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Stetson announces Cultural Calendar 14-15

WaitingRoom artStetson University’s cultural calendar for the new academic year includes concerts by the School of Music, Stetson’s Theatre Second Stage productions, art exhibitions at the Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, public lectures, including Stetson’s Social Justice Lecture Series, and Science Saturdays and more at the Gillespie Museum.

The Stetson School of Music Concert Calendar is also found under Upcoming Events on the School of Music website . Most music concerts, unless otherwise noted, are held in Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall. Ticket prices: Adult $10; Senior (62 and older) $8; Area student $5; 12 and younger – no charge; Complimentary admission with Stetson ID. Contact: stetson.edu/music – 386-822-8950. All concerts are also posted on Stetson’s online calendar found on Stetson Today.

Highlights of the School of Music Fall 2014 Concert Calendar:

Aug. 22, Friday – 7:30 p.m. – Friends of Music Recital – 2014-15 Season Premier Concert – Complimentary Admission

Great Pianists at Stetson Series – in honor of the new Steinway Concert Grand D: Aug. 31, Sunday – 3 p.m. – Inaugural Concert, featuring Michael Rickman, piano; Oct. 19, Sunday – 3 p.m. – Guest Recital, Jeremy Samolesky, piano, associate professor of music, Auburn University

Celebrating her 25th anniversary at Stetson, Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez, violin, will perform her Faculty Recital at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13. Michael Rickman, piano

Celebrating her 30th anniversary at Stetson University, Lloyd Linney, voice, will perform her Faculty Recital at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1. Michael Rickman, piano

Stetson University Opera Theatre presents “Masquerade! An Evening of Musical Theatre” Saturday, Nov. 1, featuring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. Dinner and entertainment:  $75; Entertainment only:  $30; Phantom finale only (7:45 p.m.): standard admission pricing. Location: The Presidential Garden, 418 N. Woodland Blvd.

Christmas Candlelight Concert – Dec. 4, 5 – 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 6 – 5 p.m. and Dec. 6 – 8 p.m. – Concert Choir, Stetson Men, Women’s Chorale, Timothy Peter and Andrew Larson, conductors. Tickets – Special pricing: ticketreturn.com.

Full School of Music Concert Calendar, Fall 2014: 

Sept. 5, Friday – 7:30 p.m. – Faculty Recital featuring Jane Christeson, mezzo-soprano; Michael Rickman, piano

Sept. 7, Sunday – 3 p.m. – Faculty Recital featuring Jessica Hall Speak, clarinet; Tammy Miller, piano 

Sept. 10, Wednesday – 7:30 p.m. – Guest Recital, featuring David Shifrin, clarinet; Michael Rickman, piano

Sept. 12, Friday – 7:30 p.m. – Chamber Orchestra – Anthony Hose, conductor; Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez, violin

Sept. 19, Friday – 7:30 p.m. – Faculty Recital, featuring Jean West, flute; Michael Rickman, piano

Sept. 21, Sunday – 3 p.m. – Faculty/Student Recital, featuring the music of Peter Mathews in celebration of his 70th birthday

Sept. 26, Friday – 7:30 p.m. – Faculty Recital, featuring Jamison Walker, tenor; Kristie Born, piano

Sept. 28, Sunday – 3 p.m. – Alumnus/Faculty Recital, featuring Ernie Murphy, tenor; Michael Rickman, piano

Sept. 30, Tuesday – 7:30 p.m. – Alumna/Faculty Recital, featuring Tammara Phillips, flute; Kristie Born, piano

Oct. 1, Wednesday – 7:30 p.m. – Stetson University Jazz, Patrick Hennessey, director; Location: Stetson Room, CUB

Oct. 3, Friday – 7:30 p.m. – Stetson University Choral Festival Concert – Stetson Men; Stetson Women’s Chorale; Opera Theatre; Festival Directors Chorus – Timothy Peter and Andrew Larson, conductors

Oct. 14, Tuesday – 7:30 p.m. – Alumna Recital, featuring Kate Nadolny ‘12, mezzo-soprano; Tammy Miller, piano; Marla Davison ’13, viola 

Oct. 17, Friday – 7:30 p.m. – Stetson University Symphonic Band, Douglas Phillips, conductor

Oct. 21, Tuesday – 7:30 p.m. – Guitar Ensemble, Stephen Robinson, director

Oct. 24, Friday – 7:30 p.m. – Stetson University Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor

Oct. 28, Tuesday – 7:30 p.m. – First Glimpse Stetson Student Composers Concert

Oct. 29, Wednesday – 7:30 p.m. – Guest Recital, featuring Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone; Paula Fan, piano 

Nov. 2, Sunday – Brass Ensembles – 5 p.m.;  Woodwind Ensembles – 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 4, Tuesday – 7:30 p.m. – Stetson University Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor

Nov. 15, 16 Saturday and Sunday – Florida Bandmasters Association Concerts  – Complimentary admission. Roll of Distinction Concert – featuring Southern Winds, Bobby Adams, conductor – Saturday, 7:30  p.m.; Hall of Fame Concert – featuring Stetson University Symphonic Band, Douglas Phillips, conductor – Sunday, 4 p.m.

