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Singing, dancing, plays on tap at UMaine this fall

Posted Sept. 17, 2013, at 9:17 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:47 p.m.

Orono, Maine — Music, theatre and dance performances by accomplished faculty, students and guest artists are among the fall events to be presented by the University of Maine School of Performing Arts.

The season opens Sept. 20 with a “Dear Darwin” concert with music faculty members Nancy Ellen Ogle and Ginger Yang Hwalek.

Oct. 27, for the first time, the Jazz Ensemble will join the University of Maine Symphonic band for a concert at the Collins Center for the Arts.

Mary Zimmerman’s November play Metamorphoses promises to be a splash; much of it will take place in a large swimming pool on the Hauck Auditorium stage. The play is based on the classic Ovid poem, Metamorphoses.

More than 100 vocalists will sing in the annual Yuletide Choral Concert on Dec. 8 at the Collins Center for the Arts.

Ludlow B. Hallman, music department interim chair and longtime professor, will conduct his last oratorio, “Ein deutsches Requiem” by Johannes Brahms, on Dec. 15 at the Hampden Academy Performing Arts Center.

In addition, ensemble concerts, a Reader’s Theatre series and several dance performances, including the featured Fall Dance Showcase Dec. 12-14, will be held. The School of Performing Arts Marching and Pep bands also play at UMaine athletic events.

Admission prices vary. Events are free for UMaine students with a valid MaineCard. For more information or to request disability accommodations, visit umaine.edu/spa.

SEPTEMBER

20 “Dear Darwin” Concert Minsky Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. $9

Nancy Ogle, soprano accompanied by Ginger Yang Hwalek, piano with narration by composer Scott Brickman, poetry by Kathleen Ellis and images by Susan Groce

25 Reader’s Theatre -”Spam Rants: slightly raw,

fried, burnt, but never boiled”

by William S. Yellow Robe Jr. and friends Minsky Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. Free

OCTOBER

5 Cadenzato Faculty Concert Minsky Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. $9

10 Emerging Dance Concert Minsky Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. Free

19 Silver Duo/Phillip and Noreen Silver with guest artist Lydia Forbes

Minsky Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. $9

27 Jazz/Symphonic Band Concert Collins Center for the Arts 2 p.m. $12

28 Women Composers

Minsky Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. $9

30 Reader’s Theatre — TBA Minsky Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. Free

NOVEMBER

2 University Orchestra Minsky Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. $9

5 Chamber Jazz Minsky Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. $9

9 University Singers

Minsky Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. $9

10 University Singers

Minsky Recital Hall 2 p.m. $9

12 Chamber Music Minsky Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. $9

14 Emerging Dance Minsky Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. Free

15, 16, “Metamorphoses” Hauck Auditorium 7:30 p.m. $10

Adapted from the classic Ovid poem

“Metamorphoses.” Will be performed

in a pool on Hauck Auditorium stage

21, 22, “Metamorphoses” Hauck Auditorium 7:30 p.m. $10

23 “Metamorphoses” Hauck Auditorium 7:30 p.m. $10

17, 24 “Metamorphoses” Hauck Auditorium 2 p.m. $10

16 Collegiate Chorale

Minsky Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. $9

21 Jazz Ensemble Minsky Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. $9

24 Athena Consort/Black Bear Men’s Chorus Minsky Recital Hall 2 p.m. $9

26 Percussion Ensemble Minsky Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. $9

DECEMBER

3 Brass Night

Minsky Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. $9

4 Guitar Ensemble Minsky Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. $9

5 Symphonic Band Concert

Collins Center for the Arts 7:30 p.m. $12

7 Opera Workshop Minsky Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. $9

8 Yuletide Choral Concert Collins Center for the Arts 2 p.m. $12

12 Fall Dance Showcase Hauck Auditorium 7:30 p.m. $10

13, 14 Fall Dance Showcase Hauck Auditorium 7:30 p.m. $10

15 “Ein deutsches Requiem “by Brahms Hampden Academy 2 p.m. TBA

This gala celebrates the last oratorio

conducted by Lud Hallman

All events are free for UMaine students with a valid MaineCard.

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