Arts Events: September-October 2017

The theatre, dance and performance technology program is offering an "Improv All-Stars Night" to benefit Brighter Connections Theatre. Enjoy this and other inspiring arts experiences during the upcoming weeks.

Thursday, Sep. 7 - Thursday, Sep. 21 in the Radial Gallery, Fitz Hall, 4th floor. During regular gallery hours. An exhibit of recent work by adjunct faculty in the department of art and design.

Exhibit: It Is Time to Effect a Revolution: Selections from the Rose Rare Book Collection and University of Dayton Collections
Wednesday, Sep. 13 - Monday, Oct. 9 in the Roesch Library First Floor Gallery. During regular library hours. A special exhibition of rare books from the private collections of Stuart and Mimi Rose and the University of Dayton Libraries connects to the themes of the international conference Feminisms and Rhetorics. A selection of Heinrich Böll materials is highlighted by the Graul Chair in Arts and Languages and professor emeritus Robert Conard.

Family Weekend Mass
Sunday, Sep. 17, 10 - 11 a.m. in the Frericks Center. This Eucharistic celebration for UD students, families and the entire campus community features music from a Liturgical Mass by Gian-Carlo Menotti, with the Chapel’s Liturgical Choir and the University Chorale.

Bluegrass Festival Evening
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Union Ballroom. Hosted by Bluegrass historian and University of Dayton faculty member, Fred Bartenstein, this event features performances by local area musicians and music students.

Trio Pardessus
Thursday, Sep. 21, 8 - 9:30 p.m. in Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center. A guest artist recital featuring Trio Pardessus (Tina Chancey, Annalisa Pappano and Joanna Blendulf).

Ordinary Time
Thursday, Sep. 28 - Thursday, Oct. 26 in the Radial Gallery, Fitz Hall, second floor. During regular gallery hours. An exhibition of the artwork of Kate Kern, curated by Jayne Matlack Whitaker. 

Improv All-Stars Night to Benefit Brighter Connections Theatre
September 29, 8 p.m. in the Boll Theatre, Kennedy Union. The Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology program partners with Brighter Connections Theatre to offer a summer theatre camp for youth and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Enjoy this evening fundraiser.

Vanguard Legacy: Claremont Trio
Sunday, October 1, 3 p.m. in Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center.  Alumnae of the Juilliard School, this accomplished trio of women is known for “playing with passion and precision.”

Joan Soriano: The Duke of Bachata
Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Union’s Boll Theatre. Hailing from the Dominican Republic, Soriano’s guitar and percussion ensemble features the irresistible rhythms of bachata, now among the most popular genres of Latin music.

… and the greatest of these is LOVE
October 27-28, 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, Fitz Hall. The Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology program and the Spectrum student organization present the University of Dayton Dance Ensemble fall dance concert.

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