The 2012-2013 Lecture-Concert Series Schedule
Fall 2012 Events [click on each image for description]
Spring 2013 Events [click on each image for description]
(click HERE to download a poster of this year's complete schedule)
|Event||Date||Venue and Time||info|
|Constitution Day Lecture: Hanes Walton, Jr.||September 18, 2012||Student Union Auditorium, 7:00 pm||more info|
|Vladimir Gorbach, guitarist||October 2, 2012||Fine Arts Recital Hall, 7:30 pm||more info|
|Randy Pierce, Mississippi Supreme Court Justice/author||October 9, 2012||Delta Center, 7:00 pm||more info|
|American String Quartet||October 10, 2012||Riceland Hall, 7:30 pm||more info|
|James Greeson, Nancarrow Film Documentary||October 15, 2012||Student Union Auditorium, 7:00 pm||more info|
|Greenfield Lecture: Kenneth S. Greenberg||October 25, 2012||Student Union Auditorium, 7:00 pm||more info|
|The Merling Trio||February 24, 2013||Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall, 3:00 pm||more info|
|Yoko Hiraoka, traditional Japanese biwa music||February 26, 2013||
Student Union Auditorium, 7:30 pm
|Mark Moore, tubist||April 2, 2013||Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall, 7:30 pm||more info|
|Victor Goines, jazz saxophone||April 11, 2013||Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall, 7:30 pm||more info|
|Bruce Jackson, American folklorist, documentary filmmaker, writer and photographer||April 17, 2013||Student Union Auditorium, 7:00 pm||more info|
|Julia Butterfly Hill, American activist and environmentalist||April 18, 2013||Student Union Auditorium, 7:00 pm||more info|
|David Maslanka, composer-in-residence||April 22-26, 2013||Multiple Venues||more info|
Constitution Day Speaker: Hanes Walton, Jr., Research Professor, Center for Political Studies, University of Michigan
Professor Walton's principal areas of interest are African American Politics, presidential elections, and public policy. His current book explores and analyzes the manner in which the political context variable impacts and influences the political behavior of the African American community. His many other publications include "Dead Certain: The Election of Barack Obama and its Implications for Racial Politics," and "The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy". In 2007, he was awarded Best Article Award for "One of Our Own: Black Female Candidates and the Voters Who Support Them” by the American Journal of Political Science.
Vladimir Gorbach, classical guitarist
With generous funding support from The College of Fine Arts, The ASU Department of Music, the ASU Guitar Guild, and The ASU Student Government Association.
“Wonderfully clean technique -- reminds me of how Horowitz played the piano. What a gift to the world of music!” – Thomas Heck
The remarkably gifted classical guitarist Vladimir Gorbach has captivated audiences across Europe, Australia, the United States and his native Russia. He has won ten first place prizes in international competitions including the 2011 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition. His GFA Winners Tour has included performances in America, Canada, Mexico, South America, and China. The performance will include works by Giuliani, Scarlatti, Piazzolla, and Asencio.
Randy Pierce, Mississippi Supreme Court Justice/author
Randy Pierce is an Associate Justice on the Mississippi Supreme Court. He presently co-chairs the Commission on Children’s Justice and serves on the Supreme Court Rules Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure and the Supreme Court Rules Committee on Criminal Practice and Procedure. As a former State Representative he served as Chairman of the House Education Committee and Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Education. In his spare time, Randy follows his passion for the arts by writing. His first novel, “Pain Unforgiven,” was released in May 2011.
Randy Pierce : On-Campus Itinerary
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
6:00 ASU Moot Court Team Oral Argument Presentation. Delta Center Room 203
7:00 Lecture Concert Series Presentation in Delta Center Room 103
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
10:00 am Presentation to P. Robertson's Business Law Class [College of Business Room 328]
11:00 am Presentation to P. Robertson's Business Law Class [College of Business Room 328]
12:00 noon Presentation to Phi Beta Lambda meeting in Delta Center Room 103
2:00 Presentation to Professor Saunders Constitutional History Class [Wilson Room 218]
American String Quartet
“From this combination of individual brilliance and ensemble perfection emerges one of the best quartets of our time.” - Darmstädter Echo
Celebrating their 37th concert season, the American String Quartet is internationally recognized as one of the world’s foremost quartets. Critically acclaimed for its presentations of the complete quartets of Beethoven, Schubert, Schoenberg, Bartok and Mozart, the American also champions contemporary music, commissioning and premiering works by many distinguished composers. Don’t miss what will surely be one the absolute finest concerts held on our ASU campus.
