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Fall 2013

An Evening with Mark Twain

When: Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center

Pianist
Jon Nakamatsu

When: Sunday, November 3 at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center

Hungarian State
Folk Ensemble

When: Thursday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

Kurt H. Sutton brings the wit and wisdom of America's favorite humorist Mark Twain to Rhode Island College in this warm-hearted theatrical piece. An adept musician, Mr. Sutton also uses his guitar, banjo and harmonica to recreate the sing-a-longs Twain led in his home almost every week.

Jon Nakamatsu returns by popular demand. This Van Cliburn Gold Medal winner performs with the assurance that comes of having both solid technique and a gentle, interpretive spirit. The program is scheduled to include Schubert, Impromptus Nos.2 and 3, Op.90 (D899); Chopin, Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op.58; and Schumann Carnaval, Op.9.

Regarded as one of the premier folkloric dance ensembles in the world, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble performs a whirlwind of colorful works based on authentic Hungarian dances. A live folk orchestra and the world-famous Gipsy Orchestra accompany on authentic, traditional instruments.

The Muir String Quartet

When: Monday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center

Alice in Wonderland – Salzburg Marionette Theatre

When: Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

The Muir String Quartet, distinguished by its impeccable voicing, intonation and unbridled musicality, returns for its 21st season. The program is scheduled to include Haydn, String Quartet No. 41 in D Major, The Frog, Op.50, No. 6; Webern, 5 Movements for String Quartet, Op.5; and Schubert, String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, Death and the Maiden (D810).

Now in its 100th year, the Salzburg Marionette Theatre is staging its all-new production of the fantastic Lewis Carroll adventure Alice in Wonderland.  Expect to be charmed and amazed as you are pulled into the story by these wondrous, handcrafted characters.

Spring 2014

Dance Brazil

When: Thursday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

Tao:
Phoenix Rising

When: Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

The Muir String Quartet

When: Monday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center

Dance Brazil is a unique fusion of live Afro-Brazilian music, contemporary dance and Capoeira, a traditional dance/martial arts form that originated in Africa and evolved in colonial Brazil as a means of fighting enslavement. The New York Times calls the beauty and style of these dancers "...a treat to the senses."

Athletic bodies and striking costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography. The performers each bring a nontraditional flair to the group by drawing on their diverse backgrounds: one as a hard rock musician, another as a gymnast and yet another as a composer.

The program is scheduled to include Haydn, String Quartet No.32 in C Major, The Bird, Op.33, No.3; Kreisler, String Quartet in A Minor; and Mendelssohn, String Quartet No.4 in E Minor, Op.44, No.2

Duo-Pianists John and Richard Contiguglia

When: Sunday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center

Alonzo King's Lines Ballet

When: Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

Identical twins, John and Richard Contiguglia have collaborated as a piano duo since the age of five.  They will perform "A Four-Hand Tribute to Schubert." which is scheduled to include Allegro in A minor, Op.144, Lebensstürme; Variations in A-flat Major on an Original Theme, Op.35 (D813); and Fantasie in F minor, Op.103 (D940)

Under Alonzo King's visionary direction, this San Francisco-based company is highly trained in ballet, yet performs with the speed and energy that belong to the 21st century. King explores the possibilities of movement from a global perspective, renewing and transcending traditional ballet.

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