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The Professor Harry F. and Mary Ruth Jackson Lunch Hour Series is sponsored by the Utica College Social Cultural Committee and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Performer Profiles - Fall 2010 Season 

 

Coming September 8, 2010:

Don Bogen
Poet 

 


Don Bogan
About the author:

Don Bogen is the author of 3 books of poetry from Wesleyan University Press: After the Splendid Display (1986), The Known World (1997) and Luster (2003). His critical book, A Necessary Order: Theodore Roethke and the Writing Process, was published by Ohio University Press in 1991. Along with his poetry, Bogen has been active as a reviewer and translator, and has collaborated with composers from the U.S. and abroad. Awards for his work include U.C.'s Rieveschl Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Work, The Discovery / The Nation Award, the Emily Dickinson Award of the Poetry Society of America, a Fulbright Senior Lectureship in Spain, and fellowships from the Camargo Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Event begins at 12:30 P.M.
MacFarlane Auditorium, DePerno Hall
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Coming September 15, 2010:

Daniel Asa Rose
Author
Daniel Asa Rose
About the author:

DANIEL ASA ROSE, an NEA Literary Fellow for 2006, was born in New York City and graduated from Brown University. He won an O. Henry Prize and two Pen Fiction Awards for his first story collection, Small Family With Rooster. His first novel, Flipping For It, a black comedy about divorce from the man's point of view, was a New York Times New and Noteworthy Paperback. In 2002, he published Hiding Places: A Father and his Sons Retrace Their Family's Escape From the Holocaust. Come hear him read from and discuss his latest book, a dark comedy about medical tourism, Larry's Kidney: Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China With my Black-Sheep Cousin and his Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant - and Save His Life.

Event begins at 12:30 P.M.
MacFarlane Auditorium, DePerno Hall
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Second reading at 7:30 P.M. 

Jewish Community Center, 2310 Oneida Street, Utica, NY
(315) 733-2343
 
 
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Coming September 22, 2010:

Dr. William H. Gotwald, Jr., Emeritus Professor of Biology

Mask Exhibit: African Masquerade and the Collector's Dilemma
Masks from the Collection of Dr. William H. Gotwald, Jr.

Masks exhibit


William H. Gotwald, Jr., Emeritus Professor of Biology
About the speaker:

A guided stroll through the new academic year’s initial  exhibit will follow Bill’s introduction to African masks and  masking traditions. But the exhibit is also about the collector’s  passion for African culture, for the African experience. Bill’s  interest in Africa — curiously rooted in his childhood — was  to carry him on eight visits to sub Saharan Africa. Supported  by grants from the National Science Foundation, he made four  journeys to the continent in the 1970s to study the biology of  army ants. Subsequently, he traveled to Africa four times with  Dr. Lois A. Fisch, Chair of the Education Department at Utica  College. Their last trip in 2008 was a photographic expedition  to Ghana sponsored by the National Geographic Society, where,  in search of army ants, they slogged through the rain forest— quite naturally in the mud and rain!

For Bill, ants invariably had to share the spotlight with African culture; there was always a mask or a carving to be  examined or purchased, music to be enjoyed, or palm  wine to be sipped with affable villagers. Bill’s presentation will focus on African masks as art, their influence on Western art, and the collector’s dual dilemmas of determining mask authenticity and ethnic origin.

Event begins at 12:30 P.M.
Library Concourse
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Coming September 29, 2010:

Dana Spiotta
Author

Dana SpiottaAbout the author:

Scribner published Dana Spiotta's first novel, Lightning Field, in 2001. Her second novel, Eat the Document, was published in 2006 by Scribner. It was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award and a recipient of the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her third novel is called Stone Arabia. It will be published in 2011.

Dana Spiotta was a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2007-2008. She was a Fellow of the New York Foundation for the Arts for 2008. The American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy in Rome awarded her the 2008-2009 Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize. She teaches creative writing at Syracuse University.

