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Enjoy the arts on campus

You are invited to experience the visual arts, the University Theatre and concerts by the UTC Music Department:

Art
Danger/Desire: Photographs by Jane Calvin; "Pet" and other New Work: Michelle Dussault; and Social Landscapes: Ann Tyler are available for viewing through October 14 at the Cress Gallery UTC Fine Arts Center, corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Admission is free. Read more…

Theatre
The University Theatre announces its fall productions of :
ART by Yazmina Reza
Oct 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9
Read more…

Music
The UTC Cadek Department of Music presents the UTC Symphony Orchestra Fall 2004 season concert, in the German Tradition, with the music of Beethoven, Weber and Brahms under the direction of Jooyong Ahn, Music Director and Conductor Thursday, October 7, 7:30 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall. Read more…

In celebration of Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) the UTC Department of Music will present a Faculty Concert featuring pianist Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai. Tsai will perform a captivating recital of music by Latin American composers from the 19th and 20th centuries, on October 9 at 8 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall. The program includes works by Argentinian composers. Read more…

ART EXHIBIT IN CRESS GALLERY
Three artists, three exhibitions, three visual investigations are on display, with work strong in concept and mature in content.

Ann Tyler, professor of Visual Communications at the Art Institute in Chicago, creates digital prints and limited edition books. Conceptually her work addresses the violent victimization of members of minority groups by members of the majority who choose to see difference as amoral and those different as less than human. While powerful and chilling, most of her imagery is metaphorical, with references to animal faces, trees, and rural landscapes which in turn refer to romantic pastoral notions of nature, the violence within nature, and the larger difficult complexities of the nature of mankind.

Photographer Jane Calvin, also of Chicago "makes" photographs rather than "takes" them by constructing multi-media installations which are documented photographically. The scenes created are inventive and disjointed and the photographs formally tend to compress and rearrange space. These photographs are contextualized by being paired with passages from ads, storybooks, pulp romance, poetry and novels selected by the artist and ranging in source from James Joyce's Ulysses to the lyrics of performance artist / musician Laurie Anderson. Thematically they explore the dichotomous relationships between mystery and menace, love and desire, gender and sexuality.

Michelle Dussault, maintains a studio in Tampa, Florida, where she teaches drawing at the University of South Florida and painting and art appreciation at Hillsborough Community College. Michelle presents two series of paintings and a video installation in an exhibition entitled "Pet" and other New Work . "Pet" looks at the domestication of animals in our urban society, the dogs and cats, symbols and badges of their owners identity and programmed through breeding and training to the loss of their natural and instinctual existence. In the second series of paintings titled "Welcome to Fabulous" Dussault continues to question, through visual associations, the effects of urbanization and development upon all: we, the two-legged animals who walk upright, and the environment for which we have assumed the role of caretakers.

For more information please feel free to call the Ruth Grover, curator at (423)425-4600 or email Ruth Grover. Group visits are welcome.

UNIVERSITY THEATRE ANNOUNCES PRODUCTIONS
The University Theatre announces its fall productions of :

ART by Yazmina Reza

Oct 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9
Best Play - Paris: Moliere Prize. London: Olivier Award., New York: Tony Award.
Best Comedy of the Year -London Evening Standard

Reza’s comedy tells the story of Serge, who has bought a modern painting for a large sum of money. His friend Marc hates it and cannot believe that a friend of his could possibly want such a work. A third friend Yvan attempts, unsuccessfully, to placate both sides. So in the aftermath of unpredictable behavior, the show examines if a person is who they think they are, or if they are the person their friends perceive them as being.

BLITHE SPIRIT by Noel Coward
Nov 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20
"No Coward comedy is better plotted, more playful or more visually inventive." —John Lahr

Socialite Charles Condomine is being haunted by the ghost of his first wife Elvira following a séance, and Elvira's continued efforts to disrupt Charles' current marriage. The play is also notable for the comic character of Madame Arcati, the eccentric medium.

THE UTC CADEK DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC presents the UTC Symphony Orchestra Fall 2004 season concert, in the German Tradition, with the music of Beethoven, Weber and Brahms under the direction of Jooyong Ahn, Music Director and Conductor Thursday, October 7, 7:30 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall. Featured performer Nikolasa Tejero, instructor in Cadek Conservatory, will offer Clarinet concerto No. 1 in F Minor Op. 73…Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826). Admission is free.

UTC Symphony Orchestra Personnel


Jooyong Ahn, Music Director and Conductor

Violin I
Tesia Moss, Concertmaster
Heather Bernard
Raven Blache
Rob Marshall
Lindsey Miller

Violin II
Kelly McGilvray, Principal
Hayley Davidson
Kristina French
Kristine Poke
Melody Poke
Allie Stafford

Viola
Alex Liner, Principal
Sarah Doyle
Meredith Jagger

Violoncello
Amy Shannon, Principal
Jesse McAdoo
Kira Shurtz

Double bass
James Beilstein, Principal
Jonathan Bragg
Ben McNeely

Flute
Russell Ingle
Julia Kincaide

Piccolo
Russell Ingle

Oboe
Kelly Barlow, Principal
Brian Shoemake

Clarinet
Derrick Armstrong, Principal
Jimmy Medearis

Bassoon
Cassandra Harrison, Principal
Dorothy Wilson

Horn
Ryan Brown, Principal
Jarred Bissonette
Taylor Davies

Trumpet
Tommy Bulman, Principal
Andrew Millott

Timpani
Orchestra Manager

Andrew Millott

Librarian
Charles Collins

Faculty Concert features pianist Sin-Hsing Tsai

In celebration of Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) the UTC Department of Music will present a Faculty Concert featuring pianist Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai. Tsai will perform a captivating recital of music by Latin American composers from the 19th and 20th centuries, on October 9 at 8 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall. The program includes works by Argentinian composers Julián Aguirre, Alberto Ginastera, and Carlos Guastavino; Heitor Villa-Lobos from Brazil; Amadeo Roldán from Cuba; and Carlos Chávez from Mexico. These colorful and imaginative composers range in style from Romantic, to nationalistic utilizing folk music and dance idioms, to modern and even avant-garde. One of the works on the program, Ginastera’s Sonata, is a favorite selection for international piano competitions. Admission to the concert is free, and the facility is wheelchair accessible.

Tsai has concertized in Asia, Europe, North and South America, and has collaborated with many prominent musicians on both sides of the Atlantic. She has participated in several music festivals in the States and abroad, and has premiered works by composers from Taiwan, Iran, Germany, France, England, and Cuba. Her excellence as a pianist has been recognized with Performance Awards, a Gold Medal, and other honors.

Tsai has lived and studied in three countries: Argentina, Germany, and the United States, and speaks four languages.

"Having lived in so many countries and interacted with so many people, I feel a tremendous responsibility for preserving the special identity of different cultures and presenting their rich heritage to a wider public. I choose to do it through music, my passion and my international language," said Tsai.