March 02, 2016
Southern Illinois University Arts and Cultural Events
This bi-weekly email brings together the highlights of arts and cultural events at SIU Carbondale. From music to art, film to dance, guest lectures to workshops and theater, you will find the information here. Event information is subject to change.
MARCH 10 – Illinois Junior Academy of Science. This day-long event brings approximately 400 students from the Southern Illinois region to SIU to compete in categories from aerospace to zoology. SIU faculty and students assist in judging for prizes and awards. The science exhibits are open for public viewing 1-4 p.m. in the Student Center Ballrooms. The awards presentation is at 5:30 in the Student Center Auditorium.
OUTSIDE THE BOX – This is a multi-event, multi-venue music festival celebrating new music in the classical and jazz traditions. This year’s artist residency musician is Sharon Mabry, professor of music and voice at Austin Peay State University. Watch for more details but here is a schedule outline:
March 24 – SIU’s Wind Ensemble, Jazz Studio and Concert Choir, 7:30 p.m., Shryock Auditorium.
March 25 – Jacob Tews and Erik Rohde, 7:30 p.m., Shryock Auditorium.
March 26 – Yehudi Wyner and the Coolidge Trio, 7:30 p.m., Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall.
March 27 – Yehudi Wyner and the Altgeld Chamber Players, 7:30 p.m., Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall.
March 28 – Dick Kelley and Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall.
March 29 – Emerging Composers Concert, 5:30 p.m., Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall.
March 30 – Eric Mandat recital, 7:30 p.m., Altgeld Hall, room 110.
March 31 – Jeremiah Selvey conducts the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall.
April 1 – BlueSHIFT Percussion Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Shryock Auditorium.
April 2 – Junghwa Lee, “Korean Piano since the 1970s,” 2 p.m., Shryock Auditorium.
April 2 – Jay Needham Radio Piano, 7:30 p.m., Shryock Auditorium.
April 3 – Nathanel Bartlett Sound Space Audio Lab, 7:30 p.m., Altgeld Hall, room 112.
Here are other select upcoming events in list form:
8 – Music recital. Visiting artists Chris Goeke, tenor, and Matthew Yount, piano, perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall. Goeke teaches applied voice, opera and vocal literature at Southeast Missouri State University. Yount is collaborative pianist, and coaches chamber music ensembles at Southeast Missouri State University.
8 – The Simon Poll Results Presentation. A presentation of statewide poll results and audience question and answers. Topics include the Illinois primary election, the state budget and taxes, government reform, military veterans’ issues and other social and political topics. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a reception at the Varsity Center for the Arts (418 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale). The program begins at 7 p.m. Register by noon, March 4, at conferenceservices.siu.edu. This is a Paul Simon Public Policy Institute event.
10 – Film screening. “The Figurine: Araromire,” is a 2009 Nigerian supernatural thriller about a pair of friends who find a sculpture in an abandoned shrine. The sculpture grants seven years of good luck followed by seven years of bad luck. The film screening is part of the Africana Film Series. The screening begins at 7 p.m. in the University Museum Auditorium. The film is free, and so is soda and popcorn.
10 – Concert. The SIU Concert Choir presents “Influences: Bach to the Beatles,” with a concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Shryock Auditorium. Tickets are $12, for students $6.
22 – Artist lecture. Visiting artist Mark Burns, a ceramics and sculpture artist, will talk about art, ceramic history and pop culture beginning at 7 p.m. in the John C. Guyon Auditorium in Morris Library. Burns exhibits his work nationally and internationally. The winner of two National Endowment for the Arts Craftsman Fellowships, he is professor emeritus at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he taught ceramics for more than 30 years. The lecture is free.
22 – Lecture. The State of the American Worker, guest speaker Keona Ervin. Evin is assistant professor of African-American history at the University of Missouri. Her current project is “The Labor of Dignity: Black Women, Urban Politics and the Struggle for Economic Justice in the Gateway City.” Her talk begins at 5 p.m. in the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute building lobby. Register by March 17.
23 – Lecture. The Morton-Kenney Public Affairs Lecture Series presents Tom Vilsack, U. S. Secretary of Agriculture. Details on time are pending, but the lecture will take place in the Student Center Auditorium.
25 – Communications Day. An outreach from the Department of Communication Studies to area high schools, with activities 1-3 p.m. in the John C. Guyon Auditorium in Morris Library.