Event begins at 12:30 P.M.
MacFarlane Auditorium, DePerno Hall
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Coming October 6, 2010:

The Lavender Trio
Flute, Bassoon, and Clarinet  

 



The Lavender TrioAbout the Performers:

Flutist Elizabeth Carville Evans holds both Bachelor and
Masters degrees in Flute Performance from the New England
Conservatory of Music, Boston, where she was a student of
Claude Monteux. She was a winner of the 1985 James
Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition, and a four time
winner of the Conservatory Gala Chamber Music Competition. She has performed as soloist and chamber musician in Boston' s Jordan Hall, the Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Harvard's Sanders Theater, among others. A native of New Hartford, her early flute studies were with John Oberbrunner. She returned to the Utica area in 1987 and has since established herself as performer, teacher, and active member of the B Sharp and Etude Music Clubs. She has given solo and chamber recitals throughout the area, and performs with the Utica and Catskill Symphonies.

Bassoonist Judy Marchione holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of George Goslee and Ronald Phillips and a Master of Music Performance degree from the Eastman School of Music. While at Eastman she was a student of K. David van Hoesen and Philip Kolker. She also served as K. David van Hoesn’s teaching assistant which included teaching through the Continuing Education Division as well as conducting wood-wind technique classes for University of Rochester Music Education Majors. Currently Ms. Marchione performs with the Utica Symphony, Catskill Symphony, and Binghamton Philharmonic. She has performed over the years with such orchestras as the Buffalo Philharmonic, Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony, Ohio Ballet, Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony, and the Evansville Philharmonic.

Clarinetist Heather Johnsen holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The New England Conservatory as a student of Peter Hadcock and a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute as a student of Robert Marcellus. Currently Ms. Johnsen is principal clarinetist in the Utica Symphony. She was formerly on the faculty and woodwind quintet at SUNY Fredonia. She has also performed with the Goldovsky Opera Company, was principal clarinetist and soloist with the American Wind Symphony and was a member of the Buffalo Creative Associates, NY. As a member of the NEC Quintet under the direction of John Heiss and Rudolf Kolisch, she performed (at Carnegie Recital Hall) and recorded the Schoenberg Woodwind Quintet. Ms. Johnsen also held a fellowship at Tanglewood and performed with the Sarasota Music Festival. Along with Leo Smit, she was chosen to perform the Copland Sextet in a 75th birthday tribute concert for the composer in NYC.

Event begins at 12:30 P.M.
Library Concourse
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Coming October 20, 2010:


Karlinda Kaldicott

Harp

Karlinda KaldicottAbout the performer:
Karlinda Caldicott, Principal Harpist with the Catskill and Schenectady Symphony Orchestras, is a former Principal  Harpist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra and periodically  appears as a soloist with various orchestras and choral groups,  as well as in chamber music concerts and solo harp concerts.  She has toured in Europe with the New York Harp Ensemble  and in the U.S. with flutist Jan Vinci in their duo, Iridescence. 

Karlinda performs periodically in several regional  orchestras in upstate NY, and often plays in pit or pickup  orchestras for famous artists such as Josh Groban and Clay  Aiken, for touring musicals at Proctor’s Theatre, such as  Michael York’s Camelot and Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan, and at weddings and other private functions. Most recently she has appeared with the Not So Common Players in The Fantasticks and has been touring with the Latshaw Pops Orchestra. 

Adjunct harp instructor at The College of Saint Rose, Hartwick College and SUNY College at Oneonta, Karlinda also teaches privately both in Oneonta and in the Capital Region, and greatly enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels, some of whose accomplishments include attendance (as harpists/harp majors) at Interlochen Arts Academy, Oberlin College, Young Artists Harp Seminar, Saratoga Harp Colony, and performing at the Capital District Scottish Games.

Karlinda is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with world-renowned teacher Alice Chalifoux, principal harpist of The Cleveland Orchestra for 43 years. She also attended The Salzedo Harp Colony for three consecutive summers and continued private studies with Ms. Chalifoux for several years following her graduation from CIM. Other teachers include Corkey Christman and Marilyn Costello; coaches include Lucile Lawrence and composer Vincent Persichetti. Karlinda also attends master classes at the Saratoga Harp Colony each summer, where she closely observes instruction and coachings by world-famous harpists Elizabeth Hainen, Susann McDonald and Jana Bouskova, so that she keeps current with the advanced harp world and can apply new ideas and dimensions to her own teaching and performances.

Event begins at 12:30 P.M.

