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Performing Arts Series

2006 - 2007 Season

Jeffrey Siegel Family Concert

Where: Sapinsley Hall in the John Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts
When: 9/10/2006 2:30 PM
Jeffrey Siegel's Keyboard Conversations® will open the fifth season of his unique "concerts with commentary" with a Sunday afternoon Family Concert entitled "Music for the Young and the Young at Heart". The program will include The Flight of the Bumblebee, Bartok's Diary of a Fly, Copland's Cat and the Mouse and the minuet of the 5-year old Mozart. All are welcome from ages 7 to 107!

Drummers of Burundi

Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall
When: 9/26/2006 8:00 PM
"The Royal Drummers of Burundi", one of the greatest drumming ensembles in the world, will stage a performance featuring the complex percussive music traditions they have passed down from father to son for centuries.

Adams Piano Recital Series: Ian Hobson

Where: Sapinsley Hall in the John Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts
When: 10/1/2006 2:30 PM
After a highly successful premiere season, we are pleased to present another outstanding artist in the Adams Foundation Piano Recital Series.

British-born Ian Hobson is a musician of tremendous versatility who has earned an international reputation as a pianist, conductor and teacher.

His program will include Mozart's Fantasy in C Minor, K. 475 and Sonata in C Minor, K457; Rachmaninov's Preludes, Op. 23, Nos. 1-10; Schumann's Carnaval, Op. 8.

Jeffrey Siegel, Beethoven

Where: Sapinsley Hall in the John Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts
When: 10/17/2006 7:30 PM
The program includes an entertaining prologue on the music and its composer, a performance of the works, and ends with a lively question and answer session.

Beethoven: Sunny Side Up
A program of his most upbeat, light hearted works.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall
When: 10/20/2006 8:00 PM
Under the direction of former Alvin Ailey Dance Company principal dancers, Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, the flashy, charismatic "Complexions Contemporary Ballet" will perform.The Company has always sought to distinguish itself by grounding their cutting-edge choreography and original music within the roots of classical dance.

Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company

Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall
When: 11/2/2006 9:00 PM
"The Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company" returns to Rhode Island College after their successful 2001 performance. The company has been credited with awakening a new pride among Filipinos in their cultural heritage, while helping to preserve the country's dance tradition and building a reserve of international goodwill.

Imago: FROGZ

Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall
When: 11/16/2006 7:30 PM
"Imago Theatre's FROGZ", a theatrical menagerie of wonder, whimsy and wackiness, seen by millions worldwide on television and stage, will be presented. FROGZ is creature-theatre at its best, populated with escaped penguins, silent sloths, finicky, devilish strings and numerous other THINGZ. "Fun for the whole family!" The Boston Globe.

The Muir String Quartet with Eric Ruske

Where: Sapinsley Hall in the John Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts
When: 11/20/2006 8:00 PM
The Muir String Quartet will return for their 14th year as the keystone of our popular President's Music Series. Their first concert of the season will include special guest Eric Ruske, french horn. The program will include Mozart's Horn Quintet in E-flat Major as well as works by Kreisler and Mendelssohn.

Consider joining the artists and fellow patrons at our President's Music Series Pre-Concert Buffet in the College Faculty Dining Center. Good food and great company complete an outstanding cultural evening. Reservations for the pre-concert buffets are required (401-456-8144).

Michael Moschen

Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall
When: 1/26/2007 8:00 PM
International performance artist Michael Moschen returns by popular demand with a new show suitable for all ages. He is a juggler, but moves with the deftness of a French mime, and his work has an awesome effect of magic. Colleagues and critics have labeled him an "illusionist," a "movement artist," an "animator of objects" and a "dancerphysicist." You can decide for yourself.

Jeffrey Siegel, Schumann

Where: Sapinsley Hall in the John Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts
When: 1/30/2007 7:30 PM
The program includes an entertaining prologue on the music and its composer, a performance of the works, and ends with a lively question and answer session.

Schumann: Musical Love Letters
Soul stirring compositions inspired by the composer's love life.

The Muir String Quartet with Roger Tapping

Where: Sapinsley Hall in the John Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts
When: 2/5/2007 8:00 PM
The Muir String Quartet with guest Roger Tapping, viola.

Haydn: String Quartet Op. 64, No. 6
Schubert: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 29
Mozart: Viola Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 614

Adams Piano Recital Series: Ursula Oppens

Where: Sapinsley Hall in the John Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts
When: 2/18/2007 2:30 PM
After a highly successful premiere season, we are pleased to present another outstanding artist in the Adams Foundation Piano Recital Series.

Ursula Oppens has won renown both as a persuasive interpreter of classical repertoire and as a timeless champion of contemporary music.

Her program will include Schubert's Impromptu in B-flat Major, Op. 142, #3; Beethoven's Sonata in E-flat Major, Opus 27; Rzewski's Mayn Yingele; Chopin's Barcarolle Opus 60 and Ballade in A-flat Major, Opus 47; Schubert's"Wanderer" Fantasie, Opus 15.

Classical Theatre of Harlem: MEDEA

Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall
When: 2/22/2007 8:00 PM
The Classical Theatre of Harlem has cancelled their New England Tour and will not be presenting MEDEA at Rhode Island College, as originally scheduled. Ticket holders should contact Paul Cotter, Center Box Office Manager, at 456-8144.

Martha Graham Dance Company

Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall
When: 3/8/2007 8:00 PM
Martha Graham is recognized as one of the great pioneers of Modern Dance. Her collection of dance masterworks lives today in the vibrant performances of The Martha Graham Dance Company. As the Company enters its 80th Anniversary Season in 06-07, the Martha Graham Dance Company is emphasizing a fresh approach to presenting the seminal classics of the Graham collection.

The Muir String Quartet

Where: Sapinsley Hall in the John Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts
When: 3/26/2007 8:00 PM
Haydn: String Quartet Op. 33, No. 3
Berg: String Quartet Op. 3
Schumann: String Quartet #1 in A-minor, Op. 41, No. 1

TEA AT FIVE with Paula Ewin

Where: Sapinsley Hall in the John Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts
When: 4/10/2007 8:00 PM, 4/11/2007 8:00 PM, 4/12/2007 8:00 PM, 4/13/2007 8:00 PM
RIC Theatre Alumna Paula Ewin portrays the indomitable Katharine Hepburn in Matthew Lombardo's one-woman play TEA AT FIVE. Ewin depicts the strident, 31-year old star, still defiant even though she's been dubbed 'box office poison,' and later, the 76-year-old, aging actress reflecting on a life filled with loss. The play captures the emotional highs and lows of the inimitable, gravelly-voiced icon of American stage and screen.

Jeffrey Siegel, Liszt

Where: Sapinsley Hall in the John Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts
When: 4/17/2007 7:30 PM
The program includes an entertaining prologue on the music and its composer, a performance of the works, and ends with a lively question and answer session.

Liszt: The Devil Made Me Do It
Music of transcendental virtuosity and excitement

Time For Three

Where: Sapinsley Hall in the John Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts
When: 4/23/2007 8:00 PM
Since winning the 2003 National Auditions for Astral Artistic Services, Time For Three has brought its heady mix of virtuosic bluegrass, Hungarian gypsy, jazz and even vamped-up Bach to major concert halls, TV programs, folk festivals and classical festivals throughout the United States.

Program to be announced.

Page last updated: June 21, 2007