The November MIWSFPA events line-up

The month of November is set to be a busy time for the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. The following are the many events happening at the school.

RBC Foundation Music @ noon:
The first performance of the Tuesday lunchtime recital series will be on November 3 in the Cairns Recital Hall at the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre. Subsequent recitals will be held at noon on November 10 and 17 featuring different musicians each time. The event is free for all who wish to attend.

English Art Song Master Class:
On November 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Cairns Recital Hall, Brett Polegato will be working with Brock University vocal students on the issues and intricacies of singing English repertoire. This will be valuable to any singers, teachers and coaches, choir directors and choral singers who wish to attend. Admission is $12 unless you have a valid Brock Student ID which makes the event free.

Harvest Time by Renée Baillargeon:
This series of four short plays by Playwrights Niagara will be held at the MIWSFPA on November 7 at 8:00 p.m. The plays will feature various dramatic tableaus interpreted through readings by Brock students and accompanied by images by Renée Baillargeon on harvest time in the region.

Rodman Hall Hot Talks:
The Hot Talk this month will be held on November 12 at Rodman Hall. It is a free community event that will feature Donna Szoke discussing her exhibit, Cloud.

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny:
Held in the Dramatic Arts Hall of the MIWSFPA, this show invites you into the world of Mahagonny, where all your dreams and nightmares come true. Hosted by the Widow Begbick, the music, dance, and drama filled night will make you never want to leave. It is a fantasy land for grown ups. The event will be held November 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance at 2:00 p.m. on November 15, as well as on November 20 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. with the last performance on November 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available through the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre box office.

Confluence Field Trips:
This website, walking project and expedition by Elizabeth Chitty, which began in September, will be continuing until November 15. The event is a free community event and will be exploring the downtown area around the MIWSFPA.

ENCORE! Professional Concert Series presents: Southern Exposure:
On November 20 at 7:30 p.m., cellist Gordon Cleland, flutist Patricia Dydnansky, violist Andrée Simard and guitarist Timothy Phelan will be revealing the sounds of South America with Southern Exposure. It will be held in Partridge Hall at the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are $29 for adults, $23 for seniors/students and $5 for the eyeGo high school program.

Viva Voce! Choral Series presents: Avanti Chamber Singers – Nocturne: Songs of the Night:
The Brock Student Choral ensemble and the Avanti Chamber Singers will be holding the next performance of their choral series on November 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Covenant Christina Reformed Church. Tickets are available at the door and are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors/ students and $5 eyeGo high school program.

Guitar Extravaganza:
This evening of small ensemble and solo performances will feature Brock University students, alumni, faculty, regional guitarists, guitar teachers, composers, and special guests. The evening’s finale will feature The Mighty Niagara Guitar Orchestra performing the North American premiere of The Journey, composed by Brock guitar instructor Timothy Phelan. It will be held in Cairns Recital Hall on November 21 at 7:30 p.m. and is a free community event.

HER VOICE IN BLACK: Black Female Narrative in Lyric Theatre by Carla Chambers:
Last but not least, this 45 minute concert will be exploring the various black female characters from opera. It will be investigating the intersectionality between the social and personal meanings of identity and representation in art. The event will be held on November 29 at 3:00 p.m. in the Dramatic Arts Theatre of the MIWSFPA. All are welcome to attend this free community event.

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