Arts Events: November-December 2017

Proceeds and donations from the 2nd annual University of Dayton student-organized art auction, can drive and exhibition, entitled Dinner in the Desert Kitchen II: Just Add Water, go to the Dayton FoodBank. New student photographic works will be available in a silent auction. The exhibition?s thematic focus is on water, examining issues including sustainability, environmental justice, visual culture and food systems. Enjoy this event and other inspiring arts experiences during the upcoming weeks.

Exhibit: The Grand Canal and Its Historical Reflections
Monday, Oct. 23 to Friday, Dec. 1, during library hours in the Roesch Library first and second floor exhibit spaces. This exhibit provides a glimpse into China’s history and culture through photographs of the Grand Canal’s evolution and path.

Thursday Night Live at ArtStreet Café
Thursday, Nov. 2 to Thursday, Nov. 16 from 8 to 10 p.m. in the ArtStreet Café. A weekly showcase of musical talent featuring UD student musicians. Visit the Facebook link for weekly lineup. 

Senior Exhibition: "Continuity"
Thursday, Nov. 9 through Wednesday, Dec. 6 during gallery hours in the Radial Gallery, Fitz Hall Second Floor. An exhibition featuring the work of graduating seniors in the department of art and design.

Sunday, Nov. 19 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Sears Recital Hall. Performances by this San Francisco string quartet have been described as “stunning” and “joyous.”

University Jazz Band, Jazz Combos
Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Union Ballroom. The University of Dayton Jazz Band and Jazz Combos perform under the direction of James Leslie.

Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Sears Recital Hall. The New York Times calls Brad Mehldau “the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years.” He is joined by Larry Grenadier (bass) and Jeff Ballard (drums).

Dinner in the Desert Kitchen II: Just Add Water
Friday, Dec. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Index Project Space, located at the Front Street Buildings in downtown Dayton. Join University of Dayton students and faculty for an evening of food an art @Index Project Space. Our 2nd annual event will once again raise funds for The Dayton FoodBank.

Early Music Ensemble
Saturday, Dec. 2 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Sears Recital Hall. The Early Music Ensemble performs under the direction of Samuel Dorf.

Ebony Heritage Singers
Sunday, Dec. 3 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Vineyard Church, 4051 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek. The University of Dayton Ebony Heritage Singers perform under the direction of Donna Cox.

Strings Night
Sunday, Dec. 3 from 7 to in Sears Recital Hall. University of Dayton student strings musicians perform under the direction of Kara Camfield.

World Music Choir and Javanese Gamelan Ensemble
Monday, Dec. 4 from 8 to 9 p.m. in Sears Recital Hall. The World Music Choir is directed by Dr. Sharon Davis Gratto and the Javanese Gamelan Ensemble is directed by Dr. Heather MacLachian.

Holiday Concert
Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 33 W Dixon Ave, Dayton. The University Orchestra and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble present a holiday concert with Patrick Reynolds, conductor.

Chorale and Choral Union
Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception. The University of Dayton Chorale and the Choral Union perform under the direction of Andrew Hohman.

Dayton Jazz Ensemble
Thursday, Dec. 7 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Boll Theatre, Kennedy Union. The Dayton Jazz Ensemble performs under the direction of Jimmy Leach.

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