The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra (GCSO) will present its fall concert in Sauder Concert Hall on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The GCSO is an ensemble of Goshen College string, wind and percussion players, and is conducted by Christopher Fashun, assistant professor of music at the college.
Experience stories, images and tastes of Croatia at the Afternoon Sabbatical international luncheon on Nov. 13, when Jane Ruth of Niche Travel will give a presentation titled “My Croatian Journey: Encountering a Land of Beauty and Struggle” at noon in the College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall.
November 2013 performances include the fall mainstage and concerts by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble and the Vienna Boys Choir.
Goshen College will host a musical work titled “Paraguay Primeval,” a collection of stories and images by Carol Ann Weaver. Based on the extraordinary story of Mennonites moving to Paraguay from Canada in order to retain their own schools, and from Russia to flee the Stalinist regime, the show follows their attempt to find a new “Promised Land” in the uninviting Paraguayan Chaco. The show will take place in the Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.
The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, based in London, will perform at Goshen College as part of the college’s Performing Arts Series on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.
The Goshen College Chamber Choir, directed by Associate Professor of Music Scott Hochstetler, will present two concerts in the Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m.
Nocturnal animals will be out and about at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College during the 24th annual Enchanted Forest event on Oct. 25 and 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. This child-friendly and environmentally friendly evening consists of a guided hike by the light of lanterns to meet and hear from friendly nighttime animals in their natural habitat.
Goshen College Professor of Music and pianist Matthew Hill will present a solo piano recital on Sunday, Oct.13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall.
An activist, war resister and former student at Goshen College, Sam Steiner’s personal struggle with pacifism is brought to life in the play “Gadfly: Sam Steiner Dodges the Draft.”
October 2013 events include Homecoming Weekend, an Afternoon Sabbatical featuring former Goshen College President Shirley H. Showalter and “An Evening with Garrison Keillor.”