Library Concourse
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Monk RoweComing October 27, 2010


Monk Rowe and John Huston

Jazz and Blues

 


About the performers:
Monk Rowe has carved an interesting niche for himself in the Central New York area. He performs frequently as a solo pianist and as a saxophonist with a variety of ensembles. He is often found
performing with The Roots of Rock & Roll or leading his own trio.

Monk is a member of Hamilton College's adjunct faculty for saxophone  instruction. Since 1995 he has been Director of the Hamilton College Jazz Archive. The mission of the Archive has been to gather video interviews with renowned jazz personalities, saving their stories and experiences for researchers, authors and interested jazz lovers. To date, almost 300 have been conducted at many locations across the country. In addition to the interviews, commercial jazz videos, recordings and printed material about jazz are archived. Monk composed and recorded a series of tunes written for and dedicated to nine of the artists interviewed. The CD, entitled Jazz Life contains compositions recorded by Monk along with six respected jazz musicians: Wendell Brunious (trumpet and flugelhorn), Keter Betts (bass), Dennis Mackrel (drums), Rick Montalbano (piano), Jerome Richardson (alto sax), and Bill Watrous (trombone).

Monk is involved in aesthetic education through his participation in the Stanley Center for the Arts' AIE Institute. As a Teaching Artist, he works with students and teachers in Utica and the surrounding school districts, preparing them to take part in performances by a wide variety of musical ensembles. Formerly he was the Artistic Director of the Institute. He is frequently a guest teaching artist at similar institutes around the country, including Binghamton, NY; Albany, NY and Nashville, TN.

Monk is a prolific writer and arranger, and has produced various projects in the Central New York area. Works include music for a children's play, The Unicorn's Magic, theatrical rock work, arrangements for the Utica Symphony, the Syracuse University Jazz Ensemble, The Lavendar Trio, Oswego College Solid State Jazz Ensemble, and a 1989 CD release entitled Out Standing in his Field consisting of original contemporary jazz compositions.

Event begins at 12:30 P.M.
Library Concourse
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Coming November 10, 2010:

D. Nurkse 

Poet 

D. Nurkse

About the performer:

D. Nurkse is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including The Rules of Paradise (2001), The Fall (2003), and The Border Kingdom (2008). His parents escaped Nazi Europe during World War II—his Estonian father worked for the League of Nations in Vienna, his mother was an artist—and moved to New York. Nurkse’s family moved back to live in Europe for a number of years, returning to the United States around the time of the Vietnam War. Nurkse lives in New York and has been named poet laureate of Brooklyn.

D. Nurkse has received a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Tanne Foundation Award. Recent awards include a Guggenheim fellowship and a 2009 Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing, and Rikers Island Correctional Facility. He has also worked for human rights organizations, writing on human rights issues under his full name, Dennis Nurkse, and was elected to the board of directors of Amnesty International USA.

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MacFarlane Auditorium, DePerno Hall
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Coming November 17, 2010:

Utica College Choir

David Kolb, director

David KolbAbout the performers:
Please join us for this special performance of the Utica College Choir, directed by David Kolb.

Kolb is a graduate of Hamilton College  with double concentrations in music and mathematics, and has taught math at Mohawk Valley Community  College. He has directed the choir at Stone Presbyterian Church in Clinton and is currently the choral director for
the Utica Maennerchor. David is also an active singer as well as a frequent performer in local theatrical productions.

Event begins at 12:30 P.M.
Library Concourse
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Coming December 8, 2010:

Utica College Concert Band

Michael J. DiMeo, Director

Utica College Concert Band

About the performers:

The Utica College Concert Band provides an opportunity for members of all parts of the College Community as well as participants from the greater Utica area to come together and enjoy making music. Its director, Michael J. Dimeo, has enlarged  the band’s regular campus performances to outreach  in the community at large with its Annual Veterans’ Day Concert as well as performances at such facilities as the Presbyterian Home and Masonic Home.

Featuring music from the standard concert band literature that is both challenging and musically rewarding, the band can be taken by UC students as a liberal arts course for credit or as an audit. 
 
The Utica College Concert Band was founded by Lou Angelini in 1981. Frank Galime directed the band until his retirement 18 years ago. It has a well balanced instrumentation and a current membership of 52 players, including students, local music educators, members of the Utica College staff and local community.

Event begins at 12:30 P.M.
Library Concourse
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