Campus Events
Campus Events
August 19, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

8:00pm Faculty recital:Bill Carrothers, jazz piano
Location: Harper Hall

Thursday, September 19, 2019

8:00pm Guest recital:Ralph Alessi's This Against That
Location: Harper Hall
Trumpeter/Composer Ralph Alessi was born in San Francisco,CA, the son of classical trumpeter Joe Alessi and opera singer Maria Leone. After taking degrees in jazz trumpet and bass - he studied under the legendary Charlie Haden at CalArts - he lit out for New York, where he swiftly became an ubiquitous presence on the downtown scene. He's been a frequent collaborator with such notable musicians as Steve Coleman, Jason Moran, Don Byron, Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch, Uri Caine and Marc Copland. Alessi has recorded nine albums of original compositions which draw on everything from post-bop to neo classical music. He currently records for the ECM record label including his 2016 release Quiver. In 2018, he will release a new This Against That record on the label. As an educator, Ralph is an Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at University of Nevada-Reno as well as the director of the School for Improvisational Music.

Monday, September 23, 2019

8:00pm World Music Series:Çudamani: Gamelan and Dance of Bali
Location: Stansbury Theatre
Internationally hailed as Bali's most forward thinking music and dance ensemble, Çudamani is known for their exceptional creativity and superb artistry while always holding dear the classical treasures that have made Bali so renown. Nurtured and trained in the village of Pengosekan, group members are considered among Bali's most respected and accomplished musicians and dancers. While in great demand, nevertheless, Çudamani does not perform for tourists in Bali, rather they perform as a spiritual offering for temples and the village communities. Under the musical direction of Dewa Putu Berata and dance direction of Bapak Nyoman Cerita and Emiko Saraswati Susilo this is the 20th Anniversary tour for Çudamani. Their 18-member ensemble weave layers of intricate sound from the deep great bronze gongs to the delicate sounds of the flute. They have prepared works that are breathtakingly virtuosic, profoundly moving, works that are both new and classic. Gamelan Çudamani is evidence of the power of collective village integrity and the intrinsic spirituality that informs and animates Balinese life.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

8:00pm Faculty recital:Nora Lewis, oboe
Location: Harper Hall

Thursday, September 26, 2019

7:00pm Guest recital:Garnet Ungar, piano
Location: Harper Hall
Garnet Ungar has appeared throughout the world as piano soloist with orchestra, in recitals and masterclasses at major universities, and in broadcasts on American Public Radio, the CBC in Canada, and Hong Kong Radio. Highlights of recent seasons were recitals and masterclasses at Xinghai Conservatory in China, Kwassui University in Japan, Indiana University, the University of Michigan, the University of British Columbia, Hong Kong Baptist University, Tanglewood, the American Liszt Society in New York City, and the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto. He has also performed in Switzerland, Sweden, and England, and in 2019 toured South America.
Lectures and Art

Monday, August 26, 2019

2:15pm Being Part of a Multi-faith Community
Location: Sabin House 113 - Living Room
Brief session for incoming students addressing the unique characteristics of multi-faith communities. Center for Spiritual and Religious Life This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

8:00am New Faculty Orientation
Location: Warch Campus Center 225 - Esch Hurvis Room (Hurvis)
Training for new faculty

Friday, September 6, 2019

10:45am VIP Resource Meet & Greet Tour - Part 1
Location: Sabin House 112 - Meditation Room, Sabin House 113 - Living Room, & Sabin House 114 - Community Room
Several buildings on campus enhance life both within and beyond the classroom. Take this time to meet the staff at these campus locations and tour the spaces. Questions encouraged! This event enhances spiritual and religious life. This is a diversity-related event.