The Spring Semester Brings the Full Range of Arts Events to Rowan

The Spring Semester Brings the Full Range of Arts Events to Rowan

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Performances, exhibits and events from the College of Performing Arts and Rowan University Art Gallery offer something for everyone this semester.

The arts flourish once again with the start of the spring semester at Rowan University, featuring a packed schedule of performances, exhibits, and events presented by the College of Performing Arts and the Rowan University Art Gallery. The campus community and audiences from across the region can experience visual art, musical variety, dynamic productions, special guests, unique collaborations, and more.

Kicking things off culturally for the university is an exhibit showcasing work created by our 2017 artist-in-residence during his time at Rowan, part of a program supporting artistic development while also providing students with the opportunity to observe and engage in dialogue with a working artist through talks, demonstrations, and open studio visits. “Jay Walker: Archetype” explores the iconic clothed figure and how we see archetypes as manifestations of ourselves at Rowan University Art Gallery at High Street now through March 4. A reception and gallery talk take place on Thursday, February 2 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

From March 27 to May 27, the Gallery hosts “How Food Moves: Edible Logistics” through the work of guest curator Daniel Tucker. As contemporary artists grappling with the complexity of food’s trajectory through research-based and participatory practices, this exhibition aims to highlight a range of these works, as well as present newly-commissioned projects by artists working in the surrounding areas who can explore this inquiry from the regional contexts of Philadelphia and southern New Jersey. Tucker explores how food transits through complex patterns of distribution in between the point of origin (“the farm”) and its point of consumption (“the plate”). An opening reception and gallery talk is set for Thursday, March 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

The College of Performing Arts’ Marie Rader Presenting Series concludes with Jonathan Carney, violinist and concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, performing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons on Saturday, February 4 at 3:30 pm in Boyd Recital Hall. Visit rowan.tix.com for tickets.

The Department of Theatre & Dance continues its mainstage “season of horror” with two very divergent but provocative shows. Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (February 23-25 at 8 pm; and February 26 at 2 pm) is a spectacularly graphic and daring play about a general’s return from war - bringing with him prisoners, and the pain of losing his own sons in battle - and filled with revenge, human sacrifice, mutilation, murder and more as Titus and the captured Queen Tamora wage a vindictive battle. Following that bloody drama on the schedule is Carrie: The Musical (April 6-8 at 8 pm; April 9 at 2 pm; April 12 school matinee at 10 am; April 12 at 7 pm) based on Stephen King’s first published novel and the acclaimed 1976 movie. High school misfit Carrie White struggles with a cruelly over-protective mother and her status as an outcast at school until she discovers her telekinetic abilities and the power she can unleash when pushed too far. Performances are in Tohill Theatre in Bunce Hall on the Glassboro campus.

Aside from these productions, the Department also presents a student choreography showcase (April 28-29 at 8 pm; and April 30 at 2 pm) plus two Lab Theater productions: Charles Fuller’s dramatic work on the issue of sexual assault in the military, One Night (February 16-8 at 8 pm); and NJ native Ntozake Shange's renowned for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, a “choreopoem” that weaves together stories of love, empowerment, struggle, and loss (April 20-22 at 8 pm). Visit www.rowan.edu/theatredance for more information.

An early highlight of the Department of Music schedule is “A Tribute to Duke Ellington,” the closing night concert of the 47th Annual Rowan Jazz Festival on February 17 at 8 pm in Pfleeger Concert Hall. Celebrating the work of the legendary composer, musician, arranger and band leader are Rowan’s Jazz Band, Concert Choir, and faculty guest artists. The concert concludes a three-day, non-competitive festival (February 15-17) that hosts school bands from across the region for adjudication sessions, clinics, and performances. The daytime schedule includes one-hour jazz clinics at 11:45 am in Pfleeger Concert Hall, which are open to the public.

The extensive series of music performances featuring student, faculty, and guest artists also includes:
 
Faculty Spotlight Series: Adeline Tomasone & Friends
“African-American Music for Flute”
February 1 at 8 pm
Boyd Recital Hall • FREE
 
Faculty Spotlight: Timothy Schwarz, violin
February 8 at 8 pm
Boyd Recital Hall • FREE
 
Rowan University Orchestra
February 21 at 8 pm
Pfleeger Concert Hall • $10/$5
 
Rowan Concert Band: “An American Elegy”
February 23 at 8 pm
Pfleeger Concert Hall • $10/$5
 
Rowan Percussion Ensemble
February 27 at 8 pm
Pfleeger Concert Hall • $10/$5
 
Small Jazz Ensembles
February 28 at 8 pm
Boyd Recital Hall • FREE
 
Rowan Wind Ensemble: “Danz√≥n”
March 2 at 8 pm
Pfleeger Concert Hall • $10/$5
 
Rowan Concert Choir: “Symbiosis”
March 5 at 2 pm
Pfleeger Concert Hall • $10/$5
 
Faculty Spotlight: The Mayes Guitar Duo, classical guitar
March 8 at 8 pm
Boyd Recital Hall • FREE
 
Collegium Musicum
March 20 at 8 pm
Boyd Recital Hall • FREE
 
Faculty Spotlight: Robert Weintraut, classical guitar
March 22 at 8 pm
Boyd Recital Hall • FREE
 
Rowan Opera Company: An Evening of Scenes
March 31 and April 1 at 8 pm
Pfleeger Concert Hall • $10/$5
 
Faculty Spotlight: Tim Powell, saxophone
April 8 at 3 pm
Boyd Recital Hall • FREE
 
Rowan String Ensemble
April 9 at 7 pm
Pfleeger Concert Hall • FREE
 
Small Jazz Ensemble
April 11 at 8 pm
Boyd Recital Hall • FREE
 
Contemporary Music Ensemble
April 12 at 8 pm
Boyd Recital Hall • FREE
 
Rowan Jazz Band
April 13 at 8 pm
Pfleeger Concert Hall • $10/$5
 
WOCHO and Statesmen Choirs
April 18 at 8 pm
Pfleeger Concert Hall • $10/$5
 
Rowan Percussion Ensemble Alumni Concert
with special guest Danielle Pastin, soprano
April 24 at 8 pm
Pfleeger Concert Hall • $10/$5
 
Rowan Concert Band & Brass Band: “Brass Spectacular”
April 27 at 8 pm
Pfleeger Concert Hall • $10/$5
 
Rowan Orchestra and Concert Choir
April 29 at 8 pm
Pfleeger Concert Hall • $10/$5
 
Rowan Wind Ensemble Alumni Concert:
“Honoring the Past/Celebrating the Future"
April 30 at 3 pm
Pfleeger Concert Hall • $10/$5
 
Rowan Youth Orchestra
May 7 at 7:30 pm
Pfleeger Concert Hall • $5

For information on the programming offered by Rowan University Art Gallery, visit www.rowan.edu/artgallery or call 856-256-4521. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information on performances and programming presented by the College of Performing Arts, call the box office at 856-256-4545, or email arts@rowan.edu. For ticketed events, call the box office or purchase online at rowan.tix.com. Admission is free for Rowan students with valid ID, based on availability. Student tickets cannot be reserved online, but by calling the box office or visiting the box office starting one hour before the performance.