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15th Annual Arts Festival Schedule of Events

thursday, april 25 - saturday, april 27, 2013

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Thursday, April 25th

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Afternoon Schedule

12:00-12:30

Irish Studies Music Program

Under the direction of Seamus Connolly, includes Irish dance and instrumentation along with the study of the historical and cultural context behind them. O'Neill Plaza

12:00-2:00

Readings by Senior Creative Writing Concentrators

The Creative Writing Concentration is a special track of the English major. Graduating Seniors: K. Y. Bae, Julia Delorenzo, Ava Garcia, Christopher Gouchoe, Laura Holman, Caitlin Lahsaiezadeh, Cathleen Miles, Margaret Nixon, Jennifer O'Brien, Caroline O'Connor, Lindsay Pierce, Meidema Sancheza, and Andrew Schofield. Stokes Art Tent

12:30-1:15

Dance Showcase

The Festival Dance Showcases feature an assortment of dance styles – ranging from traditional ballet, jazz, modern, and tap to hip-hop, swing, and step. These showcases feature student choreographers and dancers from 18 different student groups working extensively outside the classroom on their art form.  Intercultural student groups will present exhibitions of their dance styles from all over the world. O'Neill Plaza

1:15-2:00

A Cappella Showcase

A variety of a cappella groups perform. O'Neill Plaza

1:30-2:15

Sharp 11th

Original jazz compositions and standards by faculty Ned Rosen (Mathematics) and Peter Clote (Biology). Stokes Art Tent

2:00-3:00

Dramatics Society

Selections from the original musical, The Grand Room. O'Neill Plaza

2:00-3:00

Symphony Orchestra

Gasson 100

3:00-4:00

Inside the BC Studio

Professor Carlo Rotella conducts a live interview with Robert Polito ('73), recipient of this year's Arts Alumni Award. Stokes Art Tent

3:00-4:00

Dance Showcase

The Festival Dance Showcases feature an assortment of dance styles – ranging from traditional ballet, jazz, modern, and tap to hip-hop, swing, and step. These showcases feature student choreographers and dancers from 18 different student groups working extensively outside the classroom on their art form.  Intercultural student groups will present exhibitions of their dance styles from all over the world. O'Neill Plaza

4:00-5:00

University Chorale

Programming TBA. O'Neill Plaza

4:30-6:30

Gallery Opening and Reception

Opening reception for Student Art Show. Presentation of Critics' Choice Awards, and artist talks and gallery walks. Stokes Art Tent

5:00-6:00

Artist Gallery Walks

Student-artist led gallery walks to end the opening reception. Stokes Art Tent

 

Evening Schedule

6:30-8:00 Stylus Spring Launch and Reception

Robert Polito '73 and a diverse array of student writers read their works. Gasson 305

7:00-9:30

Documentary: Chasing Ice Screening and Q&A with James Balog

See BC alum James Balog's award-winning documentary on photographing the melting glaciers.  Devlin Hall 008

7:30-9:30

Liturgy Arts Group

A showcase of sacred choral, contemporary Christian, and gospel music by BC’s liturgical choir. Gasson 100

7:30-10:00

Avenue Q

In this contemporary musical comedy most of the characters are puppets living in rundown tenements on a rundown street in New York City. Several characters are parodies of Sesame Street regulars, however they are in their twenties and thirties and face adult problems; despite the fuzzy faces, this is not a children's show. *Admission $15, $10 for seniors or with a BC ID. Tickets available online at www.bc.edu/robsham or at 617-552-4002. Robsham Theater Arts Center

8:00-10:00

BC's Best

A singer/songwriter competition and battle of the bands. Co-sponsored by UGBC, Nights on the Heights, and the Music Guild. O'Neill Plaza