Nov. 18, Tuesday – 7:30 p.m. – Sounds New – Faculty Composers Recital 

Nov. 19, Wednesday – 7:30 p.m. – Stetson University Jazz, Patrick Hennessey, director

Nov. 20, Thursday – 7:30 p.m. – Guitar on the Rocks, featuring Stetson guitar students in concert – Gillespie Museum – Complimentary admission

Nov. 21, Friday – 7:30 p.m. – Stetson University Symphony Orchestra – Concerto Competition Winners, Anthony Hose, conductor

Nov. 23, Sunday – 3 p.m. – First Baptist Church DeLand – Stetson University Choral Union, Andrew Larson, conductor

Dec. 10, Wednesday – 7:30 p.m. – Stetson University Community School Youth Strings Concert – Stephanie Sandritter and Sandra Hill, conductors

Dec. 13, Saturday – 7:30 p.m. – Stetson University Community School Young Singers Concert, Sandra Peter, conductor


Stetson University Theatre – Second Stage Season: 

Stetson’s Second Stage Theatre is located inside the Museum of Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Ticket prices for all shows: $12 for Adults; $10 for Seniors, Children and Non-Stetson Students. Complimentary admission with Stetson ID. Box Office: 386-822-8700. See more at Stetson University Creative Arts Programs. More information: creativearts@stetson.edu. The production schedule is also posted on Stetson’s online calendar found on Stetson Today. The 2014-15 Season schedule follows:

An Evening of Improv – Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 25 – 27 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 28 at 3 p.m.

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare – Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 13 – 15 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m.

Master Class by Terence McNally – Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 19 – 21, 2015, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at 3 p.m. 

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris – Thursday through Saturday, April 16 – 18, 2015, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 19, 2015, at 3 p.m.  


Art Exhibitions at The Hand Art Center:

The Hand Art Center, located in the university’s Palm Court, at 139 E. Michigan Ave., houses Stetson’s extensive collection of art by Modernist painter Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938). Open, free of charge, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Saturdays noon – 4 p.m. Closed during university holidays. More information: Tonya Curran, director of the Hand Art Center at tcurran@stetson.edu, or call (386) 822-7271. Contact Creative Arts @ Stetson University for more information. All art exhibitions are also posted on Stetson’s online calendar found on Stetson Today.

Oscar Bluemner’s America: New England Images – Sept. 5 – Dec. 5

The Waiting Room: Lost and Found – Sept. 5 – Dec. 5 – The Waiting Room explores the psychologically rich conceptual framework of the medical waiting room. Featuring works by Marguerite Perret, Bruce Scherting, Stephanie Lanter, Robin Lasser. (Featured photo above right, entitled Taxus Swatch: Ornamental upholstery used in the Breast Cancer tableau that was created from breast cancer cells from pathology slides and specimens of pacific yew plant, source of chemotherapy drug paclitaxel (taxol). Also includes preventative purple flowers from common flax plant lignans (estrogen-like antioxidants); taxol molecules; and other plant-based compounds currently used or researched for breast-cancer treatment.)

Smithsonian Museum Day – Saturday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Annual Juried Exhibit – Nov. 7 – Dec. 5

Just Plain Folk: Works from the collection of Michael Murrell – Jan. 16 – Feb. 28, 2015

Oscar Bluemner’s Europe: The Mediterranean – Jan. 16 – April 28, 2015  


Social Justice Lecture Series:  Tuesday, Oct. 14 – 7:30 p.m. – Guest Speaker Kevin Quashie – “Quiet, Justice, Love” – Lecture/Discussion with Q&A, Location: Stetson Room, CUB

Kevin Quashie, Ph.D., is a professor in the department of Afro-American Studies at Smith College, a women’s college in Massachusetts, where he teaches cultural studies and theory. He is the author or editor of three books: New Bones: Contemporary Black Writers in America; Black Women, Identity, and Cultural Theory: (un) Becoming the Subject; and most recently, The Sovereignty of Quiet: Beyond Resistance in Black Culture. More information on Stetson’s Social Justice Lecture Series, contact Amy Gipson, Director of Strategic Communications, and Assistant to the President: (386) 822-7220, or agipson@stetson.edu. All public lectures are also posted on Stetson’s online calendar found on Stetson Today.


Gillespie Museum – Events:   The Gillespie Museum and the Rinker Environmental Learning Center are located at the southeast corner of Stetson University’s DeLand campus, at the intersection of Amelia and East Michigan avenues. All Gillespie Museum events are also posted on Stetson’s online calendar found on Stetson Today.

Science Saturday – Smithsonian Museum Day – September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Opening of Re-composed, an environmental installation by Rachel Mathes (’14) and a display on Florida clay. Join DeLand area museums in partnership with the Smithsonian for a celebration.

Science Saturday – Mostly Green Halloween – October 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – A showcase of hands-on activities and experiments demonstrating mysterious and unusual animal behaviors and plant habits. Think outside the candy box!

Science Saturday – Rock at the Gillespie – November 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Join in a Homecoming Weekend celebration of Stetson University’s Earth Science Museum in a natural setting, as the Gillespie Museum turns 56! 

Science Saturday, Apr. 12, 2015 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Earth Day at the Gillespie – Join us for our annual Earth Day celebration. Stetson’s Environmental Coalition will be featured in a morning of earth-friendly workshops, activities, food and music.