2008-11-07 / Community

Adelphi University Presents Concerts In New Performing Arts Center

Adelphi University is pleased to offer an array of prestige concerts and productions featuring world-renowned musicians, guest artists, faculty, and students in its 500-seat acoustically state-of-the-art concert hall, convertible dance theatre, and multipurpose black box theatre in the new Performing Arts Center (AU PAC), 1 South Avenue, Garden City. The below are ticketed events.

Plugged and Unplugged

Monica Germino, violin and electric violin

Saturday, November 8, 2008, at 8:00 p.m.

Concert Hall

Performing brand new works by the world's top composers, Amsterdam-based American artist Monica Germino is at the forefront of bringing the violin into the 21st Century. Each piece cleverly combines the violin(s) with another element: voice, soundtrack, effects, samples, movement, film, or installation. Three spectacularly different instruments: the acoustic violin, her custom-made electric violin, and a uniquely adapted acoustic violin all play a role in this thrilling program. The 65-minute program includes pieces by Heiner Goebbels, Jacob ter Veldhuis, and J.S. Bach. Germino's mastery of singing and playing simultaneously can be heard in the works of Louis Andriessen, Nicholas Brown, and Nick Williams. The show ends with Industry, the revolutionary piece by "Bang on a Can" founder Michael Gordon.

The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek

Thursday, November 20 through Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008

November 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.,

November 22 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Black Box Theatre

The 120-seat black box theatre will be inaugurated with a performance by Naomi Wallace, directed by Associate Professor Maggie Lally. In 1936, somewhere in the United States, two passionate teenagers become locked in a dare to "run the tracks"-a deadly game to outrun the trains that thunder over the trestle bridge at Pope Lick Creek. The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek visits five characters in an American town hit hard by the Depression all waiting, aching for something to change in their lives. Although stripped of dignity by circumstance, they refuse to be defeated and ultimately look to each other for strength, grace, and guidance.

The Civilized Captivity of a Primitive Existence

Dance and Music (World Premiere)

Monday, November 24, 2008, at 7:30 p.m.

Dance Theatre

A world premiere by Assistant Professor of Music Sidney M. Boquiren (composer/performer) and Assistant Professor of Dance Trebien Pollard (choreographer/performer). Inspired by Daniel Quinn's novel, Ishmael, this innovative collaborative project looks at captivity as a state of fate, coincidence, and/or choice. Through the course of the performance, the boundaries between music and dance, performer and creator, captive and captor are explored and blurred.

The Jupiter String Quartet

Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at 7:30 p.m.

Concert Hall

The Jupiter String Quartet, Adelphi's world-renowned ensemble-in-residence this season, have received several recent chamber music honors, including first prize in the Banff International String Quartet Competition, grand prize in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and Chamber Music America's Cleveland Quartet Award. Members, violinist Nelson Lee, violinist Meg Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel, and cellist Daniel McDonough have performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and South America. The Quartet will present Franz Joseph Haydn Quartet in F major, Bela Bartok's Quartet No. 5, and Benjamin Britten's Quartet No. 2.

For tickets, more information, and a full calendar of AU PAC events, visit http://aupac.adelphi.edu/ or call the Box Office at (516) 877-4000.

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