January 21, 2015
Southern Illinois University Arts and Cultural Events
Jan. 26-Feb. 8
This weekly email brings together all the arts and cultural events happening in a two-week period at SIU Carbondale. From music to art, film to dance, guest lectures to workshops and theater, you will find the information here. Also, event information is subject to change.
SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Jan. 29 – “Rockin the Symphony”
28 -- Music concert: Pianist Junghwa Lee, veteran of Carnegie Hall and a solo performer with orchestras from Asia to Europe and the United States, presents a faculty recital beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Baptist Foundation Hall. This is a free performance.
FOR THE MEDIA: Contact Junghwa Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org or 453-5816.
28 – Lecture: Joseph Smith, a doctoral student in philosophy, presents “In the Wilderness We Are Slain” beginning at 5 p.m. in Morris Library’s Hall of Presidents and Chancellors. This event is part of a semester-long conversation among SIU faculty and students under the symposium heading “Black Bodies: Once Again on the Altar of Sacrifice.”
29 – Music concert: Rockin’ the Symphony with the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra and Head East, 7:30 p.m., Shryock Auditorium. SISO co-stars with classic rock band Head East.
Roger Boyd, keyboardist and founding member of Head East, selected a dozen songs for the evening’s program, choosing the classic rock band’s biggest hits, mostly from their top album, “Flat as a Pancake,” which broke ‘The Billboard 200’ in 1975 to peak at 126, and newer songs compatible with symphonic collaboration.
FOR THE MEDIA: Contact Edward Benyas, email@example.com or 453-5834
31 -- The Saudi Students Society hosts “An Evening of Poetry with Special Guests” beginning at 5 p.m. in Morris Library, John C. Guyon Auditorium and Rotunda. Readers will present poetry in the Arabic language, giving non-speakers the opportunity to hear the language in poetry. The Saudi Students Society’s mission is to promote a friendly relationship with non-Saudi students, in part by organizing cultural events. This is a free event.
FOR THE MEDIA: Contact Mejdl Sultan Safran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
31 – Performance: The Department of Communication Studies presents “Faculty Performance Hour,” featuring faculty members in the performance studies area. Performances begin at 8 p.m. at Kleinau Theater. Tickets are $7 for the general public, $5 for SIU students with student I.D. Get tickets at the door beginning one hour before the performance begins or reserve tickets at 453-5618. The works cover a variety of genres, including literature, autoethnography and oral history.
FOR THE MEDIA: Contact Craig Gingrich-Philbrook, email@example.com or 453-2291.
2 – Black History Month begins with a “kick-off and social hour” event beginning at 5 p.m. in the Student Center’s Corker Lounge. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Black Voices through History and Culture.”
3 – Panel discussion: “Black and Brown Coalition Building,” focuses on the similarities and differences of the African-American and Latino communities, and how they can unite to fight for social justice. The event begins at 5 p.m. in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium. This is a Black History Month event.
FOR THE MEDIA: Contact Nathan Stephens, firstname.lastname@example.org or 453-3740; or Lanel Love, email@example.com or 453-4846.
4 – Grad Bash 2015 might be of interest to area media seeking to interview soon-to-graduate Salukis. The social event provides an opportunity for students to apply for graduation, order transcripts, order caps, gowns and graduation, and enjoy some free food. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Student Center ballrooms.
FOR THE MEDIA: Contact Chris Barker, firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 – Performance: Jeffrey McGoy, assistant dean of students, brings his experience with acting and motivational speaking to a performance “Roots Run Deep: The Generations Unite.” The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium. This is a Black History Month event.
5 – Visiting artist: Printmaker Karla Hackenmiller presents a free lecture at 7 p.m. in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium. Hackenmiller’s recent research focuses on the limitless and ever-evolving results of the thought process as it relates to the physical brain and its abstract outcomes. She works in linear etching, drawing, collage, collagraph and monoprint.
FOR THE MEDIA: Contact Diane McClain-Inman in the School of Art and Design, email@example.com or 453-4313.
6-8 – Chamber Opera, Double Bill. The Department of Theater and the School of Music present two comic operas: “Captain Lovelock” and “The Music Shop.” “Captain Lovelock” is based on Ludvig Holberg’s comedy “The Changed Bridegroom.” The story features daughters conspiring to prevent their widowed mother from marrying a younger man by offering a new paramour -- her maid, in disguise. “The Music Shop” is based on Anton Chekov’s short story “Forgot.” In this opera, music shop clerks try to help a forgetful husband remember what song his domineering wife has sent him to purchase. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. onFeb. 6-7, and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 8 in Shryock Auditorium, with seating on the stage. Tickets are $16 for the general public, $6 for students. They are available at the SIU Arena and McLeod Theater box offices or online from the SIU Ticket Office. Tickets are also available at the door beginning one hour before the performance.
FOR THE MEDIA: Contact Vincent Rhomberg, firstname.lastname@example.org or 453-7589.