JC performing arts season kicks off with event on Sept. 21A membership kickoff social hour for Jamestown College’s fall/spring performing arts season will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the Unruh-Sheldon lobby.
By: Sharon Cox, Art Voices, The Jamestown Sun
A membership kickoff social hour for Jamestown College’s fall/spring performing arts season will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the Unruh-Sheldon lobby.
According to JC’s Music Department Chairman, Dr. Richard Walentine, the kickoff is opened to all, with brochures, membership, tickets for the season, and includes adult refreshments (hors d’oeuvres and wine) available at that time. And the season will be outstanding this year.
The performing arts season will start in November with a first-time event for JC: an arts extravaganza prior to Renaissance woman Eugenia Zuckerman’s appearance.
She is set to perform Nov. 9 at the Reiland Fine Arts Center. Before she takes the stage, the college will offer events focusing on all the arts. JC President Dr. Robert Badal, along with Walentine, will introduce the workshops and events, along with proffesor Aaron McDermid, who will be giving a performance representing the music department.
The art of letters will be introduced with North Dakota’s Poet Laureate Dr. Larry Woiwode, professor of writing and poetry at JC, who will be giving a workshop on writing and poetry.
Included during the festivities will be a visual arts workshop and discussion of the importance of a fine arts education for students.
Zuckerman is a prime example of an educated woman whose arts expertise is manifest in varied media.
She is called a Renaissance woman because she is multifaceted and multi-talented. She is a soloist, flutist, author, journalist, administrator, Internet entrepreneur and educator. She has been feature soloist and flutist with orchestras across the United States and Europe.
She was an Emmy nominee for her work as a broadcast journalist. She interviewed and created more than 300 portraits as an arts correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning.” She interviewed and wrote stories about Leontyne Price, Helen Frankenthaler, Al Hirshfeld, Dame Maggie Smith, David Hyde Pierce, Mikhail Bareshnikov, Issac Stern and many other well-know people in the arts.
Zuckerman is married to broadcaster Richard Novik. They make their home at a small farm in New York City with their horses and dogs.
Membership/tickets for the three performing arts events may be registered by calling Jamestown College 701-252-35467, ext. 5551, or by e-mail at: email@example.com.
The schedule includes Zuckerman’s event at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, the Russell Peterson Jazz Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, and the Silver Roots Instrumental Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, also at the Reiland Fine Arts Center.
More about each performance will be included in later issues of The Jamestown Sun.
Non-member tickets to the three events are $15 each.
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