Cultural Calendar, Spring 2010



Sunday, May 1
2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, opening reception
Arts West Gallery, 1 p.m.

A group exhibition and the culmination of an Elon art major's capstone experience. Each installation delineates an artist's undergraduate art making endeavors. At the opening, participants will offer remarks and provide context to their theses. Exhibition continues until May 10.

Sponsored by the Department of Art

Sunday, May 1
Department of Music presents A British Choral Invasion
Front Street United Methodist Church, Burlington, 7:30 p.m.

Director of Choral Activities Stephen A. Futrell conducts the combined choirs of Elon, Camerata and Chorale, with organ and piano. Featured works include William Walton’s Jubilate Deo, the Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day (1692) by Henry Purcell, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music and Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb. The Elon choirs will be joined with the Williams High School Choral Ensemble, Laura Sam-director, for the Britten. Elon University faculty pianist Sharon LaRocco will accompany the choirs on the Vaughan Williams and special guest organist David Ratchford, Director of Music-Front Street United Methodist Church, will accompany the choirs for the Walton, Purcell and Britten.

Wednesday, May 4
Lia Purpua, guest reading
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Purpua is the author of two collections of lyric essays - On Looking and Increase - and a third collection, Rough Likeness, is due out in 2012. She has won an NEA Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, three Pushcart Prizes and notable citations in Best American Essays for 2004, 2005, and 2007-09. The author of three books of poetry, Purpua is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She currently is Writer in Residence at Loyola University in Baltimore.

Sponsored by The English Department and the William Maness Fund

Thursday - Saturday, May 5-7
Department of Performing Arts presents On That Note...An evening of dance and music
Directed by Lauren Kearns
McCrary Theatre, Thursday & Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Contemporary dance at its best featuring original choreography and musical composition by faculty and guest artists.

Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets available April 14.

Friday - Sunday, May 6-8
Department of Performing Arts presents It's Only Life by John Buccino
Conceived by Daisy Prince and John Bucchino, Direction and Choreography by Linda Sabo, Musical Direction by Nathaniel Fox Beversluis
Black Box Theatre, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 5 and 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.

Bucchino's songs about love and life are featured in this introspective study of relationships and have been performed and recorded by many renowned pop. theatre, cabaret, and classical artists including Liza Minnelli, Barbara Cook, Judy Collins, Yo Yo Ma, Art Garfunkel, and Patti LuPone, as well as on Broadway. Bucchino will accompany and perform with Elon students in this production.

Tuesday, May 10
Elon University Wind Ensemble
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The wind ensemble, under the direction of Tony Sawyer, presents a night of contemporary wind band music.

Sponsored by the Department of Music