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Meet our special guest, Grammy Award-winning Jazz pianist, composer and arranger, Bill Cunliffe! Bill is our guest artist for the 2016 Art Tatum Memorial Jazz Scholarship Concert, Monday, February 15 at 7 p.m. in the UT Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall.
Cunliffe, who is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions, began his career as pianist and arranger with the Buddy Rich Big Band. He has worked with Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson and James Moody, to name a few. He has since established himself as a solo artist and bandleader, with more than a dozen albums under his name.
Bill currently plays with his trio; his big band; his Latin band, Imaginación; and his classical-jazz ensemble, Trimotif. He performs in the U.S. and around the world as a leader and sideman as well as a soloist with symphony orchestras.
His latest recording is the Bill Cunliffe Trio album “River Edge, New Jersey,” with bassist Martin Wind and drummer Tim Horner, released in April by Azica Records.
Advance tickets are $15 for general admission; and $10 for all UT faculty/staff/alumni/students, seniors 60+ and members of the military. Visit www.utoledo.Tix.com or call 419.530.ARTS (2787). Tickets also available at the door. To support the Art Tatum Scholarship, visit https://www.utfoundation.org/foundation/home/Give_Online.aspx
The music department is ready to present at OMEA and represent the University of Toledo to their full ability!
Dr. Michael Boyd, a University of Toledo professor, and violinist Merwin Siu of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, will perform a program of Stravinsky’s works for violin and piano, recreating a concert Stravinsky himself performed on the same stage 81 years ago with violinist Samuel Dushkin. The event is set to take place Saturday, January 23 at 2 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Admission is free.
The University of Toledo Department of Music has long collaborated with the Toledo Museum of Art, providing many performers for the TMA’s Great performances in the Great Gallery series. “I give a lot of credit to Scott Boberg [TMA Manager of Programs and Audience Engagement], says Dr. Boyd. “The concert was his brainchild, to recreate Stravinsky’s Peristyle concert. It was a great honor to be asked to play the Peristyle and I always enjoy the opportunity to perform with such a wonderful violinist as Merwin Siu”.
Dr. Boyd, a Steinway artist and renowned pianist, is a professor of piano at The University of Toledo. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Eastman School of Music. Dr. Boyd has played many solo recitals throughout the years. He has also had the honor of performing across the country and internationally as well, and has presented two music lectures in Spain.
Merwin Siu and Dr. Boyd perform regularly with cellist, Damon Coleman of the Toledo Symphony. The three comprise the Bezonian Trio, a chamber ensemble.
UT Department of Theatre & Film unleashes a torrent of student creativity with the 24 Hour Plays, January 30Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
Students will unleash their own brand of creativity when The University of Toledo Department of Theatre & Film hosts the annual 24 Hour Plays, to be presented Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the UT Center for Performing Arts Center Theatre. The event is being coordinated by the UT chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre fraternity.
For the performers, the mayhem begins the night before on Friday when students are divided into teams whose members collaborate to write, produce and rehearse the play. They have until just before show time on Saturday to pull it together for performance.
“It’s always amazing to me how the deadline crunch squeezes out some of the most creative juice from our students. They always have a blast doing it and audiences always enjoy it too,” says Dr. Edmund Lingan, Chair of the UT Department of Theatre & Film. “Most of the plays end up being short comedies, but not always. You just never know exactly what they’re going to come up with, but it’s always a fun time.”
For those wishing to participate in the 24 Hour Plays, sign up sheets are available on the Alpha Psi Omega bulletin board in the UT Center for Performing Arts (near the vending machines).
Tickets to the 24 Hour Plays are sold in advance or at the door for $10 general admission, and just $5 for students, children, seniors, members of the military and all UT faculty and staff. Advance tickets are available through the Center for Performing Arts Box Office by calling 419.530.ARTS (2787) or online at www.utoledo.Tix.com.
The University of Toledo Department of Art welcomes two guest artists Holly Branstner and Dan McInnis to Center for the Visual ArtsWednesday, January 13th, 2016
Students in the University of Toledo Department of Art Contemporary Art course will present on a number of contemporary artists over the next few weeks. Artists to be featured, diverse internationally and artistically, include such artists as Yayoi Kusama (left), a Japanese artist and writer. A precursor of the pop art, minimalist and feminist art movements, Kusama influenced contemporaries such as Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg.
A complete list of artists and dates is below. Click the artist’s name to learn more about the artist and their work. All of the presentations are free and open to the public. All are welcome to come and learn more about these amazing artists.
Thursday, December 3 from 12:10-1:25 p.m.)
- Madisyn Watkins–Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, b. 1929)
- Janelle Watkins–James Turrell (American, b. 1943)
- Diana Williams–Barbara Kruger (American, b. 1945)
- Emily Rose–Sally Mann (American, b. 1951)
Tuesday, December 8 from 12:10-1:25 p.m.)
- Brendan Lynch–Rosemarie Trockel (German, b. 1952)
- Yue Zhao–Yue Minjun (Chinese, b. 1952)
- Mallory Hodkinson–Huang Yong Ping (Chinese-French, b. 1954)
- Marilyn Decker–Xu Bing (Chinese, b. 1955)
Thursday, December 10 from 12:10-1:25 p.m.)
- Jesse Quaintance–William Kentridge (South African, b. 1955)
- Christopher Anderson–Kerry James Marshall (American, b. 1955)
- Reem Barakat–Shirin Neshat (Iranian-American, b. 1957)
- Caroline Jardine–Doris Salcedo (Columbian, b. 1958)
Tuesday, December 15 from 12:30-2:30
The University of Toledo Department of Art students to exhibit at annual ‘Tis the Secor Holiday Exhibition – December 12Monday, November 30th, 2015
More than 20 advanced students from the University of Toledo’s Concepts in Art, Studio and Theory course will exhibit their work at the annual holiday exhibition – ‘Tis the Secor, Saturday, December 12. The event features work from the community of artists who maintain studio space inside the historic Secor building as well as 30+ vendors offering handmade goods and crafts for holiday shopping at the Market Place area. Live music will fill the air as local bands perform throughout the night. Admission is free.
The students’ unique and personal practices explored current and complex issues through a diversity of works ranging from sculpture, photography, design, and ceramics. Spanning the mystical, ideological and political, the exhibition is the culmination of each student’s investigation into both the practice and theory of their chosen subject.
The Concepts in Art, Studio and Theory (C.A.S.T.) course prepares studio art majors for their Bachelor of Arts degree through an exploration of what it means to construct a creative and meaningful life as an individual focused on the arts. The course provides an experiential and creative forum that is bound by theories and practices of contemporary art, inspired by visiting artists, and embedded in the Toledo art community. It is in this context that emerging artists hone previously acquired skills and knowledge to create self-directed works of art based on concepts, research, and class critiques. These works of art are at the center of this exhibition.
’Tis the Secor Facebook page
Concepts in Art, Studio and Theory (C.A.S.T.) EXHIBITION
Saturday, December 12th / 5pm – 11pm [one night only]
Secor Building [6th floor of the Secor Building]
Room 650 and 645
425 Jefferson Avenue Toledo Ohio
Contact: Brian Carpenter | Brian.Carpenter@UToledo.edu