

Tickets: $15. Available via the Welcome Center: (574) 535-7566, or online at


Sunday, May 18
Youth Honors Orchestra Spring Concert
7:30 p.m., Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

Two youth orchestras in the Community School of the Arts will present their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall. Performing are the Youth Honors Concert Orchestra (grades 7-9), conducted by Kate Truscello, and the Youth Honors Symphony Orchestra (grades 9-12), conducted by Josh Aerie. The program will be highlighted by a performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

Tickets are $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, available at the door. Goshen College faculty/staff/students are free with valid ID.


Thursday, May 29
CSA Faculty Recital: Brook Bennett, cello, and Luke Norell, piano
7:30 p.m., Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall

Community School of the Arts instructors Brook Bennett, cello, and Luke Norell, piano, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. in Rieth Recital Hall. A reception will follow in the Music Center lobby.

For more information, contact Community School of the Arts: (574) 535-7361, or email


Sunday, June 8 through September 21, 2014
Philip Sugden exhibit
Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery

Philip Sugden formally studied in Paris under French master Arnaud D’Hauterives (winner Grand Prix de Rome). Since graduating from the New York School of Visual Arts and the Paris American Academie des Beaux Arts, Sugden has made 12 journeys throughout the Himalayas and Tibet, creating drawings on location. In 2000, Philip’s drawings were published in a large format book titled “Visions from the Fields of Merit.” His work has been shown in more than 200 exhibitions in museums and galleries internationally, including New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Melbourne and Kathmandu. Visit to learn more about this artist. A reception will be held on September 21, 2014 from 2-4 p.m.


Friday, June 20
Music Week Final Choral and Orchestra Concert
7:30 p.m., Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall

High school choral and instrumental students will present a final concert culminating their week-long summer music experience at Goshen College, led by Dr. Scott Hochstetler and Dr. Christopher Fashun. A reception will follow the performance.

For more information about Music Week, contact Kathleen Yoder at (574) 535-7533, or email


Goshen College’s Administration Building, Church-Chapel, Good Library, Music Center, Newcomer Center, Recreation-Fitness 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 For ticket information, contact the Welcome Center, at (574) 535-7566, or email