Quartet in G Major, Op. 54, No.1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 51 by Antonín Dvořák
Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
James Greeson, Film Documentary on the life and music of Arkansas-born composer Conlon Nancarrow
“His music is so utterly original, enjoyable, perfectly constructed, but at the same time emotional...for me it's the best music of any composer living today.” – Gyorgy Ligeti
Conlon Nancarrow’s imaginative works for the player piano are some of the most innovative and rhythmically complex compositions of the twentieth century. In 1983, James Greeson interviewed Nancarrow in Mexico and in recent years travelled to Europe collecting filmed interviews with important people that shaped Nancarrow’s life. Including video performances of some of Nancarrow's amazing player piano works, this film documentary appears in time for the centennial of Nancarrow's birth.
Greenfield Lecture: Kenneth S. Greenberg, "The Nat Turner Slave Rebellion in History and Film."
Kenneth S. Greenberg is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Distinguished Professor of History at Suffolk University. He is the author of a number of books about American slavery including Honor and Slavery: Lies, Duels, Noses, Masks, Dressing as a Woman, Gifts, Strangers, Humanitarianism, Death, Slave Rebellions, the Proslavery Argument, Baseball, Hunting, and Gambling in the Old South; Nat Turner: A Slave Rebellion in History and Memory; The Confessions of Nat Turner; and Masters and Statesmen: The Political Culture of American Slavery. He is also co-producer and co-writer of the film, Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property, nationally screened on PBS.
The Merling Trio
“I was enraptured... beautiful moment after beautiful moment!” - Justine Estes, Black Hills Chamber Music Society
The Merling Trio is recognized as one of today’s premier ensembles. A truly international trio, it brings together musicians from Polish, Japanese, and Dutch backgrounds. The Merling Trio has been hailed as a brilliantly distinguished group endowed with remarkable gifts of communication, magnificent precision, and an impeccable blend of sound. The Merling Trio has released a number of critically acclaimed recordings including their most recent recording, postcards in e, which features works of Shostakovich and Dvorak.
Yoko Hiraoka, a concert of traditional Japanese biwa music
"A hauntingly beautiful performance... It was a magical evening!" - Marty Regan, Texas A&M Professor or Music
A native of Kyoto, Japan, Yoko Hiraoka is a senior master performer of Biwa, Koto, Shamisen and Jiuta voice. She studied classical and modern koto and shamisen music from an early age in Japan and has performed for nearly thirty years in Japan and in universities across America. Hiraoka will perform on the biwa and illustrate the rich biwa storytelling tradition by performing works based on stories from the epic Japanese masterpiece, The Tale of Heike.
Mark Moore, tubist
Mark Moore is the Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Illinois and a world-class tubist. Mr. Moore is a member of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and the Champaign-Urbana Symphony, as well as a founding member of Sonus Brass. Moore has performed across the United States and on tours to the Far East and South America.
Victor Goines, jazz saxophone
“Laconic yet agile, serious yet playful, studied and still hip, he creates straight-ahead jazz that neither kowtows to fads nor buckles under the weight of tradition.” -Times-Picayune
Saxophonist Victor Goines is a member of Wynton Marsalis’ Lincoln Center Jazz Band and has over twenty-one recordings with the group including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Blood on the Fields. Goines is an accomplished arranger and composer of big band literature as well as a world famous and sought after soloist. In November 2007 he was named director of jazz studies and professor of music at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Prior to that appointment he was the artistic director of the jazz program at the Juilliard School for seven years, and a faculty member in jazz clarinet and saxophone. Goines will perform with the Arkansas State University Jazz Band in a concert you surely will not want to miss!
Bruce Jackson, American folklorist, documentary filmmaker, writer and photographer.
Bruce Jackson is the James Agee Professor of American Culture at the University of Buffalo. Jackson has edited or authored twenty-five books and his articles have appeared in numerous magazines including Harper's, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and The Nation. He has also directed and produced five documentary films. From 1986-1990 Jackson was editor of the Journal of American Folklore. Since 2002, he has been editor and publisher of the political web journal Buffalo Report.
Julia Butterfly Hill, American activist and environmentalist.
