Band Students Selected for Highly Selective National Intercollegiate Band
Four students from the band program in FAU's College of Arts and Letters have been selected as members of the 2013 National Intercollegiate Band. This nationwide program is held every two years with applicants from all over the country. This year marks the most FAU students ever admitted to the National Intercollegiate Band, with just one being selected in both 2009 and 2011. The FAU students that were selected include Taiki Azuma (saxophone), Jessica Esposito (flute), Kyle Mechmet (saxophone) and Dylan Sanchez (clarinet). There were also three other members selected to be alternates. These include Jack Hernadez (percussion), Allison Riling (clarinet) and Dana Barker (trumpet).
KCO, Conducted by Aaron Kula, to Present 'Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein'
The 60-piece Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO), conducted by Maestro Aaron Kula and joined by soprano Jennifer Tipton and baritone Graham Fandrei, will present "Some Enchanted Evening: Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein" on Sunday, June 23, at 3 p.m. at FAU's Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The musical extravaganza will mark the eighth annual Spirit of America Concert and will feature 13 songs from "South Pacific," "Oklahoma!," "The King and I," "Carousel" and "The Sound of Music" - all popular musicals by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, one of the most celebrated writing teams in Broadway's history. KCO, the professional ensemble in residence at FAU Libraries, will perform original orchestrations from Broadway and film productions, including "What A Beautiful Morning," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "Getting to Know You," "Shall We Dance," "I Have Dreamed" and "Climb Every Mountain." Tipton and Fandrei will make their debut with KCO during the concert. Tipton has performed operatic roles at Festival South, the Natchez Festival of Music and Opera Festival di Roma. Fandrei, a Miami resident, has appeared with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Center City Opera-Philadelphia, Charleston Chamber Orchestra, Florida Grand Opera, Knoxville Opera and Opera Naples. The annual concert salutes FAU Libraries' Spirit of America collection, which was donated to FAU Libraries in 2006 by Marvin and Sybil Weiner. Concert tickets are $18-$40. To purchase tickets, call 800-564-9539 or visit www.fauevents.com. To experience KCO, visit www.youtube.com/user/KlezmerCompany or www.klezmercompany.com.
FAU's MacArthur Campus to Host 'Antiquated Affairs,' an Exhibition of Wire Dresses
FAU will host Jackie Tufford's "Antiquated Affairs," an exhibition of six wire dresses that examines the gender stereotypes of women's roles of domesticity, now through Friday, June 14, at the John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. The dresses, created from ribbons and wiring from telephones, stereos and fax machines, explore women's roles in a fast-paced technological society. Though the dresses are sculptures, they are wearable, and communicate a delicate, graceful and transparent cage. Tufford, an FAU alumna, is an art and design instructor at FAU and Palm Beach State College. The exhibition is free and open to the public and can be viewed during summer library hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sunday. For more information, call 561-799-8530 or visit www.library.fau.edu/npb/npb.htm.
FAU's MacArthur Campus to Host 'Re-purposed,' an Exhibition by Suzanne Duffy
FAU will host "Re-purposed," an exhibition by Suzanne Duffy, a New Jersey art director and graphic designer, now through Friday, June 14, at the John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. Duffy's exhibition features collage-type pieces in mixed media with emphasis on found objects, second-hand items, retro and pre-owned textiles and fabric from thrift shops and flea markets. Duffy's unique art portrays social themes including harmony, liberty and religion. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, can be viewed during summer library hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sunday. For more information, call 561-799-8530 or visit.
FAU's 2013 Festival Repertory Theatre
The Department of Theatre and Dance in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present an expanded Festival Repertory Theatre for 2013 with the musical comedy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum;" a comedy in three acts titled "The Man Who Came to Dinner;" the musical revue "Side by Side by Sondheim;" as well as two big band concerts and a four-piano extravaganza. The three plays are on a rotating schedule with afternoon and evening performances from Saturday, June 22 through Sunday, July 21. The concerts take place from Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28. All shows are at the University Theatre and Studio One Theatre at 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tickets will be available beginning in May by calling 800-564-9539 or visiting www.fauevents.com. For a full schedule of the performances, visit www.fau.edu/festivalrep.
Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts Open for Tours Wednesdays and Thursdays
The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, housed on the third floor of the Wimberly Library, is one of the nation's most prominent centers for books handmade by artists. The Center will be open for free tours on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. No reservations are necessary and donations are accepted. For more information, contact John Cutrone at 561-297-0455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOPS Piano and Creative Writing Camp
Florida Atlantic University has announced the schedule for the Teaching Outstanding Performers (TOPS) summer piano and creative writing camps for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The dates for students from kindergarten through fifth grade are Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28; Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 5; Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12; and Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19. The dates for students in grades 6 through 12 are Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14 and Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21. All camps will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FAU's Boca Raton campus. Tuition for the camps is $275 per week plus an application fee of $10. Limited scholarships are available. Auditions for scholarships will take place on Sunday, May 12. For more information or to schedule an audition, call 561-297-3803, email email@example.com or visit www.fau.edu/tops.
FAU 'Real Mail Fridays' to Send Joy around the World with Letter Writers
Florida Atlantic University's Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts plans to send joy throughout the world during "Real Mail Fridays," a series of gatherings designed to inspire people to write letters to family and friends. The series will take place on the first Friday of each month beginning on March 8, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the Jaffe Center's book studio at the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. John Cutrone, the Jaffe Center's director, said the monthly gatherings will bring back memories for some, and will introduce the art of writing letters by hand, one of the oldest forms of communication, to a younger generation. "We live in a digital world and some of us communicate mostly through text messages and emails," said Cutrone. "When we receive a handwritten letter in our mailbox, it is a moment out of time and small cause for celebration." Letter writers can bring stationery and pens, or use some of the center's complimentary handmade paper, pens and inks, sealing wax and rubber stamps. There will be free postage stamps, and complimentary cookies, tea and coffee will be served. Cost to attend is $10. For more information, call 561-297-0455 or visit www.jaffecollection.org.
Photo of mail that Terry Chouinard of Memphis sent to John Cutrone, director of FAU's Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts.