The UL Lafayette School of Music and Performing Arts Dance Program presents An Evening of Dance April 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 pm and April 19 at 2:00 pm in the Burke Hawthorne Theatre on the UL Lafayette campus. An Evening of Dance is the eagerly awaited annual dance showcase that premieres the original choreography of students in the UL Lafayette Dance Program. These adjudicated dances are both choreographed and performed by Performing Arts majors with a concentration in dance and dancers from the Acadiana community. The 2015 production of An Evening of Dance promises to be an evening of concert dance that is thoughtfully diverse in its subject matter and richly innovative in its approach.
Tickets for An Evening of Dance will be available at Burke Hawthorn Theatre one hour prior to each performance or online at Pfar.louisiana.edu. General admission to the performance is $10.00. Senior Citizens, UL Lafayette Alumni and children under 18 years of age are $5.00. UL Lafayette students, faculty and staff are admitted free of charge with a their valid UL Lafayette ID. For more information call 337-482-6357. This event is sponsored in part by the UL Lafayette Student Government Association.
New York cabaret artist/Broadway performer, Georga Osborne and her pianist Steven Watkins will perform Saturday, November 22 at 7:30pm in Burke Theatre. Georga has won numerous cabaret award in New York and has appeared in the original cast of Meet Me in St. Louis on Broadway. She has also toured extensively through the United States and abroad in musical theatre. Her solo show mixes humor with beautiful singing and moving ballads. Admission is free for UL Lafayette students, faculty and staff, $15 for general public, and $10 for seniors. Osborne will also give a masterclass for our students on Sunday, November 23 at 1:30pm in Burke Theatre. All are invited to attend, free of charge.
Adults and little ones alike will get into the Halloween spirit when the UL Lafayette Symphony, under the direction of Michael Blaney, presents its Annual Halloween Concert Wednesday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Angelle Hall Auditorium. Orchestra members will be wearing costumes, and the audience is encouraged to show up in their favorite Halloween costumes. Musical highlights of this year’s concert include: Suite from Video Games Live, Picture at an Exhibition, Danse Bacchanale, Flinstones Meet the Jetsons, and Copland’s Hoedown. Guest appearances by the UL School of Music Faculty and Lafayette Ballet Theatre. It’s a great way to celebrate the holiday in a fun and entertaining way.
Admission is $8 for adults, FREE for 17 and younger, FREE for all UL students, faculty, and staff with I.D. All proceeds benefit the UL-Lafayette Orchestra Program. For more information call the UL School of Music at (337) 482-6012
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Concert Series proudly presented world class pianists Chee-Hung Toh & Dennis Lee in a Solo and Four-Hands Piano Concert on Monday April 23 in Ducrest-Gilfry Auditorium in Angelle Hall. Toh and Lee performed works by Clementi, Schubert, Liszt, Debussy, Ravel, and Moszkowski.
The UL Lafayette College of the Arts hosted Community Day on Saturday March 24 as part of the 2012 Festival of the Arts. Community Day combined activities from the Department of Visual Arts and the School of Music & Performing Arts. It was a great chance for children and adults of all ages to participate in workshops on various art techniques, to receive free musical instruction and demonstration, and to participate in musical jam sessions.
Other offerings of Community Day included live music on the grounds, a bake sale, face painting, and games.
Kinetic artist, composer and inventor, “Trimpin” was in residence in the College of the Arts from February 16-17, 2012. The documentary “Trimpin: The Sound of Invention,” by Peter Esmonde was shown in Fletcher Auditorium, room 134 at 7:30 on February 16 as part of the Bayou Bijou Film Series. Trimpin remained for question and answer after the film. Trimpin also gave a presentation in Fletcher Auditorium, room 134, at 7:30 on February 17 under the auspices of the University Concert Series.