For 738 days, former Jonesboro resident Julia Butterfly Hill lived in the canopy of a 1500-year-old California Redwood tree, known as Luna, to help make the world aware of the plight of ancient forests. Her courageous act of civil disobedience gained international attention for the redwoods as well as other environmental and social justice issues. She was subsequently honored as one of Good Housekeeping's "Most Admired Women of 1998", one of George magazine's "20 Most Interesting Women in Politics” and one of People magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of the Year.” Her book The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods chronicles the over two years living in Luna and is currently being developed as a dramatic feature film.
David Maslanka, composer-in-residence
Mr. Maslanka has a lyrical gift, an ear for the felicitous combination of sonorities, an ability to incorporate technical innovations into the musical line without contrivance, and an abundant sense of humor. – New York Times
David Maslanka is one of the most prominent and respected composers of contemporary wind band music. His forty-plus works for winds instruments have been performed extensively in the United States and throughout the world. Maslanka attended the Oberlin College Conservatory where he studied composition with Joseph Wood. He spent a year at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and did masters and doctoral study in composition at Michigan State University where his principal teacher was H. Owen Reed. The itinerary for this week-long residence will be posted on the Lecture-Concert website.
Concerts Offered During the Residency
April 22, 7:30 PM Attend ASU Choir Concert featuring a performance of The Hungry Heart (Fowler Center)
April 23, 7:30 PM Music of David Maslanka – Concert #1: Chamber Music (Fowler Center)
April 24, 11:00-11:50 AM Music of David Maslanka – Concert #2: Student Recital of Chamber Music
April 24, 7:30 PM Music of David Maslanka – Concert #3: "Side by Side by Side" Concert with the Salem and
Nettleton High School Bands and the ASU Wind Ensemble (Fowler Center)
April 25, 7:30 PM Music of David Maslanka – Concert #4: ASU Wind Ensemble (Fowler Center)
Complete Residency Itinerary
Sunday, April 21
7:00-9:00 PM Chamber Music Rehearsal of the following works: (Recital Hall)
• Piano Song for Piano
• Music for Dr. Who for Bassoon and Piano
• Images From 'The Old Gringo' (Carlos Fuentes): Eleven Little Pieces for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
Monday, April 22
10:00-11:00 AM Rehearsal with ASU Concert Choir of The Hungry Heart (Choir Room)
11:00-12:00 PM Chamber Music Rehearsal of Song Book for Alto Saxophone and Marimba, Mvts. 1 and 2 (Recital Hall)
12:00-12:50 PM Rehearsal with ASU Percussion Ensemble on Crown of Thorns (Band Room)
2:00-3:00 PM Rehearsal with ASU Chambers Singers on The One and Only Book of Madrigals (Fowler Center)
4:00-5:30 PM Rehearsal with Salem High School Band on Procession of the Academics (Nettleton High School)
7:30 PM Attend ASU Choir Concert featuring a performance of The Hungry Heart (Fowler Center)
Tuesday, April 23
10:00-11:30 AM Meeting with Cheri Avery, Graduate Conducting Student
12:30-1:50 PM Rehearsal with the ASU Wind Ensemble (Fowler Center)
2:00-3:00 PM Rehearsal with the 3 Marimba Soloists on My Lady White (Fowler Center)
3:00-4:00 PM Rehearsal with Woodwind Quintet on Quintet for Winds No. 3, Mvt. 2. (Recital Hall)
7:30 PM Music of David Maslanka – Concert #1: Chamber Music (Fowler Center)
Wednesday, April 24
9:00-9:50 AM Combined Theory III Class Presentation (Fine Arts Room 118)
10:00-11:30 AM Composition Masterclass (Fine Arts Room 118)
12:00-12:50 PM Rehearsal with the ASU Wind Ensemble (Fowler Center)
1:00-2:00 PM Rehearsal with Saxophone Quartet on Recitation Book for Saxophone Quartet, Mvt. 5 (Recital Hall)
2:35-4:00 PM Rehearsal with Nettleton High School Band on Heart Songs, Mvt. I Quiet Song (Nettleton High School)
6:30-9:00 PM Rehearsal with the ASU Wind Ensemble (Fowler Center)
Thursday, April 25
9:30-10:30 AM Meeting with ASU Student Composer Devondre Hince (Room 207)
11:00-11:50 AM Music of David Maslanka – Concert #2: Student Recital of Chamber Music
12:30-1:50 PM Rehearsal with the ASU Wind Ensemble (Fowler Center) Friday, April 26
12:00-12:50 PM Rehearsal with the ASU Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir on Liberation (Fowler Center)