Fall 2005 Theater & Music Performances
Date: September 28, 2005
Fir Acres Theatre
“Through the theatre, we reflect on our experiences and we imagine new possibilities. Making theatre is a way of understanding the world around us, and our place in it. We also find this process of projecting ourselves into strange or familiar circumstances immensely entertaining.”
–Stephanie Arnold, Professor of Theatre
September 29-October 1
Once Upon a Weekend
Saturday, October 15
Black Box Theatre
The Balcony, by Jean Genet
Directed by Stepan Simek
November 4-5 and 10-12, 7:30 p.m.
Fir Acres Theatre Main Stage
In the midst of a violent revolution, a majestically appointed brothel caters to the elaborate fantasies of men of all walks of life. The brothel, or The House of Illusions allows these frustrated little men to reenact their fantasies of sex and power. In a series of ritualistic masquerades, the images of power mirror each other to the point where the line between illusion and reality become blurred. It soon becomes apparent that, just like in the brothel, in the political struggle outside, the symbols and rituals of power assume even more importance than power itself.
The French playwright, novelist, poet, and a career criminal, Jean Genet uses the theatre as a hall of mirrors, in which he reveals the underlying perversity of political power with its use of symbols and rituals for achieving political goals. His parable is as timely today as it was in 1956 when the play was originally produced.
Winter Student Dance Extravaganza
Friday, Dec 2, 7:30pm
Friday, Dec 2, 10:00pm
Saturday, Dec 3, 7:30pm
Saturday, Dec 3, 10:00pm
Fir Acres Theatre Main Stage
An evening of performance of dances choreographed and performed by Lewis & Clark students.
For ticket information call the box office at 503 768-7495
Evans Music Building
“As part of a liberal arts education, music challenges us in a unique way. The most intangible of the arts, music can’t be touched or seen, yet inevitably we respond to its magic. Discovering the ways we can respond to this creative impulse is an exciting part of what we do.”
–Gilbert Seeley, James W. Rogers Professor of Music
Lewis & Clark’s Department of Music provides a high-quality program with a variety of opportunities for students interested in music. Faculty-directed ensembles include a symphonic wind ensemble, two choral groups, orchestra, jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble, world music, musical theatre, and chamber music groups. All concerts are free unless otherwise indicated.
10th Annual James W. Rogers Concert
October 27, 8 p.m., Evans Auditorium
This annual musical celebration honoring James W. Rogers showcases the College’s choirs, orchestra, wind symphony, chamber groups, and both student and faculty soloists in an evening dedicated to music and movement. A reception honoring John and June Rogers follows in the Band Room.
George and Barbara Wester Skipworth, piano and voice
Sunday, November 13, 8 p.m., Evans Auditorium
Barbara Wester Skipworth, soprano, and Dr. George Skipworth, Assistant Professor of Music and Director, Lewis & Clark College Orchestra, perform varied repertoire including songs of Franz Schubert, cabaret songs of William Bolcom, and the American premiere of George Skipworth’s Irish Songs for Soprano & Orchestra, which he premiered last summer in the Dublin International Symphonic Festival, held in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.
Orla McDonagh, piano
Friday, November 18, 8 p.m., Evans Auditorium
Orla McDonagh, Direcor of the Piano Program at Lewis & Clark College, presents a recital of solo piano works showcasing her diverse repertoire, featuring a newly commissioned work from Lewis & Clark composer Forrest Pierce (written especially for her) in addition to favorite works of Haydn, Liszt, Irish composer Philip Hammond and others. McDonagh has appeared numerous times as a soloist on campus since her arrival in Fall 2001, including with the Lewis & Clark Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble, and in collaboration with Sue McBerry, Soprano.
Saturday, November 12, 8 p.m., Evans Auditorium Lewis & Clark Jazz Band
Saturday, November 19, 8 p.m., Agnes Flanagan Chapel Lewis & Clark Wind Symphony
Wednesday, November.30, 8 p.m., Evans Auditorium Lewis & Clark Cappella Nova
Friday, December 2, 8 p.m., Evans Auditorium Lewis & Clark Composition Recital
Saturday, December 3, 2 p.m., Evans Auditorium Lewis & Clark Piano Recitals
Sunday, December 4, 2 p.m., Evans Auditorium Lewis & Clark World Music Concert
Sunday, December 4, 7:30 p.m., Evans Auditorium Lewis & Clark Orchestra
Wednesday, December 7, 8 p.m., Evans Auditorium Lewis & Clark Electronic Music Concert
For further information, contact Music Department, 503 768-7460