In SEAtu: Rain & Coffee & Salmon & Weed -- Satirizing Seattle
Feb
27
to May 30

In SEAtu: Rain & Coffee & Salmon & Weed -- Satirizing Seattle

The bouffons have landed in Seattle to observe and mimic foibles of human behavior. Allergic to apathy, they challenge politeness, expose uncomfortable truths, and acknowledge the beauty and tragic histories of our beloved icons.

This playful band of demigods employ humor and imagination to poke fun at four Seattle icons: Rain, Coffee, Salmon, and Weed.

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Evren Odcikin '02 directs HEARTLAND
Mar
29
to Apr 21

Evren Odcikin '02 directs HEARTLAND

InterAct Theatre Company, 302 South Hicks Street, Center City, PA 19102Dr. Harold Banks, an aging professor of Afghan studies in Nebraska, is reeling after his adopted daughter Getee is killed by the Taliban while delivering foreign aid. When Afghan refugee Nazrullah arrives at his door with an incredible story and carrying Getee's prized book, the two men form an unlikely bond. Inspired by true events, Gabriel Jason Dean's HEARTLAND is a story of healing, connection, and the devastating unintentional consequences of our actions.

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"Anansi and the Great Light" Premieres at Curtis
Mar
30
to Mar 31

"Anansi and the Great Light" Premieres at Curtis

I'm very excited to be writing a children's opera for Curtis' Family Concerts series! The libretto, by Kanika Ambrose, and the music have been composed with input from students at Girard College. We're shaping the story around Anansi, an Akan folk tale character, and the adventure that put the moon in the sky. The Curtis singers are dynamite, Girard’s children’s choir will be in the show, and all the sets and costumes are being designed by Girard students. The opera is sure to be exciting for audiences of all ages! Anansi will have three performances:

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Katie Welsh '15 Brings Spring Cabaret Series to Arts Council of Princeton!
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Katie Welsh '15 Brings Spring Cabaret Series to Arts Council of Princeton!

Join Katie Welsh '15 for a spring cabaret concert series in Princeton!

On April 6th, Katie presents "Broadway's Leading Ladies." Katie travels through the decades, from the 1940s to the 2010s, on a quest to understand how Broadway’s leading ladies have changed over time. Katie sings songs from Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Bells Are Ringing, Sweet Charity, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Les Miserables, The Light in the Piazza, and many more.

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Announcing 2019 Chelsea Music Festival Composers!
Jun
6
to Jun 15

Announcing 2019 Chelsea Music Festival Composers!

The Chelsea Music Festival is thrilled to announce The Clara Schumann Ten to honor the legacy of pianist and composer Clara Schumann, her 200th anniversary, as well as the Festival's 10th season. The Clara Schumann Ten is comprised of a distinguished group of women composers from around the globe commissioned by the Festival; they are Jane Antonia Cornish, Helen Grime, Binna Kim, Jessica Mays, Santa Ratniece, Kathryn Salfelder, Aigerim Seilova, Nicky Sohn, Augusta Read Thomas, and Liliya Ugay.

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IVA on Spotify playlists... and headed to LA in March!
Mar
23
to Mar 24

IVA on Spotify playlists... and headed to LA in March!

Longing for spring? Well there have been some developments during this quiet winter...
For Spotify fans, my music can now be found on several playlists:
* "Young" is on the Fashion playlist by Alpha
* "Immense Tenderness" is on "the popularizer" playlist by Talk About Pop Music
* IVA & her Divas shows the key artists and influences on my music

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Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Rachel Lyon at An Unlikely Story, Plainville MA

On the long list for the Center for Fiction First Novel prize, SELF-PORTRAIT WITH BOY is a portrait of an artist torn between morality and ambition. When a struggling artist captures a boy falling to his death in the background of her self-portrait, she must choose between launching her career or protecting the boy’s mother whom she has come to care for. Celebrate the paperback release of this “sparkling debut” at An Unlikely Story where author Rachel Lyon will discuss her novel, answer questions, and sign copies. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the event.

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Deborah Lawrence Schafer '92 in collaboration with Lake Tahoe environmental scientists
Mar
14
to Mar 15

Deborah Lawrence Schafer '92 in collaboration with Lake Tahoe environmental scientists

The Colors of Lake Tahoe art series uses spectral measurements of Lake Tahoe taken by Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) scientists in a celebration of the Lake’s color and the area’s scenery, flora and fauna. Reflecting the shifting ecology and conditions experienced by the planet at large, each artwork is overlaid with an original handmade graphite sketch featuring Tahoe scenery. Working in mixed media Schafer incorporates geometrical forms, a close study of color, and natural elements in the works to convey the idea of interconnectedness.

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Mar
12
2:00 PM14:00

Reading: Glen Cove Public Library

The Glen Cove Public Library is on the north shore of Long Island, and has hosted a number of best-selling authors including Charles Belfoure, Julia Dahl, Sara Novic, Kimberly McCreight, Natalie Harnett, Christopher Bollen, Nadia Hashimi. Imbolo Mbue, Martha Hall Kelly, Fiona Davis Yoojin Grace Wertz, Lauren Belfer, Min Jin Lee and Anna Pitoniak. Rachel Lyon, author of the debut novel

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Mar
11
8:00 PM20:00

Franklin Park Reading Series

Come join the celebration! We're marking a decade of provocative lit at Crown Heights' premiere hangout with a slate of trailblazing authors: Sam Lipsyte (Hark, The Ask, Venus Drive), Mychal Denzel Smith (Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching), Rachel Lyon (Self-Portrait with Boy), Richard Chiem (King of Joy, You Private Person), and poet Precious Okoyomon (Ajebota)!

