Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO), conducted by Aaron Kula, will join author and oral historian Kitty Oliver, Ph.D., to present "Go Down Moses: Klezmer, Blues, Blacks and Jews," a dramatic storytelling concert, on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. at the Barry and Florence Friedberg Lifelong Learning Auditorium, Boca Raton campus. Kula, director of music performance and education at FAU Libraries, chose the concert's title from "Go Down Moses," a Negro spiritual that captures the relationship between the enslavement of blacks in America and the Jews in Egypt. KCO, the professional ensemble-in- residence at FAU Libraries, will perform a rendition of the spiritual, as well as some other favorites from the libraries' print music collection. Among those are "My Yiddishe Momma," "Eishes Chayil" (Woman of Valour); Ani Maamim (I Believe) and "When the Saints Go Marching In." Oliver, director of The Race and Change Initiative, a multimedia website project at FAU, will sing several songs with KCO, including "Give Me that Old Time Religion," "Summertime" and "Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child." The concert is being sponsored by the FAU's Jewish Cultural Society (JCS), which organized in 2008 to advance Jewish cultural traditions and education at FAU and its libraries through philanthropic endeavors. General admission is $18; FAU students will be admitted free with Owl Card; tickets for FAU staff and faculty are minimum $5 donation. Reserve tickets at 561-297-3921, firstname.lastname@example.org orwww.fauf.fau.edu/jcs-events.
December 5, 2013
BOCA RATON, FL (November 21, 2013) - The Department of Music in Florida Atlantic University's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present several holiday concerts. Handel's "Messiah" will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. More than 270 years since it premiered, the "Messiah" remains one of the most popular holiday musical traditions ever. The concert will be presented by FAU student and alumni choral groups. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by visiting www.fauevents.com, by calling 1-800-564-9539, or at the Box Office in the Student Union on FAU's Boca Raton campus.
Then on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m., the Department of Music continues its holiday tradition in presenting its annual Madrigal Dinner. The dinners will take place at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church, 100 NE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton. The event reflects a Renaissance evening full of pageantry and entertainment, including a court jester, wandering minstrels and other characters, as well as delicious succulent food and extraordinary music.
The dinner is modeled after the feasts of the Renaissance when Lords and Ladies of large manors would prepare huge holiday celebrations. Following a cocktail hour, guests will be invited into the dining room and seated at their tables. The king and queen will then enter the room leading a procession of their noble guests, which will include FAU's madrigal singers, costumed true to the period. A full-course meal will be served with instrumental fanfares announcing meal courses and events. Following dinner, a concert of seasonal and madrigal music will entertain guests. Guests are invited to dress in period costumes.
Tickets for this event are $100 and include a $65 tax-deductible donation to the Department of Music. Reservations for the dinner can be made by calling 561-297-2337 or visiting fauf.fau.edu/madrigal. The Madrigal Dinner is sponsored by Madelyn Savarick.
Finally, on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m., Sean Murray will lead FAU's tuba and euphonium players in a Tuba Christmas celebration. This will take place at Mizner Park in Boca Raton. This tradition was started by Indiana University professor Harvey G. Phillips, and this will be the third annual presentation for FAU. This is an outdoor free event and audience members should bring chairs or blankets. For more information, call 561-297-3853 or visit www.fau.edu/sota.
All music concerts at FAU are sponsored by Wells Fargo and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
November 21, 2013
A new FAU Libraries mobile-optimized website, which provides access to such helpful resources as "SearchWiSE," "select mobile databases," "ask a librarian" and "view/renew books," is available through FAU Mobile, a free mobile app that can be installed on iOS and Android devices. Other phones with a web browser can view FAU Mobile at http://m.fau.edu. The FAU Libraries mobile-optimized website was made possible through a Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) grant.
November 5, 2013
The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts and Karen Leader, Ph.D., of FAU's Visual Arts and Art History, invite all faculty and staff to participate in Academic Ink, the next phase of Stories on the Skin: Tattoo Culture at FAU, a creative exploration of the lived experience of being tattooed. Tattooed colleagues are encouraged to invite the Jaffe Center and Leader to their academic world ? lab, studio, office or classroom ? to be photographed. The project will also collect stories from faculty and staff about tattoo experiences for a spring 2014 exhibition in commemoration of the Jaffe Center's 15th anniversary. Appointments will be scheduled for afternoons in mid-November.
To participate, email Leader at email@example.com before November 4. For more information visit www.storiesontheskin.org or www.facebook.com/storiesontheskinatfau. The Jaffe Center and Leader launched the long-term project in 2010 to engage FAU's diverse student population in an exploration of the social, cultural and artistic phenomenon of tattooing, specifically drawing out the relationship goals between the images and the complex histories and narratives associated with them. Since the project's inception, 1,147 tattooed and non-tattooed students have completed a survey about tattoos, the team has photographed and interviewed hundreds of students, produced art exhibitions and hosted live performances and films.
October 30, 2013
The University Galleries in Florida Atlantic University's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present a site-specific installation by Miami-based artist, Felecia Chizuko Carlisle as the first in a series of "southXeast: Contemporary Southeastern Art" exhibitions from Saturday, Nov. 2 through Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Carlisle's installation will be presented in the Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space, a large hallway space in the Performing Arts Building, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. There will be an opening lecture with the artist on Friday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the lecture hall adjacent to the exhibition space. The exhibition and the opening are free and open to the public. Born in Florida, Felecia Chizuko Carlisle graduated from the University of West Florida and then went on to attain a M.F.A. degree at San Francisco Art Institute. Carlisle's work has been shown both nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at Miami Art Museum and University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, as well as Sarai Media Lab in Dehli, India. In 2013, Carlisle was awarded residency at OxBow Artist Residency, an affiliate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Saugatuck, Mich., and was also a local resident at Cannonball, a leading nonprofit arts organization in Miami. Her work is also a part of the Margulies Collection. Felecia Chizuko Carlisle currently lives and works in Miami and is represented by Emerson Dorsch.
For more information, call 561-297-2661, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fau.edu/galleries.
October 29, 2013
The Jewish Cultural Society at Florida Atlantic University will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht by hosting a screening of "Besa: The Promise". This is a documentary about the Muslims of Nazi-occupied Albania who saved thousands of Jews during World War II.
Holocaust survivor, Johanna Neumann, who is featured in the film, will speak on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. at the Barry and Florence Friedberg Lifelong Learning Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.
Admission to "Besa: The Promise" is free for FAU students with an Owl Card, $15 for the general public, $12 for JCS members and $20 for JCS member couples. Group discounts are available. Call Jackie Simpson at 561-297-3921, email email@example.com or visit fauf.fau.edu/jcs-events to purchase tickets.
October 14, 2013
This free exhibit will be held from Monday, Oct. 21 through Friday, Dec. 13 in the Student Resources (SR) Atrium at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. A 'Meet the Artist' reception will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.For more information, contact Kathryn Yates at 561-799-8105 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FAU Jupiter will showcase a selection of oil paintings by local artist John Rachell as part of the Art in the Atrium series. The exhibit, "Le Grand Jardin," depicts lush tropical greenery in a series of large oil paintings. This free exhibit runs Monday, Oct. 21 through Friday, Dec. 13, with a "Meet the Artist" reception on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Resource (SR) building at FAU's MacArthur Campus in Jupiter. The SR Atrium is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-799-8105.
October 11, 2013