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Art, Music, Theatre shine at Nazareth College Arts Center in April

Published March 27, 2019

As the 2018-2019 season draws to a close, the Nazareth College Arts Center still has much planned in April, including 12 music, theatre, dance performances and art exhibitions, many of which are free.

Arts Center Series Highlights
Jazz pianist Aaron Diehl makes his Rochester debut on Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m. in Beston Hall in the Jane and Laurence Glazer Music Performance Center. A featured jazz soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Diehl's meticulously thought-out performances, collaborations, and compositions are a leading force in today's generation of jazz contemporaries, spearheading a distinct union of traditional and fresh artistry. Diehl will perform a solo recital, "Paradoxes in Performance," in a program that includes works by Aaron Copland, Jelly Roll Morton, Satie, Philip Glass, and many more. Tickets $38.

Family-friendly theatre returns with Shh! We Have a Plan on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. (sensory-friendly) in Callahan Theater. Shh! We have a Plan is the enchanting new theatre production by the multi-award winning theatre company Cahoots NI from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Follow the delightful and surprising journey of three madcap characters, each of whom has a plan to capture a beautiful bird perched high in a tree! A nonverbal tale featuring magic, music, and puppetry based on the Chris Haughton book of the same name. Suggested for children ages 4+, Tickets: $13-$20.

Art Department presents three exhibitions
The Nazareth College Art Department is pleased to present three exhibitions showcasing student work this spring. These annual events represent a variety of styles and media, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, illustration, jewelry and metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, typography, and video/new media. The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. Some pieces will be available for purchase.

"The Undergraduate Student Art Show and Art Education Graduate Show are two juried exhibitions that celebrate and showcase the wonderful work produced by our Nazareth College art students," said gallery director and assistant professor of art Holland Webster-Houdek. "This annual celebratory event is a great way to highlight the conclusion of the academic year, to grant awards, and to congratulate all the students who are graduating from the Art Department."

2019 Undergraduate Student Art Show
Friday, March 29–Thursday, April 18 in the Arts Center Gallery
Opening reception and awards ceremony: Friday, April 5 from 5–7 p.m.

2019 Graduate Art Education Show
Friday, March 29-Thursday, April 18 in the Colacino Gallery
Opening reception and awards ceremony: Friday, April 5 from 5-7 p.m.

In addition, Bachelor of Fine Arts graduating seniors will showcase their thesis work in a group show in the Colacino Gallery, representing a variety of media. Participating artists: Theresa Foti and Jenna Rossborough.

BFA Thesis Show
Friday, April 26- Sunday May 5 in the Colacino Gallery
Opening reception: Friday, April 26 from 5-7 p.m.

Arts Center Gallery Hours: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: noon–5 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: noon–8 p.m. Closed Monday.
Colacino Gallery Hours: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: noon–5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

APRIL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m. in Beston Hall, $38
Aaron Diehl: Paradoxes in Performance
Aaron Diehl, piano
Jazz pianist Aaron Diehl, a featured soloist with the New York Philharmonic, interprets classical works and brings a new twist to jazz favorites from Aaron Copland to Duke Ellington.

Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. in Wilmot Recital Hall, free
"Loose Change" Jazz Combos
Brad Batz, director
The Nazareth College Jazz Combos perform standards, swing, funk, Latin, and more.

Friday, Apr. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Beston Hall, free
American Inspired!
Nazareth College Symphony Orchestra • Nancy Strelau, director
Nazareth College alumni musicians and conductors return to join the Chamber Singers and Symphony Orchestra, performing Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 "From the New World," and classic choral pieces by Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland.

Sunday, Apr. 14 at 3 p.m. in Beston Hall, free
Our Voices Soar
Nazareth College Choirs • Brian Stevens, conductor
This concert will feature both Nazareth College choral ensembles, with the Women's Choir performing a program titled "Phoenix Flight: Song of Renewal" and the Chamber Singers presenting "Fresh and Fearless: American Choral Music." Featured composers include Copland, Whitacre, Arnesen, Runestad, Jansson, Billings, and others.

Tuesday, Apr. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Beston Hall, free
Landscapes
Nazareth College Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Jared Chase, conductor • Steven Zugelder, conductor
The Nazareth College Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will perform music inspired by different landscapes, including the world premiere of Dan Welcher's Symphony No. 6 "Three Places in the East" and Steve Danyew's This World Alive, featuring photography by Ansel Adams, and Aaron Perrine's Pale Blue on Deep. 

Thurs.-Sat. April 18, 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. April 20 at 2 p.m.
Callahan Theater
$15, $13 senior
Bonnie & Clyde
Presented by the Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department and Theatre League, Bonnie and Clyde's rise to outlaw infamy unfolds in this Tony-nominated musical. Directed by Aaron Galligan-Stieile with musical direction by Corinne Aquilina.

Thursday, Apr. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Beston Hall, free
Nazareth College Jazz Ensemble and Lab Band
Brad Batz, director
The Nazareth College Jazz Ensemble and Lab Band performs its annual spring concert.

Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.(sensory-friendly) in Callahan Theater, $15-$20
Shh! We Have a Plan
A delightful story of a family adventuring through the woods, with music, magic and puppetry!
Based on the children's picture book by Chris Haughton. Presented by Cahoots NI. Suggested for ages 4+. Media Sponsor: Move to Include, A partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation to promote inclusion.

Friday, March 29–Thursday, April 18 in Arts Center Gallery, free
2019 Undergraduate Student Art Show
Opening Reception and Award Ceremony: Friday, April 5 from 5–7 p.m.

Friday, March 29–Thursday, April 18 in Colacino Gallery, free
2019 Graduate Art Education Show
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5 from 5–7 p.m.

The annual student art shows will showcase a variety of styles and media, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, illustration, jewelry and metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, typography, and video/new media.

Friday, April 26–Sunday, May 5 in Colacino Gallery, free
BFA Thesis Show
Opening Reception: Friday, April 26 from 5–7 p.m.
Bachelor of Fine Arts graduating seniors will showcase their thesis work in a group show in the Arts Center Gallery, representing a variety of media.

COMING SOON
Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. in Callahan Theater, $25-$50
Cirque-tacular's Art of Circus
Experience the artistic masterpieces of Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Warhol, and more in this all-ages acrobatic fantasy. This is the rescheduled performance of the performances that was canceled in January due to weather. Limited tickets remain!

TICKETS
Ticket prices for individual shows are noted above and are available online at artscenter.naz.edu, by phone at (585) 389-2170, or in person at the Nazareth College Arts Center Box Office at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618. Free events do not require advance tickets or reservations.
Regular box office hours are Monday-Friday, 11 a m.- 5 p.m. and 11 a.m. until curtain time on performance days.

For More Information

Michelle Shippers | Marketing & Publicity Manager | 585-389-2093 or mshippe0@naz.edu |

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Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,300 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.