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March 18, 2011

Dedication to the Arts: Lafayette Celebrates Various Forms of Visual Expression through its Four Galleries

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The vibrant arts scene is a big part of campus life at Lafayette. Including the EPI (Experimental Printmaking Institute)/Riley Temple Gallery dedicated earlier this month, the College has four venues focusing on different aspects of visual art from photography to works by local artists and historically underrepresented groups. EPI/Riley Temple Gallery The inaugural exhibit of [...]

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March 4, 2011

Renaissance Music and Culture at the Williams Center March 9

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Philadelphia’s esteemed Renaissance wind band Piffaro joins with early music string ensemble King’s Noyse and singer Ellen Hargis for a performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the Williams Center for the Arts. The concert will be a rare and insightful exploration of the music and cultural life of Ferrara, one of the great [...]

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February 4, 2011

2011 Theodore Roethke Humanities Festival Celebrates the Spirit of the Renaissance

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The College’s 11th biennial Roethke Humanities Festival will explore the theme of “The Renaissance Spirit” through art exhibits, musical performances, and discussions on various topics in early modern studies. The festival is anchored by the Revisiting the Italian Renaissance exhibit running Feb. 5-March 26 in the Williams Center Gallery. Paintings and sculpture, on loan from [...]

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February 3, 2011

Ethos Percussion Group Performs at Williams Center Feb. 8

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Ethos Percussion Group, a quartet of virtuosos on percussion instruments from far-flung global cultures, will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Williams Center for Arts. The performance features Steve Reich’s masterpiece “Drumming,” as well as compositions by Dafnis Prieto, John Hollenbeck, Susie Ibara, and other composers influenced by world music traditions from [...]

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January 25, 2011

Exhibit of Renaissance Painting and Sculpture Will Run Feb. 5-March 26 in Williams Center Gallery

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The exhibit Revisiting the Italian Renaissance: Painting and Sculpture from the Allentown Art Museum will run Feb. 5-March 26 in the Williams Center Gallery. Diane Cole Ahl, Rothkopf Professor of Art History and exhibition curator, and J. Brooks Joyner, Priscilla Payne Hurd President and CEO of the Allentown Art Museum, will discuss the exhibit at [...]

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January 21, 2011

Saxophone Summit Celebrates Coltrane’s Jazz Feb. 6 at Williams Center

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Saxophone Summit will present an evening of John Coltrane’s jazz 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Williams Center for the Arts. Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, and Ravi Coltrane’s recent release, Seraphic Light, marks a bold new beginning for Saxophone Summit following the untimely death of original member Michael Brecker in 2007. The sax trio appears [...]

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January 19, 2011

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company Performs Feb. 3 at Williams Center

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The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company will perform 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Williams Center for the Arts. Tickets are free for Lafayette students, $6 for students at LVAIC schools, $5 for faculty and staff, and $20 for the public. They can be obtained by calling the Williams Center box office at (610) 330-5009. [...]

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January 14, 2011

Grammy Award-Winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Performs with Violinist Vadim Gluzman Jan. 28

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Recognized internationally as one of the world’s greatest orchestras, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will perform with Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at the Williams Center for the Arts. The program will include Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s haunting concerto No. 2 in G minor, Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki’s dark and romantic Serenade (1966), [...]

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January 7, 2011

Ryo Tokita’s Sei (Life) Print and Paint Exhibition Runs through Jan. 28 at Williams Center Gallery

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Ryo Tokita’s Sei (Life), an exhibition of work by the Japanese-born printmaker and painter runs through Jan. 28 at the William Center Gallery. The painting and prints in the exhibition range from meticulously executed op art painting to subtle acrylics on rice paper mounted on a panel. The exhibition is free and open to the [...]

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November 18, 2010

Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Performs with Soprano Kate Royal Dec. 3

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The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will perform with British soprano Kate Royal at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 at Williams Center for the Arts. The concert expands upon the 3-B’s of classical music (Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms) to include works by Samuel Barber and Benjamin Britten. The concert is Orpheus’ first performance of Beethoven’s powerful Seventh Symphony, [...]