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November 2006


Wednesday, November 1
Kevin Boyle and Andrew Perry,
faculty poetry and fiction reading

Isabella Cannon Room, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 5
Department of Performing Arts presents Carousel
Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Catherine McNeela; Choreographed by Lynne
Kurdziel Formato; Musical Direction by Kenneth Lee
McCrary Theatre
7:30 p.m. , Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

This giant of the musical stage remains timeless and starbright. The poignant story of the faithful Julie and her brutish husband Billy is one of the most powerful books of the musical theatre and perfectly matches its extraordinary score. Songs include “Mister Snow,” “If I Loved You,” “June
Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “When The Children Are Asleep.”

Admission by ticket only: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets on sale Thursday, October 5.

Monday, November 6
Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, opening reception
Elon West Gallery, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

A juried exhibition featuring works in a broad range of media by students in the studio art program. Exhibition continues through November 28.

Monday, November 6
William W. Parsons, “The Shuttle’s Return to Flight
Following the Columbia Disaster”
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

William W. Parsons is currently the deputy director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) John F. Kennedy Space Center and plays a major role in determining and executing missions at the center. He was appointed Space Shuttle program manager in 2003 and has contributed significantly to the post-Columbia return to flight philosophy.

In September, Parsons was named the new director of the Kennedy Space Center, effective in January 2007. He will succeed James W. Kennedy, who is retiring.

Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series

Tuesday, November 7
Elon University Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

The Elon University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of artist-in-residence Jon Metzger, will perform contemporary works for percussion instruments
including big band works by Neal Hefti (Splanky), Dizzy Gillespie (Con Alma), Richard Rogers (My Funny Valentine), Cole Porter (Love for Sale), Duke Ellington (I'm Beginning to See the Light), Herbie Hancock (Maiden Voyage), John Lennon and Paul McCartney (Norwegian Wood), Hoagy Carmichael (Stardust), Charles Mingus (Moanin'), and Don Menza (Groove Blues).

Student soloists include: Kevin Johnson (alto saxophone), Bernie Coston (tenor saxophone), Sam Williams (alto saxophone), Julie Pope (baritone saxophone), Will Maier (trombone), Mitch Pittman (trumpet), Paul Benedict (trumpet), Colin Harding (trumpet), Max Cramer (guitar), Carol Stewart (vibes), Brady Loux (drums), and Eden Esters (piano and vocals). Special guest artist will be music faculty member Matthew Buckmaster (trombone).

Wednesday, November 8
David Faber, “A Holocaust Survivor’s Memoir”
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

David Faber is a Holocaust survivor who suffered Nazi persecution from 1939-1945. He witnessed the murder of his parents and six of his seven siblings and was imprisoned in eight different concentration camps including Auschwitz. Faber speaks to fulfill the promise he made to hismother “to tell the world.”

Sponsored by the Hillel and the Resident Student Association

Friday, November 10
Elon University Chorale
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Dr. Gerald Knight, the Elon University Chorale will present a variety of popular works by Bullard, Busto, Dilworth, McIntyre, Vivaldi, and others.

Saturday, November 11
Elon University Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert
McKinnon Hall, 7:30 p.m.

The Elon University Jazz Ensemble, led by Jon Metzger, will perform big-band arrangements of well-known standards and jazz classics.

Monday, November 13
Hometown Heroes: Models of Community Leadership
McKinnon Hall, 4 p.m.

Individuals chosen by members of the class of 2010 will visit campus to be recognized for service in their home communities and commitment to the common good.

Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Wednesday, November15
Elon University Chamber Orchestra
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Join Director Dr. Thomas R. Erdmann as the orchestra welcomes guest artist Dr. Lise Keiter-Brotzman in a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3, Op.37. Hailed as “a pianist who brings an unbelievable range of virtuoso technique,” Keiter-Brotzman has performed worldwide and is active as a solo recitalist, collaborative artist, and soloist with orchestra.

Thursday, November 16
Tim O’Brien, “Writing Vietnam”
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Tim O’Brien served as an infantry sergeant in the Army’s American Division near Quang Ngai in 1970- 71. He is the author of The Things They Carried; If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home; and Going After Cacciato. O’Brien will discuss “true war stories” and the blurred ground between reality and fiction in the writer’s craft.

Sponsored by the Liberal Arts Forum and the General Studies Program

Admission by ticket only: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets on sale Thursday, October 26.

Saturday, November 18
“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
Koury Center, 8:00 p.m.

Established by an Act of Congress in 1798, the Marine Band is America’s oldest professional musical organization. The band participates in more than 500 public and official performances annually, including a U.S. regional concert tour each fall, a century-old tradition initiated by John Philip Sousa. Whether in White House performances, public concerts, or national tours, the music of the Marine Band is the music of America.

Sponsored by Elon University and the Times-News

General admission by ticket only – tickets free of

Thursday, November 30
Holiday Celebration with Luminaries
Scott Plaza, 6:30 p.m.

Hot chocolate, carol singing and hundreds of luminaries lining the walkways will mark Elon’s annual Festival of Holiday Lights.