The Carleton Singers and Carleton’s Chinese Music Ensemble Join Forces for an Enchanting Night of Shakespearean Songs and East Asian MusicApril 14, 2014
The Carleton Singers, led by Lawrence Burnett, and Carleton’s Chinese Music Ensemble, directed by Gao Hong, will come together for an enchanting evening performance combining Shakespearean songs and traditional East Asian music. This unique concert will be held on Friday, April 18 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
The Carleton Singers will present song texts by William Shakespeare set by his contemporaries and modern composers. Members of the Chinese Music Ensemble will join the Singers for the second half of the concert to feature traditional music from Korea, Mongolia, China, and Japan.
In conjunction with its ongoing International Film Forum, Carleton College will host French filmmaker Marion Stalens, the director of Juliette Binoche, Sketches for a Portrait (Juliette Binoche dans les yeux) (2009). Stalens will present a talk entitled “Between Fiction and Reality, Fine Lines” on Tuesday, April 15 at 5 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 304. This event is free and open to the public.
In advance of Stalens’ appearance, Carleton will present three short films on Sunday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m.—Danse Afrique Danse, Le Voyage du Fauteuil, and Silence or Exile. The following evening on April 14 at 7 p.m., the public is also invited to a screening of Juliette Binoche, Sketches for a Portrait.
- April 9, 2014
In celebration of Pride Month, this April the Carleton College Gender and Sexuality Center will screen a series of queer-related documentary films as part of its first ever Queer Documentary Film Festival. These films celebrate the diversity of experiences and identities within queer communities. Screenings will be held on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity and are free and open to the public.
The series kicks off tomorrow night, April 10, with a screening of "Paris Is Burning."
On Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, Carleton music faculty will present a recital performed by Mary Horozaniecki, violin; Tom Rosenberg; cello, and Nicola Melville, piano. This event is free and open to the public.
The program will include sonatas by Polish composer Frédéric Chopin and French composer Gabriel Fauré, and a piano trio by Austrian composer Joseph Haydn.
Mel Duncan, the co-founder and past executive director of Nonviolent Peaceforce, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, April 11 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. His talk, titled “Nonviolent Peacekeeping: Hard Nosed Hope in a Tough World,” is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and available for on-demand viewing.
FUSIONS features an evening of traditional and contemporary Arab and Jewish music, performed by some of the world’s most respected artistsApril 3, 2014
Carleton College proudly presents FUSIONS, an evening of traditional and contemporary Arab and Jewish music, at the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater on Monday, April 7 at 7 p.m. FUSIONS will be presented by world-renowned musicians Taiseer Elias on the oud, Uri Vardi on cello, and Menachem Wiesenberg on piano. A discussion with the three virtuoso artists will follow the performance. This event is free and open to the public.
Tom Rassieur, the John E. Andrus III Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, will present an art history lecture entitled “Rembrandt’s Interest in Books on Art” on Tuesday, April 9 at 5 p.m. in Boliou Hall, Room 104.
- April 1, 2014
Private landowners and others interested in using fire as a grassland management tool are invited to attend a Prescribed Burn Workshop on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Carleton College Cowling Arboretum in Northfield. Sponsored by Carleton with assistance from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, there is a $20 fee per person to participate.
Class size is limited to 24 participants ages 18 years of age or older. Pre-registration is required by April 7. The $20 fee includes materials and coffee breaks, but participants should bring their own lunch or plan to purchase lunch in town. Register at the Carleton College website: https://apps.carleton.edu/campus/arb/programs/workshops/fire_workshop.
Carleton College continues its weekly International Film Forum with screenings beginning at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Featuring films from all around the world, these screenings are free and open to the public.
The International Film Forum is a group dedicated to the viewing and studying of foreign films, developed thought a partnership between the Carleton departments of arts, cinema and media studies, and languages. The screenings are often preceded by a presentation by the director of the film a Carleton professor, or a knowledgeable guest—and then followed by a short discussion session.
- March 31, 2014
Carleton College will host a student produced and performed production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” on Sunday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant—“The Vagina Monologues” focuses on the female experience as it relates to sexuality, love, abuse, and resilience. Proceeds from this event will benefit The HOPE Center in Faribault, along with the national V-Day Spotlight Campaign, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.
Tickets are being offered on a $5 to $15 sliding scale, and can be purchased at the door and online at apps.carleton.edu/campus/gsc/vagmons/creditcard/.
- March 25, 2014
A new exhibit in the Carleton College Perlman Teaching Museum highlights the complex forces shaping the Mississippi River landscape. “Petrochemical America: Project Room” is a unique collaboration between celebrated photographer Richard Misrach and landscape designer Kate Orff. Based on the book Petrochemical America (Aperture, 2012), the project brings into focus the complex economic and ecological forces that have shaped the industrial landscapes of the lower Mississippi River’s “Cancer Alley.”
The public is invited to an opening reception for “Petrochemical America: Project Room” on Thursday, April 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Commons. Along with light refreshments, the reception will include a tour of the exhibit led by Minneapolis artist and photographer Paul Shambroom, who will explore issues of power through grand landscape imagery.
- March 25, 2014
Carleton will kick-off its spring term convocation series with a presentation by Annie Houle, national director of campus and communities initiatives for The WAGE Project, Inc., on Friday, April 4 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Eliminating the Gender Wage Gap,” Houle’s presentation focuses on wage discrimination against American women in the workplace, offering constructive solutions to eliminate this gap. Convocations are free and open to the public.
Russian Colonial Central Asia is the focus of a photography exhibit at Carleton College featuring a series of prints from the oeuvre of the photographer known as Orden, who traveled in Central Asia in 1888. The exhibit was curated by Dr. Heather Sonntag of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who will appear at Carleton to speak about the exhibit on Wednesday, April 2 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity, Room 236. Entitled, “Historical Photography of Russian Colonial Central Asia, 1858-1918,” Sonntag’s presentation is free and open to the public.
- March 12, 2014
Seven members of the Carleton College faculty have been awarded tenure by the Board of Trustees, effective September 1, 2014.
- March 12, 2014
Carleton College announces a Community Open House on Wednesday, March 19, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Weitz Center for Creativity, Larson Meeting Room 236, to share emerging plans for the long-term layout of the campus, including desired locations for future academic, administrative, and residential functions. The public is invited to attend; light refreshments will be served.
- February 28, 2014
This afternoon, the Minnesota State Patrol and Dakota County Sheriff’s office notified Carleton College officials that three of its students had been fatally injured in an automobile accident in Dakota County, less than three miles from the Carleton campus. The three students who died as a result of their injuries sustained in the accident: James Adams ’15, Michael Goodgame ’15, Paxton Harvieux ’15. Two other students were injured and transported from the scene. They are both hospitalized but are in stable condition: Conor Eckert ’17, William Sparks ’15.
- February 27, 2014
Carleton College invites the public to celebrate the musical heritage of Mali with a performance by Trio Da Kali on Monday, March 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. These three acclaimed musicians hail from the Mande culture of Mali, descended from a long time of distinguished ‘griots,’ or specialist hereditary musical artisans. This performance is free and open to the public.
- February 27, 2014
Carleton College will host a special screening of the acclaimed documentary film, “The Girls In The Band,” on Tuesday, March 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity. The film tells the fascinating and inspiring stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their groundbreaking journeys from the 1930s to present day. This event is free and open to the public.
- February 27, 2014
The Carleton College Orchestra will present their winter concert on Friday, March 7 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Directed by Hector Valdivia, the program will feature Britten’s Four Sea Interludes and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 in E flat. This event is free and open to the public.
- February 27, 2014
With the 86th Academy Awards just around the corner (Sunday, March 2), Musicology Now recently published an essay by associate professor of music Andrew Flory about Best Documentary nominee, "20 Feet From Stardom." An audience favorite around the globe, the film, directed by veteran filmmaker Morgan Neville, tells the "untold story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century." Flory's essay, "20 Feet From Stardom: Entertainment or History?," offers an insightful and balanced view of the film, questioning the fine line between history and entertainment in modern day depictions of popular music history.
*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*
Carleton College’s renowned Chinese Music Ensemble will perform on Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m. in the Concert Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Stewart Ramsey, a successful social entrepreneur and the founder of Krochet Kids intl., will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, Feb. 28 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Sustainable Social Entrepreneurship: Creating a Cycle of Success,” his presentation will highlight the power of engaged consumerism, and how consumers can really make a difference and change lives thanks to their purchasing decisions. Convocations are free and open to the public; they are also streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- February 20, 2014
The public is invited to a worship service commemorating Black History Month, featuring performances by the Carleton College Choir and Carleton Singers, on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. The program will include a Gospel Mass by Robert Ray and other works by Keith Hampton, Anthony Leach, Richard Smallwood, Moses Hogan, and Josephine Poelintz. This event is free and open to the public.
- February 20, 2014
The Carleton College Symphony Band will present an evening of music from Russia, China and Japan on Friday, Feb. 21 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Works on the program include music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Chen Yi, Ray Cramer, and Camille Saint-Saens’ tone poem Orient et Occident. This event is free and open to the public.