Earlham College Concert Choir Performs Tonight

Tonight you can enjoy a free concert “Every Night When the Sun Goes Down” which features performances by the Earlham Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus and GQx2, at 7:30 in Goddard Auditorium.

A delightful selection of a capella choral pieces from around the world including pieces by Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Ysaye Barnell and Gwyneth Walker.

This event is free and open to the public, no tickets are required.

Julius Caesar Presented By “The Acting Company” Comes To Earlham College

The Acting Company in association with The Guthrie Theater present
William Shakespeare’s: JULIUS CAESAR

Friday, March 9th, 2012:  7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
One of the greatest political dramas of all time:
Shakespeare’s immortal Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar is a classic story of pride and envy, arrogance and honor, opportunity and tragic strategic errors. Written in one of the most productive times of Shakespeare’s life, Julius Caesar blends the historical events of the reign of this iconic roman emperor with tragic elements and compelling language creating one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies.

See for yourself what makes The Acting Company – winner of a TONY Award for Excellence in Theater the most respected and praised touring repertory theater in America.

For ticket information contact Lynn Knight in the Earlham College Events office.   These shows are very popular so secure your tickets early.

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Landrum Bolling, President Emeritus Of Earlham, Speaks Today At Convocation

 “A Bold Vision for Peace in the Middle East” by Landrum Bolling

Landrum Bolling, speaks today at Earlham College, 1:00 p.m.

Landrum Bolling, president emeritus, 1958 – 1973 is a veteran peace maker. He has had a distinguished career as an informal advisor to world leaders and as an advocate for peace. As former Director of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem he has deep ties to the Middle East.

In 2000, he and Senator George Mitchell, won the Peacemaker/Peace Building Award from the National Peace Foundation. He is a senior advisor to Mercy Corps, Director of the Foundation for Middle East Peace and recipient of the James L. Fisher Awards for Distinguished Service to Education by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Bolling is Honorary Lifetime Trustee at Earlham. Free admission, no tickets required.

He will be speaking in Goddard Auditorium today beginning at 1:00 p.m. on the Earlham campus.


Turtle Island Quartet Comes To Earlham College November 5, 2011

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall
Tickets needed (see below)

The reimagined music of legends Jimi Hendrix and John Coltrane will fill Goddard Auditorium as the Grammy-award winning Turtle Island Quartet takes the stage on Saturday, November 5.

The Artist and Lecture Series event begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are required and cost $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available by calling Earlham’s Office of Events at (765)983-1373.

Turtle Island has created bold trends

Since its 1985 inception, Turtle Island has created bold trends in chamber music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and 2008 Grammy Award for the Best Classical Crossover category, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet aesthetic with contemporary American musical styles. For the Earlham performance, the Quartet recreates Coltrane’s enduring jazz recordings and Hendrix’s legendary masterpieces.

Quartet founder and violinist David Balakrishnan says he thinks that given the proper conditions, a work of art can transcend both genre and era, and such is the case with Coltrane’s jazz epiphany, A Love Supreme.

In exploring Coltrane’s musical legacy, Turtle Island continues its tradition of employing the string quartet form to shed new light on the timeless joy and beauty of American jazz music. The concert presents an in-depth look at this landmark recording in the greater context of the music that preceded and followed, a time many consider to be the last great evolutionary period of jazz.

Balakrishnan considers Hendrix one of his biggest musical influences

During an interview with National Public Radio, Balakrishnan says that while listening to Electric Ladyland a few years ago he was struck by how Hendrix’s writing for guitar suited the style of string quartets.

“(He) wasn’t playing a bunch of chords the way a guitar player would normally play,” he says in the August 2010 NPR interview. “But with Electric Ladyland, he was really layering melodies, and the way he played the guitar, he could really get that sinuous vibrato that creates this texture and bed of melodic fragments laid on top of each other — perfect for a string quartet like Turtle Island.”

In addition to the Hendrix pieces from Electric Ladyland, Turtle Island has tackled a solo cello rendition of “Little Wing” and a crowd-pleasing, slower, more ballad-like rock treatment of “Hey Joe.”

Turtle Island Quartet original members Balakrishnan and cellist Mark Summer are joined by Danish jazz violinist Mads Tolling and U.S. National Scottish fiddle champion Jeremy Kittel.
Ticket Information

Tickets are required and cost $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. General admission tickets will be available beginning August 15.

For information on the purchase of tickets, reservations, credit card purchases, special seating or hearing needs, contact Director of Events Coordination Lynn Knight by e-mail or at (765) 983-1373.

East Village Opera Company Rocks The Auditorium At Earlham College

Carpenter Hall, on the Earlam College Campus

Carpenter Hall/Goddard Auditorium

This past weekend we were reminded of how fortunate we are to live in a community that has a well known and highly regarded liberal arts college like Earlham.  And one of the many perks is that we get to witness musical events like the East Village Opera Company on Saturday night. (See video below)

It is an amazing experience to sit in the audience and savor such talent.  The vocalists were incredible and the musicians were energetic, engaged and highly talented.

One felt transported, as if sitting in Carnegie Hall or on Broadway.  It seemed surreal to be in a small Midwestern town enjoying the caliber of music that the East Village Opera Company brought to us on Saturday night.

AnnMarie Milazzo, Lead Female Vocalist

The opera pieces, set to contemporary music with backup including drums, bass, violins, cello and guitar, were stirring.  And all ages in the audience were moved and involved with the music, while the room was alive with the awe shared by the crowd of over 500 people.

“300 year old songs set to such contemporary music”

Following the performance professor of metal arts Nathan Jones and his wife Linda said they were just amazed at “300 year old songs set to such contemporary music.”  They shared that “they didn’t know what to expect!” But both agreed it was amazing.  The look on their young daughter Lucia’s face said everything. With twinkling eyes and a broad smile no words were needed.

Lynn Knight, in charge of events at Earlham, shared that this was the group’s first performance together in a year and they chose to come together at Earlham College.  We are fortunate that we were able to witness their performance together.

Male vocalist Tyley Ross

said, about performing at Earlham, that the “size of the venue was more intimate” and he enjoyed being able to engage a responsive audience. Tyley, lead female vocalist AnnMarie Milazzo and the other performers are all involved in projects individually as well.  You can Google them to see what they have coming up next.  Peter Kiesewalter co-partner of the group was recently written up in the New York Times.

Check in with the GoWayneCounty.com calendar to see upcoming events for the public, offered by Earlham College.

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