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April 2018
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22
April

Department of Theatre and Dance

In the Red and Brown Water

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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By Tarell Alvin McCraney | Directed by Debbie Saivetz Fast and spirited Oya is a promising young athlete who is offered a scholarship that could jump-start her future. Forced to choose between her dying mother and her own dreams, she makes a life-changing decision. Oya’s subsequent path to womanhood leads her to a crossroads where she finds herself torn between settling down and just settling. In the Red and Brown Water is inspired by Federico Garcia Lorca's Yerma, and draws…

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22
April
$15

Department of Theatre and Dance

New Works Initiative: Civics and Humanities for Non-Majors

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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By Jeff Talbott | Directed by Wes Grantom A commission from Montclair State’s New Works Initiative, this adventurous new play dives into campus life in two different times (2016, days before the presidential election, and 1976) as two student-formed political action groups attempt to draft by-laws. Conflicts arise as they discover that defining a governing identity within any group requires more than patience; it may just require a miracle. With humor and crackling dialogue, the play tackles what may be…

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ESTA BREVE TRAGEDIA DE LA CARNE
22
April

Angélica Liddell | Atra Bilis Teatro

Esta Breve Tragedia de la Carne (This Brief Tragedy of the Flesh)

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, 07043 United States

Peak Performances introduces audiences to the singular work of the confrontational Spanish writer, director and performance artist Angélica Liddell. All the major European festivals – d'Avignon and d'Automne in France, Vie in Italy, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne in Switzerland – embrace Liddell with the adoration usually reserved for Romeo Castellucci and Robert Wilson.

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Peak Performance Montclair State
24
April
$15

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Symphonic Band & MSU Campus Band

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, 07043 United States

Thomas McCauley and Shelley Axelson, Conductors Please join us for an exciting and inspiring evening of music for winds, brass, and percussion presented by two of Montclair State’s concert bands. Program Artists Thomas McCauley is the newly appointed Director of Bands at Montclair State University where he conducts the Montclair State University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band. He comes to New Jersey from the University of Indianapolis where he held the position of Director of Bands and Instrumental Activities and…

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Peak Performances
25
April
$15

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Symphony Orchestra

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, 07043 United States

Helen Cha-Pyo, conductor Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet, mezzo-soprano Thomas Kurtz, saxophone The MSU Symphony Orchestra performs Copland's John Henry, Yoshimatsu's Cyberbird Concerto with Thomas Kurtz, saxophone, Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 (Jeremiah) with mezzo-soprano Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet, and Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 (New World). Program Artists Markand Thakar is Music Director of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and a member of the graduate conducting faculty at the Peabody Conservatory. A former assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic, Maestro Thakar's appearances include concerts and a…

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Cali School of Music
27
April
$15

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Wind Symphony: Parks and Recreation

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, 07043 United States

Thomas McCauley, Conductor The MSU Wind Symphony pays tribute to legendary civil rights icon Rosa Parks with Mark Camphouse’s haunting A Movement for Rosa, and Michael Daugherty’s Rosa Parks Boulevard. The “recreation” portion of the concert includes the music of Mozart, Stravinsky, and Bernstein, and the wonderfully eclectic First Symphony for Band by William Bolcom. Program Artists Thomas McCauley is the newly appointed Director of Bands at Montclair State University where he conducts the Montclair State University Wind Symphony and…

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Singers Chorale Montclair State
28
April
$15

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Singers & MSU Chorale

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, 07043 United States

Heather J. Buchanan, Conductor The MSU Singers perform excerpts from the Mozart Requiem and contemporary choral octavos. The MSU Chorale will perform the New Jersey Premiere performance of Jubilate Deo by Dan Forrest with guest soloists, children's choir and instrumental artists. Jubilate Deo celebrates the global aspect of the traditional Psalm 100 text “O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands,” by setting it in seven different languages (Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Zulu, Spanish, English) and drawing from…

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Cali School of Music
29
April
$15

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Jazz Ensemble

April 29 @ 3:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, 07043 United States

Jeffrey Kunkel, Director Guest composer and saxophonist David Bixler performs his works with the MSU Jazz Ensemble. The Director of Jazz Studies at Bowling Green State University and noted Cali School alumnus, Bixler has released numerous recordings featuring his own compositions, including his Grammy nominated collaboration with pianist Arturo O’Farrill, and his latest “Auction Project” recording of 2014 entitled Slink. Program Artists Dr. Jeffrey Kunkel (D.Ed., Penn State University; M.M., New England Conservatory; B.S., Penn State University) is Coordinator of…

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May 2018
Maya Beiser

Spinning

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, 07043 United States
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Composer Julia Wolfe, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for music, and Maya Beiser, “cello goddess” (The Wall Street Journal) honor the act of spinning thread in their new piece which celebrates the essential handiwork performed by women to keep us warm and clothed for centuries. Song has always accompanied the act of spinning.

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Maya Beiser

Spinning

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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One event on May 11, 2018 at 7:30pm

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Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, 07043 United States
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Composer Julia Wolfe, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for music, and Maya Beiser, “cello goddess” (The Wall Street Journal) honor the act of spinning thread in their new piece which celebrates the essential handiwork performed by women to keep us warm and clothed for centuries. Song has always accompanied the act of spinning.

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