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Feminarchy Live
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Feminarchy Live

Laura Hankin and Dominique Salerno sing songs to smash the patriarchy and save us all from nuclear winter. They've been featured in The New York Times, HuffPost, and NowThis Her, and have been threatened by random men on the internet, so they must be doing something right. Join them for some musical comedy, special guests (including Jason Pomerantz '09!), and more.

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SERIALS @ THE FLEA (Celebrating Cycle 50!)
Mar
7
to Mar 9

SERIALS @ THE FLEA (Celebrating Cycle 50!)

5 PLAYS GO IN. 3 PLAYS COME OUT. YOUR VOTE DECIDES.

SERIALS @ The Flea is a raucous late night play competition featuring The Bats and some of NYC’s hottest young playwrights and directors. This event runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 p.m.

Be sure to arrive at 10:30 p.m. for live music before the show!

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"A" Train - written and performed by Annie Torsiglieri
Feb
28
to Mar 3

"A" Train - written and performed by Annie Torsiglieri

Written and performed by Annie Torsiglieri
Music by Brad Carroll 
Directed by Risa Brainin

When Amy discovers one of her young twins is autistic, everything she thought she knew about motherhood and life is flipped upside-down. In her search for insight, Amy is changed forever, learning to see the world, her son, and the very nature of happiness with clearer eyes.

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Finnish and French Masterworks
Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

Finnish and French Masterworks

The Society departs from its traditional concert format and presents a full evening of music for divided choruses. First, the women’s chorus takes center stage under the baton of David Rosenmeyer to present Berlioz’ Tristia: “La mort d’Ophélie” followed by “Sirènes,” from Debussy’s Nocturnes under the baton of Kent Tritle.

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ROLE PLAYING GAME - new opera by Jacob Shulman
Feb
21
to Feb 23

ROLE PLAYING GAME - new opera by Jacob Shulman

Center for Arts at the Armory, Somerville, MA

New 90-minute opera about love and identity online. Blends romantic opera with Internet/videogame culture, as well as Armenian folk music. Themes of alienation, loneliness, gender expression, and the relationship between old and new cultures. All original words and music by Jacob Shulman '16.

Submitted by Jacob Shulman ‘16

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IVA awarded Individual Artist Fellowship from the NEA & DDOA
Feb
1
to Feb 23

IVA awarded Individual Artist Fellowship from the NEA & DDOA

I’m thrilled to announce that IVA has been selected to receive an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts funded by the National Endowment of the Arts. This opportunity will allow me to expand my 2019 tour and reach an audience across the states. This fall I gave many house and club concerts and they were beautiful events. Should you like to host house concerts, please let me know.

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New Album by Upstate Escape Available For Free Download
Feb
1
to Feb 28

New Album by Upstate Escape Available For Free Download

Following a three-year hiatus, Upstate Escape has released its fourth full-length album, Precariously Arranged, mixing a unique blend of rock, jazz, and tongue-in-cheek humor. The band is fronted by John Norwood (Class of '06), with Bryan Schwenk (Class of '07) on drums, and additional contributions by Milton Georges (Class of '04) and Rob Sicurelli (Class of '12).

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Voice Lessons in NYC
Feb
1
to Feb 28

Voice Lessons in NYC

Tessa Romano '13 recently graduated with a Doctorate in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy. She offers voice lessons in New York City for anyone looking to improve their singing or speaking voice, whether it be for a career in singing, teaching, public speaking, or just for fun. Tessa specializes in teaching the Western classical, jazz, musical theater, pop, rock, and beginner Hindustani and Carnatic vocal genres.

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The Galleries at CSU - Incurable Atomic
Jan
18
to Feb 23

The Galleries at CSU - Incurable Atomic

Incurably Atomic by Anthomy Mastromatteo '92 on view at The Galleries at CSU with special Artist Conversations


On View Friday, January 18 – Saturday, February 23
The Galleries at CSU
1307 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio


Friday, January 18
4:00 – 6:00 pm: Gallery Conversations with the Artists
5:00 – 8:00 pm: Opening Reception

Saturday, February 2 and Saturday, February 16
4:00 pm: Additional Gallery Conversations with Anthony Mastromatteo '92

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Emily Tepe '00 (IVA)  Shares Music Video for single "Immense Tenderness"
Jan
10
to Feb 7

Emily Tepe '00 (IVA) Shares Music Video for single "Immense Tenderness"

So proud to share the music video for my single, “Immense Tenderness” from my “Traitor” EP. Director William DeJessa created a unique old world feel shooting the video on a 1940s era Grafex camera, and he truly captured the song’s mood. Check it out on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HimBeTRmj0) & subscribe!

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HANDEL Messiah
Dec
17
8:00 PM20:00

HANDEL Messiah

The Handel-Medallion winning Oratorio Society of New York continues its annual tradition of presenting Handel’s beloved oratorio, Messiah, as it has every December since 1874. The concert features conductor Kent Tritle leading the 200-voice chorus, soloists, and orchestra.

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