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October 31, 2005

This Week                                     

 

Monday, October 31

4:00 p.m. Katz Harris Room

LS 111 faculty meeting.

 

Tuesday, November 1

10:45 a.m. Centennial Hall

Honors Recital - A recital featuring various student musicians who were awarded the Honors Music Scholarship.

 

11:30 a.m. Ascension Chapel

Reflections - Dr. Melissa McBain, Education

 

Thursday, November 3

10:30 a.m. Centennial Hall

Convocation: Founders Day Convocation: "100 Years of Augustana in China"

Presenters: President Steven Bahls, Dr. Van Symons, The Augustana Choir, led by Dr. Jon Hurty

Last summer, the Augustana Choir made its first concert tour of China, and the College launched a new relationship with Lingnan University. But Augustana's ties to China extend back 100 years, with the arrival of the first representatives of the former Augustana Synod in China. Much has changed since August and Alfreda Edwins landed in Shanghai on October 21, 1905, and the 2005 Founders Day Convocation will reflect on the maturation of these connections from missionary outreach to mutual benefit.

 

Friday, November 4

3:30 p.m. Olin 202

Conversations on Scholarships - CSTL: Knowledge Surveys

 

7:30 p.m. Potter Theatre

Fall Play: The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde
The 2005-2006 Augustana College Theatre season, The Masks of Comedy, opens with Oscar Wilde's witty satire, The Importance of Being Earnest . Set in Victorian London, the play tells the tale of two young dandies, Jack and Algernon, seeking the hands of two young ladies, Cecily and Gwendolyn, in spite of numerous social obstacles. Perhaps the biggest problem they face is that the women they woo can only love a man named Ernest, and neither qualifies. This classic play is considered the definitive Comedy of Manners and has proven to be a perpetual audience favorite. $10 for adults; $8 for senior citizens, students, children and Augustana faculty/staff. Call the Augustana Ticket Office, 7306, for information and reservations. Don't be disappointed! Augustana College Theatre productions frequently sell out, and patrons are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance.

Performances also on Saturday, November 5 th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 6th at 1:30 p.m.

 

8:00 p.m. Centennial Hall

Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert - Steve Grismore, director

 

Saturday, November 5

4:00 p.m. Centennial Hall

3 Choirs Concert - Sonja Hurty and Michael Zemek, conductors

 

8:00 p.m. Centennial Hall

Quad City Symphony Concert: Viennese Magic
Mozart, Brahms, Korngold - three musical geniuses from three centuries - and all made the city of Vienna their home. The orchestra first tips its hat to Mozart with his Overture to "The Magic Flute." Then Martin Chalifour, concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, joins the QCSO to perform Erich Korngold's exuberant and cinematic Violin Concerto in D. Based on themes from Korngold's Hollywood film scores of the 1930s, the Violin Concerto is a tour-de-force of beautiful melodies and show-stopping technical fireworks. Concluding the concerts is an extraordinary work by Vienna 's masterful Johannes Brahms - his Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor as orchestrated in 1937 by Arnold Schoenberg, himself a native of Vienna . Transformed by Schoenberg's consummate skill, the gypsy-inspired Quartet takes on a new dimension worthy of its nickname, Brahms "Fifth Symphony."

 

Tickets are available only from the QCSO Office in Davenport , 563-322-0931.

 

Concert conversations are offered in Larson Hall one hour prior to each performance. Join QCSO conductor Donald Schleicher and Augustana's Kai Swanson for insight into the music and composers featured in each concert.

 

Sunday, November 6

2:00 p.m. Centennial Hall

another performance by the QCSO. See above for details.