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Vision: Inspire  ♦  Create  ♦  Perform            Changing Lives Through the Power of the Arts.

 

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VISION IN ACTION

 

The Wind Orchestra performed at the Kennedy Center in June 2018 and Carnegie Hall in November 2015.  

Michael Rohrbacher (Music) & Suzanne Rohrbacher (Music) presented a continuing education course for practicing music therapists entitled "The Application of Mediating Conditions for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders" earlier this year, at the American Music Therapy Association Southeast Regional Conference in Chapel Hill, NC.

Dan Bacalzo (Theatre) served as dramaturg for Ron Pullins' new play, Ice’s Crossing, presented by the Wichita, Kansas-based theatre company, Guinea Pig Lab. On May 5, he moderated a discussion with the playwright, director, and cast members.

Trent Brown (Music) finished the season leading the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida in a concert that premiered two new works for chorus and orchestra.  The first piece, "Spoon River Anthology" was a triptych written by Tim McDonnell.  "Creatures of Earth" was a three-movement work by Zachary Moore who joined the Chorale for a residency and the world premiere.

Greg Longenhagen (Theatre) and Gerritt VanderMeer (Theatre) both participated in Florida Repertory Theatre’s annual PlayLab Festival at the end of April.

Patricia Fay (Art) traveled with art students to the Portland, Oregon for the annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts. At the conference, Jordan Blankenship ('17, Art) and Felipe Maldonado (’16, Art) delivered a presentation and discussion session titled Mini-Heat 2: Accessible Atmospheres, and detailed the transformation of a decommissioned electric kiln into a flexible outdoor kiln that can be fired with propane gas and wood.

Judy Evans (Music) has been working in the Collier County Public Schools as the Orchestra Director; in Pinellas County, setting up a pre-kindergarten violin program; and in Hillesborough County doing a teacher/student workshop.

Anne Carncross (Theatre) recently designed the lights for TheatreZone of Naples’ production of Legs Diamond.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Ongoing:
March 27-April 19
FGCU Art Alumni Exhibition; FineMark National Bank & Trust, Estero, 10010 Coconut Point Road, Estero; To make an appointment to view the art during the exhibition, please contact Stacey Ross at 239-405-6756 or sross@finemarkbank.com.
Upcoming:
April 10
7:30 p.m. Brass & Wind Chamber Ensemble Concert; U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building; This concert is free and open to the public
April 11
7:30 p.m. Chamber & University Choirs Concert; U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building; This concert is free and open to the public
April 12
5:00 p.m. Lilian Hsu Junior Vocal Recital; U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building; This recital is free and open to the public
7:30 p.m. Life is a Dream; TheatreLab, Arts Complex; Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and are available here
April 13
2:00 p.m. Life is a Dream; TheatreLab, Arts Complex; Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and are available here
7:30 p.m. Life is a Dream; TheatreLab, Arts Complex; Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and are available here
April 14
2:00 p.m. Life is a Dream; TheatreLab, Arts Complex; Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and are available here
3:00 p.m. Symphony Orchestra Concert; U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building; This concert is free and open to the public
We look forward to seeing you for the 2018-19 Season. If you would like to receive a copy of the current season brochure, please send an email with your mailing address to Joanna Hoch at jhoch@fgcu.edu.

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