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January 27, 2003

Birmingham-Southern College announces winter 2003 calendar

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College has announced its major events for January, February, and March 2003. Sports schedules for men's and women's basketball, men's baseball, women's softball, and other NCAA Division I sports can be viewed by clicking on the athletics link at www.bsc.edu.
All events listed are open to the public with free admission unless otherwise noted. Among the events scheduled are:

January 12-31 Southeastern Regional High School Art Competition and Exhibit, Durbin Gallery/Azar Art Studios, Doris Wainwright Kennedy Art Center. The awards presentation will be held opening day at 2:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall, Hill Music Building. An opening reception immediately will follow from 3-5 p.m. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 226-4928.

February 2 Honor Band Concert Performance, BSC Theatre/Mainstage, 2 p.m.
226-4950.

February 2 The Underground Railroad, featuring a 34-minute video, Robert R. Meyer Planetarium, 1 p.m. 226-4771.

February 2/22 Robert R. Meyer Planetarium Double Feature, beginning at 2 p.m. “The Winter Sky” General Show (New Jersey State Museum production). The brilliant constellation Orion and his companions dominate the sky in the early evening during the winter months.

Followed by, “Follow the Drinking Gourd” Children's Show (New Jersey State Museum production). The show is based on the similarly titled book written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter. Children will learn a song, find out the importance of the Big Dipper to slaves in Alabama and Mississippi, and find out how slaves used the gourd (big dipper) to flee north to freedom. The BSC Gospel Choir will present special music at the start of the shows. Admission is $2 for adults; $1 for children. 226-4771.

February 7-8 Hugh and Barbara Thomas Master Class, featuring internationally known pianist John Perry. Perry is an artist/teacher at the University of Southern California. The class times are Feb. 7 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon, Recital Hall, Hill Music Building. 226-4950.

February 7-28 Jim Neel—Drawings and Sculpture, featuring work by the BSC assistant art professor, Durbin Gallery/Azar Art Studios, Doris Wainwright Kennedy Art Center. A reception will be held opening day from 6 to 8 p.m. Exhibit hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. 226-4928.

February 16 Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra in Concert, third annual event featuring performances by BSC student soloists of the Frances and Dorsey Whittington Competition, conducted by BSC music professor Tom Gibbs. The orchestra also will perform Haydn's Symphony No. 44 in E minor. Recital Hall, Hill Music Building, 3 p.m. 226-4950.

February 23 Hugh and Barbara Thomas Master Class, featuring conductor and composer Eric Whitacre. Whitacre teaches at The Juilliard School and was the 2001 commissioned composer for the American Choral Directors Association. He will speak and work in an open rehearsal/performance with the BSC Concert Choir in his choral piece Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine. Recital Hall, Hill Music Building, 7:30 p.m. 226-4950.

February 25 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar Lecture, featuring noted operatic composer and conductor Henry Mollicone. Mollicone will discuss his works complimented by a performance of his Seven Songs by Dr. Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, BSC assistant music professor. Recital Hall, Hill Music Building, 11 a.m. 226-4950.

February 27 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar Concert, BSC students and faculty will perform works by Henry Mollicone, including his one-act opera The Face on the Barroom Floor. Selections written by BSC faculty also will be performed. Recital Hall, Hill Music Building, 7:30 p.m. 226-4950.

March 6 Alexander Quartet Performance, sponsored by the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Recital Hall, Hill Music Building, 7:30 p.m. 226-4950.

March 7-8 Writing Today Conference. Best-selling author Lee Smith will serve as the Grand Master of the college's 23rd annual conference. Smith is the author of nine novels and three collections of short stories. The Writing Today conference brings literary professionals from around the country to the Birmingham-Southern campus for how-to workshops and lectures on the literary arts, as well as practical information necessary to the craft of writing. Tickets can be purchased through the Office of Special Events. 226-4921.

March 7-21 Bachelor of Fine Arts #1 Art Exhibition, featuring work by BSC art students, Durbin Gallery/Azar Art Studios, Doris Wainwright Kennedy Art Center. A reception will be held opening day from 6 to 8 p.m. Exhibit hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. 226-4928.

March 9 Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw Faculty Recital, voice recital by the BSC assistant professor of music, Recital Hall, Hill Music Building, 2:30 p.m. 226-4950.

March 13-16 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum theatrical production, BSC Theatre/Mainstage. A story of Pseudolus, a slave who will do almost anything to gain his freedom. Showing March 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. and March 16 at 2:30 p.m. Fine Arts Society reservations begin Feb. 20; general public reservations begin Feb. 27. General tickets are $9 and may be purchased at the BSC Theatre Box Office Monday through Friday from 1-4:45 p.m. 226-4780.

March 15 “Navigating with Lewis and Clark” General Show, Robert R. Meyer Planetarium (production of Valley City State University, N.D.), find out how Lewis and Clark discovered where they were while in the middle of nowhere, 2 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults; $1 for children. 226-4771.

March 17-20 “Safety Days,” sponsored by the BSC Campus Police and Student Affairs departments, a campus-wide event promoting general safety, including personal safety and accident prevention. Times TBA. 226-4700.

*Please refer to the listed phone numbers if more information is needed about these events.

 

 
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