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MFA Thesis Exhibition I
Tuesday, January 23–Friday, February 9, 2018
Reception: Friday, January 26, 6–9 p.m.
Self-curated exhibitions that reflect the breadth of students’ practice and capture the interdisciplinary mission of the program, featuring works in design, drawing, media, painting, photography, print, and sculpture.
 
10 a.m. Friday, February 2, 2018
During a hot summer in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on an abandoned plot of land in the suburbs, an uncontrollable wave of smoke sparks uncertainty and chaos in this semi-experimental film. Director Benjamin Naishtat will appear for a post-screening Q&A.

Rutgers Cinema
This series is underwritten by the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation.

February 2, March 2, May 4, 2018
Extended gallery hours until 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month, October through December, featuring rotating events and performances.

Mason Gross Galleries

7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018
Taya Tarasevich, baroque flute; Daniel Swenberg, lute; Rebecca Cypess, harpsichord. A program of chamber music exploring the expressive colors of period instruments.
 
10 a.m. Friday, February 9, 2018
A compilation of works by the documentary and experimental filmmaker from Madrid, Spain. Sancho will appear for a post-screening Q&A.

This series is underwritten by the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation.

10 a.m. Friday, February 16, 2018
Faced with an unresponsive mother and a criminal father, Ozark teenager Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) does what she can to manage the household and take care of her two younger siblings. Informed by the sheriff (Garret Dillahunt) that their father put their home up for bond and then disappeared, Ree sets out on a dangerous quest to find him. With her entire family’s fate now in her hands, Ree challenges her outlaw kin’s code of silence and risks her life to learn her father’s fate. Director Debra Granik will appear for a post-screening Q&A.

This series is underwritten by the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation.

Friday, February 16–Saturday, March 3, 2018
Reception: Friday, February 16, 6–9 p.m.
Self-curated exhibitions that reflect the breadth of students’ practice and capture the interdisciplinary mission of the program, featuring works in design, drawing, media, painting, photography, print, and sculpture.

Mason Gross Galleries

5 p.m. Sunday, February 25, 2018

Note: this is not a handicap-accessible venue.

10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018
Improvisation master class with the Eastman School of Music professor.
 
5 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018
Recital of improvisations on the Richards, Fowkes & Co. pipe organ.

Christ Church

7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018
An exploration of the relationship between human performers, computer-generated sound, and interactive technologies.

Shindell Choral Hall

Thursday, March 22–Monday, April 2, 2018
Reception: Thursday, March 22, 5–8 p.m.
Self-curated exhibitions that reflect the breadth of students’ practice and capture the interdisciplinary mission of the program, featuring works in design, drawing, media, painting, photography, print, and sculpture.

Mason Gross Galleries

Friday, March 30, 2018
4 p.m. – master class
7:30 p.m. – recital
French masterworks including Jacques Castérède’s Sonata for Clarinet; Ernest Chausson’s “Andante et Allegro”; Olivier Messiaen’s “‘Abîme des oiseaux’ from Quatuor pour La Fin du Temps”; Henri Rabaud’s “Solo de Concours”; Camille Saint-Saëns’s Clarinet Sonata, Op. 167.

Note: this is not a handicap-accessible venue.

5 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018
A celebration of women as composers, performers, patrons, and impresarios during five centuries of music history.

Shindell Choral Hall

7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018
Featuring solo and chamber masterworks from the 18th and 21st centuries.
Christ Church
 
Opera at Rutgers: A Spring Bouquet of Opera Scenes
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Lesser-known scenes from Strauss’s Arabella and Ariadne auf Naxos, and relative rarities such as Reynaldo Hahn’s Ô Mon Bel Inconnu and Engelbert Humperdinck’s Dornröschen.

Note: this is not a handicap-accessible venue.

Wednesday, April 11–Saturday April 21, 2018
Reception: Thursday, April 12, 5–8 p.m.
Self-curated exhibitions that reflect the breadth of students’ practice and capture the interdisciplinary mission of the program, featuring works in design, drawing, media, painting, photography, print, and sculpture.

Mason Gross Galleries

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018
Leclair’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major, Op. 9, No. 3; Debussy’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Minor, L. 140; Enescu’s “Impressions d’enfance for Violin and Piano, Op. 28”; Brahms’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108; Bartók’s Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Piano.

Note: this is not a handicap-accessible venue.

2:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018
Folkloric African music and styles from the Cuban drumming tradition.

Shindell Choral Hall

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018

Note: this is not a handicap-accessible venue.

Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall
2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018
Music for flute ensemble, clarinet quartet, saxophone ensemble, woodwind quintet, bassoon ensemble, and more.

Shindell Choral Hall

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Min Kwon, piano
Schnittke’s Piano Quintet, Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 7 and Piano Quintet
Attend a free Art of String Quartet workshop with The Harlem Quartet at 3 p.m. in Schare Recital Hall.

Note: this is not a handicap-accessible venue.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018
Min Kwon, piano
Bartók’s String Quartet No. 2, Miklós Rózsa’s Piano Quintet.
Attend a free master class with The Harlem Quartet at 3 p.m. in Schare Recital Hall.

Note: this is not a handicap-accessible venue.

10 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018
In the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI sting operation, viewers get an unfettered glimpse of the government’s counterterrorism tactics and the murky justifications behind them through the perspective of a 63-year-old Black revolutionary-turned-informant. Co-director David Felix Sutcliffe will appear for a post-screening Q&A.

This series is underwritten by the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation.

2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018
Small-ensemble jazz featuring selections by Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Dave Brubeck.

Shindell Choral Hall

2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018
World premieres from faculty and student composers alongside chamber works of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Shindell Choral Hall

Rutgers Voorhees Choir: A Spring Awakening
5 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018
Brandon Williams, conductor
Featuring songs of new beginnings and the music of local composers Andrea Clearfield and Dale Trumbore.
Voorhees Chapel
 
Rutgers Chamber Jazz Ensembles
7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018
Small-ensemble jazz featuring selections by Gary Burton, Bill Evans, and Dexter Gordon.

Shindell Choral Hall

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2018
A program on period instruments exploring the musical world of early modern England and its influences.
 
Sounds of Chamber Music
2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018
Student winners of the Mason Gross Chamber Music Honors Competition.

Note: this is not a handicap-accessible venue.

Rutgers Chamber Jazz Ensembles
5 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018
Small-ensemble jazz featuring selections by Thad Jones, Bud Powell, and Sonny Stitt.

Shindell Choral Hall

5 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2018
Free preview concert for Rutgers at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall concert featuring faculty and alumni playing works by Bernstein, Copland, and Barber as well as compositions written for the occasion by living American and Italian composers. Click here for the Carnegie Hall event.

Note: this is not a handicap-accessible venue.

7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Fifth-annual celebration of the works of student filmmakers throughout the 2017–18 school year. Cash prizes will be awarded, and a reception follows the screenings.
Nicholas Music Center
 
BFA Thesis Exhibition III: Fine Art
Tuesday, May 1–Friday, May 11, 2018
Reception: Thursday, May 3, 5–8 p.m.
Self-curated exhibitions that reflect the breadth of students’ practice and capture the interdisciplinary mission of the program, featuring works in design, drawing, media, painting, photography, print, and sculpture.

Mason Gross Galleries

Graduate Dance Education Program Concert
7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018
Choreography produced by faculty, guest artists, and graduate dance education students and performed by PK–12 children, dance majors, and graduate students.
Loree Dance Theater – Limited Seating