Trimpin is a specialist in integrating sculpture and acoustic devices, and is said to be one of the most stimulating one-man forces in music today. Each one of his fanciful installations is unique. For the 1989 Composer-to-Composer conference in Telluride, Colorado, Trimpin created a computer-controlled system to perform Conlon Nancarrow’s player piano compositions with mallets striking 100 Dutch wooden shoes, arranged in a horseshoe from the edge of the balcony at the Sheridan Opera House. He has constructed fire organs, liquid percussion systems, and a tower of more than fifty self-playing and self-tuning guitars in honor of Jimi Hendrix. In 1997 he received a MacArthur “Genius Grant” for exceptional creative work. Music professor Robert Willey, who organized the visit, recommended the experience for people looking for creative inspiration: “Trimpin thinks out of the box…way out.”
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Percussion Ensembles will present their fall concert on Wednesday, November 2nd, at 7:30 PM in the Ducrest-Gilfry Auditorium in Angelle Hall. The program will feature performances of two major works, The Phantom Dances by Michael Hennagin and Dooms Day Machine by percussionist and composer Michael Burritt of the famed Eastman School of Music. The ensemble will also perform a percussion arrangement of the widely popular Oblivion by Argentinean composer Astor Piazolla. The Steel Drum Band and Afro-Caribbean Ensemble will close out the program with selections from their upcoming clinic and concert at the Louisiana Music Educators Conference. Admission is free.
For more information please call 482-6016. For more information about UL Lafayette College of the Arts events visit arts.louisiana.edu.
Adults and little ones alike will get into the Halloween spirit when the UL-Lafayette Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Michael Blaney presents its Annual Halloween Concert on Friday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Angelle Hall Auditorium. Orchestra members will be wearing costumes and the audience is encouraged to show up in their favorite Halloween costumes. Musical highlights of this year’s concert include: Carnival of the Animals , selections from The Planets, A 5th of Beethoven, In the Hall of the Mountain King and more.
There will be guest appearances by pianists Yu Ling Huang-Davie and Chan Kiat Lim, narrator Robyn Nolting, and the UL Dance Department. It’s a great way to celebrate the holiday in a fun and entertaining way. Admission is $8 for adults, FREE for 17 and younger, FREE for all UL students, faculty, and staff with I.D. All proceeds benefit the UL-Lafayette Orchestra Program.
For more information call the UL School of Music at (337) 482-6012 or visit www.ularts.com to view information about all College of the Arts performances.
The UL-Lafayette Concert Series presented a guest artists recital featuring violinist Lina Bahn and pianist Stephen Vanhauwaert, on Tuesday February 15, 7:30 PM, in Angelle Hall Auditorium. They performed works by Beethoven, Mozart, Liszt, Felder and Franck.
Lina Bahn has spent twelve seasons as part of the award-winning Corigliano Quartet. Their CD in collaboration with the Friedman Quartet was cited in the New Yorker’s “Best 10 Recordings” list. Bahn is currently the executive director and violinist with the Verge Ensemble at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. During the 2010 season, Ms. Bahn performed in an inauguration concert as the violinist of the Smithsonian’s National Gallery New Music Ensemble, and she now holds post as Assistant Professor of violin at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Stephen Vanhauwaert has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times for his “impressive clarity, sense of structure and monster technique.” His piano playing has claimed many prestigious awards such as the Maurice Lefranc award, the Rotary Prize, the Galiot Prize and the USC Concerto Competition. Vanhauwaert performs regularly throughout Europe and the US, both solo and in chamber groups. He recently finished his China solo debut tour in 2010, which was received with great critical acclaim.
The UL Lafayette Symphony Orchestra presented a free concert featuring UL Student soloists and guest string performers on Saturday, February 19, 7:30 PM, in Angelle Hall Auditorium. Over 100 pre-college string players from throughout Louisiana joined forces with the UL Lafayette Symphony to perform Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. UL student soloists Julia Lang, violin; Stephen Tumblin, marimba; and singers Alex Hollerman and Jenee Luquette were featured soloists with the orchestra. The evening will conclude with a performance of Leonard Berstein’s Overture to Candide.